Ladakh, the erstwhile Buddhist kingdom is spectacularly jagged. Arid mountains, dramatically crowned rocky outcrops, picturesque gompas, meditational mani walls and multi hued flags are few of the many sites that exemplify the beauty of Ladakh. The well balanced traditional society of Ladakh has much to offer the West in terms of ecological awareness. Ladakh is a magnificent and an unexplored wonderland of the Himalayas. It is one place that is considered as a heaven by everyone who is on a lookout to satiate their indomitable love for adventure. Besides trekking in Ladakh, you can indulge in a series of adventure sports such as biking, water rafting, safaris, etc. Also known as the ‘Land of Passes, Ladakh forms an alluring part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Situated at an elevation of 2750 – 7672 meters above sea level, Ladakh is indeed blessed with incredible topography that comprises of hilly terrains, high altitude peaks and the lush green grasslands. Adventure fanatics from across the globe visit Ladakh as there are plethora of trek trails and trekking options available here.
After reaching Leh airport (on your own), you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the day in the hotel for rest and acclimatization. Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh
Ladakh Himalayan Retreat is located a kilometer away from the Main Bazaar on Fort Road. It has 16 well furnished rooms and 1 suite & 2 Junior Suite with all modern amenities. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, the hotel has magnificent views of Shanti Stupa and Stok Khangri Leh Palace. Offering a restaurant, Ladakh Himalayan Retreat is located in Leh. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. You can enjoy mountain view from the room. Extras include bed linen. At Ladakh Himalayan Retreat you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a ticket service and a tour desk. The property offers free parking.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing on the Leh – Srinagar Highway. Visit the Hall of Fame This is a museum maintained by the Indian Army showcasing their strength during the different wars fought, Kali Mata Temple & Gurudwara Patthar Sahib supposed to be built to mark the visit of Guru Nanak Dev to this area. Proceed further and experience the effects of Magnetic Hill which is set to defy the law of gravity and admire the confluence of holy Indus & Zanskar. Visit Basgo & Alchi Monasteries. Overnight stay in Uleytokpo / Alchi
After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass. This road is considered to be the highest motorable road of the world. After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra. After Hotel check-in, enjoy Camel Safari in the evening. Overnight stay in Nubra
The De Nubra Camp is located near Habib Guest House in Hunder valley, just outside Disket. It provides stunning views of the famous silver sand dunes and Disket Chamba with spectacular sunrises each morning. Cultural shows are held every evening close to the camp site. The tents used at the camp site are well-equipped with modern facilities and a private porch (verandah) to help you relax as you drink in the dramatic landscape. Each tent has a spacious en suite bathroom with running hot and cold water. The camp is run by professionally trained staff who are warm and hospitable to provide you a sense of home in Nubra.
After Breakfast drive to Turtuk, after sightseeing drive back to Nubra , Overnight at Hotel . Turtuk is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located in the Nubra tehsil, 205 km from the Leh town, on the banks of the Shyok River. Turtuk gram panchayat is the northernmost village of India. Turtuk was under Pakistan's control until 1971, after which India gained control of this strategic area. It is predominantly a Muslim village, and residents speak languages including Balti, Ladakhi and Urdu. Turtuk is the last outpost in India after which the Pakistan-controlled Gilgit-Baltistan begins. Turtuk is one of the gateways to the Siachen Glacier
We will start the day following the same route towards Leh till we reach Khalsar. From the Agyam bridge, we will take the left route which leads us to the villages of Shyok and Durbuk. The route is scarcely used for commuting so you will not find any heavy traffic on any day. Some patches are bad but the experience will be great. The road after Shyok is good but very steep. After Durbuk, take left towards Tangtse and follow the traditional route. Drive further to Pangong Lake one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Situated at 14000 ft, more than half of the lake is within Chinese Territory and only one third part lies in India. Explore the lake area, might catch some rare wildlife.
TIH Pangong Delight Camp is set in Spangmik. The property features mountain views. Speaking English and Hindi at the reception, staff are willing to help at any time of the day. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is 99 mi away.
After an early breakfast, visit sightseeing places like Shey, Thiksey, and then proceed to Pangong via Changla Pass (17,586 feet) and the third highest pass of the world. Pangong Lake is a salt water body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven colour formations in the crystal clear salt water lake. Overnight stay in Pangong
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing on the Leh – Srinagar Highway. Visit the Hall of Fame This is a museum maintained by the Indian Army showcasing their strength during the different wars fought, Kali Mata Temple & Gurudwara Patthar Sahib supposed to be built to mark the visit of Guru Nanak Dev to this area. Proceed further and experience the effects of Magnetic Hill which is set to defy the law of gravity and admire the confluence of holy Indus & Zanskar. Return back to Leh for an overnight stay
Departure Leh, transfer from Leh Hotel to Leh Airport. Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to back home
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