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Best of Ladak

  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Location: Ladak

 

Day 1
Arrive Leh

3505 meters / 11567 feet. Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh – 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 9.30 am and Visit Shanti Stupa to catch the entire view of Leh city with the Indus River, we will spend some time and further on to Leh Dinner

Overnight at the Hotel in Leh.

Day 2
Tour of Hemis, Thiksey ,Shey monastery, 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan 

After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45 kilometers west of Leh Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan Later in the afternoon, further on to Leh Dinner
Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 3
Drive Sham Valley & Alchi

70km after breakfast, carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storey Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you’ll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues, Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia) Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 4

Tour of Pangong Lake

It is the highest land locked lake ( 155Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs driver each way. After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Over Night at Pangong Lake Camp

 

Day 5
Leh

Drive back to Leh, evening is Free for market Over Night at the Hotel in Leh

Day 6
Tour of Khardungla Pass 18832 Ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes

Drive 120 Kms 4/5 Hrs ( Temperatures below Freezing point at Khardungla Pass) ensure to carry heavy winter clothes as most of the time this pass has snow. Khardungla is the World’s highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. The road then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of world records, Drive through the Valley which is extremely beautiful for photography. Nubra Valley is the Oasis of Ladakh as you see some colourful trees in this region. Later reach your camp visit the Sand Dunes if lucky you will get the sight of the Two Hump Bacterian camels, enjoy time at the Sand Dunes of Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village. Over Night at the Camp

Day 7
Nubra – Turtuk – Nubra

One of the moist fascinating journeys in Ladakh this is a less popular destination recently opened for tourist , if you have a thirst for a beautiful location this is the place. Enroute spectacular mountain ranges and Villages like. This region is controlled mainly by the Ladakh Scouts a rear department of the India Army. A border village that was recaptured by the Indian Army in 1971. Locals have relatives across the border (Line of Control) and depend mainly on farming of vegetables, apricot besides providing mules and porters. Baltistan a beautiful village with charming people “On the night of December 13, 1971, the people of this village went to sleep in Pakistan. The next morning, they woke up in India.” We are in Turtuk, listening to a villager recount the history of this remote northwest corner of Ladakh, which until that night was part of Baltistan in PoK. A full day rough excursion evening back to NubraValley. Over Night at the camp in NubraValley

 

Day 8
Diskit monastery

After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery which is 515 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market Giant Buddha Statue. Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh. Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.

 

Day 9
Transfer from Leh hotel to Leh Airport. End of services

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