A visit to the magical lands of Leh and Ladakh will make you feel as if the heaven is whispering a spell on you. Take this 7-day vacation that seems like a scene straight out of the movies. Breathe in the mystic air of the mountains as spend moments at the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers. Experience the thrills while you are driving towards Magnetic Hill. Enjoy a camel safari on the back of a Bactrian Camel in the silver sand dunes of Nubra Valley that looks like a fairyland. Imbibe the spiritualism of Buddhist monasteries, visit imposing palaces and return home with souvenirs from the Leh Market.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival in Leh
Arrive at Leh Airport and drive to Leh hotel. Check in, freshen up and relax. In the evening, enjoy the surrounding beauty. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 – Leh – Nubra Valley (125 km / 4-5 hours)
Early in the morning, proceed to Nubra Valley by road, via Khardung La Pass. In the afternoon, explore the white sand dunes and enjoy a camel safari (on your own).
Day 3 – Nubra Valley – Leh (155 km / 5-6 hours)
In the morning, return to Leh via Khardung La Pass. In the evening, explore the local bazaars (markets) of Leh. Spend a pleasant night at the hotel.
Day 4 – Local Leh or White River Rafting: Phey to Nemo or Sham Valley Tour
After a hearty breakfast at 9:00 AM, proceed for a city tour in Leh and visit Shey Palace, Thikse Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Stok Monastery and Sindhu Ghat (one of the seven most sacred rivers in India). Also, visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, the market and visit a popular sunset spot that gives a panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay will be arranged at the hotel. OR Take a route with Grade II or III easy rapids that passes through mountains, many of them that have tiny hamlets and majestic, old monasteries nestled in the valleys. Start from Phey Village which is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Leh and ends in the Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nemo, at about 36 km from Leh. OR Relish breakfast early in the morning and drive to Alchi. En route, visit Likir Monastery, drive through the Magnetic Hill and also, visit the Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the Indus-Zanskar confluence.
Day 5 – Leh – Pangong Lake (135 km / 5-6 hours)
Start a full-day tour of Pangong Lake and en route, cross Chang La pass and drive through Durbuk and Tangtse villages, situated in the Changthang region of Ladakh. In the afternoon, explore the lake and its beautiful surroundings.
Day 6 – Pangong Lake – Leh (135 km / 5-6 hours)
Early in the morning, you may enjoy a photo-session around the lake. After a delectable breakfast, return to Leh and reach Leh by noon. In the afternoon, enjoy a shopping tour in the colourful local markets of Leh and spend a comfortable night at the hotel.
Day 7 – Departure from Leh
Early in the morning after a sumptuous breakfast, leave for the airport.