Mountain Monks

LADAKH JEEP Safari

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Ladakh is a dream destination for Nature Lovers, photography tours, adventure activities.Geographically surrounded by Tibet Border in North to South east and Pakistan border in North west and Kashmir valley in the west section of Leh. Down south section of Ladakh called Zanskar range which is the North section of Himachal Pradesh.

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CULTURE & LANGUAGE

Ladakh has a population of about 260,000 which is a blend of many different ethnic groups, predominantly Tibetans, Monpas and Dards. Like other Ladakhis, the Baltis of Kargil, Nubra, Suru Valley and Baltistan show strong Tibetan links in their appearance and language.Most Ladakhis in Kargil District are Shia Muslims while in Leh District and Zangskar are Tibetan Buddhist.Among non-Ladakhi residents, there are followers of Hinduism and Sikhism, and a small number of followers of the Bon religion.

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The principal language of Ladakh is Ladakhi, a Tibetan language. Educated Ladakhis usually know Hindi, Urdu and often English.  Due to its position on important trade routes, the language of Leh is enriched with foreign words

HOW TO REACH ??

Leh is connected by good motorable roads to all major places in India. Leh is: 1047 km from Delhi, 434 km from Srinagar, 230 km from Kargil, 494 km from Manali, 380 km from Keylong, 118 km from Deskit (Nubra Valley), 690 km from Jammu.

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By Road ..

Manali to Leh jeep safari by following Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Baralacha Pass, Namkeela Pass and world second highest pass called Tanglangla pass. Driving from west to east you can avail Srinagar to Leh jeep safari by covering a distance of nearly 475 kms.

By Air 

The nearest airport is at Leh, which is well connected to Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and several other cities in India. From the Leh airport, you can hire a cab to visit your places of interest. Leh city has several accommodation options.

WHAT WE PROVIDE YOU ..

Hemis  Festival Tour  –

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The Hemis festival is one of the biggest and the most famous religious festivals of Ladakh and is an attraction for both the tourist and the local people. This festival is a celebration of the birth anniversary of spiritual leader Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibet Tantric Buddhism. The main venue and stage for this festival is the courtyard of Hemis Gompa-the biggest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh.

Our Itinerary lies as follows  –

Day 1 : Pick up from Manali very early morning at around 6:30 to Sarchu . via Rohtang Pass ,keylong , Baralacha Pass .O/n hault at Sarchu

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Sarchu is only a small campsite with no concrete structures, no electricity and no mobile phone signal. The camps are solar powered and the few light bulbs glow only for a couple of hours in the evening.

Day 2 : Sarchu to Leh o/n Hault at Leh

Between Sarchu and Leh lie two spectacular stretches of land – the Gata Loops and the Moray Plains. The 21 Gata Loops are formed by the winding road that climbs up one of the mountains to the Nakila pass. More Plains is a flat, barren stretch of land that lies after Pang

The surroundings change spectacularly as you enter Ladakh. You have the first sighting of the Indus river. Houses begin to appear with small cultivated farms and gardens. Behind them are the barren, brown mountains with not a shrub on their steep slopes. Over night Hault in Leh city 

Day 3 : Leh to Hemis Festival Early morning + sightseeing to 
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Today we witness the celebrations of the Hemis Festival, At 9am the birthday celebrations of Guru Padamasambhava begin in the courtyard, filled with local Ladakhis and Buddhist pilgrims.The festival highlight is the gathering of the lamas around the central flagpole performing the mystic mask dances (Chams) and sacred plays.

In the afternoon we visit Thiksey Monastry.Thiksey monastery is also located on a hilltop and the views of the green Indus valley from its rooftop are splendid. This monastery has a number of colourful murals in its courtyard and chambers full of statues and stupas

Day 4 : Leh to khardungla Pass > nubhra  .o/n hault at Nubhra Valley.

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As we did acclimatize a day at Leh we move forward to Cream Journey of the trip.Khardung La  is situated at about 40 km from Leh. Located at an elevation of 18,379 ft, Khardung La is the world’s highest motorable road.The pass offers amazing views of the valley and the roads winding up the mountain.

The clear air, scenic vistas and the feeling of being on top of the world have made Khardung La a popular tourist attraction. from here we further move down to Nubhra Valley .The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges. The Shyok river is a tributary of the Indus river. 

Day 5 : Nubhra Valley to Leh 

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We did some local sightseeing at Nubhra Valley .One can also take a camel ride at Nubhra Valley,then we proceed to Leh

Day 6: Leh to Dras o/n hault at drass vist mushko valley and drass war memorial

Dras is the coldest place in India,The Dras valley starts from the base of the Zojila pass, the Himalayan gateway to Ladakh.Visit the famous Drass War Memorial or the Kargil War Memorial and

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 Mushkon Valley 8 km from Dras (popular for various wild flowers during summer season in the deserted Ladakh region)

Day 7 :Drop to  or Srinagar Bustand / Airport  from Drass

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Inclusions 

1.Accomodation for all the 6 nights 

3 nights at Leh

1 night at Sarchu

1 night at Drass

1 night at Nubhra Valley

2.Transportation and Sightseeing in all the places 

3.Entry Permits to Monastries  and  Altitude passes

4.Service of the Tour Manager.

5 . Food for  Day 1 ie hault at Sarchu 

6.Pick up from Manali ,Drop to Srinagar

Exclusions

Anything apart from Inclusions

Food during the transit

Day /Places added to the tour

What can be added to the itinerary.. ???

Turtuk 
Turtuk is the last village up to which travel permits are issued to visitors in Nubra Valley of the Ladakh region in the Himalayan state wich is now a very popular and blooming  Destination among the Indian Tourists.The village of Turtuk is located around 88 km or a simply splendid three hour drive from the town of Diskit in Nubra Valley.

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The village is situated on a flat plateau amidst the mighty Trans-Himalayas and the village really gives travelers a feel of what heaven on earth might look like. With its small colorful flowers and rosy cheeked children wandering the village lanes like naughty angels,  Turtuk makes people feel like they are in paradise.

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Accommodation options in Turtuk is limited to very basic home-stays and a couple of guest houses which are nothing more than home-stays which have been changed into guest houses. The guest houses are more backpacker accommodation. They have large rooms with cots that can fit around five to six people with ease.

Note :

Trips can be customised for 2 or more customers .

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Booking & Payment Procedure 

Payment
 50 percent of the tour 

fee has to be paid in advance online .No cheque / draft is accepted.
,, and the rest should be paid in cash on spot at arrival.

Booking Details  :

Kindly  send us a mail attaching  your  the details of individual team members with –

  1. pass port copy Photograph
  2. Photo of your Identity Proof (Voter Icard / Passport / Adhaar Card) in some cases mention both the sides
  3. mention your Present  and Permanent Residential Address
  4. Contact Number & Alternative Contact Number
  5. Occupation / Place of work

Payment of the tour  has to be done here –

ISPITA PAUL

IFS code  SBIN0000093

AC NO 32868447159

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For any payment related queries feel free to contact

Ispita +919051307736

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After the payment has been made u can either contact us in any of the afforesaid numbers or else mail us here at mountainmonks369@gmail.com

A mail confirming your booking details would be send to you within 12hrs of your payment along with the list of things to carry for the tour.

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