Tour Route : Leh-Indus Valley – Alchi / Lamayuru Circuit – Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake – Tsomoriri / Tsokar Circuit.
Duration : 6 nights / 7 days
Arrival Leh (Alt: 11500 / 3505 M) – Acclimatization / Orientation
Arrive Leh by morning flight and transfer to the hotel. After welcome drink / breakfast at the hotel, take complete rest for acclimatization to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the late afternoon visit the city centre and walk through the old markets for general orientation. Overnight at the hotel.
In Leh: Visit Monasteries & Palaces / 110 kms / 4-5 hours
After breakfast, proceed on sightseeing tour of Shey Palace (with its associated Gompa housing the gigantic copper-gilt statue of the Buddha), the 12-storied Thiksey Monastery dating from the 16th century, and then the 17th century Hemis Monastery, biggest and richest monastery in Ladakh. On the way back to Leh, take a detour across the Indus to visit the Stok Palace Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Leh- Lamayuru – Uleytokpo / Alchi / 180 kms / 5-6 hours
After breakfast, drive to Lamayuru (127 kms.), which is believed to be the oldest site where a monastery was founded during the 11th century AD. Presently a major Brigung-Kargyut-pa monastic foundation, Lamayuru monastery is famous for its spectacular setting with the ‘Moonland’ hills forming its backdrop. After sightseeing / lunch here, drive back towards Leh till Uleytokpo or Alchi. Overnight in fixed camp at Uletokpo or in a hotel at Alchi.
Uletokpo / Alchi – Likir- Sangam – Leh / Approx 80 kms / 3 hours
After breakfast, visit the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex of Ladakh and famous for its ancient wall frescoes and architecture–a UNESCO listed heritage site. Thereafter drive back to Leh, en-route visiting the 15th century Likir Monastery, followed by Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers), Magnetic Point, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Kali Mata (temple of the Guardians in Spituk monastery) & Hall of Fame (museum of military heritage). Overnight at hotel.
Leh-Tsomoriri / Korzok (15,070 ft.) / 220 kms / approx. 5- 6 hours
After breakfast leave for Tsomo-riri Lake, driving upstream the Indus via Chumathang (hot Springs), Mahe Bridge and Puga Sumdo, where the road bifurcates, with the right side road leadinging all the way to Tsomoriri through dramatic mountain scenery. Tsomoriri Lake (28 km long & about 8 km wide) is the breeding ground of many migratory birds including the rare bar-headed goose. The village & monastery of Korzok nestling along the hill slopes on the banks of the lake is the only settled population in the area, otherwise inhabited by scattered population of Changpa pastoral nomads. Overnight in fixed tent camp or Guest House.
In Leh: Excursion to Pangong Lake / 145 kms / one way / 5-6 hours:
After early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft./ 5486 meters), 3rd highest motorable pass in the world. Pangong Lake (alt: 14,500 ft.), largest brackish water lake of Asia, is 4-5 kms wide and about 135 kms long of which two-third portion lies on the other side of the Indo-China border. After sightseeing around the lake, drive back to Leh reaching in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Tsomoriri-Tsokar (14,900 ft.)-Taglangla (17,582 ft.) –Leh/ approx 200 kms / 5-6 hours
After breakfast retrace the route till Puga Sumdo and then follow the left side road through the Puga Valley with its sulphur springs, at the end of which the road ascends the Polokongka pass (4920 mtrs). After descending from the pass, we proceed to Tso-Kar, a small salt producing lake system located in the Rupshu region. After sightseeing and lunch at the lake side, take the Manali-Leh road to return to Leh via the Taglang-la pass, 2nd highest road motorable road in the world. Reach Leh by the late afternoon / evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Leh- Khardongla – Nubra Valley / 120 kms / 4 hours
After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft.), highest motorable pass in the world. The pass offers spectacular views of the Zanskar range across the Indus Valley in the south, and the Saser massif in the north. Reach Deskit/ Hunder in the afternoon and check-in at your camp / hotel. Rest of the at leisure to explore Hundar and the white Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel Safari on the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional, on direct payment). Overnight in camp / hotel at Hunder / Deskit.
Nubra Valley – Khardongla – Leh / 120 kms / 4 hours.
After breakfast, explore Deskit (headquarters of Nubra valley) and then visit the dramatically located, 15th century Deskit Monastery, perched high on a rock overhang above the village. Thereafter drive back to Leh via Khardongla, reaching in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
In Leh: visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace
Leisurely day at Leh for rest. In the afternoon visit Shanti Stupa and then the 9-storey Leh Palace built by King Singey Namgyal in 1600 AD. Thereafter drop in the city centre for exploring the markets on your own pace. Overnight at the hotel.
On this day, you can also opt for an exciting half-day Rafting trip on the Indus River between Phey and Nimu (if water level is adequate) OR on the Zanskar River between Chiling & Nimo (optional-extra payment).
Day 01 : Arrive Srinagar meet our representative and check in house boat; sightseeing at Srinagar like Mughal Gardens, Tulip Garden, Shankryacharya Temple, Shahi Chasma etc. In the evening, enjoy Shikara Ride at famous Dal Lake. Have evening walk through Boulevard Road on the banks of Dal Lake. Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 02 : Soon after leaving Srinagar, we enter Sonmarg, Sonmarg, which means “Meadow of Gold”, provides a fantastic start to the journey as we enter the Sindh Valley.After crossing Dzoji la pass we drive along the breath taking view of Drass valley know as the world second coldest inhabitant, Depart for Kargil via the Zozilla Pass (11575 ft). On the Road to Kargil we also visit Vijay Samarak (Kargil War Memorial) and the legendary Tiger Hill.overnight at kargil
Day 03: Kargil to Alchi: Post breakfast we drive toward Alchi, on the way visit Shargo village and the gaint Buddha statue of the Gandra arts, cross Foto la pass and enjoy the magnificent view of the Lamayuru monastery, visit the monastery known as the oldest maonastery in Ladakh, famous Naropa meditation cave,and the Gingay Lakha, drive to Alchi chek in hotel and refresh yourself later we visit the Rizong monastery and the nunnery centre, and the famous Alchi Choskor klnow for its 11th century wall painting; overnight at hotel
Day 04: Alchi to Leh : On the way enjoy the Basgo castle, breathtaking view of the confluence of Indiusand Zanskar view, magnetic hill, Gurduwara and arrive at Leh and enjoy the hopt lunch at the hotel, evening visit Snanti Stupa and Leh palace overnight at Leh.
Day 05: Leh to Pangong lake: : Early morning full day excursion to Pangong Lake 135 km / 4400m east of Leh crossing Chngla Pass 17500ft and driving via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh and perhaps one of the most amazing lakes in Asia which changes its color 4 – 5 times a day. Overnight at camp
Day 06: Any early morning walk around the lake enjoy the lake with the sunrise and its changing color; later we drive back to Leh, on the way visit Chamre, Shey, Hemis,and Thiksy monasteries overnight at hotel in Leh
Day 07: We drive to Khardong la pass and evening free leisure around Leh market overnight at hotel
Day 08: transfer to Leh airport for onward journey with a sweet memory from the Ladakh Himalaya!
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Starts at 17,999/- INR per person
IN words : Twenty four thousand per person/ (for min 4 pax)
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