Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, we are transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.
Morning sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial at the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Mosque - the largest Mosque in India and the Red Fort - Once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire. Afternoon, sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutab Minar, drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President's Residence and end the tour with a drive through Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight at the hotel.
Today after early breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Leh. Upon arrival at Leh airport, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day for the acclimatization or in the evening one can explore the Ladakhi market. Overnight at the hotel.
After Breakfast proceed for full day tour of Indus Valley. The attractions that you visit today include the Royal Museum at Stok Palace- called the Stok Palace Museum, it offers an insight into the heritage of the region; Thicksey Monastery- belonging to the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this Gompa is the largest monastery in central Ladakh region, Stagna Monastery- placed on a barren mountain top, the monastery offers nice views of the surrounding area, Changchubling monastery- better known as Rizong monastery, it was erected in 1829 and is known for its high standards of monastic disciplines and the extremely well-known Hemis Monastery- India’s wealthiest monastery, Hemis is the biggest one too and the site of an annual festival. Overnight at the hotel.
Today morning after early breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (approx. 125kms / 05hours) enroute cross the world-popular Khardung la Pass. At an altitude of 18360 feet, it is one of the highest Motorable passes. As you reach the valley, check-in to the camps. Later on you visit the silver sand dunes near Hunder village. Hop onto a double humped Camel for a memorable camel safari around the place. Overnight at the camp.
Today, leave the valley early morning after relishing sumptuous breakfast. The mornings here are extremely mesmerizing. Thereafter, visit the tiny yet beautiful Yarab tso Lake also referred to as the hidden lake. This crystal clear lake is bounded by barren yet beautiful surroundings. After sightseeing, begin your drive back to Leh via Khardung la pass. After arrival, check-in at a hotel. Spend the evening by enjoying leisure walk in the Leh market. Overnight at the hotel.
Today morning after early breakfast, drive to Pangong Lake (approx. 135kms / 05hours), placed at an altitude of 4400 metres. Start driving eastwards of Leh crossing Changla Pass 17500 feet. Take a route via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh. Treat your eyes to the scenic beauty all around you. As you reach, set up your camps near the lake side. Finding its place in both India and China, this lake is blessed with enchanting surroundings. The lake has even featured in the Bollywood movies. The brackish water changes color with the sunlight. Enjoy the scenic beauty and relax at the camp. Overnight at the Camp.
Start your day early when the surroundings of the lake look even more beautiful. If you want, you can click some photographs here. Later drive to Tsomoriri Lake (approx. 240kms / 09-10hours). The largest lake in Ladakh, it lies at an altitude of 15075 feet. You drive up to Kharu and then right to the Moriri Lake. En-route halt at Chumathang Hot springs. Drive past Mahe Bridge and then drive towards the beautiful Tso moriri Lake. Spot Himalayan marmots. Evening arrival at the Lake. Check-in at the tented camp near the lake. Near the lake, you can spot as many as 34 avifauna species. The lake has been declared a Wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Convention in 2003. Overnight at the Camp.
Today after an early breakfast start driving to Leh (approx. 230kms / 08-09hours) via Tsokar Lake. On the way, take a halt to visit Puga Geo-Thermal Gas springs visiting the Nomadic Rebo tents at Polo-kongka pass, and further after the pass stop by Tsokar Lake – a wetland area. Stop here for photographs. If you are interested, you can also visit the monastery of tiny Thukje village. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Today after breakfast drive to Ulley Resort (approx. 80kms / 03hours). On the way, visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Likir monastery and the 1000 -year old murals of Alchi monastery, listed among the best Buddhist miniature paintings. Continue your road journey and arrive at Uley. Check-in at the resort and enjoy the surroundings. Overnight at the resort.
The day is going to be full of action. Your first visit is to region with lunar landscapes- an area that is similar to the land condition of Moon. After this, you visit Lamayuru Monastery- one of the largest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh, it houses wall paintings, thangkas, murals, old scriptures and various statues of different forms of Buddha as well as other deities. Next you explore Rizong Nunnery- residence of 40 monks, this monastery was constructed in 1831 by the great Lama Tsultim Nima (approx. 125kms round trip / 06 hours). If you want, you can also enjoy a day hike to Rizong village (around 2-3 hours). Return to Uleytokpo for overnight.
Today after breakfast drive back to Leh. On the way, halt to visit Spituk Monastery- also known as Pethup Gompa, it was founded in the 11th century, Magnetic Hill or the gravity hill-a natural wonder of the region and the Military Hall of Fame- a museum and memorial of the war heroes that is established and managed by the Indian Army. Late afternoon arrival in Leh and rest of the day is free to explore local markets. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival, rest of the day is free to explore the city or for individual activities.
Late night transfer to the airport for your departure flight for onward destination.
Mr Malagar Singh
East Vinod Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110091
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