What is included in the tour
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, Alchi, Rizong.
After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we will start driving along the Leh - Srinagar Highway to Lamayuru. The road is smooth with fine tarmac and runs alongside the river Indus till Khaltse and then divert towards Lamayuru. Lamayuru is also known as the Moonland due to its landscape resembling the 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 also visit several monasteries of the Sham valley. We will visit the Alchi Choskor Monastery by crossing the river Indus and following link road to Alchi village. Alchi monastery is considered among the most revered monument in the region known for its rich artefacts and paintings and murals dating back to the Kushan period. The arts and paintings at Alchi are slightly different from those of other monasteries suggesting the involvement of no-local craftsman from neighbouring Kashmir.
Drive further along the Leh- Srinagar Highway to reach Lamayuru by evening.
Overnight stay at Lamayuru.
Day 3 - Lamayuru to Leh, Likir, Basgo
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 Likir village, a quint village in the Sham valley known for traditional local pottery. The village is also home to a huge monastery which also houses a large statue of the Maitreya Buddha, we will visit the Likir monastery also.
Further along the way, we will visit the Basgo fort, once the royal palace of the Ladakhi kings of the lower Ladakh. The palace is built using rammed earth technique and it has survived the test of the time. Reach Leh by evening.
Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 4 - Leh to Nubra
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 riding 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, the biggest monastery in the Nubra valley 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 where one can also enjoy a ride on a Bactrian camel. The Bactrian camel or the double-humped camel is one of the key attractions of the valley. Nubra is the only place in India where these camels exist.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Nubra
Day 5 - Nubra – Pangong Tso (4350m) via Shayok
Today we will drive to the world famous Pangong lake, probably the most famous attraction of Ladakh. We will drive through the Shayok road, which is one of the most scenic drives in the region. Pangong lake a high altitude border lake measuring 134km in length and about 5 Km in width at the widest point. About 40 percent of the lake is in Ladakh while the remaining is in Tibet. The unique feature of the lake is the west end of the Lake which is in Ladakh is saline and supports no marine life except for a few micro-vegetation. The eastern end in Tibet is fresh and taste sweet. Once reaching Pangong, we will check into the camp/homestay we have booked for you.
Overnight stay at Pangong lake.
Day 6 - Drive from Pangong Tso (4350m) to Leh
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. The day’s ride will begin soon after, through the nomadic land of Changthang, we may get to see some wild animals freely roaming the wide stretches of Changthang before ascending the Changla pass. Changla pass is once the 2nd highest motorable pass, and still a very tough at times due to extremely bad trails all along. The numerous water streams from the glacier will make it a very adventurous stretch to ride. We will descend the Changla pass, and ride to Leh.
Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 7 - Departure from Leh
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.