Welcome to Ladakh


Though threatened by a rapidly increasing number of visitors, Ladakh has much to teach the West regarding ecological sustainability. Most Ladakhis are cash poor yet their traditional mudbrick homesteads are large and virtually self-sufficient in fuel and dairy products and barley used to make tsampa (roast barley flour) and chhang (barley beer).

The walls of dramatic mountains that hem in Ladakh make for an unforgettable landscape, but be aware that road access requires crossing tortuous high passes, which close from around October to May.


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$60 Private & Custom Tours

Kathmandu valley private one day tour in a car with local expert guide 1-3 pax

Kathmandu Nepal one day tour starts from your hotel in Kathmandu, where our city tour guides will accompany you around places of great interest of five to six hours with fascinating times around impressive places within the city.As Kathmandu blessed with ancient historical palaces, religious monuments of both Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries located side by side in perfect harmony, where you can observe wonderful sites as listed in World Heritage, a short drive to inner parts of Kathmandu city and visit places of great wonders of old Hanuman Dhoka (palace court yard).The palace of Malla to late Shah Regime built during 5-6th Century, at present a museum where you can observe and gather knowledge and information of past royals.From here visit Resident and Living quarter of famous Kumari regarded as Living-Goddess (a young girl picked before reaching puberty period, retires after reaching woman-wood with first period).From here heading towards a famous Landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal at Swayambhunath old Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa or Chaitya of more than 2,600 years old with mystical eyes of Lord Buddha around four cardinal North-South-East and West, a nice spot and a monument with super panorama of Kathmandu city and its valley with views of snow-capped mountains.After an interesting tour heading towards eastern side of Kathmandu city at holiest of all holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva with masterpiece golden roofed and silver four sided doors with Phallus depicting Shiva.Where thousands of pilgrims for Nepal and India visit this sacred temple, in the month of February as per Hindu auspicious time a great festival held called Shiva Ratri (tribute to Lord Shiva and its birth anniversary.The place also holds as cremation and funeral place for Hindu, although non Hindu are not permitted inside the main temple premises, however one can watch the daily routine of local in religious ceremony.From Pashupatinath our tour takes you to Bouddhanath Stupa / Chaitya, located north of Pashupatinath where you can witness Buddhist culture around Bouddhanath also called as ‘Little Tibet’ due to its Tibetan culture and origin of people that lives around.A great white dome shaped Buddhist shrine known as Stupa or Chaitya believed to be the largest of this kind in Asia, this ancient colossal chhorten built in 6th Century A.D. by King Man Deb.The Stupa encircled by shops, nice restaurants and markets of Tibetan products selling Buddhist items from all types of incense to prayer flags and Tibetan dresses, the Mahayana sect and faith of Buddhism which originated from Tibet in the 6-7th Centaury spread around Bhutan-Nepal-Sikkim and Ladakh in Northern India.

$30 Day Trips & Excursions

Kathmandu valley private one day tour with local expert guide

Kathmandu Nepal one day tour starts from your hotel in Kathmandu, where our city tour guides will accompany you around places of great interest of five to six hours with fascinating times around impressive places within the city.As Kathmandu blessed with ancient historical palaces, religious monuments of both Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries located side by side in perfect harmony, where you can observe wonderful sites as listed in World Heritage, a short drive to inner parts of Kathmandu city and visit places of great wonders of old Hanuman Dhoka (palace court yard).The palace of Malla to late Shah Regime built during 5-6th Century, at present a museum where you can observe and gather knowledge and information of past royals.From here visit Resident and Living quarter of famous Kumari regarded as Living-Goddess (a young girl picked before reaching puberty period, retires after reaching woman-wood with first period).From here heading towards a famous Landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal at Swayambhunath old Stupa, a Buddhist Stupa or Chaitya of more than 2,600 years old with mystical eyes of Lord Buddha around four cardinal North-South-East and West, a nice spot and a monument with super panorama of Kathmandu city and its valley with views of snow-capped mountains.After an interesting tour heading towards eastern side of Kathmandu city at holiest of all holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva with masterpiece golden roofed and silver four sided doors with Phallus depicting Shiva.Where thousands of pilgrims for Nepal and India visit this sacred temple, in the month of February as per Hindu auspicious time a great festival held called Shiva Ratri (tribute to Lord Shiva and its birth anniversary.The place also holds as cremation and funeral place for Hindu, although non Hindu are not permitted inside the main temple premises, however one can watch the daily routine of local in religious ceremony.From Pashupatinath our tour takes you to Bouddhanath Stupa / Chaitya, located north of Pashupatinath where you can witness Buddhist culture around Bouddhanath also called as ‘Little Tibet’ due to its Tibetan culture and origin of people that lives around.A great white dome shaped Buddhist shrine known as Stupa or Chaitya believed to be the largest of this kind in Asia, this ancient colossal chhorten built in 6th Century A.D. by King Man Deb.The Stupa encircled by shops, nice restaurants and markets of Tibetan products selling Buddhist items from all types of incense to prayer flags and Tibetan dresses, the Mahayana sect and faith of Buddhism which originated from Tibet in the 6-7th Centaury spread around Bhutan-Nepal-Sikkim and Ladakh in Northern India

$260 Weddings & Honeymoons

Kashmir Honeymoon Tour

Day 01: SrinagarOur services start with your arrival at Srinagar airport. Meet & greet and transfer by to House Boat. Welcome drink on arrival. After noon visit the Mughal Gardens ,  Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat (The Garden of pleasure)  Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love).In the Evening Enjoy a Shikara Ride in famous Dal Lake .Dinner and Overnight in the House Boat. Day 02: Srinagar-Sonamarg-Srinagar ( 86 Kms )After breakfast full day excursion of Sonamarg which is one of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. Sonamarg is at 98kms from Srinagar. We will take about 3 hours to reach Sonamarg. Sonamarg is the last stop of Kashmir District. From here starts the territory of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level, Sonamarg is absolutely true to its name, which means 'Meadow of Gold'. The moment you enter Sonamarg, the first thing that you will notice will be the snow-covered mountain that forms the backdrop of the town. Covered with alpine trees from all sides, Sonamarg has few of the loveliest flower collection in Jammu and Kashmir. You may take a pony ride  to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Return to Srinagar House Boat by the evening for overnight stay.Day 03: Srinagar - Gulmarg -SrinagarAfter breakfast we check out of the hotel in Srinagar and proceed to Gulmarg .Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful resorts in the valley. It is at 52kms from Srinagar. Gulmarg has been a resort for the kings like Yousuf Shah Chak and Jahangir who used to visit frequently. Gulmarg boasts Asia's highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola (Additional Cost ) . The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft). You can also try skiing on your own.  Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and also has highest golf course in the world with 18 holes. Dinner & overnight at hotelDay 04: Srinagar - Pahalgam -Srinagar (96 Kms) After breakfast full day excursion of  Pahalgam .Pahalgam is a Valley of Shepherds. Enroute you will have a rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields. Also visit Avantipura Ruins & Anantnag Sulpher Springs enroute, enjoy the bounty of Nature at Pahalgam, located on the bank of beautiful Lidder River, Return to Srinagar, Overnight in the Hotel.Day 05:  -- Srinagar Airport After breakfast time free till departure. Transfer by car to Srinagar airport for departure to next destination.

$950 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Nights 8 Days Leh Tour with Pangong

Day 1: LEH ARRIVALUpon arrival, our representatives welcome you and assist you to transfer at your pre-booked hotel. Check-in at the hotel on reaching and relax. Evening is free to take a stroll in the local bazaars.Overnight in LehDay 2: LEHIn the morning after Breakfast, head out for local sightseeing. Today, you will visit monasteries like Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame and etc.Overnight in LehDay 3: LEH / KHARDUNG LA / DISKIT / HUNDERAfter Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start for Khardung La which is the Highest Motorable Pass. Thereafter, resume the journey towards Diskit and then Hunder. In Diskit, you will visit Diskit Gompa or Diskit Monastery which is the oldest and the largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley.Overnight in Diskit / HunderDay 4: HUNDER – LEHCelebrate a beautiful morning in Hunder with Bacterian double humped camel ride. Next, take a visit to Panamik that is known for its hot sulphur spring. Later return to Leh via Khardung La and spend the night in a hotel.Overnight in LehDay 5: LEH – HEMIS – PANGONG TSOAfter sumptuous Breakfast, check out and leave for Hemis to visit Hemis monastery which is known to be the biggest monastic institution in Ladakh since 11th century.  Afterwards, make your way towards Pangong Tso Lake. Enjoy the stunning vistas and spend the rest of the day in the lap of nature.Overnight in Tangtse / Lukung / SpangmikDay 6: PANGONG TSO – LEHIn the morning, make your way back to Leh. On the route, take a visit of Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace. Overnight in LehDay 7: LEHThe day, you could visit the confluence of Zanskar and Indus River at Nimoo. Enjoy white water rafting in Zanskar River. Next, drive to Alchi for visiting the magnificent Alchi Monastery. Also visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Magnetic Hill. If time allowed, you could also visit Likir. Day 8: LEH DEPARTURE This day, after a short feedback meeting, you will be transferred at the place of your choice.  

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Pangong Tso Lake Tour

OVERVIEWEarly morning full day excursion to Pangong Lake 135 km / 4400m east of Leh crossing Changla Pass 17500ft and driving via Durbuk and Tangtse villages. On a normal day one can consider about 10 hrs activity & may go upto 12 hrs based on road conditions and traffic.The following are the noticeable places to be sighted during this journey.Changla Baba MandirThis is a small temple maintained by the great soldiers of India. It is believed that there existed a baba here and the temple is in maintained in memories.Changla PassThe Chang La pass is at an altitude of 17,590 ft (5,360 m). It is claimed to be the world’s second highest motorable road in the world. This is the gateway of the Changthang Plateau situated in the Himalayas.Pangong Tso LakeThe Pangong Tso Lake means a “High Grassland Lake” located in the Changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 14,270 ft (4,350m). It is the highest salt-water lake in the world and the view, so the lakes are amazing. It is believed the lake changes its color 4 – 5 times a day.You will then visit Shooting Point (3 Idiots movie shoot) and View point (panoramic view of the lake) of the lake for some selfies before you check in at hotel for lunch. Post lunch drive back to Leh and dinner and overnight stay in Leh.

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

Leh Local Sightseeing

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shanti Stupa, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirBuilt on a hilltop in Changspa region of Leh at an altitude of about 14K feet (4267 Mtrs), Shanti Stupa was built in 199. It is considered to be the most favorite tourist destination among other places in Leh local sightseeing plan. The visit to Shanti Stupa would greet you with a wide panoramic view of entire Leh town in the foreground and with breath-taking landscapes in the background.You can reach it either through a drivable road all the way almost to top or you can choose to ascend about 500-600 stairs, which I will not advice if you are just landed a day or two back. After 7-8 day, you may give a try to fatigue using those stairs otherwise avoid them to let your body acclimatize properly.Shanti Stupa in Leh…Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hall of Fame, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirWorth a visit for every Indian to get a feeling of undue respect and salute the spirit of heroes of the Kargil War, especially if you have not been to Kargil War Memorial on Srinagar Leh Highway. On the other section, you can see and get an idea of various things that form the rough life of our brave soldiers at Siachen viz. the shoes used by soldiers, the food they eat and how they heat them using Hexamycin tablets etc.You will walk out of with a different feeling if you really respect those brave souls, a feeling that can help you co-relate their rough life with yours which we keep cribbing over either some official matters or daily homely issues. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chemre Gompa Monastery, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirIt is about an easy half-hour walk from Leh towards the road leading to Khardung La pass. It is well lit in the evening and considering the fact that visiting hours are only limited to morning and evening.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Spituk Monastery, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirAbout 8 KMs from Leh, at an altitude of 3300 Mtrs was built way back in the 11th century and can be a good add to your Leh local sightseeing tour. The monastery houses about 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali which is unveiled at annual Gustor Festival held from the 27th to 29th day in the eleventh month of the Tibetan calendar.Duration: 1 hour

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