Day 01: Leh
You will be met upon arrival by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Take the remained of the day to rest and to get acclimatized to the place. Since you are reaching an altitude of 4000 metres approximately from 200 metres in just one hour’s time, you may be excited and would want to explore everything on your very first day. However, it is your body that needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We sincerely suggest that you rest on the first day for body acclimatization. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Leh
This morning, you will be taken on a full day tour of Monestries.
Day 03: Leh, Nubra Valley
Popularly called the orchard of Ladakh, Nubra valley offers a graceful view of yellow and pink wild roses in summer and a carpet of wild lavender in the post-monsoon season. You will definitely be overwhelmed to see the Bactrian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes. Thereafter, check in at Swiss comfortable Camp or Hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 04: Nubra Vally, Leh (Via Khardungla Pass)
After morning after Breakfast proceed for Diskit Monastery.
Diskit Monastery: One of the oldest temples of this area, the temple has a huge idol of Tsong-kha-pa, crowned with a Gelugpa yellow hat. The Diskit Gompa dates back to the 14th century and owes its inception to Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa.
Diskit Gompa has quite an interesting legend attached to it. It is believed that a Mongol demon once lived here and was considered to be a sworn enemy of Buddhism. He was annihilated near the monastery. However, even after his death, his body kept coming back to the monastery again and again. It is said that even today the wrinkled head and hand of the demon lie inside a temple of the monastery, which is filled with fierce Gods and Goddesses.
Post the Diskit Monastery, proceed for backward journey to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Take the evening to explore Leh bazaar for souvenir and some shopping on your own.
Day 05: Leh, Pangong Lake
In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, drive to to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Enroute, you will cross Changla Pass, the third highest motorable road in the world.
Pangong Lake: The picturesque lake is one of the major draws of the Leh-Ladakh valley. a location of several film shootings and known for its pristine waters surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, Pangong Lake is a prime tourist attraction. The long and narrow lake lies in the neighbourhood of the famous Chushul Mountains. The mirror-calm water is cold, clear and extremely salty. The lake is a breeding ground for a variety of birds. In the evening check-in at your camps in Pangong. Enjoy a delicious dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Pangong Lake, Leh
In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your camp in Pangong. Thereafter, proceed for your journey back to Leh. Upon your arrival in Leh, you may enjoy the evening at leisure and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07: Sham Valley Tour
The Sangam (Confluence): Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers lies in Ladakh at Nimu. The Indus runs through Ladakh all along by your side serving as a constant companion and you feel a sense of respect for this ifeline of the people of Ladakh, especially since Ladakh experiences rainfall of only 2 to 3 inches throughout the year. Both Indus and Zanskar Rivers merge with each other as if they had flown all along just for that purpose. From this point on, beyond this Confluence of the two, the waters are regarded as the Indus River.
Magnetic Hill: Can anyone ever imagine the movement of a vehicle up a steep mountain with its engines off? Reach Magnetic Hill to experience this phenomenon which sounds unbelievable.
Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurudwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith. On your way back, visit Ladakh Hall of fame.
Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame in Leh is a must visit for every individual of India. This is constructed by the Indian Army. You will find memorabilia, eminent defence personalities’ biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war and belongings of enemy soldiers found at war site.
Day 08: Ladakh, Departure transfer
The Ladakh vacations ends today. Depart on time for the Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi. Hope you have memories unlimited from this trip!