Name of Tour: Majestic Ladakh
Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Destination Covered: Leh- Sangam- Nubra valley- Pangong lake – Hanley- Leh
Best season to visit: 15 April to End of September
Day 01: Arrive Leh Airport
Arrival at Leh airport (your own), to be greeted and received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day’s rest. Later evening visit to Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 02: Leh to Sham region (124 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Likir Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib (A Gurudwara constructed & maintained by the Indian Army), Hall of Fame (A Museum developed by the Indian Army) and Sangam (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus River). Return back to Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Leh to Nubra Valley (130 Kms/ 4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley (known as the Valley of Flowers) via Khardong Pass (the highest motorable road in the world, 18,380 ft). En route, admire the spectacular views of the never-ending snow-capped mountain ranges around K-Top. After spending some time at K-top, proceed to Nubra. After Hotel check-in, enjoy the Camel ride at Sand Dunes (own) between Diskit and Hunder Village. Overnight stay in Nubra.
Day 04: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake (155 Kms / 4-5 Kms)
After Breakfast check out and leave for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, approx. 6 – 7 Hrs drive en route visit Diskit monastery and Maître Buddha statue, Arrival at Camp, later free time at Leisure and enjoy the color-changing lake and the sunset on the banks of the lake. Overnight stay at Pangong Lake.
Day 05: Pangong Lake to Hanle (175 Kms / 6-7 hrs )
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Hanle, by crossing Chushul Village, Tsaga La (15,200 Ft) enjoy the drive up to Hanle, which is home to the Indian Astronomical Observatory. The location of the village and the observatory are highly sensitive due to the close proximity of the Tibetan / Chinese border, India set up the Himalayan Chandra Telescope, a 2m gamma-ray telescope. Once complete the Major Atmospheric Cerenkov Experiment Telescope gamma ray telescope under construction will be the world’s largest telescope at the highest altitude and the second largest gamma ray telescope in the world. As per history, it is believed that King Singge Namgyal died here at Hanle on his return from an expedition with the Mongols. Enjoy the stay with locals at the local guest house. Overnight stay at Hanle.
Day 06: Hanle to Tsomoriri & Tsomoriri to Hanle Mahe Bridge (130 Kms /4 – 5 hrs )
After breakfast check out and drive to Tsomoriri Lake cross Mahe Bridge, on the way to the Lake. Arrival at Korzok by late noon. The evening takes a walk around the Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. Overnight stay at Korzok(Tsomoriri).
Day 07: Tsomoriri to Tsokar-Taglangla – Leh (260 Kms/ 8-9 Hrs)
After breakfast retrace the route down to Puga Sumdo and then follow the road across the Polokongka Pass (4920 mtrs) to visit Tsokar Lake, a Salt Lake system in the Rupsho plateau which is home to the Changa nomads and supports many rare wildlife species. After sightseeing of the area take the Manali-Leh road to return to Leh, crossing Taglang-la (alt: 17,585ft) en- route. Arrive at a hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.
Day 08: Leh Airport Departure
Early morning transfer to the airport and fly back to your destination with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.