Trip title: Ladakh Insight | Destination: Ladakh | Type: culture | Duration: 07 nights/ 08 days | Grade: Easy | Max Attitude: 5604m/ 18380ft | Best time: May to Sep
Highlights: Leh city, Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa ,Nubra Valley Pangong Lake, Changla Pass, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, khardung- la Pass K Top, Nubra Valley, Alchi & Lamayuru monastery, Magnetic- hill, Gurudwara Pathar sahib
Overview: A part from experience the ancient monastic life Indus valley, one could get to explore the north of Ladakh lies nubra valley once it used to be the melting pot for silk route traders. Cross some of the world high passes including Khardung –la world highest motorable pass, explore one of the most beautiful high altitude lake on earth pangong which share by two countries India & China, explore the broken moon land at Lamayuru.
Day 01: Arrive Leh; 3505 Meters/ 11567 Feet
Arrive kushok bakula airport Leh – 3500m above sea level.Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 9:30 am. Half day at rest for acclimatization. Lunch at the hotel. After lunch drive to visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, later in the evening walk around local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Drive Sham Valley & Alchi – 70 Km:
After breakfast,carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground.Thereafter proceed to the Likir monastery to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you will be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues.Indus and Zanskar River Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting. Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo palace hiking only and further on to Leh hall of fame (which has a museum of the Kargil war memorabilia) Overnight stay at the hotel (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 03: Tour Of Khardungla Paas 18380 Ft. Nubra Valley And Hundur Sand
After breakfast drive to Nubra valley via Khardungla (highest motorable road in the world, 18380ft.) Arrive at Hundur by afternoon. Rest of the day, Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder villages and camel safari in sand dunes between Deskit and hunder village. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 04 – After Breakfast Proceed To Diskit Monastery Which Is 515 Years Old
After breakfast visit deskit monastery and drive back to Leh by same route, crossing khardungla pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Tour of Pangong Lake – It is the highest land locked lake (155 kms one way)
After early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500ft), through Changla pass 17,350 ft. it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake it is the highest salt water lake in the world, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 06: Pangong – Leh
Morning visit Lake at sunrise and drive back to Leh. Evening free for shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery 3 Idiot’s School Campus Sindhu Darshan.
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey monastery, located on a hill -lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit shey palace the former summer palace of the king of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit. Overnight stay at the hotel (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 08: Depart Leh
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.
|Leh||03 roses/Naro/ Cho Palace||The kaal omasila/ mansarover/ caravan centre/ Ladakh inn||Ladakh residency/ Shangri-la/ Spic n Span/ ladakh Palace premium||The Grand Dragon Zen Resort/ Ladakh Sarai Resort|
|Nubra||Nubra Sarai Camp/ Sand Dune Camp/ Apple Cottage||Nubra Sarai Camp/ Sand Dune Camp/ Apple Cottage||Hundur Sarai Yurt/ Hundur Resort/ Karma Inn Hotel||Mystic Earth Home/ desert Himalaya/ Organic Retreat|
|Pangong||Pangong Sarai Camp/ Shambhala Camp/ Royal Camp||Pangong Sarai camp/ Shambhala Camp/ Royal Camp||Pangong Sarai camp/ Shambhala camp/ royal camp||Pangong Hermitage Luxury Camp|
- Assistance upon arrival and departure
- Accommodation an twin sharing basis as per itinerary listed above or similar
- Accommodation on breakfast+ lunch +dinner (only packed lunch will be provided during long day trips)
- Return airport transfer along with all sightseeing by non Ac Innova / Xylo (06 Pax in Per Car, 08 Pax onward Vehicle will be Tempo Traveler)
- Environment fee
- All taxes
Cost does not Includes
- Airfares, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratuities, etc
- Extra hotel nights due to flight cancelations, extra expences incurred due to mishandled luggage, any insurance
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