Leh – Ladakh
The High Altitude Desert dominated by Snowcapped Mountains and Deep Crystal Clear Lakes make Ladakh One of the Most Picturesque Places on the Earth. The Arid and Dramatic Mountains Enfold The Magical Land. Also The Unforgettable Landscapes are Breathtaking and The Adventurous Roads Leading to these adds the Thrill. Get yourself a chance To Explore the Remote and Beautiful Locations of this Region that Knows How to Preserve Its Culture So Well!! Ladakh Is Not An Experience. It’s A Feeling, Feeling of Heaven on the Earth.
Arrive at Leh from Delhi/Mumbai. Travel to Leh Hotel and rest.
Rest at hotel till lunch to get acclimatized with the high altitude of Leh. Local sightseeing in the afternoon (Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Leh Market). Dinner and stay at hotel.
Post 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 / 18,390 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. 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 stay. In the evening, you can stroll 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. Stay at the Camp/Hotel.
After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a double humped Mongolian camel 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 besides 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. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, 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 in to your Hotel. In the afternoon, you can rest and relax.
After an early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake enroute 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 to Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. 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 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgeiable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has airacted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & stay at the Camp.
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for dinner and stay.
Tour concludes. Our driver will take you to the airport for your further destination.
THE SAME PLAN CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED AS A BIKE RIDE TOUR.