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Impressions of Ladakh Tour (Group Tour)
(10 Days / 9 Nights)

(Delhi-Leh(Thikse, Shey, Hemis, Spituk, Phyang, Choglamsar)-Lamayuru-Alchi-Leh-Delhi)

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Ladakh means the land of high passes, also known as the land of endless discoveries, the moon land. Due to its nearness and resemblance to the Tibetan culture it is also called little Tibet. Ladakh is situated on the Northern part of India at an altitude of 3500 m. making this the highest inhabited region in India. The River Indus with its tributaries slice their way through the mountain range of Ladakh. Ladakh is bounded by the Great Himalayas in the Karakoram ranges and gifted with high mountain, valleys, lakes, beautiful ancient Buddhist monasteries on hill top and their resident (monks) chanting prayers. Remote though it is, Ladakh has never been totally isolated. Over the centuries the trade route from India to central Asia passed through this area undeterred by its high passes and desert landscape. Caravans carrying spices, brocades, pearls, carpets and tea took just two months to cover the distance up to central Asian towns.


Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Day 02. Delhi - Leh (by air)
In the morning a short flight brings us to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Due to its altitude (3500 m.) Ladakh is also known as the roof of the world. Leh was an important place in the historical times on the silk road to central Asia. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize ourselves to the high altitude of Leh.

Day 03. Leh Excursion: Thikse, Shey, Hemis
Today we start our excursion by visiting 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. It has a large victory stupa which is topped with gold. After the visit of the monastery of Shey we visit the monastery of Hemis. The rich monastery of Hemis is the biggest in Ladakh and is perched on top of a pleasant green hill surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery.

Day 04. Leh Excursion: Spituk, Phyang, Choglamsar
Today we start our day by visiting the monastery Spituk. Spituk monastery (15th Century) is 8 km from Leh and is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Indus. Spituk valley has an enormous status of Kali whose face is unveiled once a year during the Spituk festival. This monastery also contains an ancient collection of masks. 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. After the visit of Phyang we have a stopover at the Choglamsar village where we have a look at that arts and crafts made by Tibetan refugees.

Day 05. Leh - Lamayuru
Lamayuru is 125 km away form Leh and is the oldest known Monastery (Gompa) which dates back to the 10th century and is overlooking the Indus river. This Monastery belongs to a Red Hat sect. Lamayuru is considered a sacred site for the Pre Buddhist religion known as the BON. There are renowned collection of carpets, thankas and frescoes. Overnight stay in comfortable tent camp.

Day 06. Lamayuru - Alchi
In the noon we drive from Lamayuru to Alchi through the exciting landscaping of Ladakh. 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 to the Monastery of Rizong which also has a nunnery. We have a walk here in the beautiful surrounding of this area. Overnight stay in comfortable tents.

Day 07. Alchi - Leh
In the noon we drive back from Alchi to Leh. Leh Palace in the NW has been described as a miniature version of Lhasa's Potala palace, with which this 17th century building is contemporary. This Potala (palace) rises up like mountain. From the town below it is dazzling in the morning sun and ghostly at night. We enjoy the wonderful view of the city and beautiful surroundings from the roof of the palace. This palace was built by the King Singe Namgyal and still owned by the royal family. At present is this palace not occupied as the royal family resides in the other palace in stock.

Day 08. Leh - Delhi (by air)
In the noon flight from Leh to Delhi. In the afternoon we visit Bahai Temple, also known as
Lotus Temple which is built out of white marble and in the characteristic shape of a lotus flower. Bahai temples are 9 sided, symbolizing comprehensiveness, oneness and unity. We visit this unique building which gives the message of unification of the human race. The rest of the day at leisure.

Day 09. Delhi
Today we have the sightseeing in 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". Humayun Tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. 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 Dinner and refreshment in the hotel we will be transferred to the Airport.

Day 10. Flight to Home
Around midnight flight from Delhi to home destination.

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.

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Impressions of Ladakh Tour (Group Tour) – Indicative group tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 2 to 18 Traveler
(Year 2017- 2018)

Group Travel Dates

Tour cost in Euro from 2 person to 18 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

DBL

SRS*

17.04.17 - 26.04.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
01.05.17 - 10.05.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
15.05.17 - 24.05.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
17.06.17 - 26.06.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
01.07.17 - 10.07.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
18.07.17 - 27.07.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
15.08.17 - 24.08.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
12.09.17 - 21.09.17 € 1270 € 1090 € 1040 € 980 € 1030 € 995 € + 290
               
17.10.17 - 26.10.17 € 1335 € 1160 € 1110 € 1045 € 1100 € 1065 € + 360
17.04.18 - 26.04.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 €1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
01.05.18 - 10.05.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 € 1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
15.05.18 - 24.05.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 € 1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
08.06.18 - 17.06.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 € 1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
21.06.18 - 30.06.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 € 1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
08.07.18 - 17.07.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 € 1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
15.08.18 - 24.08.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 € 1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
12.09.18 - 21.09.18 € 1410 € 1210 € 1155 € 1090 € 1145 € 1105 € + 320
               
17.10.18 - 26.10.18 € 1480 € 1290 € 1230 € 1160 € 1220 € 1180 € + 400
               


* 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-Leh-Delhi) during the tour are included in the
given tour cost (maximum Euro 270).

*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-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 (from day 2 till day 7 )

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

Hotel Hans Plaza, Delhi (Deluxe)***

Delhi

3

Hotel Tsokar / Hotel Nalanda**

Leh

4

Fotola Hotel / Hotel Moonland***

Lamayuru

1

Hotel Choskhor / Zimskhang Holiday Home**

Alchi
1

Total Nights

09

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.

 

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


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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