TRAVEL SKETCHING – LADAKH
“Capture the energy & excitement of travel in spontaneous Sketches”.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
The flora and fauna of Ladakh was first studied by Ferdinand Stoliczka, an Austrian/Czech paleontologist, who carried out a massive expedition in the region in the 1870s. The fauna of Ladakh have much in common with that of Central Asia generally, and especially those of the Tibetan Plateau. An exception to this are the birds, many of which migrate from the warmer parts of India to spend the summer in Ladakh. For such an arid area, Ladakh has a great diversity of birds - a total of 225 species have been recorded. Many of these birds reside or breed at high-altitude wetlands such as Tso-Moriri
The Program Highlights of:
- Village Visit
- Glacier Visit
- Group Discussions
Trip Facts :
Best Season: May To October
Trip Type: Travel Sketching
Batch Size: 12 Persons
Trip Duration: 07 Night / 08 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
- 07 Night’s accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Meals on MAP (Breakfast & Dinner)
- All transportation by non A/C Innova/Tempo Traveller/ Xylo / Scorpio
- Inner line permits, Environmental fees and wild life fees.
- Toll & parking
- Monuments and museums entrance fees
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours/ extra meals ordered. Anything not specifically mentioned under the prices include
- Oxygen Cylinder, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls any kind of drinks [Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated] Optional activities like Rafting and Double Hump Camel Riding.
Pickup from Leh airport and transferred to hotel.
Check into the hotel for a complete day of rest where in welcome tea and coffee will be served by the hotel. In the evening visit Saboo monastery. Over night stay at hotel.
Leh local sightseeing.
After breakfast drive to visit Sindhu Ghat, then visit Shey Palace (with its associated Gompa housing the gigantic copper-gilt statue of the Buddha), Thiksay monastery, Stok Palace and will return back to Leh for Lunch. After lunch drive to visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Over night stay at hotel.
Leh/ Lamayuru/Alchi.(102km approx.).
After breakfast drive to visit Lamayuru & Alchi Monastery (which is one of the oldest in Ladakh and Alchi village, is the only one in the Ladakh region, located on flat ground instead of a hill top. (Famous for its magnificent and well preserved wall painting of old century in the monastery) Over night stay at Alchi.
Alchi - leh (67 km).
Early morning Wake up & enjoy the environment with fresh air. Thus after breakfast will drive to Leh enroute visit a view of the confluence of Zanskar River & Indus River, Magnetic hill, Pathar Saheb Gurudwara, kali mandir and hall of fame & reach Leh. Over night stay at Leh.
Leh - Hanle (224 kms apprx.).
After breakfast drive to Hanle village via Mahe bridge, Loma-Band. Hanle village is famous for wildlife tour; you can view many birds & animals in Hanle village and Hanle Monastery. Over night stay at Hanle.
Hanle - Tso-moriri(150 kms Apprx.)
Early morning breakfast visit Astronomical Observatory and departure to Tso-moriri via Mahe bridge, on the way can be visit Chumathang hot spring Barheaded Goose, Brahmini Duck, Great Cres ted Greb, Red Shank, Plover, Pond Herion, Common Sandpiper, etc. In the evening at liesure to explore Tso-moriri lake at your own. Over night stay at Tso-moriri.
Tso-moriri - Tso-kar (14,900 ft.)-Taglangla (17,582 ft.) –Leh / approx 200kms / 5-6 hours
After breakfast retrace the route till Puga Sumdo and then follow the left side road through the Puga Valley with its sulphur springs, at the end of which the road ascends the Polokongka pass (4920 mtrs). After descending from the pass, we proceed to Tso-Kar, a small salt producing lake system located in the Rupshu region. After sightseeing and lunch at the lake side, take the Manali-Leh road to return to Leh via the Taglang-la pass, 2nd highest motorable road in the world. On the way visit Hemis Monastery, biggest and richest monastery in Ladakh. Reach Leh by the late evening. Over night stay at the hotel.
Transfer Leh Airport
Move in souls ensures punctual transfer to your onward journey. Travel Sketching Ladakh tour ends here.
|Destination||Proposed Hotels( Standard)|
|Leh||Hotel Nirvana Palace, Karzoo Palce, Hotel Silver Line or similar|
|Alchi||Zimskhang, Alchi Onpo guest house or similar|
|Hanley||Hanley House or similar|
|Tso-moriri||Yak camp or similar|
- Loose clothing with full sleeves two pairs
- Writing material
- Thick Pullover (2 number)
- Antiseptic / Sunburn cream
- Knee cap & band – aid
- Torch with spare cells.
- Sports shoes
- Water bottle
- Sun hat
- Snow/Sun goggles
- Cotton Thermal Inners
- Monkey Cap, Muffler, Hand Gloves, Socks (All woollen), Cotton Socks
- Personal Medicine Kit
- Waist Pouch
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
- In case of changes in routes and properties, company will accept no liability but make arrangements for substitution of equal measure.
- In case of accident, illness, injury or miss happening, Company will accept no liability or its staff wholly or partially, responsible for the same.
- In case of Loss or Damage of equipment’s issued participant has to pay the cost for the same.
Please note that this is an outdoor and adventure trip and to enjoy such trips, one requires being reasonably fit both physically and mentally, along with a previous experience of outdoors. On the other side the trips are carried out in some of the most amazing and extraordinary locations and in very special times such as winter and at the same time they do provide a bit of challenge to our endurance, fitness and our ability to cope with some adverse conditions. Though we will provide the best equipment and manpower, and do our best to leave no stone unturned. But still before taking up this trip we want to make very clear that nothing is certain in trips like this. Such as bad weather and cold and other logistical uncertainties such as power cut and water supply cut etc. Though we will try to do our best to provide water by buckets and lights by solar batteries etc. but still before signing up one should be experienced enough to carry himself or herself in outdoor conditions and well aware of these uncertainties and hence cooperate if any such situation arises due to the reasons beyond human control.