Indus Shakti Leadership Study Tour: Journey of a Lifetime with Nilima Bhat & Raj Sisodia
To the rugged and pristine sources of Himalayan Shakti-Sufi-Buddhist mysticism.
Vaishno Devi (Jammu) – Srinagar (Kashmir) – Kargil, Leh, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley (Ladakh)
20-30 June 2018 (11 days)
ITINERARY SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR NILIMA BHAT & RAJ SISODIA’S GROUP TO VAISHNO DEVI, SRINAGAR AND LEH – LADAKH : JUNE 2018.
Day 01 : Wednesday: 20th June : Arrive Delhi.
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be received by our representative and transfer to Hotel IBIS Delhi Airport 3*. Overnight.
Day 02 : Thursday:21st June : Delhi – Jammu – Katra (Vaishno Devi Shrine)
After early breakfast at 0600 AM, our representative will meet the group and transfer to Domestic Airport to take morning Indigo Air flight to Jammu at 07:40 AM. On arrival in Jammu at 09:00 AM, our escort and local representative will meet the group and transfer by AC Innova cars to Katra (45 minutes drive) and check in at Hotel Asia Vaishno Devi or similar. After lunch at the hotel, start trekking to Vaishno Devi Temple – 12 Kms trek each way. Foreigner is allowed inside the Shrine. You can trek or take a horse those who cannot trek can also take Helicopter service on direct payment if available. En-route you can take a foot massage with the volunteers who render this service. Dinner will be on your own at Vaishno Devi Shrine. Return to Hotel late night.
Day 03 : Friday: 22nd June: Katra – Jammu – Sri Nagar
After breakfast at 0930 hrs, our escort will meet the group and transfer by AC Innova cars to Jammu Airport to take Air India flight to Sri Nagar at 12.35 hrs. Arrive Srinagar at 13:30 hrs. On arrival received by our escort and local representative. We will straight away take you for visit to famous Mughal Gardens and then and check in at the Deluxe Houseboat Butt Claremont or similar. After some relax, we will organize a Shikara ride on the Nagin Lake leading to Hazrat-bal Shrine. Spend time at the Hazrat-bal shrine. Dinner and overnight at the Houseboat.
Day 04 : Saturday : 23rd June: In Sri Nagar
After breakfast at 0900 hrs, our English speaking guide will meet you for full day sightseeing in Sri Nagar to see the Sufi sites and visit Sankarcharya Temple on the Hill top. We will organize another boat ride on the Dal Lake and visiting the floating market. Dinner and overnight at the Houseboat.
Day 05 : Sunday : 24th June: Sri Nagar – Kargil
After breakfast at 0900 hrs, our escort will meet the group and transfer by non AC coach, drive to Kargil (05 hrs drive). On arrival check in at Hotel Zojila Residency or similar or at a nice Camp accommodation. Evening at leisure to celebrate a great occasion. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 06 : Monday : 25th June: Kargil – Leh
After breakfast at 0900 hrs, our escort will meet the group and transfer by Non AC coach to Leh (05 hrs drive). On arrival check in Hotel Druk or similar. Rest of the day at leisure for acclimatization. We recommend on first day to take rest for body acclimatization, since you have gone from a relatively low elevation to over 11,000 feet! You may be very excited to explore the things on first day, however your body needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We can request the hotel to organize a Cultural evening at extra cost. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 07 : Tuesday : 26th June: In Leh
After breakfast at 0900 hrs, our English speaking guide will meet the group for half day sightseeing of Leh. Sankar Gompa: Located on a valley floor and is the home to Lamas who belong to yellow sect and worship his Holiness – The Dalai Lama. Visit Shanti Stupa: a Buddhist religious monument built by Indian based Japanese Monk whose intention was to spread Buddhism by building such stupas throughout the World & Leh Palace: the 17th. Century looking for the entire world like a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. Rest of the day at leisure in Leh to feel the essence of Indus River. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 08 : Wednesday : 27th June: Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh
After early breakfast at 0730 hrs, our escort will meet the group and drive to Pangong Lake via Chang La pass (5475 Mts). The drive takes you through spectacular, amazing scenery, with breathtaking views of the snow covered Himalayas. The Lake is the highest (4267 Mts) salt-water lake in the World, situated along the India/China border. It is about 130 Kms long and 5-6 Km wide. The Chang – chenmo range surrounding it from the north provide a spectacular backdrop to the blue and green expanse of its brackish water. Evening Back To Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Please note that Army has a big base in Leh. If you have any connections you can organize a dinner meeting with the officials.
Day 09 : Thursday: 28th June: Leh – Nubra Valley
After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via the high Khardung-La Pass, Buddhist monastery, cold desert where you can see the double hump camal found only in these deserts. In Nubra accommodation will be a nice Valley Flower Swiss Camps. Great place to spend the Full-moon Poornima. Visit Gopma and take long walks and we will organize bon fire dinner at the Camp. Evening at leisure to celebrate a great occasion. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 10 : Friday : 29th June: Nubra Valley – Leh
In the morning take a nice walk in the Nubra Valley in the fields that grow vegetables and rice. Nubra Valley is the only fertile land in the Leh region. After breakfast at 1000 hrs, our escort will meet the group and transfer back to Leh (07 drive with stops en-route). On arrival check in at Hotel Druk or similar. Visit the banks of Sindhu River and do some shopping. Overnight.
Day 11: Saturday: 30th June: Leh – Delhi – Depart
After early breakfast at 0700 hrs, our escort will meet the group and transfer to Leh Airport to take Vistara Airways flight to Delhi at 0905 hrs. On arrival in Delhi at 1025 hrs, we will receive the group and book day use rooms at Hotel IBIS to rest for 06 hours before taking flight to USA. AC Coach will be at disposal for any sightseeing and shopping in Dilli Haat or meeting friends in Delhi for lunch.
Tour Price Per person on twin sharing: USD 1550 Minimum 10 person.
Additional cost for taking a single room : USD 550.
Tour Price For a Couple on double sharing: USD 1450 Minimum 10 person.
Cost of 03 flights : USD 295 (indicative price, subject to availability)
Register before 30th June 2017 and get an early bird discount of USD 50.
Late registration fee of USD 200 after 15th January 2018.
Tour Price includes :
# Accommodation in 3* & 4* hotels inclusive of breakfast and dinner.
# Lunch at Houseboat on day 04
# Transportation by Non AC Innova cars ( 04 in one car) inclusive of fuel charges, permits and toll charges.
# Services of English speaking guide at Sri Nagar and Leh as per itinerary.
# Service of our escort
# Entrances to monuments
# Two 01 hour Shikara rides at Sri Nagar (Nagin Lake and Dal Lake)
# Environment fee at Leh @ USD 8 person
# Permit for visit the Khardung-La pass
# Two bottle of Mineral water
# Govt Service tax @ 9%.
Tour Price does not include :
# Lunch, tips and expenses of personal nature like phone calls, laundry, internet, pony/horse or camel rides etc
# Airfares as they are subject to availability
# Medical Insurance
This tour is popularly known as the “Journey of a Lifetime” and very few get to do this.
Please note, the tour is ex-Delhi. International flights and visa for India are to be arranged by you. Our travel agent can assist you with this. Email: Mrs. Sandhya Pande at sandhyapande@nettoursindia. com
The last date for registration and receiving the first deposit of USD 1200 is 15 January 2018. Balance amount will be collected on arrival in India when we meet the group. Late registration fee will be USD 200. For cancellation clause visit our website http://www.nettoursindia.com/faq.html.
To register contact Nilima Bhat at email@example.com.
Group size will be minimum 10 and maximum 20 people. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Additional Notes from our Travel Agent:
Please note it is a hectic tour so we would not encourage tourists with any physical challenges. It is a very extensive itinerary but we have managed to give some rest time whenever there is an early morning wake ups. To ensure ease of travel we will be sending one of our experienced tour escorts with your group. Airfares are fluctuating all the time and we need to get the cheapest fares and therefore we recommend that we have names at the earliest.
The travel agent can also arrange for 04 Days extension tours for Golden Triangle (Delhi-Taj Mahal/Agra-Jaipur) and 04 days extension tour to Amritsar & Dharamshala. Visit www.nettoursindia.com/spiritual-tours-in-india.html to know more.