Leh - Ladakh
(7 Days & 6 Nights)
Standing at a height of 3500 meters, Leh – Ladakh is the place where the last clans of one of the oldest civilizations of the world Dards is celebrating life with functions and rituals. Flanked by mountain ranges on all four sides with the largest brackish lakes and deep valley habitats, the splendid Leh Ladakh welcomes you to enjoy the magical beauty.
The upland plateaus, the ecosystem balanced by the wild life and the areas of dense vegetation, which are contradictory to one another are the highlights of this region.The majestic mountain peaks, the silky glaciers, beautiful valleys attract tourists climbing on the hillocks to have the panoramic view.
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Day 1 :
Arrival Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the Most Sensational Flights in the World. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance, the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif). Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel for Check in. Rest of the day is to rest and at leisure to acclimatize followed by Welcome tea or Coffee at the Hotel. Evening visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Overnight stay at Leh
Day 2 :
Leh - Sham Valley – Leh
After breakfast, you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. And start your sightseeing tour with Hall Of Fame (Museum Constructed by Indian Army) near Leh is worth a visit, and proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib at an altitude of 3600 Mtrs, about 22 Kms from Leh, constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji. Nestled deep in the Himalayas, a drive of another 4 km will take you to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. As you move ahead from Magnetic Hills, just before Nimmu Village, there comes a famous confluence of Two Rivers - Indus River coming from Tibet (left) and Zanskar River coming from Zanskar Valley (right). Zanskar River is known for its famous Chadar Trek. Dinner and Overnight stay at Leh
Day 3 :
Leh – Nubra Valley
Post breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road in the World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra, check in at Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening, walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged for an experience. Overnight stay at Nubra Valley.
Day 4 :
Nubra Valley – Leh
After an early breakfast, check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have an opportunity to ride on a Bactrian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snowcapped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road is Rocky Mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. While you return, stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people doing their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. Overnight stay at Leh
Day 5 :
Leh - Pangong Lake
After an early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape, we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla Pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. You shall stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of it running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival, check into the Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight stay at Pangong Lake.
Day 6 :
Pangong Lake - Leh
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh en-route visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around the market place for some last-minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay at Leh
Day 7 :
Today as per your flight schedule you will be transferred to airport to board flight to back home.