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CNNH 05 : Srinagar to Leh Overland Safari

Duration :- 06 Nights / 07 Days
Highlights :- Sonmarg, Kargil, Lamayuru, Monastery tour, Pangong Lake, Jeep Safari to Nubra Valley via World’s highest motorable road – Khardungla.
Cost Validity :- Valid from 15th April 2012 to 31st Oct 2012. Valid for Indian Nationals only.

KargilDay 01 : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil. (245 Kms / 8 - 9 Hrs Drive)
Pickup from Srinagar Hotel / airport and drive to Wakha via Kargil, enroute stops include Sonamarg and Baltal hamlets, famous for rugged snow peaked meadows. Past Baltal cross over Zoji-La Pass (11,500 ft). We are in Drass valley with strikingly different landscape dotted with remote mud huts giving an impression that you really have traveled back in time. Lunch will be at midway (on own). After a passport check we continue on to Kargil . Dinner and overnight at Hotel Dzojila.

Day 02 : Kargil– Lamayuru – Leh (175 Kms / 6 - 7 Hrs Drive)
Early morning after b/fast drive to Leh. This drive normally takes about 5 – 6 hrs non stop, but we will be stopping at Lamayuru monastery for sight seeing. Later continue our drive to Leh enroute visiting Alchi, Sangam, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and Magnetic hill. Reach Leh in the evening evening and check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Lamayuru Gompa: The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley.

Alchi Gompa: 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. This is the only monastery amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop.Book Your Tour


Ladakh Hall of Fame: The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh.

Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib: The Shrine known as Gurdwara Patthar sahib is situated about 25 kms. Short of Leh town on the Leh-Srinagar road. Built in the everlasting memory of Shri Guru Nanak Deve Ji the great prophet who sanctified the place by his sacred visit during the year 1517 while on his second missionary tour (2nd Udassi 1515-1518).

Magnetic Hill: Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the Believe it or not of Ladakh!

Conflence of the Zanskar & Indus: On way to Sham Valley before Nimu village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.

Day 03 : Monastery tour and Sindhu Darshan (90 Kms round trip)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Thiksey village, visit Thiksey monastery and drive to Shey Village to visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Continue drive to Hemis monastery to visit one of the most famous monasteries of Ladakh. Later on the way back to Leh get down at the Sindhu Ghat for Sindhu Darshan and walk along the river. After spending some time at the river come back to Hotel and relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Leh.

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
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.

Hemis Gompa: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed the monastery.

Sindhu Ghat: The Sindhu Ghat at Choglamsar village at the bank of River Indus . Every year Sindhu festival is held on this bank of river, forges bonds of unity between communities. The festival is an ideal opportunity for travelers from all over the country and the world to visit this wonderful region and to savour its rugged beauty and charm.
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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 and Diskit monasteries and check in at Deluxe Camp. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the camp.

Khardungla Pass: 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.

Hundar VillageDeskit 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.

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.
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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: 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.

Day 07 : Airport Departure.
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.


Package Cost :: Per Pax in INR, Valid From 01st May 2012 To 15th Oct 2012 for Indian National.
Package Type Min. 02 Pax. Min. 04 Pax. Min. 06 Pax. 08 pax 10 pax Adult/Child Extra Bed Child Without Extra Bed
Super Deluxe 36000 27650 24850 25150 25150 1600 800
Deluxe 28000 18400 16600 16900 16900 1200 600
Standard 24500 16750 14000 14250 14250 1000 500
Budget 23200 14800 12000 12250 12250 700 300


Hotels Recommended Or Similar
Destination Super Deluxe Deluxe Standard
Leh Hotel Caravan Center – Suite room, Ladakh Residency, Hotel Lasermo, Hotel Namgyal , Spicn Span , Hotel Shambhala Hotel Caravan Center, Hotel Singee Palace / Similar Hotel Panorama / Seven  Seas Guest House / Dolma 
Guest House / Similar
Nubra Valley Silk Route Cottage Silk Route Cottage Mystic Meadows Camp

Service Include:
  1. Accommodation With Daily Breakfast & Dinner.
  2. Exclusive NAC Vehicle for all transfer & Sightseeing
  3. Inner Line Permits.
  4. All Taxes except GST.
Service does not Include:
  1. Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephone calls, fax etc.
  2. Entrance Fees for Monument, Monasteries & Museums.
  3. Any kind of drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  4. Rafting charges, Camel Safari Charges, Guide charges, if any.
  5. Any expense incurred or loss caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays / rescheduling / cancellations, any accidents / medical evacuations, riots/strikes/war, & etc.
  6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Tour Package Inclusions”.
  7. Any expenses incurred on extra transport, apart from the ones covered in the package.
  8. Room service & additional meals.
  9. Medical & Travel insurance.
  10. Does not include Government Service Tax 2.58%.
Supplement Meal Cost: (Inclusive of all Taxes & VAT)
Super Deluxe Rs. 500.00 per Meal per pax(Lunch)
Deluxe Rs. 400.00 per Meal per pax(Lunch)
Standard Rs. 300.00 per Meal per pax(Lunch)


Luxury Type Package Cost will be Given on Request.
Please Note: Ladakh is high Altitude destination; hence Ladakh trip is not recommended for people with poor heart condition, Epilepsy and asthma.


Do’s & Don'ts for the Visitors
Do's Dont's
1. Must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card (Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo Id card ). 1. Do not disturb Monks at prayer, and always ask permission before taking photographs
2. Do not touch religious artifacts.
2. Remember to carry sufficient woolens including hand gloves. 3. Do not drink, smoke, take drugs or spit in the monastery premises.
3. Carry moisturizer, lip guard & sun protection lotions who have allergy of exposure to sun. 4. Avoid talking loudly or disturbing the peaceful atmosphere.


Transport: The pricing is for groupings of 02, 04 & 06 pax sharing 01 CAR ( NAC Qualis / Xylo /Scorpio / Innova etc.). Pls. note we do not use smaller cars in Ladakh due to the topographical factor, which requires heavy vehicles.

The following points are to be noted for Child Rate ::
  1. Children above 10+ years will be considered as adult.
  2. Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per Child without Extra bed
  3. Children below 5 years Complimentary.
(Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked).

Cancellation Policy:
When Cancellation is made Charges
1. 15 Days more prior to the operation of the booked 1. Loss of Deposit
2. 09 Days prior to the operation of the booked tour 2. 25 - 50% of total tour cost
3. 06 Days prior to the operation of the booked tour 3. 50 - 75% of total tour cost
4. 04 Days prior to the operation of the booked tour 4. 100% of total tour cost

Important Informations :
  • For Extra adult in the room we will provide an extra bed (wherever possible), but some hotels only provide a roll out bed and have no provision of an extra bed.
  • Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services.
  • The vehicle used is NAC and is available for point to point services only and is not at disposal. Clients are requested to follow the timings in the program.
  • In case any services are miss due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refunds
  • Child sharing parents’ room will not be provided an extra bed.