Leh Ladakh

05 Days

[ale_toggle title=”Overview” state=”closed”] So, if it has to be a vacation in India that’s to be lived in memories for a lifetime, it has to be LADAKH! The colorful monasteries, steep curves, snow-topped peaks, double humped camels, burning sun, freezing winds and a destination that comes straight out of the world of fantasies. Bordered on the northwest with Pakistan, north with the Chinese province of Sinkiang and east with Tibet, stands this GIANT kingdom. The photographers around the world await for the Rohtang pass to open up its jaws for the road trip, that takes you through the steep curves of Keylong, followed by riverside camps amidst mountains at Jispa, and the beautiful roads of Baralancha La that leaves you spell bound by its beauty. If you have time in hand, you definitely must hit the road trip, for this is the place where the journey would mean more than reaching the destination. Once you are in Leh, relax and let your body acclimatize to this sudden change of altitude. Be to the Khardungla pass, and feel proud to be at the highest motorable road of the world. Speak to the military men on the route, they have some inspiring stories to share and then head to the Nubhra valley. The major attractions here are White sand dunes and double humped camels for ride. The another well known place to be is the color changing Pangong Tso lake located next to China border through Changla pass. You would be awfully smitten by the beauty of this “3 idiot’s” lake. Life at Ladakh is characterized by intense spiritualities. When you are here, visit the monasteries of Alchi, Diskit & Hunder, Hemis, Lamayuru, Shanti Stupa, Spituk, Thiksey etc. Another thing to look here is the priceless antiques and art. You might even bump into students from different parts of the world, studying Buddhism here. Other major attractions for the tourist worldwide have been the cycling , rafting and trekking expeditions at the region. Even if you are an Indian traveler, this world would not be same like the people you have left behind. Take this road for this is less travelled.. this leads to a whole new unseen world. [/ale_toggle]

[ale_toggle title=”Itinerary” state=”closed”] Place to cover – Khardong-La pass, Nubra, Sand Dune, Camel Ride ,Shey, Thiksey ,Hemis, Sindhu, Leh Place, Shanti Stupa (The Sun set Point) Day 01 Arrive Leh, Upon arrival in Leh, Welcome by our Local Representative and transfer to a Ladakhi style Guest House or Hotel. Rest of the day you require to take a complete rest for acclimatization to the arid high altitude of Leh (3505m). In the evening will enjoy the sunset point(Shanti Stupa). Overnight in Hotel. Day 02 Explore Indus valley.(Around 98 kms) On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some Ancient Monasteries and most popular in this area. Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. This Monastery is more than 500 year old . Hemis Monastery, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surroundedby Mountain and fronted by long Mani walls. Sindhu ghard Darshan to Holy Indus river. Amir Khan school Or 3–Idiot shoot school. Leh Place : Is build by King Sengge Namgail of Namgail Dynasty in 17th century. The Palace is nine story high and it overlook the Leh main Market, Stok Kangri, The upper story was earlier used by the royal family. Now The palace is open for tourist The collection of jewellery, ornaments, Thangkas, ceremonial dresses, crowns, and centuries-old pieces of jewellery are kept here for public display. Overnight in Hotel. Day 03- Leh to Nubra valley: Today after breakfast drive about 04-05 hrs [125 kms ] to Nubra – known as valley of followers. After drive about 02 hrs we will reach – “The World`s Highest Motorable Road” called “Khardong-La” high about 18,380 feets above sea level. From the top we can see the most beautiful view of Indus valley & its snow covered peaks towering the sky and other side of the pass if weather remain clear we can see Karakorum mountain range and peaks too. We descend down to beautiful valley & transfer to the Accommodation. Have a rest till evening, before sun set we will take you for a short drive to Hunder sand dunes to visit & ride double humped bacterium camel, later back to accommodation for overnight stay. If time permits we will have a village walk to see local people & its culture. Day 04 Nubra to Leh Morning after breakfast we will visit the most picturesque Disket monastery on the hill top. Later continue drive to other side of Nubra valley – was the main part of silk route. We will continue our drive back to Leh via Khardongla. Reach Leh & transfer to Hotel overnight stay. Day 05 Drop to Airport, Leave Ladakh with sweet memories . [/ale_toggle]

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