Laddakh The Dream Land with Valley of Kashmir & Taj
Package price 2500 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA40
This tour will begin in Delhi the city with many monuments of Mughal-era, and then there's the Himalayan land of Ladakh. Ladakh disarmingly friendly, ethno-linguistically Tibetan people are predominantly Buddhist their timeless monasteries are set between arid canyons and soaring peaks, while emerald-green villages nestle photogenically in highland deserts. We will cover visit to Leh, Khardungla Pass, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Likir, Lamayuru, Kargil. In Kashmir also called Paradise on earth for its natural beauty we will cover visit to Sonamarg, Srinagar, Gulmarg & Pahalgam. The iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum & symbol of love is also part of your holiday.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel check in.
Later city tour of Delhi, visit landmark of Old Delhi- Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk. Sightseeing of New Delhi which includes Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple & VVIP areas President House, Parliament & India Gate. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02; Delhi – Leh (flight)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Leh. On arrival assistance and transfer you to Hotel. Rest time to acclimatize at the high altitude. Evening walk around Leh Town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03; Leh
Breakfast at hotel, sightseeing in Leh. Visit Thiksey Gompa one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. Shey Palace and Gompa once the residence of the royal family. Shanti Stupa built by the Japanese government in 1995 and inaugurated by H.H.Dalai Lama of Tibet. Enjoy panoramic views of Leh and surrounding areas of Indus valley from here. Sankar Gompa a small Gelukpa Buddhist monastery at upper. Leh Palace a nine storey structure built in 17th century by Ladakhi King Senge Namgyal. At present preserved and protected by the Archeological survey of India. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04; Leh – Nubra Valley (140kms/ 4hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, head out to Nubra Valley via the world’s highest motorable pass - Khardung La. The drive between Khardung La and Nubra alongside the Shyok river is favourite one. Visit the Samstanling Gompa at Sumur and hot springs at Panamik. Head to Hunder, the sand dunes at Hunder are best enjoyed late afternoon onwards. As the sun sets, the colors change reflecting on the sand dunes and the mountains in the background – the river in the middle adds to the awe. You will see the Bactrian (double humped) camels – a reminder of the historical Silk. Take a ride on the camels. Overnight in tent/ guest house.
Day 05; Nubra Valley – Leh (5-6 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, Head back to Leh, via Khardung La. Enroute visit Diskit Gompa situated on the hill, just above the flood plains of the Shyok River. Arrive Leh and check in at hotel. Rest time to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06; Leh – Pangong Lake (4hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Pangong lake taking the road via Karu. You will pass by the beautiful green valley of Shakti as you ascend towards Chang La - the third highest motorable pass in the world. As you drive down from the pass you will reach Tangste village, en-route you will see many endemic and migratory bird species and will certainly encounter the Tibeten Marmots. The landscape as you approach Pangong Tso is breathtaking! On arrival check in at camp/ guest house. Spend time soaking in the beauty of Pangong Tso. Lunch, dinner & overnight at camp/ guest house.
Day 07; Pangong Lake – Leh (8-9hrs)
Breakfast at hotel, vosot the surrounding and village nearby. Later drive to Leh check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08; Leh – Likir (60Kms/ 2hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Likir enroute visit Magnetic Hill & Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. Also visit confluence of the Zanskar & Indus river & Basgo Gompa.
On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Likir Gompa founded in the 11th century. Alchi Gompa on the banks of the Indus, dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09; Likir – Lamayuru - Kargil (175Kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Kargil Enroute visit Lamayuru, Ridzong and Chulichan Monasteries.
Lamayuru Gompa the oldest holy site in Ladakh. Ridzong Gompa one of the most isolated monastery of Ladakh. Chulichan a nunnery close to Rizong monastery. Continue drive to Kargil, on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10; Kargil – Sonamarg – Srinagar (220kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Srinagar, over crossing Zojila pass (3530m), on the Suru River just short of its confluence with the Drass-Shingo. Enroute visit Sonamarg, situated at an altitude of 2740m above sea level. Sonamarg (Meadow of gold) is a trekker's heaven and has adventurous routes with beatiful green water and frozen lakes around. Arrive Srinagar check in at hotel/ houseboat. Evening Shikara ride on the Dal Lake, visiting floating vegetable gardens. Overnight at houseboat/ hotel.
Day 11; Srinagar
Breakfast at hotel, sightseeing of the Mughal gardens, visit Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh & Chashma Shahi. Later visit Shankaracharya Temple the sacred temple occupies the top of the hills known as Takht-I-Sulaiman in the south-east of Srinagar. The site dates back to 250BC. Overnight at hotel / houseboat.
Day 12; Srinagar – Gulmarg (56kms/ 2hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gulmarg (The Meadow of the Flowers) located at the altitude of 9,000ft. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter.
Enjoy a cable car ride on Gondola which will take you to the Majestic height of 13,000ft above sea level covering the magnificent views of Himalayan Mountains and Pirpanjal ranges. You can also enjoy a view of Nanga Parbat if the weather permits. Golf playing, Horse Riding, Hiking & Snow Skiing are other activities available here. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13; Gulmarg – Pahalgam (142kms/ 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Pahalgam the Valley of Shepherds 7,000ft above sea level. On the way visit the famous Saffron growing fields and Awantipur Ruins (1100 years old temple of lord Vishnu build by King Awantivarman), enjoy the beautiful countryside on the way. On arrival check-in at hotel.
Pahalgam; situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. The most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari, is an idyllic spot. There is a Shiva temple considered to be Kashmir's oldest existing temple, dating to the 5th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14; Pahalgam
Breakfast at hotel, visit Aru valley noted for its scenic meadows. The village is a base camp for trekkers to the Kolahoi Glacier, the Tarsar-Marsar lakes and the Katrinag valley. It is also a base for the treks to Lidderwat, the Vishansar-Kishansar lakes and Kangan. The Kolahoi is the largest glacier in the Kashmir Valley, and is located near Mt. Kolahoi (5425m), the highest peak in the Valley. There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. Other popular activities include fishing of trout in the Lidder River, trekking, hiking, horse riding, sightseeing and photography. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15; Pahalgam – Srinagar (83kms / 3hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Srinagar, check in at hotel. Rest day free and easy for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel/ houseboat.
Day 16; Srinagar – Delhi (flight) - Agra 204kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at airport meet with your driver and proceed to Agra check in at hotel. Watch Mohabbat the Taj show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17; Agra – Delhi (204kms/ 4hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj.
After sightseeing drive to Delhi drop off to airport to board flight for onward destination.
End of our services.
Garland welcome and assistance of our office representative at airport
16 nights/ 17 days accommodation in below mentioned hotels or similar
Daily breakfast at hotel.
Accommodation in Srinagar at Houseboat include dinner too
Bottled drinking water in car
Private English speaking guide in each cities on sightseeing days.
Private Chauffer driven air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfers, sightseeing &
excursion as per program. (Separate vehicle in Laddakh till Kargil & in Kashmir from Kargil
will be provided)
Permit charges to visit the Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake
01 Time monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Cycle rickshaw ride in Delhi Chandni Chowk bazaar
Bactrian (double humped) camels safari in Nubra Valley
Shikara Ride on Dal Lake
Applicable GST (Government taxes)
Any air fare
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.