What is included in the tour
Mentioned cost is cost per person in a group of 6 with standard category accommodation. Cost can vary depending upon group size and accommodation category.
All Inner line permit for restricted areas.
Airport pickup and Drop.
Accommodation on Double sharing basis in hotels/camps mentioned or similar.
Daily Breakfast and Dinner.
Packed/hot lunch only for Luxury and Premium category.
An Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the car in case of an emergency.
All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary.
What is NOT included in the tour
Meals not mentioned under inclusions.
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc.
Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments.
Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusions.
GST @ 5%
Day 1 - Arrival and local Sightseeing
Arrive at Leh airport or at Leh bus stand by yourself and check into the Hotel that we have booked for you. You are advised to take complete rest for the day to adapt yourself with the new environment at 11,135 feet altitude. Later, in the evening you can visit the Leh Market, Leh Palace, known as ‘Lachen Palkhar’ or Shanti Stupa, located on a hilltop near Changspa, reaching the top you will see the beauty of whole Leh town.
Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 2 - Leh to Lamayuru via Sham Valley
After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we will start driving to Lamayuru, also know as the Moonland due to its landscape. Lamayuru is also the home for the oldest monastery of Ladakh, perched atop a unique hill, it is one of the most important monuments in the region. Along the way, we will visit several sightseeing places like Hall of Fame museum, which was built in the name those martyrs passed away in Kargil war, and also visit Magnetic hill and Sangam, (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus River).
Overnight stay at Lamayuru.
Day 3 - Lamayuru to Leh
In the morning, visit the Lamayuru monastery, which is built atop a unique hill in Lamayuru village. Lamayuru monastery is one of the oldest monastery and still looked after by Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Later we will retrace the same route along the Srinagar-Leh Highway towards Leh. Along the way, we will divert towards Alchi village across the Indus river and visit the Alchi monastery, known for the paintings and thankas dating back to the Kushan period. We will also visit the LIkir Monastery along the way and also visit the Basgo castle, which was once the capital of lower Ladakh. Later we will drive back to Leh by evening.
Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 4 - Ride from Leh – Khardung La (5602m) – Hunder (4000m)
Today we will drive northward from Leh to Nubra valley, which is considered one of the most scenic valleys in the entire trans-Himalayan region. The valley boasts a unique landscape with sand dunes, lush green oasis and snow peaks, along with beautiful monasteries and villages. We will be crossing the Khardungla pass (18,380ft), considered the Highest all weather motorable pass in the world. The Pass has become a dream destination for bikers and adventurous souls from all across the world, we can click some photos, grab a hot tea from the cafeteria and start driving towards Nubra valley. We will drive past the North Pullu check post, and through the narrow roads and blind curves to reach Diskit in the afternoon. We will visit the Diskit monastery, and the Maitreya Buddha statue which ideally sits atop a small hill overlooking the valley, the view from there is incredible.
Further, we will drive to the Hunder Sand dunes, which is among the most visited place in Ladakh and also enjoy the camel ride. Nubra is the only place in India where these camels exist.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Nubra
Day 5 - Turtuk - Hunder - Leh
After breakfast in the morning at the camp/Guesthouse, we will ride to Turtuk sector, formerly a part of Baltistan and administered by Pakistan until 1971 before India liberated the region. The Turuk and adjoining villages are resided by Balti ethnic peoples, who are culturally different from Leh. We will explore the villages and ride back to Hunder by evening.
O/N stay Nubra.
Day 6 - Nubra - Pangong Tso (4350m) via Shayok
Today we will drive to the world-famous Pangong lake, probably the most famous attraction of Ladakh. It is the largest brackish lake in Asia and the largest overall at this altitude. The road from Nubra to Shayok is very less taken but has to be one of the most scenic trails for motorbiking. There will be some water crossings and offroad stretches which will make it more adventurous and fun.
Once reaching Pangong, we will further drive along the length of the lake towards the Merak, which is ideally the last point up to which a foreigner can go. We will stay at Merak overlooking the Pangong lake.
Day 7 - Drive from Pangong Tso (4350m) to Tsomoriri
Early morning, we will wake up to the mesmerising view of sunrise at the lake. The view and tranquillity will surely keep you wanting to come back again and again. We will soon start driving towards Loma bend. We will then divert towards Sumdo and head to Tsomorriri lake. We will get to see some scenic villages along the way in Rupsho, followed by some offroad trails to reach Tsomorriri. Tsomorriri is the large lake with wetlands reserves surrounding the lake. Numerous migratory birds and wildlife throng the region during the season. Close to the lake is the scenic village of Korzok and the monastery of Korzok. Overnight stay at hotel/ Camp.
Day 8 - Drive from Tsomoriri to Leh via Tsokar
Today, we'll start early from Tsomorriri via Polokongka-la (16207ft) towards the Tsokar lake, which is known for the salt deposits, rich wildlife and birding spots. We will also encounter the hot springs and sulphur deposits at the Puga valley. The roads will be a mix of patchy tarmac and off roads amidst flat stretches. We will turn right from Debring, and head towards Leh crossing through Taglang La. Overnight stay at Leh Hotel.
Day 9 - Departure
Early morning our driver will pick you up and transfer to the Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Leh airport to board a flight back to your next destination. The journey ends with lots of memories and adventure stories to be related once back home.