Overview

Ladakh ("land of high passes") is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. Turtuk - Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys (now mostly in Pakistan), the entire upper Indus Valley, the remote Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, much of Ngari including the Rudok region and Guge in the east, Aksai Chin in the northeast (extending to the Kun Lun Mountains), and the Nubra Valley to the north over Khardong La in the Ladakh Range. Contemporary Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the Lahaul and Spiti regions to the south, the Vale of Kashmir, Jammu and Baltiyul regions to the west, and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass in the far north.

Itinerary

  • ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

    Arrival at Leh Airport. Transfer to hotel

    Reach Leh by 10:00am. Upon arrival, you will our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Once you reach, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Take the remainder of the day to rest and get
    acclimatized to the place. Since you are reaching an altitude of 4000mtrs approx from 200 mtrs in just one hour’s
    time, you may be excited and would want to explore everything very first day. However your body needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We sincerely suggest that you rest on the first day for body acclimatization.
    Enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the Hotel Bharath/similar

  • LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

    Local sightseeing for better Acclimatization

    Wake up to a beautiful chilly morning. Go for a walk (optional). In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Sangam
    (Confluence). En route visit Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. Visit Confluence of Zanskar and Indus
    River. The Sangam (Confluence): Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers lies in Ladakh at Nimu. The Indus runs
    through Ladakh all along by your side serving as a constant companion and you feel a sense of respect for this
    lifeline of the people of Ladakh, especially since Ladakh experiences rainfall of only 2 to 3 inches throughout the
    year. Both Indus and Zanskar Rivers merge with each other as if they had flown all along just for that purpose. From
    this point on, beyond this Confluence of the two, the waters are regarded as the Indus River. Magnetic Hill: Can
    anyone ever imagine the movement of a vehicle up a steep mountain with its engines off? Reach Magnetic Hill to
    experience this phenomenon which sounds unbelievable. Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a
    beautiful Gurudwara constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil
    road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurudwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of
    Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith. On your way back, visit Ladakh Hall of fame. Hall of Fame: Hall
    of Fame in Leh is a must-visit for every individual of India. This is constructed by the Indian Army. You will find
    memorabilia, eminent defence personalities’ biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war and
    belongings of enemy soldiers found at war site. Overnight stay at the Hotel Bharath/similar

  • KHARDUNGLA & NUBRA

    Nubra Valley

    Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World’s Highest Motorable road (5602 mts) – Khardung-la Pass.
    Khardung-la Pass (18,380 ft above sea level): It is not very often that one gets to drive on a road at an altitude of
    18,380 feet. That is where the Khardung-la Pass, or the ‘Pass of Lower Castle,’ is located on the way from Leh to the
    Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It is the highest motorable road in the world as signs put up by the Border Roads
    Organization proudly proclaim. Arrive at Nubra Valley and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder.
    You can also enjoy a camel rides here (the camel ride is on direct payment basis). Nubra Valley: Popularly called the
    orchard of Ladakh, Nubra Valley offers a graceful view of yellow and pink wild roses in summer and a carpet of wild
    lavender in the post-monsoon season. You will definitely be overwhelmed to see the Bactrian Camels (Shaggy
    double hump Camel) around sand dunes. Thereafter, check-in at the Swiss comfortable camp or hotel. Enjoy the
    rest of the evening at leisure. Have a pleasant dinner with Bonfire and music. Overnight stay at the Wilderness Camp/similar

  • NUBRA & TURTUK VILLAGE

    Turtuk village walk

    Claimed by Pakistan after the end of British rule in 1947, Turtuk was annexed to India in 1971 during the Indo –
    Pakistani war, when the province of Baltistan was partitioned between the two countries. As a military border, it
    remained closed to outsiders – even other Indians – until locals, weary of their long isolation, petitioned for the
    remote, scenic valley to open up. As curious visitors, drawn by Turtuk’s geopolitical allure, began to trickle in, they
    found themselves in one of India’s last rural idylls. Overnight stay at the Wilderness Camp/similar.

  • PANGONG LAKE VIA SHYOK

    Early morning drive to Pangong Lake

    In the Morning after breakfast drive to to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Enroute you will cross Changla
    Pass, the third highest motorable road in the world. Pangong Lake: Pangong Lake is an endorheic lake in the
    Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 miles) long and extends from India to
    Tibet. Around 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3.1 miles) wide at its broadest point. The
    size of the lake is best inferred from the probable etymology of its name, Pangong, which means extensive
    concavity. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. The long and narrow lake lies in the
    neighbourhood of the famous Chushul Mountains. The mirror-calm water is cold, clear and extremely salty. The lake is a breeding ground for a variety of birds. In the evening, head back to the hotel in Leh . Enjoy a pleasant dinner
    and overnight stay at the Hotel Bharath/similar.. (Lonnnggg drive).

  • SIGHTSEEING DAY

    Visit the 3 famous points & eat biryani at a hidgen gem

    The next morning after breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery. Hemis Monastery: The Hemis monastery located
    40 kms from Leh is the wealthiest, best-known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the
    major annual festival held here in summer in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. Within the
    monastery, there are to be seen a copper-gilt statue of the Lord Buddha, various stupas made of gold and silver,
    sacred thangkas and many objects. The monastery, said to exist even before the 11th century, was
    re-established by the first incarnation of Stagsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso in 1630. Belonging to the Drukpa sect,
    this Tibetan monastery has a very colourful and attractive architecture. Afterwards drive to Thiksey Monastery
    for a visit. Thiksey Monastery: The Thiksey Monastery is situated at a distance of approximately 18 kms from
    the town of Leh. One of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, it belongs to the Gelukpa Order of
    Buddhism. Sherab Zangpo of Stod got the Thiksey Monastery built for the first time, at Stakmo. However, later
    Spon Paldan Sherab, the nephew of Sherab Zangpo, reconstructed the monastery in the year 1430 AD. The
    new monastery was situated on a hilltop, to the north of Indus River. It has a 15-metre-high statue of the
    Maitreya Budhha, the largest such statue in Ladakh. After these visits return to Leh and you will be dropped at Leh Market/hotel for Lunch (on direct payment basis). A night with a local family. Overnight stay at the Hotel Bharath/similar.

  • RELAX/BUFFER DAY

    Hiking - Shopping - Bonfire - Drinks

    Day for hiking and local shopping, Bonfire and few local drinks. Post lunch, you will leave for a sightseeing tour
    of the Shanti Stupa. Shanti Stupa: Shanti Stupa of Ladakh is located on the hill-top at Changspa. It can be reached quite easily from the Fort Road. The Stupa was constructed by Japanese.
    Overnight stay at the Hotel Bharath/similar.

  • BID ADIEU

    Leh - Delhi

    Time to say Goodbye to Ladakh & to the group ! Reach Delhi around 1:00 pm. Say goodbye and leave with beautiful memories.

Inclusions

  • Meeting point is Delhi Airport.
  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner on twin sharing basis.
  • All entry fees.
  • All transfers in Private vehicle as per the itinerary (No transport on Day 7).
  • Outdoor Leader from Team Jugni.
  • Permit Assistance only.
  • 2 nights in Nubra Valley (Camping or Resort).

Exclusions

  • Optional tour
  • Tips and gratuities, Any medical expense, Any kind of drink.
  • Expenses occurred due to bad weather, flight or ferry cancellation, strike or political unrest to be paid by guest as per actual.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions.

What To Pack & Carry

  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Original I'd Proof (Aadhar card / Voter I'd card / Passport / Driving Licence)
  • Your favorite snack to munch on

Trip Highlights

  • Pangong Tso
  • Turtuk Village
  • KhardungLa Pass
  • Nubra Valley
  • Changa La pass
  • Hiking and local shopping
  • Camping and Bonfire

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets:
  • (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund

DISCLAIMER

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

SAFETY

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.