based on 10 nights inc. flights & daily experiences
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Full Board and guided experiences included at The Ultimate Travelling Camps Thiskey and Diskit
per person based on two people sharing. This itinerary is only available from May through to September when both of the Ultimate Travelling Camps are open due to weather.
This itinerary allows you to get totally off the beaten track whilst staying in some spectacular accommodation with two Ultimate Travelling Camps
Through this itinerary you'll be able to enjoy exceptional experiences such as walks through remote villages, monasteries and trekking
Itinerary includes a drive over the highest motorable pass in the world, surrounded by striking scenery
This itinerary is only available from May - September, as this is the only period that the passes are open in the region of Ladakh
Ladakh is open for tourists only during the summer months of May to September as it is the only season when the passes open.
The weather of Ladakh remains cold and chilly for most part of the year. Winter usually lasts from October to May and its usually very cold. Frost bites are a common occurrence, making it a very inhospitable climate for visiting. During these months the whole area is covered with snow. Monsoon season experiences rainfall but due to the land slides, the area is closed. The temperature is cool and can go up to 33°C.
India has so much to offer which is especially true of the Ladakh region. High in the Himalayas, boasting dramatic and spectacular scenery this is a beautiful area of the world to explore. This itinerary is perfect for those that want to get off the beaten track and enjoy an adventure but also like their comforts and travelling in style, which you absolutely will do with the Ultimate Travelling Camps.
The itinerary starts in Delhi, where you will have two nights to kick off your itinerary. As one of the oldest cities in India there is a wealth to explore in Delhi and on arrival you’ll be met by your private guide and driver. Over your time in city you’ll have the chance to take a rickshaw through Old Delhi and a visit to Jama Mosque, Humayun’s Tomb and a lovely drive through New Delhi taking in the beautiful boulevards and architecture largely inspired and driven by Lutyens.
Then it is on to Ladakh, which you will reach by a short one-and-a-half-hour flight from Delhi to Leh. On arrival you will be met at the airport and driven the short 45 minutes to The Ultimate Travelling Camp – Chamba Thiksey which you will be calling home for the next three nights. Beautifully designed, each tent comes equipped with a four-poster bed, thick carpets, luxurious en-suite bathrooms and private outdoor sitting areas with 360° panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. On your first afternoon and night at the camp, take time to acclimatise to your new altitude and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views. The following morning again is at a leisurely pace and in the afternoon we have included a visit to Matho Monastery followed by a tour of Leh Palace and a visit to Shanti Stupa for sunset. Rise early on your last full day at Chamba Camp Thiskey and travel to Thiskey monastery to witness the morning prayers. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and in the evening we have included a tour of Hemis Monastery, one of the most ancient monasteries in the entire Ladakh region.
Today, after breakfast you’ll depart Chamba Camp Thiskey and travel towards Nubra Valley, crossing over the Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world. The drive time will be approximately six hours and a half hours. On arrival at Chamba Camp Diskit, spend the rest of the day settling into the new camp. The following day we have included a beautiful tour to the Hidden Lake which is considered to be holy and surrounded by rocky and barren terrain it is a strikingly beautiful area. From here you’ll continue to the hamlet of Sumur to get a better understanding of the connection between the local community and the land. In the evening we have included a camel trek through the Hundar Sand dunes, known for their incredible scenic beauty. For your final full day at Chamba Camp Diskit, we have included a tour to Turtuk, one of the last villages on the Indo-Pakistan border that was once part of the Silk Route.
To break up the long journey back to Delhi we suggest spending one more night back in Thiksey at Chamba Camp. Once here you can relax and enjoy one last dinner in the vast surrounds.
The following morning you will depart for Leh Airport which is just under a one-hour drive from Chamba Camp Thiksey. From Leh you will take the short flight back to Delhi where you will have one final night in India before heading home. Spend your time here, relaxing and enjoying the facilities at the hotel before venturing out to one of the many divine restaurants in the city which we can of course provide recommendations for.
Delhi has some of the most amazing restaurants. We always keep our ear to the ground about the latest places to dine, and speak to all our guests about dinner reservations before they travel.
Head to Old Delhi's most famous market, Chawri Bazaar, and discover the incredible sights and smells. Your foodie tour will take you around the narrow streets, where your guide will talk you through the variety of delicacies on offer.
Explore New Delhi, the area that Britain constructed between 1911 and 1931 as their new Imperial capital in India. Think of leafy, wide avenues, and white-washed bungalows. See the vast Rajpath, the Parliaments Buildings and Humayun's Tomb.
Explore the Old City of Leh with your private guide including Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa
Spend the day exploring the spectacular landscapes to the east of Leh, where even for Ladakhi's standards the landscapes are extraordinary.
Spend the day exploring the fascinating labyrinth of Leh, with its unique character as a Central Asian trading town.
Take a full day exploring both Old and New Delhi taking a Rickshaw through Chandni Chowk and visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque, Rajpath & Humayun's Tomb.
During Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk, you will be guided by a young adult who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining Salaam Baalak Trust. Your walk will give you a unique perspective and at the same time empower a worthwhile programme.
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