A road journey to Leh- Ladakh to watch the panorama and spectacular mountain view, an oasis at the desert land, an experience to see the biggest and the highest plateau in the world and the beautiful but remote oasis in the middle of cold desert and a chance to see the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery is what you can expect from this leisurely paced itinerary.
Your road journey to Leh will begin today stopping at Sarchu for an overnight stay. On this journey you will cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) reaching Sarchu (4253 m). Sarchu is the border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu check in at the tented campsite for an overnight stay.
Today early in the morning leave for Leh, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. After Lunch at Pang drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh, you will be greeted by our Local representative. Check in at the Hotel for an overnight stay.
This morning post breakfast check-out from the hotel and 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 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. 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 in at the Camp / Hotel in Hunder for an Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight stay at the camp.
After an early breakfast, check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you'll have the opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you will come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, 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 to your Hotel. Day at leisure to rest and relax or for own activities.
This morning after an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace - The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School. Driving further 5 Kms through a picturesque landscape you will reach Thiksey - an impressive complex rising tier on a hill above the village. After visiting about two monasteries drive further towards Chang La Pass, 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Chang La pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Chang La Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of it running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. On arrival, check in at the Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight stay at the Camp.
This morning spend your time at leisure to explore the beauty of the lake and later drive back to Leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa - the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at the hotel for an Overnight stay.
This morning post breakfast proceed for an excursion to Sham Valley. Drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Sightseeing will begin with Hall of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh which is worth a visit for every Indian, and proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib - Nestled deep in the Himalayas. A drive of another 4 km will take you to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. Further driving through a picturesque landscape you will reach the Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar River. After visiting the above mentioned places, drive back to Leh enroute visiting Spituk Monastery - Built in 15th century during the reign of Grags 'bum-lde, this new Gelug-pa monastery was built like fortress on the summit of crags. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
This morning check-out from the hotel in Leh. Holidaymine.com thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport by our representative to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
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