Day 01: Arrival Transfer:
Arrival at Leh airport and transferred to the Hotel. Delhi to Leh fight is an hours spectacular over the Pan-himalayas, 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 Local 104 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs:
After breakfast leave for visit to Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries, Stok Palace Museum & Sindhu Ghat. In Thiksey monastery you witness the huge Buddha Matriya statue, and several old prayer hall with lots of old paintings, this are dated back to some 800yrs old. Novice monk school and on some occasion there will be a puja and performance. Later drive to hemis monastery the most richest monastery of Ladakh with lots of statues and old paintings. there is a museum with lots of display of Tibetan paintings and murals. later drive back to she castle , it sure to be the summer palace of ladakh’s king Singay Namgyal’s and most of their linage born there. O/N Leh.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 03:Leh - Nubra Valley 120 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs:
After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) post lunch, enjoy the camel safari at Sand Dunes between Deskit & Hundur Village. Nubra valley is also known as Ldumra means the valley of flowers, two centuries ago it use to be the hub of silk route trade, to go to Kashger, and Khotan till Rome with laden two humped camels with indian tea and other herbs from india and silk from china. the view is more and more magnificent further toward Panamaic village. After 250 km you reach the world most expensive battle ground the Sia-chen glacier bordered between Indian and Pakistan (still it fall under restricted are and tourist are now allowed) O/N Nubra Valley.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 04: Nubra Valley – Leh 120 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs:
After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery (Big Buddha), where you can have a magnificent view of Nubra Valley and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. O/N Leh.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 05: Departure from Leh:
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination with sweet memories of Ladakh.
Meals : In-flight
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List of essential things one should carry for a trip to Ladakh.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hotels and camps we use for our packages
Hotel the Grand Dragon
The Zen Ladakh
Eco Poplar resorts
|in Nubra Valley
Mystic Medows Earth Home
Double hump camp
|in Pangong Lake
Mysitc Pangong Camp
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
♦ All our camps/hotel in Nubra Valley, Pangogng Lake and Tsomoriri are equipped with portable oxygen cylinder to use on emergency
♦ 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 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 by 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.
♦ Vehicle & Seat & Capacity:
Innova/Xylo/Scorpio ( Max-6 person including children)
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.