Border Tour

duration: 08 nights / 09 days

season: june – october

destinations: leh: 5 nights / Turtuk 1 night / pangong lake: 1 night / nubra: 1 night

excursions: leh market, shanti stupa, phyang gompa, likir, basgo, pangong lake, thiksey, shey, khardung-la-pass, nubra and turtuk

 

day 01: arrive leh

welcome arrival at leh airport and transfer to hotel. complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize. evening visit leh market & shanti stupa. overnight at hotel in leh.

 

day 02: leh – excursion to monasteries

post breakfast we proceed for the indus valley monastery tour including shey, the ancient capital of ladakh, thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and stok palace the present residence of the royal family. enjoy packed lunch at sindhu ghat. overnight at hotel in leh.

 

day 03: leh to pangong lake (145 kms / 5 hrs)

after an early breakfast we leave for pangong lake through the changla pass at 5486 mtrs. pangong lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m) is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km in length. it is bisected by the international border between india and china. enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the lake. one rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. evening at leisure and overnight stay at the camp near lake

 

day 04: pangong lake to leh (145 kms / 5 hrs)

morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village & shey, the ancient capital of ladakh. drive further to reach leh. overnight at hotel in leh.

 

day 05: leh – full day excursion

post breakfast we drive on the Srinagar highway and start our day by visiting the hall of fame – museum constructed by the indian army, gurudwara patthar sahib nestled deep in the himalayas, which was built by the lamas of leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of guru nanak dev. further we experience the magnetic hill which defies the law of gravity. we stop at the confluence of the indus and zanskar rivers and later visit basgo – ladakhi citadel. we drive back to the hotel in leh.

 

day 06: leh to nubra valley (120 kms / 5 hrs)

after an early breakfast we drive to nubra valley crossing khardung-la-pass – the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 ft.

 

nubra valley is popularly known as ldorma or the valley of flowers. it is situated to the north of ladakh between the karakoram and ladakh ranges of the himalayas. check in at the resort and later visit the diskit monastery and the sand dunes to enjoy a camel safari (optional). overnight at campsite

 

day 07: nubra to turtuk (80 kms / 3 hrs)

Today we start our journey to the last Indian village on India – Pakistan border – Turtuk. Turtuk was captured by Indian army in the 1971 war from Pakistan. This village has a similar culture and language to Ladakhi. The religion of Turtuk is mostly Nurbakshi Muslim; some villages are Shia. Arrive trutuk by afternoon. Evening free to roam around. Overnight at campstie.

 

day 08: turtuk – leh (200 kms / 7 hrs)

after your breakfast at the camp, we drive to leh over khardung la. afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market. overnight at hotel in leh

 

day 09: depart leh

tour concludes. ladakhsafari thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to the domestic airport.

Destination Standard Deluxe
Leh Hill Town, Tsomoriri, Ladakh Continental or Similar Lharimo, Namgyal Palace, Kaal or Similar
Nubra Valley Nubra Sarai, Sand Dune Camp or Similar Nubra Sarai, Sand Dune Camp or Similar
Turtuk Turtuk Holiday camp or Similar Turtuk Holiday camp or Similar

Incase of non availability, similar properties will be given

Package includes

• assistance upon arrival at leh airport

• tea / coffee on arrival

• accommodation on twin sharing basis

• all meals (bed tea, breakfast, hot / pack lunch, evening tea & dinner)

• return airport transfers and sightseeing tours by non-ac vehicle

• inner line permit to restricted / protected areas

• monument & museum entrance fees

• currently applicable taxes and service charges

 

Package does not include

• airfare to and from leh.

• any kind of personal expenses or optional tours / extra meals ordered

• tips, insurance, laundry, phone calls

• the services of vehicle on leisure days & optional tours will be extra

• any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, aerated)

• guide fee, camera fee

• anything not specifically mentioned under the head “package includes”.

 

PLEASE NOTE

• any future tax levies will be charged extra

• Vehicle provided will be as per the itinerary and not at disposal

• If a vehicle is used for shopping, visiting markets and restaurants then there will be extra charges

• Buffet meals will be provided at the hotels

• Hotels / Camps provide hot water from 6-8 AM and 6-8 PM only

• Leh and remote areas have regular power outages. Don’t expect 24hrs electricity

• Hotels normally shut the main gates at 11 PM

• Any modifications and extras will be charged in cash at our Leh office

1. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond our control.

2. The itinerary can be altered at any point of time due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond our control.

*Optional Activities:

• River rafting @ Rs. 1500/- per person from June – September

• Camel Rides @ Rs. 500/- per person in Hunder Nubra for 01 hr

• Cultural Show @ Rs. 7500/- per troupe for 1 hr

• Professional Tourist Guide Rs. 1500/- Per Day

 

PACKAGE TERMS & CONDITIONS

• prices valid from 01st April 2012 to 31st March 2013

• prices valid for minimum 02, 04 & 06 pax traveling together in one vehicle, and above 06 pax based on Maxi Cab (10-12 Seater)

• 100% advance to be deposited at the time of booking

• check-in / check-out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (noon)

• all the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing

• child cost is on apai basis sharing room with parents

• any payment in leh office should be cash only

• during off season pangong lake journey will be done in one-day excursion

• the above rates are applicable strictly for resident indian citizens only

• No Refund on any unused services

CANCELLATION POLICY

• 10% before 30 days from date of departure

• 25% before 15 days from dated of departure

• 50% before 7 days from date of departures

• 100% within 7 days from date of departure

Highest Motorable road 3Nts/ 4 Days

Lake and Highest Motorable road 4Nts/ 5 Days