Duration: 11 Nights / 12Days
Destinations Covered: Leh, Monasteries, Pangong Lake, Khardung La Pass, Tsomoriri, Nomad areas
Where to stay :
Deluxe: Hotel Munshi Continantal/ Hotel Snowland or similar.
Super Deluxe: Ladakh Residency/ Larisa Resort or similar.
Day 01: Arrive Leh
After an exciting flight from Delhi to Leh, we receive you at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche airport, Leh and transfer you to hotel for acclimatization. Evening take a short walk to the local market. Overnight hotel at Leh.
Day 02: Shey/Thiksey/Hemis monastries
After breakfast you will be driving to the upper Indus tours of Thiksey monastery, the most popular image of future Buddha, the amazing views of Indus and then still further visit to the famous Hemis monastery of Drukpa Kagyu order. On the was back Shey palace the first palce of Ladakh.
Day 03: Pangong Lake Tour
After breakfast you will be driving to the most beautiful crystal clear, often changing color lake of high altitude area, the Pangong lake, next to the China border through Changla pass. Accommodations next to this lake side give you chance to spend in peace, serenity and unforgettable memories of sunset and sun arise early morning at this no man land! Overnight stay at camp at Spangmik (Pangong lake).
Day 04: Pangong Lake to Leh
After breakfast drive to Leh.
Day 05 : Leh– Khardung La-Pass 18,390 Ft. (80 Kms / 3- 4 Hrs)
After breakfast we drive to Khardungla-Pass. The World’s highest motorable road at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh “Kharzongla Pass” an adventurous drive and take you to a surprising altitude and at the top it is amazing views , the visitors definitely have the time to enjoy snow and thin air of Himalayas. Cup of Tea and snack give you different taste at the highest place and you may pick up a souvenirs from here. Drive back to Leh and hot lunch at hotel.
Day 06 : Tsomoriri lake and Nomad Tour
After a very good breakfast drive to Tsomoriri Lake; which is situated at an altitude of 4511m above sea level; with an area of about 140 Sq.km . The wetlands and sheltered bays with small islands. These wetlands form the prime habitat for breeding waterfowl including the globally threatened Black-necked crane and the Bar-headed goose. The third stream, which enters the lake from the west, has formed a fertile alluvial plain, below the village of Korzok, one of the highest inhabitants to be cultivate in the World. Overnight camping at the lakeside. But advice all the visitor to keep away from disturbing the wildlife, especially globally threatened black naked crane. Overnight stay at Resort or camp.
Day 07: One day Excursion to Nomads area
After a leisure breakfast at a tour of the nomad area, the people around here are most outstanding feature of this area, that they can be seen moving from one place to other grazing herds of goats, sheep and yaks. Changpas pass their days with their animals and move with their flocks, their only wealth, from pasture to pasture according to changing season. Their flocks, their yaks, and goat’s hair furnish the raw material of which they make their ropes, their clothes and shoes. All day long men and women are busy milking, churning the milk into butter, making ropes, weaving mats and other fabrics and repairing their tent. These people have been completely beyond the pale of all civilizing influences. Even towards the fag end of the twenty first century, they actually belong to a primitive, pre-historic age. Hot lunch at camp side and enjoy the calm, peace and serenity of this isolated place. Overnight camp
Day 08: Tsomoriri – Tsokar Lake
After breakfast drive to Tsokar, which means white lake because of the evaporates found on the margins of the lake. Tsokar, an area of about 20 sq.km , is situated at an altitude of 4530m above sea level and about 160 km southeast of Leh, in the Rupshu Valley of Ladakh region. It situated between the Zanskar range in south-west the Ladakh region in the north-east Tsokar is also called salt lake, as in ancient time local Changspa extract salts out of it and it is surrounded by extensive areas of fresh and saline marshes and wet meadows, which host a varieties of water birds, including Black-necked crane, great crested grebe, Bar-headed goose and Tibetan Wild Ass- Kyang, great Tibetan Sheep-Nayan and Gazelle are found in this area. Hot lunch at camp side and evening leisure time to explore more wildlife. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 09: Tsokar – Leh
After breakfast drive back to Leh via Taglangla pass, it is Manali -Leh road. Arrive in Leh and check in at Hotel.
Day 10: Leisure day in Leh
You will have free day to collect souvenir and shopping day.
Day 11: Leh – Delhi
Early morning drive to airport for onward journey to Delhi with the sweet memories of Ladakh, the Himalayas