Ladakh, the erstwhile Buddhist kingdom is spectacularly jagged. Arid mountains, dramatically crowned rocky outcrops, picturesque gompas, meditational mani walls and multi hued flags are few of the many sites that exemplify the beauty of Ladakh. The well balanced traditional society of Ladakh has much to offer the West in terms of ecological awareness. Ladakh is a magnificent and an unexplored wonderland of the Himalayas. It is one place that is considered as a heaven by everyone who is on a lookout to satiate their indomitable love for adventure. Besides trekking in Ladakh, you can indulge in a series of adventure sports such as biking, water rafting, safaris, etc. Also known as the ‘Land of Passes, Ladakh forms an alluring part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.
After reaching Leh airport (on your own), you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the day in the hotel for rest and acclimatization. Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh
Just 5 kms from the Leh Airport, you will be in no time to the Hotel. Situated in the heart of Leh city, it takes just 10 minutes by foot to the Leh market. As our motto reads, your hospitality is our responsibility. You will experience amazing ambience and hospitability. With a spacious dining hall in the Hotel, you will get to enjoy a buffet meal in our restaurant.The picturesque view of the Leh
After breakfast drive to Sindhu Darshanand about 7 kms from Leh on the bank of the Historical Indus River. Later proceed to visit Shey Place, The ancient capital of Ladakh and Thiksay Monastery located on top of a hill; the Monastery is an excellent example of Ladakhi architecture. This contains several Stupas, Statues, Thangkas, Wall Paintings and a large pillar depicting Buddha's teachings. Later continue to drive to visit Hemis Monastery, which was built in 1630, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism and It houses some beautiful Wall Paintings, Thangka and several other historic objects. Later visit Stok Palace Museum . Return to Leh in the evening. Stay overnight in Leh.
After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass. This road is considered to be the highest motorable road of the world. After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra. After Hotel check-in, enjoy Camel Safari in the evening. Overnight stay in Nubra
The De Nubra Camp is located near Habib Guest House in Hunder valley, just outside Disket. It provides stunning views of the famous silver sand dunes and Disket Chamba with spectacular sunrises each morning. Cultural shows are held every evening close to the camp site. The tents used at the camp site are well-equipped with modern facilities and a private porch (verandah) to help you relax as you drink in the dramatic landscape. Each tent has a spacious en suite bathroom with running hot and cold water. The camp is run by professionally trained staff who are warm and hospitable to provide you a sense of home in Nubra.
We will start the day following the same route towards Leh till we reach Khalsar. From the Agyam bridge, we will take the left route which leads us to the villages of Shyok and Durbuk. The route is scarcely used for commuting so you will not find any heavy traffic on any day. Some patches are bad but the experience will be great. The road after Shyok is good but very steep. After Durbuk, take left towards Tangtse and follow the traditional route. Drive further to Pangong Lake one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Situated at 14000 ft, more than half of the lake is within Chinese Territory and only one third part lies in India. Explore the lake area, might catch some rare wildlife.
TIH Pangong Delight Camp is set in Spangmik. The property features mountain views. Speaking English and Hindi at the reception, staff are willing to help at any time of the day. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is 99 mi away.
After an early breakfast, visit sightseeing places like Shey, Thiksey, and then proceed to Pangong via Changla Pass (17,586 feet) and the third highest pass of the world. Pangong Lake is a salt water body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven colour formations in the crystal clear salt water lake. Overnight stay in Pangong
Departure Leh, transfer from Leh Hotel to Leh Airport. Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to back home
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