Welcome to Kargil


The city is deep within a high-sided river valley. The landscape looks more attractive if you climb to the little Central Asian Museum, which celebrates Kargil's former glory as a trading post on caravan routes. It's up the stairway that starts around three minutes' walk along Main Bazaar from Roots Cafe, which is Kargil's most traveller-friendly address. The cafe is a sensible first stop to get inspired for treks, excursions, rafting or other activities in the fascinating but little-visited region around the city. Don't miss an excursion to Hundarman.


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$437.31 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kashmir Ladakh Tours

Details :Day 01: Srinagar Pick-up Pickup from Srinagar Airport and drop to the Hotel / Houseboat, and half day srinagar local SightseeingMughal Garden, Shalimar Garden and Shikara Ride on Dal Lake, and Evening stay in Houseboat / Hotel. Day 2 : Srinagar- Zojila- Drass- Kargil ( 205 kms / 5 - 6 hours) After breakfast leave for Kargil, driving through Sonamarg and crossing the Zoji-la pass (11,500-ft. / 3,505 mtrs) en-route. Drass, the first town over the pass is famous as the 2nd coldest inhabited place in the world. About an hours drive down the valley from Drass is Kargil, 2nd largest town of Ladakh and headquarters of Kargil district. Overnight in the hotel at Kargil. Day 3: Kargil - Lamayuru- Leh ( 235 kms / 6-7 hours ) After Breakfast check out hotel and drive to leh en route viewing / visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery . Driving further on along the Indus, visit Sanagm (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers), Magnetic Point, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara & Hall of Fame (museum of military heritage). Reach Leh in the evening. Overnight in hotel. Day 04 : Leh Full Day Rest After Breakfast full day rest in Leh, and evening visit to Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace, and Evening back to Hotel Day 05 :- Leh - Nubra - via Khardungla Pass - Hunder Valley (4- 5 Hrs) After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, proceed to Hunder 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 cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route. Overnight stay at Hunder/Nubra Camp.Day 06 :- Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake (4- 5 Hrs)After breakfast drive to Pangong Lake, by Shyok River, Arrive Pangong, 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 while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay in Pangong Lake in CampDay 07 : Pangong Lake - Leh After early Breakfast check out hotel and drive back leh via Changla Pass,350 ft, and drive back to Leh, visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery & Stok Palace Museum. Evening drop to the Hotel and Overnight stay in Hotel. Day 08 : Leh Airport Drop Early Morning after breakfast check out hotel, and drop to the Leh Airport.

$812 Cultural & Theme Tours

Enchanting Ladakh Tour

DAY 01: ARRIVAL LEHArrive Leh, the region of mountain passes, a piece of broken moon land- a perfect place to witness the unmatched beauty of nature. You will be met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel, Rest of the day is at leisure to relax and get acclimatize.Overnight at hotel. (D)B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-DinnerDAY 02: VISIT TO SHAM VALLEY (66 Kms/ 2 Hrs one way)After breakfast, drive to Likir and Alchi Monasteries, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara. Lunch will be at Alchi or enroute to Leh. Drive back to Leh, en-route visit Hall of Fame museum (it was established as homage for the martyrs of Kargil war) & Shanti Stupa.Proceed to hotel for overnight stay.  (B, L, D)DAY 03: EXCURSION TO KHARDUNG LA (80 Kms – 3 hrs one way) After Breakfast you will drive to Khardungla Pass (Highest Motorable road in the World at an altitude of 18,380 ft). Drive back to Leh. Visit Leh Palace & Leh Market.Proceed to hotel for overnight stay.  (B, L, D)DAY 04: LEH – PANGONG TSO/LAKE (160 kms – 4 to 5 hrs)After breakfast you will drive to Pangong Lake at an altitude of 14,500 ft, Pongong Lake is one of the largest and most beautiful natural lakes in the country. The lake is bisected by the international border between India and China as two third part falls in Tibet (China) you will drive through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world.) arrive and check into your camp. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore scenic locals of Pangong lake.Overnight stay at deluxe campsite.  (B, L, D)DAY 05: PANGONG – LEH (160 kms – 4 to 5 hrs)After breakfast you will drive back to Leh, enroute visit Thiksey Gompa, one of the largest and architecturally impressive gompas. It has 12 storeys and consists of several temples, lastly you will visit Shey Palace, which houses the largest Victory stupa, topped with pure gold and a 7.5 meter statue of Chamba or Maitreya Buddha in a sitting position is wrought of copper and brass, gilded with gold & silver and studded with precious gems. Lunch at a local restaurant.Proceed to hotel for overnight stay. (B, L, D)DAY 06: Depart LEH Early morning you will be transferred airport to board your onward flight back home. (B)

$2900 Multi-day & Extended Tours

16-Day Viktorianz Royal Enfield Motorcycle Ride to Ladakh from New Delhi

Day 1 - ​You arrive at Delhi airport and catch a flight to Amritsar. At Amritsar airport our representative will receive you. We do a short trial ride to Wagah border and back. In the evening try local cuisine - Kulchas and Amritsar fish are famous. Day 2​ –We ride north through Punjab countryside, crossing a lot of streams and into the Jammu and Kashmir. Night halt is at Patnitop - a typical Himalayan village.Day 3 –This day begins early and we ride out along a beautiful river to Jawahar tunnel. Today we cross into the world's most unique and beautiful - Kashmir valley. It is called a 'heaven on earth'. The stay in the night is on houseboats. ​Day 4 – This day the ride ascends to the middle Himalayas. We ride along a gushing stream and pass the marvellous meadows of Sonamarg. Ride to Zojila Pass - is an interesting and challenging one. We ride on to Dras - to see the Kargil War Memorial and then we have a smooth ride to Kargil. ​Day 5​ – Today we step into the beautiful landscapes of higher Himalayas and ride to the places - Mulbegh, Lamayuru, Moorland, Alchi Monastery, Bazgo plains and reach Leh - the capital of Ladakh.​Day 6​ – This is a rest day at Leh – while we maintain bikes you could do a free wheeling - local sightseeing.​Day 7​– Another adventurous ride today to beautiful Nubra valley via Khardungla pass, the world's highest motor able pass - and that is going to be a landmark event in your life. ​Day 8​– This is a relaxed day at Nubra - we ride out and see Hunder sand dunes and Diskit Monastery. Some free time to yourself in the lap of nature to unwind or take a walk around the typical Ladakhi village. ​Day 9​– Today we ride back to Leh, the same route. ​Day 10​ – We begin the ride early to be at Pangong Tso Lake by late afternoon - you would get the most astounding views of the blue lake - by day and night. Your stay would be in a local camp. ​Day 11– This is another long and tough ride from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri Lake, yet another marvelous high altitude lake - some parts of the road will be un-metalled. We stay the nights at the camp.​Day 12​– We begin early today and ride on to Sarchu - there is challenge and fun in the ride today. Sarchu is windy plains and we stay at a camp. It will be cold. ​Day 13​– This is yet again is a long but rewarding day - you will ride to Manali via the most rugged terrains so far and cross the famous Rohtang pass. You are back in civilisation. ​Day 14​– This will be a well deserved rest day at Manali - you could do river rafting or some other adventure activities at Manali. You will begin to miss the ride and routes now. Day 15 - This morning again we begin early and ride on to Chandigarh - the traffic is busy on this road. We have a small break up party and sharing of memories at night. Day 16 - This is the day to good bye to your die mates. You take the flight or a train out to Delhi

$2400 Outdoor Activities

THE GREAT HIMALAYAN TOUR

This Great Himalayan motorcycle tour from Manali to Leh via Pangi valley takin one from the green orchards and snowy peaks of Himachal Pradesh to the cold deserts of Lahaul and high mountain passes and lakes of Ladakh and Zanskar. A journey through some of the remotest areas of the world! Not to mention the never-ending amazing scenery that will stay in your heart forever.This motorcycle expedition from Manali to Leh will take you to conquer over many high mountain passes including the highest motorable pass in the world Khardungla at 18,700 feet. The road will be about 70% paved and 30% unpaved, challenging you time and again with water crossings and rocky trails. Highlights of this trip include visiting remote Tibetan monasteries, camping near high altitude desert lake under a blanket of stars, riding a Royal Enfield motorbike and conquering the highest roads in the world past ancient Himalayan glaciers and high snowy peaks. ItineraryThe Great Himalayan tour • August 26: Arrive Manali  • August 27: Manali • August 28: Manali- Dhramsala • August 29: Dharamsala- Khajjiar • August 30: Khajjiar- Tissa • August 31: Tissa- Killar • September 1: Killar • September 2: Killar- Jispa • September 3: Jispa- Leh • September 4: Leh • September 5: Leh- Kargil • September 6: Kargil- Rangdum • September 7: Rangdum- Padum • September 8: Padum • September 9: Padum- Kargil • September 10: Kargil- Beamah • September 11: Beamah- Leh • September 12: Leh- Nubra • September 13: Nubra- Leh • September 14: Leh • September 15: DepartureIncludes:One Royal Enfield 500cc/ Himalayan 410cc per person with full motorbike insurance for the entire tourFuel for the bikeBack up vehicleBottled mineral waterGuide for your tour, Mechanic for motorbikes.Accommodation on twin sharing basis(with breakfast and dinner)Basic medical kit and spares for bike Excludes:Any travel cost outside the itineraryAny expense due to force majeureLunch and personal expensesAnything not under Includes section

$1294 Cultural & Theme Tours

Great Laddakh Tour

Day 1 - Arrival In Delhi On arrival in Delhi, you will be Greeted and Escorted by MTA Executive to your Hotel. On arrival at hotel check in. (Room will be available from 1200 Noon) Overnight. Day 2: Delhi - visit old delhi the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) and Raj Ghat – In the afternoon visit New Delhi. Drive past President’s Palace, The Parliament and India Gate. Overnight. Day 3: Delhi -Leh (Flight) Morning flight to Leh, the capital of Ladakh, situated at 3650 meters above sea level. afternoon free for rest and acclimatization. Overnight. Day 4: Leh - Morning visit the Hemis monastery, one of the most important monastery of Laddakh that holds an excellent collection of sacred texts and big Thangka. Later visit Tikshey, important research center for monks. Photo stop at the monastery of Shey. Afternoon visit the Shanti Stupa which offers an excellent view of the valley. Overnight. Day 5: Leh-Nubra Valley (150 km – 4 hours) - Transfer to the Nubra valley. Drive through the spectacular step Kardung La situated at 5602 meters above sea level. In the afternoon visit the monastery of Samstaling and, at sunset, enjoy a short walk to the lake Tsochun. Overnight. Day 6: Nubra Valley - Leh Excursion to ‘imposing monastery of Diskit and Hunder, through a magical lunar landscape of sand dunes. Afternoon return to Leh. Overnight. Day 7: Leh - Pangong Lake ( 160 km – 7 hours ) - Drive to Pangong Lake situated at 14,500 ft of height, Pass through Changla pass 17,350 ft (the third highest motorable road in the world).Walk along the marvellous lake. Night in camp. Day 8: Pangong Lake -leh Morning at Leisure, Afternoon Return to Leh, overnight. Day 9: Leh -Uleytokpo Morning Transfer to Uleytokpo. Stop at Alchi to visit the beautiful monastery, famous for its frescoes. Afternoon short trek in a picturesque gorge to the mountain village of Mangyu. Overnight. Day 10: Uleytokpo – Lamayuru – Kargil (180 km – 5 hours ) - Visit the monastery of Lamayuru, the oldest Gompa of Ladakh which houses the Sacred cave where the great saint Naropa meditated. Back to Uleytokpo through a spectacular landscape. Proceed to Kargil. Arrival and overnight. Day 11: Kargil – Srinagar (210 km – 8 hours) - Morning Transfer to Srinagar. along the way, stop at picturesque valley of Sonmarg. Arrival and checkin, overnight. Day 12: Srinagar- Morning tour of the city, Visit Friday Mosque. The Mosque of Shah Hamdan and Roza Bagh are considered by some to be the tomb of Jesus. Afternoon trip on “Shikara”, a typical house boat on Dal Lake, through its beautiful canals, Overnight. Day 13: Srinagar - Delhi ( Flight) - In the morning, visit the Beautiful Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh. In the afternoon flight to Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight. Day 14: International Departure Morning Transfer to the airport For International Departures.

$1300 Cultural & Theme Tours

Great Laddakh Tour

Day 1 - Arrival In Delhi On arrival in Delhi, you will be Greeted and Escorted by MTA Executive to your Hotel. On arrival at hotel check in. (Room will be available from 1200 Noon) Overnight.Day 2: Delhi - visit old delhi the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) and Raj Ghat – In the afternoon visit New Delhi. Drive past President’s Palace, The Parliament and India Gate. Overnight.Day 3: Delhi -Leh (Flight) Morning flight to Leh, the capital of Ladakh, situated at 3650 meters above sea level. afternoon free for rest and acclimatization. Overnight.Day 4: Leh - Morning visit the Hemis monastery, one of the most important monastery of Laddakh that holds an excellent collection of sacred texts and big Thangka. Later visit Tikshey, important research center for monks. Photo stop at the monastery of Shey. Afternoon visit the Shanti Stupa which offers an excellent view of the valley. Overnight.Day 5: Leh-Nubra Valley (150 km – 4 hours) - Transfer to the Nubra valley. Drive through the spectacular step Kardung La situated at 5602 meters above sea level. In the afternoon visit the monastery of Samstaling and, at sunset, enjoy a short walk to the lake Tsochun. Overnight.Day 6: Nubra Valley - Leh Excursion to ‘imposing monastery of Diskit and Hunder, through a magical lunar landscape of sand dunes. Afternoon return to Leh. Overnight.Day 7: Leh - Pangong Lake ( 160 km – 7 hours ) - Drive to Pangong Lake situated at 14,500 ft of height, Pass through Changla pass 17,350 ft (the third highest motorable road in the world).Walk along the marvellous lake. Night in camp.Day 8: Pangong Lake -leh Morning at Leisure, Afternoon Return to Leh, overnight.Day 9: Leh -Uleytokpo Morning Transfer to Uleytokpo. Stop at Alchi to visit the beautiful monastery, famous for its frescoes. Afternoon short trek in a picturesque gorge to the mountain village of Mangyu. Overnight.Day 10: Uleytokpo – Lamayuru – Kargil (180 km – 5 hours ) - Visit the monastery of Lamayuru, the oldest Gompa of Ladakh which houses the Sacred cave where the great saint Naropa meditated. Back to Uleytokpo through a spectacular landscape. Proceed to Kargil. Arrival and overnight.Day 11: Kargil – Srinagar (210 km – 8 hours) - Morning Transfer to Srinagar. along the way, stop at picturesque valley of Sonmarg. Arrival and checkin, overnight.Day 12: Srinagar- Morning tour of the city, Visit Friday Mosque. The Mosque of Shah Hamdan and Roza Bagh are considered by some to be the tomb of Jesus. Afternoon trip on “Shikara”, a typical house boat on Dal Lake, through its beautiful canals, Overnight.Day 13: Srinagar - Delhi ( Flight) - In the morning, visit the Beautiful Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh. In the afternoon flight to Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight. Day 14: International Departure Morning Transfer to the airport For International Departures.