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Ladakh and Kashmir 14 days

About the Tour
A unique route between the northern regions of the country, with stunning and diverse landscapes, one different from the other. Ladakh is located between the Karakoram Range and the Himalayas, with the elevation of this region ranging from 3000 meters above sea level to 6500 meters at its highest peaks. Many Tibetans who fled to Ladakh after China's takeover of Tibet live in this area, preserving their traditional way of life. We will visit Kashmir, known for its green landscapes, lakes, and numerous rivers. Houseboats on the shores of Dal Lake add to the colorful scenery of Kashmir.

Masa-La-Chai offers the perfect experience for those who want to taste the flavors of India along with good company, excellent guides, and personalized, special service.
Tour Itinerary

Day 1 -



Day 2 - Delhi


In the morning, we will land in Delhi and embark on a city tour. We will visit India Gate, the Parliament area, the President's House, see stations from Gandhi's life, and visit Connaught Place - the large square of Delhi. Towards the evening, we will arrive at our hotel for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.


Day 3 - Delhi to Leh


We will depart for the airport in the morning and fly to Leh, situated at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level. This day will be dedicated to acclimatizing to the new altitude. After settling in at the hotel, we will take a short walking tour of the city to familiarize ourselves with the surroundings.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 4 - Villages around Leh


This morning, we will head out for a tour of Leh City starting from the City Palace situated on a hill overlooking the city. We will continue our visit to Spituk Monastery, Kalai-Mata Temple, and then proceed to Leh Palace.

Afterwards, we'll stroll through the city's market and return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 5 - Villages around Leh


After breakfast, we will travel towards the village of Alchi, where an ancient monastery with 8th-century wall paintings is located. Beautiful wall paintings can also be seen in the nearby Saspol Caves. We will also visit Likir Village, where there's a giant Buddha statue, and then continue to an ancient monastery and temples in Basgo Village.

Towards the evening, we'll return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 6 - Nubra Valley


Today, we'll travel to Nubra Valley, located north of Leh. On the way, we'll pass through the highest motorable mountain pass in the world, Khardung La, at 5602 meters above sea level. The panoramic view from Khardung La is truly unique.

We'll arrive back at our hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 7 - Nubra Valley


After breakfast, we'll visit one of the most remote and exotic villages in India - Turtuk. We'll wander among the houses, meet the locals, and even stay with a local family to experience their way of life.

Towards the evening, we'll return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 8 - Pangong Lake


Today, we'll continue our journey along the Shyok River towards Pangong Lake, located near the border with China. On the way, we'll visit ancient monasteries. The lake is far from large cities, so there's minimal light pollution, making it perfect for stargazing at night.

Dinner and overnight stay at a guesthouse near the lake.


Day 9 - Pangong Lake back to Leh


After breakfast, we'll take a leisurely walk along the lake. In the morning, when the water is calm, it creates perfect photography conditions with reflections of the mountains. Then, we'll continue our journey back towards Leh and visit Thiksey Monastery built in the 15th century on the way.

We'll arrive back at our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 10 - Leh


Today, we'll have a relaxed day to digest the experiences we've had so far. We can stroll through the city markets and participate in various workshops and classes like yoga and meditation.


Day 11 - Kashmir - Srinagar


After an early breakfast, we'll head to the airport and fly to the city of Srinagar, a short flight over the mountain peaks. We'll start our visit with the Mughal Gardens of Shalimar and Nishat, built during the Mughal period. We'll have a panoramic view of Srinagar and, if possible, take a boat ride on the lake to see the floating gardens.

We'll continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 12 - Pahalgam, Thursday


Today, we'll travel to the village of Pahalgam. On the way, we'll see the saffron fields, the most expensive spice in the world - saffron, and pass through Avantipora Village, where there are remnants of a temple dating back to 1100 AD. We'll be impressed by the landscape of the Lidder Valley and breathe the clean mountain air.

Towards the evening, we'll return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 13 - Gulmarg


Today, we'll rise early to witness the unique spectacle of the floating vegetable market of Srinagar. Every morning, hundreds of farmers arrive at the market in boats loaded with vegetables and engage in negotiations from their boats. As the sun begins to rise, the vibrancy of the market becomes apparent.

Afterwards, we'll return to the hotel for breakfast and then head to the village of Gulmarg, located at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level. The village is surrounded by green fields and colorful alpine flowers. We'll take the cable car to the top of the hill, which serves as a ski resort in winter, and enjoy the mountainous landscape and distant snow-capped peaks. After visiting Drang waterfall, we'll return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 14 - Sonmarg


After breakfast, we'll head north to the village of Sonmarg, located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. The scenery of dense forests and rugged mountains in the background has inspired many local films.

Later, we'll visit the area where the Thajiwas Glacier lies in winter and explore the protected trails in the summer months.

In the evening, we'll return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Day 15 - Return Home


After breakfast, we'll head to the airport.

Terms
Included

International flights, 

5-star hotels, breakfast and dinner, 

Local guides 

Domestic transportation, 

Admission to all mentioned sites, 

A rickshaw tour in Delhi markets, 

A flight from Pushkar to Delhi.

Not Included

Medical or baggage insurance. 

Entry visa fee to India. 

Personal expenses (laundry, payment for photography on sites, etc.) 

Excess weight on flights. 

Porters / Bell boys at the airport and hotels.

Whatever is not listed in the 'includes' section 

Comments

1. On some domestic flights, baggage weight allowance is up to 15 kg. Beyond that weight, you must pay access baggage weight directly to the airline at the airport.

2. India is a third world country, part of its beauty lies in the manner and pace of its conduct which is different from what we are familiar with. Please accept this fact with understanding that this is a part of the experience. 

3. We recommend issuing a medical and luggage insurance that includes a cancellation fee insurance. 

4. The itinerary can change at the discretion of the guide/company.

Payment & Cancellations
  • Up to 60 days before the departure date - no cancellation fees will be charged except for flight cancellations according to the airline's regulations. 

  • 30-59 days before the departure date - 25% of the trip cost will be charged. 

  • 14-29 days before departure - 75% of the trip cost will be charged. 

  • 14 days before departure - 100% of the cost of the trip will be charged.

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