Leh, the highest plateau in the Himalayas of India is a desert city, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.
Being the northernmost part of the country it extends from the Himalayas to Kunlun Ranges and also includes the upper Indus River valley. Ladakh region is divided into two districts, Leh and Kargil. Ladakh is a sparsely populated region but is dominated by people following Buddhism and Islam.
The word Ladakh means Land of High Passes. It is also called the Moon-Land and the Cold Desert because of its barren topography and extreme temperature during the night and in winters.
Summers are quite pleasant, all the passes open and snow at some regions.
Arrival at Leh Airport + Acclimatization Only
Leh City Tour
Leh-Nubra (162 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
Nubra Valley Sightseeing and return to Leh (162 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
Leh to Pangong Lake (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Pangong Lake to Leh (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Departure from Leh-Airport Drop
Arrival at Leh Airport, you will be received & welcomed by our representative before proceeding for Hotel Check-in. Since you have arrived by air, it is strictly advised to relax & acclimatize with the sudden change in altitude, terrain and weather.
Take full day rest & gear up for upcoming journeys.
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery and proceed on the Leh - Srinagar Highway. Experience the effects of Magnetic Hill and admire the confluence of the rivers Indus and Zanskar. While returning from the confluence depending on the time visit Hall of fame & further to Shanti Stupa later in the evening. Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day.
Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute.
Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route.
Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
After Breakfast, check out from the camps & visit Deskit Monastery. Take a stroll around the place to see the lifestyle of people living in the northernmost region of India, in which some regions are inaccessible for at least 4 to 5 months every year. River across Sumoor. Return to Leh by Evening.
Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, check out from Leh & proceed for one of the most beautiful & scenic, Saltwater Pangong Lake at Spangmik via Changla Pass (17350 ft).Pangong Lake is a salt water body of 120 km in length and 6-7 km broad at some parts. It is divided between India and China with China having 2/3 rd of the water body in its territory.
Various Bollywood movies have been shot at this lake. One really feels close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic and peaceful surrounding. Taking a stroll along the shoreline is one of the best options. On a clear sunny day, one can see up to seven color formations in the crystal clear salt water lake.
Overnight at Camps.
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass and visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School.
Overnight at Leh
After early Breakfast, checkout from Hotel & get transferred to Airport for onward flight back home.Tour concludes with lifetime memories of Ladakh.
Dedicated vehicle for the tour
Breakfast and Dinner
• Down Jacket /Main Jacket
• Thermals (Upper & Lower)
• Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
• Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
• First Aid Kit
• Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
• Sun Glasses
• Water Bottle
• Power bank
• Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
• Hand Sanitizer
• Cold Cream
• Lip Guard
• Sunscreen Lotion
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