Khardungla & Pangong Tour (5 Days)

Package Description

Visit the highest motorable road at Khardungla and the Pangong Lake (across Changla Pass). You will be visiting the old palaces, gompas, monasteries and much more.


Duration 04 Nights & 05 Days
Maximum Altitude 5,359 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- pangong- Leh:

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 wetlandof international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.

Return to Leh for Overnight stay in a hotel

Meal Plan:- Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner



Day 03: Leh- Khardungla - Leh: Drive 40 Kms

Morning after breakfast drive to Khardungla. Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually, and a small population of Bactrian camels can still be seen at Hunder, in the area north of the pass. During World War II there was an attempt to transfer war material to China through this route. Khardung La is situated 39 km by road from Leh. The first 24 km, as far as the South Pullu check point, are paved. From there to the North Pullu check point about 15 km beyond the pass the roadway is primarily loose rock, dirt, and occasional rivulets of snow melt.

Khardung La is widely, but incorrectly, believed to be the world's highest motorable pass. There are higher motorable passes at Suge La, west of Lhasa, 5,430 m (17,815 feet), andSemo La 5,565 m (18,258 feet), between Raka and Coqen in Central Tibet.

Return back to Leh for overnight stay at hotel.

Meal Plan:- Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner



Day 04: Leh Departure:

Early morning after breakfast fly/drive to your destination.



INR 16500/-Per Person for 2 Pax together./INR 13,250/-Per Person travelling minimum 4 pax together/ INR 11000/-Per Person for a group of 8 pax together.

Prices Include:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights on twin share basis in the above mention hotels or similar.

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Through Services of Local Guide for the sightseeing from Leh Arrival to Departure.

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

  • All currently applicable taxes

  • All transport services using air-conditioned Toyota Innova/ Indica or similar in Delhi and all travel through jeep or similar from/in J & K as per the itinerary .

  • 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

  • In case of Pilgrimage tours cost of horse back, Doli, Helicopter (unless specifically mentioned), chopper etc.

  • Additional extra topping if taken

  • Fur coats/Jackets to visit snow point or any special attire required to visit any particular sightseeing place.

  • Medicines required if any

  • 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

  5. 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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