5 Nights 6 Days - Leh Ladakh
The long stretches of frivolous snow-clad mountains, verdant wavering foliage and the gleaming blue water accompanies the many fascinating vistas that prevails in the land of Jammu & Kashmir. The state is carefully divided in to three prime regions namely, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, which are fringed by Great Himalayan and Pir Panjal range. A well-deployed state for tourism and adventure, it is set amidst majestic beauty of nature that rejuvenates and offers impeccable peace of mind. Travel to Jammu & Kashmir to find a world away from the confines of mundane. Srinagar is an epitome of romance and sublime nature. The summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, it is situated perfectly at the heart of Kashmir Valley. Inarguably picturesque and surprisingly humble, Srinagar is a decent host for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Leh-Ladakh is often referred to as the ‘Land of Buddhism’ and is not only a heaven for nature enthusiasts but, also an empyrean for passionate adventure lovers and thrill seekers who specially travel here from different corners of the globe to satiate their adrenaline-filled desires for an unprecedented adventure of trekking, mountain biking, river rafting and high-altitude camping; Leh’s neighbouring valleys of ‘Nubra’ and ‘Markha’ count amongst the most popular trekking destinations.
Arrival at Leh :
On arrival at Kushok Bakula airport in Leh (situated at a height of 3,500 meters), the Guests will meet our tour representative and shall be transferred to the hotel. Leh Flight is considered one of the most sensational flights in the world. The day is for acclimatizing oneself with the weather and high pressure of Ladakh region.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at hotel in Leh.
Leh Sightseeing :
Post breakfast, Guests shall proceed for Shey Palace and Gompa, Thiksey Monastery, Stok Palace Museum and Stok Palace.
Shey Palace, the erstwhile royal residence of the Ladakh monarchs, is the main attraction of Shey. The palace was built by King Deldan Namgyal in 1655 AD. Namgyal also made Shey his summer capital. It offers views of a vast expanse of the spectacularly sighted surrounding valleys of Thiksey. Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally impressive gompa. There are several temples in this gompa, containing images, stupas and wall painting of Buddha which are exquisite. Stok Palace Museum (14 kms – South east of Leh) is where the present day royal family resides. Stok Palace Museum was built in the year 1825, by King Tespal Thondup Namgyal. At present the place has a collection of royal dresses, crowns and other royal artifacts which are open for travelers to view such as to understand the rich cultural heritage of the place. Stok Palace is the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Transfer to Nubra Valley via Khardung La Pass :
After an early breakfast, Guests begin their transfer to Nubra Valley via Khardung - la Pass which is situated at a height of 18360 ft and is considered as the highest motorable pass of the world. Guests arrive at Khalsar & check in at the Camp.
Visit Hunder Village, which is a small village where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. Hunder lies on the ancient silk route. Hunder is most popular for the camel rides. Bactrian Double-humped Camels are used for safaris on sand dunes.
Also visit the Diskit Monastery and Statue of Maitreya Buddha. Diskit Monastery is the major attraction in the Nubra Valley and is the oldest and largest in the region. Close to the Monastery lies an impressive statue of Jampa Buddha. This Statue has become one of the prime attractions for tourists and is deeply appreciated for its architecture. Facing the Shyok River, the statue sits tall with a height of 32 meters and was constructed with the help of the natives of the valley.
Dinner and Overnight stay at the Camp in Khalsar.
Transfer to Pangong Lake via Shyok (New route) :
Guests take an early breakfast at the camp and begin transfer to Pangong Lake via Shyok.
This direct route from Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso has now become more popular in the recent years. Drive from Nubra to Pangong via Agham - Shyok and continue the drive to Pangong.
The drive takes Guests through Durbuk and Tangtse village situated in the Changthang region of Ladakh.
Pangong Lake is a salt water body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the widest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy the outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see the seven colour formations in the crystal clear salt water lake. All together it covers 604 km2. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. One will see numerous ducks and gulls over and on the lake surface.
Dinner and overnight stay at Camp in Pangong.
Transfer to Leh via Chang La :
Early morning, one can enjoy a photo-session around the lake or be at leisure to enjoy the stillness of nature. Post breakfast, Guests start the drive back to Leh through Changla Pass at (17,586 feet) which is the third highest pass. After crossing Changla Pass, one will get to see the picturesque villages of Shakti and Chemrey Monastery. Arrive at Leh and check in to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Leh
Departure from Leh :
After the Guest has breakfast, we shall begin with the transfer to the airport.