LADAKH safarI

(11 Nights 12 Days)

14 August to 25 August 2015

DESTINATIONS

SRINAGAR – 1 Night
KARGIL – 1 Night
LEH – 4 NIGHTS
NUBRA VALLEY – 1 Night
SARCHU – 1 Night
MANALI – 1 Night
CHANDIGARH 

 

Last Date For Registration:15th July 2015

ITINERARY

DAY I.  ARRIVAL SRINAGER: (14th August)

ON ARRIVAL TRANSFER TO THE DELUXE HOUSEBOAT FOR RELAXATION AND ACCLIMATISATION, AFTER LUNCH DIVE AND DO VISIT TO SHANKARACHARIYA TEMPLE AND MUGHAL GARDEN, LATER AFTERNOON SHIKARA RIDE AT DAL LAKE.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY II.  SRINAGAR TO KARGIL: (15th August)

MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST DRIVE TOWARDS KARGIL VIA SONAMARG, DRASS AND ZOJILA PASS.
ON ARRIVAL TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

DAY III.  KARGIL TO LEH: (16th August)

AFTER BREAKFAST, DRIVE TOWARDS LEH VIA MULBEKCHAMBA AND FAMOUS SPOTS WHICH LIES IN LADAKH, ENROUTE DO VISIT GURDWARAPATHAR SAHIB, MAGNETIC HILL, INDUS&ZANSKAR RIVER CONFLUENCE. ON ARRIVAL TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

DAY IV.  LEH AND SURROUNDINGS: (17th August)

AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL VISIT TO HALL OF FAME (WAR MUSEUM), GURDWARA

PATHAR SAHIB, MAGNETIC HILL, INDUS &ZANSKAR RIVER CONFLUENCE.

AFTERNOON AT LEH BAZAAR. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

DAY V. LEH TO NUBRA VALLEY: (18th August)

MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST DRIVE TO THE FAMOUS NUBRA VALLEY WITH BREATH TAKING SCENERY VIA KHARDUNGLA PASS ( THE HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD IN THE WORLD 18380 FEET). ON ARRIVAL CHECK IN AT THE DELUXE CAMPS AND LATER AFTERNOON VISIT SAMSTANLING MONASTERY. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT CAMP.

DAY VI.  NUBRA VALLEY TO LEH: (19th August)

AFTER BREAKFAST, WE VISIT THE HUNDERSANDUNES FOR POPULAR DOUBLE HUMP CAMEL RIDE (WHICH IS OPTIONAL) . LATER VISIT TO THE DISKIT MONASTERY AND THE BIG CHAMBA STATUE FROM WHERE YOU WILL GET GREAT VIEWS OF NUBRA VALLEY. THEREAFTER DRIVE BACK TO LEH. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL IN LEH.

DAY VII. LEH - PANGONG LAKE (20th August)

SRINAGAR-MANALI-LEH EXPEDITION 28TH AUGUST TO 8TH SEPTEMBER 2015

An expedition which covers:

  • Lakes Covered: Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri Tso Kar, Surajtal, Deepak Tal, Chandratal, Kiagar Tso
  • Passes Covered: Zoji La, Fotu La, Khardung La, Chang La, Lachulung La, Nakee La, Baralacha La, Kunzum La, Rohtang La.
  • Other Places - Korzok Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Shey Palace, Thicksey Monastery, Rock Carved Mulbekh Maitrey, Lunar Landscapes, Diskit Monastery, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Sham Valley
  • Last Date For Registration: 30th July 2015

These are just few to name….

Day 1: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zojila Pass – Drass – Kargil

Visit:  Great vistas of Drass Valley with views of Tiger Hill, Kargil War Memorial

  • Reach early morning to Srinagar or reach on any previous day (Loose End)
  • Enjoy the vistas en-route especially the lush green Minamarg Meadows
  • Have late brunch meal at Drass
  • Overnight at Kargil
  • About 8-9 Hrs drive, depending upon the traffic movement at Zozila and breaks in between

Day 2 :  Kargil – Lamayuru - Leh

Visit: Rock Carved Mulbekh Maitrey, Lamayuru Monastery, Lunar Landscapes

  • Hit the roads by 6:00 AM
  • On the way to Leh you can also see Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu
  • Overnight at Leh
  • About 9-10 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between

Day 3: Leh Local

Visit: Leh Main Market, Leh Palace or just rest

Stay @ Leh

Day 4 :  Leh - Khardung La - Diskit

Visit: Khardung la , highest motorable road (as claimed), Diskit Monastery, which has 106 Feet tall Buddha statue, Go for Camel Safari over Hunder Sand Dunes in the evening

  • Hit the roads by 6.30 AM
  • Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
  • On the way enjoy a cup of Tea at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
  • Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue
  • Hunder has sand dunes and double humped bacterian camel safari
  • About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between and at Khardung La

Day 5 : Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh

Visit: Hot water springs @ Panamik

  • Hit the roads by 6.30 AM
  • Overnight at Leh
  • About 7-8 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between

Day 6 :  Leh – Hemis Monastery – Chang La Pass - Pangong Tso Lake

Visit:  Hemis Monastery,

Pangong Tso: One of the largest salt water lakes in the world which is 1/3rd in India and rest in Tibet

  • Hit the roads by 6.00 AM
  • Witness the the largest monastic institution in Ladakh – Hemis Monastery
  • Dash for a day trip to Pangong Tso to experience the blue hues
  • Overnight at Pangong Tso
  • About 6-7 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between

Suggested lunch point: Packaged Lunch 

Day 7 : Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh

Visit: Shey Palace, Thicksey Monastery,

Pangong Tso: One of the largest salt water lakes in the world which is 1/3rd in India and rest in Tibet

  • Wakeup witnessing the beauty of Pangong Tso lake
  • Travel to Thicksey Monastery and Shey Palace
  • Back to Leh
  • 5-6 hours of drive, depending upon the breaks in between

Suggested lunch point: Packaged Lunch

Day 8 : Leh – Tso Moriri via Chumathang

Visit: Kiagar Tso, a small lake on the way to Tso Moriri,

Tso Moriri , high altitude salt water lake changes colors many times a day

  • Hit the roads by 6.00 AM
  • Kiagar Tso, a small lake on the way to Tso Moriri,
  • Cover Korzok Monastery and Hot springs at Chumathang
  • Explore Something Unexplored at Tso Moriri or Rest before the next long day
  • Overnight at Tso Moriri
  • About 8-9 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks 

Day 9 : Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Moore Plains – Sarchu - Jispa

Visit (en route): Tso Kar, Moore Plains, Pang, Lachulung la @ 16616 ft, Nakee la @ 15547 ft, Gata Loops

  • Early morning we leave from Tso Moriri for TsoKar
  • The lake is very popular with bird watchers as the marshlands surrounding the lake supports an amazing array of bird life.
  • The common birds that are seen are Brahmni ducks, bar headed geese and great crested grebe. The main attraction, however, is the black necked crane. The black necked cranes, known for their fidelity, come to Tso Kar to lay eggs. 

One Day Monsoon Trek Chota Mahuli on 16 August 2015

 
 
Summary:
 
Time: 2.30 hrs from base village
Height: 2815ft
Grade: Medium
Range: Shahapur 
District: Thane
Contribution: Rs 450 per person.
About
 
A good one day Trek near Mumbai, Mahuli is at 2815ft above sea level . It is the highest point in Thane district. A popular trekking choice and a paradise for rock-climbers because of its pinnacles. This mountain complex is actually a group of two or more hills with common cols and pinnacles. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. The fort has been declared as a protected monument by the Archaeology Survey of India. The huge Mahuli hill can be seen right in front with the three connecting forts on its top. The leftmost fort is Mahuli- Chenderi/Bhandargad. The central one is Mahuli and the leftmost is chota Mahuli. Between the Bhandargad and Mahuli are the famous pinnacles Navra, Narvi and Karavli. One Day Trek to Mahuli can be done if the plan is to go till chota Mahuli. However covering the entire hill including the pinnacles will require you spend a night in the caves. The caves can accommodate approx 12 persons. A trek on the plateau for 45 minutes from chota Mahuli. Then rock climbing a patch of 20 ft approx, only to climb another iron ladder. Then trek for 25 mins (one way) will get you to clear superb view of the 3 pinnacles.

 

Take the Kasar slow local from CST at timing mentioned below:
 
05:14 CST
05:32 Dadar
06:10 Thane
06:32 Dombivali
06:41 Kalyan
07:20 Asangaon

Treks and Trails India - Raigad Fort Trek -  15 August 2015 

 
Summary:
 
Name: Raigad
Type: Hill
Height: 2900 feet
Grade: Easy
Cost: Rs 1200.00 per person
About:
 
Raigad Fort is a magnificent hill fortress, situated in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It lies approximately 125 km away from Pune and serves as one of the major excursion of the city. The fort once served as the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Great Maratha king, in the 1674. It was around this time only that Shivaji was crowned the King of a Marathi kingdom. Perched at an altitude of 1350 m (4530 ft) above sea level, Raigad fort falls under the Sahyadri Mountain range of India. The main structures inside the Raigad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of the Queen's Quarters, Public Durbar, Watch Towers, Darwazas (gateways), etc. The Queen's Quarters consist of six chambers in total, meant for the queen and her attendants. The main place situated inside the fort was largely constructed out of wood. However, apart from its base, made up of pillars, hardly anything else remains. One can also be witness to the ruins of the three watch towers, which were once used to spot any threat from a distance. The main entrance of the Raigad Fort comprises of the Maha Darwaja, which is colossal and provided protection from the enemies. However, the king as well as his convoy used to move through the Palkhi Darwaja. The three dark and deep chambers, situated to right of the Palkhi Darwaja, are believed to have served as the granaries of the fort. One of the main attractions of Raigad Fort is a magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, sited opposite the ruins of the main market avenue. The samadhi (tomb) of Shivaji and his dog Waghya is situated close by. 
Tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:
 
Meeting Points: Swami Narayan Mandir, Dadar (E) at 10:30pm on Friday or Pick up point near Vashi Main Bridge, at 11:15pm
Travel by private vehicle till the base.
Breakfast at the base
Start our trek by 5 am
Reach the top, lunch, explore n descend
Reach the base till 3 pm
Start the return journey, evening refreshments on the way
 
 

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