Nepal, Nepal Tour, Best of Nepal Tour

Kashmir and Ladakh Tour with Nubra valley including Lamayuru Festival" (Group Tour)
(16 Days / 15 Nights)
(Delhi-Agra-Delhi-Srinagar-Pahalgam-Srinagar-Kargil-Lamayuru-Alchi-Leh(Spituk,Phyang,Thikse,Shey)-Nubra Valley-Leh-Delhi)
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Nepal, the only Hindu kingdom of the world is situated between Tibet and India and has thus produced a remarkable mixture of people and culture offering us a fascinating diversity of ethnic and cultural groups with their wonderful historical background.
Day to day life in Nepal is regulated by the religious calendar and strict codes on ritual observance. After Nepal's long period of isolation Kathmandu has become the gateway to Nepal. The Kathmandu Valley, which is the cultural and political centre of Nepal, is magnificent for its wealth of unique temples. We see in Nepal the greatest mountains of the world. Differences in altitude in Nepal leads to great diversity in vegetation type, from the sub-tropical wet Terai to the semi -arid mountains wastes to the high altitude west.


Day 01.  Arrival in New Delhi
Around midnight arrive in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the Hotel.
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Day 02. New Delhi
In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and "Qutub Minar". "Qutub Minar" is 71 meter high and consists of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world. This tower was damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368. Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through the embassy area in New Delhi where we visit the India Gate and see some impressive Government Buildings. After the city tour drive back to Delhi. Overnight stay in Delhi.
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Day 03. Delhi - Agra - Delhi (about 400 km)
In the morning we drive to Agra. We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra fort, we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.
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Day 04. Delhi - Srinagar (by air)
Today we have a flight from Delhi to Srinagar.
 Srinagar has been described by some visitors as the Venice of the East. This beautiful city was established by Emperor Ashoka some 2300 years ago. A unique charm of Srinagar is its 1300 or more houseboats, the floating little hotels on the edge of the Dal Lake. Upon arrival you will be met by representative and transferred to one of this house boat on Dal Lake. Rest of the day free for leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings in Srinagar. Overnight stay in the houseboat. BLD

Day 05. Srinagar
Today we visit the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar. In the Mughal gardens first of all you will view the Chashma Shahi. Chashma Shahi means the Royal Spring and is dedicated to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spring waters are believed to have curative properties. After visiting the Chashma Shahi we visit the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens. Nishat is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive plantation of Chenar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened terraces. In the afternoon we enjoy the Shikara ride on the Dal lake and enjoy the beauty of the city.
Overnight stay in the houseboat. BLD

Day 06.Srinagar - Pahalgam - Sri Nagar (about 185 km)
n the morning after breakfast drive to Pahalgam. Pahalgam is located about 97 km from Srinagar. On the way we pass through pine forest and also visit the saffron fields. Pahalgam is the popular hill resort of the Kashmir valley. Pahalgam is situated at a height of 7,200 feet. The flora and fauna is good and the scenery in Pahalgam is captivating. It is from Pahalgam that the pilgrims often take a Amarnath Yatra. In Pahalgam one can have a walk to Baisaren, which is about 2 km from Pahalgam. A small village, set in pine and fir forest is pleasing and offers good view. After visiting Pahalgam we drive back to Srinagar.
Overnight stay in the houseboat. BLD

Day 07. Srinagar - Kargil (about 204 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Kargil. On the way we will cross Zoji La pass which is situated at a height of 3529 mts. Zoji La marks the boundary between Kashmir and Ladakh. This pass is sometimes blocked by snow each year. On Zoji La pas there is one way traffic, so we have to wait for traffic controller announcement for crossing Zoji La. In the evening we reach Drass which is the second coldest inhabited places in the world. After reaching Drass we drive further towards Kargil. Kargil is situated in Suru Valley where the Suru river flows and meets the Indus at a place called Marul. Upon arrival transferred to Hotel.
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Day 08. Kargil - Lamayuru (about 107 km)
In the morning drive to Lamayuru. In Lamayuru visit the Lamayuru monastery and village. Lamayuru monastery, probably the oldest in Ladakh. The monastery, built in bizarre, multi-colored landscape on a rock at whose feet the monastic houses and the village are, by its impressive murals.
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Day 09. Lamayuru - Alchi - Leh (about 117 km)
In the morning we drive to Leh via Alchi. Alchi has been declared as an UNESCO monument, The Monastery of Alchi is a large temple complex and is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist centers in Ladakh and a jewel of monastic skill. In the afternoon, we drive through the beautiful wooded valley to the Rizong monastery. Then we drive to Leh.
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Day 10.  Leh
In the morning we visit the museum and the palace of the king Singge Nangyal 16th Century, a small replica of the Potalas in Lhasa. From above the residence we have a beautiful view of the city and the famous Gompa of Leh.
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Day 11. Leh Excursion: Spituk, Phyang, Thikse, Shey
Today we start our day by visiting the Spituk monastery. Spituk monastery is 8 km from Leh and is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Indus. The Spituk Monastery has a collection of 21 gold statues of Goddess Tara and a number of scroll paintings. Spituk valley has an enormous statue of Kali whose face is unveiled once a year during the Spituk festival. This monastery also contains an ancient collection of masks. Around 135 yellow capped monks resides in this monastery. After the visit of Spituk we shall proceed to the Gompa Phyang which is a traditional monastery setting for a spectacular religious festival with masked dancing. There are 50 red capped monks residing here. Then we visit the monastery of Thikse. Thikse is one of the most imposing monastery in Ladakh. The monastery has 12 stories, 10 temples, a nunnery and 60 lamas in residence. It contains numerous stupas, statues, Tankhas, wall painting and a large pillar engraved with the teaching of Buddha. We can also see here a collection of Tibetan scripts. After the visit of Thikse we visit the village of Shey on the eastern bank of the Indus. Shey was the royal residence and was located at an important vantage point in the Indus valley. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kings. A 7.5 metre high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold, and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
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Day 12. Leh - Nubra Valley (about 160 kms)
Early morning we take the Jeep across the highest motorable pass in the world, the Khardung-La (5606 m) to the Nubra Valley. The afternoon is free to enjoy the beautiful landscape or  a "Camel ride".
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Day 13. Nubra Valley - Leh (about 160 kms)
Today we drive to Leh. Rest of the day at leisure.
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Day 14. Leh - Delhi (By air)
Today we have a flight from Leh to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi. The rest of the day is at leisure for you in Delhi (options for sightseeing, shopping, etc).

Day 15. Delhi
Today whole day free for leisure.

Day 16. Flight to home destination
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

 

Tour Reservation
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Best of Nepal Tour (Group Tour) – Indicative group tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 2 to 12 Traveler
(Year 2017 -2018) 

Group Travel Dates

Tour cost in Euro from 2 person to 12 person

Price for 2 people

Price for 4 people

Price for 6 people

Price for 8 people

Price for 10 people

Price for 12 people

 

Room Type*

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

SRS*

14.06.17 - 29.06.17
Lamayuru Festival
€ 1835 € 1600 € 1495 € 1350 € 1410 € 1370 € + 550
11.07.17 - 26.07.17
Phyang Festival
€ 1835 € 1600 € 1495 € 1350 € 1410 € 1370 € + 550
06.10.17 - 21.10.17
Nubra Festival
€ 1925 € 1705 € 1590 € 1440 € 1500 € 1460 € + 670
05.06.18 - 20.06.18
Lamayuru Festival
€ 2035 € 1775 € 1660 € 1500 € 1565 € 1520 € + 610
01.07.18 - 16.07.18
Phyang Festival
€ 2035 € 1775 € 1660 € 1500 € 1565 € 1520 € + 610
26.09.18 - 11.10.18
Nubra Festival
€ 2135 € 1890 € 1770 € 1595 € 1665 € 1620 € + 745


* The international flights are not included in the given cost.
* Approx. 07 weeks before the start of the trip, we will let you know how many participants have signed up for this trip, as the cost of the Tour varies depending on the number of participants.
* For single person traveling alone the “Single Room Supplement” is not valid and a surcharge will be levied on it.
* The tour cost may increase subject to fuel price hike.
* Visa fees (about € 105) are not included in the given tour cost.
* Domestic flights (Delhi-Srinagar) (Leh-Delhi) during the the tour are included in the given tour cost (maximum Euro 145).

*Our Team will be in touch with you regarding the total Tour members in the group as the cost of the tour depend on the number of Travelers, with the increasing number of participants there will be discount at the time of final payment (accordingly to the table).

*Single Room Supplement not valid

DBL* = double room * SRS = Single room supplement

 

Proposed Hotels

Nights

Indo Vacations – Inclusions in the given tour cost:

  • Domestic flights (Delhi-Srinagar) and (Leh-Delhi) including all the taxes.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per the itinerary

  • Accommodation in a double room with shower /bath & WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Half board (breakfast and dinner in the booked Hotels) , Full board in Ladakh (day 4 to 13)

  • One dinner with traditional music and dance performance during the tour.

  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 liter per person / day)

  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi, Camel ride in Nubra Valley (1 hour).

  • An air-conditioned vehicle, including insurance, fuel etc. with chauffeur (experienced, reliable and English speaking) during the entire tour.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per itinerary

  • Valid guaranteed Contract for the services to be provided by our travel agency.

  • Luggage handling at the hotels

  • Accommodation in double room with shower or bath / WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary.

  • Travel literature and special permits

  • All Applicable taxes

  • Guidance and assistance throughout the tour by a English-speaking local guide (An accompanying Escort would be provided 10 travelers onward).
     

Not included are: International Flights, Camera fees, tips, drinks and any expenses of a personal nature and services which are not covered under inclusions !


Note:

  • (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

  • Flight schedule, hotel and program modifications may take place in case of an emergency.

  • You will need to apply for a Visa to enter India. Please get the visa well in time. On request we will send you more information.

  • For individual Arrivals you will be picked up at no extra cost from the airport and transferred to the booked hotel (advance notice and flight details will be  required).

  • In case the number of tour participants is not achieved to operate a group there is possibility that a surcharge must be levied, or alternatively we reserve the right to withdraw from the travel contract not later than 14 days prior to departure before. (Most of the tour operations are guaranteed on two travelers).

  • Indo Vacations reserve the right of changes which may be beyond our control.

    Testimonials & References from the customers who already traveled with us!

Hotel Hans Plaza, Delhi (Deluxe)*** Delhi
5
Deluxe Houseboat on Dal Lake, Srinagar*** Srinagar
3
Hotel Greenland / Hotel PC Palace*** Kargil
1
Hotel Fotola / Hotel Moonland*** Lamayuru
1
Hotel Tsokar / Hotel Nalanda** Leh
4
Hotel Karma Inn / Nubra Organic Retreat**** Nubra
1
Total Nights 15

Heritage Hotels:
Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

 

Details for the vehicles used are available at the below given links:
For 1 - 3 person – Etios / Swift Dzire - (4 seats)
For 3 - 5 person – Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo - (6 seats)

For 6-9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats)
For 10-15 person mini-bus (18 seats)

For 16-28 passenger bus - (30-35 seats)
 

 

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