Tribal Aryan Villages & Rugged Zanskar Valley

8 Nights /9 Days

High Altitude Road Trips

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+91 84484 45051

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Overview


Highlights

  • Drang Drung Glacier; largest glacier in Ladakh after Siachen
  • Suru Valley's Alpine villages dotted among wide green valleys with impressive snow-topped mountainscapes rising above.
  • Dramatic views between Purtikchay and Damsna and Parkachik
  • Kargil Valley; the closest region to the Pakistan Border. Famous for historic Kargil War
  • Rangdum Village; the farthest inhabited region in the geographical boundary of India
  • Visit the Maitreya Buddha Statue in Mulbekh; an ode to the Buddhist religion
  • Visit the Lamayuru Monastery, which is said to be the foremost Bon monastery in Ladakh
  • Cycle while viewing the great Himalayan & the Karakoram Ranges around
  • Interact and assimilate with locals, engaging in community service activities
  • Spot elusive wildlife like Ibex, Snow Leopards, Blue Sheep, Brown Bears, Wolves, and Lynxes.

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival at Leh via Flight
Leh

As the flight lands at the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in the pristine valley of Leh, a cold blast of air and an altitude of 3256m welcome you. You are surrounded by the mesmerizing beauty of the Karakoram mountain range. Transfer to the hotel and rest for the day.
Set out in the evening for an acclimatization walk. Learn about the origin and significance of Indus Valley Civilization in an educational session conducted by our representatives.
Overnight in Leh

Note: It is imperative to rest throughout the day and avoid any physical exertion this day (like climbing stairs, running etc until necessary) as the body needs time to acclimatize to the sudden altitude and weather difference. Symptoms of nausea, breathlessness, headache, palpitation, loss of appetite and sleep are normal due to the change in environment.


Day

2

Heritage Walk in Leh | Visit Pagir
Leh

Drive up to the Leh Palace. Constructed in 1600, it is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms.
Walk down to the famous Old Town of Leh and experience the daily routine of the locals. You make a stop at LAMO. The Ladakh Arts and Media Organization (LAMO) is a public charitable trust established to articulate an alternative vision for the arts and media in Ladakh. It was established to provide a space for the understanding and development of the arts
Continue walking down to the Central Asian Museum. The museum looks at Leh’s role in Silk Road trade, with rooms focused on Ladakh, Chinese Turkestan and Tibet.
Post visiting the museum, you walk to Shanti Stupa. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama. The stupa has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. You break for lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Post lunch, drive to PAGIR. The People’s Action Group for Inclusion and Right was created for the purpose of creating a just, equitable and inclusive society. They work with government systems, NGOs and other community structures to create an environment that ensures inclusion of differently abled persons in mainstream society.
Overnight in Leh


Day

3

Leh to Dha-Hanu (The Last Aryan’s – Tribal circuit ) 180Kms/ 5 Hrs
Kargil

The villages of Dha (also called as Dah) and Hanu are amongst the only few villages that are home to the Drogpa (Brokpa) tribe of Leh. These are located 163 km northwest of Leh in the Kargil region. The tribe, which is different from the Ladakhi tribe found in the rest of the area are quite hospitable people. Dah Hanu villages are a must visit for those who are interested in cultural diversity.
The Drogpa tribes are known for their distinct ornaments and headgears. They are culturally, racially and linguistically different from the rest and are said to be the only living descendants of the original Aryan (Indo European) race

Overnight at camp


Day

4

Tribal villages circuit / Drive to Kargil (125kms/ 4Hrs)
Kargil

The Trail continues with villages of Darchik, Gharkhon, Bheema and later reach kargil Via Sanjak and Chiktan. These Villages are cultural intersection of austro Tibetan people, Balti and many other races hence we can lots of amalgamation of many cultures, costumes and traditions

Overnight at Kargil.


Day

5

Visit Central Asian Museum/ Hunderman Ghost Town / Loc
Kargil

Post breakfast, visit the central Asian Museum in Kargil. The Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian And Kargil Trade Artefacts is a family-operated, public museum located in the town of Kargil. The museum has on display objects that circulated along the trade routes between Ladakh and Yarkand, as well as other are material relics.
Later, tour the Hunderman Ghost Town.
Hunderman is a deserted village nestled on the cusp of the Line of Control, among one of the most fraught terrains in the world.

Located along the India-Pakistan border this Kargil town has its own woeful tale to tell. Once a prominent locale on the infamous Silk Route, it found itself caught in multiple skirmishes over the uncertain international border and wars with Pakistan, namely Kargil.

Travel to the LOC viewing point, where you can catch a glimpse of Pakistan as far as the eye can see.


Day

6

Drive Kargil to Rangdum (130kms/4 Hours)
Rangdum

After a hearty breakfast, drive to the Rangdum Valley, isolated in the remote Suru Valley. The drive from Kargil to Rangdum is extremely picturesque and mesmerizing. This region is so secluded and endowed with natural beauty at a high altitude that the temperature during winters touches as low as -50 degrees.

Rangdum is one of the farthest inhabited villages in India. It is also the destination of the nomadic herders people called Bakarwals, who trek up every year from the Himalayan foothills near Jammu, bringing their flocks of sheep and goats to grow fat on the rich summer growth of grass. Stay the night in Rangdum.

Accommodation Type: Homestay


Day

7

Trip to Drang Drung Glacier/Drive Back to Kargil (180kms/6hours)
Kargil

One of the most exciting experiences of the entire journey; journey to the Drang Drung Glacier. The Drang Drung Glacier is a mountain glacier near the Pensi La mountain pass at the Kargil - Zanskar Road in the Kargil district.

It is likely to be the largest glacier in Ladakh other than the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram Range, with a maximum length of 23 kilometers at an average elevation of 4,780 m. It is a long river of ice and snow, a source of the Stod River which is a tributary of the Zanskar River.
Drive back to Kargil for the night.

Accommodation Type: Hotel


Day

8

Drive to Leh (220kms/6 Hours)
Leh

Post breakfast, drive back to Leh. Have multiple opportunities to shop and rest.


Day

9

Departure for Airport
Leh

After breakfast, depart for the airport for your flight back home as your exhilarating experience of Ladakh, Zanskar Valley, Drang Drung Glacier and Kargil culminates.


Inclusions

  • Accommodation on a double sharing basis as per the details given above.
  • Meal plans on APAI.
  • One day cycling with gears.
  • Guided heritage walk in Leh. 
  • NAC Innova (up to 6 pax) and NAC Tempo Traveller (above 6 pax)  for all the sightseeing as per the itinerary. 
  • Arrival/departure transfer and all land transfers as per the itinerary
  • Pick up at Leh airport and drop at Leh airport. 
  • Inner line permit.
  • Driver allowance/toll/parking/road tax/fuel charge.

Exclusions

  • GST.
  • Air Fare/Train Fare and all entry fees at sightseeing spots.
  • any additional meals other than mentioned in the ‘inclusive’ column.
  • Cultural/ folk dance.
  • Travel insurances. 
  • Monuments entrances fee and optional Activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry, and telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, political disturbances etc.
  • any item not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions column.

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Tour Price

Cancellation Policy
The package price will be deducted as per the following conditions strictly. No refund will be entertained without receiving a cancellation request effective from the date of receipt of the letter. 

Notice less than 60-46 days:  25% cost will be deducted
Notice less than 45-31 days:  50% cost will be deducted
Notice less than  30 days:    No Refund

Note: No refund will be given to people who are unable to complete the trip or abandon it due to any reasons.
Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The digital copy of the Indemnity form duly filled, signed and emailed to the company along with the booking amount. 
  • It will be deemed that the booking & payment policy is accepted by the clients while making bookings with the first deposit amount. 
  • If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
  • In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option is chosen on per day basis.
  • Please note and be well informed that there will be no refund of money after the package commences and if one cannot complete the activity or gets sick enroute. 
  • The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed.

COMPANY LIABILITY

  1. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day-to-day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour are taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures, and disputes.
  2. The booking is accepted on the understanding that you realize the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in the holidays of this kind. The organizer along with our leaders/guides and anyone else working in association with us cannot be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. 
  3. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue, evacuation and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. It is recommended that travel insurance should cover adventure activities undertaken. We can help you in case required
  4. The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident, etc.


Payment Policy

Deposit & Payment Schedules

Reservations booking requires a guest name. There are no options allowed to hold without names.


Accommodation requires a deposit - please refer to the due date mentioned on the booking confirmation.

Confirming Deposit Amount           

25% advance as booking amount of package price. 

Final Payment

75% balance payments 45 days prior to departure

Indemnity Bond

Departure Dates