The Mysteries of Ladakh

The best time to visit Ladakh is June – Sept, when the weather is good, the skies are clear and the passes are open.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Leh; acclimatise.
Day 2 Leh Local; Thiksey monastery
Day 3 Leh - Pangong ( 3 hrs)
Day 4 Back to Leh 
Day 5 Leh - Nubra valley ( 3 hrs)
Day 6 Back to Leh
Day 7 Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01  Leh arrival and acclimatize. Arrive at Leh airport to be greeted by our representative; check in. Afternoon visit Shey Palace and Monastery. The palace, mostly in ruins now, was built first in 1655, near Shey village, by the king of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal, also known as Lhachen Palgyigon. It was used as a summer retreat by the kings of Ladakhhe Shey Monastery was also built in 1655 on the instructions of Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal, within the palace complex. The monastery is noted for its giant copper with gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha.Hotel: Rafica or equivalent homestay

 Day 02 Leh local Visit Theksey, one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh. Thiksey Gompa serves as the residence of approximately eighty monks. Following this we visit the Hemis monastery; the largest and wealthiest in ladakh. Evening visit the Shanti Stupa; a magnificent white-domed structure, the Shanti Stupa of Leh Ladakh offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. The stupa looks best at night, when it is beautifully illuminated with glittering lights. Hotel: Rafica or equivalent homestay

Day 03 Leh to Pangong Lake ( 130 kms) Leave early morning at 5AM leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 meters. While ascending Changla pass enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. At Lukung, Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the Lake.This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144Kms long with half of it running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Stay: At Pangong Tso at the Tented Accommodation with attached Western toilet.

Day 04 Pangong Lake to Leh Leave from Pangong Tso after lunch and reach Leh by evening. Overnight: Hotel at Leh

Day 05 Leh – Nubra Valley Visit Hunder Sand dunes; take a Camel ride on a double-humped Bactrian camel over the beautiful desert. Go to Turtuk, which is the last village on Indo-Pak border. This picturesque village has beautiful apricot orchards that are ready to pluck in the months of June-July. Overnight: Stay at Turtuk Holiday Resort.

Day 06 Nubra Valley – Panamik – Leh Drive back via the hot water springs at Panamik. Arrive in Leh by 7 pm.

Day 07: Departure Leh – Delhi Airport drop off for your flight back.

Tour Ends

 

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