Best of Ladakh Tour
Treat yourself to 10 unforgettable days exploring the the roof of the world. Blessed with a breathtaking mountainous landscape and stunning sights, Ladakh is a destination that requires a good amount of time to be explored. Savor the tranquility, admire the sights, explore the monasteries and lakes, relish scrumptous local cuisine and more.
Schedule of Best of Ladakh Tour
Day 01 : Delhi to Leh
Arrival to Leh’s Bakula Airport and transfer to the hotel. After completing the check-in the day is scheduled for resting for acclimatization to the high altitudes of Ladakh . In the evening we will visit the popular Shanti Stupa- on a hilltop in Chanspa. Next, the Chowkhang monastery- a serene monastery marked by fluttering prayer flags. Later on, indulge in at the local market of Leh. Some of the best buys include Buddhist masks, prayer wheels, Thangka paintings and woolen items like Pashmina shawls, gloves, sweaters and more.
Day 2 Indus Valley Tour
After Breakfast on day 2, get all set for a full day tour of Indus Valley. The attractions that you visit today include the Royal Museum at Stok Palace- called the Stok Palace Museum, Thiksey Monastery- belonging to the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this gompa is the largest monastery in central Ladakh region, Stagna Monastery- placed on a barren mountain top, Changchubling monastery- better known as Rizong monastery, known for its high standards of monastic disciplines and the extremely well-known Hemis Monastery- India’s wealthiest monastery, Hemis is the biggest one too and the site of an annual festival.
Day 3 Nubra Valley Tour - Valley of Flowers
On day 3, post breakfast, begin your road journey to Nubra Valley via the world-popular Khardungla Pass, at an altitude of 18360 feet. As you reach the valley, set your camps at the assigned location. Later on, you visit the silver sand dunes near Hunder village. Hop onto a double humped Camel for a memorable camel safari around the place. The next visit is to the villages of Diskit and Hunder (80 km round trip / 6-7 hours). The road trip in this region is a beautiful one. These places own monasteries and hot springs.
Day 4 Nubra Valley
Today, leave the valley early morning after breakfast. The mornings here are mesmerizing. Thereafter, visit the tiny yet beautiful Yarab tso Lake, known as the hidden lake. This crystal clear lake is bounded by barren yet beautiful surroundings. After sightseeing, begin your drive back to Leh via Khardungla pass. Check-in at a hotel and spend the evening by enjoying leisure walk in the Leh market.
Day 5 Pangong Lake
On the 5th day of the tour, leave early morning for Pangong Lake, placed at an altitude of 4400 m. Start driving eastwards of Leh crossing Changla Pass, 17500 ft. Take a route via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh. Treat your eyes to the scenic beauty all around you. As you reach, set up your camps near the lake side. Finding its place in both India and China, this lake is blessed with enchanting surroundings.
Day 6 Tsomoriri Lake
Start your day early when the surroundings of the lake look even more beautiful. Later on, start driving towards Tsomoriri Lake – the largest lake in Ladakh, it lies at an altitude of 15075 feet. You drive up to Kharu and then right to the Moriri Lake. En-route stopping at Chumathang Hot springs. Drive past Mahe Bridge and then drive towards the beautiful Tsomoriri Lake. Evening arrival at the Lake. Check-in at the tented camp near the lake. Near the lake, you can spot as many as 34 avifauna species. The lake has been declared a Wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Convention in 2003.
Day 7 Tsokar Lake
After an early breakfast on day 7, start driving to Leh via Tsokar Lake. On the way, take a visit to Puga Geo-Thermal Gas springs, visiting the Nomadic Rebo tents at Polo-kongka pass, and further after the pass, stop by Tsokar Lake – a wetland area. If you are interested, you can also visit the monastery of tiny Thukje village. Overnight stay in hotel in leh
Day 8 Uleytokpo
After breakfast, today you start driving to Ulley Resort from Leh. On the way, visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Likir monastery and the 1000 -year old murals of Alchi monastery, listed among the best Buddhist miniature paintings. Continue your road journey. Finally, you arrive Uley. Check-in at the resort/hotel and relax.
Day 9 Uleytokpo
Your first visit is to region with Lunar landscapes- an area that is similar to the land condition of Moon. After this, you visit Lamayuru Monastery- one of the largest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh, it houses wall paintings, thangkas, murals, old scriptures and various statues of different forms of Buddha as well as other deities. Next you explore Rizong Nunnery- residence of 40 monks, this monastery was constructed in 1831 by the great Lama Tsultim Nima (130 km round trip / 6-7 hours). If you want, you can also enjoy a day hike to Rizong village (around 2-3 hours) or a go for a short hike to Gera-Lardo village across Indus River.
Day 10 Uleytokpo to Leh
Today, you start driving back to Leh. On the way, a visit to Spituk Monastery- also known as Pethup Gompa, it was founded in the 11th century; Magnetic Hill or the gravity hill-a natural wonder of the region and the Military Hall of Fame- a museum and memorial of the war heroes that is established and managed by the Indian Army. Late afternoon arrival in Leh. As the rest of the day is free, you can indulge in some last minute shopping at the popular markets of Leh such as Moti market, Balkhang chowk for apricot and Super Market.
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Day 11 Leh to Delhi
In the morning, get an assisted transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi