Leh (1), Uley (1), Leh (1), Pangong Lake (1), Leh (1), Nubra Valley (1), Leh (1)
Arrival (Leh) Departure (Leh)
Family (On the Move)
Best of Ladakh takes you through the rugged region of Ladakh in North India, exploring high mountain passes, remote villages, ancient monasteries and superb countryside. What Ladakh offers is a journey through a region that is so distinctly different from anywhere else in India that it seems like another world altogether. Best of Ladakh is for those looking for a bit of adventure and experience along with cool climate and a holiday experience unlike any other.
Highlights of this holiday would be
Leh (11500 ft asl) - Shanti Stupa, Shey / Thiksey / Hemis Monasteries, War Memorial
Nubra Valley (10000 ft asl) - High Altitude Desert (Bactrian Camel Ride), Diskit Monastery, Hot springs
Uley (10000 ft asl) - White Water Rafting, Lamayuru Monastery (Excursion), Alchi Monastery
Pangong Lake (15000 ft asl) - High Altitude Lake, Chang La Pass (Enroute)
Day 1 - Arrive at Leh - Rest and Relaxation for Acclimatisation Arrive at Leh Airport and spend the day in the hotel for rest and acclimatisation. You Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market in the evening.
Day 2 - Leh Sightseeing Today you proceed for sightseeing on the Leh – Srinagar Highway. You Visit the Hall of Fame, a War Memorial maintained by the Indian Army. Thereafter, you visit Kali Mata Temple & Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. You proceed further to visit Magnetic Hill and admire the confluence of the holy Indus & Zanskar. Thereafter you visit Alchi, Likir & Basgo Monastery.
Day 3 - Lamayuru Excursion Today you proceed to Lamayuru (the oldest monastery in Ladakh - 46 kms - 1 hour) and Moonlandscape (Land which reassembles the lunar surface). Leh-Srinagar highway is in excellent condition offering stunning views enroute. Return back to Leh (115 kms - 2.5 hours) for an overnight stay.
Note: You may opt for White Water Rafting at Nimu enroute.
Day 4 - Travel to Pangong Lake via Shey and Thiksey Today you travel to Pangong Lake via Shey, Thiksey and Changla Pass (17,586 feet), the third highest mountain pass of the world. Pangong Lake (15000 ft asl - 150 kms from Leh - 4 hours) is a saltwater lake renowned for its stunning views and for being featured in the climax sequence of the superhit Bollywood movie "Three Idiots". You will reach by late afternoon and rest of the day is for you to explore the windy lakeside character of Pangong. You may visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy an outing along the banks of the lake. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven colour formations in the lake.
Day 5 - Pangong Lake to Leh Today you travel back to Leh. Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. You visit Hemis Monatery and return back to Leh.
Note: You may opt for ethnic dining at "Tibetan Kitchen" Restaurant in the heart of Leh market.
Day 6 - Travel to Nubra Valley via Khardung La Pass Today you drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass. This road is considered the highest motorable road of the world. Enroute, admire the spectacular views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardungla Pass (18,390 feet) After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra (128 kms from Leh - 3.5 hours). You arrive by the afternoon and later in the evening, proceed to Hunder, the high altitude desert area for a camel ride.
Day 7 - Return to Leh Today you visit Diskit monastery & Hunder Villages. Take a stroll around the place to see the lifestyle of people living in the northernmost region of India. Drive back to Leh via Khardungla pass. Reach Leh by late afternoon. Rest of the evening is for you to explore Leh on your own.
Note: You may visit Leh market for souvenir shopping.
Day 8 - Departure Today you fly back from Leh Airport to onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at Leh
Traditional Welcome in the hotel
Accommodation at 3* Hotels / Resorts with Breakfast and Dinner
Inner line permit for protected area
All airport transfers & sightseeing tours by: NAC Mahindra Scorpio/ Chevrolet Tavera
Airfare to and from Leh or any other destination
Monument & Museum Entrance Fees to be paid directly.
Any kind of personal expenses, extra meals, starters & Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated etc)
Any kind of optional tours
Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls, Guide Fee & Camera Fee
Services of vehicle on leisure days and after finishing the sightseeing tour