Ladakh 2013-8n-9d


Diversity of Ladakh ex Srinagar to Leh Ladakh 

8 Nights and 9 Days

Srinagar Sonmarg Drass Kargil Mulbek Uleytopko Alchi Indus River Khardungla Pass Nubra Valley Pangong Lake

Tour Code: Ladakh 8n9d



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Day 01 Arrive Srinagar Airport. - On Arrival you will be transferred to the House boat , evening 30 mins Shikara ride on the lake. Over night at the House Boat in Srinagar /D
 

Day 02 Srinagar Sonamarg Kargil 7/8 Hrs drive 250 Kms..- Sonamarg - the Meadow of Gold Depart from Srinagar as per road opening timings. The drive to Sonamarg is another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir in Sindh Valley. The Sindhu Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. drive to Kargil  the road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonamarg (2740 Mtrs). After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world) k. Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974 Over Night at the Hotel in Kargil. BF/PKDL/D

Day 03 Kargil to Uleytopko 5/6 Hrs drive - depart from Kargil after early Breakfast,  en-route visiting the monastery of Mulbekh & Lamayuru & Moonlandscape passing through Namkila & Fatula Passes, The highest pass on the Srinagar- Leh road  and proceed to Ulleytopko Over Night at the Uleytopko   BF/PKDL/D 

Day 04 Drive Sham Valley & Alchi -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 05 Leh Local Tour of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey monastery 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. 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 further on to Leh Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D

Day 06 Pangong Tour of Pangong Lake -It is the highest land locked lake ( 155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs drive  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.  Drive back to Leh Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D



Day 07 Leh Khardungla-  Nubra Valley 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 in Nubra Valley BF/PKDL/D


Day 08 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 view the  Giant Buddha Statue in Diskit there is a small village market.    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 09 Drop at Leh Airport Services ends 




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