Ladhak, The Land of Endless Discovery 9 Days

Ladakh, one time was a major stop on the wondrous Asian "Silk Route", has now 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 Buddhism and local people. There is as much as optional camel riding.  

Don't wait before it gets too crowded with  the tourists. Join now with a small group for your amazing trip to Ladhak 

  • Day 01 Arrive Delhi
  • Day 02 Fly Delhi-Leh (11,480 ft.)
  • Day 03 Excursion to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis.
  • Day 04 Overland Leh-Stok & Hike to Stok Gorge
  • Day 05 Drive Leh-Pangong (14,000 ft.)
  • Day 06 Drive Pangong-Leh
  • Day 07 Drive Leh-Nubra Valley ( 10,000 ft.)
  • Day 08 Drive Nubra Valley-Leh
  • Day 09 Fly Leh-Delhi and connect your flight to U.S. or extension

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to hotel.  

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 02 Fly Delhi-Leh (11,480 ft.)

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Transfer to airport for flight to Leh. Welcome in traditional and cultural Ladakhi style and transfer to the hotel, which has been booked for you. Rrest 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. 

Overnight at Leh.

Day 03 Excursion to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis.

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today you will take a tour to  Indus Valley monastery, which includes 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.

Overnight at Leh.

Day 04 Overland Leh-Stok & Hike to Stok Gorge

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning drive to Stok and visit Stok Palace, which 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.

Overnight Leh.

Day 05 Drive Leh-Pangong (14,000 ft.)

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass (17,585 ft.). While ascending Changla pass, 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, located at 14,000 ft. has a  long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130 km 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. 

Overnight at Camp near Pangong.

Day 06 Drive Pangong-Leh

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later drive back to Leh and check in at our hotel.

Overnight in Leh.

Day 07 Drive Leh-Nubra Valley ( 10,000 ft.)

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Drive to Nurbra Valley,  through Khandrung La Pass  (18,390 ft.), the highest motorable road in the world, which is , about 39 kms 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. Visit Samstanling Gompa, which was was founded by Lama Tsultims Nima and Monastic community and  introduced as Rezong Gonpa. About 50 monks are residing at this 132 years old Monastery. 

Dinner and overnight in camp at Nubra Valley.

Day 08 Drive Nubra Valley-Leh

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning visit Sand Dunes. Today you have an opportunity to enjoy a camel safari at Sand Dunes. This is an optional tour which is not included in the tour cost.

Drive back to Leh passing through Khardung La.

Afternoon at leisure for rest and relax or last day shopping in the local market.

Overnight at Leh.

Day 09 Fly Leh-Delhi and connect your flight to U.S. or extension

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer to domestic airport for flight to Delhi.

Meet your guide at the airport 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 South India, Nepal or Bhutan.

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