Arrive at Srinagar to head to Kargil - Arrive at Srinagar airport at noon from where cab will pick you up and start your journey from Srinagar to Kargil. Enroute you will come across the beautiful green valleys of Kashmir which would transform into the dead cold desert of the Ladakh Region. Cross the Dzozilla Pass to the small village of Ghumri followed by the coldest inhibited place in India Drass. Reach Kargil by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Kargil to Leh via Lamayuru - Check-out the hotel after breakfast and continue your journey to Leh. On the way, you'll cross 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.
Leh – Enroute Khardungla - Nubra Valley: 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. Check-in at the Swiss cottage luxury camps near the river. Overnight in Nubra.
Nubra - Leh 215 kms / 8 hrs Journey: Post breakfast, begin your journey for the day, exploring the various villages of Nubra Valley. Retrace your steps past Diskit, to go to Khalsar. Walk your way to the ancient Gompa. Don’t forget to pack a lunch. Spend some time and then drive back over Khardung La to reach Leh by early evening. Overnight in Leh.
Leh – Pangong Tso (4260 M / 14000 ft) 150 km / 5 hr Journey: After breakfast go on an incredible drive from Leh on the road to Manali past Shey & Thiksey – the mound of earthen monastic dwellings & building, crowned by the Gompa. At Karu we take a detour and start ascending to cross the Ladakh range over Chang-La (5,475 M / 17950 ft). At the foot of the pass on the other side we reach Tangse. The valley is blessed with beautiful stream flowing through it starting from the lake giving a greenish tincture to the otherwise dry landscape around. Wait for the Marmots calling you out. However, the main attraction of this circuit is the grand Pangong which you would reach by early afternoon. Overnight in Pangong.
Pangong-Tso – Leh (Visit Shanti Stupa): After breakfast drive back to Leh. On the way back, visit the Thikshey and Hemis Monasteries. Later you may also indulge in a little photo shoot if you get a chance to witness the blessed sunset at the Lake. Drive your way back to Leh. Visit Shanti Stupa in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Leh.
Back to Srinagar – Check-out the hotel after breakfast and continue your journey back to Srinagar. 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. Reach Srinagar in the evening. Check-in at the houseboat for overnight stay.
Head to Gulmarg and local sight-seeing in Srinagar – After having breakfast at the house Boat, head out to Gulmarg in your private vehicle. Enjoy the famous Gondola Ride - a ride in the cable car to view the Gulmarg from the heights. In evening head back to Srinagar where you can go for Shikara ride. There is a floating market which is perfect to soak in the natural aura, perfectly merged with the happy chatter and hustle bustle of local life, while you are gently swayed by the colorful shikaras. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Back to home – Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the hotel and head to airport to board the flight back to home.
Kargil Tourist Camps
Check In - 25-Jun-2016
Check Out - 26-Jun-2016
Himalayan Retreat Karzoo
Check In - 26-Jun-2016
Check Out - 27-Jun-2016
Check In - 28-Jun-2016
Check Out - 29-Jun-2016
Check In - 30-Jun-2016
Check Out - 1-Jul-2016
Nubra Valley, Leh
Nature's Nest Camps
Check In - 27-Jun-2016
Check Out - 28-Jun-2016
Nature's Nest Camp
Check In - 29-Jun-2016
Check Out - 30-Jun-2016
Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India
New Jersey Nageen Lake Houseboat
Check In - 1-Jul-2016
Check Out - 2-Jul-2016
New Jersey Nageen Lake Houseboat
Check In - 2-Jul-2016
Check Out - 3-Jul-2016
Accommodation for 8 nights, in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. Two rooms on double sharing basis with 1 extra bed at all the locations. All ex-Srinagar airport transportation, as per the itinerary in dedicated and exclusive private vehicle (Innova / Xylo). All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary. Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. Meals included: MAP plan (Breakfast and dinner only) at all the locations , in Srinagar only 1 Dinner is Included Gondola ride charges in Gulmarg Permits for Pangong Tso and Nubra valley. Local insights by a local guide and 24 hour assistance in case of any emergency.
Arrive at Leh ( 24th july, 16 )
Welcome at the Leh airport by the expedition leaders. Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important journey before doing any activity so we take rest and venture out...