So, if it has to be a vacation in India that’s to be lived in memories for a lifetime, it has to be LADAKH! The colorful monasteries, steep curves, snow-topped peaks, double humped camels, burning sun, freezing winds and a destination that comes straight out of the world of fantasies.
Bordered on the northwest with Pakistan, north with the Chinese province of Sinkiang and east with Tibet, stands this GIANT kingdom.
The photographers around the world await for the Rohtang pass to open up its jaws for the road trip, that takes you through the steep curves of Keylong, followed by riverside camps amidst mountains at Jispa, and the beautiful roads of Baralancha La that leaves you spell bound by its beauty. If you have time in hand, you definitely must hit the road trip, for this is the place where the journey would mean more than reaching the destination.
Once you are in Leh, relax and let your body acclimatize to this sudden change of altitude.
Be to the Khardungla pass, and feel proud to be at the highest motorable road of the world. Speak to the military men on the route, they have some inspiring stories to share and then head to the Nubhra valley. The major attractions here are White sand dunes and double humped camels for ride.
The another well known place to be is the color changing Pangong Tso lake located next to China border through Changla pass. You would be awfully smitten by the beauty of this “3 idiot’s” lake.
Life at Ladakh is characterized by intense spiritualities. When you are here, visit the monasteries of Alchi, Diskit & Hunder, Hemis, Lamayuru, Shanti Stupa, Spituk, Thiksey etc. Another thing to look here is the priceless antiques and art. You might even bump into students from different parts of the world, studying Buddhism here.
Other major attractions for the tourist worldwide have been the cycling , rafting and trekking expeditions at the region.
Even if you are an Indian traveler, this world would not be same like the people you have left behind. Take this road for this is less travelled.. this leads to a whole new unseen world.
Arrival at Leh Airport, you will be received & welcomed by our Representative before proceeding for Hotel Check-in. Since you have arrived by air, we strictly advise to relax & acclimitize with Leh weather & altitude. Take full day rest & gear up for upcoming journeys.
After early Breakfast, tighten your strings to travel towards Sham Valley visiting Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Sri pathar Sahib, Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Likir, Basgo & Alchi. You can also opt to add Grade 3+ River Rafting on this day. consult our Tour Planner for the same. Overnight at Ule/Alchi.
After Breakfast, visit Lamayuru Monastery before ending up the day to reach Kargil. Enroute you will cross fotu la , namika la & Mulbeik before arriving at Kargil. You can also visit 9m high Rock Sculpture of Buddha at Mulbek. Overnight at Kargil.
After Breakfast proceed for Rangdum, enroute giving a stop at Dhamsna, a must for photographers for capturing stunning landscapes. You can have view of nun-kun peaks in the valley. Check in at Rangdum Camps. Later visit Rangdum Monastery. Don’t exert your body here, except a few acclimitization walks.
After Breakfast, check out from Camps to drive further to Padum via Pensila (4450m)-the administrative capital of Zanskar. Check into Hotel/Guesthouse. Later visit Sani Gompa & the nunnery at Bardan. Overnight at Padum.
After Breakfast start return journey to Kargil. Arrive Kargil by evening. Overnight at Kargil.
After Breakfast, check out from Hotel, & proceed to Leh enroute visiting 30ft Long Maitreya Buddha, later visit Lamayuru, Likir & Alchi Monastery, followed by Magnetic Hill & Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib & Hall of fame. Enroute also check the confluence of Indus & Zanskar river called Sangam by locals. Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute. Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route. Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Deskit Monastery, Hot Water Springs, Panamik via confluence of Shyok & Nubra River across Sumoor. Return to Leh by Evening. Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, check out from Leh & proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Salt water Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft). Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Overnight at Camps.
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School. Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, you will proceed for an overnight stay across world’s highest Salt water Tsomorriri Lake- enroute passing Shey, Thiksey, Karoo & Upshi. Later you can stop by Chumathang Hot Water Springs before finally arriving at village Karzok. Overnight at Camps.
Today you will return to Leh via Tsokar, Tanglangla, Rumste,Upshi, Karoo before finally arriving the town. You can pay homage at Karzok Monastery before sstarting your return Trip. Overnight at Leh.
This is the nostalgic moment of the Tour when you have to bid adios to this beautiful place, knowing in your heart that one day you will come back here again.
After early Breakfast, checkout from Hotel & transfer to Airport for onward flight back home, with memories of