Ladakh, the word, literally means The Land of High Mountain Passes! A cold desert in the northernmost part of India, the average altitude in Ladakh is 3000 metres above sea level (9800 ft). Its beauty lies in its stark landscape, its culture and it’s natural wonders.
Our fixed departure tour to Ladakh exclusively planned for Senior Citizens. The tour includes some of the must see places in the region.
The highlight of the trip is the stay at a village called Gharkon, which is the center of the Aryan Valley. The Brokpa tribe that inhabits this valley is said to be the descendants of the army of Alexander.
There is a lot more to do in Ladakh but we feel an 8 days trip is ideal. Should you wish to organise a longer trip and travel with your friends, we’ll be happy to customise it for you!
We are adept at organising trips catering specifically to the needs of seniors. The trips are planned to suit your pace of travel as well as your preferences for cuisine. Indian veg food will be made available for those who need it.
A word on how we do our pricing – When you go through our pricing, you’ll realise that we have given you an all inclusive cost. This is done to ease your travel experience – so you don’t have to worry about a thing. All you have to do is pack your bags, reach Ladakh, enjoy the experience and carry enough money for shopping. Everything else is taken care of!
TRAVEL PLANDay 1:
– Experience a wonderful flight over the Himalayas.
– After breakfast at the hotel, check out and visit Alchi monastery (at ground level) which is one of the oldest in the region.
– Lunch will be at a highway eatery in Khaltsi. It will be a basic meal with rotis, rice, dal etc.
– After lunch, proceed to Lamayuru also called ‘Moonland’, owing to the gnarly moon-like terrain of the region, and visit the Lamayuru monastery (car goes to the top).
– By 2:00 PM, we will head to the village Gharkon. Drive will take about 2 hours.
– Arrive at Gharkon and have snacks and tea/coffee or butter tea.
– Check into rooms. By 6:00 PM, we will organise a cultural programme.
– Dinner in-house. Overnight at Gharkon.Day 3:
– After a relaxing breakfast, check out and leave for Leh. Those keen can undertake a village walk before breakfast.
– On the way to Leh, stop and see Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and Sangam. We will also visit the Hall of Fame, a museum run and maintained by the army and a must see.
– Lunch at Leh hotel after check in.
– After lunch, relax for an hour or so and head out for local sightseeing. We will also take you to the local market.
– Dinner in-house. Overnight at Leh.Day 4:
– After an early breakfast, check out and leave for Nubra Valley where the sand dunes of Hunder are located. We will be crossing the high altitude mountain pass called Khardung-la (18,380 ft above sea level). The drive will take about 5 hours as some parts of the road is not good.
– Lunch will be at a basic eatery in Khardung village – comprising local delicacies like Thukpa, momos etc. Parathas and dal rice may also be available.
– Check into hotel and after a short siesta, leave hotel to enjoy the beauty of sand dunes and double hump camel ride.
–Dinner in-house. Overnight at Nubra/Hunder.Day 5:
– After breakfast, check out and drive to Pangong lake via Shayok. This is a good road in parts, but worth the effort. Distance is 165 kms.
– The Pangong lake was put on the world map in the Hindi film ‘3 Idiots’. The salt water lake is humungous especially considering that only 40% of it is in India. Enjoy the turquoise colour panoramic lake and the magnificent mountains and landscapes which will leave you awestruck.
– Lunch at an eatery in Durbuk.
– Dinner in-house. Overnight at Pangong.Day 6:
– After a late breakfast, drive back to Leh by via Changla Pass. The drive will take about 5 hours. Lunch will again be at Durbuk.
– After reaching hotel, if the guests have energy, do hit the Leh market to pick knick knacks and souvenirs for friends and relatives. Apricots, walnuts are famous dry fruits from the area.
– Dinner in-house. Overnight at Leh.Day 7:
– After breakfast, take a full day local Leh excursion, including Hemis monastery, Thiksey monastery, Shey palace and Shanti Stupa.
– We can also arrange a lovely Heritage Walk in the old Leh City – this meandering walk will be at ground level with some small climbs.
– Lunch at an eatery/cafe in Leh market.
– Dinner in-house. Overnight in Leh.Day 8:
– After breakfast, leave for the airport for journey back home.
Our Services End
– Accommodation in 01 room on twin sharing basis as per property list given below
– Evening tea and snacks
– Arrival/departure transfer and all land transfers as per the itinerary
– 01 NON-AC Innova / Aria for the entire tour as per the itinerary
– Pickup and drop at Leh airport
– Inner line permit
– Driver allowance/toll/parking/road tax/fuel charges
– Heritage walk in Leh
– All meals
– English Speaking Guide
– Shopping, laundry and personal expenses
– Additional vehicle service, activities
– Tips and gratuities
– Alcoholic beverages
– Expenses resulting from road blocks, political disturbance etc.
– Anything else not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’
– Leh – Grand Dragon
– Nubra: Stone Hedge
– Pangong: Nature’s Nest Camps
– Gharkon – Betepa Guest House
– Leh: Zen Ladakh
– Pangong – Nature’s Nest Camp
– Nubra: La Shayok
– Gharkon – Betepa Guest House
1. All room categories will be base categories
2. The weather in Ladakh in August will be about 25 degrees centigrade in the day and about 9 degrees at night. There won’t be any snowfall during this time
3. There is chance of some rain in August, so guests are requested to carry raincoats or rain jackets
4. The rooms in Gharkon (Betepa Guest House) are located on the first floor
5. Nature’s Nest Camp in Pangong is a glamourous camp (glamping) with all facilities including attached toilet, and hot water
6. Two guests who sign up together and share a room will get 5% off on the cost
7. All our staff and drivers are double vaccinated for your safety
All Covid related restrictions have been lifted by Ladakh. But proof of double vaccination must be carried on person.
WOMEN ONLY HOLIDAYS