Best of Ladakh

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days

Destinations covered : Leh – Thiksey – Shey - Khardung La Pass – Alchi – Lamayuru – Nubra valley – Pangong lake

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Tour Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Leh
Upon arrival at Leh airport you will be greeted by our representative. Our representative will assist you in the smooth transfer from the Leh Airport to the hotel wherein you can relax and freshen up. Lunch will be followed by a local exploration of the nearby places including restaurants and markets where you will get time to interact with the locals. Stay at the hotel for the night.

Day 02: Leh
Early in the morning after breakfast visit to Thiksey Gompa.  This is located on the hilltop of the north of Indus river.  This monastery was built in 1430 AD.  You can see the gold plated statue of Lord Buddha,  known as  Maitrey Buddha.  You can also visit the Indus Valley Monastery.  You can view from the roof of this monastery the Indus Valley and monasteries of Stanka, Matho and Shey.  Back to the Leh city and after lunch proceed to the beautiful palace that is Stok Palace. This constructed by the former ruler of Ladakh.  Lot of trekkers enjoy trekking at the several high altitude. You can find the museum within the palace, which exhibits the monuments of the royal family and their used weapons, history and currency. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03: Leh
Next day, you can visit Shey Palace,which is 15 km from the town of Leh.  This palace was the summer retreat house of the King of Ladakh.  This palacewas built in 1665.  This city was the capital of the ancient Ladakh.  The Shey monastery has the largest golden Buddha statue.The Shey palace is up high on a hill.  You can see the HemisGompa. Hemis monastery is approximately 50 km from Leh and it is on the west bank of Indus river near Karu.  This monastery is the largest and wealthiest monastery in Leh. The Hemis festival is a grand celebration, the sacred mask dance is performed during this festival is the major attraction to the tourists.  Back to the hotel and rest for the day.  Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 04: Leh to Khardung La Pass
The day is scheduled  for one of the most memorable drives of your life, a drive to the   world’s highest motorable road that is Khardung La.  In the  morning after breakfast, get ready for the bike ride from the Leh to Khardung La Pass.  You can view the beauty of the  valley and roads  twisting up the mountain.The Khardung La Pass is a famous tourist attraction because of its breathtaking views, natural air and being on the top of the world.  Back to hotel for lunch and rest for a while.  You can get explore to the prime attraction of Leh such as Shanti Stupa, NamgyalTsemo Monastery, Leh Palace and Tibetan Market.  Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 05: Leh to Alchi and Lamayuru
After breakfast leave to Alchi, which is located on the bank of Indus valley.  The Alchi monastery is situated  70 km from Leh.  This is the only monastery that is situated on the flat ground in Ladakh unlike others, which are on the hilltops  You would find the rarest mural in this Alchi monastery.  This monastery was built by the famous translator “RinchenZangpo” somewhere in middle of the 12th century.  One of the major attractions of Alchi is the Dhu-Kang Temple of the 11th century.  In the afternoon a drive to Lamayuru monastery.  This monastery is the oldest and largest monasteries in Lakakh.  This was founded by MahasiddhacharyaNaropa in the 11th century who did meditation for many years at this place.  In the Lamayuru village you can see 150 monks residing here.   There would be two annual mask dance festival, all the monks from nearby Gompas gather together to pray at these festivals.  Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06: Leh to Nubra
Next day morning, a drive to the Nubra valley.  One of the major attractions in this tripis the road journey to Nubra valley through leads highest motorable pass.  The road leads to Khardungla Pass, which at an average altitude of this valley is 3048 mtrs. This valley is about 150 km north of Leh.  Later a drive to the camp resort and proceed to the charming valley of Diskit, which is the capital of Ladakh district.  Visit the DiskitGompa, which is the ancient Gompa and was built in 1420 AD,  TheGompa you would find some beautiful scenic views. From Diskit drive towards down you would reach Hunder.   Here, in Hunder you will find sand dunes and Bactrian camel safari.  The Bactrain camel is with two humps. These camels carry heavy loads for transportation both merchandise and humans.Back to the camp and overnight stay in the camp.

Day 07: Nubra to Leh
Return drive to Leh, driving on the same route and crossing and view all the places again.  Upon arrival at Leh and rest at the hotel for the day.Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 08: Leh to Pangong Lake
After breakfast proceed to Changthang Plateau, which is rich in the natural beauty.  The landscapes in its  emptiness, silence and unbelievable beauty.  To arrive the Changthang Plateau the main entrance is the Chang La pass. This Pass is the highest mountain situated in Ladakh.  It is the third highest motorable road in the world and its elevation is 5360m above the sea level.  The main attraction of this plateau is the nomads, lakes, rare birds and wild animals.  Proceed your  journey towards the   PangongTso.  This is situated at a height of about 4267 m above the sea level.The  lake looks deep blue, especially in the evenings and it is the eye catching view.This is the highest salt lake in the world.You need to set up your own tent near the lake and overnight stay in the tent.

Day 09: Pangong Lake to Leh
Return drive to Leh, driving on the same route and crossing and view all the places again.  Upon arrival at Leh and rest at the hotel for the day.Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 10: Depature from Leh
After breakfast get transferred to Leh airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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