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Mystical Ladakh, India

Depart: 23rd Sep 2016 (Friday)
Return: 30th Sep 2016 (Friday)
Price:  SGD3150 (Twin share) / SGD3400 (Single)
Group Size : 8 (min) / 16 (max) 

Highlights:

  • Leh, capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh with average altitude of 3542meter, sandwiched between the Karakoram mountain range to the north and the Himalayas to the south
  • Ladakh Festival held early Septermber with mask dancing from monasteries, and other cultural performance like archery, polo and traditional dances by cultural troupes 
  • Morning ritual at Thiksey Monastery and sunset at Shanti stupa
  • Alchi, well preserved 11th century wall paintings 
  • Pangong Lake, a salt water lake at 4350meter, extend from India to Tibet
  • Drive pass the world 3rd highest motorable road, Changla Pass at 5365meter
  • Star and Milky way photography opportunities at Ladakh
  • Red Fort and Jama Masjid at New Dehli

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Singapore - Delhi  (D)

Depart from Changi Airport for overnight flight to New Delhi, the capital city of India. Rest at airport Plaza Premium Lounge.

Delhi to Leh (B/L/D) 

Take a local flight to Leh. Check in hotel, and acclimatize for high altitude. Afternoon visit Tsemo gompa, and enjoy the sunset view from Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Leh.

Thiksey Monastery - Stok Palace (B/L/D) 

A complete day of visit to the monasteries at Shey Palace, Shey Fort, Thiksey & Hemis monasteries, Stok Palace. Sunset view at river bank next to Sindhu Ghat. Return to Leh in the evening.

Alchi - Likir  (B/L/D)

Drive to Lamayuru enroute visit Liker Monastery, Magnetic hill and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Likir Monastery was established in 1065 under the command of the 5th king of Ladakh and Alchi Monastery which is mainly known for its magnificent, and well-preserved 11th- or 12th-century wall paintings. Back to Leh at late evening. Overnight at Leh.

Changla Pass (5365meter) (B/L/D) 

After breakfast, depart to Pangong Lake (4350meter) through Changla Pass (5365meter), the world third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Tso, it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Overnight at Pangong Tso camp.

Panggong Lake (4350meter)(B/L/D) 

Morning walk around Pangong Lake to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayan surrounding. Drive back to Leh by late morning. Arrive at Leh by noon and visit Leh town at own leisure. Overnight at Leh.

 Ladakh Festival (B/L/D)

 Overnight at Leh.

Red Fort  - Jama Masjid - Qutub Minar (B/L/D)

Morning flight from Leh to New Delhi. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandi Chowk. Lunch at Etophia Embassy and visit UNESCO Heritage Site - Qutub Minar and check in hotel by late noon. Overnight at Delhi.

Delhi - Singapore (B/L)

Departure from Indira Gandhi International Airport , arrive Singapore by noon.

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Inclusions :

  • 2 way international air ticket from Singapore to Delhi
  • 2 way domestic air ticket from Delhi to Leh 
  • Fully private tour in vehicle with extra seats for photography equipment 
  • 6 nights accommodation at comfortable hotel and 1 night at tent, on twin sharing basis
  • 1 X Plaza Premium Lounge entry at Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • XA Travel tour leader (x1) and local guide (x1)
  • One and half hour pre trip briefing and departure notes

Exclusions :

  • Visa entry to India 
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)
Remarks

Weather :

  • Delhi temperature : 34°/24° ; Rain occasionally
  • Leh temperature : 10°/0° ; Dry
  • Warm cloth is necessary in the early morning

Fitness :

  • Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores
  • Guidance to combat altitude sickness (AMS) to be given during trip briefing

Airline and flight detail as follow :

  • Airline : Jet Airways
  • Depart : Friday 23 Sep 2016 / 9W17 1935 2310 
  • Return : Friday 30 Sep 2016 / 9W218 1000 1825