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- Visit the Mughal splendours of Delhi & stay in ultra luxury tents in an undiscovered region of India.
- This private journey explores some of the fascinating monuments and ancient monasteries that continue to preserve the traditional art forms, fairs and festivals of the area whilst staying in luxurious tented accommodation.
- Explore Leh Palace, Stok Palace and Thiksey monastery, join morning prayers with local monks and enjoy a camel back safari in the desert of the Nubra Valley.
- Our offer includes 8 nights in luxury tented camps with full board dining, and 4 nights in 5* hotels in Delhi.
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Your Destinations —
In the far North of India, in the region of Jammu and Kashmir lies Ladakh - a former Buddhist Kingdom that remains totally untouched by tourism. Shrouded in mystery and legend, this awe-inspiring landscape of jagged mountains and desert dunes is awash with tales of mercenaries and monks, who traversed the land in search of health, wealth and enlightenment.
Located in a small valley just to the north of the Indus River is Leh, the capital of Ladakh, a region often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’ which marks the boundary between the peaks of the western Himalaya and the vast Tibetan Plateau.
Leh was only opened to tourists in 1974, and until 1947 it had close trading relations with Central Asia, with yak trains setting off from the Leh bazaar to complete the stages over the Karakoram Pass to Yarkand and Kashgar. The town itself is dominated by the nine-storey Leh Palace, home of the Ladakhi royal family before they were exiled to Stok in the 1830s.
Discover the incredible scenery and centuries-old culture of Ladakh on this private tour, which explores some of the fascinating monuments and ancient monasteries that continue to preserve the traditional art forms, fairs and festivals of the area.
The Indian capital, is steeped in a glorious, but turbulent, history. In the pulsating old city, the mighty Mughal-built Red Fort and the vast Jama Masjid mosque are divided by Chandni Chowk’s teeming bazaars.
New Delhi provides a fascinating contrast, with the grand Lutyens-designed government buildings, the majestic India Gate memorial, the thriving hub of Connaught Circus and broad tree-lined avenues, which give much of the city a park-like feel. Visitors should head for the gracefully preserved Humayun’s tomb, an early example of Mughal architecture, and the 13th-century red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar.
Your Itinerary - 14 days/12 nights —
Points to Note
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Daytime temperature: 20-25oC. Nighttime temperature: 5-8oC. Cashmere ponchos are provided in each tent.
- You may experience some altitude sickness - there is a paramedic & oxygen on site.
- Wifi is available in the main Reception Tent.
- The camp features European plug sockets.
- Wines and spirits are not included in your package.
- Gratuities are at the guest’s discretion and are not included.
Your Accommodation —
2nts in Delhi at The Imperial or The Leela New Delhi
4nts at the Chamba Camp, Thiksey
2nts at the Chamba Camp, Diskit
2nts at the Chamba Camp, Thiksey
2nts at the Dusit Devarana Hotel
Ranked by World Luxury Hotel Awards as the Best Luxury Hotel in India for 2010-2012, The Imperial blends rich historical past with an awe-inspiring heritage and International standards of modern luxury.
Guest rooms are luxuriously spacious and feature Italian marble bathrooms, sumptuous fabrics and a charming view of the impressive Atrium.
There is a fitness centre, outdoor pool and intimate spa.
The colonial style building is set in spacious grounds, steps away from Connaught Place, the renowned shopping district and the city’s major attractions.
Featuring some of the most spacious rooms in the city, this lavish 5* is a tranquil oasis in the heart of a bustling capital.
The ornate architecture and gilded interiors blend the best of royal Indian culture and modern luxury. Cool down in the rooftop pool, pamper yourself in the spacious ESPA spa, and choose from four fantastic and glamorous dining venues.
The Leela Palace New Delhi is less than 10 minutes' drive from the India Gate so you are perfectly placed for sightseeing.
Nestled in the shadows of an ancient 15th-century monastery, this super luxury camp showcases the wild beauty of Ladakh - a Himalayan land of snow-capped peaks, highland deserts and lush green valleys.
The camp features individually designed, air-conditioned luxury tents with en suite facilities and a private butler service. Decorated to the highest standards, the tents are spacious and offer striking views of Thiksey Monastery and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya.
The on site restaurant fantastic traditional local specialities and international delicacies, cooked using fresh, organically grown produce from the vegetable garden. Local and International wines and spirits are available, many of them award-winning.
Experiences and activities include polo games (a local Royal tradition), cooking lessons, croquet, archery and blessings with local monks.
For excursions, guests are cared for by their own personal guide, chauffeur and vehicle.
Chamba Camp, Thiksey was recognised by Tatler Magazine as one of the Best 101 Hotels of the World in 2014, and also featured in The Best List by Victoria Mather in the November 2015 edition of Vanity Fair.
Where two ancient rivers meet in the enchanting Nubra Valley, you will find Chamba Camp Diskit, with inspiring views of the ancient Diskit monastery and the imposing snow-capped mountains.
As above, this sister camp features the same luxurious tents and 5* service.
The lounge tent has a collection of books on Ladakh covering its historic monuments and the region's cultural history, while sumptuous meals are served in the dining tent: expect award-winning cuisine with recipes from the chef's family, interspersed with fusion cuisine.
Sprawling across eight acres of land, the ultra-luxurious resort is surrounded by tranquil waterways and lush greenery - you will feel miles from the city!
Each of the rooms features modern furnishings, the latest technology and panoramic views of the landscaped gardens.
Treat your tastebuds to delightful regional delicacies, as well as Chinese, Continental, Mexican, Thai and seafood cuisines. Dusit Devarana also offers a host of recreational facilities for guests to unwind, relax and rejuvenate including sports, a spa and numerous excursions.
Your Journey —
Flights: Included with 23kg of luggage per person
International flights with Virgin Atlantic
London Heathrow to Delhi: 21:55 - 10:45 (overnight flight)
Delhi to London Heathrow: 12:55 - 17:30
Domestic flights with Jet Airways
Delhi to Leh: 06:15 - 07:45
Leh to Delhi: 08:20 - 09:45
All flight times are local
Transfers: Private transfers are included as per itinerary.
Delhi: 35 mins/ 15 miles approx
Leh: 30 mins / 13 miles
Thiksey to Diskit: 3.5hrs / 85 miles
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.