Challenge yourself on a snow filled landscape set apart by the scale, isolation and pristine beauty of Ladakh. Majestic, snow-covered peaks stand guard over vast glaciers below and, in the distance, snow meets sky along a noticeably curved horizon.

Program highlights:


Day 1 |  Sunday – Good morning to snow land
Hemis Monastery During Winters

Frozen Stream Near Hemis

We will arrive at Leh early in the morning. We will rest and acclimatize in the hotel rooms equipped with room heating. In the evening, we will stroll in the streets of Leh and watch the reflection of evening sun on snow-clad mountains.

Day 2 |  Monday – Monastery tour around Ladakh
Today we will visit ancient monasteries and palaces of Ladakh those get completely desolated during dreary winters. We will visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Gompa/palace and Hemis monastery.
Nubra Winters

Nubra Winters

 

Day 3  |  Tuesday – Cold Desert of Nubra Valley
We will start early in the morning and cross over Khardungla Pass (Highest motorable road in the world). We will drive till Hundar and stay overnight in Diskit. In the evening, We will explore the sand dunes those will be partially covered with snow and try our chances to sight Bactrian camels.
Nubra Valley in Winters

Nubra Valley in Winters

 

Day 4 |  Wednesday – Bursting Hot Springs of Panamik

 

After a bitterly cold Himalayan night at Diskit, we will head again to snow-filled cold desert and drive on the other side of Shyok River. After spending afternoon around curative hot springs of Panamik, we will head back to Leh.
Lama in a Monastery

Lama in a Monastery

 

Day 5 | Thursday – Frozen Pangong Lake
 
Drive to Pangong Lake through frozen streams with a bright chance of sighting Himalayan wolves and other elusive fauna of Ladakh Plateau. Pangong Lake would be partially frozen where you will get a rare chance of sighting flocks of Siberian birds those migrate here during winters.
pangong lake during winters

pangong lake during winters

 

Day 6 | Friday – Day tour to Dah-Hanu Villages, Land of Aryan

Settlements of Drokpa and Brokpa community, these twin villages are renowned as “Last home of Aryans”. Today we will drive through beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar, Skurbuchan and Achinathang. Out of number of Brokpa villages, Dha and Hanu are the only two villages open for tourists.

ice-hockey in Leh

ice-hockey in Leh

 
Day 7 |  Saturday – Leh sightseeing and Ice-hockey Tournament

It will be an easy day with local Leh city sightseeing. Guests will be free to walk on their own, do shopping and attend Ice-hockey tournament. it will be a vehicle-free day.

Day 8 | Sunday – So long to white memories

We will take flights back to our respective destinations but journey won’t end here.
 
 

Pricing

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotel on twin sharing basis for 7Nights/8 days. Guests will be staying in a 3 star hotel equipped with central heating, hot water and all other modern amenities. In Nubra, Guest house is basic but equipped with all the required amenities like room heating etc.
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner for all days. During days of tour (Day 2/3/4/5/6), we will carry packed lunch from the hotel and serve it during the tour.
  • All car transfers from day 1 to day 8 in Innova. It also includes pick up and drop from Leh Airport. Vehicle will be equipped with heating.
  •  Inner line permit charges for whole tour.
  • Guided tour to all the attractions of the itinerary including comprehensive tour to monasteries, hot water springs, Nubra and Pangong.
  •  Guided Village walk to Dha and Hanu Villages.

Cost Excludes:

  • Flight tickets from/to Leh.
  • Personal Beverages of any kind
  • Personal Expenses of any kind
  • Tips, shopping and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions list

Things to Carry:
Winters in Ladakh are very harsh  and glamorous at the same time. Temperature during day time will vary from -5 to -10 degree but mercury may drop -25 to -30 during nights.  During this program you will be staying in rooms equipped with heating and also commuting in a vehicle equipped with heating. However we recommend you to carry proper clothing to withstand the sub-zero temperature of Ladakh Plateau. Here is a short list

– Trekking Shoes (Avoid Brand New) – Sport shoes are also fine provided a decent ground grip and stuffed enough to withstand the sub-zero temperature.
– Hand Gloves (Woolen would be our recommendation), monkey cap, balaclava etc.
– Multiple pairs of woolen shocks.
– Multiple pairs of thermal inner (Both upper and lower).
– Cold Cream and Sun Screen lotion
– Personal Medicine Kit however there are couple of medical stores and physician in Leh town.
– To withstand cold, you should dress in layers with multiple inner warmers, fleece jackets etc.
– You will be getting nutritious meals during the whole program however you may consider carrying chocolates and dry fruits.

Remarks:

– It is possible that the tour can get postponed if the flights are getting cancelled as Leh Aiport gets closed if there is heavy snow-fall in days in succession.
– Please note that the itinerary mentioned is subjected to weather and road conditions. During winters, road to remote locations of Ladakh gets blocked very often due to snow. In case of bad weather and inaccessibility to a destination, our tour manager will curate the alternate plans. The cost of the tour or any part of it will not be refunded in the event of unfavourable conditions anytime during the tour days, after the tour begins.