BEST OF LADAKH

Leh - Indus Valley – Nubra Valley –Pangong Lake (6 nights / 7 days)

Day 1: Arrival Leh by morning flight and transfer to the hotel. After welcome tea/ coffee/ breakfast on arrival, take complete rest for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh
(11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). In the late afternoon drive to the city centre for an orientation walk in the markets, followed by a visit to Shanti Stupa. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: The morning is at leisure for adjustment to the high altitude and rarefied air of Ladakh. After leisurely breakfast, visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery and Stok Palace Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: after breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft - highest motorable pass in the world). After descending from the pass, drive on to Tirit / Tegar and check into a fixed camp. Post lunch, you can go on a sightseeing around Sumoor village including Samstaling monastery. Dinner and overnight at the camp/hotel.

Day 4: In the morning, drive to Deskit (headquarters of Nubra) for sightseeing of Deskit, Hundar and the Sand Dunes. Later drive back to Leh, reaching in the late afternoon. Rest of the day free to explore the local markets. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Note: The Nubra Valley tour can also be done by driving first to Deskit or Hundar for sightseeing & night stay in fixed camp or Hotel/Guest House while the next day the Sumoor-Samstaling area can be visited before driving back to Leh. (NIGHT STAY)

Day 5: Early departure (6 AM) for Pangong Lake (approx. 300 kms round trip) via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft.). Pangong Lake (alt: 14,500 ft.) is 4-5 kms wide and over 135 kms long, about two-third of which lies on the other side of the Indo-China Border. After sightseeing and lunch at the lakeside, drive back to Leh, reaching in the late afternoon / evening. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Full-day tour of the Alchi-Likir circuit; visiting the 15th century Likir Monastery and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex of Ladakh and famous for its paintings and architecture. After sightseeing and lunch here, drive back to Leh, en-route visiting Magnetic Point, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, the 'Temple of Guardians' (or Gon-khang) in Spituk monastery, which is revered by Hindu devotees as Kali-Mandir and Hall of Fame. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home with sweet Memories.




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