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Exploring Ladakh

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Ladakh with this meticulously planned itinerary. Upon arrival in Leh, take a day to acclimatize to the high altitude. The following day, delve into the cultural treasures of Leh with visits to Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa, and Leh Palace, followed by exploration of local landmarks like Kali Mandir, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, and the confluence of rivers Indus. Day three takes you to the stunning Nubra Valley via the legendary Khardungla Pass, where you can revel in the surreal beauty of White Sand Dunes and Diskit Monastery. On day four, traverse to the breathtaking Pangong Lake via Chang-la, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring natural scenery. Day five offers a deeper dive into Ladakh's spiritual heritage with visits to Shey, Thicksey, and Hemis Monasteries, culminating in a serene Sindhu Darshan. Finally, bid farewell to Leh on day six, enriched by unforgettable experiences and cherished memories of Ladakh's unparalleled beauty and culture.

Highlights

    • Visit Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa, and Leh Palace.
    • Explore Kali Mandir, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, and Hall of Fame.
    • Evening free for leisure and market exploration.
    • Journey to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass, the world's highest motorable road.
    • Enjoy camel ride at White Sand Dunes in Hunder.
    • Visit Diskit Monastery and relax at camp/hotel in Nubra Valley.
    • Depart early for Pangong Lake via Chang-la pass.
    • Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of Pangong Lake, extending into Tibet.
    • Return to Leh in the evening.
    • Explore Shay, Thicksey, and Hemis monasteries.
    • Admire the 36ft high Buddha statue at Shey and the scenic beauty of Thicksey monastery.
    • Visit Hemis monastery, the wealthiest in Ladakh.
    • Return to Leh via Sindhu Darshan.

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Day By Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Leh

Upon arrival, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Considering the significant change in altitude (from a relatively low elevation to over 11,000 feet), we recommend taking it easy on the first day to allow your body to acclimatize to the height and climate of Leh. While you may be eager to start exploring, it's essential to prioritize your health. Enjoy your meals and overnight stay in Leh.

Day 2: Leh Sightseeing

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Leh. Explore the serene Sankar Gompa, nestled in a valley floor, which serves as the residence for Lamas of the yellow sect and pays homage to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Next, visit the magnificent Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist monument built by an Indian-based Japanese monk with the intention of spreading Buddhism globally. Then, marvel at the Leh Palace, reminiscent of the grandeur of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. In the afternoon, visit the renowned Kali Mandir, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, witness the confluence of the Indus River, experience the phenomenon of the Magnetic Hill, and pay respects at the Hall of Fame. Enjoy the evening exploring the local market. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Leh.

Day 3: Nubra Valley

In the morning, embark on a journey to Nubra Valley via the legendary Khardungla Pass, the world's highest motorable road at 5,602 meters above sea level. Upon arrival, visit the mesmerizing White Sand Dunes at Hunder and indulge in a camel ride (optional, available on direct payment basis). Explore the serene Diskit Monastery before checking into a comfortable camp or hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Nubra Valley. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the deluxe camp in Valley Flower or similar.

Day 4: Pangong Lake

After an early breakfast, depart for Leh via Pangong Lake, traversing through the picturesque Sheyok River and crossing the Chang-la Pass at 5,475 meters, the third highest motorable pass in the world. Pangong Lake, nestled amidst towering peaks, offers an unforgettable spectacle. After soaking in the beauty of Pangong Lake, return to Leh in the evening. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Leh.

Day 5: Leh Sightseeing

Begin your day with an early breakfast and embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Shay, Thicksey, and Hemis. Explore the historic Shey Palace, adorned with a 36-foot high copper statue of Buddha covered in gold. Visit the iconic Thicksey Monastery, perched atop an island mountain, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Conclude your tour with a visit to Hemis Monastery, the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh, known for its vibrant annual festivals. Return to Leh in the evening via Sindhu Darshan. Enjoy your meals and overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 6: Depart from Leh

Check out from the hotel in time to catch your onward flight back home, carrying unforgettable memories of your Ladakh adventure.


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