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Engaging Leh Ladakh with Turtuk & Kargil Tour Package

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Overview

Ladakh is not just a destination, but a dream in itself. The place is filled with vast barren landscapes, surreal high altitude lakes, snow covered mountain peaks, beautiful Buddhist monasteries and an insight into a different life and culture of Ladakhi people.

Our 8 nights 9 days Engaging Leh Ladakh with Turtuk and Kargil aims to showcase the real beauty of Ladakh so that you can take in every essence of the place.

We start our journey from Leh, which is the capital city of Ladakh. Leh is known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.

There are some famous places to explore in the city of Leh such as Spituk Monastery, which is one of the oldest monasteries in Leh, dating back to the 11th century. Experience the confluence of two massive rivers, Indus and Zanskar, while in Leh.

From Leh we head off to Nubra Valley after crossing Khardungla Pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world, which is located at an altitude of 3,048mts. It is a high altitude cold desert, which means it has scant vegetation and green cover. Wherever your eyes go, you’ll see vast barren lands, covered with sands and rocks which gives it a surreal look. 

Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest monastery in the Nubra Valley, with origins going back to the 14th century. Diskit Gompa is also famous for the statue of a protector deity (Kali) holding the head and arm of a medieval Mongol soldier.

Turtuk is one of the northernmost villages of India, and is situated in the Leh district, Ladakh. Turtuk falls in Baltistan- the place was under Pakistani control till 1971, so it is predominantly Muslim. Don't miss the chance to interact with the locals and their friendly behaviour - the whole feel is like being in Pakistan. It is surrounded by the famous Karakoram ranges and trek from a nearby village, Hunder is also possible.

Pangong Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,350mts and is a saline lake. It is 134kms long and extends from India into China. The lake is so beautiful and serene with its calm, glimmering blue water, that many Bollywood movies have been shot here, most famous being 3 Idiots. The crystal clear waters of the lake shine in many shades of blue depending upon its depth and with the sunlight.

At Srinagar, you can shop for pashminas, carved wooden boxes, Kashmiri carpets and the world famous Kashmiri Saffron. Take in every bit of authentic Kashmiri cuisine when you stop by their famous eateries in the market.Kashmiri food is considered as the pinnacle of culinary excellence with their famous spices and rich colour.

Kargil is a town which lies in the Kargil district in the union territory of Ladakh. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh and it lies at an elevation of 2,676mts. While in Kargil, visit Sonmarg and Baltal valley and also the Zoji La Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Kashmir valley. Other famous stopovers while going from Kargil to Leh are Nankila Peak, Fotu La, which is a mountain pass lying in Zanskar Range of the Himalayas at an elevation of 4,108mts. Lamayuru or Yuru Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery at an elevation of 3,510mts. It holds the distinction of being the latest and the oldest monasteries in Ladakh with 150 monks residing here. According to legends, Lamayuru Valley was a lake filled with serpents. Arahat Madhyantika, a person responsible for spreading Buddhism made some offering to the Nagas here and with the crack of his walking stick, a hole was made and all the water was drained out. Since that incident, the place is considered holy and sacred. 

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival at Leh Airport + Acclimatization Only

2nd Day: Leh City Tour

3rd Day: Leh to Turtuk via Khardung La Pass, night stay in Turtuk

4th Day: Turtuk to Nubra

5th Day: Nubra to Pangong via Shyok (250 kms)

6th Day: Pangong Lake to Leh (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)

7th Day: Leh to Kargil

8th Day: Kargil to Srinagar via Dras

9th Day: Departure from Sirnagar- Airport Drop

Price

Leh to Sringar:

6 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 30000 / Person
4 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 52000 / Person
2 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 65000 / Person

Itinerary (Leh to Sringar)

  • 1

    1st Day : Arrival at Leh Airport + Acclimatization Only

    Pick up from Leh Airport and proceeding for Hotel Check-in. Since you have arrived by air, it is strictly advised to relax & acclimatize with Leh altitude & weather today.

    Take full day rest & gear up for upcoming journeys.

    Dinner and Overnight Stay in Leh

  • 2

    2nd Day : Leh City Tour

    Start towards Sham Valley in the morning after Breakfast- visiting Hall of fame, Spituk Monastery, the confluence of Indus & Zanskar River (Sangam), Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill.

    Visit Shanti Stupa later in the evening. 

    Return to Leh by evening.

    *Consult our Tour Planner to add River Rafting adventure to this Trip.

  • 3

    3rd Day : Leh to Turtuk via Khardung La Pass, night stay in Turtuk

    After Breakfast, we travel towards one of the Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Turtuk. 

    Turtuk falls in Baltistan- the place was under Pakistani control till 1971, so it is predominantly Muslim. Don't miss the chance to interact with the locals and their friendly behaviour - the whole feel is like being in Pakistan. You can try delicious apricots here which are major source of income for the locals  

    On arrival done your check-in formalities, After some rest we will start Turtuk sightseeing. You will Visit Turtuk Waterfall and Turtuk Museum later on Enjoy the magnificent view of K2 peak while walking around. Dinner and overnight stay in Turtuk.

  • 4

    4th Day : Turtuk to Nubra

    After delicious breakfast, you will head towards Hunder and Diskit Monastery. After that you will continue your journey to Nubra. 

    Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Don't forget to click this unique mammal, found in the cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on the silk route.

    After dinner Overnight at Hunter/Nubra Camps/Hotel.

  • 5

    5th Day : Nubra to Pangong via Shyok (250 kms)

    After Breakfast, check out from the camps. If time permits you can also go for ATV ride (personal expense) and then continue further till Pangong via Shyok Valley

    Pangong Lake is one of the most beautiful & scenic high altitude saltwater lakes. The beauty of this place is such that various Bollywood movies have been shot around this lake. Another fact about the lake is that one-third of this lake is controlled by India & rest two-third lies under Chinese province. Check In to the campsite and later go for a stroll around Pangong Lake in the evening.

    Overnight at Camps in Pangong.

  • 6

    6th Day : Pangong Lake to Leh (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)

    After Breakfast, check out from Camps for the return journey to Leh. Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass and visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School.

    Return to Leh in the evening.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Leh

  • 7

    7th Day : Leh to Kargil

    After having your breakfast, you’ll drive to Kargil which will take approximately 6 hours 

    on the way cross charming stopovers such as Alchi, ancient Lamayuru monastery, Fotu La, Namkila Peak and Kargil War Memorial before finally reaching Kargil. Have your dinner after checking into your hotel and overnight stay in your Leh hotel. 

  • 8

    8th Day : Kargil to Srinagar via Dras

    After breakfast head towards Srinagar , it will take 7 hours. On your way, you’ll visit Baltal Valley and Sonamarg. The valley lies at the foot of Zoji La – the high mountain pass in the Himalayas of Kashmir, In evening, you’ll enter to Srinagar where you will check into your hotel room and have dinner and night stay in Srinagar Hotel . 

  • 9

    9th Day : Departure from Sirnagar- Airport Drop

    After early Breakfast, checkout from Hotel &  You can do local sightseeing of srinagar (if time permits ) 

    get transferred to Airport for onward flight back home.

     

    Tour concludes with lifetime memories of Ladakh.

     

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Inclusions

Accommodation as mentioned above, inclusive of all taxes

Meal Plan: MAP Plan (Breakfast & Dinner) 

A vehicle as per Itinerary (Innova / Tempo Traveller) 

All Inner line Permits

Toll taxes

Parking

Fuel charges 

Driver Allowances

Sightseeing as per Itinerary

Exclusions

5% GST

Train or Airfare

Personal Expenses like Entry charges, Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.

Any Extra Meals.

Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary.

Any entry fees for the museum, park, Jeep safari or anything else.

Room Heater Charges.

Insurance.

Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures (Strike, Hartal, Bandh) or any untoward incidents.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date. Land Package only, flights as per the operator's cancellation policy

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost.

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Trek Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

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