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Best Time To Visit Bhutan

This tiny Buddhist country has a wide range of elevation which varies from 250m upto 7314m, making Bhutan as all round year destination. We enjoy four beautiful seasons- Spring(March to May), Summers(June to August), Autumn(September to November) and Winters(December to February). Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit Bhutan. Having said so, summer and winter have their own draws and attractions.

Spring(March to May): This is the most popular time to visit Bhutan. Temperatures are pleasant. Nature lovers who are keen on local flora should consider being here at the end of April or in May. The trek routes are very nicely doable: Jomolhari Trek & Drukpath Trek from mid-april til end-May. Early April witnesses the Paro Tshechu. This is the best chance to meet the King of Bhutan as he often makes his way to the festivities between the 3rd and last day. Also at this time, Paro is overwhelmed with loads of travelers. If you plan to fly in, the air tickets get sold out by January. So book ahead to get the best accommodation and flights.

Summers(June to August): Consider early June if you wish to avoid higher tarrifs and cold temperatures. Monsoons start down pouring by July. Even in monsoons, Bhutan experiences relatively light rain with most rainfall confined to the late afternoon and does not affect most travellers’ itinerary.

Autumn/Fall (September to November): Autumn/ Fall is a high and crowded time for Bhutan. The mild weather in this time period makes it just a perfect kind of holiday. Thimphu Festival usually takes places at the end of September or early October. Its a grand affair and requires advance booking since nicer hotels and flights get sold  out very soon.

Winters(December to February): Bhutan is a luring destination in December due to less crowd, still not that cold a month and beautiful landscapes with clear skies. January or February are the months of cold, great time to experience snow fall.

So pick up that time of the year that looks great to your kind of travel and hit this road to the land of happiness.


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General tips before travelling to Bhutan

Bhutan is popularly known as the land of happiness. As this destinations comes in your to-do list, and you begin the packing, here’s another list that you should go through before reaching the country! Beautiful landscapes, bunch of delightful people, imposing architecture, mystical religion and interesting arts and culture is all that would welcome you here.

1. Taking photos/filming inside Dzongs, monasteries, temples, or any religious institutions is usually prohibited. Check with your guide before clicking around randomly whether it is permitted. Ask permissions while clicking people.

2. Take off your hats in front of the dzongs, temples and national flags.
3. Visitors should be properly dressed with long sleeves shirts and pants to visit dzongs, temples, monasteries, schools and any government institutions. Singlet and miniskirts are not well accepted norms.
4. Always walk clockwise well crossing the dzongs, temples, monasteries, prayer flags or religious artifacts.
5. Do not give sweets, money, pencils, pens etc, to the children.
6. Although Bhutan is safe, we advise you to keep your valuable items like wallets, cameras, passport etc in safe place.

7. Public displays of affection are not common. Please refrain from doing this in public places.
8. Bhutan is the only country in the world that has banned the consumption and sale of tobacco, resulting in smoking being largely disallowed in public places. Having said that, consumption is not completely prohibited in Bhutan so if you want to smoke, bring your own cigarettes and ask your guide where you can light up.
9. Tuesdays are considered the national ‘dry day,’ with the sale of alcohol prohibited.
10. Locals are very sensitive, you may not want to sound rude. Refrain from any negative comments on religion, the royal family and chief abbot.
11. Use your right hand or both hands to give or receive.
12. Buying of antiques from Bhutan is strictly monitored by the custom at the check points. Please always buy goods with cash memo or original bills/invoices.
13. Don’t wash, swim or throw objects into lakes, many of which are considered sacred.
14. Most hotels have WiFi, but if you need more connectivity you can get a local SIM card from Tashi Cell or B-Mobile and top up with prepaid cards.
15. The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha, but most Bhutanese are fluent in English as that is the medium of education so communication shouldn’t be a problem.
16. There are ATMs in Bhutan, but only in the main towns. A word of caution, the ATMs do not always work and if they do, one is usually only able to withdraw small amounts.
17. Visitors should be able to pay via credit card at most hotels and handicraft stores

18. Do pack warm clothes, especially if you’re travelling between the months of November and March. As a general tip, it would be wise to always have a jacket when travelling in Bhutan regardless of the seasons as you will experience huge changes in elevation, with certain valleys colder than others. It’s best to be prepared!


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19. Prepare some of your own entertainment for the flight as well as trip. Bring some books to read and save movies to watch on your laptop or tablet. Apart from Thimphu and Paro, nightlife is non-existent.
20. You don’t have to tip in restaurants and hotels, unlike Western countries. The guide will take care of tipping on your behalf. However, do take note that you have to tip your guide.
21. The roads tend to be windy so if you are prone to motion sickness, bring Dramamine or other medication to prevent nausea as you will be spending a lot of time in the car travelling around Bhutan.
22. Bring along a multi-purpose electrical plug and a universal travel adapter. Most hotel rooms have limited electrical plugs, so it’ll be wise to take along if you have many devices.


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Women Only-Road Trip to Leh

Women Special Road trip to Leh Ladakh!

Option 1:- Tour Starting – Srinagar
Looking forward to join in to a group on your dream trip to Ladakh. Here’s the opportunity. See details listed here and chose the slot that fits you best.
Please note that these are not Bike Trips!!

Route: Srinagar-Leh-Manali-Delhi

 

Tour Code Tour Start Date Tour End Date
ALT05W 10th June 2017 21st June 2017
ALT07W 17th June 2017 28th June 2017
ALT10W 30th June 2017 11th July 2017
ALT19W 5th Aug 2017 16th Aug 2017
ALT21W 11th Aug 2017 22nd Aug 2017
ALT23W 19th Aug 2017 30th Aug 2017
ALT25W 1st Sep 2017 12th Sep 2017

 

Tour Price
Cost of Tour package for Solo traveler, solo occupancy (willing to stay in a single room, without any sharing) INR 45000
Cost per person when two people are joining the tour/ solo traveler ready to share room with another co-traveler on group INR 38000
Cost per person when three people are joining the tour together, staying in one triple room INR 35000

Itineraries

Day 1: Srinagar Airport Pick up + Houseboat Stay
On arrival at Airport, you will be transferred to Houseboat. Day at leisure/ relax to gear up for the long trip. Overnight at Srinagar.
(In case, you wish to land early and visit the city instead, kindly intimate in advance so that we can arrange the same. INR 2500 for Sedan car, INR 3500 for Innova)
Overnight stay- Deluxe Houseboat, Dal Lake, Srinagar;
Meals included- Dinner

Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil via Sonmarg, short excursion to border village (7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Kargil. Enroute you will cross the mystic meadows of Sonmarg, tortuous Zojila followed by Drass Memorial, before you finally arrive at Kargil-the gateway to Ladakh. Check in to your hotel. After some rest, by 4 pm, proceed to a nearby village that’s on border to Pakistan (this excursion shall be done only if time permits and subjected to regulatory permissions). Overnight at Kargil.
Overnight stay- Royal Gasho/ Kargil Tourist Camp
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Kargil to Leh ( 8-9 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Hotel, & proceed to Leh enroute visiting 30ft Long Maitreya Buddha, later visit Lamayuru, Likir & Alchi Monastery, Hall of fame, followed by Magnetic Hill & Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib. Enroute also check the confluence of Indus & Zanskar river called Sangam by locals. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Leh city tour
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon. Dont exert your body, if you are feeling tired at anytime during the day. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Leh to Nubra ( 5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley visiting Deskit Monastery enroute. Check-in at Camps, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Don’t forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route to Central Asia. Overnight at Nubra Camps.
Overnight stay- Cold Desert Camps/ Royal Deluxe Camps, Hunder/ Nubra
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

 Day 6: Nubra to Leh (5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Deskit Monastery. Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner 
 Day 7: Leh to Pangong ( 7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Leh & visit Shey and Thiksey monasteries at Leh. Later proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Enjoy the bonfire in evening with your co-travelers turned friends. Overnight at Camps.
Overnight stay- Redstart Camps/ Watermark Camps, Pangong
Meals included- Breakfast and DinnerDay 8: Pangong to Leh, enroute Hemis and 3 Idiots School (7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 9: Leh to Jispa- (Travel type: Hard; Longest day on road, approx 12 hrs)
After Breakfast at Hotel, you are advised to depart by 8:00am, in order to reach Jispa in due time. Enroute you will come across Upshi, Tanglangla, Moore Plains, Sarchu, Baralacha-la, before finally arriving at Jispa. This route is most loved by shutterbug community, for the amazing snow cladded landscapes & tortuous roads one come across. Overnight at Jispa.
Overnight stay- Gemur Holiday Camps/ Jispa Journey Camps/ Kolong Retreat, Jispa
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10: Jispa to Manali (7 hrs)
After early Breakfast, start your journey to Manali via Keylong, (the administrative centre of Lahaul & Spiti district) & snowbedded Rohtang La . Overnight at Manali.
Overnight stay- Cottages at Manali
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Manali half day city tour, departure for Delhi
After early Breakfast, proceed for Manali Local sightseeing visiting Hadimba Temple, Vashisht & Solang Valley. Depart for Delhi by 4:30pm VOLVO.
Overnight Travel
Meals included- Breakfast

Day 12: Arrival at Delhi, tour services end
Today you will arrive at Delhi, Majnu ka Tila by 8:00am. Your Tour ends here with colorful memories of ALifetimeTrip.
Meals included- NA

Option 2:- Tour Starting – Delhi

Route: Delhi- Manali-Leh-Srinagar

Tour Code Tour Start Date Tour End Date
ALT13W(Deluxe)  14th July 2017  25th July 2017
 ALT27W(Deluxe)  13th Sep 2017  24th Sep 2017
 ALT28W(Deluxe)  20th Sep 2017 1st Oct 2017

 

Tour Price (Deluxe)
Cost of Tour package for Solo traveler, solo occupancy (willing to stay in a single room, without any sharing) INR 45000
Cost per person when two people are joining the tour/ solo traveler ready to share room with another co-traveler on group INR 38000
Cost per person when three people are joining the tour together, staying in one triple room INR 35000

 

Tour Price(Deluxe)-ALT27W,28W only(no Rafting)
Cost of Tour package for Solo traveler, solo occupancy (willing to stay in a single room, without any sharing) INR 44000
Cost per person when two people are joining the tour/ solo traveler ready to share room with another co-traveler on group INR 37000
Cost per person when three people are joining the tour together, staying in one triple room INR 34000

Itineraries

Day 1: Delhi to Manali transfers by overnight Volvo Bus
After arrival at Airport, you are advised to reach VOLVO stand by evening 5pm, to board overnight Luxury VOLVO to Manali.
(Delhi Airport pickup & VOLVO Stand Drop – Sedan car (upto 3 persons): 2000Rs INNOVA (4-6 persons):2800Rs, Tempo Traveler(12 Seater):4200Rs)
Overnight Travel

Day 2: Manali city tour
Arrive at Manali by 8am, you will be picked up by our representative from VOLVO Bus stand to facilitate Hotel Checkin. Manali Local sightseeing during the day visiting Hadimba Temple, Vashisht, Solang Valley. Overnight at Manali.
Deluxe: Overnight Stay- Cottages at Manali
Standard: Overnight Stay- Cottages at Manali
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Manali to Jispa ( 7 hrs)
Today you will be proceeding for onward journey from Manali. Start your journey towards mighty Himalayas, with first move towards Jispa enroute Rohtang La & Keylong. You may like to stop by Rohtang for a click, but believe me there will be plethora of ineffable beautiful landscapes on your way ahead. Later you will cross Keylong before finally arriving at Jispa, your halt for tonight. Overnight at Jispa.
Deluxe: Overnight Stay- Jispa Journey Camps/ Gemur Holiday Camps
Standard: Overnight Stay- Jispa Journey Camps/ Gemur Holiday Camps
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Jispa to Leh- (Travel type: Hard; Longest day on road, approx 12 hrs)
Start early Morning after Breakfast, to stamp on the grounds of Heaven on Earth named as Leh.Enroute you will come across beautiful landscapes of Baralancha-la, Chandratal Lake, Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi, the route most loved by Shutterbug community.If you are sleeping on this route means you are missing the most precious times of your life. Overnight at Leh.
Deluxe: Overnight Stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Standard: Overnight Stay- Gangaba guesthouse/ Leh Stumpa, Leh
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day 5: Leh city tour
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon. Evening free to explore the local market on your own. Overnight at Leh.
Deluxe: Overnight Stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Standard: Overnight Stay- Gangaba guesthouse/ Leh Stumpa, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Leh to Nubra ( 5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley visiting Deskit Monastery enroute. Check-in at Camps, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Don’t forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route to Central Asia. Overnight at Nubra Camps.
Deluxe: Overnight stay- Cold Desert Camps, Royal Deluxe Camps/ Similar, Hunder/ Nubra
Standard: Overnight stay- Heaven Adventure Camps/ Olthang guesthouse
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Nubra to Leh (5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Deskit Monastery. Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.
Deluxe: Overnight Stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Standard: Overnight Stay- Gangaba guesthouse/ Leh Stumpa, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Leh to Pangong (6-7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Leh & visit Shey and Thiksey monasteries at Leh. Later proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Enjoy the bonfire in evening with your co-travelers turned friends. Overnight at Camps.
Deluxe: Overnight stay- Redstart Camps/ Watermark Camps, Pangong
Standard: Overnight stay- Pangong Delight Camps/ Pangong Summer Camps, Pangong
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Pangong to Leh, enroute Hemis and 3 Idiots School (6-7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School. Overnight at Leh.
Deluxe: Overnight Stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Standard: Overnight Stay- Gangaba guesthouse/ Leh Stumpa, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10: Leh to Kargil, short visit to border village ( 8-9 hrs)
After Breakfast, tighten your strings to travel another mind-boggling terrain along Indus, via nimoo, fotu la, namika la to Kargil. Enroute you can stop at Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib, Sangam,  Hall of fame, Magnetic Hill and Alchi Monastery. Check in at your hotel.  Check in to your hotel. After some rest, by 4 pm, proceed to a nearby village that’s on border to Pakistan (this excursion shall be done only if time permits and subjected to regulatory permissions). Overnight at Kargil.
Deluxe: Overnight stay- Royal Gasho/ Kargil Tourist Camp
Standard: Overnight stay- Greenland Kargil
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Kargil to Srinagar ( 7-8 hrs)
After Breakfast, start your journey towards Srinagar via Drass, visiting Drass Memorial. Later you can stop by Sonamarg to enjoy the mystic landscapes. Arrive Srinagar by evening. Overnight at Houseboat.
Deluxe: Overnight stay- Deluxe Houseboat, Dal lake/ Similar
Standard: Overnight stay- Hotel Kayzee/Holly Nights , Dal lake/ Similar
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12: Srinagar Airport Drop, tour services end
After Breakfast at Hotel, check out & leave for Srinagar Airport for onward flight to home, with memories of ALifetimeTrip.
Meals included- Breakfast only

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at Hotels/Camps on Single/ Double/ Triple Sharing with Breakfast & Dinner
  • Exclusive Non-AC Tempo Traveler dedicated for your Group.
  • Services of a tour manager.
  • Oxygen cylinder for emergency purposes.
  • Bonfire at Pangong Lake.(weather permitting)
  • Shikara ride at Dal lake (for half an hour)
  • River Rafting once during the trip.(8 kms stretch from Khalsar to Dunes- subjected to weather conditions only) Not available for groups after 10th Sep & ALT29R starting 22nd Sept.
  • Ladakh Hill Development Fees/Environment Fees.
  • Innerline Permits (ILP).
  • Water bottles- 2 Nos. per person every day.
  • Driver Allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
  • All Applicable Taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any Air/Train Fares- Best fares, Available on Request.
  • Extra Meal other than mentioned in the plan.
  • Water Bottles ordered from Hotel/Camp during stay.
  • Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc
  • Any Entry Fees
  • Camel ride expenses
  • Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.
  • Medical Insurance, Medical Costs or expenses incurred of any similar nature.

Notes

  • The above Tour Plan is fixed and the changes can be done only by the tour manager in case of any roadblocks/ other natural blocks/ emergencies.
  • ALT09R is Hemis Festival special, you would be able to visit the Hemis monastery while you stay for both the days at Leh and experience the festival.
  • ALT17R– only siblings are invited to register for this tour.
  • Most of the Hotels in Ladakh provide Extra Mattress/Roll out bed, as Extra Bed.
  • The tourism infrastructure in Ladakh Region is not very developed and one should not expect or compare it with the standards of plains & other developed destinations, you may face scarcity of water and power in the region and so you may come across situation like water (hot) being supplied on time basis – morning & evening.
  • Leh vehicles are not allowed to pick up & drop the guest at Srinagar Airport, leading to change of vehicle after coming out of Srinagar Airport.
  • Travelers are requested to understand that they are traveling with a group of people from different geographies, hence a cooperative travel would enable lifetime memories for every individual. It’s not expected that any traveler enter into unnecessary arguments for room preference or for seats in the traveler. We do not allocate seats in the traveler to make journey comfortable for every traveler.
  • Passengers indulging in unwanted hindrance, in the smooth operation of the tour, or quarrelling with the manager or other passengers, or a behavior that is obscene, hateful or offensive on racial, ethnic, sexual or any other grounds, shall be asked to leave the tour on the spot, and shall not be given any refund for the same.
  • If any traveler has to leave the tour mid-way, due to any reasons like death of relative, or illness or any other reasons, there shall be no refund for the remaining portion of the tour.
  • Few accommodations on the tour might not serve non veg food. You might like to try the local market for some nice non veg food during the lunch hours. Any other special food preferences can be shared with the team while booking.
  • Remember this is an adventure tour to Ladakh – an offbeat destination and not a leisure trip to Goa. You might not get food of your choice, most of the camps close by 10pm and you might have to begin quite early in the mornings on some days. Your cooperation is highly solicited to make the tour memorable.
  • Smoking/ Drinking is not allowed during the travel hours of the day. However, after reaching the accommodation, your room is your space.
  • In case of any dispute, the decision of tour manager shall be final.
  • We would love to see you all as mutual Facebook friends by the time you guys end the tour!

 


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GroupTour: 7N8D/ Ex-Leh

Looking forward to join in to a group on your dream trip to Ladakh. Here’s the opportunity. See all the relevant details HERE and chose the slot that fits you best.

Please note that these are not Bike Trips!!

Tour Code Tour Start Date Tour End Date
ALT01  13th May 2017 20th May 2017
ALT02 20th May 2017  27th May 2017
ALT03 27th May 2017 3rd June 2017
  • Cost of Tour package for Solo/Single traveler : INR  40000
  • Cost per person when two people are joining the tour/solo traveler ready to share the room with any other co-traveler on the group: INR  34000 (INR  68000 payable for two people joining the group together, sharing a double room)
  • Cost per person when three people are joining the tour INR 31000  i.e. INR 93000 payable for three people joining the group together, sharing a triple room.Note: We do not club solo travelers on triple sharing since the extra bed is usually a roll away mattress and might not be comfortable if you do not know each other.

     

    Day1: Arrival at Leh Airport+Acclimitization Only
    Arrival at Leh Airport, you will be received & welcomed by our Representative before proceeding for Hotel Check-in. Since you have arrived by air, we strictly advise to relax & acclimatize with Leh weather & altitude. Take full day rest & gear up for upcoming journeys.
    Overnight Stay: Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
    Meals Included: Dinner
    Day2: Leh City Tour
    After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace, Spituk Monastery, Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon. Visit local market in the evening. Overnight at Leh.
    Overnight Stay: Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
    Day3: Leh to Nubra(5-6 hrs)
    After early Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed to your camps in the valley. Check in, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route. River rafting follows. Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
    Overnight Stay: Cold Desert Camps/Royal Deluxe Camp/ Similar, Nubra
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
    Day4: Turtuk Day trip from Nubra (3 hrs one way)
    After Breakfast, proceed towards Turtuk- the Land of Baltis, which was under control of Pakistan before 1971 War between the two nations. You may like to visit 16 century Masjid and Minaret, Royal house of Yabgo dynasty, Ruin palace of Pun Khar, Historic polo ground. Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
    Overnight Stay: Cold Desert Camps/Royal Deluxe Camp/ Similar, Nubra
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
    Day5: Nubra to Pangong via Shyok (7-8 hrs)
    Leave early Morning with packed Breakfast, (5:30-6:00AM) towards Spangmik/Pangong via Shyok, the route taken is Nubra Valley – Agham – Shyok Village – Durbuk – Tangste – Pangong Tso (Lukung). This route is little tough and just in case is not operational on the day you are supposed to take this journey, we would use the alternate route via Leh city(longer but safer).
    Overnight Stay: Redstart Camps/ Watermark Camps/ Similar, Pangong
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
    Day6: Pangong to Tsomoriri (8-9 hrs)
    After breakfast start for another mind boggling stretch and the longest stretch of the tour, but it may be one of the most scenic one of your lifetime. You will pass across tiny lakes & villages. Popular names on the route are Chushul, Hanle, Man Merak and Nyoma
    Overnight Stay: Tsomoriri Camps and Resort/ Lake View Hotel/ Similar, Pangong
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
    Day7: Tsomoriri to Leh (9 hrs)
    Today you will return to Leh via Tsokar, Tanglangla, Rumste,Upshi, Karoo before finally arriving the town. You can pay homage at Karzok Monastery before starting your return Trip. Overnight at Leh.
    Overnight Stay: Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
    Day8: Departure from Leh-Airport Drop
    This is the nostalgic moment of the Tour when you have to bid adios to this beautiful place, knowing in your heart that one day you will come back here again.
    After early Breakfast, checkout from Hotel & transfer to Airport for onward flight back home, with memories of ALifetimeTrip.



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GroupTour: 11N12D/ Srinagar-Leh-Tsomorriri-Manali-Delhi

Looking forward to join in to a group on your dream trip to Ladakh. Here’s the opportunity.

Please note that these are not Bike Trips!!

Tour Code Tour Start Date Tour End Date
ALT15T 19th July 2017 30th July 2017

 

Tour Price
Cost of Tour package for Solo traveler, solo occupancy (willing to stay in a single room, without any sharing) INR 52000
Cost per person when two people are joining the tour/ solo traveler ready to share room with another co-traveler on group INR 43000
Cost per person when three people are joining the tour together, staying in one triple room INR 39000

Day1: Srinagar Airport Arrival & Transfers
On arrival at Airport, you will be transferred to Houseboat. Day at leisure/ relax to gear up for the long trip. Overnight at Srinagar.
(In case, you wish to land early and visit the city instead, kindly intimate in advance so that we can arrange the same. INR 2500 for Sedan car, INR 3500 for Innova)
Overnight stay- Deluxe Houseboat, Dal Lake, Srinagar;
Meals included: Dinner

Day2: Srinagar City to Kargil (7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Kargil. Enroute you will cross the mystic meadows of Sonmarg, tortuous Zojila followed by Drass Memorial, before you finally arrive at Kargil-the gateway to Ladakh. Check in to your hotel. After some rest, by 4 pm, proceed to a nearby village that’s on border to Pakistan (this excursion shall be done only if time permits and subjected to regulatory permissions). Overnight at Kargil.
Overnight stay- Royal Gasho/ Kargil Tourist Camp
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day3: Kargil to Leh (8-9 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Hotel, & proceed to Leh enroute visiting 30ft Long Maitreya Buddha, later visit Lamayuru, Likir & Alchi Monastery, followed by Magnetic Hill & Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib & Hall of fame. Enroute also check the confluence of Indus & Zanskar river called Sangam by locals. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day4: Leh City Tour
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace, Spituk Monastery, Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon. Evening free to explore the local market. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day5: Leh to Nubra(5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO &  proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute. Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route. Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
Overnight Stay- Cold Desert Camp/Royal Deluxe Camp/ Similar
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day6: Nubra to Leh(5-6 hrs)
AfterBreakfast, check out from the camps & visit Diskit Monastery. Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day7: Leh to Pangong (6-7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Leh & proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Overnight at  Camps.Pangong
Overnight stay- Redstart Camps/ Watermark Camps, Pangong lake
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day8: Pangong to Tsomoriri (8-9 hrs)
After breakfast start for another mind boggling stretch and the longest stretch of the tour, but it may be one of the most scenic one of your lifetime. You will pass across tiny lakes & villages. Popular names on the route are Chushul, Hanle, Man Merak and Nyoma
Overnight Stay: Tsomoriri Camps and Resorts/ Lake View/ Similar, Pangong
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day9: Tsomoriri to Sarchu (6-7 hrs) (bumpy and dusty ride)
Experience Korzok Gustor Festival here at Tsomoriri in the morning and then proceed to Sarchu via Tsokar, Pang, Lachungla before finally arriving at Sarchu. Overnight at Sarchu Camps.
Overnight Stay – Adventure Camps(Swiss Camps)/Dorjey Camps, Sarchu
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day10: Sarchu to Manali (7-8 hrs)
After early Breakfast, start your journey to Manali via Keylong, (the administrative centre of Lahaul & Spiti district) & snowbedded Rohtang La, before you finally arrive at Manali, the 2nd most visited tourist destination in India, after Goa. Overnight at Manali.
Overnight Stay- Cottages at Manali
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day11:  Manali city tour, overnight Volvo
After early Breakfast, proceed for Manali Local sightseeing visiting Hadimba Temple, Vashisht & Solang Valley. Depart for Delhi by 4:30pm VOLVO.
Overnight Travel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12: Arrival at Delhi, tour services end
Today you will arrive at Delhi, Majnu ka Tila by 8:00am. Your Tour ends here with colorful memories of ALifetimeTrip.


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GroupTour: 8N9D/ Mum & Kid Special

Mum n Kid Special: Tour details- Please note that these are not Bike Trips!!

Tour Code Tour Start Date Tour End Date
ALT04M 3rd Jun 2017 11th Jun 2017

 

Tour Price
1 Mum and 1 Kid INR 34000+ INR 34000
1 Mum and 2 Kids (sharing 1 room without any extra bed) INR 34000 + INR 34000+ INR 17000
1 Mum and 2 Kids (sharing 1 room with extra bed) INR 31000 + INR 31000+ INR 31000

Day 1: Srinagar Airport Pick up + Houseboat Stay
On arrival at Airport, you will be transferred to Houseboat. Day at leisure/ relax to gear up for the long trip. Overnight at Srinagar.
(In case, you wish to land early and visit the city instead, kindly intimate in advance so that we can arrange the same. INR 2500 for Sedan car, INR 3500 for Innova)
Overnight stay- Deluxe Houseboat, Dal Lake, Srinagar;
Meals included- Dinner

Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil via Sonmarg, short excursion to border village(7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Kargil. Enroute you will cross the mystic meadows of Sonmarg, tortuous Zojila followed by Drass Memorial, before you finally arrive at Kargil-the gateway to Ladakh. Check in to your hotel. After some rest, by 4 pm, proceed to a nearby village that’s on border to Pakistan (this excursion shall be done only if time permits and subjected to regulatory permissions). Overnight at Kargil.
Overnight stay- Royal Gasho/ Kargil Tourist Camp
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Kargil to Leh ( 8-9 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Hotel, & proceed to Leh enroute visiting 30ft Long Maitreya Buddha, later visit Lamayuru, Likir & Alchi Monastery, followed by Magnetic Hill & Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib & Hall of fame. Enroute also check the confluence of Indus & Zanskar river called Sangam by locals. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Leh city tour
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace, Spituk Monastery, Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon. Evening free to explore the local city market. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Leh to Nubra ( 5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley visiting Diskit Monastery enroute. Check-in at Camps, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Don’t forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route to Central Asia. Overnight at Nubra Camps.
Overnight stay- Cold Desert Camps, Nubra
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Nubra to Leh (5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Deskit Monastery. Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Leh to Pangong ( 7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Leh & visit Shey and Thiksey monasteries at Leh. Later proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Enjoy the bonfire in evening with your co-travelers turned friends. Overnight at Camps.
Overnight stay- Redstart Camps/ Watermark Camps, Pangong
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Pangong to Leh, enroute Hemis and 3 Idiots School (7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Departure from Leh-Airport Drop
This is the nostalgic moment of the Tour when you have to bid adios to this beautiful place, knowing in your heart that one day you will come back here again. After early Breakfast, checkout from Hotel & transfer to Airport for onward flight back home, with memories of ALifetimeTrip.
Overnight Stay: NA
Meals Included: No meals, early morning departure


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GroupTour: 8N9D/ Srinagar-Leh (Diwali Special)

Diwali Special: Tour details- Please note that these are not Bike Trips!!

Tour Code Tour Start Date Tour End Date
ALT30R 21st Oct 2017 29th Oct 2017

 

Tour Price
Cost of Tour package for Solo traveler, solo occupancy (willing to stay in a single room, without any sharing) INR 40000
Cost per person when two people are joining the tour/ solo traveler ready to share room with another co-traveler on group INR 34000
Cost per person when three people are joining the tour together, staying in one triple room INR 31000

 

Day 1: Srinagar Airport Pick up + Houseboat Stay
On arrival at Airport, you will be transferred to Houseboat. Day at leisure/ relax to gear up for the long trip. Overnight at Srinagar.
(In case, you wish to land early and visit the city instead, kindly intimate in advance so that we can arrange the same. INR 2500 for Sedan car, INR 3500 for Innova)
Overnight stay- Deluxe Houseboat, Dal Lake, Srinagar;
Meals included- Dinner

Day 2: Srinagar to Kargil via Sonmarg, short excursion to border village(7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Kargil. Enroute you will cross the mystic meadows of Sonmarg, tortuous Zojila followed by Drass Memorial, before you finally arrive at Kargil-the gateway to Ladakh. Check in to your hotel. After some rest, by 4 pm, proceed to a nearby village that’s on border to Pakistan (this excursion shall be done only if time permits and subjected to regulatory permissions). Overnight at Kargil.
Overnight stay- Royal Gasho/ Kargil Tourist Camp
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Kargil to Leh ( 8-9 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Hotel, & proceed to Leh enroute visiting 30ft Long Maitreya Buddha, later visit Lamayuru, Likir & Alchi Monastery, followed by Magnetic Hill & Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib & Hall of fame. Enroute also check the confluence of Indus & Zanskar river called Sangam by locals. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Leh city tour
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery with Leh Palace, Spituk Monastery, Hall of fame & Shanti Stupa later during the afternoon. Evening free to explore the local city market. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Leh to Nubra ( 5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley visiting Diskit Monastery enroute. Check-in at hotel, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Don’t forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route to Central Asia. Overnight at Nubra Hotel.
Overnight stay- Eco Himalaya Resort/ Similar
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Nubra to Leh (5-6 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from the Hotel & visit Deskit Monastery. Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Leh to Pangong ( 7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Leh & visit Shey and Thiksey monasteries at Leh. Later proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Enjoy the bonfire in evening with your co-travelers turned friends. Overnight at Cottages.
Overnight stay- Pangong Holiday Cottage/ Similar, Pangong
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Pangong to Leh, enroute Hemis and 3 Idiots School (7 hrs)
After Breakfast, check out from Cottages for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School. Overnight at Leh.
Overnight stay- Offbeat Residency/ Kasdar/ Similar, Leh
Meals included- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Departure from Leh-Airport Drop
This is the nostalgic moment of the Tour when you have to bid adios to this beautiful place, knowing in your heart that one day you will come back here again. After early Breakfast, checkout from Hotel & transfer to Airport for onward flight back home, with memories of ALifetimeTrip.
Overnight Stay: NA
Meals Included: No meals, early morning departure