Ladakh – Away From Shor - 8 Days

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Trip Duration –  7 Nights / 8 Days

Sightseeing Highlights

  • The famous peace pagoda of Leh – Shanti Stupa
  • Explore the nature, Monasteries, Sham Valley
  • Explore the unique landscape of Nubra Valley, Leh
  • Khardung La – world’s 2nd highest motorable road
  • Explore the unique landscape of Nubra Valley, Leh
  • The breathtaking and pristine, Pangong Lake

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Day 1
ARRIVE LEH

Arrival Leh by morning flight and transfer to the hotel. After welcome drink take a complete rest for acclimatization to the height altitude of Leh (3500 mtrs). In the late afternoon drive to the city for an orientation walk in the markets‚ followed by a visit to Shanti Stupa‚ Leh palace. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 2
LEH TO SHAM VALLEY (75 KMS / 4 HRS)

After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh. After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to Tingmosgang en route visiting Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp / hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3
SHAM VALLEY TO LEH VIA LAMAYURU (180 KMS / 05 – 06 HRS)

Post breakfast you drive to the 11th Century Lamayuru Monastery en route visiting the mesmerizing Moon Landscapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides. On your return drive to Leh you first visit the Alchi Gompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. After visiting Alchi we drive back to Leh. Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.

Day 4
LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.

Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel.

Day 5
IN NUBRA ( HUNDER VILLAGE) –EXCURSION TO TURTUK

After an early breakfast, proceed to Turtuk (A village that was won by India in the 1971 war with Pakistan) and extremely close to the border. Visit a 16th Century Mosque, (comprising of a touch of Turkish & Iranian culture), ruined fort of Dhards and Monastery. Admire the magnificent view of the famous K2 peak (The second highest peak in the world after Mount Everest). Later back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6
NUBRA VALLEY TO PANGONG LAKE (150 KMS / 5 HRS)

After an early breakfast we check out from Camp or hotel and drive towards Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snowcapped mountains on the horizon. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Later we drive towards Pangong Tso via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards nubra side) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part we drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). Upon arrival we check in at our Camp/Hotel Near Pangong lake (Spangmik Village). Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 7
PANGONG LAKE TO LEH VIA CHANGLA (140 KMS / 6 HRS)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs en route visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. And futher to Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and another 5 Kms driving through a picturesque landscape we reach to Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School. Drive further to Leh. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8
DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)

Tour concludes. The YoloHolidays thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

Inlcusions

  • Assistance upon arrival at airport
  • Traditional welcome in the Hotel with Welcome Drink (Hot Tea) on arrival
  • 02 nights' accommodation in Leh with Breakfast + Dinner in hotel/camp
  • 01 night' accommodation in Nubra Valley with Breakfast + Dinner in hotel/camp
  • 01 night' accommodation in Leh with Breakfast + Dinner in hotel/camp
  • 01 night' accommodation in Pangong Lake  with Breakfast + Dinner in hotel/camp
  • 02 nights' accommodation in Leh with Breakfast + Dinner in hotel/camp
  • Return airport transfers by Non-Ac vehicle (NON AC INNOVA)
  • Round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac vehicle (NON AC INNOVA)
  • Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee
  • Environmental fee
  • Inner line permit
  • Toll taxes/Parking/Driver allowances
  • GST

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips Driver, Guide tips and city tax
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any meals other than specified.
  • Any Porterage
  • Early check in/late check-out
  • Mid night or early arrival and departure transfers supplement]Any items of personal nature such as table drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, camera/video fees etc
  • Any other services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any other expenses beyond our control such as bad weather, flight cancellation, road closure, landslides, political disturbances etc.
  • Any item not specifically forming a part of the above package

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Ladakh – Away From Shor