Welcome to Ladakh Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range…
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Welcome to Ladakh
Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture.
|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Regional Language||Ladakhi, Tibetan, Hindi, Balti, Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LEH
On arrival meet and assist our representative and proceed to hotel for check in. Leh is dotted with stupas and crumbling mud – brick houses, the old town is dominated by a dagger of sleep rocky ridge topped by an imposing Tibetan – style palace and fort. Afternoon proceed t visit Shanti stupa and Leh palace, later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2: TOUR OF HEMIS, THIKSEY AND SHEY MONASTERY
After breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45 kilometers west of Leh; Hemis is the largest
and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit
Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially
noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall
which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk.
After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shay Palace the former summer palace of
the King of Ladakh. Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
DAY 3: DRIVE OVER – NUBRA VALLEY AND HUNDUR SAND DUNES
Check-out from the hotel after breakfast and drive over Khardungla -the World's highest motorable road
at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow-capped peaks and the mountain views are
amazing. The road then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of
world records, drive through the Valley which is extremely beautiful for photography. Nubra Valley is the
Oasis of Ladakh as you see some colourful trees in this region. Later reach your camp site and visit the Sand
Dunes. "You are likely to get a sight of double-humped bacterian camels, enjoy time at the Sand Dunes of
Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 4: DRIVE BACK TO LEH THROUGH LAKES AND DISKIT MONASTERY
After breakfast, proceed to Diskit monastery, which is 515 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic
view of the valley. Later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market and giant Buddha
Statue. Proceed for the tour of Samsthaling, Panamik, Yaraptso Lake along with the splendid view of the
Karakoram Himalayan Range. Samsthaling is situated on the mountainside just above sumur. This was the
route taken by the trade caravans, and Panamik, the last village on this circuit, was at that time a busy
centre, the last major settlement before the caravans. Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once
again and reach Leh. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh.
DAY 5: PANGONG LAKE
After breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motor-able road in the world. Pangong Lake is the highest salt-water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing colours and fascinating high-altitude of the Lake. Witness the total silence which creates an incomparable meditative atmosphere, also enjoy the spectacular view of colour-changing lake during different hours of the day. Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Pangong Lake.
DAY 6: DRIVE BACK TO LEH
After breakfast, drive back to Leh and check-in at hotel. Spend evening at leisure or explore the colourful
bazaars of Leh city. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM LEH
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Leh airport for return flight.
End of tour
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with Breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Guide service where ever mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel by A/C vehicle as per the tour itinerary
- Toll and parking charges
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Entrance fees for sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
- Government service tax calculated at present 5%
- Flight ticket charges
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips, Liquor et
- All other meals which is not mentioned in the above Itinerary.
- Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like. Landslides, road blocks et (to be borne by the client directly)
- Travel insurance
- Any other costs not mentioned under “includes” header.