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Leh - Himalayan Glimpses (9 days)

Peirce & Leslie Travel Pvt Limited - India

Delhi, India To Delhi, India

Valid for Departures: 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2019

Leh - Himalayan Glimpses (9 days)

Day 5

Leh, India →Uletopko, India

Day 6

Uletopko, India

Day 7

Uletopko, India→ Leh, India

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Delhi, India
None None

Arrive in Delhi via International flight.

Day 2
Delhi, India
Leh, India
None Breakfast

Early this morning you will depart for Leh. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about the surroundings.

You will have the day to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Day 3
Leh, India
None Breakfast

Today you will be driven to Stok Palace which houses a superb collection of Thangkhas or paintings.

Early in the evening you will take a short drive to Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda, a Japanese peace pagoda situated beautifully on a hill top. You will end the tour at the colourful Bazaar's of Leh.

Day 4
Leh, India
None Breakfast

Today you will visit Thiksey Gompa, a monastery, which houses a two story stucco statue of Maitreya Buddha or the “Future Buddha” seated on a lotus. We will time your arrival to hear the monks chanting their prayers.

Your next stop is Hemis Gompa, one of the largest and wealthiest Gompas in Ladakh. On the way back to Leh, you will visit Shey Palace built in 1645 AD.

Day 5
Leh, India
Uletopko, India
None Breakfast

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Alchi, stopping en route at Basgo Gompa, a complex of buildings dating to the 15th century.

Next you will stop at Alchi, to visit the world famous Alchi monastery that was built in the 11th century.

Continuing your tour, you will drive on the Srinagar-Leh highway stopping for lunch at the small settlement of Uletopko.

Day 6
Uletopko, India
None Breakfast

After breakfast you will visit Ridzong Nunnery. Also known as Chomoling, this is the only nunnery in Ladakh. A short uphill drive from the nunnery takes you to Ridzong monastery which is superbly located in a gorge. Your next stop is the 11th century Lamayuru Gompa believed to be the oldest in central Ladakh.

Day 7
Uletopko, India
Leh, India
None Breakfast

You will return to Leh today, stopping on the way at the Likir and Phyang Monasteries. The 15th century Likir Gompa currently houses 120 lamas and is a part of the yellow hat Buddhism.

Phyang Gompa, which you visit next, was built in 1500 AD and houses the priceless Khandshur (the translated word of the Buddha).

You will arrive in Leh in the early hours of the evening.

Day 8
Leh, India
None Breakfast

Today you will drive to Saboo village to visit an Oracle, who allegedly has supernatural powers of prophesy. You will join your local hosts for a traditional lunch at their home.

Your evening will be at leisure.

Day 9
Leh, India
Delhi, India
None Breakfast

Leaving Leh early, you will head to the airport for your return to Delhi. There will be a room booked for you until your late night departure.

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Delhi ~ Leh ~ Uletopko ~ Leh ~ Delhi

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DEPOSITS: Reservations will be confirmed against a deposit of USD $1000 per person for FIT bookings and 15% of the tour cost for Group bookings.

FINAL PAYMENT: Full payment must be received by Peirce and Leslie at least 45 days prior to arrival for FIT clients and 60 days prior to arrival for Groups.

Note: To guarantee any/all bookings during Pushkar and Christmas & New Year the hotels require a 100% non-refundable deposit 90 days prior to the arrival for FIT clients and Groups.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD: The client’s credit card will be charged in the local currency and will be exchanged by the client’s bank at the exchange rate applicable on the day the bank processes the charge. For this reason, there may be a variation in the U.S. price quoted and the actual rate processed on the client’s credit card.

CANCELLATION POLICY: After confirmation, USD $500 per person will be non-refundable for FIT’s and 10% of the initial deposit for Group bookings. The balance amount will be used to block domestic air tickets (to lock in the best available fares) and put down deposits on other land arrangements, as vendors send invoices to block services.

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will be levied:

FIT TRAVEL (01 - 05 persons)

  • 45 to 30 days prior to arrival - USD $1000 per person + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Between 30 and 15 days of arrival - 50% of tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Less than 15 days - No Refund

GROUP SIZE OF SIX AND MORE

  • 60 to 45 days prior to arrival - 30% of total tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Between 45 to 30 days of Arrival - 50% of total tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Less than 30 days - No Refund

Note: Hotels have individual cancellation charges which will be mentioned as a separate cancellation policy when the status is sent.

AIR FARE: Internal air tickets issued have a $45 per coupon cancellation fee.

TRAIN FARES: Cancellation charges levied by the railways plus a service charge of $20 per ticket.

INSURANCE AND VISAS: Baggage, personal effects, trip cancellation, health and accident insurance, and visas/special permits are the responsibility of the passenger.

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NOT INCLUDED: Not included in the price quoted are airport departure taxes, customs and immigration fees, excess baggage at airport, expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, wine, liquor and meals unless otherwise specified.



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