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Road to Shambhala - Ladakh
 

Road to Shambhala - Ladakh   

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Chandigarh Leh 01-Aug-2016 31-Dec-2016 9 Nights /
10 Days
Rs. 57,999.00
Highlights of the tour


Ladakh; the land of high passes is situated in Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh range has the average height of 5,000 to 6,000 m. Ladakh has fascinating blend of pristine lakes, gorgeous hills and valleys and divine Buddhist monasteries.

 
Day 01: Arrive Chandigarh (or Ambala) / Manali (300 km / 9 hrs)
 

Upon arrival at Amabala or Chandigarh Railway Station / Airport you will be met by our driver and drive to Manali. On arrival we check-in at our pre-arranged hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Manali
 

Post breakfast, half day tour visiting Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery (closed on Mondays) and few old temples in Naggar village. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Evening free to explore Manali market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Manali to Sarchu (222 km)
 

Today we start our journey to Leh stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890 m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check-in at our tented campsite for overnight stay.

Day 04: Sarchu to Leh (255 km)
 

Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 km), Tanglang La Pass 17,585 ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh you will be met by our representative and check-in at our hotel.

Day 05: Leh - Nubra Valley via Khardung La 18,390 ft (120 km / 4 - 5 hrs)
 

Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road in The World) at 5,602 mtrs / 18,390 ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 ft above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra we check-in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight stay at the Camp or hotel.

Day 06: Nubra Valley - Leh (120 km / 4 - 5 hrs)
 

After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check-in to your hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.

Day 07: Leh to Pangong Lake (140 km / 4 - 5 hrs - One way)
 

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 km driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 km wide and over 133 km long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check-in at our Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & overnight at the Camp.

Day 08: Pangong Lake to Leh (140 km / 6 hrs)
 

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check-in at our hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09: Leh - Excursion to Sham Valley
 

After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh - Kargil Highway and start our sightseeing with Hall of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh is worth a visit for every Indian and proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas. A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence of The Indus and Zanskar River. After visiting above places we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Spituk Monastery, built in 15th century during the reign of Grags 'bum-lde, these new Gelug-pa monastery was built like fortress on the summit of crags. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 10: Depart Leh
 

Tour concludes. Arzoo.com India Pvt. Ltd. thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

Type of Hotels

Destination

No. of Nights

Standard Hotels

Deluxe Hotels

Super Deluxe Hotels

Luxury Hotels

Manali

02

Rishi Palace / Hotel Jupiter / Similar

Sarthak Resorts / Similar

Manali Heights / Orchard Green / Similar

Manali Inn / River Cresent / Similar

Sarchu

01

Mulkila Camp / Similar

Goldrop Camp Adventure Camp / Similar

Goldrop Camp Adventure Camp / Similar

Goldrop Camp Adventure Camp / Similar

Leh

04

Noble House / Grand Willow / Hill Town / Similar

Mahey Retreat / Kaal / Imperial Ladakh / Similar

Spic N Span / Sinnge Palace / Similar

Grand Himalaya / Ladakh Residency / Similar

Nubra

01

Olgok Guest House / Olathang / Similar

Nubra EthnicCamp / Chunka Deluxe Camp / Similar

Mystic Meadows Camp / Nubra EthnicCamp / Chunka Deluxe Camp / Similar

Karma Inn / Nubra Organic Retreat / Hunder Resort / Similar

Pangong

01

Pangong Delight Camp / Himalayan Retreat Camp / Similar

Pangong Delight Camp / Himalayan Retreat Camp / Similar

Whispering Waves / Himalayan Retreat Camp / Pangong Delight Camp / Similar

Whispering Waves / Himalayan Retreat Camp / Pangong Delight Camp / Similar

Package Prices Per Person (for Indian Nationals)

No. of Pax

Standard Hotels

Deluxe Hotels

Super Deluxe Hotels

Luxury Hotels

02 Pax

Rs.57,999

Rs.62,999

Rs.66,099

Rs.70,499

04 Pax

Rs.38,999

Rs.43,299

Rs.46,299

Rs.50,699

06 Pax

Rs.32,699

Rs.36,699

Rs.39,799

Rs.44,299

Ex Adult / Child with Bed

Rs.16,699

Rs.19,299

Rs.21,699

Rs.25,499

Child No Bed

Rs.11,199

Rs.12,899

Rs.15,699

Rs.16,599

Important Notes

Terms and Conditions:

  • Check-in / Check-out time at all the properties would at 12:00 hrs (Noon).
  • Arzoo.com India Pvt. Ltd. will not bear any cost for flight cancelled or delayed due to Bad weather or any other reason given by the airline. Cost for accommodation and transport in such cases will have to be borne by passenger.
  • There would be no refund for the road blocks at Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake & Tsomoriri Lake due to natural calamity. The alternate accommodation Cost at Leh due to the same should be borne by the passenger directly.
  • No Refund or Compensation for any unused services or transport in any kind of circumstances.
  • No changes in the date of travel once booked.
  • Room allotment will be as per the availability at the time of check-in, floor or view preferences are not guaranteed.
  • Food menu as per availability of vegetables based on Buffet | Fixed menus.
  • Any dispute will be subject to Mumbai jurisdiction.
  • Child below 5 yrs of age will be complimentary.
  • Maximum 07 Pax can be accommodated in one vehicle (Scorpio or Similar).
  • Any addition in Tax or Fuel charge done by Airlines / Transport Company etc will be chargeable to group members.
  • The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only.

Important Notes:

  • Kindly note that names of hotels / Camps mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of accommodation not becoming available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement / reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.
  • We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost.
  • During the month of October to April most of the camps | guest houses | hotels won't be operational due to off season in various locations of Ladakh like Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake | Tsomoriri | Tsokar | Sham Valley | Kargil | Zanskar region etc. (So in that scenario best alternate accommodation will be provided with prior information to the guests at the time of booking).

What is included in this price?

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up from Chandigarh or Ambala.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Manali on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner.
  • 01 night accommodation in Sarchu on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary with All Meals.
  • 04 nights accommodation in Leh on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner.
  • 01 night accommodation in Nubra Valley on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary with All Meals.
  • 01 night accommodation in Pangong on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary with All Meals.
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non AC Vehicle (Scorpio | Tata Safari | Tavera | for Standard Category) & (Innova | Xylo for Delxe, Super Deluxe, Luxury & Premium) & (08 & Above Pax based on Maxi Cab or Tempo Traveler or Similar) as per the itinerary (Chandigarh Pick up till Leh Airport drop).
  • Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee for Tsomoriri Lake, Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake.

Cost Excludes:

  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Accommodation / Sightseeing of Manali.
  • Any other item not mentioned in "Cost Includes".
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
  • The Services of vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Shikara Ride, Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, liquor, boating & joy rides.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to an increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance.
  • Any changes you may choose to make during your tour.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Government Service Tax @ 4.50%

Terms & Conditions : (Show General Terms & Conditions)
  • Prices are based on a minimum of 2 adults traveling together.
  • Prices are based on Standard Rooms.
  • Surcharge is applicable for a passenger traveling alone.
  • 'Child Rate' applies to children, between the ages of 2 to 12 years.
  • Prices for Non Indian Nationals are available on request.
  • These rates are not applicable during any Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Trade-fairs and High Season.
  • All bookings and confirmations are subject to availability.
  • Amendment charges, cancellation charges will be applicable as per our terms & conditions.
  • Any increase in the hotel tariffs, fuel charges or taxes, which may come into effect prior to the departure, will lead to an increase in the tour price. Any difference in the price will be payable by the client.
  • There will be no refund on unused service.
  • The hotel names are given for guideline purpose. The confirmation could be in the same or an alternate hotel in a similar category, subject to availability.
  • Rates are subject to change, without prior notice.
  • All booking terms & conditions of Arzoo.com will apply.

 

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