This trip to Ladakh has so many opportunities waiting for you. Besides the amazing scenery, you get to enjoy some of the spectacular monasteries, lake and learn more about the religion of Bhuddism and life of local people. There is as much as optional camel riding.
Ladakh, one time was a major stop on the wondrous Asian "Silk Route". Don't wait before it gets too crowded with the tourists. Join now with a small group for your beautiful trip to Ladhak
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to hotel.
Day 02 Flight Delhi-Leh
Transfer to airport for flight to Leh. Welcome in traditional and cultural Ladakhi style and transfer to our pre-arranged hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize.
Evening visit Shanti Stupa A magnificent white-domed structure, The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985.This is truly a sight for sore eyes! Its state of the art work attracts a lot of people to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there you can see the nice, spectacular view of Leh town.
Day 03 Leh (Excursion to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis)
Proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour- a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue, built in the memory of King Singee Namgyal by his son Deldan Namgyal in 1633 A.D.
Then visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a nice hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future is one of the most beautiful and impressive monasteries of Ladakh,.
Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa, This is the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Most of the other Drukpa monasteries are the branch monasteries of Hemis. It was built during early 17th century with the blessing of Lama Stagtsang Raspa (Shambunatha), by famous Namgyal dynasty king Singee Namgyal.
Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04 Leh-Stok & Hike to Stok Geroge
Morning drive to Stok and visit Stok Palace, Stok is located 15 kms. South of Leh- The castle was built on a hill at the end of village in about the year 1825 by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal. In stok, there is also the sacred monastery of Gurphug, a branch of Spituk Monastery.
Take a hike to beautiful Stok George. Later drive back to Leh.
Day 05 Leh-Pangong
Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass. While ascending Changla pass 5486 meter, enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake.
Pangong Lake, 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, it is bisected by the international border between India and China.
Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to the beautiful nature and the environment. The scenery is truly unforgettable.
Evening at leisure and overnight stay at a camp near lake,
Day 06 Pangong-Leh
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later drive back to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight stay
Day 07 Leh-Nubra Valley
Drive to NUBRA VALLEY leads through KHDay ARDUNG-LA-PASS (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh. From the pass, you can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar. It's located to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas.
Nubra lies at and altitude of about 10,000 - ft. above the sea level and is drained largely by the Shiyok River. The Siachen River forms its single largest tributary.
First visit SUMUR, another pretty village on the other side of the river'; SAMSTANLING GOMPA here was founded by Lama Tsultims Nima and Monastic community was introduced as Rezong Gonpa. About 50 monks are residing at this 132 years old Monastery.
Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 08 Nubra Valley-Leh
Today visit the SAND DUNES to enjoy a camel safari (Optional).
Drive to Leh over Khardung La.
Afternoon at leisure for rest and relax or last day shopping in the local market.
Overnight at hotel
Day 09 Fly Leh-Delhi and return home.
Transfer to domestic airport for flight to Delhi.
Meet your guide and tour of New Delhi: India’s capital and an important gateway into the country. Visit Lutyen’s Delhi-drive past President’s palace and also known as Rashtrapati Bhawan, India gate, a World War I memorial. Lutyen’s city is characterized by wide, tree-lined avenues, parks and palaces built for important Indian Princes.
Transfer to International airport and fly back home or extend your tour to Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar.