Ladakh Holiday always takes you away to the Highlands and tranquil land of the lamas, Lakes, Passes. This trip is for those who choose to visit Ladakh on a more relaxing holiday, visit to the popular sights at a leisure pace is a part of the itinerary, Pangong lake the high light of a Leh Ladakh holiday is a must visit jeep safari excursion. On this trip you will get a good experience of a Ladakhi Holiday where exploring at a leisure pace with inside visits to the Palace, Monasteries and Lakes. All the nights are in Leh.
Arrive KushokBakula airport Leh – 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. After lunch Visit Shanti Stupa &Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh. (Breakfast / Hot Lunch / Dinner).
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km 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. Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel. (Breakfast / Hot Lunch / Dinner).
Morning after breakfast you will be driven by taxi to Likir which is just 58 kms away. Likir Village (3650 mts.) is the starting point of our trek. Although the distance is short, the route is warm, without any shade or water and we need to traverse two passes. From Likir the route heads west up to Phobe La (3580m) and beyond this lies Sumdo village. The trail goes steadily upwards till you get to Chagatse La (3630m). Across the pass is the village of Yangthang (3630m) where we camp for the night, next to a stream. The Ridzong Monastery lies about an hour south of Yangthang. O/N Stay at Homsetay(Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner).
Today is an easy walk despite the pass because both the approach and the descent are of gentle gradients. The trail heads north, descending for a bit, crossing a stream before climbing up west again to Tsermangchen La (3750m). After a short rest at the pass we head down to HemisShukpachen. The village, named after the grove of cedars, is one of Ladakh’s prettiest. There are several sparkling streams surrounded by shady willows and large barley fields that provide a touch of green to the otherwise desolate, Rocky Mountains.. O/N in Homestay O/N Stay at Homsetay(Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner).
Again this is a fairly easy day. The trail goes upward between two hillocks west of the village upwards until it veers south and climbs steeply up to the Mebtak La (3750m) marked by prayer flags. From the pass we head down the gorge to Ang village, and pass through a charming village with apricot orchards ahead to our last night camp at Temisgam village. Our last night at Temisgam. O/N stay in Homesaty O/N Stay at Homsetay(Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner).
After breakfast we will drive towards Leh en-route we will stop at Sangam to get our Rafting Gear and we will start our rafting from Skorpochay to Sangam with Grade –II (2.5 Hrs). later drive back to Leh. O/N Stay at Hotel in Leh(Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner).
It is the highest land locked lake (155 KmsOne 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. Drive back to Leh,Via same route. Overnight at Hotel in Leh(Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner).
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.
DAY 1 Leh Arrival (3505 meters / 11567 feet)
DAY 2 Tour of Hemis, ThikseyShey monastery & SindhuDarshan
DAY 3 Drive to Likir 58km visit Monastery and trek to Yangthang (04-05hrs)
DAY 4 Yangthang to HemisShukpachen across Tsermang-chen La (8 km.; 2/3 hours)
DAY 5 Yangthang to HemisShukpachen across Tsermang-chen La (8 km.; 2/3 hours)
DAY 6 Temisgam to Leh en-routeRafting on Zanskar River from Skorpochay to Sangam
DAY 7 Tour of Pangong Lake
DAY 8 Depart
AIR FARE NOT INCLUDED