LADAKH: Hidden over high passes in an arid, largely treeless rain shadow, Ladakh boasts
of a classic Trans Himalayan scenery: huge khaki-coloured valleys and harsh rock walls
brought alive by the occasional splash of irrigated green. Traditional Tibetan Buddhist
culture remains intact here, with beautiful monasteries that burst into life during dance
festivals that have changed little in over 500 years. This contains everything an adventure
lover wants – epic treks, sparkling high-altitude mountain lakes and a well developed
backpacker infrastructure based around the capital, Leh.
Day 1: Arrival in Leh
On arrival at Leh airport meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Remainder of the day will be for rest, to acclimatize. Since you are reaching an altitude of 4000 mtrs approximately from 200 mtrs in just one hour’s time, you may be excited and would want to explore everything on your very first day. However, it is your body which needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We sincerely suggest that you rest on the first day for body acclimatization. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Visit Sangam, Gurudwara pathar sahib, Hall of Fame, Magnetic hill
In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Sangam (Confluence).
En route visit Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. Visit Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River.
The Sangam (Confluence): Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers lies in Ladakh at Nimu. The Indus runs through Ladakh all along by your side serving as a constant companion and you feel a sense of respect for this lifeline of the people of Ladakh, especially since Ladakh experiences rainfall of only 2 to 3 inches throughout the year. Both Indus and Zanskar Rivers merge with each other as if they had flown all along just for that purpose. From this point on, beyond this Confluence of the two, the waters are regarded as the Indus River.
Magnetic Hill: Can anyone ever imagine the movement of a vehicle up a steep mountain with its engines off? Reach Magnetic Hill to experience this
phenomenon which sounds unbelievable.Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurudwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the
founder Guru of the Sikh faith. On your way back, visit Ladakh Hall of fame.
Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame in Leh is a must visit for every individual of India. This is constructed by the Indian Army. You will find memorabilia, eminent defence personalities’ biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war and belongings of enemy soldiers found at war site.
Day 3: Leh to Nubra Valley Via Khardungla Pass: 140Km / 5 -6 Hours
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World’s Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass.
Khardung la Pass (18,380ft above sea level): It is not very often that one gets to drive on a road at an altitude of 18,380 feet. That is where Khardungla Pass, meaning the ‘Pass of Lower Castle,’ is located on the way from Leh to the Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It is the highest motorable road in the world as signs put up by the Border Roads Organization proudly proclaim.
Arrive Nubra Valley and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can also enjoy a camel ride here (Camel ride on direct payment basis).
Nubra Valley: Popularly called the orchard of Ladakh, Nubra valley offers a
graceful view of yellow and pink wild roses in summer and a carpet of wild
lavender in the post-monsoon season. You will definitely be overwhelmed to
see the Bactrian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes.
Thereafter, check in at comfortable Camp or Hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp or hotel.
Day 4: Nubra Valley to Leh 140 Kms / 5 – 6 Hours
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Diskit Monastery.Post the Diskit
Monastery, proceed for backward journey to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir and some shopping on your own. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Leh – Pangong Lake (approx. 140kms one way)
Morning after breakfast drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border.
Enroute you will cross Changla Pass, the third highest motorable road in the
Pangong Lake: The picturesque lake is one of the major draws of the LehLadakh valley. a location of several film shootings and known for its pristine waters surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, Pangong Lake is a prime tourist attraction. The long and narrow lake lies in the neighbourhood of the famous Chushul Mountains. The mirror-calm water is cold, clear and extremely salty. The lake is a breeding ground for a variety of birds. In the evening check in at your camps in Pangong. Dinner and overnight stay at the camps.
Day 6: Departure
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.
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