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Itinerary

OVERVIEW :CAMEL TREK IN NUBRA VALLEY

 THIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF OUR CAMEL TREK IN THE NUBRA VALLEY IS THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS BEING ORGANISED IN INDIA.TREKS OF THIS NATURE EXIST ONLY IN THE TAKLAMAKAN & GOBI DESERT AREAS.THE CAMELS HERE ARE VERY UNIQUE AND HAVE TWO HUMPS ON THEIR BACKS INSTEAD OF JUST ONE HUMP. THESE SAME CAMELS ARE ALSO FOUND IN THE LADAKH & NUBRA VALLEY AREAS AND WILL BE USED FOR THE TREK.THEY SURVIVE IN THE COLD DESERT TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM -35C TO 35C. THIS RARE CAMEL IS NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN INDIA. THIS UNIQUE TREK WILL BE TRAVERSING THROUGH SEABUCK THORN FORERST AND HUGE SAND DUNES NESTLED BETWEEN THE HIMALAYAN RANGES AND THE KARAKORAM RANGES.

DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH: ARRIVAL LEH KUSHOK BAKULA AIRPORT (THIS MUST BE ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD. ON A CLEAR DAY FROM ONE SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT CAN BE SEEN IN THE DISTANCE THE PEAKS OF K2, NANGA PARBAT, GASHERBRUM AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT, SO CLOSE THAT YOU FEEL YOU COULD REACH OUT AND TOUCH IT, IS THE NUN KUN MASSIF.) UPON ARRIVAL YOU WILL MET BY TIH REPRESENTATIVE AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR CHECK IN. COMPLETE DAY FOR REST AND LEISURE TO ACCLIMATIZE FOLLOWED BY WELCOME TEA OR COFFEE AT THE HOTEL. EVENING VISIT TO LEH PALACE, SHANTI STUPA & LEH MARKET. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.( B,L,D)

DAY 02: LEH - EXCURSION TO SHAM VALLEY (50 KMS / 03 HRS – ONE WAY: AFTER BREAKFAST YOU DRIVE DOWNSTREAM ALONG THE RIVER INDUS ON LEH – KARGIL HIGHWAY. AND START OUR SIGHTSEEING WITH HALL OF FAME (MUSEUM CONSTRUCTED BY INDIA ARMY) NEAR LEH IS WORTH A VISIT FOR EVERY INDIAN, AND PROCEED FURTHER TO GURUDWARA PATTHAR SAHIB AT AN ALTITUDE OF 3600 MTRS ABOUT 22 KMS FROM LEH WAS CONSTRUCTED IN MEMORY OF GURU NANAK DEV JI NESTLED DEEP IN THE HIMALAYAS, A DRIVE OF ANOTHER 4 KM WILL TAKE YOU TO MAGNETIC HILL WHICH DEFIES THE LAW OF GRAVITY. AS YOU MOVE AHEAD FROM MAGNETIC HILLS, JUST BEFORE NIMMU VILLAGE, THERE COMES A FAMOUS SANGAM (CONFLUENCE OF TWO RIVERS) INDUS RIVER COMING FROM TIBET (LEFT) AND ZANSKAR RIVER COMING FROM ZANSKAR VALLEY (RIGHT). ZANSKAR RIVER IS KNOWN FOR ITS FAMOUS CHADAR TREK. LATER WE DRIVE BACK TO LEH. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL IN LEH.( B,L , D) LUNCH WILL BE EN-ROUTE.

DAY 03: ON TO NUBRA VALLEY (APPROX 160 KMS / APPROX 05 HOURS DRIVE): THIS MORNING, DRIVE TO NUBRA VALLEY, POPULARLY KNOWN AS DORMA OR “THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS” VIA KHARDUNGLA PASS - THE WORLD’S ONE OF THE HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD (5602 MTS). ON ARRIVAL, CHECK IN TO THE CAMP.LATER IN THE AFTERNOON, VISIT THE DISKIT MONASTERY AND THE GIANT STATUE OF MAITREYA BUDDHA WHICH IS THE TALLEST BUDDHA STATUE IN LADAKH. THEREAFTER, VISIT THE WHITE SAND DUNES AT HUNDER, WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY THE DOUBLE HUMPED BACTRIAN CAMEL RIDE (RIDE ON DIRECT PAYMENT BASIS).OVERNIGHT IN NUBRA VALLEY.( B,L,D)

DAY 4: CAMEL TREK : THE TREK STARTS FROM TODAY, TREKKING THROUGH THE PRISTINE SEABUCKTHORN FORESTS WHICH ARE TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE. THE LUCKY ONES CAN GET TO SEE THE WOLF, WILD CAT, WILD CAMELS, FOXES, JACKALS, WEASELS AND OTHER AND ALSO LOTS OF BIRD LIFE. WE WILL PASS SAND DUNES TO CAMP OVERNIGHT IN TENTS. WE WILL CAMP NEAR THE HIGHEST SAND DUNE IN NUBRA, BIRI THOMPO, NEXT TO THE CONFLUENCE OF THE SIACHEN & SHAYOK RIVERS. THE TOTAL TREKKING TIME IS 4 TO 5 HOURS.(B, L, D)

DAY 5: CAMEL TREK: WE WILL TREK UP THE RIVER BANK ALONG THE RIVER, WHERE WE CAN FIND LOTS OF LOCAL WILD FLORA. WE WILL PASS THROUGH THE SEABUCKTHORN FORESTS TO ARRIVE AT A YAK FARM & BLUE TROUT FARM. AFTER WHICH WE WILL ARRIVE BACK AT MOBILE CAMP AND STAY OVERNIGHT WITH AN ORGANISED CAMP FIRE. TOTAL TREKKING TIME IS 3 TO 4 HOURS.( B,L,D)

DAY 6: CAMEL TREK: THE DAY STARTS WITH TREKKING THROUGH THE SEA BUCKTHORN FORESTS TO ARRIVE AT THE SAND DUNES. TRAVERSING THROUGH THE SAND DUNES WE WILL ARRIVE AT THE CAMP COLD DESERT WHERE WE WILL STAY OVERNIGHT WITH AN ORGANISED CULTURAL ACTIVITY AND DANCE SHOW. TOTAL TREKKING TIME IS 3 TO 4 HOURS.( B,L,D )

DAY 07: NUBRA – PANGONG LAKE: AFTER BREAKFAST LEAVE FOR PANGONG LAKE (14,500 FT.), RIDE THROUGH CHANGLA PASS 17,350 FT., IT IS THE THIRD HIGHEST MOTOR ABLE ROAD IN THE WORLD. VISIT SHYOK RIVER &DURBUK, ARRIVE AT PANGONG LAKE IT IS THE HIGHEST SALT WATER LAKE IN THE WORLD, SHARED BY TWO COUNTRIES INDIA & CHINA. ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE LAKE ON THE BANKS OF PANGONG LAKE WITH MULTI-COLOUR REFLECTIONS AND FASCINATING HIGH ALTITUDE OF THE LAKE. OVERNIGHT STAY AT PANGONG LAKE.( B,L,D)

DAY 08: ON TO LEH: THIS MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST, DRIVE AROUND THE PANGONG LAKE AND DON’T FORGET TO CLICK PHOTOS!! CONTINUE YOUR DRIVE TO LEH. EN ROUTE VISIT HEMIS MONASTERY HIDDEN IN A GORGE, THE LARGEST AND WEALTHIEST GOMPA IN LADAKH. VISIT STOK PALACE, FAMOUS FOR BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND THE VIEW OF SUNRISE AS WELL AS SUNSET IS AMAZING FROM THE PALACE. AT PRESENT, THE PALACE IS OPEN TO VISITS AND PRESENTS A COLLECTION OF ROYAL ATTIRES, CROWN AND OTHER ROYAL MATERIALS.THE REST OF THE EVENING IS AT LEISURE FOR VARIOUS INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES.OVERNIGHT IN LEH. ( B,L,D) LUNCH WILL BE EN-ROUTE

DAY 09: DEPART LEH: TODAY, BID FAREWELL TO YOUR ‘LADAKH TOUR, AS YOU ARE TRANSFERRED TO THE AIRPORT IN LEH FOR YOUR ONWARD JOURNEY.

Inclusions

  • ACCOMMODATION ON DOUBLE SHARING BASIS.
  • 02 LUNCH ENROUTE( 2ND DAY & 8TH DAY).
  • ASSISTANCE UPON ARRIVAL AT LEH AIRPORT.
  • A CLASS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ON TWIN SHARING BASIS IN LEH.
  • TRADITIONAL WELCOME IN THE HOTEL WITH WELCOME DRINK (HOT TEA) ON ARRIVAL.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL FEE , WILD LIFE FEES & RED CROSS FEE.
  • RETURN AIRPORT AND ROUND TRIP TRANSFERS ALONG WITH ALL SIGHTSEEING TOURS BY NON-AC VEHICLE (01 NAC TEMPO TRAVELER) AS PER THE ITINERARY.
  • ALL APPLICABLE TAXES OF HOTELS.
  • ALL TOLL TAX AND PARKING FEE.
  • QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED TEAM OF, COOK, HELPERS & PORTERS.
  • ALL MEALS ON TREK AND IN HOME-STAYS/CAMPS (WHILE ON TREK).
  • TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE TREKKING POINT.
  • GUIDE SERVICES THROUGH OUT THE TREK IN LADAKH.
  • CAMEL RIDE.
  • CULTURAL SHOW DURING THE TREK.
  • CAMP FIRE.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

  • OUR CAMPING TRIPS ARE FULL-SERVICE, WITH TENTS, SLEEPING PADS, OUR DINING TENT, KITCHEN TENT, ALL SUPPLIES AND FOOD, PONIES AND A FANTASTIC STAFF AND GUIDES PROVIDED. YOU JUST NEED TO BRING YOUR PERSONAL GEAR AND A GOOD SPIRIT TO ENJOY THE ADVENTURE.

CAMPING EQUIPMENT PROVIDED ON THE TREK:

  • 2 MEN EXPEDITION TENTS
  • SLEEPING BAGS
  • INSULATED MATTRESSES
  • KITCHEN TENT
  • DINING TENT
  • TOILET TENT
  • BASIC MEDICAL KIT

TRIP LEADERS:

  • OUR TRIP LEADERS HAVE A VAST EXPERIENCE OF TREKKING & CAMPING IN THE HIMALAYAS. THEY ARE FLUENT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ARE ALWAYS FORTHCOMING WITH INTERESTING LORE AND INFORMATION ON LOCAL HISTORY, CULTURE AND PRACTICES. ALL OUR TRIP LEADERS HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF FIRST-AID.

MEALS ON OUR TREKS:

  • ON ALL OUR TREKS WE PROVIDE FOOD THAT'S TASTY, HYGIENIC AND NUTRITIOUS. OUR CHEFS ARE EXPERTS AT KEEPING THE TEAM'S BATTERIES CHARGED WITH MOUTH-WATERING WATERING MULTI-CUISINE MEALS, AT TIMES UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. CUISINE IS DECIDED KEEPING IN MIND THE PROFILE OF THE GROUP. ALSO ON MOST OF OUR TREKS OUR CLIENTS GET THE OPTION OF TRYING OUT THE LOCAL DISHES.

Exclusions

  • AIRFARE TO AND FROM LEH.
  • ANY KIND OF PERSONAL EXPENSES OR OPTIONAL TOURS / EXTRA MEALS ORDERED. ANYTHING NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED UNDER THE HEAD “PACKAGE INCLUSIONS” TIPS, INSURANCE, LAUNDRY, PHONE CALLS.
  • THE SERVICES OF VEHICLE IS NOT INCLUDED ON LEISURE DAYS & AFTER FINISHING THE SIGHTSEEING TOUR AS PER THE ITINERARY.
  • ANY KIND OF DRINKS (ALCOHOLIC, MINERAL, AERATED).
  • MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • ADDITIONAL COSTS DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATION, ROAD BLOCKS ETC.
  • GST 5% ON TOTAL INVOICE.

CAMERA:

  • BRING A SPARE SET OF BATTERIES OR A SMALL SOLAR CHARGER FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. AND LOTS OF FILM, AS LADAKH & ZANSKAR ARE EXTREMELY PHOTOGENIC!

VIDEO CAMERA:

  • EITHER BRING EXTRA BATTERIES OR A SOLAR CHARGER.

TREKKING GEAR:

  • THE FOLLOWING LIST ONLY MENTIONS THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS. YOU HAVE TO PREPARE A LIST OF CLOTHES AND SMALL PERSONAL ARTICLES YOU WILL NEED DURING THE TREK:
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • BOOTS
  • CAMP SHOES/SNEAKERS / SANDALS
  • SOCKS
  • LIGHT WIND JACKET
  • DOWN JACKET/VEST
  • FLEECE JACKET/VEST
  • T-SHIRTS
  • UNDERWEAR
  • TREKKING PANTS
  • THERMAL TOPS
  • THERMAL BOTTOM
  • WARM HAT
  • SUN HAT/BASEBALL CAP
  • LIGHT GLOVES
  • DUFFEL BAG
  • SUNGLASSES
  • TORCH/HEADLAMP
  • CAMERA AND FILM
  • BOOKS
  • LIP BALM
  • SUNSCREEN
  • CAMP TOWEL/TOWEL/SARONG
  • TOILETRIES
  • PERSONAL MEDICINES
  • MONEY POUCH/BELT
  • BANDANA/SCARF

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITION:

  • Prices valid from 01st April 2019 to 31st Oct 2019.
  • Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 1000 hrs.
  • Any price hike due to flight cancelled or delayed due to Bad weather or any other reason given by the airline. Cost for accommodation and transport in such cases will have to be borne by passenger.
  • There would be no refund for the road blocks at Nubra / Pangong & Tsomoriri due to natural calamity.
  • Room allotment will be as per availability at the time of check in, floor or view preferences are not guaranteed.
  • Food menu as per availability of vegetables based on Buffet / Fixed menu.
  • Any dispute will be subject to Delhi jurisdiction.
  • 25% advance (Non Refundable) to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation & Balance 75% one month prior to arrival.
  • Maximum 06 Pax can be accommodated in one vehicle Xylo or Similar.
  • Any addition in Tax or Fuel charge done by Airlines / Transport Company etc will be chargeable to group members.
  • The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% any time after confirmation.
  • 50% before 30 days of arrival date.
  • For cancellation in more than a week ahead of the arrival, 50% of the Total Amount is charged as cancellation Fee.
  • No Refund within 15 Days from the date of departure.
  • No Refund or Compensation on any changes on ongoing trip.
  • Note: HOPE I REPLIED TO YOUR QUERY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR ANY CHANGES IN THE ITINERARY IF REQUIRED.

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