Ladakh 2013 7n8d

Ladakh - Safari to the roof of the world


07 Nights 08 Days   
 Tops of the world with Pangong Lake. Khardungla ( K Top ). Stok. Sham Valley. Alchi .Shey Thiksey Hemis. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan and Shanti Stupa. Nubra Valley, Samstaling, Panamik,Y araptso Lake..

Tour Code:  Ladakh-2013-7N8D






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Day 01  Fly Delhi – Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet.Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh - 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 9.30 am and Fullday at rest for acclimatization. Lunch at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Leh.) BF/L/D 

Day 02 Drive Sham Valley and; Alchi -70km after breakfast, carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground., Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storey Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam , drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia)Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D

Day 03 Tour of Hemis, Thiksey , Shey monastery, 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan and Shanti Stupa - After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45 kilometers west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh.From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk.After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan Later in the afternoon, we will then drive to visit the Shanti stupa to catch the entire view of Leh city with the Indus River, we will spend some time to catch the sunset and and further on to Leh Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL /D

Day 04 Tour of Khardungla Pass 18832 Ft , Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes  –  Drive 120 Kms 4/5 Hrs ( Temperatures below Freezing point at Khardungla Pass) ensure to carry heavy winter clothes as most of the time this pass has snow .Khardungla is the World's highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. The road then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of world records , Drive through the Valley which is extremely beautiful for photography.Nubra Valley is the Oasis of Ladakh as you see some colourful trees in this region. Later reach your camp  visit the Sand Dunes if lucky you will get the sight of the Two Hump Bacterian camels, enjoy time at  the Sand Dunes of Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village . Over Night at the camp BF/PKDL /D
  
Day 05 After Breakfast proceed to  Diskit monastery which is 515 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market. Giant Buddha Statue.   Proceed for the tour of Samstaling,Panamik,Yaraptso Lake along with the splendid view of the Karakoram Himalayan Range…Samsthaling is situated on the mountainside just above sumur. This was the route taken by the trade caravans, and Panamik, the last village on this circuit, was at that time a busy centre, the last major settlement before the caravans Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh.  over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D

Day 06 Tour of Pangong Lake- It is the highest land locked lake ( 155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs driver  each way . After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.  Over Night at Pangong Lake Camp

Day 07 Drive back to Leh,evening is Free for market  Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL /D

Day 08 Transfer from Leh hotel to Leh Airport. End of services   

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