Day 01: Arrival Leh
On arrival at Leh airport, our executive will be there to receive you and transfer to your already booked hotel/Guest house for relaxation and acclimatization Check-in at the hotel/guest house and relax for some time. In the evening, you can visit the color full market of Leh. An overnight stay in the hotel/guesthouse.
Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis
On the second day, we will go on the sightseeing tour to explore some of the ancient monasteries in Leh. We will start with Shey Gompa and thereafter, visit the Thiksey Gompa and Hemis Gompa. Later return back to the hotel/guest house for a night stay. Shey Gompa is located approximately 15 km from Leh. Earlier it used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built at the beginning of 17’Th century AD by Deldan Namgyal. One of the main attractions in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Gompa is located close to Shey. It is about 17 km from Leh and is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh. It belongs to the Gelukspa order. Hemis is situated about 45 km south of Leh. It is one of the most famous and largest monasteries in Ladakh. It was founded in the early 17th century and belongs to the Drukpa order. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls.
Day 03: Leh – Khardung La – Nubra Valley (125 km / 5-6 hours)
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Nubra Valley. We will cross the world’s highest motorable pass Khardung la (18,380.fts) and enter the beautiful valley, which is famous for the ancient Caravan route to Central Asia and to places like Kashgar and Yarkand, the road was also known as the treaty road. Nubra literally means the “Valley of Flowers”. The double hump Bacterium Camel ride along in the sand dune is something one must experience. An overnight stay at the guest house/camp.
Day 04: Nubra Valley – Leh via Sumoor Gompa
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive back to Leh via Sumoor Gompa. Enjoy a night stay at the hotel in Ladakh.
Day 05: Leh Monastery Tour
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive for a full-day tour. We will visit Spituk Monastery, Kali Mata, Pather Sahib, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Zanskar – Indus River and Hall of fame. Later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 06: Leh – Pangong – Leh
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Pangong Lake through Changla pass (5486 Mts.). While climbing Changla pass, one can witness the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. Thereafter, we will cross the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Further, we will arrive in Durbuk and from there; we will take a short drive the western shore of the Lake. Here, one can enjoy the landscape on the backdrop of the lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of it running the other side of the India and China border. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon, we will drive back to Leh for an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 07: Leh – Delhi
Today in the morning after breakfast, we will transfer you to Leh airport to catch the flight for Delhi.