Leh And Ladakh
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On your arrival at Leh, our tour representative will meet you and assist you with a smooth transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and spend the rest of the day by taking rest. Taking rest for a day is a necessary thing to do in Ladakh to get familiar with the high altitude place. Also, it is advisable to keep yourself hydrated.
After resting in the hotel for the day, visit the Shanti Stupa in the evening for a peaceful retreat. This beautiful white dome-shaped Buddhist Stupa is a popular tourist attraction in Leh. Built on a hilltop in Chanspa, the Stupa offers a stunning sunset view. You can also enjoy a panoramic view of Leh from the hilltop. Then explore the famous Leh market, an ideal place to buy Buddhist masks, prayer wheels, Thangka paintings and woolen items like Pashmina shawls, gloves, sweaters and more. After exploration, back to your hotel and have dinner.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Start the day by munching delicious breakfast and then drive towards the west of Leh to visit the Alchi Monastery. En route take a halt near the Magnetic Hill, one of the must-visit places in Ladakh. Located in the Leh-Kargil highway, magnetic Hill is famous for its anti-gravity phenomenon. Also, visit the confluence of Indus and Zanskar River at Nimu which is a popular spot for white water rafting in Ladakh. Then continue to the Alchi Monastery.
Built sometime back in 990 A.D, the monastery is famous for magnificent and well-preserved wall paintings created in the 11th- or 12th-century in Indo-Himalayan style. The monastery is located in the scenic Alchi village on the bank of the river Indus. After spending some time walking in the village pathway and exploring the ancient monastery, head back to Leh. En route, visit Hall of Fame. This is a museum set up by the Indian army in the honor of the Indian soldiers martyred in the Indo-Pakistan war. After exploration, back to your hotel and have dinner.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 - Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (125km / 4-5 hrs)
On day 3 morning of the tour, get ready to visit Nubra Valley one of the most popular destinations in Ladakh. Have your breakfast and leave by road for Nubra Valley via Khardongla Pass. This is considered as the highest motorable pass in the world at an altitude of 18360 ft. On arrival at Nubra valley, check-in at the pre-booked hotel or deluxe camp as per your preferred itinerary.
Nubra valley is like a wonderland of sparkling sand dunes overlooked by snow-covered mountains. Its mystic beauty places Nubra valley among the top tourist destinations in Ladakh. In the evening, take a camel safari in Nubra Valley. Explore Hunder, the site of white sand dunes on the back of a double-humped camel found only in Nubra valley. This is among the top tourist activities in Ladakh. After the enjoyment, back to your hotel/camp and have dinner.
Overnight stay at the hotel/camp.
Today after breakfast, check-out from the hotel or camp and start for the Pangong Lake at 14,500 ft., through Shyok River. Before start Pangong journey you will visit on way the Diskit Monastery, one of the most famous and oldest monasteries in Ladakh.
Later drive of the most adventurous journeys that cover a distance of 274 km in about 8 hours. Enjoy the views of towering mountains during the journey from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake. On arrival at Pangong, check-in at the camp and get delighted in the sheer bliss of nature. Witness the change of color of the Pangong Lake and the unmatched beauty of the sunset over the lake. Enjoy overnight camping at Pangong which is the best camping site in Ladakh.
Overnight stay at the camp.
Wake up to the heavenly beauty at the chirping of the birds and come out of your camp to enjoy stunning views of the sunrise over the lake. Thereafter, have your breakfast and drive back to Leh via Changala Pass. En route, visit Hemis and Thikshey two of the most famous monasteries in Ladakh.
Thiksey Gompa is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh. The 12-story monastery located on a hilltop resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The monastery houses a valuable collection of Buddhist books, scripts, Thangka paintings, stupas, statues, and swords. Then visit the Hemis Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in India where the famous musk festival in Ladakh is celebrated. After exploration, back to Leh and check-in at the hotel followed by dinner.
Today is the last day of the tour. In the morning, enjoy your breakfast and get escorted to Kushok Bakula airport to catch a flight for your onward journey.