7 Nights / 8 Days The Land of Lakes and Passes
Day 1 – Arrival at Leh
Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh – 3500m above sea level. Transfer to the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half-Day at rest for acclimatization. Lunch at the hotel. After Lunch drive to Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around the local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 – Drive Sham Valley & Alchi -70km
After breakfast, drive to visit a 1000-year-old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastery to visit the splendid three stories Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you’ll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia) Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 – Tour of Khardungla Pass 18380 Ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes
After Breakfast drives to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by Afternoon. Rest of the day, Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight stay at the camp.
After Breakfast visits Deskit Monastery and drives back to Leh by the same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at Leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 – Tour of Pangong Lake
After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at the Camp.
Day 6 – Pangong – Leh via Hemis Monastery
Morning visit Lake at Sun rise and drive back to Leh via Hemis Monastery, evening free for shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7 – Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 – Depart Leh
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination