Destinations Covered: Srinagar, Leh, Monasteries, Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake
Ladakh, famed as the “Land of High Passes”, wins hearts with its simplicity and rugged natural beauty. Spectacular landscapes, enfolded by serrated mountains, give the region its unique character. Largely influenced by Buddhism, Ladakh is home to numerous ornate monasteries. The pristine natural heritage of this fabled realm can be seen in its picturesque lakes, unspoiled by human civilization. Showcasing an exotic character and cloaked in a transcendental aura, Ladakh is a destination, which is gaining immense popularity among globetrotters.
We drive to Leh via Sonmarg, One of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar. In Sonmarg one can take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Upon arrival in Kargil, we check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast we drive to Leh en route visiting Lamayuru, Belongs to Drepung Kagyu (Red Hat). Then we drive towards Leh en route visiting Confluence of The Indus And Zanskar River just after 4 from Nimmu and further to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. Upon arrival in Leh, you will meet our representative and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
After early breakfast, leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong – la (alt: 18,380 ft. – highest motorable pass in the world). After descending in the valley, drive on to Hundar and check into fixed camp. Post lunch, you can enjoy the ride of double hump Camel on Hundar sand dune. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
In the morning drive to Diskit (Headquarters of Nubra) and visit Diskit Monastery. Later, drive back to Leh, reaching in the late afternoon. Rest of the day to explore the markets. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
After Breakfast Leave to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of it’s running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Dinner and overnight at Camp.
Leave Pangong Lake after breakfast and retrace the road to Leh across the Changla Pass. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit Hemis Monastery, the biggest and most famous monastery of Ladakh, and then return to the highway for onward journey to Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Morning at leisure to explore the destination on your own & evening Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Tour concludes. The Samsara Holidays ensures a punctual transfer. Our driver will take you to the airport for onward destination.
|Manali||Paramount View Cotages/Hotel Jupiter or similar|
|Sarchu||Dorje Camp or similar|
|Leh||Galwan Palace | Eco Exotic Ladakh | Lhasu Residency|
|Nubra Valley||Sun n Sand Camp | Habib Guesthouse | Siachen Guesthouse|
|Sham Valley||Local Homestay|
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