Thursday, March 14, 2013

05-15Jun Ladakh Overland

05-15Jun 11D Ladakh Overland

2013 Confirmed Departures

Updated 29Mar

Srinagar Deluxe Houseboat stay
Srinagar - Moghul Gardens
Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold)  - Gondola Ride
Leh -
Lamayaru , Thikse monastery
Jeep drive to Nubra Valley over Khardung La Pass
Pangong Lake excursion

                                        Pangong Lake (at the border between India & China)

Booking starts now ! Book early to avoid disappointment.

CONTACT - Olevia Cheong
Mobile - (65) 8112 8393
Email  -

Price - $2350 (all inclusive, visa, taxes)
Payment - EU Holidays Pte Ltd
Deposit - $800
Booking Deadline - 15Apr 2013

DAY 01 /            ARRIVAL DELHI
Arrive Delhi, You will be meet & Greet by the local representative at the Delhi International airport and you would be transferred to your hotel where you will proceed for check-in.
DAY 02/              DELHI – SRINAGAR (BY FLIGHT)
After Breakfast, you will be transfer to Domestic Airport and catch 1 hour Flight to Srinagar Airport, you would be transferred to your Luxury Houseboat where you will proceed for check-in.
After Lunch you will After noon visit the famous Mughal Gardens of
Nishat (Garden of pleasure) overlooking the crystal clear Emerald green waters of the Dal lake then to
Shalimar (Garden of Love) built by Mughal Emperors During Spring until Autumn these gardens are full of flowers. Also pay a visit to Kashmir Famous Hand knotted Silk carpet weaving factory for good bargains.
Later back to houseboats Dinner & Overnight Stay.
Morning proceed for a picturesque drive to Gulmarg.  Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold) – It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right. One can enjoy Gondola ride or (Optional - Horse ride at Gulmarg) For a fun-filled ride of a most unusual kind, Gulmarg’s newly constructed gondola lift from high above Gulmarg, through pine-clad slopes is exhilarating. From Gulmarg a pony track leads upwards to Khilanmarg, Kangdori & seven springs, a couple of hours by pony longer on foot.
Afternoon drive Later back to houseboats Evening Enjoy Shikara cruise on Dal Lake in Shikaras (local Gondola) visiting the Floating garden, Lotus gardens (summers), back waters of the lake, cruise will go through canals. Its one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir, Dinner & Overnight Stay.
Post breakfast we drive to Leh via Sonmarg, One of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) – It  is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes.  In Sonmarg one can take a pony ride (Optional Horse Ride) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our hotel for Dinner & overnight stay
DAY 05 /              KARGIL - ULEYTOKPO – (VIA LAMAYURU) (150 KMS)
Post breakfast we drive to Uleytokpo enroute visiting Lamayuru, Belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat) like Phyang. The oldest structure in Lamayuru is the Singey Lhakhang built by the founder of Alchi Lotsava Rinchen bzangpo in 11th century. After visiting Lamayuru we proceed further to Uleytokpo enrote visiting Ridzong Gompa, known as the paradise for Meditation. Upon arrival in Uleytokpo. We check in at our Camp for overnight Stay.
Post breakfast we check out from the Camp & Visit Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery and drive to Leh enroute visiting Basgo is certainly the most impressive of Ladakhi citadels despite its ruined state, Likir gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir & Phyang Gompa, located just 6 kms before Leh. Upon arrival in Leh you will met by our representative and check in at our hotel for overnight stay
DAY 07 /              LEH – NUBRA 
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 - LEH 
After your breakfast at the camp, visit the SAND DUNES to enjoy a camel safari, Later we drive to Leh by same route over Khardung La.  Afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market.  Overnight at hotel.
Post lunch we take a sightseeing tour visiting Sankar Gompa, located at a distance of approximately 3 km from the town of Leh, Leh Palace is one of the most captivating architectural ruins that attract the attention of the tourists almost immediately with its majestic setting at the edge of the Namgyal hill and overlooking the town and at once looks like a reminiscent of Lhasa's Potala Palace. Overnight Stay
DAY 09 /              LEH – PANGONG LAKE  - LEH
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.  On the way back, visit Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit Thiksey, and Shey Palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh & Stok Palace Museum.
DAY 10 /              LEH – DELHI (BY FLIGHT)
Early Breakfast transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight to New Delhi, Arrive Delhi & Continue to Explore New Delhi Sightseeing of Qutub Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate Parliament House & President House after sightseeing check out from Hotel and Transfer to International Airport
DAY 11 /              DELHI – SINGAPORE
Depart Delhi by morning flight back to Singapore.

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