Group | 13 Days / 12 Nights
€ 3270 Onwards
Since ages, India has captured the vision of the traveller with its rich mosaic of religions, culture, legends and people. This classical tour unveils the mysteries and legends encircling the dramatic and varied settings of the British capital of Delhi; the holy city of Varanasi; the intricately carved temples of Khajuraho; the cool Taj Mahal in Agra.
*Delhi * Leh * Markha Valley * Hemis
Dates & Prices
DAY 01 : DELHI
Arrival at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, drive to Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Then visit Red Fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride along the alleys of ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk with stop at Jama masjid, the largest mosque in Asia. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02 : DELHI - LEH ( BY FLIGHT – 1 ¼ HOURS )
Early morning transfer to airport to catch flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh airport, and transfer to Hotel. Complete day relax in the hotel for acclimatization because of high altitude. Leh is 3500 Mtrs above sea level. Evening short walk around the Leh bazar. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 03 : LEH
Full day tour of Alchi and Likir monasteries Alchi Choskor is largest and most famous of all of the temples and built by the great translator Ringchem Zangpo.
Likir, founded in 14th century is also known as Klu-Kkhjil ( water spirits ) founded by Lama Dhwang Chosje. Retrun to Leh for overnight stay.
DAY 04 : LEH - SPITUK - ZINCHEN ( 3200 m ) 4 HOURS TREK
Morning drive to SPITOK GOMPA which was built about 500 years ago by Gyalpo Bumlde, although one temple, dedicated to Mahakala was built about 900 years ago. About 125 yellow-hat sect lamas are considered Spitok Lamas, but at least half of them live and pray at Spitok’s dependent monasteries at Sankar, Stok and Sabu. The trek begins from Spituk by crossing a bridge and walking west of the River Indus. We follow the trail for 3 hours until the Indus enters a narrow gorge at its confluence with the Zinchen. From here, its a gradual ascent through the Zinchen Valley, before we reach the small village of Zingchen. Overnight in tents.
DAY 05 : ZICHEN - YURUTSE ( 4150 m) 6 HOURS TREK
The trail from Zinchen ascends gradually all the way along the Rumbak Nala until you reach Rumbak, the largest village in the Zingchen Valley. You then follow a trail passing cultivated fields and scattered houses until you reach the village of Yurutse. Overnight in tents.
DAY 06 : YURUTSE - GANDALA – SKIU ( 3018 m ) 8 HOURS TREK
A gradual ascent followed by a steep climb gets you to the Ganda La (4971 m). From the pass you are treated to fine views of snow capped mountains merging into the distant ranges of the Karakoram. The trail descends steadily to Shingo, the head of the Skiu Valley and continues down into Skiu village. You enter the village confronted by towering rock faces. Overnight in tents.
DAY 07 : SKIU - MARKHA ( 3793 m ) 6 HOURS TREK
Today is a pleasant walk along one of the loveliest sections of the Markha valley where you can find great vegetation. En-route you will pass through several monasteries perched high on the hillsides and the path is dotted with Chortens and prayer walls. Cross right bank of river through barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. You will reach good camp site beyond the village and near river. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 08 : MARKHA - TCHATCHUTSE ( 3900 m ) 7 HOURS TREK
Start trekking towards the main valley on the right bank and pass the monastery of Humlung. Continue trek along the right bank and arrive in Hankar. There are several houses. The path improves and cross a broad valley on the right side. The valley becomes narrow and higher. Cross bridges on to the left bank and then reach Tchatchuste. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 09 : TCHATCHUTSE - NIMALING (4700 m ) 3 HOURS TREK
Start trek through the small lake, then cross pasture to Nimaling. This is one of most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh dominated by the Kang Yaze. Trek ascent towards other side and gradually reach Nimaling. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 10: NIMALING - KNOGMARULA (5150 m ) - SHANG (8 HOURS TREK)
Cross the Markha valley and follow long climb along the mountain side, then zig zag road leads towards Kongmarula. Follow steep descent into gorges and then keep walking on the left bank to Chukirmo. Aftter crossing left bank, arrive Shang, a beautiful camp in groves and there is a monastery an hour away from the village. Overnight in tents.
DAY 11 : SHANG - HEMIS (4 HOURS TREK) DRIVE TO LEH
Trek starts from the riverbed, then follow a good path through large blocks. You reach a dusty trail suitable for motor vehicles and then pass a small house and series of Chortens. Leave Martsellang on the right and follow a gently rising trail towards Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of the Ladakh region. Also visit 500-year-old Thikse monastery, perched on a hill high above the Indus, has the largest contingent of monks in Ladakh. Then drive to Leh. Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 12 : LEH - DELHI ( by flight – 1 ¼ HOURS )
Morning transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Then tour of New Delhi which is in complete contrast with Old Delhi with wide tree lined avenues, parks and fountains surrounding the imposing Government and State Buildings. Drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament Buildings and President House. Then visit Qutab Minar, built in 1193 A.D. It is a striking medieval tower of victory of Persian architecture style. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 13 : DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport to catch flight for onwards destination.
Guaranteed departures from 02 pax onwards with local guides.
Tour Type: Individual Tour (Special rates available for Group Tours)
Code: TCTNI 2014
The cost includes:
The cost does not includes:
Per person Net Cost
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
€ 510 per person
€ 190 net
€ 105 per person
€ 105 per person
€ 485 per person
€ 170 net
Minimum 02 pax
Supplement for accompanied language speaking Guide till Agra
Airfare Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Request Tariff for 1 October 2014 onwards
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TRAVEL BY ROAD
AIRFARES AND TRAVELLING BY AIR
NOTE: The following are the allowances permitted for the baggage checked-in of Indian domestic flights.
All airlines (except SpiceJet which allows 20kg) allow a baggage of the weight indicated below. Please check the airline website for any last minute changes.
Economic class (check), maximum weight allowed 15kg. Any additional kg should be set up in ` per passenger immediately at check price ` 250/kg .This policy is in effect on the following companies:
* Go Air follows a different policy for 03 Sectors [Leh / Jammu / Srinagar] because they are highly sensitive Areas & airport there are not as well equipped as the metro cities in India:
Delhi / Leh / Delhi
Hand baggage of maximum weight of 10 Kgs + Check-in Baggage Maximum of 15 Kgs is allowed.
Only Valuables [Purse / Jewelry / Camera / Laptop / Coat / Mobile] are allowed in Hand luggage & rest all items be should be in the Check-in Baggage (even shoes ) .
Please note that you can carry electronic items like camera etc. but without the batteries. Batteries should be taken out and placed in the check- in baggage. Otherwise the security personnel at the airport shall remove the batteries and throw them away.
We recommend the following:
ACTIVITIES (Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
In order not to encourage begging, we suggest that you should not distribute anything during your visits (candy, money, toys, pens etc.).
Should you wish to made donations in cash or kind, please consult your guide who would provide you with the best advice.
We suggest that you spend your money to buy locally produced things made my local craftsmen and take them to the country of your origin and contribute to the local economy thus providing work to those in need.
PRICE AND OTHER CONDITION OF SALE
(Indicative only because it is at the discretion of each / not to spare but only tickets ) :
• 10% of the total amount of the invoice/meals in restaurants, hotels
• 20 ` (Indian Rupees `) / porterage at hotels
• PP 03 € per day for guide escort (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 02 € per day for the driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 01 € 01 per day for the assistant driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
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