LEH – PANGONG LAKE – KHARDUNGLA PASS – NUBRA – TSO MORIRI LAKE – TSOKAR LAKE – LEH
Day 01 : Leh (Arrival)
LEH-SHANTI STUPA-CHOWKHANG MONASTERY
Upon your arrival at Kushok Bakula Airport, Leh (situated at a height of 3,500 meters), enjoy a warm welcome by our tour representatives and then a transfer to hotel. The day is kept free for acclimatization. During the day, acclimatize yourself with the weather and high pressure of Ladakh. In evening visit Shanti Stupa, the central Chowkhang Monastery and the local markets as well. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Day 02 : Leh Local Sightseeing
LEH PALACE-HEMIS MONASTERY-STOK PALACE
Today after breakfast, visit Leh Palace, Hemis Monastery and Stok Palace Museum. Stok palace which houses a fine private museum. There is a superb collection of thangkhas, said to be the best in the world. Later, hit the road to Hemis Gompa, which crosses the Indus River at the Karu Village. Built in the 17th century, between 1602 A.D. TO 1642 A.D., Hemis is one of the most famous monasteries in Ladakh. It is also known for the annual festival called Hemis Tsechu. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Day 03: Leh- Pangong via Shey-Thiksey (225 kms/ 5 hrs approx)
Today after breakfast drive to Pangong lake visiting , Shey Palace complex are structures located on a hillock in Shey, 15 kilometers to the south of Leh in Ladakh. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past & later visit Thiksey monastery, the twelve storied monastery of Thiksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Arrive at Pangong in camp & leisure at Pangong Lake. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet, is bisected by the international border between India and China. Overnight stay at the camp in Pangong.
Day 04: Pangong-Leh (258 kms/ 06 hrs approx )
After breakfast drive back to Leh via visiting Sindhu Ghat. Upon arrival check into hotel and enjoy a great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range and go colder to nature. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Day 05: Leh- Nubra via Khardung La Top (116kms/ 03 hrs approx)
Today after breakfast 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. 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 check into Camp. In the evening, walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. Overnight stay at the Camp in Nubra.
Day 06: Nubra- Leh via Diskit Excursion (116kms/ 03 hrs approx )
Today after breakfast drive to Diskit. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh check in Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 07: Leh – Tso Moriri Lake (220 kms)
After Breakfast, you would be driven to beautiful Tso Moriri Lake via Mahe Bridge. Situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the lake is 40km long. While proceeding towards Tso-Moriri Lake, also visit Chumathang Hot Springs. If you are lucky, you can also see Himalayan marmots on the way. Upon arrival check into camps. After relaxing for some time, visit the lake shores which is one of the famous Ramsar wetland sanctuaries. It is also a popular breeding and nesting area for thousands of migratory birds. There you can also see Brahimini Duck, Bar-headed goose and black naked cranes etc. Later return to the camp. Overnight stay in Tsomoriri.
Day 08 : Tsomoriri-Tsokar-Taglangla-Leh (200 Kms aprox)
TSOMORIRI-TSOKAR LAKE-TAGLANG LA-LEH
After breakfast retrace the route down to Puga Sumdo and then follow the road across the Polokongka Pass (4920 mtrs) to visit Tsokar Lake, a salt lake system in the Rupsho plateau which is home of the Changa nomads and support many rare wild life species. After sightseeing of the area take the Manali-Leh road to return to Leh, crossing Taglang-la (17,585ft) en- route. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 09 : Leh (Departure)
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards KBR airport to catch your flight back home according to your convenience. Your tour ends with sweet memories.