Ladakh escapades is a premium package designed for people seeking all comforts of travels with a peek into the ancient Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritage, living at local farms and also has an appetite for adventure like trekking in the wilderness, rafting in river gorges, timeless stargazing nights and cycling down the highest motorable road in the world. The trip is perfect for families traveling with kids, friends traveling in groups as well as solo soul searching travelers.
On reaching Leh the group will be escorted to the hotel from the airport. Over breakfast, our representative will brief guests about the upcoming trip and look into any final clarifications the guests need. For the day the guests are requested to rest and relax at the hotel to acclimatize. In the evening the guests will visit Shanti Stupa for the sunset overlooking Leh valley and Stok range. We will then move to a garden cafe/restaurant for dinner.
Accommodation: Grand Dragon
Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)
After a healthy organic breakfast at the hotel, the guests will start for a heritage walk from the guesthouse towards the market. On this walk, Mr. Gyatso, a storyteller, will escort us through the walk. We will start by visiting the museum built by the Leh Old Town Restoration Initiative (LOTI) group, with locally available materials and infrastructure. The structure evolves around a skyscraper (Thokskar) on the top floor and has relics of Ladakh. From there we will enter the old town streets where the entire landscape is still as it was in the Kings times, some of which have been restored by LOTI. The walk will take us through King Singay Namgyal’s palace. After finishing the walk around the old town the guests can explore the market and eateries.
After your visit to Thiksey and Hemis monasteries reach around lunch and be escorted to your respective rooms. Lunch will be served in the common room and guests will be briefed about the rest of the stay. The briefing will continue to the documentary screening/storytelling in the top floor common room. The guests have the evening to themselves and are welcome to join in for Chang and dinner in the garden.
Accommodation: The Hermit homestay, Matho
Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)
Accommodation: Pangong Retreat
Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)
Waking up to an early morning walk by the lake is a treat one must not miss. The air is chill from the night and the sun basks the rock formations and sand around the lake. After breakfast by the lake guests will start on the day’s drive to Turtuk through Agam and Shayok. Like all the overland drives around Ladakh, this drive will take you through picturesque landscapes, mountain passes, river valleys, and sparse mountain settlements. We can stop at any point to soak in the view or capture a memorable moment en route. As we approach Nubra valley we will drive by Shayok river, one of the three major rivers in the region. The river is also a landmark diving the Ladakh ranges from Karakoram ranges. We will visit the 100-foot Buddha statue in Diskit, have our lunch in town and drive on towards the Indo Pakistan border region of Turtuk. On reaching Turtuk we will be greeted by our host at the campsite. The guests can relax and have the rest of the evening to themselves to play board games and unwind in the apricot garden.
Accommodation: TURTUK HOLIDAY Camp
Meal plan: B/L/D
Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA
DELHI - LEH RETURN FLIGHTS
STAY THROUGHOUT IN PREMIUM HOME STAYS AND CAMPSITES
WELCOME & SOUVENIR KIT
ALL ACTIVITIES MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY
TRANSFERS IN TOYOTA INNOVA THROUGHOUT THE TRIP
TREKKING EQUIPMENT AND CAMPING GEAR
ACCOMPANYING LOCAL EXPERTS AND RESOURCE PERSONS THROUGHOUT THE TRIP
ALL PERMITS AND PASSES
DOCTOR ON CALL
TRAVEL, LUGGAGE & MEDICAL INSURANCE
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TAXES
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
CHANGES TO YOUR ITINERARY
For your best interest, sometimes it might have to make necessary alterations to your holiday itinerary. Where practical, we will advice you before you depart from your hometown, although occasionally we may be forced to make changes en route. We will keep you informed at all times.
MOUNTAIN FLIGHT DELAYS
Bad weather in mountainous regions can cause flight delays. These problems mainly happen in Ladakh region of India. If the delay is extended it may be necessary for us to re-route the trek and tour, perhaps to an area more readily accessed by road transport. We do not accept responsibility for charges incurred as result of flight delays and missing international flight connections. However, we will make every effort to assist you.
INHERENT RISKS OR DANGERS
You understand and accept that your proposed tour may expose you to levels of physical exertion to which you may not be accustomed to or be exposed to inherent dangers when traveling through remote areas which may be subject to, among other things, unfavorable political, physical, health or climatic conditions. By agreeing to use our services, you accept these dangers and unfavorable conditions.
You must purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes a provision for helicopter rescue when you pay your deposit.
YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS
We strongly recommend that you visit your doctor and dentist before your holiday. You must ask your doctor about current inoculation requirements. Full details of pre-existing medical conditions must be forwarded to us when you book. Older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a letter from your doctor clearing them for the trek and Beyond Himalayas Pvt. Ltd. reserve the right to check these documents prior to confirmation of tours and treks
A valid passport is required for all tourists. The passports must be valid for minimum of six months from the start of journey, with at least two clean pages per country to be visited.
A valid visa is required for the entire destination. You should always consult your doctor or nearest travel clinic for the latest information on recommended health precautions, both vaccination and malaria prophylaxis.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Extensive medical kits are carried on all trips. In addition, medical oxygen and Portable Altitude Chambers are carried as a precaution on high altitude treks and climbing expeditions. All meals on trek are prepared specifically for your group to strict hygiene standards, and sterile washing facilities are provided.
Sickness from altitude can affect anyone. Serious problems are avoided by building in rest and acclimatization. For normal symptoms a drop in altitude, or time in portable acclimatization chamber, leads to quick recovery.
All trips are graded. There are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Mountaineering categories.
Travel insurance that includes helicopter evacuation is highly appreciated
Client over sixty are required to complete a medical and personal travel history questionnaire. Persons under sixteen can join specified family departures and private groups.