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Ladakh: Land of the Lamas

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2245

Discover the magnificent scenery and centuries-old culture of Ladakh. Choose between Superior or Luxury accommodation and explore the monuments and ancient monasteries that continue to preserve the traditional art forms, fairs and festivals of the area.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Discover the magnificent scenery of Ladakh
  • Visit Thiksey monastery for morning prayers
  • Watch the sunset from Shanti Stupa
  • Extend your tour with a visit to the Nubra Valley
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi


Day 2: Delhi

Arrive and transfer to the Oberoi Maidens / The Imperial* for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 3: Delhi

Tour of New Delhi. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Fly to Leh

Morning arrival and check in to the Grand Dragon / Chamba Camp Thiksey* for a 4-night stay. Remainder of day at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Leh

Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of the old city including a visit to the 17th-century palace and the Shanti stupa. From here, enjoy spectacular sunset views while sipping traditional butter tea. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Leh

Early morning visit to Thiksey monastery for a guided tour and to join in with morning prayers. Remainder of the morning at leisure. After lunch discover some of the monastic treasures on offer in Thiksey including Alchi monastery and Basgo fort. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Leh

Take a soft trek or bicycle ride in the surrounding countryside. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Fly to Delhi

Transfer to Leh airport and fly to Delhi. Transfer to the Oberoi Maidens / The Imperial* for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi. (B)

Day 9: Fly home


Nubra valley extension†

Cross over into the Nubra valley, which sits on the famous trading route, the Karakoram Highway.

Day 8: Nubra valley

Drive to Nubra valley via the Khardung La mountain pass, one the world’s highest motorable passes. Stay 2 nights at the Nubra Organic Retreat / Chamba Camp Diskit* (Sunset visit to Diskit monastery for evening prayers). (B, L, D)

Day 9: Nubra valley

Visit the quaint village of Turtuk. Admire the traditional houses called nangchung and taste the apricots grown in the region. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Leh

Morning camel-back ride along the deserts of Nubra valley. Return to Chamba Camp Thiksey for an overnight stay. Remainder of day at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fly to Delhi

Transfer to Leh airport and fly to Delhi. Transfer to the Oberoi Maidens / The Imperial* for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi. (B)

Day 12: Fly home


Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour:

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation, unless marked with an asterix.

* Luxury accommodation option

There is a luxury tour option available for this itinerary. The from price is £3,695pp.

†Nubra valley extension

There is the option to add the Nubra valley to the end of this tour. This starts from £2,165.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Imperial
    The Imperial

    Conveniently situated off Connaught Circus in Lutyen's New Delhi, the Imperial is set in spacious grounds and has been sympathetically restored to its former glory. All de luxe rooms and suites have been renovated in a classic style with all modern facilities. There is a swimming pool, four restaurants, including the renowned 'spice route' oriental restaurant, and 2 bars. Steeped in colonial history, each of the floors has beautiful paintings and art pieces adorning the walls. Afternoon tea on the manicured front lawn is a particular highlight of a stay here. Features: 235 rooms, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, spa including Ayurveda therapy, squash court, swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, writing desk, safe, minibar, tea & coffee facilities.

Superior private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2245 per person

High season from £2245 per person


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All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
    • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

Destinations on this tour

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