This 10 nights / 11 days is a Complete Ladakh tour package that covers all the major attractions of Leh and places around including Lamayuru, Khardungla Pass, Nubra valley, Pangong, Tsomoriri, Stok Village, etc. Witness the unique culture of Ladakh in Turtuk, Stok Village and Hanle are the best places to make memories. Travel with us to join our social cause to #Saveladakh & become a responsible traveler.
date_range 10 Nights / 11 Days
Day 1: Arrive at Leh - Acclimatization and rest
Welcome at Leh airport from where you'll be transferred to the hotel, check-in and have some rest. 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 the 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: Head to Lamayuru - Explore the Moonscape
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 Sahab Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Confluence point, etc. Now we'll continue our journey towards Lamayuru.
Lamayuru is 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 star gazing - 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: Return to Leh - Visit Shanti Stupa
Wake up lazy morning. Post breakfast and some leisure, we’ll retrace our steps back to Leh. Reach Leh in the afternoon 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.
*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 4: Leh – Enroute Khardungla – Nubra Valley (5-6 hrs. Journey)
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. You move on via Diskit to reach 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. Return to camps in the evening where bonfire and tea-snacks would be arranged for. Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra.
Day 5: Nubra – Turtuk (3-4 hrs. Journey)
Post breakfast, we’ll drive further north; the valley starts closing in dramatically as we pass the IAF base at Thoise driving through some fantastic scenery. In the afternoon, 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. Here you’ll get the chance to interact with the locals - the whole feel is like being in Pakistan but rest assured the locals are very friendly & patriotic towards India. The wonderfully warm & hospitable locals with their cherubic European looks, especially the kids are so adorable, they might take your heart away. Get your hands on some delicious apricots which are major source of income for the locals while enjoying the magnificent view of K2 peak and the vistas when you go on walks in the surrounding region. Dinner and overnight stay in Turtuk.
Day 6: Turtuk - Pangong Tso via Shyok / Warila (7-8 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 7: Pangong – Hanle via Changthang region (6-7 hrs. Journey)
After Breakfast head for a 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. We'll drive besides the Indo - China border, you can easily witness the mountains lying under China region. From Chumathang, we take a detour for Hanle. Reach Hanle in the evening where we'll visit the famous Chandra Telescope of Indian Institute of Astrophysics - world's second highest optical telescope. Check-in at the home stay and get your hands on delicious home made food and experience the warm hospitality by our Ladakhi host. Overnight stay in Hanle.
Day 8: Hanle - Tso Moriri (6-7 hrs. Journey)
Wake up lazy morning. Check-out after breakfast and you can visit the Hanle Gompa if you want to. Now we'll continue our journey towards Tsomoriri via Nyoma and Mahe bridge. 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 besides the lake and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset. Dinner and overnight stay in Tsomoriri.
Day 9: Tso Moriri - Leh via Chumathang region (5-6 hrs. Journey)
Wake up lazy morning. A good breakfast of hot tea and toast will the ideal refresher for the day ahead. We'll continue our journey back to Leh after a leisurely breakfast overlooking the lake. Enroute take pitstop at Chumathang / Karu / Upshi for the refreshment. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 10: Day trip to Stok village
Post breakfast, we’ll head to Stok village where we’ll visit the well maintained Stok Heritage Museum (almost 200 years old) run by the royal family itself. The Stok Palace was opened to the public in 1980 with blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This place holds great architectural significance and if you’re the kind of person who is interested in culture, history and heritage, this place would be heaven for you. You can sit and relax at the cafe right at the entrance with a panoramic view of the village and the valley of Singey Sangpo which is popularly known as the Indus River.
*Optional - Trek to the Stok Base camp. If you’re an adventure lover and wants to test your endurance, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll see a lot of trekkers going for Stok Kangri Trek. Meet with the travelers, hear their stories, and follow the trekkers towards Stok base camp with a steep ascent. Return to Leh in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Bid the fairyland goodbye
After a scrumptious breakfast, complete all the signing out formalities and cab will drop you at Leh airport. Board the flight back to home. End of trip.
* Accommodation for 10 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. All rooms / camps on double 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. Vehicle selection will be as per company's discretion.
* Meal plan: MAP (10 Breakfast and 10 Dinner - veg only at all the locations)
* 1 Bonfire for the group with evening Tea and Snacks in Nubra Valley
* Permits for Nubra valley and Pangong
* Wildlife and environmental fee in Leh
* Oxygen Cylinder in vehicle for Nubra - Pangong - Hanle - Tsomoriri
* First aid Box in vehicle in case of any emergency
* Single supplement charges - INR 24,000 only
* Cost per person with extra bed (triple sharing) - INR 32,000 only
* In order to promote Sustainable Tourism and #SaveLadakh, we would be carrying water dispenser in our vehicle, you are requested to carry your water bottles which you can refill throughout the journey.
* All applicable taxes
*Note - package cost mentioned is valid for 6 adults traveling together.
* 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.
* Meal plan: Lunch
* English Speaking Driver
* Camel ride and ATV ride charges in Nubra
* Rafting charges in Leh
* Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be charges extra.
* 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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