Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, NH 1D, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
The below is literally a once in a lifetime experience. If you’d like to see a part of the world which has been described as “breathtaking”, hike through some of the most picturesque mountains in the world, visit ancient monasteries, stay in a Ladakhi house, ride camels and experience a unique part of India then join us August 2018.
Amazing Ladakh Experience:
• Camel Riding
Duration: 11 Nights 12 days
Brief on the Hiking part
The valley of Sham in the lower part of Ladakh, is celebrated for its beauty and richness during the harvesting season. This trek offers not only views of the many natural beauties of Ladakh, but also some of its most famous monasteries and the traditional lifestyle of the natives
Comments from 2 of the attendees from our last Ladakh trip:
“Ladakh is a magical place. It is one of those places that forces you to change: physically and mentally. It is still so genuine and true – a must see! Thanks Amit for organising it. Will remember the trip for a looooooong time….”
“Lovely holiday, it definitely was an adventure! Thank you for organising Amit, love the pictures you’ve uploaded, some great memories! 😊”
LEAVE LONDON AUGUST 4th
YOU SHOULD PLAN TO ARRIVE IN NEW DELHI ON AUGUST 5th. LEAVE NEW DELHI EARLY MORNING OF AUGUST 6th AND ARRIVE IN LEH MORNING OF AUGUST 6TH
Day 1: Arrival in Leh AUGUST 6th
Today check out from the hotel in Delhi and go to the airport to fly to Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport, you will be met by our representative and welcomed in traditional Ladakhi style and transferred to our pre-arranged hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize. Overnight stay at hotel
Leh City: The capital of Ladakh, at one time was a major stop on the Asian “Silk Route”. A stroll along the main Bazar, observing the varied crowd and peering into the curio shops, is an entrancing experience. Chang Gali, behind the main bazar is less bustling but has intriguing little shops selling curios and jewellery like pearls, turquoise, coral, malachite, lapis and many other kinds of semi-precious stones, as well as curiously carved Yak-horn boxes, quaint brass locks, china or metal bowls etc.
Evening we visit Shanti Stupa A magnificent white-domed structure, The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the artwork attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there one can see a spectacular view of Leh town. The stupa looks best at night, when it is beautifully illuminated with glittering lights. A large number of tourists come to Ladakh every year to visit this amazing stupa.
Day 02: Rest day acclimatization & CITY visit AUGUST 7th
Spend the day getting acclimatized to the high altitude. You may take a walk around the Leh market and explore the town on your own. Ensure you drink lots of water and stay hydrated enough as it is the key ingredient to staying fit and getting used to the altitude
Day 03: Drive to Likir 58km visit Monastery and trek to Yangthang (4-5hrs) AUGUST 8th
The morning after breakfast you will be driven by taxi to Likir which is just 58 km away. Likir Village (3650 m) is the starting point of our trek. Although the distance is short, the route is warm, without any shade or water and we need to traverse two passes. From Likir the route heads west up to Phobe La (3580m) and beyond this lies Sumdo village. The trail goes steadily upwards till you get to Chagatse La (3630m). The Ridzong Monastery lies about an hour south of Yangthang. O/N Stay at Homestay (Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner)
Day 04: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen across Tsermang-chen La (8 km, Trek 3 hours) AUGUST 9th
The approach and the descent are of gentle gradients. The trail heads north, descending for a bit, crossing a stream before climbing up west again to Tsermangchen La (3750m). After a short rest at the pass we head down to Hemis Shukpachen. The village, named after the grove of cedars, is one of Ladakh’s prettiest. There are several sparkling streams surrounded by shady willows and large barley fields that provide a touch of green to the otherwise desolate, Rocky Mountains. O/N in Homestay O/N Stay at Homestay (Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner)
Day 05: Hemis Shukpachen to Temisgam across Mebtak La (10 km Trek 3-4 hrs) & HOME STAY AUGUST 10th
The trail goes upward between two hillocks west of the village upwards until it veers south and climbs steeply up to the Mebtak La (3750m) marked by prayer flags. From the pass, we head down the gorge to Ang village and pass through a charming village with apricot orchards ahead to Temisgam village. O/N stay in Homestay O/N Stay at Homsetay (Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner)
Day 06: Temisgam to Leh AUGUST 11th
After breakfast we will drive towards Leh en-route we will stop at Sangam for the photo session. later drive back to Leh. O/N Stay at Hotel in Leh (Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner)
Day 07: Tour of Pangong Lake AUGUST 12th
It is the highest landlocked lake (155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs driver each way. After an early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding are under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Drive back to Leh, Via same route. Overnight at Hotel in Leh (Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner)
Day 08: Leh – Nubra Valley via Khardhungla Pass (18390 ft 120 km 3-4 hours ) AUGUST 13th (We will be driving along the road and not walking along it)
Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 09 : Nubra valley to Leh ( 120 km, 3- 4 hours ) AUGUST 14th
After an early breakfast, we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have an opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow-capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes beside the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. In the evening you can stroll around the marketplace for some last minute souvenir shopping. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 10 : (Day excursion to Hemis, Shey and Thiksey) AUGUST 15th
We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue, built in the memory of King Singee Namgyal by his son lDeldan Namgyal in 1633 A.D. It is the only kind of statue made of Gold, Gilt and copper in entire Ladakh.Then we visit Thiksey Gompaan impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future is one of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh.
Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa, This is the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Most of the other Drukpa monasteries are the branch monasteries of Hemis. It was built during early 17th century with the blessing of Lama Stagtsang Raspa (Shambunatha), by famous Namgyal dynasty king Singee Namgyal. The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 11: At leisure AUGUST 16th
Spend the day free for individual activities or last minute shopping. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 12: Departure AUGUST 17th
Morning transfer to the airport to catch your flight back Home.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO STAY ON IN INDIA / DELHI. BOOK YOUR RETURN FLIGHT TO LONDON FOR EVENING OF AUGUST 17th or MORNING OF AUGUST 18.
IF YOU WISH TO SPEND AN EXTRA DAY IN DELHI FOR SIGHTSEEING AND 1 DAY IN AGRA TO VISIT THE TAJ MAHAL, THEN PLAN TO LEAVE LATER. THE AGRA TRIP CAN BE ARRANGED CLOSER TO THE TIME
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Transfer to hotel from Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport
Monument and entry fees as per the itinerary
08 Nights Accommodation in one of Leh’s top hotels on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner
01 Nights Accommodation in Nubra Ethnic Camp (Nubra Valley) on twin sharing Basis With All Meals
03 Nights Accommodation Home Stay during trek with all meals included
Transport for all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Innova | Xylo as per the itinerary
Professional Trekking Guide during Trek.
3.5% Govt Service tax
PRICE: £1395 (For payment before February 28th, 2018)
PRICE: £1495 (For payment after February 28th, 2018 and before March 30th, 2018)
Price structure: Here at CKAC, we know how hard it can be to save money for that dream adventure, so that’s why we offer a deposit scheme on most of our trips. The idea is that you can pay an initial deposit for your chosen event or trip, in order to reserve your spot, but you are still left with the remainder of the payment, to pay at your own convenience, allowing you more time to save.
Once the deposit of £150 + paypal fees have been paid, and you are ready to pay the remainder of your payment, simply visit our website, using the link: and choose the ‘remainder’ option from the drop-down list, in order to make the payment. Simple.
Please be aware that the remainder should be paid no later than a month before your trip and can only be made in one full payment. The remainder payment will complete your trip or event payment and will secure your place.
(These trips are all paid in Indian Rupees to various parties in India at a pre-determined fixed exchange rate). We’d, therefore, be grateful that if you are coming to make payment asap as we cannot guarantee the price will be kept the same as stated above after March 30th, 2018
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
Single room supplement is £314
Flights to India New Delhi return (£450- £500 approx) & New Delhi to Leh return (£100 approx)
Indian Visa (£50)
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
Any changes you may choose to make during your tour Additional costs due to flight cancellation, roadblocks etc
DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:
INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance so please make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and the activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
Please note that, unless the trip is cancelled, the payments are non-refundable, as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section