Ladakh means the land of high passes. It is the land of endless
discoveries and also known as the moon land. Due to its nearness and
resemblance to the Tibetan culture it is also called little Tibet.
Ladakh is gifted with high mountains, valleys, lakes, beautiful
ancient Buddhist monasteries on hill top. In this Ladakh Short tour
you will visit the various monasteries of Leh, pass through the
KhardungLa Pass and also visit the Pangong Lake.
Day 1: New Delhi
Today arrival in New
The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for
travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi - Leh (by air) : Excursion
In the morning a short flight brings us to Leh,
the capital of Ladakh.
Due to its altitude (3500 m.) Ladakh is also known as the roof of
the world. Leh was an important place in the historical times on the
silk road to central Asia. After lunch we start our day by visiting
the monastery Spituk. Spituk monastery of 15th century is around 8
km from Leh and is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Indus.
Spituk valley has an enormous statue of Kali whose face is unveiled
once a year during the Spituk festival. This monastery also contains
an ancient collection of masks. 135 yellow capped monks resides in
this monastery. After the visit of Spituk we shall proceed to the
Gompa Phyang which is a traditional monastery setting for a
spectacular religious festival with masked dancing. There are 50 red
capped monks residing here. In the evening you will be visiting Leh
Day 3: Leh Excursion (Thikse, Shey, Hemis)
Today we start our excursion by visiting the monastery of Thikse. Thikse is
one of the most imposing monastery in Ladakh. The monastery has 12
stories, 10 temples, a nunnery and 60 lamas in residence. It
contains numerous stupas, statues, tankhas, wall painting and a
large pillar engraved with the teaching of Buddha.
We can also see here a collection of Tibetan scripts. After the
visit of Thikse we visit the village of Shey on the eastern bank of
the Indus. Shey was the royal residence and was located at an
important vantage point in the Indus
It has a large victory Stupa which is topped with gold. After the
visit of the monastery of Shey we visit the monastery of Hemis. The
rich monastery of Hemis is the biggest in Ladakh and is perched on
top of a pleasant green hill surrounded by spectacular mountain
Day 4: Leh - KhardungLa Pass - Diskit (about
140 Kms / 6 hours)
After breakfast we will drive further to Diskit. Enroute we will
come across the
is the highest motor able road in the world located at 18832 feet
above sea level. In Khardungla pass the snow capped mountains and
the mountain views are amazing. After crossing the pass we will
reach Diskit. Being the main town of
it has a small market bustling with activity. In Diskit we visit the
Gompa, situated on a rocky spur above the village providing a
commanding view of the valley. We have an overnight stay in the
hotel in Diskit.
Day 5: Diskit - Panamic – Sumoor - Leh (about
170 Kms / 7-8 hours)
After having breakfast we leave for Sumoor. Enroute we stop at
Today, Panamic is a sleepy village, with its people quietly working
in their fields. There we will visit the thermal hot springs locally
reputed to have therapeutic qualities. We have an overnight stay at
Day 6: Leh - Pangong (about 160 Kms / 7 hours)
After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla
Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world) Arrival
at Camp, Hot Lunch will be served aat Camp, Later free time at
Leisure and enjoy the color changing lake and the sun set on the
banks of lake. O/N On the banks of Pangong Lake.
Pangong - Leh (about 160 Kms / 7 hours)
Early morning enjoy the picturesque view of Sun rise on lake. After
Breakfast drive back to Leh. The whole day is free to enjoy the
rafting at river Indus.
Day 8: Leh
Day at leisure, shopping, local market excursions.
Day 9: Leh - New Delhi (by air)
After having the breakfast we drive to the airport to board flight
for New Delhi.
of our Services)
Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of
money (subject to availability).
No. of Nights
by Peppermint / Similar ****
Hotel Nalanda /
Hotel Tsokar ***
Double Humped Camps / Karma Inn ***
Camp Martsmerik / Spangmik Camps ***
Inclusions in the given tour cost:
Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis with bath
and WC as in the above mentioned / similar hotels.
Breakfast and Dinner in the Hotel during the tour.
Toll Parking , DA.
Arrival / Departure Assistance.
Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air
Conditioned vehicle with driver.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry,
Telephone Bills and Alcoholic beverages.
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Any Flight Charges.
Additional Sightseeing or Extra usage of Vehicle other then
mentioned in the Itinerary.
Guide Charges & Entrances Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
Anything which is not included in the inclusions.
Package cost per person
on twin sharing basis in INR including Room, Breakfast, Transport
Vehicle to be used
Air Conditioned Toyota Innova
Scorpio / Xylo
Air Conditioned Tempo Traveler
Note: Above rates are valid from April 2014 till September 2014.
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