THE ULTIMATE ASCENT - LADAKH


₹ 90,369 per person
15 Nights/16 Days
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The Ultimate Ascent - Ladakh

15 Nights & 16 Days extended trip to Srinagar-Leh-Manali for a perfect rejuvenation of soul. The trip begins from Srinagar. Explore valleys of Gulmarg, ride the highest cable ride, travel to Lidder valley of Pahalgam and get mesmerized by the unending beauty of Kashmir. Further your trip will lead you to Leh. Explore all the major locations of Leh such as Jispa, Khardungla Pass (highest motorable road), Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso lake etc. After an adventure of a lifetime the trip unfolds into the valleys of Manali and will let you explore the areas of Kullu and Parvati Valley. Give your trip an end into the hippie valleys of Kasol.


date_range 15 Nights / 16 Days

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar

Arrive at Srinagar airport from where you’ll be transferred to the Nageen Lake luxury houseboat. After some leisure, we’ll head for local sightseeing starting with the famous Mughal gardens and the Chashme Shahi. Enjoy the beauty of the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens followed by the Shankaracharya Temple. In evening, we’ll head out to explore the life at the Lake. There is also a floating market in the Lake which is perfect to soak in the natural aura, perfectly merged with the happy chatter and hustle bustle of local life, while you are gently swayed by the colorful Shikaras. Back to houseboat for a lovely and carefully prepared dinner as per your requirement. Overnight stay in the houseboat.

Day 2: Day in Gulmarg – Highest cable car ride and then head to Pahalgam

After having breakfast at the house Boat, head to Gulmarg in your private vehicle. Enjoy the famous Gondola Ride - a ride in the cable car to view the Gulmarg from the heights. Return to Srinagar and begin your journey to Pahalgam – a small village town gained popularity due to its beautiful valleys and as a base camp for Amarnath Yatris. Reach Pahalgam in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Step into the Lidder Valley in Pahalgam and then back to Srinagar

Wake up lazy morning. After breakfast, we’ll head to visit the very scenic Betab valley. Now we begin our journey into the wilderness of the explored valleys near Achabal and trust me, there isn’t a no better way to absorb its beauty, than on foot if time permits. Take a plunge into the streams that crawl by, sit back for a sip of qahwa, or just gaze at the horses grazing the meadows - experience it your way! Meet some Kashmiri embroiders/ Phiran designers or some walnut wood carpenters - to tell you all you might want to know about Kashmiri art. Return to Srinagar for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Srinagar to Kargil (5-6 hrs. Journey)

In morning after breakfast, start your journey from Srinagar to Kargil. Enroute you will come across the beautiful green valleys of Kashmir which would transform into the dead cold desert of the Ladakh Region. Cross the Dzozilla Pass to the small village of Ghumri followed by the coldest inhibited place in India Drass. Reach Kargil by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5: Kargil to Leh via Lamayuru (6-7 hrs. Journey)

Check-out the hotel after breakfast and continue your journey to Leh. On the way, we’ll visit the Lamayuru Monastery. Reach Leh by late afternoon and acclimatize for rest of the day. Overnight in Leh.

Day 6: Leh – Enroute Khardungla - Nubra Valley (7-8 hrs. Journey)

After breakfast at the hotel, brace yourself for the splendid drive over the mighty Khardung La – the 2nd highest motor able pass in the world at a height of 5602 M/ 18,380 ft. Over the route, the road dramatically plunges, and Shyok and Nubra Rivers unfold magically. You move on via Diskit to reach the white sands of Hunder. After freshening up, visit the Diskit monastery, which is believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley, and enjoy the sunset. Check-in at the Swiss cottage luxury camps near the river. Overnight in Nubra.

Day 7: Nubra – Leh (Visit Shanti Stupa)

Post breakfast, begin your journey for the day, exploring the various villages of Nubra Valley. Retrace your steps past Diskit, to go to Khalsar. Walk your way to the ancient Gompa. Don’t forget to pack a lunch. Spend some time and then drive back over Khardung La to reach Leh by early evening. Visit the Shanti Stupa in the evening. The sunset is the perfect backdrop you can wish for. Head back to the Leh by late evening. Overnight in Leh.

Day 8: Local sight-seeing in and around Leh

Wake up lazy morning. After breakfast and some leisure, we’ll start our journey to Leh – Srinagar highway. The drive further is one of the most spectacular journeys you will have. From the mountains formed by amalgamation of various
types and textures of rocks to the dazzling Zanskar Valley, accompanying you all along the journey the white snow clad peaks, this route gives you an absolute picturesque landscape. Head to visit the Magnetic hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Hall of fame, confluence point, etc. Return to Leh in the evening where we’ll visit the Shanti Stupa. The sunset is the perfect backdrop you can wish for. Head back to the hotel by late evening. Overnight in Leh.

Day 9: Leh – Pangong Tso (4260 M / 14000 ft) 150 km / 5 hrs. Journey

After breakfast go on an incredible drive from Leh on the road to Manali past Shey & Thiksey – the mound of earthen monastic dwellings & building, crowned by the Gompa. At Karu we take a detour and start ascending to cross the Ladakh range over Chang-La (5,475 M / 17950 ft). At the foot of the pass on the other side we reach Tangse. The valley is blessed with beautiful stream flowing through it starting from the lake giving a greenish tincture to the otherwise dry landscape around. Wait for the Marmots calling you out. However, the main attraction of this circuit is the grand Pangong which you would reach by early afternoon. Overnight in Pangong.

Day 10: Day at Leisure in Pangong

Wake up lazy morning. The day is at leisure. We'll head to visit the nearby village, walk around the Pangong Lake. Dinner and overnight stay in the camps.

Day 11: Pangong to Leh

Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the camps after breakfast and drive your way back to Leh. On the way back, visit the Sindhu Ghat and Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery – the most powerful monasteries considered in Ladakh region. Reach Leh by evening. Dinner and overnight in Leh.

Day 12: Leh to Jispa (around 9 hrs. Journey)

In morning after breakfast, bid the Ladakh region goodbye and head to Jispa in your private vehicle. Enroute visit the Morey Plains, Deepak Tal, Suraj Tal, Sarchu, Lahchungla, etc. Reach Jispa by evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and
overnight stay.

Day 13: Jispa – Manali (140 km / 5 hrs drive)

After breakfast and some leisure start your journey to Manali via Rohtang pass. Reach Manali in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14: Local sight-seeing in Manali

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Day 15: Visit Kullu and Kasol (Visit Manikaran Gurudwara) and then head to Chandigarh (9 hrs. Journey)

After breakfast and some leisure, we’ll start our journey to Kasol. Take a tour of the famous Parvati valley covering Kasol, Jari and head to Manikaran Gurudwara to take a dip into the hot water springs. Have the langar feast at Gurudwara and spend some time in the serenity of Parvati valley. Enroute visit Kullu which is famous for its handicrafts and shawls. In afternoon, we'll start our journey to Chandigarh. Reach Chandigarh late in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 16: Local sight-seeing in Chandigarh and then back to home

Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the hotel after breakfast and we'll head to visit the Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake. In evening, you’ll be transferred to airport to board the flight back to home.

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Inclusions / Exclusions
Inclusions

Accommodation for 15 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. Three rooms on double sharing basis with 1 extra bed at all the locations except Manali. In Manali, 3 rooms on double sharing basis would be provided since 1 traveler is leaving on 27th
All ex – Srinagar transportation, as per the itinerary in a dedicated and private vehicle (12 seater tempo traveler). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary.
Airport drop at Chandigarh included.
*Note – From Day 14 to Day 16, 1 Innova would be provided for 6 adults. For rest of the journey, tempo traveler would be provided.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner only (at all the locations)
Permits for Nubra valley, Tsomoriri and Pangong
All applicable taxes

Exclusions

X Any F & B other than those served with specified meals
X Anything not specifically mentioned in the section, 'Cost Includes'
X Flight / train charges to and fro hometown
X Entries to monuments, museums, forts, parks, etc.
X Personal expenses, tips, gratuities, etc.
X Expenses on account of factors beyond our control like earthquakes, political
disturbance etc.

Accommodation
New Jersey Nageen Lake Houseboat
New Jersey Nageen Lake Houseboat
Rating
Room Type- Deluxe Room
Address- Near. Nagin Club, Lake Rd, Nagin Bagh, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006
Stay For
2 Nights
Meal Included
CP
Paradise Inn
Paradise Inn
Rating
Room Type- Deluxe Room
Address- Chandanwari Road, Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir 192126
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
MAP
Kargil Tourist Camps
Kargil Tourist Camps
Rating
Room Type- swiss cottage tent
Address- Kurbathang, near village Pashkum, Kargil Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir 194103
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
MAP
Layul Palace
Layul Palace
Rating
Room Type- Deluxe Room
Address- Shanti Supa Road, Leh India, Shanti Stupa Rd, Leh, 194101
Stay For
4 Nights
Meal Included
MAP
Nature's Nest Camps
Nature's Nest Camps
Rating
Room Type- swiss cottage tent
Address- Nubra Valley, Leh - 194101
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
MAP
Royal Camp
Royal Camp
Rating
Room Type- Swiss cottage camp
Address- Royal Camp Pangong, Spangmik village, Pangong
Stay For
2 Nights
Meal Included
MAP
Ibex Hotel
Ibex Hotel
Rating
Room Type- Deluxe Room
Address- NH 3, Lahaul and Spiti district, Jispa, 175132
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
MAP
Lotus Inn River View
Lotus Inn River View
Rating
Room Type- Super Deluxe Room
Address- Kanyal Rd, Simsa Village, Nasogi, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Stay For
2 Nights
Meal Included
MAP
Diamond Plaza
Diamond Plaza
Rating
Room Type- Classic Deluxe Room
Address- S.C.O 2927-28, Opposite Markfed, Sector 22C, Chandigarh, 160022
Stay For
1 Nights
Meal Included
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