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14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS – INDIA
03 May-16th May, 2019

DELHI – LEH- DISKIT-SHAKTI VILLAGE-TSOKAR-
TSOMORIRI LAKE –THIKSEY -LAMAYURU-LEH- DELHI

The land of snow-capped mountains and wonder, best photo tours of India, Ladakh Trip its a paradise which looks like it has been taken out of a dream. This tour will help you explore the place in depth and enjoy each inch of its beauty. Be it the rugged cold deserts or the lofty peaks, Ladakh is a wonderful place to enjoy yourselves to the utmost extent. Be it the beautiful Buddhist monasteries or the stunning Zanskar lake, Ladakh is known for its natural beauty that will leave you in splits and that is the same reason its called best photo tours of India

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    ARRIVAL AT DELHI

    On arrival, you will be received at the airport in New Delhi and transferred to the hotel. Rest day at leisure. Overnight in Hotel. Note: Hotel check in time is 12 Noon

  • DELHI-LEH

    Early morning transfers to airport to board flight for Leh. Meeting assistance on your arrival at Leh airport and transfer to hotel Leh City: The capital of Ladakh, at one time was a major stop on the Asian “Silk Route”. Day al leisure. Day at leisure.

    In evening, 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 ornamental bowls etc.

    Welcome dinner in evening. Overnight at Leh.

  • LEH SIGHTSEEING. SPITUK MONASTERY-MATHO MONASTERY- HEMIS MONASTERY –SHANTI STUPA (Best Photo tours of India, Ladakh Trip)

    Early in the morning, we head out to visit the Spituk monastery – Matho monastery – Hemis monastery – Shanti Stupa.

    Spituk Monastery was built in the 11th century. The monastery, about eight km from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, was constructed to help develop an exemplary religious community in Ladakh. Like most monasteries in Ladakh, Spituk is also located on a hill. River Indus flows behind the monastery with snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas in the background. The monastery belongs to Gelugpa sect or Yellow Hat order of Tibetan Buddhsim The monastery was founded by Od-De, elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od.

    Matho Monastery, or Matho Gonpa or Mangtro Monastery or Mangtro Gonpa, from the Tibetan “mang” that means “many” and “tro” that means “happyness”, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located 26 kilometres southeast of Leh in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, on the banks of the Indus River. The village of Matho is located at the mouth of a deep gorge running out of the Zanskar Range and across the Indus. It is directly opposite Thikse Monastery. Matho is also home to a collection of thangkas dating back to the 14th century.

    Hemis Monastery- Hemis Monastery is revered as the largest monastic institution in Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir in north India. The monastery has more than 200 branches with more than 1,000 monks in the Himalayan region. Situated in the foothills of Indus at a distance of 45 km from Leh, the monastery has access to motorable roads. In Ladakh trip travelling to Hemis monastery itself is a thrilling experience and the surroundings make the journey a memorable one. Hemis Monastry is the wealthiest monastery in India and famous for its rich collection of ancient remnants like the statue of Buddha made of copper, stupas made of gold and silver. Monastery also has sacred Thangkas, murals and various artifacts. The Tibetan Buddhist monastery belongs to the Drukpa Lineage or the Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. Gyalwang Drukpa, Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje in founded Drukpa Linegae 13th century. King Sengge Namgyal re-established it in the 17th century.

    Shanti Stupa- Evening we visit Shanti Stupa at Sun Set time. 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. From there one can see the nice 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.

    Overnight in Leh.

  • LEH – NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNGLA (DRIVE 170 KMS / 05 HOURS)- HUNDER-DISKIT

    Having gotten used to 10,000+ feet heights, we will now head towards the highest point that we will ever reach during the tour. Be ready to see the mountains capes like you have never seen before. As we slowly climb up the Ladakh Ranges towards Khardung La, you will see jagged snowy peaks of Zanskar Ranges challenging the heights we are climbing. Once on top, you will no longer have to crane your neck to see all the mountains rising tall in the distance; those peaks appear almost at your height. Besides the thrill of having gone up the world’s highest motorable pass, you will get to see vistas that you will never forget for the rest of your life.

    We will continue driving past Khardung La and descend on the other side at Nubra, known for its wide valley, green landscapes, a gushing river, gentle streams, lush agrarian landscapes and shepherds herding their sheep in the evening hours. There is more! In these mountain landscapes with greenery unusual for Ladakh, you will also see a stretch of white-sand dunes that springs a sudden surprise. See Bactrian Camels roaming the Seabuckthorn jungles of Nubra. It is going to be a pleasant evening today in Nubra, amidst the greenery at the river bed and a beautiful sunset.

    Overnight in Diskit.

  • DISKIT

    Morning and evening shoot in Diskit. The huge golden statue of the Buddha here is a sight to behold. Visit Diskit monastery. Overnight in Diskit.

  • NUBRA VALLEY – VIA WARILA- SAKTI VILLAGE (160 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)

    In time drive to Shakti village via Wari La. On Arrival, check in at Guest house. Shakti village is a large village situated 40km west of Leh along the Indus valley at the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers. The village is characterized by impressive mountain scenery, and is considered exceptionally fertile in Ladakhi terms – lush green fields and apricot, apple, and walnut orchards abound.Rest day at leisure. Overnight in Shakti village in best tour of India

  • SAKTI VILLAGE – TSOKAR (195 KMS / 06 HOURS)

    After breakfast we will drive to incredible lake, but this one is a salt lake called Tso Kar. Tso Kar is also home to nomadic people, some of whom have made their base at the remote Thukje Village where we will be staying. The residents of this village take their cattle out to graze on the Morae plains during the summer and then they retreat to Thukje in the winter. Both of these incredible lakes are not only home to nomadic tribespeople but also wonderful Himalayan wildlife like Kiangs. Overnight in Tsokar.

  • TSOKAR – TSOMORIRI LAKE (DRIVE 110 KMS – 03 HOURS)

    Today we will drive from high altitude pastoral areas of Tso Moriri. Enroute we will stop to visit nomadic herders and sightsee in tiny villages.

    Tso Moriri Lake in the Changthang region of Ladakh is one of the most beautiful, calm and sacred (for Ladakhis) high altitude lakes in India. In fact, it is the largest high altitude lake in India that is entirely in Indian Territory. This beautiful blue pallet lake is about 7 KM wide at its broadest point and about 19 KM long. The beautiful multi shades of blue colour offered by this lake, along with a picturesque landscape around it, gives this place an extremely romantic and breath-taking feel. However, in actual reality the place is extremely harsh and difficult to survive especially in winters. Overnight in Tsomoriri.

  • LADAKH TRIP -TSOMORIRI LAKE – THIKSEY (DRIVE 202 KMS – 5 HOURS)

    Early morning shoot at Tsomoriri Lake. Today we will drive to Thiksey via mahe bridge and chumathang hot spring on way. On arrival, check in at hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Thiksey.

    Thiksey Monastery- Thiksey Monastery is the largest monastery in central Ladakh district in Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 18 km from Leh in the Indus valley.  The monastery is famous for its architecture and its location. The 12 storey monastery has 10 temples, an assembly hall, and is home to 120 monks and nunnery.

    The monastery buildings are structured in hierarchal order. The monastery is referred as ‘Mini Potala’ of India as it resembles Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. There is one big statue of Maitreya (future Buddha) which covers almost two floor of the monastery that is 40 feet in height.  Apart from visiting monastery one can also find some rare and precious stupas, statues, thangkas, wall paintings and swords in the monastery. Due to its proximity to Leh the morning prayer at the monastery attracts huge crowds. The monastery offers clear view of the Indus Valley and some monastery like Shey, Stok and Matho can also be seen from here. Festivals celebration is another major attraction for the tourists, locals and Buddhists in Thiksey Monastery.

  • THIKSEY – LAMAYURU (DRIVE 145 KM – 5 HOURS)

    Early morning, visit to Thiksey monastery. Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh, with a population of around 150 permanent monks resident. It has, in the past, housed up to 400 monks, many of which are now based in gompas in surrounding villages.

    Lamayuru is famous for moon like landscape similar to lunar terrain. The landscape founds favour with photographers and trekkers. The mountain slopes below the village once supported a now-drained-off gigantic lake. The slopes that were once under lake water look like yellow butter over dark-brown mountains that rise steeply from the base of the valley referred as moonland by the locals. With the passage of time, erosion from wind and water had created curious patterns all over the slopes some look like castles, some like sand dunes and some like massive cheese with holes in them.

    Check-in at Hotel. Day at leisure. After dinner, it’s an ideal place to shoot Milky Way. Overnight in Lamayuru monastery in Ladakh Trip

  • LAMAYURU

    Morning and evening photoshoot in Lamayuru monastery. Late night shoot of Milky Way. Overnight in Lamayuru.

  • LAMAYURU – LEH ENROUTE VISIT ALCHI MONASTERY AND SANGAM (CONFLUENCE OF ZANSKAR AND INDUS RIVER) (Best Photo tours of India , Ladakh Trip)

    In one of the Best Photo tours of India, Ladakh Trip we will start After breakfast, drive to Leh. Enroute visit Alchi monastery and a confluence of Zanskar and Indus river.

    Alchi Monastery- Renowned as the oldest Buddhist learning centre in Ladakh, Alchi Monastery is located 70 km from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir in north India on the bank of Indus River. A national heritage site, it is distinct from other monasteries as it is situated on the flat ground, unlike others which are located on hilltops.  The only thing that tells the history is the ancient monuments and paintings of the monastery. Archaeological Survey of India is helping preserve the monastery. Villagers of Alchi are quite traditional and staunch believers in their culture, so that makes the village a cultural site too.

    The confluence of Zanskar and Indus river- Indus river is originated from the great Himalayan ranges and Zanskar river originates from Zanskar ranges. Zanskar river is shiny blue in colour, on the other hand Indus looks a little green. Zanskar meets Indus in Nimmu valley from the north-east. This is a scenic view for the visitors and they find it fascinating to mark both the rivers even after their confluence.

    Later drive to Leh. On arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • LEH-DELHI

     

    Early morning departure at airport. On arrival at Delhi airport, transfer to Hotel for overnight stay. Day at leisure.

  • DELHI DEPARTURE

    On time, transfer to International airport.

     

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  • 13 Nights accommodation at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Full board basis)
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle in Delhi for arrivals and departures.
  • Private non-airconditioned vehicle during the tour in Ladakh
  • All activities and visits specified in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide.
  • Unlimited bottles of mineral water.
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Camera fees and video fees, wherever applicable.
  • All permits a) Monastery Entrance Fee (M.E.F) b) Inner line permit (I.L.P)
  • All service tax (GST) included.
  • Best Photo tours of India, Ladakh Trip

Package Exclusion

  • Internal flights as mentioned- Delhi-Leh-Delhi
  • Personal extras, such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc
  • Tips & gratuities to porters, drivers and Guide.
  • Clothing of personal nature like trek shoes, kit bags, day packs, sleeping bags, down jackets and other special clothing’s etc.
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • All the arrangements for trip as preplanned and prepaid. In case of not completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to the same has to be paid extra.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Visa fees and Airport taxes
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other item not mentioned as included

Best Photo tours of India – Ladakh Trip Package Inclusion

  • 13 Nights accommodation at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Full board basis)
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle in Delhi for arrivals and departures.
  • Private non-airconditioned vehicle during the tour in Ladakh
  • All activities and visits specified in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide.
  • Unlimited bottles of mineral water.
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Camera fees and video fees, wherever applicable.
  • All permits a) Monastery Entrance Fee (M.E.F) b) Inner line permit (I.L.P)
  • All service tax (GST) included.

Best Photo tours of India – Ladakh Trip Package Exclusion

  • Internal flights as mentioned- Delhi-Leh-Delhi
  • Personal extras, such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc
  • Tips & gratuities to porters, drivers and Guide.
  • Clothing of personal nature like trek shoes, kit bags, day packs, sleeping bags, down jackets and other special clothing’s etc.
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • All the arrangements for trip as preplanned and prepaid. In case of not completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to the same has to be paid extra.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Visa fees and Airport taxes
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other item not mentioned as included

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