The Moonland Journey

The Moonland Journey

Code LDK-2017-112
Destination Leh Alchi Pangong Lake Khardung-La Top
Category Ladakh Tour Package
Duration 6 days 5 nights
Guide Language India

Our tour packages are designed to let the travelers experience and enjoy Ladakh and its magnificent beauty of landscape thoroughly and seamlessly. Our team support is based in Leh itself  to take care on every detail of your journey and assist you 24x7. Hence, booking with us you, your family, your friends and relatives are in a safe hand with a local travel agent, to take care of all your needs and greed’s. We use the best & handpicked hotels in Leh, camps in  Pangong lake and Nubra valley, for your 100% comfort & service satisfaction. 

Dates & Prices

Day 01: Leh:   Arrival at Leh:
Day 01: Leh: Arrival at Leh:

Arrival at Leh airport and transferred to the Hotel. Delhi to Leh fight is an hours spectacular over the Pan-himalays, you can take nice early morning picture sun touching the horizon and the magnificent mountain view. As soon as you get out of the airport our representative will guide you to the hotel, there a welcome drink and traditional white scarf welcome will be hosted by the hotel reception. Since your ascending form 200 to 3500 Meters. form the sea level you need a  Complete day for Acclimatise. Later evening visit to Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. O/N Leh.

 

Meals : Dinner
Day 02: Leh – Sham region – Leh 124 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs:
Day 02: Leh – Sham region – Leh 124 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs:

After breakfast drive to Likir, Alchi Monastery, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Hall of Fame museum and Sangam (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus River). Alchi monastery has 1000 year old paintings of Buddha and other deities  on a mandala structure building build by a famous Tibetan architect in 11 century, Basgo is on the way after Nimo know for its 400-yrs old castle. Likir monastery has a museum and a novice school, the view is magnificent from the top of monastery O/N Leh.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 03: Leh - Pangong Lake (140 KMS / 4 - 5 HRS – ONE WAY):
Day 03: Leh - Pangong Lake (140 KMS / 4 - 5 HRS – ONE WAY):

After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft) through Changla Pass 17,350 ft, 3rd highest motorable road in the world. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of pangong while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Overnight at deluxe camp. O/N Pangong.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 04: Pangong Lake to Leh

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh and check in at Hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 05: Leh - Khardong-la pass (highest motor able pass)
Day 05: Leh - Khardong-la pass (highest motor able pass)

Morning drive to Khardong-la to be on the world highest motor able pass, enjoy the beautiful scenic view of entire Ladakh range and Karakurm range drive back to leh, afternoon sightseeing around Leh Bazar.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 06 Departure Transfer
Day 06 Departure Transfer

Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination with sweet memories of Ladakh.     

Meals : In-flight
Overview: Ladakh.com is dedicated to offer guest visiting Ladakh,  the best possible price, service and insight of ladakh’s culture culinary and history. Ladakh is a land situated at 3500meters above sea level has a cold desert arid landscape, many travellers described it in various ways “The Moon Land” the last Shangrila and the land of lamas and monasteries. For more detail on ladakh See here>>
 
Why Book with us:  Our  operation team are local experts, who knows  well how to make your tour interesting and Introspective, our tour programs are our won tailor-made, combined with the best landscape drive, most interesting sites, and the must see historical places and monuments of Ladakh.  Our packages has no hidden cost, no commission to third party or to an agent, (technically we don't re-sale your tour to third parties)  thus you’re purely dealing with a locally based tour operator to get the best price and best  service. Hence we assure touring with us would be a life time memorable experience for you, to  share  with your family and friends, once you get back home.  We take care of you 24x7 during your tour to assure all service must go smooth.  
 
 
 
List of essential things one should carry for a trip to Ladakh. 

Water: Water is the most essential thing while traveling in Ladakh, since dehydration can further complicate health issues at such a high altitude. So make sure you are carrying at least couple of liter of water per person all the time and drinking at regular intervals.

Medicines: Carry Diamox if you aren’t allergic to sulfur drugs (helps reduce some of the symptoms of AMS) and medicines for headache, fever, stomach ache, cold and cough syrup. You can find more detailed list for medicines here, First Aid Travel kit.

Sunscreen lotion: UV rays at high altitude can be quite damaging to the skin, even during the harshest of winter, so don’t forget to carry a good quality sunscreen lotion eg. Lotus Herbal Sun Screen Lotion with rating of SPF30 or higher and apply it properly before going out in the sun.

UV sunglasses: As mentioned earlier, UV rays at high altitude can be quite damaging and this holds true for eyes as well. So having decent quality UV sunglasses (Fastrack ones are available for as little as Rs. 800) is quite essential, especially if you are traveling early in the season or during winter, when mountain passes have a lot of snow cover and sunlight reflecting from the snow can be even harsher!

Lip balm: Dry and cold weather of Ladakh will make your lips dry, which can get quite painful due to cracking and skin coming off, so make sure to carry a lip balm or Vaseline.

Mustard oil: Mustard oil can be used for moisturizing skin, putting it in your hair and for lubricating insides of nostrils, which can become quite dry and painful due to dry and cold winds of Ladakh.

Glucose: Carrying water mixed with Glucon C/D is a good idea while traveling at high altitude, as it provides instant energy on the move, when your appetite is likely to be reduced due to AMS and at the same time, doesn’t act as a diuretic, like most caffeinated energy drinks. Carry couple of small packs with you, which you can mix in water, at the beginning of the day.

Chocolates, biscuits and nuts: Carrying couple of chocolates, a pack of biscuits and few hundred grams of almonds, raisins and cashews is a good idea, as these provide instant energy and easy snack and don’t take up too much space. Those who love spicy food, make sure to carry pickle or sauce, since Ladakhi food is a bit bland.

Other personal essentials: Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper. You can also carry your shaving kit and face wash if you have the space and need for these and any other toiletries.

Clothes: In Ladakh it is best to dress in layers, since majority of coldness is due to wind chill and temperatures can change rapidly depending on the place, time and weather. Hence dressing in layers will allow you to add/subtract layers as and when needed. So make sure apart from your regular cloths, you are also carrying a sweater, gloves, cap (protect head and ears from cold winds), warm inners (especially if you are traveling in off season) and if possible, air/water resistant jacket.

Documents and IDs: It is essential to carry at least one government issued identity card and couple of photocopies of it, since it is needed while applying for inner line permit and at certain places, to register at the check post. You should also carry your medical insurance card (if you have one), Map of Ladakh, your printed itinerary, hotel reservation slips (if you have prebooked), couple of copies of your flight ticket (if traveling by air) and list of important contacts (useful in case your mobile phone stops working).

Chargers for all the gadgets, cameras and mobile: Need I explain this?

Spare camera batteries: Carry at least one spare set of batteries required by your camera, since in cold environment, batteries can die quickly.

Car charger or battery bank: If you are an avid smart phone user and planning to log your route on your favorite GPS App, then make sure you are carrying car charger or a power bank with at least 4000-5000mAH capacity to keep your mobile phone running throughout the day.

3 socket Belkin Surge Protector: While it is a little large in size, 3 socket Belkin Surge Protector will not only keep your gadgets protected from power surges, but will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously and at the same time, provide the crucial cable length to safely place your gadgets in rooms with idiotic power socket locations (sadly enough, many hotels have this).

Enough memory cards to last you the entire trip: Doesn’t matter if you are carrying a laptop or planning to burn CDs/DVDs at Leh, carry enough memory cards to cover your entire shooting duration in Ladakh. If needed, borrow from friends but don’t depend on laptop HDDs or worse still, virus infested cyber café computers to copy and save your photographs!

Torch: Not really needed if your mobile phone has one, but if in case it doesn’t, carry a small LED one.

Money: While my recommendation would be to carry enough cash you need, to avoid wasting time withdrawing cash, it may not be feasible for everyone. So please keep in mind that ATMs beyond Srinagar and Manali are only available in Kargil and Leh and they too are few with often long queues in front of them.

Mobile phone connectivity: Only post-paid mobile phone connections from other states work in Ladakh and even from these, only BSNL has presence beyond Leh. So unless you wish to be dependent upon STD booths, carry a BSNL/MTNL post-paid connection.
 
 
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Meet & Greet at the airport by our representative
Traditional welcome scarf and welcome drink at the hotel
All local Sightseeing Transport & Airport drop/pick-up
Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee
Inner Line permit to visit restricted areas
01 Bottles of Mineral water per person per day
Local tax                                                                                            
All our camps/hotel in Nubra Valley, Pangogng Lake and Tsomoriri are equipped with portable oxygen cylinder to use on emergency                                                                                
10%discount coupons valid in our selected restaurant around Leh town
Ladakh.com t-shirt souvenir for each participants
 
Transportation: Innova/Xylo car will be used for up to 6 person. 
From 6-person to 10-person mini coach 10-seater (with push back seats) will be used.
All our drivers are friendly, well experienced for mountain driving well spoken in Hindi language and basic englsih ( can use as your guide and assistance anytime)  
Accommodation:  Accommodation on twin/double room sharing basis as per the Itinerary, in  our handpicked listed category hotels & camps with Breakfast and Dinner inclusive.Most of our hotels are on a walking distance from the Leh main market. Our camps in Nubra are in best locations and in Pangong, just beside the lake. Meals can be served as you prefer (veg/non-veg) 
 
TOUR PACKAGE DOESN'T INCLUDES:
Any Kind of Airfare (Domestic/International)
Monument & Museum entrance Fees                                                                                                 
The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
Ladakh entry fee (if any applicable)       
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Aerated)                                                                                          
Cost of incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks, bad or any other factors that's  beyond our control.
Extra Meals Ordered  Laundry, Phone Calls  
Optional tours, Travel insurance, travel visas and all personal expenses. 
Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff. 
Any items not specified as included.
 
Pay extra as you use: Portable Oxygen Cylinder in each vehicle (while traveling to Nubra valley Pangong Lake and Tsomoriri Lake) for an emergency usage (Rs. 1500.00per usage for refil  )

 

Vehicle Seat & Capacity:

1 Innova/Xylo/Scorpio ( Max-6 person including children)

2 Maxi Cab: ( Max-12 seats including children) 
 
CHILD POLICY
Infants: (up to 2-3- years):  free of cost (Air-fare may applicable please check airlines child policy)
Children above 4-year upto 12-year will be charged for extra bed or same bed sharing basis
 
PAYMENT POLICY: To book the tour, you have to deposit 15% to 20% of the total tour cost per person as a token advance, 50% of the tour cost has to be deposited 30 days before commencing the tour. Rest of the 50% will be collected on arrival. 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancelation stage-1 : 31 or more days prior to departure 15% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 
Cancelation stage-2: 22 to 30 days prior to departure 35% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 
Cancelation stage-3 :15 to 21 days prior to departure 50% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 
Cancelation stage-4 : within 15  days prior to departure 100% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation
 
 
HEALTH & FITNESS: Please read carefully our AMS/mountain sickness guide mentioned on the Main page TAB area.  Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board car and buses. Footprints Adventure requires a written notification prior to booking (by mail) if you have any physical, emotional or mental conditions that may require professional attention during the course of your tour. If you require any special equipment such as a wheelchair you are responsible for providing this on extra cost. Certain elements of our itineraries may not be wheelchair accessible and we cannot guarantee access or wheelchair assistance at our destinations. We reserve the right to decline a potential participant if, in our opinion, they have the potential to affect the health, safety and enjoyment of other participants. Please familiarize yourself with potential travel, health and safety risks in the regions you wish to visit, prior to booking your tour. Please read carefully our AMS/mountain sickness guidelines mentioned on the Main page TAB area before you begain you tour. We are unable to accommodate for women past their 6th month of pregnancy & senior citizen above the age of 80yrs.