Leh – Nubra – Khardungla – Pangong (7 nights and 8 days)
Ladakh - the Land of Passes and the Roof of the World, from age-old Buddhist monasteries to exciting adventure tours, Leh-Ladakh has a lot to offer. Explore a Gompa, go mountaineering in the Himalayas, camp on the Ladakh plateau where the earth seems nearer to the sky, trek on treacherous and breathtaking routes and see rare mountain goats ascend the slopes and cranes fly overhead.
Day 01 :
Arrive Leh – the capital of Ladakh, located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Leh is located in the Indus river valley at a crossroads of the old trading routes from Kashgar, Tibet and Kashmir. Leh-Ladakh has become one of the most visited spots in the recent times. On arrival you will be met, assisted and transferred to the hotel. The day will be completely at rest to acclimatize to the high altitude. Evening walk to Leh bazaar at a slow pace. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 02 :
This morning, after breakfast leave for Ule, enroute visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill & Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by Indian army, which has memorabilia, eminent defence personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil war. On arrival, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit the mesmerising Moon landscapes and the Lamayuru monastery - founded in the 10th Century, it’s the Oldest Monastery in Central Ladakh. Overnight stay in Ule.
Day 03 :
Today morning, after breakfast, drive back to Leh, enroute visit Alchi monastery & Likir monastery. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 04 :
This day, after an early breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung-La Pass – the Highest Motorable pass in the World (18,380 feet). On the way you get an excellent view of great Karakoram Range. We keep driving through Syok River and reach Hundur and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Hundur.
Day 05 :
Today morning, after breakfast visit the Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 06 :
This early morning, after breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft) through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the World), spend full day at the banks of Pangong Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 kms wide and over 144 kms long. Return back to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 07 :
This day, after breakfast drive up along the scenic Indus valley. Enroute stop over to visit the famous Shey Palace & Monastery - this summer palace of the erstwhile King of Leh is set upon a hill. The monastery itself has a 7.5 meter high, copper statue of a sitting Buddha, wrought in gold. This is the largest of it’s kind in the world. Later proceed to visit Thiksey Monastery - Thiksey is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas of Ladakh and provides a panoramic view of the green Indus Valley from its vantage point atop a hill. It has chambers full of statues, Stupas and colorful Tankhas. Thereafter proceed to visit Shanti Stupa, which provides wonderful views especially during sunset. The stupa was built in 1980s and is a beautiful monument decorated with colourful paintings and enshrines large statues of Buddha. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 08 :
Today early morning transfer to airport for your flight to onward destination with sweet memories of “Pristine Ladakh”.