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“Manali to Leh overland“
Day 01: Manali – Sarchu (222KM / 08 HRS aprox.)
Drive early morning from Manali to Sarchu over the Rohtang-la pass (13,398 ft). Reach Keylong (05 HRS.). Lunch at restaurant and continue driving towards Sarchu. Optional: To avoid early morning departure to meet time at Keylong for lunch we may depart at our own pace with packed lunch from the hotel. On arrival check-in Rashpian Adventure. Overnight at Rashpian Adventure Camp.
Day 02 : Sarchu – Leh. (3445 M) 251 Km / 8 – 9 Hrs Drive
Leave early morning and drive through Lachungla Pass 5065 Mtrs rugged in the middle of mountains. At lunch time we stop at Pang. From here there are chances to see tiny colonies of Marmots on the Morea plains a streatch of 45 Kms. Finally we reach the second highest road TANGLANGLA PASS 5350 Mtrs. Finally we reach Leh in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Monastery tour and Leh sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, drive to Thiksey village, visit Thiksey monastery and drive to Shey Village to visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Later return to Leh for lunch (on own). In the evening visit Leh Palace, Donkey Sanctuary and Shanti Stupa for beautiful sunset view. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Leh. Return to hotels for dinner and overnight stay.
THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
DONKEY SANCTUARY : The sanctuary is situated just off the road leading to Khardungla Pass. The public is encouraged to visit the sanctuary and friendly signs will direct you to the sanctuary from the center of Leh. Once at the sanctuary, the artistic surprise awaiting you is well worth the effort. It is open to the public throughout the day and donations and juicy carrots are most welcome and used exclusively for improving the lives and welfare of these wonderful animals.
LEH PALACE : The Palace overlooks Leh town and is modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century, but was later abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century. The royal family moved to Stok Palace. Leh Palace is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, the stables and store rooms were in the lower floors. The palace, a ruin, is currently being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. The palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The richest collection of jewellery, ornaments, Thangkas, ceremonial dresses, crowns, and centuries-old pieces of jewellery are kept here for public display. There are Chinese Thangka or sooth paintings which are more than 450 years old but still look new.
SHANTI STUPA (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for meditators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.
Day 04 : Leh – Nubra Via Khardungla Pass (140 Kms / 5 – 6 hrs)
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can enjoy the camel ride (On Own). Later if time permits visit Hunder Sand Dunes and Diskit monastery and check in at Deluxe Camp. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the camp.
khardungla pass: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
DESKIT village: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen form the monastery.
DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.
hundar village: Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump bacterian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful (on own).
Day 05 : Nubra – Leh
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight at the hotel.
Jokhang: the Ladakh Buddhist Association in 1957 built the small Gonpa opposite to SBI and known as Jokhang in the main bazaar, which is open throughout the day for visitors. The Gonpa contains statue of Joyo Rinpoche (crowned Buddha).
LEH MOSQUE: The Jama Masjid of Leh was built in 1666-67 AD under an agreement between Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Ladakhi ruler Deldan Namgyal. Initialy, the architecture of the mosque bore Tibetan, Central Asian and Ladakhi style. In recent years it has been reconstructed and given a new look with minarets and domes.
Day 06 : Excursion to Pangong Lake (280 Kms round trip)
Morning after breakfast drive to to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Evening back to hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.
THE PANGONG LAKE : This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thiksey, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple.
But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point to 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 to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.
Cost per person on twin sharing basis
|NUMBER OF PAX||Deluxe||Luxury||Premium|
|01 Single traveling alone||Rs. 85,228.00||Rs. 92,790.00||Rs. 1,10,940.00|
|Min 02 pax||Rs. 44,847.00||Rs. 52,409.00||Rs. 60,934.00|
|Min 04 pax||Rs. 31,086.00||Rs. 38,648.00||Rs. 47,173.00|
|Min 06 Pax||Rs. 26,499.00||Rs. 34,061.00||Rs. 42,586.00|
|Single room supplement||Rs. 12,859.00||Rs. 14,080.00||Rs. 22,484.00|
|Extra Bed (above 05 years)||Rs. 14,025.00||Rs. 20,036.00||Rs. 26,856.00|
|2nd Child below 12yr. W/O bed||Rs. 10,642.00||Rs. 15,180.00||Rs. 20,295.00|
|Per person Supplement cost for AP basis (for complete tour)||Rs. 2,420.00||Rs. 4,125.00||Rs. 6,600.00|
|Sarchu||Adventure Camp||Adventure Camp||Adventure Camp|
|Leh||LharimoEco ResortLehchenKhasdaanKanishkaMansarovarGrand Willow||Ladakh ResidencySpic n SpanClassic LadakhRoyal LadakhGrand LadakhReenamGrand Himalaya||Grand Dragon(DLX. room) Zen Ladakh(Premium Room)|
|Nubra||Desert Himalaya Resort(Deluxe Tents)Tirith Camp||Desert Himalaya Resort(Luxury Tents)||Desert Himalaya Resort(Luxury Tents)|
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:Supplement for English Speaking Local Guide (optional) : Rs. 1500.00 per day.
1. Accommodation in Standard room at :
• 01 night stay at specified camp in Sarchu.
• 04 nights stay at specified hotels in Leh.
• 01 night stay at specified camps in Nubra Valley.
2. Stay on MAP Basis. (06 breakfasts and 06 dinners)
3. Transportation by NAC Quails / Tavera / Scorpio / Innova (as per availability) for arrival / departure transfers, sightseeing as per the itinerary.
4. Assistance at the airport while arriving and departing.
5. Mics. charges are inclusive like
• Ladakh Royalty Fee.
• Inner-line permits
• Potareges at hotel and airport
• All applicable luxury/ road taxes
THE QUOTATION DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Airfares trainfare.
• Any monastery entrance fees, Any Joy ride or rafting.
• Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
• Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.
• Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the programme, any extra running will be charges extra.
• Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
• Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.
Payment Terms : –
25% advance at the time of booking confirmation.
75% balance 15 days prior to the travel date.
In case the booking is made within 15 days of travel, 100% advance is required at the time of confirmation.
Cancellation policy : –
15 Days prior to date of arrival – 25% of the total bill will be charged.
14 Days to 08 Days prior to date of arrival – 50% of the total bill will be charged.
07 Days less prior to date of arrival – 100% of the total bill will be charged.
All the arrangements for the tour are preplanned and prepaid. In case of not completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due any alteration has to be paid extra.
Child Policy : – Children below 5 years of age are allowed to stay free with parents without extra bed.
Children between 5 – 12 years have to take an extra bed at the prescribed rate.
02nd child between 5 – 12 years sharing parent’s bed have to pay extra as per the prescribed rate.
All Indian tourists are required to carry valid Photo IDs issued by any govt. institution, for the innerline permits. Children accompanying the parents are required to carry date of birth certificate. Non submission of the above documents will result in denial of entry to the restricted areas in Ladakh.
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