Ladakh in Style
|Delhi||The Holiday Inn ||1 night|
|Thiksey||Chamba Camp ||5 nights|
|Delhi||The Imperial||2 nights|
Click on the name of the hotel for details
9 days from £2590
International flights NOT included - see below
Closed to the world until 1974, when tourists were first allowed to visit, Ladakh (often called 'Little Tibet') is India's most remote and least populated region, a high desert land cradled by the mighty Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, home to Mahayana Buddhism for a thousand years. Hotel accommodation in Ladakh is generally of a poor standard but on this itinerary we are pleased to offer you a luxury tented camp near Thiksey Monastery, operated by the prestigious 'Ultimate Travelling Camp' and open only from 15 June to 30 September. An experience never to be forgotten.
Recommended flight from London: British Airways from London Heathrow (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)
DAY 1 - Arrival in Delhi. Overnight near Delhi Airport.
DAY 2 – Fly to Leh (Ladakh). Transfer to Chamba Camp, Thiksey. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 – Leh highlights. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 – Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries. (B,L,D)
THE HEMIS FESTIVAL - The most colourful festival of the Ladakhi year will take place on 26 and 27 July 2015 at the monastery. There is no additional cost during this time but due to the festival's popularity demand is at a premium so you are advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
DAY 5 – Walking in the Thiksey area. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 – Choice of activities, including Alchi Monastery, Pangong Lake and the Wari La pass, with opportunities for cycling and rafting. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 - Fly back to Delhi. (B)
DAY 8 - At leisure in Delhi. (B)
DAY 9 – Depart. (B)
We recommend the daily services of British Airways from London Heathrow. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Delhi. Depart at 10.20; arrive Delhi at 23.15
Delhi/Heathrow. Depart at 08.30; arrive Heathrow at 13.00
You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use British Airways website. Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).
Jet Airways, Air India and Virgin Atlantic also offer daily direct flights from London.
India Holidays: Ladakh in Style (Reference: WDIN031)
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:
|15 Jun to 23 Sep ||£2590 |
Single Room Supplements on request.
TAILOR MADE OPTIONS
The sample tour shown above is exactly that - a sample tour. We can change it to suit your precise requirements in may ways - by taking out or putting in additional sightseeing, by changing the number of nights in each place, by booking special activities or cultural visits. We are happy to advise and help you create your ideal holiday.
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Extensions to the 'Ladakh in Style' tour are limited due to the time of year, which is the monsoon period in most of India. We can, however, recommend the following:
NUBRA VALLEY, LADAKH
You can stay on in Ladakh and spend time at another Chamba Camp at Diskit in the remote Nubra Valley. This is the sister complex to the Chamba Camp in Thiksey. Enjoy the same high quality of accommodation and service. Stays of 1 or 2 nights are suggested.