1DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH AIRPORT
Arrive in Leh by Flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Rest day at leisure to
Acclimatize till 4 O’clock. PM walk upto Samker Gompa & Leh Bazaar. Samker Gompa is a little up in the valley, 3 Kms from Leh Town, which is open to visitors in the morning and evening only.
The Gompa belongs to Yellow Sect & was founded in the 18th Century. The Gompa is the seat of the Head Lama of Ladakh & founder of the yellow sect, Tsong-Kha-Pa. The temple walls have recently painted figures including Sakyamuni, Avalokiteshwara, Padmasambhava, Tson-Ka-pa
and green Tara. After Samker, visit Leh Temple & Walk back to Leh Bazaar through the famous Leh Polo Ground. Overnight & Dinner at Hotel.
2DAY 02: LEH
Full day visiting Shey, Thiksey & Hemis After breakfast, proceed to Shey – it was the ancient capital of Ladakh and even after Singge Namgyal
built the more imposing palace at Leh, the kings
continued to regard Shey, as their real home. The
the importance which was attached to Shey - the seat of Ladakh’s heartland - is attested by the
an enormous number of Chorten about the village, particularly around the palace complex and barren plain to the north of the road. This – is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas, and exquisite wall paintings. It also houses a two-storied statue of Buddha which has the main prayer hall around its shoulder. proceed to Hemis – which is dedicated to Padmasambhava, where a visitor can observe a series of scenes in which the lamas, robed in gowns of rich, brightly-colored brocade and sporting masks sometimes bizarrely
hideous, parade in solemn dance and mime around the huge flag pole in the center of the courtyard to the plaintive melody of the Shawn. The moan of the eleven feet horns, the boom of drums, and the clash of Cymbals. Hemis was
founded in the 1630s by Tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Singe Namgyal, Hemis is the largest and richest of the Ladakh Gompas. It nestles into the mountainside a little way up a glen in the mountains of Zanskar range overnight at the hotel.
3DAY 03: LEH-PANGONG-LEH
Leave early morning at 5 AM to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla passes 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive at Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its
running on the other side of the "INDO CHINA BORDER". One rarely feels so close to nature and the environment and the scenery are unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back
4DAY 04: LEH-NUBRA
Breakfast at the hotel. Early Morning Leave Leh for 02 Days Trip to NUBRA VALLEY passing thru Horzey & Gangles Village. The road then rises to reach Khardungla (5602 Mts.) the world's highest Motorable road & enjoy the landscape & the beautiful birds-eye view of the Leh town. Halt for a picnic lunch at Khardong village + Another 35 Kms drive takes to Khalsar at Shyok Valley, where the scenery is all around. The road after crossing Khalsar Bridge at Shyok River enters Nubra Valley & then proceeds along the Nubra River to arrive in the afternoon at Tegar or Kyegar as locally called.
Check-in at Camps at Hunder Afternoon visit Hunder; Hunder is most popular for the camel rides in the high altitude cold desert. The camel safaris are done on Bactrian double-humped
Camels are reminders of the bygone era of the Silk Route trade. The vast stretch of sand dunes between Hunder Village and Diskit is where you
will see the Bactrian Camels grazing in the sea-buckthorn forests. It is also where most of the safari rides are offered. Dinner and overnight at the Camp
5DAY 05: NUBRA-LEH
Breakfast at the Camp. Morning Visit Deskit, the HQ town of Nubra Valley. Driving for 05 km takes to Deskit Located on the periphery of a desert in the Shok Valley, Dikshit The village is an administrative center of the Nubra Valley, comprising various government offices in it. The village is located at a height of 10,310 feet above sea level and witnesses tourists both in winters as well as summers. The village is particularly famous for the Diskit monastery, although it has a bus/taxi stand, a market, a tourist reception center, and the Leh’s only petrol pump (1 kilometer toward North). The Diskit monastery is around 350 years old and houses a Maitreya Buddha statue, drums, paintings, and Tibetan colored-patterned silk. The monastery is home to around 100 monks. There is an Internet Café that charges Rs. 100 per hour. Later drive back to Leh for Dinner & overnight stay
6DAY 06: DEPARTURE LEH AIRPORT
Early morning leave for Airport to connect the flight for onwards destination.