Manali Jeep Safari

Zanskar Valley Jeep Safari – 12 Days


 
Trip Title: Zanskar Valley Jeep Safari – 12 Days
Destination: Leh Valley and Lower Land Zanskar
Type: Adventure + Culture + Scenic Beauty + high Altitude Lake
Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
Best Time: June to end of Sep
Grade: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 6726 Ft ASL / 17582 Ft)
 

Destination Highlights: Leh Town - Alchi Lamayuru Valley – Mulbekh - Kargil – Rangdum – Padum – Zanskar Valley – Karsha Monastery and other monasteries

Leh:

one of the most beautiful city situated at an altitude of 3500 M ASL famous for highest high altitude airport an ethnic / Ancient and colorful city. Monasteries, fort and palaces, gateway to Silk route, Hub for Buddhist culture for red sect and yellow sect. lush green valley around river Indus and agricultural fields and business hub for this region. Much more to explore in and around Leh.

Khardungla Pass:

Highest motorable pass in the world which make you feel being at the roof top of the world. This pass differ Nubra valley and Leh valley. border with Pakistan in north west and Tibet in north east.

Alchi - Lamayuru Valley:

Driving in the west following Indus river at the confluence of Zanskar and Indus river you may encounter some of other monasteries you will reach at Alchi which is only one monastery in Ladakh constructed in a flat ground. Further drive to Lamayuru Monastery you will encounter a strange formation of landscape called Moon Valley. A picturesque monastery belongs to centuries years old. Further drive takes to Fatu La you would like to stop at Mulbekh to see an image of Buddha Carved on a large stone. Kargils is the headquarter of this region and close to India – Pakistan border.

Zanskar:

Down south of Leh can be approachable by Road and paradise for trekking lovers. 10 days trek from Lamayuru to Padum. Mush lush green and flat grounds in Zanskar offers and incredible beauty. Padum, the district headquarters of Zanskar, located on the southern part of a wide fertile plain in which the Tsarap Lingti Chu and the Stod rivers join to form the Zanskar river. The small township clings to a hillock, the site of an ancient palace and fort.

Day 01 : Arrive Leh (3450m)

Early morning transfer to Domestic airport to board one of the most spectacular Trans Himalayan fliht to Leh.Well come on leh airport and transfer to hotel. Half day rest at hotel for hig altitude aclimatisation. in the afternoon proceed to visit Sankar monastery, Shanti Stupa and a short of the Le market.


Day 02: In Leh ( City tour )

After breakfast drive towards East of Leh town to explore Shey palace and most picturesque monastery called Thiksey, drive further and cross the Indus river to reach at Hemis monastery. One of the biggest monastery in the region. Drive back to Leh explore Shanti Stupa for an excellent view of Leh town and valley , Shankar Gompa, Leh Palace and colorfull market of Leh twon. Overnight at hotel in Leh.


Day 03: Leh – Kargil

Morning after breakfast proceeds towards Alchi (68 km) from Leh. On way visit Spituk and Basgo .further drive will take to you to 1000 yeas old Alchi gompa. Drive to Lamayuru valley is much interesting and dramatically formation of the valley called Moon Land. Cross Fatu La pass and arrive at Mulbekh. You will find a stone carved image of Maitraye Buddha. Arrive Kargil in late afternoon and overnight stay


Day 04 : kargil - Rangdum (3800m)

Morning after breakfast proceeds towards Rangdum. After a short drive from Argil we enter in to the Suru valley. Suru valley is one of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh, and is the heartland of Kargil. You will enjoy the view of massive Nun and Kun peak and the Parkachik glacier. There are many other unnamed Glaciered peaks on the way. On arrival at Rangdum, check in at Camp.


Day 05 : Rangdum - Padum(3550m)

After morning breakfast proceed to visit the Rangdum monastery. After that, proceed to zanskar. An hour drive from Rangdum is the Penzila pass(4200m) only pass to Zanskar. Around Penzila there are also many unnamed glaciered peaks and the famous Darang Durung Glacier. This area is very scenic and you will find many shepherd huts here. Upon arrival, check in hotel at Padum.


Day 06 : Sight seeing of Karsha monastery, Chuchik jal Nunnery, Kalachakra temple

After morning breakfast drive 10 km to Karsha which has the largest Geluk pa monastery of Zanskar. Close to the monastery there is a nunnery to visit which eleven headed big statue of Avaloketeshvra has believed to be 800 years old. A minute's walk up from the Nunnery you will find an old Stupa built by the great Rinchen Zangpo of Tibet. Drive back to Hotel and enjoy hot meal. In the afternoon visit the kalachakra temple a temple devoted to His Holiness The Dalai Lama who has given the teaching of Kalachakra in 1988. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 07 : Sight seeing of lower part of Zanskar

After morning breakfast drive 35 km along the Zanskar River to Zangla. We will visit the old and new palace of Zangla king. We will also visit the Zangla nunnery. After wards drive back to Tongdey. Tongdey monastery is the second largest Geluk pa monastery in Zanskar.
Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 08: Sight seeing of Bardan monastry, Gyalwa Rignga and Stakrimo monastery

After morning breakfast drive 20 km to visit Bardan monastery beautifully built on gigantic rock. Bardan belongs to the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The wall paintings at Bardan monastery are really beautiful. On way back to hotel near Padum visit Gyalwa rignga, a big rock on which the five Dayani Buddha are curved beautifully from unknown time. Hot meal at hotel. In the afternoon visit close by Stakri mo monastery also belong to the Drukpa sect and Pipiting Guru temple, which has a beautiful Statue of Padma Sambhava and the sacred Stupa. Overnigt stay at hotel.


Day 09 : Sight seeing of Zungkhul and Sani

Today we will visit one of the most sacred monastery Zanskar. Zunghul is 35km drive from Padum.Zongkhul was blessed by the great Indian yogi the great Naropa in around 11th century. There are two attractive meditation caves.The old one has beautiful paintings. On way back hotel visit Sani palace, famous for the sacred Kaniska Stupa,and Naropa temple. There is a sacred Lake also. You will enjoy your meal here. Ovenight stay at hotel.


Day 10 : Padum - Kargil (234km)

Early morning departure to Kargil. Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 11 : Kargil – Srinagar (230km)

After breakfast drive further to Drass and D Zozila pass and descend to Sonamarg. Continue drive and arrive Srinagar in late afternoon. Check in at your hotel Deluxe house boat or hotel and overnight stay


Day 12: Departure Srinagar

After breakfast you will get transferred to airport to board flight for onward destination .


Group Size Sup. Deluxe Deluxe Standard
In a group of 02 paying pax Rs = 55440/- Rs = 49390/- Rs = 46365/-
In a group of 04 paying pax Rs = 40040/- Rs = 33990/- Rs = 30965/-
In a group of 06 paying pax Rs = 34907/- Rs = 28857/- Rs = 25832/-
In a group of 08 paying pax Rs = 35420/- Rs = 29370/- Rs = 26345/-
In a group of 10 paying pax Rs = 33264/- Rs = 27214/- Rs = 24189/-
EB (Extra Bed – Child above 12 years) Rs = 19800/- Rs = 14960/- Rs = 12540/-
CWB (Child Without Bed- child below 6 years) Rs = 10120/- Rs = 7700/- Rs = 6490/-

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