A dream, an infatuation. This is what can be said about Ladakh. The place is filled with vast barren landscapes, surreal high altitude lakes, snow covered mountain peaks, beautiful Buddhist monasteries and an insight into a different life and culture of Ladakhi people.
Our 7 nights 8 days Undiscovered Leh Ladakh with Hanle Tour will take you to the real beauty of Ladakh so that you can take in every essence of the place.
We start our journey from Leh, which is the capital city of Ladakh. Leh is 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.
There are some famous places to explore in the city of Leh such as Spituk Monastery, which is one of the oldest monasteries in Leh, dating back to the 11th century. Experience the confluence of two massive rivers, Indus and Zanskar, while in Leh.
From Leh we head off to Nubra Valley after crossing Khardungla Pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world, which is located at an altitude of 3,048mts. It is a high altitude cold desert, which means it has scant vegetation and green cover. Wherever your eyes go, you’ll see vast barren lands, covered with sands and rocks which gives it a surreal look.
Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest monastery in the Nubra Valley, with origins going back to the 14th century. Diskit Gompa is also famous for the statue of a protector deity (Kali) holding the head and arm of a medieval Mongol soldier.
Hanle village is one of the largest villages in Ladakh, situated near the Hanle river. Hanle is famous for its monastery and also houses an Indian Astronomical Observatory which is the world’s highest observatory at 4,500mts.
Pangong Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,350mts and is a saline lake. It is 134kms long and extends from India into China. The lake is so beautiful and serene with its calm, glimmering blue water, that many Bollywood movies have been shot here, most famous being 3 Idiots. The crystal clear waters of the lake shine in many shades of blue depending upon its depth and with the sunlight.
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