Ladakh is a destination which lures tourists with its high passes, gorgeous lakes, colourful monasteries and sheer cliffs. The air of Ladakh is filled with peace, tranquillity and adventure which is why it is also known as traveler’s Mecca. Experience the Ladakhi culture and try your hands on local cuisine on your visit to Leh. The excitement of riding on the second highest pass in the world, Khardungla cannot be put into words. Explore the colourful villages of Nubra Valley and collect souvenirs during the local sightseeing in Leh. The places in Alchi and Lamayuru will add to the precious experiences. This 6 nights/ 7 days will take you on a ride filled with adventure, surprises, and awesome memories.
date_range 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Leh
Welcome at Leh airport from where you’ll be transferred to your hotel in private vehicle. Check-in at the hotel. Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important journey before doing any activity so we take rest till noon. In afternoon, we’ll head to visit Shanti Stupa. Bask in the peace amidst this hilltop Stupa and revel in the panoramic view of the city. In evening, venture out to the city market in evening for a casual stroll. Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day. Visit the Leh Palace to study history about Ladakh if you’re interested. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Explore the Moonscape (Head to Lamayuru - 3 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast and some leisure, we'll start our journey to 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 the white snow clad peaks, this route gives you an absolute picturesque landscape. Enroute visit the famous Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Confluence point, etc. Now we'll continue our journey towards Lamayuru. Lamayuru has the Ladakh’s oldest monastery and is set in surreal surrounding also known as the Moonland, because of its topography. Reach Lamayuru in the evening. The location is perfect for stargazing - a shout out to the shutterbugs, get your cameras ready for night photography. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Back to Leh - Rafting in Zanskar River
Wake up lazy morning. Post breakfast and some leisure, we’ll retrace our steps back to Leh. Enroute make stop at Nemo where we’ll go for White Water River Rafting in Zanskar River also known as the Grand Canyon of Asia. Now continue your journey towards Leh. Enroute visit the Hall of Fame. Reach Leh in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Leh – Enroute Khardungla – “Nubra Valley”
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 5: Nubra– Pangong Tso via Shyok / Warila (6-7 hrs. Journey one way)
Post breakfast, begin your journey for the day, exploring the various villages of Nubra Valley. Retrace your steps past Diskit, to go to Khalsar. Walk your way to the ancient Gompa. Don’t forget to pack a lunch. Now drive 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 noon. The mesmerizing beauty and the fantastic view of Tso places it a league above anything you have seen so far. Overnight stay in Pangong.
Day 6: Pangong – Leh via Changla Pass (5-6 hrs. Journey)
After breakfast drive back to Leh. On the way back, visit the Sindhu Ghat, Shey and Thiksey monasteries. There is also a symbolic salute to the brave soldiers of the country. Witness traditional dance performances by local artists from various parts of the country. Then visit The Druk White Lotus School Rancho School. Reach Leh in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 7: Bid the fairy land goodbye
In morning after breakfast, bid the Ladakh region Goodbye and board the flight back to home.
Accommodation for 6 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. All rooms on Double sharing basis at all the locations.
All ex-Leh transportation in private vehicle (Xylo / Innova). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers strictly as per the itinerary. Airport pick-up and drop included.
- Leh – Hotel Kidar / Hotel Arya or similar – 3 nights
- Lamayuru - Dragon Hotel / Hotel Moonland Escape - 1 night
- Nubra – Apple Nubra cottage or similar (Swiss cottage camps stay – 1 night)
- Pangong – Royal camps / The Kora Pangong or similar (Swiss cottage camps stay – 1 night)
Meal Plan : MAP - Modified American Plan - Rooms with breakfast and Dinner (7 Breakfast and 7 Dinner - veg only (at all the locations).
Permits for Nubra valley and Pangong
Wildlife and environmental fee in Leh
All applicable taxes
Entry fee to monuments, monasteries, parks, etc.
Personal tips, gratuities, laundry, etc.
Any kind of recreational activity not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’
Any kind of insurance
Air fare to and fro hometown
Anything not specifically mentioned in Cost Includes.
Any Change is plan or loss of property or life due to conditions unforeseen like Flood, Earthquake, Political Disturbance, etc.
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