LADAKH WITH TRIYANA
Ladakh is situated in the far north of the sub-continent, over 3,500m up on the high plateau. With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snow-capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, it is often referred to as ‘little Tibet’. Over your 10 nights here you’ll be moving throughout the region staying at small and boutique accommodation as you take in the remote and wild landscape, away from the more tourist area such as Leh. The dramatic mountains that encircle Ladakh make the region like a high-altitude desert, juxtaposed against lush green paddy fields hugging the mighty river valleys producing landscapes that seem otherworldly. Everything you do in Ladakh is totally flexible and done at your pace ensuring your experience of this region is suitably exhilarating.
During your trip, there are so many diverse things on offer such as exploring the villages with a local headman, visiting monasteries for morning prayers, learning to cook Ladakhi food, meeting a Buddhist monk, rafting up the Indus or just sitting back and letting Ladakh soak into your senses. As you journey between accommodations you will do so on foot, river raft and by vehicles stopping at little-visited places where you are often the only visitor. During your time here you will have a permanent escort who travels with you and knows the customs of the villages intimately. By getting into the more remote areas, you make the most of this truly wonderful Himalayan outpost. Please note, the best time to visit Ladakh is the summer months from the end of May to October. Ladakh is in the rain shadow of the monsoon and as such, days are sunny and bright making the summer the perfect time to visit. To end your trip you will travel back to Leh where you will be able to take your connecting flight home or your onward destination, most likely through Delhi.
Total Cost per person: INR 62,000
Day 1 to Day 5
Then it is on to Ladakh, which you will reach by a short one-and-a-half-hour flight from Delhi to Leh. On arrival, you will be met at the airport and driven the short 15 minutes to Boutique Hotel in Leh. On your first afternoon and night at the hotel, take time to acclimatize to your new altitude and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views. Next Morning we will Drive to Ulle Resort which you will be calling home for the next two nights. Beautifully designed, each cottage comes equipped with a four-poster bed, thick carpets, luxurious en-suite bathrooms and private outdoor sitting areas with 360°panoramic views of the surroundings
The Highlights of 5 days are as follows:
- Hall of Fame
- Magnetic Hills
- The confluence of 2 Rivers
- Alchi Village- Cook with the Famous Chef of Ladakh
- Da -Hanu -The Aryan Village
- Ladakhi Lunch at Stok Village
- Thiksey & Stok Monastery
- Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa
Day 6 & 7
Today, after breakfast you’ll depart Leh Boutique Hotel and travel towards Nubra Valley, crossing over the Khardung La, the highest motor-able road in the world. The drive time will be approximately six hours and a half hours. On arrival at Hermitage (the luxurious camp), spend the rest of the day settling into the new camp. In the evening we have included a camel trek through the Hundar Sand dunes, known for their incredible scenic beauty. The following day we have included the trip to Turtuk crossing the amazing mountain terrain which is a treat to the eyes.
The Highlights of 2 days are as follows:
- Khardungla Pass
- Camel Safari
Turtuk-one of the last villages on the Indo-Pakistan border that was once part of the Silk Route.
Day 8 & 9
After breakfast at Hermitage, we drive to the next destination Pangong Lake (situated at 14, 500 ft above sea level) via Shayok and onto Tang Tse and Spangmik (Pangong). It’s a short cut and it’s a beautiful route. The road follows the Shayok river and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok village. It takes less than an hour to reach Shayok, and you will be delighted at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by barren mountains, the entire setting being very picturesque. Afternoon we reach Pangong Lake and enjoy your day at Pangong Lake. Dinner and overnight stay in Pangong Sarai. And the next day after the beautiful morning at Pangong, we drive through Changla Pass to Leh.
The Highlights of 2 days are as follows:
- Deskit Monastery
- ATV Rides
- Bonfire at Pangong
- Stunning Views of Sunrise
- Changla Pass (Worlds 2nd Highest Motorable Road)
- Leh Market
The following morning you will depart for Leh Airport which is just under a 15 minutes drive from Boutique Hotel in Leh. From Leh, you will take the short flight back to Delhi.
AT A GLANCE
This itinerary allows you to get totally off the beaten track whilst staying in some spectacular accommodation with two Ultimate Travelling Camps. Through this itinerary, you’ll be able to enjoy exceptional experiences such as walks
through remote villages, prayers in monasteries and Village Trekking. The itinerary includes a drive over the highest motorable pass in the world, surrounded by striking scenery. The itinerary includes Stunning Views of Barren Mountains, Beautiful Lakes, Cold Desert. This itinerary is only available from May – September, as this is the only period that the passes are open in the region of Ladakh.
- Private Transfers
- Stay in Premium Resorts & Luxurious Camps
- Breakfast & Dinner
- Inline Permits
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Mineral Water & Snacks
- Medical Box
- Environment, Wild Life Fee, Red Cross Fee
- GST Included
- Airfare & Visa
- Any changes made by individuals upon the pre-fixed itinerary must be paid