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Enthralling Leh Ladakh with Turtuk Village Tour Package

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This 9 nights 8 days Enthralling Leh Ladakh Tour with Turtuk starts from Leh. Leh, the highest plateau in the Himalayas of India is a desert city, is the capital of northern India’s Ladakh UT(Union Territory). Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now 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.

Being the northernmost part of the country it extends from the Himalayas to Kunlun Ranges and also includes the upper Indus River valley. Ladakh region is divided into two districts, Leh and Kargil. Ladakh is a sparsely populated region but is dominated by people following Buddhism and Islam.

The word Ladakh means Land of High Passes. It is also called the Moon-Land and the Cold Desert because of its barren topography and extreme temperature during the night and in winters.

After crossing Khardungla Pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world, we visit Nubra Valley, 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.

Hunder is famous for its sand dunes and “Bactrian camels”, also known as Double humped camels. The area near Hunder is quite barren, but once you enter Hunder, it is quite green and there are many farms and cultivable land available here which makes it a soothing experience for your tired eyes.

The highlight of this trip definitely is a visit to two of the highest altitude lakes in the world, Pangong and Tso Moriri. 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.

Tso Moriri, another surreal saline lake is located at 4,522mts and in Tibetan Language is known as “Mountain Lake”. Stunning reflections of nearby mountains and white clouds set against the clear blue sky make Tso Moriri seem like a giant mirror and one of the not-to-miss places to visit in Ladakh.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival at Leh Airport +Acclimatization Only

2nd Day: Leh City Tour

3rd Day: Leh to Nubra

4th Day: Nubra to Turtuk, night stay in Turtuk

5th Day: Turtuk to Leh - via Hunder

6th Day: Leh to Pangong

7th Day: Pangong to TsoMoriri

8th Day: Tsomoriri to Leh

9th Day: Departure from Leh - Airport Drop

Price

Leh to Leh:

6 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 28500 / Person
4 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 33600 / Person
2 Members - Per Person Cost
Double Occupancy 45500 / Person

Itinerary (Leh to Leh)

  • 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 Nubra

    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 Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute.

    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.

  • 4

    4th Day : Nubra to Turtuk, night stay in Turtuk

    After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Diskit Monastery. If time permits you can also go for ATV ride (personal expense) and then continue further till 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  

    Visit Turtuk Waterfall and Turtuk Museum later on Enjoy the magnificent view of K2 peak while walking around. Dinner and overnight stay in Turtuk.

  • 5

    5th Day : Turtuk to Leh - via Hunder

    Afte breakfast head towards leh. You will stop over in Hunder which is 83 kms away from Turtuk. Hunder lies on the ancient silk route, once an important international trade route. Hunder is most popular for the double Humped camel safaris which are reminder the bygone era of Silk Route trade. Afterwards move to Leh 

    On arrival done your check-in formalities. Enjoy café hopping and dinner. Overnight stay in your hotel.

  • 6

    6th Day : Leh to Pangong

    After Breakfast, head towards Pangong via Chang La pass. 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. Have dinner in your Campsite 

    Overnight at Camps in Pangong.

  • 7

    7th Day : Pangong to TsoMoriri

    After Breakfast, check out from the stay after that proceed for Tso Moriri Lake. 

    Tso Moriri is another high altitude lake in the Ladakh region and comes under Tso Moriri wetland sanctuary

    Mighty mountains, snow-capped peaks, lush green fields and the deep blue water stretching to the horizon, Tso Moriri offers it all.

    Have dinner and Overnight stay at Camps in Tso-Moriri

  • 8

    8th Day : Tsomoriri to Leh

    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

  • 9

    9th Day : Departure from Leh - Airport Drop

    After early Breakfast, checkout from Hotel & 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.

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 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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