Turbulent Landscape

Name of Tour: Turbulent Landscape
Duration: 09 Nights/ 10 Days
Destination Covered: Srinagar- Sonamarg- Kargil – Lamayuru- Leh- Nubra valley – Pangong lake – Serchu- Jispa- Rohtang – Manali

Day 01: Srinagar Airport arrival

Arrival in Srinagar. Meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities. Later on, get ready to visit the breath-taking Mughal Gardens founded in the Mughal era. Nishat Bagh, Chashme-e-Shahi and Shalimar Bagh comprise the Mughal gardens. Stay overnight in Srinagar.

Day 02: Srinagar – Kargil (204 km / 6-7 hours)

On day 2, post breakfast gets ready for your road transfer to Kargil. On the way, there are halts at Sonamarg –a pristine valley with lush views and snow-clad peaks; Zo jila Pass (a high-altitude pass); Drass Village- the world’s 2nd coldest inhabitant place. Here you visit War memorial hall and Museum- also known as Vijaypath. The memorial was constructed by the Indian Army in memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who laid their lives in the Kargil War. Evening arrival in Kargil. Check-in formalities. Overnight Kargil.

Day 03: Kargil –Lamayuru – Leh

After breakfast, start driving towards Leh. On the way stop for a quick visit to the Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru is known for its unique landscape that resembles the moon. Take clicks of the beauty to cherish it as wonderful memories. Continue with your journey. Stop at the Sangam, Magnetic Hill to marvel at the amazing natural wonder. Also, pay respects to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara- constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji- the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru. Continue your road journey. On arrival in Leh, visit the Hall of Fame Museum a war memorial by the Indian Army that was founded in the memory of Indian soldiers who laid lives in Indo-Pak wars. Complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 04: leh- Monastery tour

After morning breakfast visit the most important monasteries of Ladakh – Shey Palace, Thiksey Gompa and Hemis monastery. First, we visit the ruined Shey Palace, once the summer palace of the pre-Tibetan kings. The palace monastery houses a large, bronze, blue haired Buddha statue and the next stop at superbly situated, 16th century, Thiksey Gompa, which is perched on a hilltop and continue to visit Hemis Monastery (5 km from Kharu) is also on the cards. Hemis is the largest and richest monastery complex in Ladakh.  Evening visits Shanti stupa, Leh palace and local market, Stay overnight at the leh hotel.

Day 05: Leh Nubra Valley

Morning Drive to Nubra Valley over the Khardung la, (18300feet) highest motorable road in the World. The view from the top of the passes is amazing. One can see all the way south over the Indus Valley to the seemingly endless peaks. After exploring we drive toward the down Hunder past an area of rolling sand dunes, one can see a double hump Camel and visitors can take a camel safari dune at Hundar. Overnight at hunder Nubra Valley

Day 06: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Shayok

After breakfast, at the hotel, we drive to the next destination Pangong Lake via Shyok and onto Tangtse and Spangmik (Pangong). It’s a short cut and it’s a beautiful route. The road follows the Shyok river and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok village. It took us less than an hour to reach Shayok, and we were delighted at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by barren mountains, the entire setting is very picturesque. Afternoon we reach Pangong Lake and enjoy your day at Pangong lake. Overnight.

Day 07: Pangong lake -leh

In the early morning, you can enjoy a photo session around the lake. Post breakfast, drive to Leh via Changla pass. In the afternoon, enjoy a shopping tour of the local markets of Leh. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Leh – Sarchu / Jispa-

In the morning, on day 8, have breakfast and start your road journey to Sarchu, drive Skyangchu Thang – a plateau stretching to 42 km. Lunch at the town of Pang. Continue your journey to Sarchu by driving past Nakee La and Lachlung La. Evening arrival in Sarchu. Check-in formalities. Stay overnight in Sarchu.

Day 09: Sarchu – Manali (222 km / 9-10 hours)-

After breakfast, drive to Manali. Get ready for a scenic drive by crossing Baralacha La (4845m). Halt for lunch at Sissu Village. Next, you cross the very popular Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 13050 feet. Arrival in Manali. Check-in at a hotel.

Day 10: Manali (Departure)

Today is the last day. Get an assisted transfer to the airport/bus stand for your onward journey