This tour leaves you with memories of a lifetime as you lose all sense of time and space amidst its jagged, imposing mountains, its snaking valleys and dunes, and it’s fascinating lakes and rivers. The itinerary takes you through the Khardung La pass at 18,380ft –which is the highest motor-able road in the world and also to the fascinating Magnetic Hill – where your car slides uphill on neutral! Enjoy views of the mesmerizing Pangong Lake and admire the singular architecture of Shey Palace as well as the various ancient monasteries. This six day tour across the dramatic landscape of Leh-Ladakh is sure to leave you fascinated, while our professional tour managers ensure your trip is a safe and comfortable one.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival at Leh
Fly to Leh. A representative will assist you at the Airport on arrival. Get aboard the waiting vehicle and transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Today the complete day is for rest and leisure to get you acclimatized. In the evening visit Leh Market & Shanti Stupa. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 2 – Leh (Full Day Excursion)
“Post breakfast we drive towards Kargil road and start our sightseeing with Hall of Fame near Leh, which is worth a visit for every citizen. It is a museum constructed by the Indian army. Next visit Kali Mata Temple and Spituk Gompa of Ladakh which dates back to the 11th century.
A three-chapel monastery, Spituk is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Leh. Gurudwara Patthar Sahib – nestled deep in the Himalayas, was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev.
A drive of another 4 km takes us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up further. Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, 4 km before Nimmu village. Return to the hotel, savour dinner and stay overnight at the Hotel.”
Day 3 – Leh to Nubra Valley (125 Kms / approx. 06 hrs)
“After an early breakfast we drive to NUBRA VALLEY, through KHARDUNG-LA the highest motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the valley of flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh range of Himalayas.
In the afternoon visit Hunder Monastery. Hunder is one of the remote villages in the Ladakh district of India’s northernmost State of Jammu and Kashmir. Lying close to the border between India and Pakistan in the north-western part of Ladakh, the village of Hunder comprises settlers that include Ladakhis and Tibetans. You can visit the SAND DUNES here to enjoy a camel safari (Optional on direct payment basis). Overnight stay at Nubra.”
Day 4 – Nubra Valley to Leh
After breakfast at the camp, visit Diskit Monastery en route to Leh. The Diskit Gompa of Leh Ladakh dates back to the 14th century and owes its inception to Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa. At the heart of Diskit Monastery is an elevated cupola, which stands adorned with a beautiful fresco that illustrates the Tashilhunpo Gompa of Tibet. There are a number of shrines inside the monastery’s complex, like Kangyu-lang, Tsangyu-lang, etc. Also, hundreds of Mongolian and Tibetan texts have found their storehouse inside these temples. 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. Afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 – Leh to Pangong Lake (approx. 06 hours)
“After an early breakfast, leave for the mesmeric Pangong Tso en route visiting Shey Palace. The Palace and Monastery of Shey, an impressive complex on a hill, was constructed on the orders of King Deldan Namgyal in 1655 AD. It houses one of the largest golden Buddha statues in the country.
After the visit, continue towards Pangong, passing through Changla pass, which is around 5360 metres high. Enroute Hot lunch, Pangong Lake, situated at 4267 metres above sea level, is famed for its serenity. A long narrow basin of inland drainage, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. Though open to tourists, the lake and its surrounding are under army surveillance.
Evening at leisure. After dinner, retire to your tented camp near Pangong Lake.”
Day 6 – Pangong Lake to Leh (140 km/approx. 06 hours)
“Post breakfast, you are free to explore, and capture the beauty of the lake in your cameras. Relish hot lunch and drive back to Leh, enroute visiting Hemis Gompa – the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. As soon as you reach Leh, check-in at the hotel and take some rest. After dinner, retire to your hotel room.”
Day 7 – Depart Leh (Fly Out)
Early morning, transfer to the airport. Depart from Leh to Delhi by flight. Upon arrival in Delhi, guests booked from other cities will remain in transit to board their onward connecting flights.