Destinations Covered: Manali, Sarchu, Leh, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Kargil, Srinagar & Jammu
Ladakh, 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. A visit to the region is no less than exploring your own desires and in-depth peace.
Upon arrival at Chandigarh Railway Station / Airport, you’ll be met by our driver and drive to Manali. On arrival, we check in at our pre-arranged hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast, half day tour visiting Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery (closed on Mondays) and few old temples in Naggar village. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashishth Village. Evening free to explore Manali market. Overnight at the hotel.
Depart Manali early in the morning through Rohtang Pass (13050 ft), We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive up to MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high altitude topography, the forest of Birch After Lunch drive to Sarchu through Baralacha Pass(16020 ft). Overnight stay at Camp
Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After the Lunch 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. Arrive at Leh by evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
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.
After breakfast proceeds for sightseeing of Sham valley visiting Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River. After visiting above places we drive back to Leh en route visiting Spituk Monastery, and drive to Kargil en route visiting the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery en route visiting the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moon land. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Later Drive to KARGIL over Fatu-la (13,489 ft) which is the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. Upon arrival in Kargil, we check in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
After early breakfast drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited place on earth and you can have a spectacular view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. Pay a tribute to Vijay Smarak, dedicated to Indian Soldiers who laid their lives for us during the Kargil War in 1999. Arrive Srinagar by Afternoon. Rest of the time for own activities. Overnight at Houseboat.
Post breakfast we take a sightseeing tour of Srinagar (Lake City) visiting Shankaracharya Temple & Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure). Overnight at Houseboat.
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|
|Srinagar||Hotel Taimoor or similar|
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