Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Route : Srinagar – Kargil – Alchi – Nubra – Pangong – Leh
Highlights :Kargil War Memorial Hall & Museum/ Likir Monastery / Hall of Fame / Magnetic hill /Pathar Sahib Gurudwara / Lamayuru / Alchi Monastery / Uleytokpo / Khardongla /Leh / Hunder / Nubra Valley / Diskit / Pangong Lake / Thiksey / Shey
Operational Month: 10 May till 15 Nov
Morning after breakfast drive to Kargil. The road passes through the panoramic village to reach Sonmarg (2740 meters) After Sonmarg the road is mostly rough and wet to Zojila pass 3527 meters (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest Inhibited place in the World) where we stop for tea and passport check. Visit War memorial hall & Museum. Another 2.5 hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 meters) which has got its importance after opening of Ladakh for tourists in 1974. reach Kargil Stay overnight in Kargil.
Morning after breakfast drive to Leh. Today we have to move up three passes this day will be tiresome but panoramic too. The first Buddhist village will be Mulbek a giant Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain. We have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749ft) on Srinagar Leh route. Enroute visit the Lamayuru oldest Monastery of Ladakh and witness a beautiful mesmerizing moon landscapes. Continue drive to next village Nimu a view of the confluence of Zanskar River & Indus River enroute visit Alchi Gompa, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara. Finally, we reach Leh 3500 meters. Stay overnight in Leh.
After breakfast drive to Sidhu Darshanand about 7 kms from Leh on the bank of the Historical Indus River. Later proceed to visit Shey Place, The ancient capital of Ladakh and Thiksay Monastery located on top of a hill; the Monastery is an excellent example of Ladakhi architecture. This contains several Stupas, Statues, Thangkas, Wall Paintings and a large pillar depicting Buddha’s teachings. Later continue to drive to visit Hemis Monastery, which was built in 1630, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism and It houses some beautiful Wall Paintings, Thangka and several other historic objects. Later visit Stok Palace Museum . Return to Leh in the evening visit Shanti Stupa, Leh palace & Market. Stay overnight in Leh.
After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung La (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) continue drive till Hundur village. On arrival check in to the Camp. After lunch enjoys the beauty of sand dunes one can also enjoy Camel Safari. Stay overnight in Nubra Valley.
After breakfast, visit to Deskit Monastery and have a wonderful view of Nubra Valley. Later drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardung La Pass. Stay overnight in Leh.
After early breakfast drive to Pangong Lake, which is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China.On arrival check in to the Camp. Enjoy the turquoise color panoramic lake and the sun set on the banks of lake with magnificent mountains. Stay overnight in Pangong.
Early morning enjoy the picturesque view of Sun rise on the lake. After breakfast drive back to Leh, enroute visit Thiksey Monastery and Shey. Stay overnight in Leh.
Early morning transfer to Leh airport. Tour ends with sweet memories of Ladakh…