Glamping in Ladakh

Tour: Glamping in Ladakh (The Land Of High Passes)
Places Visited
Delhi, Thiksey, Nubra Valley (Diskit), Agra
Highlights –
1. Stay at World’s Leading Camps & hotels.
2. Rikshaw ride through narrow streets of Old Delhi.
3. You will be guests at a magical early morning, prayer ceremony at Thiksey Monastery.
4. Experience the traditional game of Archery.
5. World’s highest motorway.
6. Nine Storied Leh City Palace.
7. World famous Taj Mahal.
8. Picturesque Landscapes.
9. Ride on the double hump Bactrian camel.
10. Ladakhi cuisines and culture.
14 days from
Price Includes
✔ Accommodation (13 nights) in amazing World’s leading Camps & Hotels.
✔ Meal Plan – Delhi & Agra on Bed & Breakfast.
✔ Thiksey & Diskit: All meals, including tea/coffee and soft beverages served in the camp restaurant
✔ Shared Butler Service in Thiksey & Diskit.
✔ All transportation by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle.
✔ All entrances fee and guide during sightseeing as per itinerary.
✔ Domestic flight from Delhi/Leh/Delhi (Economy Class)
✔ All current applicable taxes. (Subject to change)

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi
On arrival, after clearing immigrations, you will be met by Mysteries of India’s representative and escorted to your hotel.
Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India, is a fusion of ancient and modern. Standing at the western end of the Gangetic Plain, it is a vibrant city rich in culture, architecture, beautiful gardens and human diversity. Its rich history is reflected in magnificent monuments, in museums and in galleries.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Oberoi

The Claridges

 


The Imperial

JW Marriott

Day 2 – Delhi
Today you start your day with Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi.Visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Mosque), Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) and its nearby markets, India Gate and drive past the Presidents Palace and Parliament.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Oberoi

The Claridges

 


The Imperial

JW Marriott

Day 3 – Delhi to Leh (Flight) to Thiksey (3550 MTRS/11,715 FEET APPROX)
Morning transfer to airport for your fight to Leh.
Following your arrival into Leh, you will be greeted and transferred to Chamba Camp, Thiksey.
Soak in the serenity of the surroundings as you are accorded a traditional Ladakhi welcome. You will be then accompanied to your well-appointed Luxury Tent.
There will be no activity today as it is medically mandated that you relax and undergo minimal exertion to enable you to acclimatize to the rarefied oxygen levels at this high-altitude.
The Excursion Specialist at Chamba Camp, Thiksey will meet with you to discuss the itinerary suggested, help you plan your excursions and make changes if required, to suit your interests, choices and leisure.
You may take a stroll through the blessed hamlet of Thiksey and engage with the joyous local community and its pastoral lifestyle, immersing you to the scintillating peace and tranquillity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Chamba Camp, Thiksey

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Chamba Camp

Day 4 – Thiksey – The Little Tibet experience
Today brings a late start, leaving the morning free for you to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and walk around the camp site, taking in the sights and the peaceful milieu where each tent opens out on to alfalfa pastures.
Enjoy the view of the willow trees as the wind gracefully brushes the branches and the rustling sound of the poplar trees create an aura of unmatched beauty and serenity, making you unwind and relax.
Or, you may take an easy, invigorating walk in the vicinity of the camp through the lush farmlands of Nyerma, with insight into ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs, agricultural practices and religious life in the nunnery.
Return to the camp for your lunch.
This afternoon following lunch, you will visit the Leh City.
Proceed on a gentle orientation tour of Leh. Leh City Heritage Walk ushers you to the labyrinth of by-lanes of Leh City under the gaze of the imposing 17th century nine storied Leh City Palace.
This walk takes you through this last big frontier town where everything from daily needed rations, locally spun woollen clothing, rugs, yak fur and yak tail and ritualistic items can be sourced. The city boulevard presents a cauldron of shops which sell Pashmina shawls, stoles to Tibetan handicraft items.
A few scattered curio shops also offer Tibetan silver jewellery and traditional Ladakhi jewellery set with turquoise, jade and emerald.
The walk concludes near Chubi village where the vehicle will pick you up and take you to Shanti Stupa, perched upon a great vantage point over Leh, with spectacular views of this mesmerizing stone strewn landscape.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight at the Chamba Camp, Thiksey

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Chamba Camp

Day 5 – Thiksey
An early morning start with tea and coffee followed by a visit to the Thiksey monastery, which stands about a kilometer from the camp. This beautiful monastery houses a two-storey statue of the Maitreya Buddha seated on a lotus and boasts of a spectacular view of the Leh valley. At the monastery, you will have the privilege to participate in the Buddhist morning prayer ceremony at sunrise.
Continue on a guided tour of the monastery, visiting the beautiful prayer room which has many handwritten and painted books as well as the temple dedicated to goddess Tara with her 21 images placed in glass-covered wooden shelves. You will also see small shrines devoted to the guardian divinities including Cham-Sing, the protector deity of Thiksey.
After a leisurely breakfast at camp, proceed to explore the jewel in the crown of the Drukpa lineage – The Hemis Monastery: the biggest monastic institution of Ladakh, situated about 23 kilometers (45 mins) from Thiksey. Built in a secluded valley, the monastery belongs to the Drukpa School or the Dragon Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore the many interesting facets of this institution, established under the patronage of King SengeNamygal in the 17th century, where young lamas are taught literature, history, philosophy, yoga and tantra. The monastery halls are adorned with beautiful statues and mural paintings.
Return to camp for lunch.
The rest of the evening is at leisure, allowing you time to soak in serenity of your beautiful camp location.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight at the Chamba Camp, Thiksey

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Chamba Camp

Day 6 – Drive to the Nubra Valley (3144 MTRS/10,375 FEET APPROX)
Following breakfast this morning, your exciting journey continues through some of the region’s most awe-inspiring and dramatic landscapes, passing through the Khar Dung La Pass (5570 metres / 18,381 ft.), considered to be the highest motorable road in the world. From the pass one gets to see the Nubra Valley and rich agricultural lands interspersed with poplar and willow trees, giving the landscape a lush green look. Following a packed lunch in the village of Khardung continue onwards driving past the famous sand dunes of Nubra, arrive at the village of Diskit.
Your arrival at Chamba Camp, Diskit comes as a delightful oasis after your adventurous drive. Our camp here is inspired by the aesthetics of safari camping and equipped with every modern comfort to pamper your senses. Rest yourself on your own private deck and breathe in the tranquillity of the serene water body reflecting the high mountains and cloudless blue skies. Be at leisure as the wind whispers fables of the famed Silk Route and the mighty mountains boast of stories untold. Loose yourselves to the peaceful pleasures of solitude.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Packed) & Dinner
Overnight at the Chamba Camp, Diskit

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Chamba Camp

Day 7 – The Sumur Experience: Yarab Tso – The Hidden Lake and Camel Safari
After a sumptuous breakfast, we drive to the picturesque village of Sumur located across the Shyok and Nubra Rivers.
You can also supplement this with a rafting on the shimmering Shyok River.
You can also opt to drive towards the most northern road on the Siachen Glacier route and then hike towards the hidden lake – Yarab Tso – which is one of the high altitude and sacred lakes in the Nubra Valley. It holds crystal clear holy water, secluded within a rocky terrain.
We then whisk you to experience local life and be privy to the special initiative by the Women’s Alliance of Nubra. These hard-working women have collaborated to come together in activities like handicrafts, documentation of natural and oral history along with traditional performing arts.
You can opt for a delectable farm lunch (At additional cost): A lovely drive through the farmlands of Sumur brings you to a traditional local farm which promises you delectable promises of a sumptuous homely lunch.
Visit the house of the Kalon family which allows you a glimpse into their rich historicity of this region.
This evening, we usher you for an adventurous ride on the double hump Bactrian camel on the sand dunes of the Hunder cold desert. Relive the dreams and glories of the merchants, mercenaries and monks as they trudged these very sands in search of Gold, Glory and God in the days of yore.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight at the Chamba Camp, Diskit.

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Chamba Camp

Day 8 – Day is at Leisure OR Optional Excursion to Turtuk
Soak in the solitude and serenity of our camp location amidst the whispering winds of the sand dune of Diskit and hear of lost stories of the bygone Great Game played out in this frontier wilderness.
Optional Activities:
Turtuk: Following an early morning breakfast, embark on an adventurous journey driving through spectacular landscape into the realms of the Balti dynasty, to the quaint village of Turtuk. Enjoy exploring this frontier hamlet admiring the traditional houses, called “Nangchung’’, unique traditional kitchen implements and savour the delicious apricots grown in the region.
Following a packed lunch, return to the homely comforts of your luxurious tent in Diskit.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight at Chamba Camp, Diskit.

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Chamba Camp

Day 9 – Nubra Sojourns and return to Leh through Wari – La
After an early morning wake up call, we drive you up towards the Diskit Gompa. Perched on a hill in the village of Diskit and considered to be the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley, it belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
It is a sub-gompa of the Thiksey monastery and has a statue of the Cho Rinpoche “the crowned Buddha” in the prayer hall, a huge drum and several images of fierce guardian deities. An elevated cupola of the monastery depicts a fresco of the Tashilhunpo monastery of Tibet.
Start the day with a special prayer high up near the towering Maitreya Buddha.
Return to the camp for a hearty breakfast and after breakfast get ready for your journey back to Leh Valley through picturesque landscape traversing through Wari – La (5,300 metres / 17,384 ft) the fourth highest motor able pass in Ladakh.
En route, enjoy seeing the shepherds graze their pashmina goats, stop for photograph of the scattered villages. Not to be missed is spotting the famous yaks grazing in the meadows along the streams.
NOTE: If Wari-La is closed due to any local conditions, then the drive will be back through Khardung-La.
On arrival into the Leh Valley, check into the Chamba Camp, Thiksey.
Rest of the evening is at leisure to relax and unwind in the luxurious environs of your camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight at the Chamba Camp, Diskit.

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Chamba Camp

Day 10 – Thiksey to Leh to Delhi (Flight)
Today you bid farewell to the enchanting and breath-taking mountainous and rugged terrain of Ladakh as you proceed to Leh airport for flight to Delhi.
Meals: Breakfast
Upon arrive in Delhi met and transferred to hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Oberoi

The Claridges

 


The Imperial

JW Marriott

Day 11 – Delhi to Agra
Post breakfast drive to Agra. Check in at hotel.
Agra was the capital of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi’s empire from 1501. It passed to the Mughal’s soon after and in 1526 Emperor Babar transformed Agra, giving it a unique character and beauty. A great patron of the arts, he made changes to the culture and life-style of his people, which in turn brought forth some of the finest craftsmen, artists, statesmen, warriors and nobility ever seen in this part of India.
Afternoon at leisure.
Later enjoy Taj Mahal visit by Sunset.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

Trident Agra

Day 12 – Agra
Its worth waking up bit early to visit Taj Mahal by Sunrise.
Return to hotel for breakfast.
Later proceed to visit Agra Fort and Baby Taj.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

Trident Agra

Day 13 – Agra to Delhi
Leisurely breakfast and enjoy the hotel.
Later drive to Delhi.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Palace

The Claridges

 


The Imperial

JW Marriott

Day 14 – Delhi – Home
Transfer to airport in time to board your flight back home.

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