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Explore Ladakh Tour, From The Eyes Of A Beach Buff

Explore Ladakh Day Wise Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH.

Meals:- Dinner

On arrival at Leh Airport “Kushok Bakula Rinpoche” you will be met by our representative. Drive to Hotel for Check-in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize followed by Welcome tea or Coffee at the Hotel. Evening Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 02: LEH TO SHAM VALLEY (80 KMS / 4-6 HRS)

Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner

Dinner After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas. A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. Further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River. Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery. Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region.

As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya. It is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh. After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus. Or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang en route visiting Ridzong Monastery. There is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further.

Check in at our camp/hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 03: SHAM VALLEY TO LEH VIA LAMAYURU (180 KM / 05 – 06 HRS)

Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner

Post breakfast you drive to the 11th Century Lamayuru Monastery en route visiting the mesmerizing Moon Landscapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides. On your return drive to Leh, you first visit the Alchi Gompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. After visiting Alchi we drive back to Leh. Finally, you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.

DAY 04: LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,380 FT. (120 KM / 4 – 5 HRS)

Meals:- Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we 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 / 18,380 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, we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can 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.

Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel.

DAY 05: NUBRA VALLEY – LEH (120 KM / 4 – 5 HRS)

Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner

After an early breakfast, we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder. Where you have an opportunity to ride on a bacterial camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow-capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes beside 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 are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskitis famous for it’s the tallest statue of

Diskitis famous for it’s the tallest statue of Maitreya Buddha in Ladakh, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh, you will check into your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. In the evening you can stroll around the marketplace for some last minute souvenir shopping.

DAY 06: LEH TO PANGONG LAKE – 13,930 FT. (160 KM / 4 – 5 HRS – ONE WAY)

Meals:- Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Full day trip, after early morning breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake en route visit Thiksey morning pooja, where one can see the monks on their daily routine through Changla pass (17,586 ft) world third highest motorable road in the world. After 2 hrs of the drive, you reach to Changla pass, stop for a short period for photography. Drive ascending towards Pangong reach Tangtse where you can relax with a cup of tea/ coffee.

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 13,930 feet. This famous high altitude Lake of Pangong is 5- 8Kms wide and over 140 Km long with 30 % in India and 70% in China. This large, serene lake forms a brilliant color variation including deep blue, dark green, turquoise, etc. After spending some time at lake drive back to Leh via the same route. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07: PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (180 KMS / 5-7 HRS)

Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of the lake and later we drive back to Leh en route visiting Hemis monastery, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyut Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

DAY 08: LEH – CHUMATHANG – TSOMORIRI (240 KM / 06 – 07 HRS)
Meals:- Breakfast Lunch and Dinner In the morning leave for Tsomoriri Lake en route 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 Chumathang, which is famous for medical hot spring and people visit to this place for the medical bath.

From here a short drive will take you to Mahey bridge, the main checking point to enter to this new area. On the way visit, Sumdah village and another 55 km drive will take you to Tsomoriri. The Tsomoriri Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. Recently opened to foreigners due to the proximity of the Chinese boarder, the Changthang is a land of wilderness and magnificent landscapes, Tsomoriri Lake is also the breeding ground for numerous species of birds like the bar-headed goose, crested grebe, the Brahmini duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown-headed gull. The Tsumori Lake is 8 km wide and 28 km long. Upon arrival, we check in at our camp for overnight.

DAY 09: TSOMORIRI – TSOKAR – TAKLANGLA (17,586 ft)– LEH (240 KMS / 8 HRS)

Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner

After an early breakfast, we check out from our camp and visit Korzok village with its houses and its Gompa appearing like a mirage. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. Later we drive to Tsokar, The nomadic people Changpas are a most outstanding feature of this area. They can be seen moving from one place to other grazing herds of goats, sheep, and yaks. Changpas pass their days with their animals and move with their flocks, their only wealth from pasture to pasture according to changing the season.

Their flocks, their yaks, and goat’s hair furnish the raw material of which they make their ropes, their clothes, and shoes. All day long men and women are busy milking, churning the milk into butter, making ropes, weaving mats and other fabrics. These people have been completely beyond the pale of all civilizing influences. Even towards the fag end of the twenty-first century, they belong to a primitive pre-historic age, The Drive is scenic and Tsokar lake is one of the best. And after spending some time we proceed further to Leh. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Leh.

DAY 10: DEPART LEH (FLY OUT).

Meals:- Breakfast

After early morning breakfast transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination. Fly back with the sweet memories of Ladakh.

Additional information

NameExplore Ladakh
Duration09 Nights/10 Days
Pick up PointLeh Airport
Drop PointLeh Airport
DestinationLeh/Sham Valley/Khardungla Pass/Nubra valley/Pangong Tso/Tsomoriri
Package Category  Leh Hotel

 05 nights

 Nubra Valley

 01 night

 Pangong lake

 01 night

 Tsomoriri

 01 night

 Sham valley

 01 night

 

 

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INCLUSIONS:-

  • Transfers from Leh Airport to Hotel & Vice Versa
  • Non Alcoholic (i.e. juice, Tea/ Coffee) Welcome Drink on arrival in Hotel.
  • Accommodation on Twin/triple/Quad Sharing basis for 09 nights.
  • MAP Meal Plan – 6 Breakfast and 6 Dinners at Leh and Sham valley. AP Meal Plan at Nubra, Pangong, Tsomoriri – 03 Breakfast , 03 Lunch , 03 Dinners
  • Individual A/C cab for 10 Days sightseeing & transfers
  • Inclusive of all the Taxes (Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Green Tax.).
  • Check-In time 12:00 noon & Check-Out time at 10:00 am.
  • All hotel current taxes.
  • Inclusive of all the Taxes(Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Green Tax Fuel Exp. and Driver Exp. Etc.

Exclusions

4.50 % Govt. Service Tax Extra.

Air fare / Train fare.

Any personal expensive – laundry , shopping , tip etc.

Monument entrance fee / Camera fees.

Any adventure activity boating, trekking, horse riding.

Meals other than specified.

Any Service not mentioned under the head Inclusions.

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