Welcome to Leh. Check-in at the hotel. Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important journey before doing any activity so we take rest and venture out to the city market in evening for a casual stroll (on your own). Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at anytime during the day.Return to hotel in evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Excursion to Sham Valley (150 Kms round trip) (19 SEP)
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Sham valley. Enroute visit Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River - magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock having different colors and flow and wildness. the Lamayuru Monastery and Enroute Lad2akh Hall of fame. Overnight stay in leh.
LAMAYURU GOMPA: The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.
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 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.” Morning after breakfast drive to Alchi. Enroute visit Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river. Visit Alchi Monastery and drive back to Leh. Just before reaching Leh visit Ladakh Hall of fame. Arrive hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight. 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!
GURDWARA SHRI PATTHAR SAHIB: The Shrine known as Gurdwara Patthar sahib is situated about 25 kms. Short of Leh town on the Leh-Srinagar road. Built in the everlasting memory of Shri Guru Nanak Deve Ji the great prophet who sanctified the place by his sacred visit during the year 1517 while on his second missionary tour (2nd Udassi 1515-1518). The Guru reached here via Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet Yarkand and Leh after having spiritual discourses with the sidhas at Mount Sumer (Central Himalayas). On the hill features across the road, there used to live a wicked demon that terrorized the people of the area. Their miseries multiplied day by day. As their miseries became unbearable they prayed for divine help. It is said that the Great Guru heard their woes and came to their rescue. The Guru settled down on the bank of the river flowing nearby. The people sought for help and the Guru blessed the people and became very popular in the area. The locals called him as Nanak Lama. The Demon got enraged and started making plans to kill Guru Nanak. One morning, when the Guru was sitting in meditation, he rolled down a big boulder from the hilltop with the aim of killing the Guru. But on the very touch of Guru’s body, the solid rock melted like wax and Guru’s back got embedded on it like a cushion. The Guru kept on sitting in meditation undisturbed. Thinking that the Guru must have been killed, the demon came down but was taken aback on seeing the Guru in meditation, undisturbed. With a rage of anger he tried to push the rock with his right foot but the rock had already became like wax his foot also got embedded into it. On this , he realized his folly and powerlessness as compared to the spiritual power of the Great Guru. He fell on the feet of Guru and humbly prayed to be pardoned. The Guru advised him to get rid of his wickedness and lead the life of a nobel person, in the service of humanity. This changed the life style of demon and he started serving the people. The Guru there after continued his Holy journey towards Srinagar and Kashmir via Kargil. The boulder having imprint of the Guru’s back is lying in the Gurdwara to this day.
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.
After breakfast at the hotel, brace yourself for the splendid drive over the mighty Khardung La – the 2nd highest motor able 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. Head back to the camps by late evening. Overnight in Nubra.
Nubra – Turtuk - Nubra 150 kms / 6-8 hrs (21 SEP)
Post breakfast check out & drive to Hunder. Spend some time on the white sand dunes here; do a ride on the Double Humped Bactrian Camels. Stop en route for packed lunch. At noon 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. Photo ops: the dunes & Bactrian Camels at Hunder; the entire drive from Hunder to Turtuk - the wide Nubra Valley starts narrowing in & the mountain, the color of the rocks & mountains gets darker & darker, and the region more & more remote, till it finally bursts out into the verdant & full-of-life Turtuk region; Thoise Airbase–on the RHS a little while after Hunder; Turtuk & its twin village with orchards, fields & flowers, the wonderful cultural, & religious icons including mosques with tall intricately wooden minarets. The 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 , Overnight stay in Nubra.
Nubra-Pangong-Via Shyok / Warila (22 SEP)
After Breakfast, begin your journey for the day, exploring the various villages of Nubra Valley. Retrace your Towards Pangong via Shyok/ Warila, The sunset is the perfect backdrop you can wish for. Reach Hotel by late evening. Overnight stay in Camp/ Hotel.
PANGONG TSO TO TSOMORIRI -(23 SEP)
After breakfast, drive from Pangong, head for Tso Moriri, Reach Tsomoriri, Check in at Hotel, After Some Rest Head to Explore the Area, Return to Hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Tsomoriri to Leh (24 SEP)
Wake up lazy morning. Start your journey back after a leisure breakfast overlooking the lake drive back to Leh. A good breakfast of hot tea and toast will the ideal refresher for the day ahead. Enroute visit the Tangste, Harong and Chusul, puga , mahey villages. Reach Leh by evening. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Leh - Stok - Leh (25 SEP)
Wake up lazy morning. Acclimatization at such high altitude is very important. The day will be at leisure. head to visit the local market, stroll the cafes, restaurants, etc. Get to know the Ladakhi culture, try your hands on some local cuisines.
Later you may also indulge in a little photo shoot if you get a chance to witness the blessed Scenic View , Also You can try Stok Village Trek to Stok base camps, You Will Surely get the Best Scenic View from there.Enjoy the Moment and After Some Rest , Head back to the hotel by late evening. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day at leisure in Leh (26 SEP) (Vehicle not Included)
Wake up lazy morning. The day is at leisure.. Return to hotel in evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Bid the fairy land good bye (27 SEP)
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to airport to board the flight back to home.
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Arrive at Leh -
Board the morning flight from Leh. Welcome at the airport from where you’ll be transferred to your hotel in private vehicle. Check-in at the hotel. Acclimatizing to the altitude is v...
Arrival at Leh ( 04th sept, 16 )
Arrival Leh, Our representative will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to Hotel in Leh. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the ...