Leh Ladakh Offbeat Luxury Tour
A dream destination for any spirited traveler, Leh is a paradise in the lap of the Himalayas, and offers you the glorious landscapes full of mountains and valleys. The Ladakh region (meaning ‘Land of High Passes’) has also been described as 'The Mysterious Land of the Mystic Lamas' and 'The Broken Moonland', owing to its unique combination of unparalleled landscapes and soulful Tibetan culture.
Truly a dream destination for any spirited traveler, Leh is a paradise in the lap of the Himalayas, and offers you the glorious landscapes full of mountains and valleys. The Ladakh region (meaning ‘Land of High Passes’) has also been described as 'The Mysterious Land of the Mystic Lamas' and 'The Broken Moonland', owing to its unique combination of unparalleled landscapes and soulful Tibetan culture.
Travel Trikon brings you the adventure of a lifetime at Leh, Ladakh. Our carefully planned itinerary offers you the best experience possible – the joyous adventure of a road trip this September. This itinerary is unusual as compared to the other Leh Ladakh plans. We enter deep into the unexplored and quaint villages of Turtuk and see the not seen monasteries of Leh Ladakh. Also, covering Magnetic hill, Pathir Sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame the Siachen museum. Throughout the tour our local guide talks about all the destinations so that you don’t just see you also take home a piece of knowledge.
- Those flying into Leh, please ensure that your arrival time at Leh Airport is before 10 AM
- Those opting for flight/train out of Leh, please ensure that the departure time of your choice of mode of transport is post 12 PM.
Date : 21st September - 28th September 2019
Day 1: Arrival & Acclimatization 21st Sept 2019
Arrive at Leh. Due to sudden temperature and weather change, the body needs some time for Acclimatization. Spend the day in your hotel rooms admiring the mesmerizing views. We would stay in 3 star hotels with good amenities and modern facilities. In the evening you can go for a casual walk to the Leh market. Have dinner at the hotel and retire for the day.
Day 2: Leh Local Sightseeing Part 1 22nd Sept 2019
Today, you wake up to the beautiful view and get ready to explore a few local places. We take this day at ease, by just covering a few prominent places as we want you to take enough rest during the first few days. Our plan for today would be exploring Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Rancho’s School, Shey Palace, Leh palace and Shanti Stupa at the end. You can have lunch at local places that serve delicious food. Evening come back to hotel and rest for the day. Dinner and retire.
Day 3: Leh Local Sightseeing Part 2 23rd Sept 2019
The beautiful city of Leh is waiting to be explored more. Today, have a delicious breakfast at the hotel and post briefing leave for the local sightseeing. Explore one of the most prominent however often missed out monastery of Leh. Post which we visit the ever patriotic spot in Leh the Hall of Fame museum which has crucial information about the Siachen army and their battle hood. Have lunch at Leh and start with your remaining sightseeing places. We also cover the famous Pathir Sahib Gurudwara you can do some seva here and have Prasad too. Further explore Magnetic Hill and click those famous on road pictures here. Today we end the day earlier as we want you to grab some rest as from tomorrow your journey begins. If time permits you can explore the market on foot. Dinner and retire for the day.
Day 4: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La - 125 kms (4-5 hours) /Overnight stay in Nubra Valley 24th Sept 2019
We make our way across the Khardung La Pass, situated at 18,380ft, the world’s highest motorable road, to enter the mystic Nubra Valley. Sandwiched between the Karakoram Range to the north and Ladakh range to the south, lie the Shyok and Nubra Rivers. The villages of Nubra are scattered along these two valley-floors. Given the relatively low altitude, a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and grains are grown in this area. Post tea, we leave for the infamous dunes at Hunder, a rare cold desert at such altitude! Ride the unique double-humped Bactrian camels here, one of the two places in the entire world where they can be found! We play some games and relax as we witness another wonderful sunset amongst the vast expanse of the landscape there.
The day ends with an overnight tent stay under the magnificent night sky full of stars!
Day 5: Nubra Valley to Turtuk Day Visit (2-2.5 hours) 83 Kms 25th Sept 2019
Wake up at your swiss camps in Nubra valley and get ready as we today we wish to spend the day at the evergreen and most loved offbeat destination in Nubra the Turtuk village. It is the last village on India Pakistan border. India’s last major settlement, Turtuk, is predominantly Muslim but does have a couple of gompas overlooking the Shyok river as well. Turtuk, a beautiful gem, is the last northernmost village in India. You can thank us later for bringing you to this quaint green heaven which looks way to different from the deserted land of ladakh. It is a village where you can experience a totally different culture expressed in the way people look, behave, dress. Some of the villagers are descenders from central Asia which adds a further cultural mix to the place. Visit Turtuk Gompa and Balti museum to get some more feel of this village. Have lunch at a local place and come back to Nubra valley for spending the night under the stars. Have dinner, play some fun games and sleep tight.
Day 6: Nubra to Pangong Tso - 200kms (6-7 hours) / Overnight stay in Pangong Tso 26th Sept 2019
Today we wake up and get ready to visit the Diskit Monastery, which is 550 years old and the largest monastery in the Nubra Valley. The most fascinating highlight of any Leh trip, today we pay a visit to Pangong Lake, which is the largest brackish water lake in Asia. Two-thirds of the lake lies in China. On our way there, you may get a chance to witness cuteness overload in the form of an animal called Mormot, a rare species. Witness the changing colours of the Pangong Tso Lake and spend the night at the campsite for reviving yourself. Dinner and retire for the day.
Day 7: Pangong Tso to Leh – 150 kms (4-5 hours) / Overnight stay at Leh 15th Aug 2019 Thursday 27th Sept 2019
Good morning Trikoners! Wake up to this bluish beauty and leave for Leh. Have breakfast and start your journey towards Leh. To get there, we travel via Chang La, the third highest motorable road in the world, at 17,586 feet. We reach hotel at Leh and explore the local market for sightseeing. You can relax for the evening and play some fun games before ending the trip along with your fellow travelers.
Day 8: Departure Leh hotel to Airport 16 Aug 2019 Friday 28th Sept 2019
Wake up! Pack your bags and check out from the hotel to reach Airport. Reach Mumbai to ensure your trip concludes with happy memories only.
Things to Carry
- One valid Identity Proof, along with a Photocopy
- Water Bottles
- A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
- Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
- Woolen Gloves, woolen socks, Monkey Cap/Balaclava, Neck Scarf
- Thermal Inners
- Snow Jackets and Fleece Jackets
- Waterproof gloves and windcheater/poncho
- Personal clothing
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
- Headlamp / LED Torch
- Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
- Extra Polythene Bags (To segregate used/ unused garments, wet/ dry clothing)
- Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
- Mosquito repellent
- Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (Optional)
- Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
- Visit the famous Pangong Lake!
- Venture into the majestic Nubra Valley via Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world!
- Visit the cold desert of Hunder and enjoy the one-of-a-kind Camel Safari!
- A visit to the ancient Diskit, Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries
- Get set and experience the thrill of White Water River-Rafting in the Zanskar River!
- Turtuk: It is the last village on India Pakistan border. India’s last major settlement.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in triple sharing rooms and camps at all destinations as per the itinerary
- Breakfast & Dinner at all hotels and camps
- Comfortable Non-AC Force Traveller vehicle for all days, as per the itinerary
- Rafting - 14 Kms
- Airport pickup and drop service
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch on all days
- Train or Airfare till Leh & Return
- 5% GST
- Any miscellaneous expenditure incurred during the tour