Explore Ladakh (LL/GR/01)

07 Nights / 08 Days

Explore Ladakh (LL/GR/01)

07 Nights / 08 Days

Day 01

Mumbai- Srinagar :                                               

Tour participants are requested to report Vigneshwar holiday’s tour Manager at Srinagar Airport.  Pick from the airport then transfer to house boat , after lunch proceed to local sightseeing visiting enjoy shikara ride at Dal lake.Enjoy overnight stay in Deluxe House boat at Srinagar.

Day 02

Srinagar / Kargil 204 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs :                         

Morning After breakfast leave for Kargil, enroute visiting Sonamarg valley, lunch at Sonmarg  Proceed to kargil enroute visit Zodjila pass, Drass Village (2nd Coldest Inhabitant place in the World) for War memorial hall & Museum, reach Kargil by evening. Overnight stay at Kargil.(B,L,D)

Day 03

Kargil / Lamayuru / Leh 230 Kms/ 6-7 Hrs :                                                                          

Morning after Breakfast leave for Leh, enroute visit Lamayuru monastery (time permitting) on arrival check inn at the hotel. Rest of the day for acclimatization of climate ,  evening  at Leisure . Overnight stay at Leh. (B,L,D)

Day 04

Leh 104 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs :                                                 

Morning after breakfast proceed to full day excursion tour of Thiksey Monastery  it is a better to visit early morning to see sunrise and praying ceremony also visit Hemis monastery which is one of the biggest in the region. While returning to Leh visit Shey palace. Packed lunch will be provided on the tour. Evening back to the hotel leh. Overnight stay at  Leh.(B,L,D)

Day 05

Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh 140 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs :                                                

Leave early morning 5am proceed to excursion tour of Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the village below the pass. Halt for picnic lunch, Later free time at Leisure and enjoy the famous blue brackish lake of pangong. Return back to leh.Overnight stay at Leh.(B,L,D)

Day 06

Leh – Nubra Valley 120 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs :                                                                                   

After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) enjoy packed lunch, then visit  Diskit & walk around the town of diskit. On arrival check in at the tents.  Overnight stay at  Nubra Valley.(B,L,D)

Day 07

Nubra Valley / Leh 120 KMs/ 4-5 Hrs :                                                                                                     

After breakfast visit panamik village where hot sulphur springs are found. After lunch drive back to leh. Evening visit local Leh market and day free to explore the city on your own  Overnight stay at  Leh.(B,L,D)

Day 08

LEH – MUMBAI                                                                                                    

Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to your destination. Tour Ends with Happy memories. (B)

Deluxe Houseboat

Hotels Details

Destination  Hotel Name
01 Night Srinagar  Hotel Karnai Deluxe Houseboat
01 Night Kargil Hotel Zojila Residency
03 Nights Leh Hotel Singge Palace
01 Night Nubra Nubra Valley

Tour Cost

Description Cost P.P
Per Person (Triple Sharing with extra mattress) Rs. 34,499/-
Extra  Person (Same  Room Sharing ) Rs .32,499/-
Single Occupancy Rs. 45,999/-
Child (5-11 Years) (in same room with mattress) Rs. 25,999/-
Child (2 – 4 Years )(Required seat in Bus ) Rs. 15,999/-
Child (5-11 Years) (in same room without mattress) Rs. 20,999/-

Departure Date

JUNE 2019 :  01 ,08

 

Package Cost Inclusions :-

    • Greet and Assistance on Arrival.
    • Transfer & sightseeing as per the itinerary
    •  One Caring Tour Manger
    • Hotel Accommodation on Double / Twin sharing basis.
    • Meals as Per Plan.
    • English Speaking Guide Through Out the Journey.​
    • ​Well Maintained Vehicles​ with Very Good Knowledgeable driver​
    • ​Vehicles are not to be at disposal and are available as per itinerary only (point to point basis).

     

Package Cost Exclusions :-

    • Air / Train Fare
    • GST 5%
    • Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Sightseeing entrance fees.
    • Cost for Insurance Premiums, Rafting Charges.
    • Cost for service provided on a personal request.
    • Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
    • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.
    • Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly

Important note; – As all the participants are aware the terrain and the unpredictable climate as   leh and ladakh  regions are in mountainous terrain , accident or major illness may hamper our tour programmes. There are frequent changes and cancellations in the airline timings . Vigneshwar holidays is not liable for any changes or cancellation in airline. If any participant is unable to complete the tour due to some injury or sickness he has to return on his own cost and company will not refund any amount for remaining sightseeing and stay

 

Weather report for Leh & Ladakh 

 

May, June, July and August:

This is when Ladakh receives the bulk of its tourists annually. Most highways open up the last week of April or the first week of May. May is when the action starts. The weather clears up and one can enjoy their Ladakh sojourn “sunny side up”. Temperatures are a pleasant 16°C during the day and a barely manageable 3°C in the night. The breeze still carries the winter chill and one may feel the bite if sitting in shade for too long. June is when the mercury really kicks up and temperatures soar up to 21°C (day). You still can’t do without a blanket at night when it’s 7°C. This is when tourism is at its peak and Ladakh is buzzing with visitors, most on month long treks and pan-Ladakh expeditions. This is also when most events and local festivals happen to be celebrated. The days are blessed with plenty of sun, sometimes a little too harsh. Direct exposure to sunlight for long can leave you sunburnt and tanned, and not in a good way. July is arguably the warmest month of the year. The day and night temperatures are 25°C and 10°C respectively. This is when Ladakh receives the odd raid, otherwise, the weather remains pleasant and inviting all through the month. August is when it starts to get chilly once again and the extra quilts have to be pulled out. If you happen to be traveling during August, make sure you’re packing a lot of extra woolens. The breeze is a lot gustier and carries a lot of bite.

 

TRAVEL TIPS FOR LEH

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON LEH

All visitors must ensure that they are physically fit. People with heart and lung related problems must consult a physician. Acclimatisation is a must. Therefore, it is advisable to take it easy in the beginning. Travelers are likely to experience some breathlessness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite. The Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital in Leh has an extremely qualified team of dedicated doctors familiar in dealing with high altitude sickness and other medical problems. Diamox has been used to help in acclimatisation but it is advisable to consult your physician. The best is to take plenty of water. Clients are advised to bring their own personal medicines. One should carry regular medicine for Diarrhoea, Gastric, Acidity, Headaches, Fever, Cough, Cold, Congestion.

The guests are request to carry oxygen spray bottles with them in case of emergency which are easily available at medical stores

It is an absolute must to carry skin creams, lotions and chapsticks. One should also carry Sun Glasses, hats, Scarfs, thick cotton trousers / jeans for day use, wollen sweaters/ jackets, sports shoes, sandals with straps for rafting and evening wear and gloves. Films and batteries for cameras should be carried in quantity, because re-supply is not assured. A powerful flashlight is a must for those interested in studying monasteries, as the interiors are dimly lit. Photography of bridges, airfields and military installations is strictly prohibited.

 

HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

The main centre for health care in Leh is the SNM Hospital, which is well equipped and staffed by specialists to handle all problems. Elsewhere in the region, there are sub-district hospitals at block headquarters and medical dispensaries in major villages, which are staffed by qualified doctors.

In case of any medical emergency the Tour Escort will offer every possible assistance to the clients.

The main centre for health care in Leh is the SNM Hospital, which is well equipped and staffed by specialists to handle all problems. Elsewhere in the region, there are sub-district hospitals at block headquarters and medical dispensaries in major villages, which are staffed by qualified doctors.

In case of any medical emergency the hotel will offer every possible assistance to the clients.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST – LEH LADAKH

NUBRA VALLEY

In the days of yore, the fertile Valley of Nubra formed a part of the overland route between Tibet and Turkestan. Once dotted with garlands of camel and yak caravans, this Silk Route glen is also known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ of Ladakh, and is amongst the greenest valleys in the region, ideal for your holiday break.

The romance of the Silk Route still hangs in the air as you cross the formidable Khardung La (pass)- the highest ‘motorable’ pass on the planet that connects Leh to the Nubra Valley. The road from Leh rises steeply to meet Khardung La and then dramatically plunges into a whirlpool of bends and turns to gradually unfold itself along the rushing Shyok and the Nubra Rivers.

The Scenic Splendor: One can understand why anyone would envy this flowering glen. During early summer, Nubra is clad in endless bushes of yellow and pink wild roses, and once the valley is through with the season of roses around August, a carpet of wild lavender lies gently on it.

Nubra is also a relatively warmer valley in Ladakh, and the comparatively benign climate helps yield better crops and fruits, making Nubra the Ldumra or orchard of Ladakh.

HOT WATER SULPHUR SPRINGS

The waters of the hot sulphur springs at the village of Panamik, the last destination travellers are permitted to travel to in Nubra, are believed to have certain medicinal qualities that cure a number of ailments.

If you are in the mood for yet another monastery, you can walk to the Ensa Gompa that is over 250 years old.

Try living in the campsite for a day or two if you can afford it. Nights at the campsite are especially fascinating – the sky is studded with stars that seem oversized due to the altitude, and the countless shooting stars seem to fall slower than usual, leaving behind a long shimmering trail. Add to this the sound of the gurgling river as you drift slowly into a restful sleep.

 PANGONG LAKE

Pangong is 40 miles in length and nearly 2-4 miles in width at a height of 4267m above the sea level What strikes the eye in coming first in view of this lake is the lovely colour of its water, espacially towards evening, which is of the richest deep blue, over the whole expanse, at morning time, it is of a lighter a very brilliant colour. The water of the Lake is not that salty as sea water.

A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point and over 130 km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. Spangmik, the farthest point ot which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range ot the north, their reflections shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake’s brackish waters. Above Spangmik are the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.

Spangmik and a scattering of other tiny villages along the lake’s southern shore are the summer homes of a scanty population of Chang-pa, the nomadic herdspeople of Tibet and south-east Ladakh. The Pangong Chang-pa cultivate spares crops of barely and peas in summer. It is in winter that they unfold their tents (rebo) and take their flocks of sheep and pashmina goats out to the distant pastures. Pangong Tso trip can be organised in two days and overnight stay at Tangtse.Travellers are not allowed to pitch their tents near the Lake and only allowed to go upto Spangmik due to security reason. As 75% of the Lake is in China and only 25% is in India.The landscape on the way to Pangong is spectacular.

THIKSEY MONASTERY

Situated at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level, the monastery of Tiksey is situated about 20 km far from the town of Leh and ranks among the most important monasteries in Ladakh. It is the seat of Tiksey Rinpoche, the main leader of the Gelug School in Ladakh and is the main and leading monastery for more than ten other famous Ladakhi monasteries such as Diskit, Spituk, Likir, and Stok. It is believed that in the early 15th century, Tsongkhapa, the founder of the reformed Gelug School, sent six of his disciples to remote regions of Tibet to spread the teachings of the new school. One of these six was known as Sherab Sangpo.

He went to Ladakh and was the founder of a small monastery at the end of a valley in the village called Stagmo. Palden Sangpo, Sherab’s disciple carried on with the work of his teacher and he was the one who founded the Thiksey monastery a few miles away from Stagmo near the River Indus on a sacred hill above a village of the same name.

Housing one of the largest Buddhist statues, the 15 metre tall Champa, the Buddha of Future and located strategically, today, Thiksey is one of the most frequently visited and most photogenic monasteries in Ladakh. About a hundred monks live here. Ngawang Champa Tenzin, born in 1943, places a great emphasis on preservation of the traditional ways of running the monastery and continues to teach both monks and lay villagers. A former member of Indian Parliament, he has helped greatly towards establishing the village school called Lamsang, which is one of the prestigious Ladakhi Lamdon schools.

Thiksey is one of the finest examples of Ladakhi architecture. This Gompa is situated on the top of the hill and forms part of Gelukpa order. The 12-storey monastery complex contains numerous stupas, statues, thankas, wall paintings, swords and a large pillar engraved with the Buddha’s teachings apart from the sacred shrines and other precious objects to be seen.

LEH CITY

Flying into Leh, the cold desert land, over the magnificent Himalayas is a beautiful and scary experience at once. Leh Palace illuminated by huge halogen lamps looks like a bewitching castle on a hilltop set ablaze in the dark nights of the Leh. Drive in the city is as exciting as the wonders it has in its lap with the long isolated winding road that opens up into a sheer expanse of arid flatness in burnt sienna. There is blinding sun at the top and perhaps at the first impression, a visitor is not likely to appreciate the blessings of the land fully.

Bon and Buddhism rule the lifestyle and culture of the people here. The Chortens (Stupas) and enchanting Gompas (Monasteries) adorn the city with their presence. The landscape is breathtakingly beautiful and there is an ominous beauty in the stark surroundings of Ladakh. The Hinayana Buddhist way of life lends a benevolent spirit to the very air of the region.

Climate

The days are dry and warm with cool winds blowing. The highest temperature is 25°C in summers and 10°C in winters while the nights are cool with temperatures ranging between 14°C and 8°C. There is heavy rainfall in winters. Recently, there has been increasing incidents of sporadic rainfall throughout the year.

Terms & Conditions:

  • At the time of the booking every person will have to pay 50% amount in advance, and the remaining payment should be made 20 days before the departure date of the tour, And if the booking is made 20 days before tour departure full payment shall be made in
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque or demand draft, Drawn / Payable in Mumbai an account of “VIGNESHWAR “
  • Air Tickets Issued for this tour are Non Refundable .
  • Sightseeing and Traveling by 2×2 Luxury Coach (in case there are less tourists, then the sightseeing and traveling can be arranged by Sumo, Tempo Traveler, Minibus) hotel stay on twin sharing basis or family basis, meal (breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Seating arrangement in Bus / Coach are allocation rotation daily
  • Travel arrangement to and from the airport to hotel is at customers own cost for other than certain destinations specially mentioned in our
  • There are preset menus for meal provided on tour. In Train /Air we do not provide the f We however reserve the right to change the meal arrangements if circumstances make it necessary for us to do so. In the event of the tour participant missing any meal due to any reason, then no claim can be made for the meal he has missed and not utilized.
  • The company reserves the right to alter, postpone or cancel any of the tour advertised in the brochure, without assigning any reason. whatsoever. Under circumstances of cancellation of any tour by the company, money paid by the tour participant will be fully refunded, but no compensation is payable.
  • The organizer or tour manager has sole authority to make changes in the progr
  • In most Hotels extra Bed provided constitutes the mattress with bed sheet, blanket and pillow.
  • If the tour participant misbehaves in a manner causing inconvenience or annoyance to other tour participants or causes damage to the property of the company he / she will be asked to leave the tour immediately and the tour escorts have been authorized to do so. There will not be any compensation whatsoever in such
  • Cancellation Policy:-
    * 60 days before the tour departure 15% deduction from the tour cost.
    * 59 to 51 days before the tour departure 30% deduction from the tour cost.
    * 50 to 31 days before the tour departure 40% deduction from the tour cost.
    * 30 to 11 days before the tour departure 50% deduction from the tour cost.
    * 10 days before the tour departure no refund
  • 10 days before the tour departure no refund
  • The tour organization in no circumstanced be liable for:-
  • Company reserves the right to publish the passengers photograph or group photograph without intimation or permission of the same passenger or group.
  • There can be in increase in the tour cost in case of hike in diesel or petrol
  • The passenger is liable to pay the service tax 09% on the tour cost.
  • Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Mumbai Jurisdiction
  • It is understood that tour participants traveling with Vigneshwar Holidays have read and accepted the above terms.

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