Drive to Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Transfer Houseboat.
Live on the houseboat in the Dal lake with sightseeing excursions to the Moghul gardens, Hazratbal mosque exploring the backwaters of the Dal visiting old settlements in and around this beautiful lake.
Drive from Srinagar to Kargil via Sonamarg and Dras. Overnight in a lodge.
Drive along the highway to Mulbek to view the 7th century rock carving of Maitreya Buddha. Continue on to Lamayuru monastery, the first monastic foundation in Ladakh. Drive across the Indus river to make a westward 20 Km detour to visit Bema village in a recently opened area where the Drokpa tribe of the Indo-Aryan racial stock live. Their features, language, religious practices differ from that of the rest of Ladakh. Drive to Alchi for overnight in a lodge.
Visit the 11th century Alchi monastery famous for its religious wall frescoes. On the way to Leh visit Likir and Phyang monasteries. Overnight at Hotel Caravan Centre.
Today, visit the Shey palace, Thiksey monastery, the well known Hemis monastery, the Stok palace (museum of family heirloom and present residence of Ladakh's royalty. Return to Leh via Choglamsar village.
Early morning leave for Nubra valley crossing Khardong-la pass (5605m), the highest motorable pass in the world. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indus valley and Zanskar mountains from the pass. Visit Sumur village and the picturesque Samstaling monastery. Overnight in a camp near Tegar village.
After breakfast drive to Deskit, the main village of Nubra valley. Visit the monastery that is located high up on the mountain face. Optionally, you may take a camel safari on the back of the double-humped Bactrian camels to Hundar (at extra cost and subject to prior booking only). Drive back to Leh. Overnight in your hotel.
Fullday free for exploring Leh town where you can also visit a traditional Ladakhi home sharing tea in their decorated kitchen. Lunch in one of the garden cafes in town. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to Leh airport for early morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to Ashok Country Resort. Rest of day free.
Transfer to the airport to connect outbound flight.
Mr Mr.Inder Koul
211 Vardhman Market, Mayur Complex, Mayur Vihar Phase - Iii, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110096
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