Dramatic mountains & landscapes, vibrant cultures & rich Buddhist heritage make Ladakh a popular holiday destination. Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. The stark mountains; the moody sky; the sparse yet mesmerizing meadows; the whimsical rivers; the exotic lakes; and the challenging high altitude passes – you have to be in Ladakh to get intoxicated by all these shades of nature. The roof of India, Ladakh is unparalleled land that honestly requires no introduction.
Nubra Valley is at 150 km north from the main town of Leh and it a high altitude desert with stunning landscape. There are several ancient Gompas and palaces which are famous tourist attractions. The nearby villages are a great way to enjoy the beautiful view of the valley while taking a stroll. Moreover, The 32- meters high statue of Maitreya Buddha is the landmark of the valley and a famous tourist attraction too.
Pangong Tso Tibetan for “high grassland lake”, also referred to as Pangong Lake
Our Enchanting Ladakh Tour covers the most stunning locations, monasteries, gompas and palaces which deliver a truly memorable holiday experience.
Itinerary: Leh – Alchi – Uleytokpo – Lamayuru – Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake – Leh
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL LEH
Arrival at Leh airport and transfer to the Hotel. Full day is t leisure to acclimatize yourself because of high altitude of Leh as it is 3500 Mtrs above the sea level. In the evening you will be visiting Leh Bazaar. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02 : LEH
Full day excursion to visit Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. It is quite interesting to visit the Thicksey monastery early in the morning to see “praying ceremony”. Also visit one of the biggest monasteries of Leh “Hemis”. On the way back visit Shey Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03 : LEH – SPITUK – ALCHI – ULEYTOKPO (80 KM, 3 HOURS)
After breakfast in the morning leave for Uletokpo camping which is one of the most beautiful camping in the Ladakh region. En-route visit Spituk Monastery. Continue drive to visit Alchi monastery. It is the only monastery in the Ladakh on flat ground. By the lunch time, you will reach Uletokpo. In the Evening, enjoy sitting on the bank of river coming down from the Ridzong side. Overnight stay at camp.
DAY 04 : ULETOKPO – LAMAYURU – LEH (180 KM, 6 HOURS)
Leave Uletokpo and drive towards Lamayuru via Khaltsi. Which is the oldest monasteries of ladakh region. This monastery was founded in the 10th Century. Late afternoon drive back to Leh for overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 : LEH – NUBRA VALLEY (125 KM, 5 HOURS)
After the breakfast at the hotel drive to Nubra Valley with lunch box along. The Nubra valley lies in the north of leh and is accessible over the Khardungla pass 5600 Mtrs which is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The valley is on the trade route from leh to Khangar via Samsar and Karakoram passed. Enroute visit Disket and Hundar monastery. On arrival check in at Camp for overnight stay there.
DAY 06 : NUBRA – KHARDONG LA – LEH (130 KM, 5 HOURS)
After breakfast at the camp, drive to Leh with lunch box along. En route stop at Khardungla Pass ( 5359 m ) – world’s highest motorable pass. Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Chinese Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually.
Continue drive to Leh. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping and independent activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07 : LEH – PANGONG LAKE – LEH (320 KM)
After the Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive at Pangong the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Packed or Hot Lunch. Enjoy the beauty of lake on Banks of the Lake while appreciating the changing Colors of fascinating high altitude Lake.
Drive back to Leh by same route. Overnight stay.
DAY 08 : DEPARTURE
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to catch flight for onward destination.
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