Ladakh Explorer - 11 Nights Discovery

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Start and end in New Delhi! With the discovery tour Ladakh Explorer, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 12 other destinations in India. Ladakh Explorer includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport.

Itinerary

  • Welcome to Delhi

    Once you arrive, one of our staff members will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel for the day. Youll have some time to settle in, before we run through the itinerary and arrange a time to collect you tomorrow. | OVERNIGHT: Delhi hotel | EXTRAS: Extra day in Delhi - pre-tour, Single Room Supplement

  • Exploring the Kathputli Colony and a visit to a haunted step well

    Well start our day exploring the Kathputli Colony, an entertainment hub which sees Indias street performers such as magicians, snake charmers, acrobats and more gather to show of their unique craft. Well also be treated to some spectacular performances such as the Chari Dance, Kachchi Ghodi Dance, Puppet Show, Ghoomar Dance, Fire Show, Dandiya Dance, Bhawai Dance.This afternoon, well visit India Gate, a towering 42-metre Archway which shares a resemblance to Frances Arc de Triomphe. New Delhi is also the seat of Indias government and well drive past the Presidents Palace and the Parliament of India, before passing Humayuns Tomb and the Bangla Sahab Gurudwara Sikh Temple.Our final stop for the day is at the Agrasen ki Baoli step well, which is believed to be haunted. The thousands of bats and pigeons that call this step well home only adds to its eeriness. | OVERNIGHT: Delhi hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • Fly to Leh. Airport to hotel transfers included

    In and around LehToday well board an early morning flight to Leh, the capital of the Ladakh region. Well transfer you to your hotel and you have the rest of the afternoon free to relax.The action begins once more this evening, as well be given an Indian cooking masterclass, as we learn how to make dumplings called momos, a popular delicacy on the streets of India. Once weve finished, well enjoy our creations for dinner tonight. | OVERNIGHT: Leh hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • A sightseeing tour of Leh

    We start our day with a visit to the Alchi village, home to some of Indias oldest and most beautiful temples. Well also make our way to Sangam and the unique Magnetic Hill, which creates an illusion that a slight downhill slope is an uphill slope.Well also make our way to Likir, one of Ladakhs most well preserved monasteries, before heading to the Sangam point, the meeting point of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers. Our day ends with a visit to a local family in Tingmosgang to try some butter tea, a popular drink of the locals here at the foothills of the Himalayas. | OVERNIGHT: Leh hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • The monasteries of Leh

    Our day starts a little earlier, as we head to the Tibetan Thiksey Monastery, listening to the morning prayers of the monks, which includes chanting and the beating of drums.Well then make our way to the Hemis and Shey Monasteries, before we try our hand at archery. Afterwards, well our way to the Stok Palace Museum, built in the 14th century by Lama Lhawang Lotus, exploring the ancient artifacts such as royal crowns, copper coins, jewellry and much more.Well end the day with a visit to the village of Stok, the current residency of the former royal family of Ladakh. | OVERNIGHT: Leh hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • Welcome to Hunder

    In and around HunderAfter exploring Leh, we make our way to the Hunder, nestled in Indias Nubra Valley. Its often referred to as Indias desert in the sky due to its sand dunes and barren landscapes.Well have some time to settle in at our accommodation, well make our way to the small village of Deskit. Its well known for is Diskit Gompa, a monastery famed for its beautifully arranged stone mounds, embossed with Buddhist prayers and mantras.We have an option of camel-riding on Hunders sand dunes, which gives us an excellent opportunity to take in the beauty of the region. | OVERNIGHT: Nubra Valley hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • Exploring the Turtuk Village

    In and around TurtukAfter exploring Hunder, well make our way to the Turtuk Village today, home to over 4000 inhabitants. The drive may be long, but it is rewarding, as we take in the beauty of the mountain passes around us and the spectacular Nubra Valley.Youll be introduced to the line of control, a military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Balti People - an ethnic group of Tibetan descent and the various fruits grown here, especially apricots, which are grown in four different varieties. | OVERNIGHT: Nubra Valley hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • Back to Leh. Optional activities available

    Say your final goodbyes to the Turtuk Valley as we head back to Leh via the Nubra Valley. Well visit Ladakhs oldest and largest Buddhist monasteries - the Deskit Monastery - which stands on a hill above the Shyok River. Well also visit the Maitreya statue, which looks down on the Shyok River below.We have an option to cycle down the Khardung La mountain pass, which is at an altitude of 5359 meters and is approximately 40km from Leh. It's believed to be the highest motorable road on the planet and youll be treated to magnificent views as you traverse down. | OVERNIGHT: Leh hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • The crystal clear waters of Pangong Tso Lake

    Today well visit the Pangong Tso Lake, which is 4350 metres above sea level. Pangong Tso is Tibetan for high grassland lake, however it's often named the hollow lake.Well be mesmerised by its crystal clear waters and its amazing shade of blue created by the skies above. Pangong Tso stretches over India and China, making it one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia. | OVERNIGHT: Leh hotel | MEALS: Breakfast

  • Travel back to Delhi

    We leave Leh today as we board a flight to Delhi. One of our staff members will be there to meet us before transferring us to our hotel for the day.You have the day free to yourself. There are a few half-day tour options are available to pre-book or arrange while in India (a few days notice is required) or go shopping and sightseeing on your own.| OVERNIGHT: Delhi hotel | MEALS: Breakfast | EXTRAS: New Delhi half day by car, Old Delhi half-day walking tour, Salam Balak Trust walk

  • Time to say goodbye! Hotel to airport transfer included

    Well say our final goodbyes before transfer you back to the airport to board your flight back home. | OVERNIGHT: N/A | MEALS: Breakfast | EXTRAS: Goa beach extension, Extra day in Delhi - post-tour, Spinmonkey cycling tour

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusion

  • Anything not mentioned under ?Package Inclusions?
  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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