Our Amazing Ladakh itinerary covers the iconic destinations of Leh with its stunning monasteries and landscapes, and Nubra Valley, a high-altitude desert. A day trip to the highest saltwater lake in the world, Pangong Lake is also included.
Arrive at Leh airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will take some time to acclimatize due to the increase in elevation from New Delhi to over 11,000 ft in Leh. Freshen up and in the afternoon, you can walk through the Old Town of Leh, below the 17th century Leh Palace and explore the nearby areas of this wonderful city.
Enjoy a great overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, spend the entire day sightseeing and exploring the Tibetan Buddhist Gompas of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis to learn about the culture and art of Leh. Shey, built in the 16th century is known for its copper-gold gilded statue of Buddha Shakamuni. Drive to visit the beautiful fortress monastery of Thiksey, perched atop a hill. Next, visit Hemis monastery, one of the most famous and largest monasteries of the region. After that, drive back to the hotel in Leh. In the evening, spend some time hanging around the markets.
After a day full of learning and exploring history, enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Rise up early and get ready to visit one of the best places in India, Nubra Valley. Drive to Nubra valley (130 km, 5-6 hrs drive), via the highest motored pass in the world, Khardungla Pass. Stop at the pass, at a height of around 5,550 metres for a photo stop of the fantastic view, before driving into the Nubra valley. Drive to the camp resort and later visit the charming valley of Deskit, the tiny capital of Nubra, where you will visit the Deskit Gompa, perched on a rocky hill above the village, with a view of the entire valley. From Deskit, proceed to Hunder, passing by the double-humped Bactrian camels in an area of sand dunes. In the late afternoon, drive to the camp.
After a splendid day wandering places, stay at the beautiful camps.
Wake up among the mountains and have a lovely breakfast. After breakfast, check out from the camps and proceed to Leh (130 km, 5-6 hrs drive), crossing the Khardungla pass on the same route. You will arrive at Leh in the afternoon and check in the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After an early breakfast, drive to a half day sightseeing tour of Pangong Lake, the highest saltwater lake in the world, via Chang La pass (130 km, 5-6 hrs drive). Enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Chang - chenmo range over the blue and green expanse of the water. After that, drive back to Leh.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After an early morning breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Leh airport for your return flight.