Siachen Base Camp - Ladakh open for tourist Year 2020

Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days

About Siachen Glacier Base Camp :

The world's highest battlefield, Siachen Glacier, is now open for tourists, Defense Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh announced on 21st Oct 2019. Tourism will be allowed from Siachen base camp to Kumar Post that lies above 15,000 feet.

Siachen Glacier lies in the Karakoram range of Northern Himalayas, just near the LoC with Pakistan. It's highest point is at Indira Col at an altitude of 5753 meters - 3600 meters. Due to boundaries with China and Pakistan, Siachen Glacier has a strategic importance for Indian Army being called the Highest Battel Field in the world.

We welcome our guest to explore this unexplored world' of Ladakh. Witness the thrilling experience of our great Indian Army protects our boundaries in extreme weather conditions. Earlier this area was restricted for tourist but now open for all Indian National.

Inner Line Permit is essential to obtain from Leh office.

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Tentative outline program may look like as under

Option 1

Day 1 :- Arrive Leh and rest
Day 2 :- In Leh - City tour
Day 3 :- Drive to Diskit over Khardugla pass and explore Nubra Valley
Day 4 :- Day excursion to Siachen Glacier and stay at Sumer / Diskit
Day 5 :- Drive back to Leh or further to Pangong Lake via Shayok
Day 6 :- Drive back to Leh via Changla pass
Day 7 :- Transfer to airport

Extension ideas

In Nubra Valley you can extend one more day and have an excursion to Turtuk – last village of Nubra Valley in Pakistan border.

Suggested program for Siachen Glacier Base Camp

Itinerary Details

Day 1 Arrival at Leh.

Arrival at Leh airport in the morning and you will get transferred to the hotel. Day for rest and acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). Evening explore Shanti Stupa and Leh Market. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 Leh local sightseeing

After leisurely drive west to visit Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers), Magnetic Point, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Kali Mata (Temple of Guardians in Spituk monastery) & Hall of Fame. Explore Leh palace in the Evening and Explore local market. Overnight at your hotel in Leh.

Day 3 Leh-Khardongla- Nubra Valley (125 kms.)

After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, check in at your hotel in Deskit .

Later explore Diskit Monastery founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley belongs to the Gelugpa sect. further drive to Hundar sand dune where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment). Overnight at Nubra Valley.

Day 4 In Nubra Valley ( Day excursion to Siachen Basde Camp – 180 Kms)

Drive further to Panamik Hot Spring and continue to Siachen Base Camp. Explore OP Baba Shrine and Siachen Base Camp and around. Late afternoon Drive back to Sumur and overnight stay.

Day 5 Drive to Pangong via Shayok

After breakfast drive to Pangong via Shyok. Approx 5 - 6 hours drive will take you to this beautiful high altitude and longest lake in the region. Check in at your hotel / camp in Pangong and enjoy the beautiful evening at Pangong Tso. Overnight stay at Pangong To.

Day 6 Pangong-Hemis / Thiksey-Leh (165 kms.)

After breakfast, leave Pangong and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later drive on to Leh, en route visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery and Shey Palace. Overnight in hotel.

Day 7 Departure Leh

Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.

Cost Per person / Twin sharing
No of Clients 02 Clients 04 Clients 06 Clients 08 Clients 10 Clients Extra bed Extra Child No Bed Meal Plan
Economy INR 28000 INR 18750 INR 15700 INR 16000 INR 14700 INR 5800 INR 2000 CP
Standard INR 31000 INR 21750 INR 18700 INR 19000 INR 17700 INR 8200 INR 3500 MAP
Deluxe INR 33400 INR 24150 INR 21100 INR 21400 INR 20100 INR 10200 INR 6000 MAP
Sup Deluxe INR 37000 INR 27750 INR 24700 INR 25000 INR 23700 INR 13000 INR 6000 MAP
Luxury INR 44500 INR 35250 INR 32200 INR 32500 INR 31200 INR 19000 INR 9000 MAP

Above Cost Includes
Accommodation with breakfast + Dinner
Transport by Non AC SUV up to 6 clients & above Tempo traveler up to 12 clients ( as per the program only not at disposal )
City tour as mentioned
Inner Line permits for the restricted areas

Above Cost Does Not Includes
GST by 5 % on total billing
Air fare
Expenses for personal nature
Monument fee/ Monastery fee
Camel Ride / ATV Bike Ride if any
Meals other than specified
Tips to driver / Hotels
Guide Services
Other than not mentioned in inclusions
Unforeseen expenses beyond our control

Hotels as under/Similar
Destination Economy Standard Deluxe Sup Deluxe Luxury
Leh Goji Villa, Mount View Hotel Naro, Teyser Holiday Home Galaxy Ladakh,Ladakh Inn, Oasis Villa, Hill Town Charu Palace, Royal ladakh, City Palace Grand Himalaya, Spick n Span, Tsokar retreat
Nubra Home stay, kompo Guest house Hotel Siachen, Sand Dune Camp Hotel Stendel, Edelweiss Camp Apple Camp, Ethnic Camp Mystic Meadows, Organic Rereat, Hundar Resort
Pangong Camp P 3 Camp P 3, Ladakh Summer Camp World Attic Camp, 100 Sky Camp Nature Nest , World Attic Camp Pangong Retreat

How to reach

Leh to Nubra Valley by drive - 150 Kms approx
Diskit to Panamik Hot Spring - 60 Kms approx
Panamik to Siachan base camp - 60 Kms approx
Siachen base camp to Nubra/Diskit - 180 Kms

Due to limited accommodation at the base camp we suggest our guest to have a day visit to Siachen Glacier Base camp from Nubra valley. We suggest you to include another extra day at Nubra Valley so that you can explore the Nubra Valley on the day of arrival and next day have a visit to Siachen Glacier - same day and stay at Nubra Valley. Next day you may either come back to Leh or drive further to explore Pangong Lake via Shayok.

Health Condition

Siachen Base Camp to Kumar post has an elevation of 11000 ft to 15000 ft which is more than the Leh elevation. Though visit Siachen Base camp only is not a problem as you will be acclimatized well before reaching the base camp. If you are planning to reach at Kumar post you must consult your doctor to visit on this elevation. Any person has sugar, high blood pressure, lungs related issues, Asthma, breathing issues etc. Must avoid visiting SBC.

Best time to visit

Siachen Glacier base camp can be approachable in the month of April onwards till October. However May to September is recommended to visit SBC.

What to see

Panamik Hot Water Sulfur Spring
Sumur Village
Samastalingka Monastery
OP Baba Shrine
Siachen Base Camp
Kumar Post ( During the operation Meghdoot Colonel Narinder Bull Kumar who captured the Siachen Glacier. Kumar Post is at an altitude of approx 4575 meters approx. Subject to Army permission to visit this post.)
Other villages en route.