Ladakh serves as the perfect destination for those who want to live a life of adventure with a perfect escape to tranquillity. The journey is filled with most spectacular views, and the scenic views of Zanskar valley amaze you. The drive over the mighty Khardungla will unfold the thrill of Ladakh. The panoramic views of Nubra Valley and the starry view of the night at Pangong makes sure to amaze you. The landscape of Tsomoriri is breathtaking and entirely out of this world. The stunning views of snow-capped hills in Tanglang la will add beautiful color to your journey. What could be better than this 7 nights/ 8 days journey which allows any traveler to explore the mystical land of Ladakh?.
date_range 7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Leh
Welcome at Leh airport from where you'll be transferred to hotel in private vehicle. Check-in at the hotel. Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important before doing any activity so we take rest till noon. In the afternoon, you can venture out to the city market for a casual stroll (No transport will be Provided for Market). In evening, return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Tip: At the height of 10,000 ft., oxygen level is dropped and carelessness can lead to AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). It is strictly advisable to rest and stay hydrated in order to acclimatize yourself. You can find the details here on how to prevent AMS -
Day 2: Local sight-seeing in Leh up to Alchi
Wake up lazy morning. Post breakfast and some leisure, we’ll head towards Leh - Srinagar highway. The drive further is one of the most spectacular journeys you will have. From the mountains formed by amalgamation of various types and textures of rocks to the dazzling Zanskar Valley accompanying you all along the journey, this route gives you an absolute picturesque landscape. Enroute, we’ll visit the famous Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Confluence point (Sangam), and Hall of Fame. We’ll continue our journey towards Alchi - Visit the Alchi Monastery (the only monastery amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop). Return to Leh in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
*Optional - White Water River Rafting in Zanskar River (from Phey to Nimmo) - can be arranged if you want to (charges need to be paid on the spot).
Day 3: Leh – Enroute Khardungla – Nubra Valley (5-6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast at the hotel, brace yourself for the splendid drive over the mighty Khardung La – the 2nd highest motorable pass in the world at a height of 5602 M/ 18,380 ft. Over the route, the road dramatically plunges and Shyok and Nubra Rivers unfold, magically. You move on via Diskit to reach the white sands of Hunder. After freshening up, visit the Diskit monastery, which is believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley, and enjoy the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra.
Day 4: Nubra – Pangong Tso via Shyok / Warila (6-7 hrs. Journey one way)
Post breakfast, we’ll continue our journey towards Pangong Tso via Warila / Shyok village. Enroute explore the mound of earthen monastic dwellings, crowned by the Gompa. The valley is blessed with a beautiful stream flowing through it, originating from the lake, giving a greenish tincture to the otherwise dry landscape around. Apart from flora this area is rich in fauna too. You can see a lot of Himalayan Marmots around the area. However, the main attraction of this circuit is the grand Pangong Tso, which you would reach by early evening. The mesmerizing beauty and the fantastic view of Tso places it a league above anything you have seen so far. Dinner and overnight stay near Pangong.
Day 5: Pangong to Leh - Visit Shanti Stupa (5-6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast and some leisure, drive your way back to Leh. Enroute we’ll visit the Sindhu Ghat and Thiksey monastery followed by Shey Palace and Druk White Lotus Rancho School. Reach Leh in the evening from where we'll head to Shanti Stupa - bask in the peace amidst this hilltop Stupa and revel in the panoramic view of the city. The sunset is the perfect backdrop you wished for. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 6: Leh to Tsomoriri - The Road Less Taken / 7-8 hrs. Journey
Check-out after breakfast and we’ll head on the route famously known as road less traveled. The fact that this route is so less taken already makes it feel like some exotic land. The colors of the mountains and the salt marches only add to the scene. Reach Tsomoriri in the evening. You can visit Korzok monastery at Tsomoriri which lies on the western bank of the lake. The landscape is out of this world as you reach the shore, the mountains welcome you, gentle waves invite you the extravaganza and the clouds don't want to be left out, they will create some drama too! Sit on the white sand and enjoy the serenity of the place. Dinner and overnight stay in Tsomoriri.
Day 7: Back to Leh via Tanglang La (Leh - Manali highway / 7-8 hrs. Journey)
In the morning after a leisurely breakfast, we’ll continue our journey towards Leh. Cross Puga Sumdo and then follow the road across the Polokongka Pass (4920 mtrs) crossing Tsokar Lake which is the home of the Changa nomads and support many rare wildlife species. Take a pit stop at Tanglang La (5,328 m / 17,480 ft.) on Leh - Manali highway offering a panoramic view of the snow capped hills and the valley beneath. If you're lucky, you'll get to experience the snowfall here. Reach Leh in the evening. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 8: Bid the fairy land good bye
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to airport to board the flight back to home.
Accommodation for 7 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. Rooms on double sharing basis at all the locations.
All ex-Leh airport transportation in private vehicle (Innova / Xylo). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary. Airport pick-up and drop included.
Meals included: 7 Breakfast & 7 Dinner - veg only at all the locations
Wildlife and environmental fee in Leh
Permits for Nubra, Pangong & Tsmoriri
Oxygen Cylinder in cab for Nubra, Pangong & Tsmoriri
First aid Box in cab in case of any emergency
All applicable taxes
*Note - Package cost mentioned is valid for minimum 4 adults traveling together
Meal plan: Lunch
English Speaking Driver
Rafting charges in Leh
Camel ride charges in Nubra
Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be charges extra.
* Entry fee to monuments, monasteries, parks, etc.
* Medical expenses
* Personal tips, gratuities, laundry, etc.
* Any kind of recreational / adventure activity not mentioned in Inclusions
* Any kind of insurance
* Anything not specifically mentioned in Cost Includes.
* Any Change in plan or loss of property or life due to unforeseen conditions like landslides, roadblocks, curfew, Political Disturbance, etc.
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