Overview

Ladakh is a high-altitude mountainous region bounded by the Karakoram Range from the north and the Great Himalayas in the south. It is a land that abounds in awesome physical features set in an enormous and spectacular environment. Often described as ‘Moonland’ on account of the unique lunar landscape, Ladakh was an independent mountain kingdom for close to a millennium. Leh, the royal capital, was a major crossroads of Asia and a stopping point on the ancient migration routes of the trans-Himalayas, connecting Central Asia with the Indian sub-continent. Its landscape, sky, shooting stars, silence, wizened faces, rosy cheeks, dragons and Zen - everything makes Ladakh a quiet place to visit. This ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as 'The Last Shangrila', Moonscape, Little Tibet and so many others - all of which ring true, is a land that seldom fails to baffle or surprise. Ladakh, the land of jagged peaks and barren landscape is alluring and awe-inspiring.
In this Incredible Ladakh, e-travel through the ancient kingdom of Ladakh, soaking in the beauty of its captivating landscape, visiting monasteries, villages, palaces and humble homes, Khardung-la Pass, Changla Pass, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley; Indus Valley a journey that will truly make you want to return - such is the mesmerizing effect of the hospitable people in this enchanting Buddhist land called Ladakh.

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6 Nights 7 Days 12 Jun, 26 Jun, and 11 Jul Himachal Pradesh
Highlights
  • Visit to Shanti Stupa
  • Shopping at Leh Market
  • Trek at Zingchen Gorge
  • Witness Snow Leopard Signs (if lucky)
  • Glimpse of Nubra Valley (Valley of Flowers)
  • Drive through the highest motorable road in the World
  • Walk on the banks of Shayok river
  • Ride on double humped camel on the Sand Dunes
  • Visit Chumathang hot spring
  • Visit 3 Idiot Fame school
Itinerary


Day 01: Srinagar to Kargil (220 kms/6-7 hrs approx one way)
After breakfast, proceed to Kargil via Srinagar Leh Highway. Enjoy a short halt at Sonmarg (Known as the gateway to Ladakh & the Meadow of Gold) to admire the views. One can enjoy a pony ride to Thajiwas glacier. Notice the gradual change in the colors of the mountains as you travel to Kargil. Cross the Zozilla pass & Drass region. Visit the Zozilla War memorial & Kargil War memorial on the way to pay tribute to the Indian Army. It was in this very region in the Indian Army fought and won the famous war of Kargil. Take some memorable snaps of Tololing, Tiger Hill, and the war memorial in Drass. Overnight stay in Kargil

Day 02: Kargil to Leh (210 kms/6-7 hrs approx one way)
After an early breakfast, proceed to Leh. En route, visit Mulbek (known for its huge Buddha Statue) and Lamayuru monastery (The oldest monastery in Ladakh). Admire the confluence of Indus – Zanskar Rivers and the effects of Magnetic Hill (Defiance of the law of gravity). Visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and Kali Mata temple and reach Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 03: Leh to Pangong Lake (140 kms/5-6 hrs approx one way)
After an early breakfast, visit sightseeing places like Shey, Thiksey, and then proceed to Pangong via Changla Pass (17,586 feet) and the third-highest pass of the world. Pangong Lake is a saltwater body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy an outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven color formations in the crystal clear saltwater lake. Overnight stay in Pangong

Day 04: Pangong Lake to Leh
After breakfast, travel back to Leh. En route take a short halt at Changla Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. Visit Hemis Monastery and return back to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 05: Leh to Nubra Valley (125 kms/5-6 hrs approx one way)
After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass.
This road is considered to be the highest motorable road in the world. En route, admire the spectacular views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardungla Pass (18,390 feet) After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra. After Hotel check-in, enjoy Camel Safari in the evening. Overnight stay in Nubra

Day 06: Nubra Valley (Local Sightseeing) and back to Leh
After breakfast, visit Diskit & Hunder Villages and monasteries take a stroll around the place to see the lifestyle of people living at the northernmost region of India. Drive back to leh via Khardungla pass. Overnight Stay In Leh

Day 07: Departure from Leh
After breakfast, get transferred to Leh Airport for boarding the flight to your destination. Tour Concludes with some wonderful long lasting memories

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation on Triple Occupancy basis
  • All Meals s per tour planned.
  • Transportation by Non-A/C Tempo Traveller with 5/8 person per vehicle
  • 01 Oxygen cylinder in the vehicle to visit Nubra, Pangong & Hanle
  • Professional Trekking Guides on Day 2 &3 (Every 4 Person Per guide)
  • 01 Tour Manager for Complete journey from Day 01 – Day 08
  • Domestic Travel Insurance.
  • Inner line Permit, Ladakh Entry Fees & Wild Life Fees.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any airfare
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • Monument / Museum Entrances, Rafting & Camel ride / Safari Charges.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond our control.
Pickup point
Himachal Pradesh, India View on Map