This 7 nights / 8 days Ladakh tour package covers all the major attractions of Leh and places around including Magnetic Hill, Khardungla Pass, Nubra valley, etc. This Ladakh package is a win-win to live your dreams by the Pangong Lake. Be it relaxing at white domed Shanti Stupa, or travelling through the Nubra Valley, or visiting Diskit monastery, on this trip to Ladakh you get to visit the famous major attractions like Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame, and Pangong Lake is a must this season. Witness the unique Ladakh culture in Turtuk Village and Hanle where you take back memories.
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 afternoon. In the evening, you can venture out to the city market for a casual stroll (No transport will be Provided for Market). 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: Excursion in Sham valley - Local sight-seeing in Leh upto 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).
MAGNETIC HILL: Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurudwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this road the vehicle slides up-hill - That's Believe It Or Not Of Ladakh!
CONFLUENCE OF THE ZANSKAR & INDUS: On the way to Nimmo village, one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colors and flow and wilderness.
ALCHI GOMPA: 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. No longer an active religious center, it is looked after by monks from the Liker monastery. This is the only monastery amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop.
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 using 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.”
Day 3: Leh - Turtuk via Taxi
In the morning after breakfast, brace yourself for the splendid drive over the mighty Khardung La – one of the highest motorable Pass in the world at the height of 5602 M / 18,380 ft. Over the route, the road dramatically plunges, and Shyok and Nubra Rivers unfold magically.we’ll reach the picturesque border village of Turtuk which technically falls in Baltistan - the Balti region of Pakistan & was annexed by India during the 1971’ war. Spend the rest of the day walking around and interacting with the locals - the whole feel is like being in Pakistan but rest assured the locals are very friendly & patriotic towards India. Get to interact with wonderfully warm & hospitable locals with their cherubic European looks - the kids are adorable; and the vistas when you go on walks in the surrounding region. You can also visit the famous Apricots farms - collect some if you want to. overnight stay in Turtuk Village .
Tip: Don’t forget to enjoy hot Maggi at the highest Maggi point of the world in Khardung La.
Day 4: Turtuk - Nubra Valley via Drive
Post breakfast, we’ll start our journey further North; the valley starts closing in dramatically as we pass the IAF base at Thoise driving through some fantastic scenery. By afternoon, you'll be reaching Nubra Visit Diskit , the white sands of Hunder. Spend some time on the white sand dunes here; do a ride on the Double Humped Bactrian Camels if you want to (on your own). 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 to Pangong Tso via Shyok / Warila (5-6 hrs. Journey) -
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 6: Pangong - Hanle via Drive
Pangong – Hanle (the road less taken) After Breakfast head for a route famously known as roadless 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. From Chumathang, we take a detour for Hanle. Reach Hanle in the evening. Check-in at the guest house for dinner and overnight stay.
we'll head to visit the famous Chandra Telescope of Indian Institute of Astrophysics -world' second highest optical telescope followed by Hanle Gompa.
Day 7: Hanle - Leh via Drive
After breakfast 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 8: Back To Home
Accommodation for 7 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. Rooms on double / triple sharing basis at all the locations depending on the group size.
All ex-Leh transfers in sharing vehicle (NAC Tempo Traveller / Innova) depending upon the group size. Vehicle will be provided for point to point basis and not at disposal. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary given above. Includes driver’s expenses, parking, toll charges and road taxes.
Meals included: 7 Breakfast and 7 Dinner - veg only at all the locations
1 Bonfire for the group with evening Tea and Snacks at camp in Nubra Valley
Oxygen Cylinder in cab from Day 3 to Day 7
Inner line permits for Nubra, Turtuk, Hanle & Pangong.
Wildlife and Environmental Fee.
All applicable taxes
*Note - package cost is valid for minimum 6 adults traveling together
* Meal plan: Lunch
* English Speaking Driver
* Camel ride charges
* Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the programme, 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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