ARRIVE AT LEH Welcome at the Leh airport by the expedition leaders with the traditional Ladakhi silk scarf “Khatak”. Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important journey before doing any activity so we take rest and venture out to the city market for a casual stroll. Explore the cafes and restaurants, experience the Ladakhi culture, try your hands on some local cuisines. Collect some souvenirs from the market and return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay
LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. After breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over KHARDUNG LA (THE HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD IN THE WORLD) AT 5,602 M / 18,390 FT, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at Nubra Valley.
NUBRA VALLEY - LEH After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp, drive to HUNDER where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon & Hunder Monastery. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road is Rocky Mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at DISKIT which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel and overnight at Leh.
LEH –PANGONG LAKE After an early breakfast we check out and proceed for a tour to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangonglake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of it’s running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Check into the Hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Pangong Lake.
PANGONG LAKE – LEH After Breakfast, check out and transfer to Leh en-route visiting Hemis Gompa the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism and Thiksey Monastery a gompa affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at your hotel. Later return to Leh. Dinner & Overnight at Leh.
BID FAREWELL TO THE FAIRY LAND Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the hotel after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to airport to board the flight back to home.
Nubra Valley, Leh
Nature's Nest Camps
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Meal plan : Breakfast and Dinner only at all the locations Airport Transfer : Arrival Airport Transfer : Departure Welcome Drink on Arrival Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges Accommodation Cab for sightseeing and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Arrive at Leh ( 23rd aug, 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 ...