Embark on a captivating journey to Ladakh, where every moment is a canvas painted with awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural marvels.
Begin by arriving in Leh, where you’ll be seamlessly transferred to your hotel for a day of acclimatization. Explore the Sham Valley, unveiling the regal Shey Palace, the spiritual Thiksey Monastery, and the historic Stok Palace Museum. Traverse the legendary Khardung-la pass to reach the enchanting Nubra Valley, where the mesmerizing Hundar sand dunes and the option of a camel safari await.
Discover the ethereal beauty of Pangong Lake, a shimmering jewel cradled by rugged mountains. Delve into Ladakh’s spiritual heart with visits to the majestic Hemis Monastery and the picturesque Thiksey Monastery. Conclude your journey with memories to treasure as you depart from Leh, with our seamless airport transfer services ensuring a smooth onward journey.
Leh: Leh, the heart of Ladakh, welcomes you with its serene landscapes and tranquil atmosphere. Take a day to acclimate to the high altitude while enjoying the comfort of your hotel, preparing for the adventures ahead.
Sham Valley: Explore the Sham Valley, where cultural wonders await. Shey Palace’s grandeur, Thiksey Monastery’s spiritual aura, and Stok Palace Museum’s historical treasures offer a glimpse into Ladakh’s rich heritage.
Khardung-la Pass and Nubra Valley: Venture across the legendary Khardung-la Pass, an adrenaline-filled journey that leads you to the mesmerizing Nubra Valley. Embrace the magic of Hundar’s sand dunes and consider an optional camel safari, immersing yourself in the valley’s unique charm.
Pangong Lake: A visual masterpiece, Pangong Lake’s crystal-clear waters reflect the surrounding rugged terrain, creating an ethereal ambiance. Spend a day absorbing the lake’s changing hues and basking in the tranquility of the landscape.
Hemis Monastery and Thiksey Monastery: Experience Ladakh’s spiritual essence with visits to two significant monasteries. Hemis Monastery, the largest in Ladakh, radiates a sense of serenity, while Thiksey Monastery’s picturesque location atop a hill offers panoramic views and cultural insights.
Detailed Tour Plan
DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH
Arrival Leh in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Take complete rest for the day for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). Overnight in hotel.
DAY 02: LEH – EXCURSION TO SHAM VALLEY (50 KMS / 03-04 HRS )
After leisurely breakfast visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery & Stok Palace Museum.
Post lunch drive to visit Hall of Fame, Kali Mata (Temple of Guardians in Spituk monastery), Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point and Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar rivers).
Overnight in hotel.
DAY 03: LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)
After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area.
Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Diskit for overnight stay in a camp.
DAY 04: NUBRA VALLEY TO PANGONG LAKE (170 KMS / 7 HRS)
In the morning visit / explore Deskit, Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment).
Later drive to Pangong Lake via Shyok Village crossing Durbuk and Tangste finally reaching The beautiful Pangong lake.
After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 05: PANGONG-HEMIS / THIKSEY-LEH (165 KMS.)
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh.
Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery.
Overnight in hotel.
DAY 06: DEPARTURE LEH
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight for onward journey.
End of Tour.
FAQs about the Tour
Q1: What is the altitude of Leh, and why is acclimatization necessary?
A: Leh is situated at an altitude of 11,500 feet (3500 meters). Acclimatization is necessary to help your body adjust gradually to the high altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness.
Q2: How do I reach Sham Valley from Leh, and what attractions will I see?
A: You can reach Sham Valley via a scenic drive. Attractions include Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and Stok Palace Museum, offering insights into Ladakh’s history, culture, and art.
Q3: What is Khardung-la Pass, and how do I reach Nubra Valley from there?
A: Khardung-la Pass is one of the world’s highest motorable passes. You’ll drive across this pass to reach the enchanting Nubra Valley, where the mesmerizing Hundar sand dunes and unique landscapes await.
Q4: Can you tell me more about the camel safari in Hundar?
A: In Hundar, you have the option of enjoying a short camel safari on the unique double-humped Bactrian camels. This experience allows you to explore the stunning sand dunes and adds a touch of adventure to your journey.
Q5: Describe the beauty of Pangong Lake and the experience of visiting it.
A: Pangong Lake is a breathtaking sight with its azure waters nestled among rugged mountains. Spending time by the lake allows you to witness the changing colors of the water and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings.
Q6: What are Hemis Monastery and Thiksey Monastery known for?
A: Hemis Monastery is the largest monastery in Ladakh, known for its spiritual ambiance and cultural significance. Thiksey Monastery, perched atop a hill, offers panoramic views and intricate architecture.
Q7: How can I make the most of my time in Leh?
A: To make the most of your time in Leh, explore its historic landmarks, interact with the local culture, and take in the serene beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Q8: Is the tour suitable for all age groups?
A: Yes, the tour is designed to cater to various age groups. It offers a mix of cultural experiences, scenic drives, and optional activities, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the journey.
Q9: What is the best time of year to take this tour?
A: The best time to take this tour is during the summer months, from May to September, when the weather is pleasant and the roads are accessible.
Q10: How is the departure from Leh managed?
A: On the departure day, you’ll be provided with an early morning transfer to the airport for your onward flight, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free departure process.
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