16 Apr Discover Ladakh -7n/8d
Khardongla Pass, Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, Hemis monastery, Thiksey monastery.
Overview: In the true sense of discovering Ladakh, this tour has a beautiful combination of most of the popular destinations of Ladakh, be it monasteries, Lakes, Passes or valleys.
Day 1 : Delhi – Leh
Arrive at Kushok Bakula airport Leh situated at 3500m altitude, met by our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Leh city 3 to 4 km. On arrival at the hotel welcome drink and then proceed to your rooms and take fullday at rest to acclimatize yourself completely to the high altitudes of Ladakh which is must. Evening easy walk to Leh bazaar. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2: Leh – Alchi/Ule
Morning drive to Alchi 68km enroute visit Magnetic hill, sangam of Indus & Zanskar Rivers which are the two major rivers in Ladakh & followed by visit to the magnificent Basgo Castle. Afternoon on arrival in Alchi village checkin at the Hotel and later visit the 1000 year old miniature paintings of Alchi monastery which is among the top 7 national heritage monuments in India. Evening relax and stroll around the village. Overnight at the Hotel..
Day 3: Alchi /Ule – Leh
Morning pack-up and drive to visit to Lamayuru Monastery 60km & the Lunar like landscapes near Lamayurur village. By later afternoon arrive at Leh and checkin at the hotel. Later in the evening drive to visit Shanti Stupa .Overnight at the hotel in Leh.
Day 4 : Leh – Nubra Valley :
Morning drive to Nubra Valley 125km/ 4-5 hrs crossing Khardongla Pass 18360 ft, the world highest motorable pass. Afternoon visit Diskit monastery, 110ft Giant statue of Maitreya Buddha and the white sand dunes with perhaps a Camel Safari(on direct payment) on the double humped camels which are found only in Nubra as far as India is concerned. Overnight at Nubra.
Day 5 : Nubra Valley – Leh :
Morning visit Samstanling Monastery and then drive back to Leh 155 kms/ 5-6 hrs via Khardongla pass. Evening free in Leh bazaars for last minute shopping, in Leh items like pure Pashmina shawls, good pearls, Chinese cutleries and beautiful Ladakhi wooden handicrafts can be purchased. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : Leh to Pangong Lake :
After breakfast drive to Pangong Lake 135 km / 4400m east of Leh crossing Changla Pass 17500ft and driving via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh and perhaps one of the most amazing lakes in Asia which changes its colour 4 – 5 times a day. Afternoon explore the lake and enjoy a romantic walk along the lake. Overnight at Pangong.
Day 7: Pangong – Leh. :
Members can enjoy early morning photo-shoots of the lake which looks great, breakfast and then drive back to Leh. If desired members can visit Hemis Monastery 5 km across Indus river near Kharu, and Thiksey Monastery. On reaching Leh guests are free at leisure for last minute shopping etc. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 8: Leh – Delhi (Flight) :
Morning transfer to KBR airport to board flight for Delhi.