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Lead Price
From £4230pp
11 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Ladakh: Land of the Lamas

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Delhi
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Fly to Delhi


Meal basis:

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

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

DAY 3: Delhi
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Tour of New Delhi. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 4: Fly to Leh
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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
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Morning tour of the old city including a visit to the 17th-century palace and LAMO Centre, the home of the Ladakh Arts & Media Organisation. Lunch will be served at a local house to experience The Artisanal Alchemy Ladakhi Lunch Experience.  After lunch, continue the tour of the old city, before enjoying spectacular sunset views from Shanti Stupa. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Leh
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Early morning visit to Thiksey monastery for a guided tour with the option to join in with morning prayers. After breakfast, a guided cycle tour will take you to Hemis Monastery, through the Pashmina farm and Chushot village. In the afternoon visit Shey Monastery, noted for its giant copper and gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, said to be the second largest statue in Leh. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Leh
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Visit Alchi, renowned as the oldest Buddhist learning centre in Ladakh with foundations laid in the middle of the 12th century. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Fly to Delhi
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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
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Fly home / Nubra Valley extension

If you are not taking the extension to the Nubra Valley, you'll fly home today. (B)

DAY 10: Nubra valley extension
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Nubra valley extension

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

DAY 11: Nubra valley
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Nubra valley

Drive to Nubra valley via the scenic Warila Pass, with views of the Karakoram Ranges towards the North, as well as the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges towards the south. Stay 2 nights at The Sumoor Kyagar Resort (B, L, D). 

DAY 12: Nubra valley
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Nubra valley

Visit Esna Monastery, before continuing on towards Sumoor village, Yarabtso Lake and Samstanling monastery. Enjoy lunch at Kalon Farmhouse, where lunch will be served amongst the alfalfa and apricot trees. Optional visit to the village market in Deskit. (B, L, D)

DAY 13: Leh
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Return to Leh, travelling across the Khardong La pass, the highest motorable road in the world. Remainder of day at leisure.  Overnight stay at The Grand Dragon (B, L, D)

DAY 14: Fly to Delhi
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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 15: Fly home
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Fly home


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

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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
Low Season
From £4,230 per person

What's included

  • 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

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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