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India ECOLUXURY - Ladakh: Il Piccolo Tibet 2

Tour Duration 9 Nights
Starting from 4.400 €
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Description

Ladakh, the northernmost strip of India, is a high-altitude desert where a population of monks and shepherds pass down ancient spiritual and cultural traditions. Ladakh keeps intact the Tibetan Buddhism that the Chinese are trying to dismantle in Tibet. This trip visits the real Ladakh Valley that winds along the upper reaches of the Indus and that of Nubra, which can be reached via the highest carriage road in the world (Kardung La pass, 5359 m) and is crossed by rivers Shyok and Nubra. Wonderful monasteries, clinging to the steep sides of the mountains, house communities of hundreds of monks; Bactria's camels roam on the sand dunes of the valley floor; bright glaciers stand out on the horizon and high-altitude lakes dot the landscape.

Accommodation on Tour (or similar available)

  • Delhi – Imperial ECOLUXURY
  • Thiksey – Chamba Camp ECOLUXURY
  • Nubra – Chamba Camp ECOLUXURY
  • Thiksey – Chamba Camp ECOLUXURY
  • Delhi – Imperial ECOLUXURY

 

Suggested Highlights

  • Cycling around Thiksey
  • Sunset from Shanti Stupa in Leh
  • Traditional archery experience
  • Camel ride experience
  • Rafting on the river Shyok
  • Excursion near to Yarab Tso lake

Itinerary

Delhi

Day 1                     Delhi

Arrival in Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Lunch free. In the afternoon visit of one of the most beautiful attractions of Delhi, Humayun Tomb, and the archaeological park of Qutb Minar. Dinner free and overnight.

 

Thiksey

Day 2                    Delhi - Leh  - Thiksey

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and flight to Leh. Arrival in Leh and transfer to the tented camp in Thiksey. Day to relax and to acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight.

 

Leh

Day 3                     Thikey (Leh)  

Breakfast. Morning walk with naturalist guide to admire the surroundings of the camp and the rare species of birds of this trans Himalayan region. Lunch at the camp.  In the afternoon excursion to Leh. Visit of the Palace built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century and walk in the center of Leh. Stop at the Munshi (Togoche) a typical house located at the foot of the Leh Palace where you will appreciate the architectural heritage of the old city. Return to the camp by car. Dinner and overnight.

Alchi & Basgo

Day 4                    Thiksey (Alchi e Basgo)

Departure very early in the morning to visit the monastery Thiksey.  In the monastery you will have the privilege of attending the morning prayer ceremony at sunrise. The view of the valley below is spectacular. Return to the camp for breakfast.  Morning free to relax. Lunch at camp. In the afternoon departure for the visit of the monastery of Alchi, founded by the guru Ringchen Zangpo. Inside the monastery the immense murals Gandhara and images of the Buddha. Packed lunch on tour. Then the tour continues to visit the ruins of the castle of Basgo. Dinner and overnight.

 

Nubra Valley (Diskit)

Day 5                    Thiksey –  Nubra Valley  (Diskit)

Departure to the Nubra valley. Climb up to the Khardung La Pass (5359 m), the highest road in the world. Packed lunch in the village of Khaltsar. You cross the sand dunes of Nubra, before arriving at the village of Diskit, and accommodation at the camp. In the afternoon visit the village of Hundar and then continue to Chamba Gompa and Diksit Gompa perched on a hill in the village of Diskit. At the end of the visit return to the camp. Dinner and overnight

Diskit

Day 6                    Diskit 

Breakfast. Transfer to visit village of Turtuk and walk admiring the traditional houses called “Nangchung”. Packed lunh. Return to Diskit. Dinner and overnight.

 

Thiksey

Day 7                   Diskit –  Thiksey

Breakfast. In the morning hike through the famous sand dunes where you can take a camel ride. Transfer to Leh. Arrival at camp and rest of day leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Thiksey

Day 8                    Thiksey

Full board. Full day free and available for optional excursions. Overnight.

 

Day 9                    Thikey –Leh – Delhi

Breakfast. Transfer to airport and fly to Delhi. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Lunch free. Afternoon free to relax. Dinner free and overnight.

 

Delhi

Day 10                  Delhi 

Breakfast. Transfer to Delhi airport. End of services.

 

TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Cost per person from: € 4.400 (based on double occupancy)

Cost includes:

-          Domestic flights

-          Overnight stays in indicated or similar hotels/camps

-          Meals as indicated

-          All transfers in a private vehicle as per the itinerary

-          English speaking guide during the entire trip tour (other languages on request)

-          Sightseeings and entrances as per the itinerary

Not included:

-          International flights

-          India Visa fee

-          Any item of personal nature such as beverages, tips, etc

-          Travel Insurance

-          Any services not mentioned in the itinerary

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