LTT brings to you one of the most offbeat 14 days tour to Leh Ladakh’s heaven Turtuk. This customizable Ladakh tour package will take you to the extreme and nostalgic experiences of Himalayas and offer you a journey that you won’t forget in this lifetime.
Apart from travelling to the beautiful Pangong Tso and the enchanting Nubra Valley in Ladakh, you’ll visit a small Balti village located on the LOC between India and Pakistan, Turtuk. The innocent beauty of this village is beyond comparison with any other place you’ve ever seen. So, for a hassle free Leh Ladakh holiday to the offbeat and remote areas, have a look at this one of a kind Leh Ladakh tour package with Turtuk.

 

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION New Delhi – Leh Ladakh –  New Delhi
PLACES COVERED
Nubra valley (Turtuk)– Monasteries – Tsomoriri Lake – Leh
TIME Full time tour
WEAR Comfortable warm clothings, gloves and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners included Except Delhi only Breakfast
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Flights from Delhi
Arrival and departure transfers
All Hotels with breakfast & dinner
NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance (require)
Alcohol and other beverages.
Single accommodation supplement
Gloves, jackets, boots, strap.
Visas or vaccinations

The Nubra Valley is situated about 140 km north of Leh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above sea level. The Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass lie to the northwest of the valley which connect Nubra with Xinjiang. Historically, this was a critical trade route from East Turkestan and Central Asia. Along the Nubra river lie the quaint villages of Sumur, Tiger, Tirith and Panamik. Sumur is also known for an important Gompa or monastery called Samstanling; while Panamik is noted for its hot springs. Across the Nubra at Panamik, is an isolated Ensa Gompa located on a hill. Most of the people are of mixed Tibetan and Central Asian origin and speak varieties of the Balti language. The Nubra valley is a fertile tract of land producing a variety of fruits and nuts.

The beautiful village of Bogdang is also located in the valley. It is famous for its people, who have startling blue eyes, auburn hair and ruddy cheeks as compared to the typical mongoloid features of the Ladakhis. Local lore has it that they were a Greek tribe who came in search of Jesus Christ’s tomb and settled here. Hunder, a village in Nubra valley, is famous for its roaming camels.

TURTUK VILLAGE

When people call Kashmir the crown of India, they probably include Ladakh too. Just like Kashmir, Ladakh has its fair share of awe inspiring vistas,and has also been a war zone since time immemorial. While the Chinese war of 1962 left us protecting our land, the 1971 war  brought a bigger portion of Ladakh, which was once controlled by the Pakistani administration, under India’s control.

To explore this part of Ladakh, take a drive ahead of Hunder in Nubra Valley. You will be greeted by Shyok, a turquoise river which snakes through the valley and crosses the Line of Control to enter Pakistan. At the end of this trail, towards the Indian side, is the tiny little hamlet of Turtuk.

Turtuk, and a lot of other small villages, were brought under Indian control after the 1971 war, when the Indian army pushed the Pakistani soldiers past the mountains towering the Nubra Valley. Turtuk lies at the extreme corner of the Indian border, and hence its accessibility is a challenge. Due to treacherous roads and sensitive army base camps, permits were not issued to Indian civilians until late 2010.

Although the roads are marred by landslides and shooting stones, the 3 hour drive from Hunder to Turtuk is nothing less than exceptional. Throughout the journey, one has the company of Shyok, as well as the vistas, that define the barrenness which is characteristic to Ladakh. The unbelievable turquoise blue Shyok amid sky high snow clad peaks is a sight that was probably the inspiration behind the famous Persian saying: “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast” (if there is a heaven on earth, it is here). I can’t help but nod in agreement.


Apart from being remote, Turtuk is unique for various reasons. While the whole of Ladakh is essentially a Buddhist dominated area, Turtuk follows Islam as its primary religion. The people are visibly exclusive in terms of their dressing, facial hair (long beards iconic of Muslims as opposed to the clean shaved Buddhists), and body language. Essentially a town of 500 families, the village is mostly reliant upon agriculture, and beginning this year, tourism, for their economy.

Being lower in altitude than most towns in Nubra Valley, Turtuk is a breath of freshness in the form of green pastures, in an otherwise barren landscape. Everything from apricots, apples, tomatoes, cauliflowers, and cabbages grow in Turtuk.

Tsomoriri Lake:


Tsomoriri in the Changthang area, is a High Altitude Lake (4595m/15163ft) in Ladakh and is the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the Trans-himalayan biogeographic region. It is located between Ladakh, India and Tibet. Tsomoriri is classified as a remnant lake, meaning that it originated from a much larger lake during glacier times. The lake is surrounded by the elevated valley of Rupshu with hills rising to 6000m. “Changpas”, the nomadic migratory shepherds of yak, sheep, goats, and horses of Tibetan origin, are the main inhabitants of the area. The Korzok Monastery, on the western bank of the lake is 400 years old and attracts tourists and Buddhist pilgrims.

Pangong Tso:


Pangong Tso/Lake is located in the Himalayan Mountain Range on the Indo-China Border. It is about 4,250 m (13,900 ft) in altitude and 134 km (83.3 m) long. One of the most memorable features of Pangong Tso is its ability to freeze in the winter even though its a salt water lake. The flora ,or lack of it, is very unique to Pangong Tso. According to credible reports, the lake is devoid of both micro-vegetation and acquatic life, such as fish and crustaceans. However, the lake is an important breeding ground for migratory birds, including the Bar-headed geese and Brahmini Ducks.

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Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

You will be met our LTT representative on your arrival at Delhi IG Airport and escort to your hotel and help you check in. You will have rest day to the rest and relax from long trip to Delhi.

  • Delhi, India’s capital and a city of more than 15 million inhabitants.
  • Overnight stay at Delhi.
  • Hotel: Ashok country Resort / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Day 2: ARRIVE LEH

Arrival at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the MOST SENSATIONAL FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.) Upon arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize.

  • Hotel: Oriental Hotel / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 3: Meditation, Prayer, local sightseeing and photography opportunity in Leh.

Early in the morning, 5:30 am we drive to Thisksey Monastery to attain prayer with Monk. You will experience the life style of monk. After hot breakfast at Monastery, we will arrange you 2 hours introduction of Buddhism with Geshela and We drive back to Hotel for Lunch and rest for while. At 3 pm leave for visit Hall of Fame, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Leh.

  • Hotel: Oriental Hotel / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 4: Leh– Hunder (120 kms. / 4-5 hours)

Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

  • Hotel: Hunder saria / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 5: Hunder to Turtuk (88 kms / 2 hrs.)

Post Breakfast we depart to the Baltistan Village Turtuk – the last village in India. You will be greeted by Shyok, a turquoise river which snakes through the valley and crosses the Line of Control to enter Pakistan. At the end of this trail, towards the Indian side, is the tiny little hamlet of Turtuk. On arrival, check into the camps. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

  •  Hotel: Turtuk camp / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 6: Rest in Turtuk

Today whole day rest and you will be having good opportunity for photography and study the life style of local people.

  • Hotel: Turtuk Camp / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 7: Turtuk to Leh

Post breakfast leave for Leh. We stop at Diskit Gompa on the way to capture the beauty of mammoth statue of Maitreya Budha. Overnight at Leh.

  • Hotel: Oriental Hotel / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 8:Leh to Tsomoriri Lake

After breakfast you drive the Tsomoriri Lake “Changtang” plateau where nomads move from place to place with their yaks and sheep in search of pasture. The beautiful salt Lake of TsoKar where we might be able to view bar-headed geese, brahminy ducks, and rare, black-necked cranes. On the drive back to Leh we cross the Tanglang La. another spectacualr pass.

  • The itinerary allows for us to visit a couple of nomad camps .
  • Check in at camp for overnight stay.
  • Hotel: Lotus camp / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Hot Lunch and Dinner
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Day 9: Tsomoriri To Tsokar (54 kms Approx 3-4 hrs.)

Post breakfast you drive back to Tsokar with small trek we arrange it is optional. overnight stay at your camp.

  • Hotel: Tsokar Deluxe camp / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 10: Tsokar To Leh (154 kms Approx 4-5 hrs.)

Post breakfast you drivedrive back to Leh Via Tanglanla. Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.

  • Hotel: Oriental Hotel / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 11: Rest and Shopping Day

Rest and Shopping Day

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Day 12: Back to Delhi

Early morning Check out and pickup from Hotel and transfer to the airport for Delhi Again you will be met our LTT representative on your arrival at Delhi Airport and escort to your hotel and help you check in. Delhi, carrying wonderful memories.

  • Hotel: Ashok Country Resort / Similar
  • Meals: no
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Day 13: Delhi

Delhi Quick Sightseeing

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Day 14: Depart Home

  • Hotel: Ashok Country Resort / Similar
  • Meals: no

Tour Ends.

Package cost per person in USD

Name of the tour Day 1 pax 2 pax 4 pax 6 pax & above
 Turtuk Ladakh heaven on earth 14 1640 1560 1490

1420

This 14 day/13 night all-inclusive journey base on double occupancy

If you prefer to have your own room, the single supplement is $450 and will be added to your last payment. (Click here to understand why this single supplement is necessary).

What is a single supplement and why do I have to pay it?

Our trip prices are based on double-occupancy rooms; that is, two people (spouses, partners, friends, etc) sharing a room and essentially splitting the cost of each hotel room.

If you choose to have your own room OR you do not have a roommate, you are responsible for paying the entirety of the cost of your hotel rooms, hence the additional fee (or “single supplement”).  If you traveling alone but desire a roommate, we can put you in touch with other single guests looking for a roommate; however, we can never guarantee a roommate and if you do end up with a private room, you will be responsible for the single supplement.

Please don’t think you’re ever being punished for traveling by yourself (we are big fans of traveling solo!), but we cannot absorb the extra cost of your hotel room if you cannot find a roommate.  We do not profit from your single supplement, it is simply to cover your private accommodation.

Please note that we cannot guarantee you a roommate for this trip, and if you room alone, you will be responsible for the single supplement.

A $800 deposit holds your space.

Single supplement ($450) is due along with the last installment.

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