|Tour Duration||8 Days / 7 Nights||Destinations||Leh Ladakh|
|Tour Category||Cultural Journey||Tour Location||Leh Ladakh|
Leh is in the abode of the rocky paradise of Ladakh. Explore the land of beautiful landscapes that are never ending and gorgeous vistas, which are a part of discovering the spirit of Leh. Along with visiting the choicest monasteries and gompas in and around the town, you cannot miss the trip to the Pangong Tso lake which is 146 kms from the town. Also, find the Khardung-La pass one of the most proud possessions of a Ladakhi, which is the highest motorable road in the world standing tall at about 18,400 feet which also provides opportunity for cycling or motor biking.. On the adventure front, Other than that, there are also opportunities of white water river rafting and trekking available here. Wherever you may look, the never-ending vistas of Ladakh will greet you at every nook and corner. No matter what trek you choose, a new shade of the land will greet you. The most popular trails for sightseeing are Frozen Lake, Kang Yatse, Stok Kangri and many more. Embark on a memorable trip to this lesser known land of Ladakh!TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
• Explore Shey Palace, the 15th century summer palace and monastery of Leh's royal family.
• Discover the beautiful monasteries of Ladakh.
• Marvel the white sand dunes at Hunder.
• Experience a journey via Khardungla pass - the world's highest motorable road.
• Stay near the famous Pangong Lake and Tsomoriri Lake.
ITIENARY: Day 1:Arrive Leh
Welcome to your 'Ladakh Oasis With Air Ex - Delhi' tour! On arrival at the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Since it is located at an altitude of over 3000m above sea level, it is imperative that you spend rest of the day acclimatizing to the climate of Ladakh. Later, in the evening you can visit Leh market and Shanti stupa. Overnight in Leh. (D)
Day 2:Leh to Ulleytokpo
Post Breakfast, we drive towards Leh - Kargil highway to Lamayuru en route visiting the Kali Mata Temple, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. A drive of another 4 km takes us to the Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road it slides up. Further, drive through a picturesque landscape and experience the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar river 4 km before Nimmu village. Later, proceed to visit the Likir gompa, situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir. Basgo is certainly the most impressive of Ladakhi citadels despite its ruined state. Later, drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. After visiting the above monasteries we drive to Uleytokpo at our Campsite. Overnight in Uleytokpo. (B, D)
Day 3:Ulleytokpo- Lamayuru- Leh
Post breakfast, drive further to Lamayuru, which belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat) like Phyang. Later, drive back to Leh en route visit the Rizong Gompa, known as the paradise for Meditation. Drive back to Leh and check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Leh. (B, D)
Day 4:Leh to Nubra Valley (125 kms / approx 6hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Nubra Valley, popularly known as Dorma or 'The Valley of Flowers' via Khardungla Pass - one of the highest motorable roads at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh and situated to the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. On arrival, check-in to your camp. Later in the afternoon, visit Diskit Monastery. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore beautiful village of Sumur and Hunder. Overnight in Nubra Valley. (B, D)
Day 5:Nubra Valley To Leh
After breakfast, visit the Sand Dunes to enjoy a camel safari (on direct payment basis). Later,we drive to Leh by same route over Khardung La. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or take a walk to the local market. Overnight in Leh. (B, D)
Day 6:Leh To Pangong Lake
After breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake en route visiting the Shey Palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh and Thiksey, an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. Further proceed towards Pangong through Changla pass (5486 Mets. 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, 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 under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment as the scenery is unforgettable. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight camp in Pangong. (B, D)
Day 7:Pangong Lake To Leh
Early morning is at leisure to explore the beauty of the lake. Later, drive back to Leh, en route visiting the Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Leh (B, D)
Day 8:Depart Leh
Depart from Leh With happy memories.