High Altitude Odyssey Ladakh

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High Altitude Odyssey Ladakh

  1. 1. ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 1 HIGH ALTITUDE ODYSSEY- LADAKH- ATI’S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS
  2. 2. Table of Contents Itinerary at a Glance Day wise itinerary High Altitude Do’s & Don’t’s ATI Overview Bookings & contact us ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 2
  3. 3. Itinerary at a Glance Day 1: Delhi- - Leh Day 2: Leh Acclamatise Day 3: Monastery Visits around Leh city Day 4: Leh - Nubra via Khardung La Day 5: Nubra - Leh Day 6: Pangong – Leh Day 7: Rafting on the Zanskar Day 8: Leh - Delhi ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 3
  4. 4. Day Wise Itinerary; Day 1: Fly from Delhi to Leh & spend the daygetting acclimatised in this high altitude city. Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it is a high-altitude desert located at the western edge of the Tibetan plateau. Its awe- inspiring landscape has been modified and sculpted into its spectacular shape by wind and water over the millennia. The moon-like scenery is extraordinary: stark and barren but interspersed with isolated settlements of green oases full of swaying poplar trees, apricot orchards and cultivated farmland Day 2: Brings with it more resting & a half day trip around the city (seen in the Background) walking to the Shanti Stupa & visiting the Lah Palace. Day 3: Spend this day visiting the monasteries of Shey , Thiksey & Hemis. ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 4
  5. 5. Shey is the oldest capital of Ladakh from where its earliest Tibetan kings ruled. The Monastery or Gompa of Shey is located ideally on a high rock about 15 kms. south of Leh on the eastern banks of the Indus river. Until the 16th century, Shey was the royal residence. One of the attraction of the Shey is the victory stupa which is topped with gold. Hemis is situated around 45 kms in the south of Leh on the west bank of the Indus river. The Hemis monastery is the biggest monastery of Ladakh. It is not visible from the road as it is located in a side valley. The monastery is decorated on all the four sides by the colourful prayer flags which flutter in the breeze and send the prayers to Lord Buddha ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 5
  6. 6. Day 4. Drive to Nubra valley crossing the highest motorable pass khardongla 18300ft after lunch Visit Samstanling Yarab tso lake O/N Hunder or Tyager. Day 5. Drive to Disket and Hunder visit the sanddune and DBL hump camel and back toLeh Early morning we will drive to Hunder. After travelling for around 39 from Leh we cross the Khardungla Pass (5578 m) which is the highest motorable road in the world. The view from the top is simply amazing Sheltered on the other side is the beautiful and fertile Nubra valley situated along river Shayok. The valley is covered with dense thickets of sea buck thorn –the highest known source of Vit C. The Nubra Valley, with an average altitude of 10000 feet has a milder climate than the rest of Ladakh and the Shyok river which feeds this valley has made agriculture possible. It is in this valley that you will see the double humped Bactrian camel, which were used in earlier days as means of transport on the Silk Route.Experience the Camel Safari on the Bactria camels. The Safari goes along the soft white sandy deserts with rolling sand dunes. ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 6
  7. 7. Day 06. Early morning drrive for Pangong lake and will beat Leh by 5pm. Pangong Tso (or Pangong Lake; Tso: Ladhakifor lake) is an endorheic lake in the Himalays situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to China. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. During winter, the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.. The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention Day 07. Rafting in Zansker river from Tsogsti to Nimoo drive to the famous monastry Alchi Enroute you can see the magnetic hill. Day 08. Departure to Delhi. TRIP ENDS. ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 7
  8. 8. HIGH ALTITUDE DO’S & DON’T’S High altitude terrain starts above the height of 9,000ft. Typical features are a receding tree line (which eventually disappears), extensive presence of moraine and snow and a progressively thinning air cover. With a rarified air cover in the atmosphere, associated with High Altitude are various levels of altitude sickness that one encounters. To overcome the same listed are a few pointers – *Drink lots of water (minimum 3 litres a day) You may not feel dehydrated, but with the dry atmosphere prevalent in high altitude, the loss of moisture from your body is hardly noticeable. Common symptoms of dehydration are dry lips, a dry tongue and the urine changing color from light yellow to dark yellow. Should you notice any of these, grab the nearest bottle of water and drink! *Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes A common thought is that drinking a few pegs of rum (or any alcohol) will help you ease in to the night and sleep comfortably. WRONG! Alcohol dehydrates you. Instead, before you sleep, have a glass of water. And of course, in an atmosphere with thin air, you really want to make sure your body gets as much oxygen as possible, so choose well between smoke and fresh air. *Take ample rest Don’t rush, don’t run, breathe comfortably. One of the best ways to acclimatize yourself is to take as much rest as you can and ease yourself slowly and steadily in to the high altitude environment. ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 8
  9. 9. Ati Overview Adventure Trails India is run & owned by Anil & Puja Bisht. After having worked in the field of Adventure Travel & Mountains since the tenderage of twelve Anil has known no other life. As a professional mountain & river guide he has successfully led & participated in innumerable mountain climbing expeditions & run most of the great Indian rivers. A dreamer by nature he has the special ability to make you overcome most fears & by doing so reach never before heights within yourself. Diametrically opposite, Puja is the quintessential backdrop person, bringing organizational efficacy & practicality to the team. Taking care of the mundane details & the ‘have to be done’ chores being her forte. An inborn love for the great outdoors & having traveled extensively since childhood equips her to be the perfect hostess in any situation. ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 9
  10. 10. BOOKINGS & CONTACT US: IN ORDER TO BOOK WITH US PLEASE DEPOSIT THE TRIP COST IN OUR ACCOUNT TITLED ‘ADVENTURE TRAILS INDIA’ 156010200007610 WITH AXIS BANK, RISHIKESH BRANCH. PLEASE CALL US AT: PUJA: +91-9411170669 ANIL: +91-9412988771 PLEASE MAIL US AT: holiday@adventuretrailsindia.com pabisht@rediffmail.com ATI'S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS 10

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