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.
Your journey will begin in Kashmir experience the unique experience of House boat of Dal lake and Nagin lake drive across Zojila the gate way to Ladakh then enter into Kargil, unique culture of Shia Muslim, visit 2nd century rock carved of maître ay Mulbekh, cross over Fotola highest pass between Leh and Srinagar, finally reach Leh once used to be trading centre of central Asia, enroute visit Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries, explore the magic lake of Pangong and Nubra valley. Enjoy the most magnificent road Journey from Leh to Manali.
Arrival at Srinagar Airport, transfer to Hotel/ Houseboat, evening Shikara ride and overnight stay at Hotel/ Houseboat. (Breakfast /Dinner).
After breakfast depart from Srinagar as per road opening timings. The drive to Sonamarg (85kms) 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 Sonamarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass (62kms from Sonamarg) 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass, 40kms from Zojila pass, (The second coldest inhibited place in the world). Another 58kms, 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. Overnight stay at the hotel (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner).
Depart from Kargil after early Breakfast, en-route visit the monastery of Mulbekh, Situated 45 km from Kargil and 260 km from Leh, Monastery is famous for its two Gompa and the nine mtr tall statue of Maitreya Buddha, after driver to Lamayuru (65kms from Mulbekh) Lamayuru monastery is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region. The monastery belongs to Red-Hat Sect of Buddhism, after drive to Alchi (60kms from Lamayuru), Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. After proceed to the Likir Monastery to visit the splendid three storeys 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 Gurudawara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Overnight stay at hotel. (Breakfast /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. Overnight stay at the hotel. Evening drive to visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
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After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by Afternoon. Rest of the day, Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight stay at the camp. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner).
After Breakfast visit Diskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at Leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight stay at the hotel (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner) .
After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at the camp. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner).
Moring walk around Lake, after breakfast drive back to Leh, Overnight stay at Hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner).
After Breakfast Drive from Leh to Sarchu, en-route crossing Taglang La Pass, 110kms from Leh (Tanglang pass, which is at a height of 5350 mts and is the second highest motorable pass in the world), Lachulung La pass (88kms from Taglang La Pass) at 5,065 m (16,616 ft), Nakee La pass (20kms from Lachulung La) at 4,739 m (15,547 ft), continuous drive to Sarchu (37kms). Sarchu is the last inhabited point in Himachal Pradesh on the Manali -Leh route- which is regarded as one of the highest highways in the world. Over night at Camp in Sarchu 4,290 m (14,070 ft). (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner).
After breakfast drive to Manali, en-route we cross Baralacha La Pass (40kms from Sarchu) 5,030 m (16,500 ft), after we cross Zingzingbar (18kms from Baralacha La pass) 4,270 m (14,010 ft) after drive to Darcha 33kms from Zingzinbar, after drive toward Jispa (10kms from Darcha). We will see the beautiful village Jispa, The village is situated at the junction of two nullahs with the main river Bhaga. Jispa has a very large dry river-bed, a rarity in Lahaul. Proceed to Rohtang Pass 3978 M (88kms from Jispa) is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. After driver toward Manali (52kms) Arrive at Manali and overnight stay at Hotel. (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner) .
In the morning transfer to bus stand or check out from Hotel.
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
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