GOLDEN TRIANGLE & LADAKH
SUMMER EXPLORER


13 Days / 12 Nights

LADAKH

Often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’, Ladakh is one of the most remote states in India. It separates the western Himalayan peaks from the vast Tibetan plateau, and is an area of immense beauty with a striking contrast between the desert-like rocky landscape and the irrigated green fields near the rivers. In the Nubra valley, sand dunes are sculpted by the wind while elsewhere stunning glacial lakes are home to a myriad of migratory birds.
Leh, dominated by the eight-storey Leh Palace, is a convenient base to explore the many impressive gompas, ancient monasteries and spectacular countryside. The glittering Shanti stupa towers over Leh from a high, rocky ridge. Visible from almost anywhere is the 16th-century Tsemo fort housing a small Buddhist shrine. Leh offers a glimpse into an age-old way of life that has remained little changed for centuries.

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LADAKH

Often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’, Ladakh is one of the most remote states in India. It separates the western Himalayan peaks from the vast Tibetan plateau, and is an area of immense beauty with a striking contrast between the desert-like rocky landscape and the irrigated green fields near the rivers. In the Nubra valley, sand dunes are sculpted by the wind while elsewhere stunning glacial lakes are home to a myriad of migratory birds.

Leh, dominated by the eight-storey Leh Palace, is a convenient base to explore the many impressive gompas, ancient monasteries and spectacular countryside. The glittering Shanti stupa towers over Leh from a high, rocky ridge. Visible from almost anywhere is the 16th-century Tsemo fort housing a small Buddhist shrine. Leh offers a glimpse into an age-old way of life that has remained little changed for centuries. Make sure to pop into Lala’s Art Café with its home-made cakes and art and photography exhibitions. Due to the high altitude, you will need time to acclimatise in Leh.

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Day 1: Fly to Delhi (N)

Day 2: Delhi
Transfer to the LaLiT New Delhi for a 2-night stay. (N)

Day 3: Delhi
Sightseeing in New Delhi. (B)

Day 4: Fly To Leh
Morning flight to Leh. On arrival, check into the Grand Dragon for 3 nights. Upgrade to the Chamba Camp Thiksey from £945. Remainder of the day at leisure to acclimatise to the altitude. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Leh
Visit Matho monastery and take an orientation tour of Leh visiting the 17thcentury palace and Shanti stupa. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Leh
Participate in an early morning prayer ceremony at Thiksey monastery and later visit the Hemis monastery. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Nubra valley
Drive to the Nubra Valley for 2 nights at the Nubra Organic Retreat. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Nubra valley
Full-day tour of the spectacular Nubra valley including the village of Turtuk. (B, L, D)

Days 9: Leh
Morning camel-back ride in the Nubra valley. Return to Leh via the Khardung La mountain pass. Overnight at the Grand Dragon. (B, L, D)

Days 10: To Delhi
Morning flight to Delhi. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. Overnight at the LaLiT New Delhi. (B)

Days 11: Agra
Take the Gatimaan Express to Agra. Afternoon sightseeing of the Red fort and Baby Taj. Overnight stay at Trident Agra. (B)

Days 12: Jaipur
View sunrise at the Taj Mahal. Drive to Jaipur for 2 nights at Shapura House. (B)

Days 13: Jaipur
Full-day sightseeing of Amber fort, City Palace, the Jantar Mantar observatory and the local bazaars. (B)

Days 14: Fly home via Mumbai (B)

GUIDE PRICE $3725 PER PERSON

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