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OVERVIEW :SHAM VALLEY BABY TREK

 THIS SHORT TREK RUNS THROUGH SHAM, THE LOWER PART OF LADA.KH .THE TREK WILL GIVE YOU A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SEVERAL ANCIENT MONASTERIES AND VILLAGES THAT ARE RICH IN AGRICULTURE, ESPECIALLY FRUIT. THE LIKIR- TINGMOSGAM TREK IS ONE OF THE EASIEST TREKS TO ACCLIMATIZE TO, AS THE TRAIL RARELY RISES ABOVE 4000 M. TINGMOSGAM THIS SHORT TREK RUNS THROUGH SHAM, THE LOWER PART OF LADAKH .THE TREK WILL GIVE YOU A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SEVERAL ANCIENT MONASTERIES AND VILLAGES THAT ARE RICH IN AGRICULTURE, ESPECIALLY FRUIT. THE LIKIR- TINGMOSGAM TREK IS ONE OF THE EASIEST TREKS TO ACCLIMATIZE TO, AS THE TRAIL RARELY RISES ABOVE 4000 M.

THE FIRST DAY HAS BEEN KEPT FREE FOR GETTING ACCLIMATIZED TO THE LOW LEVEL OF OXYGEN IN LADAKH. WE WILL DO SHORT VISITS TO PLACES AROUND IN A VEHICLE AND ALSO TAKE SHORT WALKS AROUND THE TOWN.

DAY 01: ARRIVAL LEH: WELCOME UPON ARRIVAL AT THE LEH AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL. REST OF THE DAY FREE FOR ACCLIMATIZATION. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY 02: IN LEH LOCAL SIGHTSEEING: THIS MORNING, AFTER BREAKFAST, PROCEED TO VISIT SHANTI STUPA BUILT BY JAPANESE MONKS TO PROMOTE WORLD PEACE. THIS LARGE HILLTOP STUPA HAS BRIGHTLY COLORED RELIEFS ON ITS MID-LEVELS AND IS TOPPED BY A SPIRED WHITE HEMISPHERE (SMOKING IS PROHIBITED HERE). VISIT THE EYE-CATCHING SANKAR GOMPA MONASTERY. LASTLY, VISIT LEH PALACE, DILAPIDATED YET INTERESTING, WHICH WAS BUILT IN THE 17TH CENTURY IN THE GRAND TRADITION OF TIBETAN ARCHITECTURE. THE REST OF THE DAY IS AT LEISURE. OVERNIGHT IN LEH.

DAY 03: LEH - LIKIR - YANGTHANG (4-5HRS): WE START THE DAY EARLY IN THE MORNING FROM THE LEH. IT IS 2 HOURS DRIVE FROM LEH TO LIKIR FOLLOWING THE INDUS RIVER. AFTER VISITING THE FAMOUS LIKIR MONASTERY WE BEGIN OUR TREK BELOW A MOUNTAIN NEARBY THE MONASTERY.

DAY 04: YANGTHANG - HEMIS SHUKPACHAN VIA RIZONG (6-7 HRS): TODAY OUR TREK IS PRETTY LONG. WE WALK ALONGSIDE THE RIVER AND TREES AMIDST THE GORGE TO THE RIZONG MONASTERY. IT IS WORTH VISITING RIZONG MONASTERY, WHICH IS AN ISOLATED AT THE BACK OF A NATURAL AMPHITHEATRE AND HAS THREE MAIN ROOMS TO VISIT, TWO WITH LARGE BUDDHAS AND THIRD WITH A LARGE STUPA. AFTER VISITING THE GOMPA, WE ASCEND GRADUALLY TO THE SHUSHUT PASS 4000 M. FROM THE PASS WE HAVE A VIEW OF HEMIS SHUKPACHAN AS WELL AS SURROUNDING PEAKS. AN EASY DESCENT TOWARDS OUR CAMP AT HEMIS SHUKPACHAN TAKES A COUPLE OF HOURS. IT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR VILLAGES OF SHAM, AND THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE IS DERIVED FROM THE CONIFERS (SHUKPA CEDAR OR JUNIPER).

DAY 05: HEMIS SHUKPACHAN - TINGMOSGAM (4 HRS): FROM HEMIS SHUKPACHAN WE GO ONTO A FLAT GROUND AS FAR AS ILL-DEFINED PASS ALONGSIDE THE CHORTENS (STUPAS). A STEEP DESCENT WILL LEAD US TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND CLIMB STEADILY ON THE SLOPE TOWARDS THE MEBTAK LA 3720 M. AFTER TAKING SHORT REST AND ENJOYING THE VIEW FROM THE PASS, WE HEAD DOWN TO THE VILLAGE OF ANG. FROM ANG, WE HEAD TOWARDS THE SOUTH ON THE DUSTY JEEP ROAD TO THE VILLAGE OF TINGMOSGAM. TINGMOSGAM IS WELL FAMED FOR ITS MONASTERY, AND IS PERHAPS THE MOST AFFLUENT VILLAGE IN THE SHAM VALLEY FOR ITS APRICOTS, APPLES, NUTS AND BEAUTIFUL HOUSES.

DAY 06: TINGMOSGAM - LEH (3 HRS): AFTER A NIGHT AT TEMISGAM, WE DRIVE BACK TO LEH EN ROUTE VISITING ALCHI MONASTERY, THE ONLY MONASTERY IN LADAKH BUILT ON FLAT GROUND, WELL KNOWN FOR ITS PEERLESS WALL PAINTINGS.

DAY 07: LEH TO NUBRA VALLEY (125 KMS / APRX. 06 HRS): AFTER AN EARLY BREAKFAST WE DRIVE TO NUBRA VALLEY LEADS THROUGH KHARDUNG-LA-PASS (THE HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD IN THE WORLD) AT 18,390 FT, AROUND 39KMS FROM LEH. NUBRA VALLEY IS POPULARLY KNOWN AS LDORMA OR THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS. IT IS SITUATED TO THE NORTH OF LADAKH BETWEEN THE KARAKORAM AND LADAKH RANGES OF THE HIMALAYAS. ARRIVE SUMUR OR HUNDER BY AFTERNOON AND REST OF THE DAY AT LEISURE TO EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF SUMUR & HUNDER WITH A VISIT TO DISKIT MONASTERY. OVERNIGHT STAY AT CAMP.

DAY 08: NUBRA-TURTUK-NUBRA: AFTER BREAKFAST, LEAVE FOR TURTUK. ON THE WAY VISIT DISKIT MONASTERY. TURTUK IS THE LAST VILLAGE ON THE INDIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER AND WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE INDIAN ARMY DURING THE KARGIL WAR. YOU WILL BE MESMERISED BY THE BEAUTY IN THE SIMPLICITY OF TURTUK AND ITS PEOPLE. RETURN TO NUBRA. OVERNIGHT AT YOUR CAMP.

DAY 09: 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.

DAY 10: PANGONG – LEH: THIS MORNING, AFTER BREAKFAST, DRIVE AROUND THE PANGONG LAKE AND DON'T FORGET TO CLICK PHOTOS!! CONTINUE 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 DAY IS AT LEISURE. OVERNIGHT IN LEH.

DAY 10: LEH DEPARTURE: TODAY, BID FAREWELL TO YOUR LAKE AND PASS LADAKH' TOUR, AS YOU ARE TRANSFERRED TO AIRPORT IN LEH FOR YOUR ONWARD JOURNEY.

Inclusions

  • ACCOMMODATION ON DOUBLE SHARING BASIS.
  • 02 LUNCH ENROUTE( 2 ND DAY & 8TH DAY).
  • A CLASS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ON TWIN SHARING BASIS IN LEH.
  • ASSISTANCE UPON ARRIVAL AT LEH AIRPORT.
  • TRADITIONAL WELCOME IN THE HOTEL WITH WELCOME DRINK (HOT TEA) ON ARRIVAL.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL FEE , WILD LIFE FEES & RED CROSS FEE.
  • INNER LINE PERMITS.
  • MONASTERY ENTRANCE FEES.
  • RETURN AIRPORT AND ROUND TRIP TRANSFERS ALONG WITH ALL SIGHTSEEING TOURS BY NON-AC VEHICLE 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.

CAMPING EQUIPMENT PROVIDED ON THE TREK

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

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).
  • CAMERA FEE, SOFT OR HARD DRINKS, STARTERS.
  • MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE.
  • ADDITIONAL COSTS DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATION, ROAD BLOCKS UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE LANDSLIDES, ETC.
  • INSURANCE.
  • 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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