Alchi- Pangong Lake Tour

Package Description

This tour takes you to Leh along with Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. You get to see the beauty of Nubra Valley, visit the Pangong Lake, which is the only brackish lake of the world

Duration July-September
Maximum Altitude 4,350 m
Activities Jeep safari & Sightseeing
Best Time July to September

Day 01: Leh- Indus Valley:
Morning after breakfast, we will take you to a guided tour of the Monasteries of the Indus Valley. Your excursion would include visits to, HEMIS (45 KMS. SOUTH OF LEH) Built on a green hillside surrounded by spectacular mountains, Hemis is the biggest and the most important monastery in Ladakh. It was built in the 17th century by Chapgon Gyalshas and ever since has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family. Hemis is the headquarter of the Drukpa order and all the monasteries throughout Ladakh are administered by it. This wealthiest monastery contains gold statues and stupas decorated with precious stones and many priceless old Thankas. THIKSEY (25 KMS SOUTH OF LEH)Thiksey,one of the most imposing monasteries belonging to the 15th century, stands on a crag overlooking the flood plain on the east bank of the Indus. The monastery belongs to Elugpa order (Yellow sect) and is a 12- Storey Monastery painted deep red, ochre and white with typical tapering walls. There is a 15m high Buddha figure at the entrance of the new temple. The layout of the monastery complex resembles the Potala palace in Lhasa. SHEY (15 KMS SOUTH OF LEH)On the East bank of the Indus river lies the beautiful Shey Monastery. Up to the 16th century it was the royal palace. There is a 17.5 m high blue haired Maitreya Buddha of copper, brass gilded and studded with precious gemstones.Return to your hotel by the later part of the afternoon. Evening you can walk down to the nearest market on your own or spend some time at leisure.Overnight at hotel. Meal Plan:- Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day 02: Leh- Lamayuru (3,510 m): Drive 110 Kms
Morning after breakfast drive to Lamayuru/Yuru Gompa. Overnight Stay at Diskit. Lamayuru is a Tibetan Buddhist Gompa (monastery) in Kargil District, Western Ladakh, India, situated on the Srinagar - Kargil - Leh road 15 km east of the Fotu La, at a height of 3,510 m. The Indian scholar Mahasiddhacarya Naropa (956-1041 CE), allegedly caused a lake which filled the valley to dry up and founded Lamayuru Monastery. The oldest surviving building at Lamayuru is a temple called Seng-ge-sgang, at the southern end of the Lamayuru rock, which is attributed to the famous builder-monk Rinchen Zangpo (958-1055 CE). Rinchen Zangpo was charged by the king of Ladakh to build 108 gompas, and certainly many gompas (monasteries) in Ladakh, Spitiand the surrounding regions, date from his time. Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh, with a population of around 150 permanent monks resident.It has, in the past, housed up to 400 monks, many of which are now based in gompas in surrounding villages. Lamayuru is host to two annual masked dance festivals, in the second and fifth months of the Tibetan lunar calendar, when all the monks from these surroundinggompas gather together to pray. Overnight at hotel in Lamayuru. Meal:- Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day 03: Lamayuru- Alchi-Leh: Drive 110 Kms
After breakfast drive back to leh enroute visit Alchi Village and overnight at a hotel in Leh.The village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage) Alchi Monastery, mainly known for its magnificent, and well-preserved 11th or 12th century wall paintings, all in an Indo-Himalayan style. Alchi is a small village with several tourist homestays, most offering modern conveniences for overnight stays, The best time to visit is from June to September. Overnight in a Hotel at Leh.
Meal:- Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day 04: Leh - Pangong (4,350 M): Drive 185 Kms
Early morning after breakfast drive to Pangong lake.

Pangong Tso "long, narrow, enchanted lake" is anendorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. All together it covers 604 km2. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.

The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wet land of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.

Overnight at a hotel in Pangong.
Meal:- Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day 05: Pangong - Leh: Drive 185 Kms
Morning after breakfast drive back to Leh. Enjoy evening at Leh market and prepare to depart next morning. Overnight at a hotel in Leh.
Meal:- Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Day 06: Leh: Departure
Early morning after breakfast fly/drive to your destination.

INR 28700/-Per Person for 2 pax together/INR 22,500/-Per Person travelling minimum 4 pax together/ INR 18000/-Per Person for a group of 8 pax together.

Hotel Information.


City

Hotels or Similar

Leh

Linzing

Lamayuru/Alchi

Guest House/Camp

Pangong

Camp




Prices Include:

  • Accommodation for 6 nights on twin share basis in the above mention hotels or similar.

  • Through Services of Local Guide for the sightseeing from Leh- Leh

  • One time entrances to the monuments if any in the itinerary

  • All currently applicable taxes

  • All transport services using non a/c jeep/sumo or similar from Leh to Leh.

  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.

  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day during the visits and long drives.

Prices does Not Include:

  • Any kind of insurance cover

  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc

  • Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above

  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above

  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule;

  • cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc

  • Expenses of personal nature like personal gratuities, telephone charges, laundry, spa activities, drinks etc.

  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.

  • Any porterage at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).

  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments

  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'



General Conditions:

  • The prices are on Per Person basis,

  • All prices are subject to any revision of tax and tariff structure

  • Rates valid in 2015 only.


Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be notified in writing on the name of Shikhar Travels India And same is mailed at tours@shikhar.com. Cancellation fees are applied to the following timetable:

  1. Cancellation made prior to 91 days or more, 10% of the money deposited as advance or Rs. 4000/- p. p whichever is higher.

  2. 61 - 90 days: 25% of the total invoice

  3. 31 - 60 days: 50% of the total invoice

  4. 07  -30 days: 75% of the total invoice

  • 01 - 06 days: full retention and will be treated as no show client

In certain cases the cancellation policy (including conditions applicable on the advance deposit made/required for holding the reservation) may differ & would be applicable as per the cancellation policy of that hotel / Service provider. This will be charged over & in addition to the cancellation policy.


TRANSPORT INFORMATION (Jeep/Sumo or SIMILAR)

We are incredibly particular about our transport services. Our vehicles are never more than three years old and maintained in immaculate condition. They are always very clean and comfortable. Our drivers are also an incredibly important component of our promised service to our clients. Through thorough training and maintenance of quality control, we ensure our drivers not only drive safely but extend a very high level of courtesies to their passengers. We also ensure we make contact with our clients regularly throughout their holiday to ensure everything is running smoothly and they are happy with the vehicles and drivers.



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