Ladakh Tour Package, extending from Siachen Glacier in Karakoram Range to the main Himalayan Range in the south is one of India’s most scenic expanses. Taking its origin from the Tibetan words “La”, meaning mountain passes, and “dvags”, meaning land, Ladakh has been the most visited tourist destination in India. Leh, the important city in the Ladakh region had been on the Silk Route, an ancient trade route connecting the west with the eastern side of the world. With such a rich past there would not be any doubt stating that Leh-Ladakh trip holds wonders. Yes! This Wonders of Ladakh trip will walk you through the rocky roads of the Ladakh Tour Package.
If you a travel freak and dreams of a crazy and exciting tour which gives you a splendid and awe-struck experience, then pick your laptop and book for this Ladakh Tour Package. Wonders of Ladakh, assures you and your companions a trip to “Paradise”. The first look of the Ladakh Range from the aircraft would feast your eyes with the brown dusty mountains peaks capped with ice. As the flight descends, an exquisite aerial view of the Leh seems like a lovely green baby in the lap of the mountains.
Even before this excitement settles the happening city of Leh will beam you up with its welcoming people. The chattering deals of Pashmina shawls, the delicate Ladakhi silver jewels, peace-giving Buddha dolls and many other souvenirs stalls steps up the spirit. Passing through the acclimatization challenge the Leh-Ladakh trip opens up doors of the earthy heaven. The Shanti Stupa and The Leh Palace located on opposite hills; magnify the view of the well preserved city of Leh. One gets a spectacular view of the Stok Kangri and Zanskar mountain ranges from the top most floor of the nine storey Leh Place known as Victory Tower.
Leh-Ladakh tour introduces you to the untouched beauty of Ladakh. The Sham valley attractions are among the must watch ones. The 10th century dated construction of Alchi monastery, the 75 foot gold covered Buddha statue in the Likir monastery, the famous confluence of green coloured Indus and blue coloured Zanskar rivers, the astonishing nature’s magical stage the Magnetic hill and finally the blessed Gurudwara which served as a residence to Guru Nanak fill in new cosmic energy for the thirst for more.
Yet another morning with the panoramic view of Leh rejuvenates you for the deadly and off roading trip to the Khardung La, the Highest Motorable Road in the World standing 18,380 foot above the sea level. The incredibly steep hill slopes and the uneven rocky path is the only gateway to the Nubra Valley. Nevertheless the enchanted Nubra Valley attractions comprise of the white landscape, vast sand dunes, stunning Diskit monastery and the very interesting ATV drive and Camel safari in the Sand Dunes of Hunder.
The icing to the cake is the crystal clear Pangong lake waters, which show multitude shades of blue with the reflections of the shinning sun light. Though the heart denies the departure, the rising rainbows every morning bid their adieus to the dump-struck tourists. On the way back to Leh, don’t miss to seek the blessings from 49 feet Maitreya Buddha from the Thiskey Monastery and 39 feet Shakyamuni Buddha in Shey Monastery.
Wait!!! Don’t top this experience with a red cherry as Leh-Ladakh tour calls you to explore the unseen!!!
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Landing on to the “land of high passes”, the bird’s view of the town of Leh prevents you to notice the decent. The transit to the reserved accommodation by the representative places time in hands to admire the first-love with the town. Some important precautions are to stay hydrated and to rest in the hotel for acclimatization to avoid mountain sickness. It in the evening, march yourself through the rustic market place of Leh followed by a visit to the Shanti Stupa located about 5 kms from Leh. The Leh Palace on the opposite hill of the Shanti Stupa gives a panoramic view of the town of Leh and the tall-standing Himalayan Range. Retire of the day in Leh.
With the scenic view of the sun rising to the serene blue skies with a dusty brownish white backdrop of mountains is served the breakfast. After we break the fast, welcomes the Sham Valley, the gateway for an exciting one-day trip. The Indus River drive to the village of Alchi is very beautiful and leads to the peaceful Alchi Monastery. The narrow streets of Alchi are hosts for street shopping for souvenirs. Dated back to 12th century, the Samsing is a three story construction which is the adobe to the Maitraiya Buddha.
On the way back to Leh, other important tourist attractions are the Sangam, the confluence of River Indus and River Zanskar along with the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara which served as a shelter to Guru Nanak on this way back to Punjab after his visit to North-earthern India. At Leh, rest for the night for the next enthusiastic exploration.
After acclimatizing the body for two days, it’s now right time, to take off for the heights. The deep valleys, tall mountain surrounded roads, taking its gradual ascend to the Highest Motorable Road of the World at 18,380 feet above sea level is the Khardung La pass. This rocky hill road opens out into a green patchy Nubra valley and slowly makes its way to the most awaited white vast Sand Dunes near the town of Hunder. On arrival check into the accommodation and set free to explore the double humped Camp Safari and the ATV bide rides in the dessert lands of the Hunder & Diksit. End your day some local Ladakhi delicacies.
The day begins with a cool river drive along “The River of Death, the Shyok to a landscape which changes into grey from the dusty brown color. Yes! This notifies the arrival to the Pangong Tso located at 14,270 feet above the sea level. After arrival at the Pangong Lak camp, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the clear lake along with the reflections of the dark grey mountains. Rest your day by sleeping under the clear skies with billions of stars singing lullaby.
Farewell to this lovely lake is heartfelt after witnessing the lovely sunrise from the distant horizons. Way back to Leh, visit the Shey Palance and the Shey Gompa on the banks of Indus River. Not to miss is to get the full view of Shakyamuni Buddha which stands 39 feet high covering 3 floor of the Shey monastery. The Thiksey Monastery located at 11,800 feet above sea level is another attraction of the Leh-Ladakh valley, which is noted for its resemblance with the Patola Palace in Tibet. The Gold coated Maitreya Buddha statue in this monastery is unusually portrayed as seated in the lotus position and took 4 years to construct. The Leh-Ladakh road trip ends here with a drop in the reserved accommodation in Leh.
The Wonder of Ladakh trip, comes to an end by the last transit to the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport from where you can fly back home with bags full of memories.
Accomodations – Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 5 (Leh to Leh). You will be staying in a hotel at Leh, desert camping in Nubra valley and lakeside camping in Pangong Lake.
Meals – From dinner at Leh on Day 1 to breakfast at Leh on Day 6 are included. All meals except Lunch are included in this cost. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs.
Other Inclusions –
- Inner line security permits where applicable.
- One Motorcycle Royal Enfield 350cc on rent for you.
- Transfers from airport to hotel and then back to airport.
- Tour leader and local guide on motorcycle.
- Support vehicle with driver to carry your luggage.
- RE mechanic with spare parts and minor repairs en route.
- First aid kit and oxygen cylinder & Helmets.
- Fuel for entire tour.
- Foreigners permits for non-Indian riders.
- All hotel taxes and entry fees to monasteries etc.
- Flights to and from Leh.
- Any meals not specified (Lunches).
- Laundry, tips, camera fee, camel rides etc
- Personal riding kit – jacket, helmet, gloves or shoes.
- Alcohol and other beverages.
- 5% GST
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
Going on a bike trip is like hard-core backpacking through the roughest of mountains. It’s an adventure visit to Ladakh that requires packing to be mild yet all of the basic requirements will need to get transported along.
- Trekking Shoes, gear and Helmet
- Backpack(40-60L) with rain cover
- Warn layer of Clothes with Windproof Jacket
- Two pairs of cotton socks. 2 pairs of woollen socks
- Two pairs of full sleeve shirts/T-shirts, track Pants and jeans
- Thermal inner – one pair
- Sun cap
- One pair of wooden hand gloves
- Balaclava or woollen scarves
- LED torch
- A good quality camera.
- Toiletries – Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer.
- One water bottle(1L) and one thermos flask(1L)
- Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
- A Swiss Army Knife
- Personal Medical Kit
- Mandatory Documents especially driving licence.
By Air – Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the nearest airport, which is in Leh town. It is the most convenient way to reach Leh. There are a number of flights from Delhi to Leh.
By Railway – Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest rail-head, which is 850 Km from Leh. An excellent rail network connects Jammu Tawi to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. You have to get taxi and drive to Leh via Srinagar or Keylong. But since these routes are close in winter you can’t visit Leh during winters via road.
By Road – Planning Delhi as a base for your Ladakh bike trip, Srinagar to Leh and Manali to Leh will be the two chief paths offering the very best street conditions and scenic views.
- Weather is unpredictable in Himalayas due to high altitudes. It is necessary to acclimatized yourself before starting your trip. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.
- We have an experienced Ladakh bike trip guide who leads the trip. To enjoy your safe and sound experience, follow the leads of Trip leader.
- It is advisable not to drive in night as it could be dangerous.
- Consult your physician before undertaking the trip and carry basic medicines you are using for the purpose of added safety.
- While visiting the monasteries, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
- The trip takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.