date_range 5 Nights / 6 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Leh
Welcome at the Leh airport from where you'll be transferred to hotel in your private vehicle. Check-in at the hotel. Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important before doing any activity so we take rest and venture out to the city market in evening for a casual stroll (No transport will be Provided to Market) . Back to Hotel Where you'll enjoy the Evening with Special Group & Dinner Arrangement with Folk Dance Along with Bon-fire . Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Tip: At a height of more than 11,000 ft high, there will be a drop in oxygen level that might lead to acute mountain sickness. You should rest and stay hydrated in order to acclimatize yourself.
Day 2: Excursion in Sham valley
After breakfast drive to Leh - Srinagar Highway. En-route visit Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river. Continue your journey to Alchi and in the evening return back to Hotel for overnight stay in Leh.
MAGNETIC HILL : Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the Believe it or not of Ladakh!
CONFLUENCE OF THE ZANSKAR & INDUS : On way to Sham Valley before Nimu village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.
LADAKH HALL OF FAME : The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh. And belongings of the enemy soldiers found at war site. All the martyr and the gallantry awards. “Here’s something that you will be proud of our defense personnel who sacrificed themselves so that we could live in peace.” Followed by a breathtaking sunset in the Leh.
*Optional - White water River Rafting (at your own cost) - You can go for River Rafting from Phey to Nimmo if you want to.
Day 3: 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 Hundar. You can enjoy the camel ride (On Own). Later if time permits visit Hundar and Deskit monasteries and check in at Deluxe Camp. Evening 1 Special Bon- Fire for Group with Tea and Snacks. 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. Khardung 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 Thiksey 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 4: Nubra to Pangong tso via ( Warilla / Shyok ) ( 5hrs. journey )
Post breakfast, drive to Pangong Tso via Shyok village. En-route 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 5: 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 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 witness the sunset in the Leh.
Day 6: Bid the Fairy land Good Bye
After a scrumptious breakfast, complete all the signing out formalities and head to the Leh airport. Board the flight and get back to home with grand memories.
END OF THE TRIP...........
Accommodation for 5 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. All rooms / camps on double / triple sharing basis at all the locations unless specified otherwise.
All ex-Leh airport transportation in Innova/ Xylo on Private basis. Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary. Leh airport pick-up and drop included. Day 1 is on your own.
Meal plan: MAP (5 Breakfast and 5 Dinner - veg only at all the locations)
Permits for Nubra valley and Pangong.
Wildlife and environmental fee in Leh
All applicable taxes
Any F&B other than specified meals in the itinerary.
Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary, any extra running will be charges extra.
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
Anything not specifically mentioned in Cost Includes.
Any Change in plan or loss of property or life due to conditions unforeseen like Flood, Earthquake, Political Disturbance, etc.
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