Enjoy the breathtaking sights Apricot flowers spread across long stretches.
Witness the charm of the famous Alchi monastery, listed as one of the 7 wonders of Jammu & Kashmir.
Immerse into local culture at Aryan villages of Dah and Bema.
Enjoy views at the confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers.
Take a memorable drive along Nubra Valley.
Drive along Pangong lake via Shyok.
Pay respect at Kargil and Drass museum.
Once you arrive at Leh airport, you will be escorted to the hotel by our representative. Spend the day at the hotel to rest and acclimatize. In the evening, you will visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market and dinner will be served at Leh hotel.
After having breakfast, proceed for sightseeing on the Leh – Srinagar Highway. Visit the Hall of Fame, a museum maintained by the Indian Army showcasing their strength during the different wars fought. Kali Mata Temple & Gurudwara Patthar Sahib are supposed to be built to mark the visit of Guru Nanak Dev in this area. Proceed further and experience the beauty of Magnetic Hill, which is set to defy the law of gravity and admire the confluence of holy Indus & Zanskar rivers. Visit Alchi Monastery, Likir & Basgo. Check-in the camp in Alchi / Uleytokpo / for an overnight halt.
Drive to the Aryan Villages of Dah & Bema to get an insight into their culture and admire the beauty of Apricot blossom season. Dah and Hanu(The twin villages of the Aryans): These villages are famous for its people and are called the Drokpas (The pasture people). They are Buddhist but also worship the nature Gods and Spirits as well as Dha & Tseringma protectors as their tutelary Gods. Perhaps the most unique feature is their revulsion for Cows, Onions and Water, they believe bathing will drive their Gods away. Dha is 162 Kms and Bema is 158 Kms from Leh. These villages have been opened in recent years for tourists and have been the study field for Anthropologists, Photographers and Historians of the world. Above that, these villages are lush with apricot trees, and enjoy the beauty of apricot blossoms here. Later proceed towards Kargil along Sanjak valley. Upon arrival at Kargil check in at the hotel.
After having breakfast, proceed towards Drass. We will visit the Kargil War memorial in Drass and Zojilla War memorial to pay tribute to the Indian Army. Take some memorable snaps of Tololing, Tiger Hill and the war memorial. En route, you can enjoy the beauty of the Apricot Flowers, almost every village in the valley comes alive with the vibrancy of these pink-centred white flowers and it is a sight to behold! Overnight stay at the hotel in Kargil.
Proceed to Leh after an early meal. En route, stop at Mulbek (famous for its massive Buddha statue) and Lamayuru monastery (The oldest monastery in Ladakh). You will pass through some of Ladakh's most breathtaking villages, all set against a backdrop of multicoloured desert mountains. Today we have to cross two highway passes, Namki-la and Fotula. Stop at the passes to take pictures and get a bird's-eye view of the valley.
Today you can travel to Nubra Valley via the Khardong la pass (5,602 metres) (the world's highest motorable road). You will stop for 15 minutes at the top of the pass to admire and photograph the high peaks of the Karakoram and Zanskar ranges, as well as to see the unison of prayer flags with clouds in front of the magnificent Khardong glacier. Walk very slowly at the top, being at 5602 meters from sea level you may run out of breath. Nubra Valley ,also known as The Valley of flowers, used to be an important station on the Silk Route. Situated at 3000m altitude, it is a mix of mountains, desert and green life. You can see together snow on the peaks of the mountains and camels crossing the sand dunes in a hot sun. We will take you to the famed Diskit monastery on the way to Hunder village. Diskit monastery is the valley's oldest and largest monastery, and it belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Changsem Shesrab Zangpo founded it in 1525. There is also a massive statue of Maitreya Buddha on a hilltop, in open land, with a bird's eye view of the beautiful Nubra Valley. Going to the hotel, you can relax in a lovely garden. If you want to pretend like you're in a caravan, we'll go on a camel safari across the sand dunes. A cultural show by a local woman will take place in the evening at the sand dunes, and you are welcome to attend. Dinner will be served at camp, and you will spend the night at a set camp/resort.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Pangong Lake, the world's most stunning lake. The path takes you through picturesque villages, and along the way, you will see one of the most breathtaking views of hamlets. On your way to Pangong Lake, you can even see Yaks, Himalayan marmots, and, if you're lucky, foxes, bears, and Himalayan blue sheep. After 2 hours of driving, you can arrive at Agham village. Continue driving along the Shayok river before you reach Shayok village. Continue driving to the right of Shayok village until you reach Tangtse, where there is a police search and you must show the permit. After 5 to 6 hours of driving, you can arrive at the world-famous Pangong Lake, which is located at 4200m. A deep shallow basin of freshwater drainage, only six to seven kilometres across at its widest point, is just about 7km along the southern shore from the lake's head, but it provides stunning views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake's brackish water. The Pangong range's glacier and snow-capped peaks rise above Spangmik. Spangmik and a smattering of other tiny settlements along the lake's southern shore are summer residences for a small population of Chang-pa, the nomadic herders of Tibet and south-east Ladakh. In the autumn, the Chang-pas grow sparse crops of barley and peas. During winter, they unfold their tents (Rebo) and carry their flocks of sheep and Pashmina goats to remote pastures. Enjoy the glamorous lake and the mystical shifting colours at the lake's shores while taking several breathtaking photographs. After taking several photographs, we will drive back to Leh through the Changla pass.
After breakfast at the hotel, a car will transport you to the airport. Your trip will come to an end here with many lovely memories and, of course, your camera is now filled with all of those amazing photographs.
Ladakh is a land that is arid and harsh, but known as one of the most beautiful places on earth; a land of warm, friendly people and a cultural heritage that is nothing short of amazing. Welcome to Ladakh and experience this amazing trip and witness the less visited part of India. Today, a destination that’s topping all the popularity charts when it comes to tourism.
Apricot blossom in Ladakh is a newly introduced trip in Ladakh. A trip in Ladakh during Apricot blossom season offers everything a tourist could possibly want from a country- dreamy villages, isolated monasteries, sumptuous panoramas, barren landscape with snow kissed mountains, above that the pretty white flowers of the apricot trees, in full bloom. You get to view the incredible paradise on Earth with your naked eyes. For decades, the people of Ladakh have consumed the humble amount of apricot, locally known as Chuli. Dry and fresh apricots are served as desserts, which is mainly grown in the western part of Leh, known as Sham valley and Aryan valley, these valleys are lush with apricot trees. The apricot blossoms in Ladakh are no less than cherry blossoms in Japan, without burning a hole in your pocket!
Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Shanti Stupa, Magnetic Hill, Kali Maata Temple and Sangam View.
Dah and Bema Villages
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner (7 breakfasts and dinners)
Airport Transfers: Pickup and Drop
Welcome drink at hotel
Permit for protected areas
Hotel (1 twin sharing room as per the category of your package)
Cab for sightseeing (Innova/Xylo)
All transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary.
Meal Plan: Lunch
Government Service Taxes/VAT/Service Charges
Airfare (to and fro)
Personal expenses (extra meals, starters and alcohol, mineral water, aerated drinks, etc.)
Tips, Medical Insurance, Travel Insurance, Guide Fee, Phone call bills, Laundry and Camera Fee.
Any vehicle rentals after sightseeing tours.
Adventure Activity Costs (Pony Ride, Camel Ride, Rafting, Paragliding, etc.)
Additional Costs (Flight Cancellations, roadblocks and natural calamities)
Entry fee (Monument and Museum)
Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusion’
Room upgradation and free flight transfers will not be entertained during the tour if not mentioned at the time of booking
No refund will be issued for any service not availed.
Visitors are recommended not to keep any valuables while sightseeing in the coach/vehicle. The corporation shall not be responsible for the loss of any valuables.
If any visitor inadvertently damages the car or coach, he/she is liable to bear the compensation.
25% advance payment to be made after booking is confirmed
75% balance payment to be cleared prior 15 days of travel.
25% deduction of payment prior 15 days from date of travel.
50% deduction of payment prior 10 days from date of travel
75% deduction of payment prior 7 days from date of travel
100% deduction of payment prior 48 hours from date of travel