Ladakh is a destination which lures the travelers with its craggy landscapes, towering peaks, colorful streets and warm culture. Star of Kashmir, Hotel Greenland, and Ibex hotel are some of the most comfortable places for a stay. The itinerary also includes the famous Zanskar Valley and a perfect sightseeing experience in Leh, and the scenic view of Pangong Tso Lake. The mesmerizing views of Nubra valley will definitely enchant you. This 8 nights/ 9 days Ladakh tour package is sure to make the bond between you and the nature stronger.
date_range 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar In morning after breakfast, bid the Ladakh region goodbye and head to Jispa in your private vehicle. Enroute visit the Morey Plains, Deepak Tal, Suraj Tal, Sarchu, Lahchungla, Baralacha, etc. Reach Jispa late in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Arrive at Srinagar Airport , Meet our driver / Representative waiting for you outside the airport . Meet & greet , Then Visit to Cheshma Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar collectively known as the Mughal Gardens are contribution of the great Mughal laid out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-lake in the heart of Srinagar city & Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock, thus providing panoramic view entire City, along with famous Dal-lake & river Jehlum, enroute visiting handloom centre famous for production of pashmina / Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned carpets. In everning head towards your hotel, check in the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil. (245 KM / 8 – 9 Hrs drive)
In early morning, after breakfast and check out the house boat, and drive to Wakha via Kargil, enroute stops include Sonamarg and Baltal hamlets, famous for rugged snow peaked meadows. Past Baltal cross over Zoji-La Pass (11,500 ft). We are in Drass valley with strikingly different landscape dotted with remote mud huts giving an impression that you really have traveled back in time. Lunch will be at midway (on own). After a passport check we continue on to Kargil . Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Kargil to Leh, Excursion in Sham Valley
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and continue your journey to Leh. On the way, visit the Lamayuru Monastery, then head to Nemo where you will observe the confluence of the river Indus and Zanskar. Head onward towards Leh stop over at the Magnetic Hills, Pathar sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame. Reach Leh by late afternoon and acclimatize for rest of the day. Overnight in Leh.
Day 4: LEH – Enroute Khardungla – “Nubra Valley
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can enjoy the camel ride (On Own). Later if time permits visit Hunder and Diskit monasteries and check in at Deluxe Camp. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the camp.
KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
DESKIT VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen form the monastery.
DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.
HUNDAR VILLAGE: Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump bacterian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful (on own).
Tip: Don’t forget to enjoy hot Maggi at the highest Maggi point of the world in Khardung La.
Day 5: Nubra to Pangong tso via ( Warilla / Shyok ) ( 5hrs. journey )
Post breakfast, drive to Pangong tso via 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. Overnight stay at Pangong.
Day 6: Pangong Tso to Leh ( Shanti Stupa )
After breakfast drive back to Leh. En route, cross Chang la pass after driving through Durbuk and Tangtse village situated in the Changthang region of Ladakh. Later visit the Sindhu Ghat, Hemis and Thiksey monastery followed by Shey Palace, 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 and visit the Shanti Stupa. The sunset is the perfect backdrop you can wish for. Head back to the hotel by late evening and overnight stay at the hotel.
The Druk White Lotus School Rancho School The school appeared in the famous movie 3 IDIOTS. Later you may also indulge in a little photo shoot if you get a chance to witnthe blessed the sunset in the leh.
Day 7: Leh to Jispa (335 km / 9-10 hrs. Journey)
In morning after breakfast, bid the Ladakh region goodbye and head to Jispa in your private vehicle. Enroute visit the Morey Plains, Deepak Tal, Suraj Tal, Sarchu, Lahchungla, Baralacha, etc. Reach Jispa late in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Jispa - Manali via Drive
Check-out after breakfast and start your journey to Manali Now continue your journey to manali. Reach manali at late evening. check in at the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 9: Explore Manali - Board Volvo bus to Delhi
Check out the hotel after breakfast and some leisure, drive to Vasishta, the old Hidimba temple and take a ride of the Yak if you want to. Explore the Manali main market just so that you don’t miss out on the mall road experience which every tourist craves for.Basically, do the touristy stuff and rest so the basic checklist is cleared off! In evening board the bus to Delhi, Have a overnight journey in the bus and get back to home with sweet memories.
Accommodation for 08 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above.03 rooms on triple sharing basis at every places for 09 adults.Please inform us of any special needs like a single room or extension plans.
Srinagar to Leh, transfers from day 01 to till continuing day 03 in a private vehicle (TempoTraveller NAC).
From day 04 to till continuing day 06, transfers in private vehicle ( Innova / Xylo NAC ) as a back up vehicle.
Leh to Manali, transfers from day 07 to till continuing day 09 in a private vehicle (TempoTraveller NAC). All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary given above.Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges and road taxes.
Airport pick up and drop included.
Meals: MAP - Modified American Plan - Rooms with breakfast and Dinner (8 Breakfast & 8 Dinner)
Inner line permits for Nubra valley and Pangong.
Wildlife and Environmental Fee.
All applicable taxes.
Any kind of airfare
Entrances fee for Monastery, monuments, parks, etc.
Camel riding fee.
Personal items like mineral water, phone calls, laundry etc.
Extra meals / room services / bottled beverages consumed at the hotel.
Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
Porter age & tips at the airport, Hotel/Camp staff & drivers
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