Set amidst the epic Himalayas at an altitude of 11400ft , Ladakh is a rustic and heavenly beautiful travel destination. Also known as 'Land of High Passes' it is enclosed with hash brown mountains, snow-clad high peaks, cold deserts, and massive glaciers that will surely make you awe-struck. During our journey of 7 Days in Leh we will be witnessing the iconic Magnetic Hill, the turquoise coloured Pangong Lake, the confluence of two mystical rivers, ancient and awe inspiring monasteries , the highest passes and few beautiful villages.
So, pack your backpacks to explore one of the most enthralling destination of India and bring back home some beautiful souvenirs of endless memories .
Fly To Leh (11400 ft) The flight to Ladakh is absolutely scenic. Arrive at Leh by 10am. You get a birds-eye view of the entire city and the layers of snow-clad mountains . You will feel a drop in the temperature the minute you land at the Leh airport, which is also one of the highest airports in the world. Collect your bags and check in to your hotels. TGE organiser will be at hotel to welcome you :) Today’s day is extremely important for acclimatisation, so try to stay indoors as much as possible and try not to exert yourself. Take a stroll through the colorful Leh market during the day, and if possible, try to walk till Leh Palace and Namgyal Monastery. The colorful flags fluttering in the air and the view of the entire city from Namgyal Monastery is not to be missed. Drink plenty of fluids during the day to help you with acclimatization and prepare yourself for upcoming adventure.
Leh Sightseeing Today we spend the day exploring the vibrant capital of Ladakh, Leh. Leh is a powerhouse of beauty and culture. The market and the streets hustle and bustle with both tourists and locals alike. The local cuisine is lip smacking and there are dozens of monasteries and ancient temples that can be explored. Roaming around the city and nearby will help you get acclimatize with the weather and high altitude. We will take you for a drive on Srinagar-Leh highway where you can seek blessing of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurudwara Pathar Sahib , find the illusion of magnetic hill for yourself and witness the confluence of Indus and Zanskar. We will also be visiting Hall of Fame , a museum constructed by the Indian Army in memory of the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives defending the motherland in the Indo-Pak wars. The Hall of Fame museum is located on the Leh-Kargil Road, about 4km from the city of Leh.
Leh to Hunder (125km , 6 hrs) Today post breakfast, we check out of the hotel & we start our journey to Nubra Valley through Khardungla, which is amongst world's highest motor able roads at 18,832 feet above sea level (highest pass is Umling La, passing through Umlingla Top in Ladakh region at a height of over 19,300 feet) . At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. Gateway to the remote Nubra and Shyok valleys, the mountain pass holds a strategic significance as it enables supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Arrive at Hunder by Afternoon. Later we explore the Diskit Monastery; which was founded in the 14th Century, and is one of the largest of the Buddhist Monasteries. The village of Hunder is situated like an oasis amidst the cold desert of the Nubra Valley . The gorgeous silver sand dunes are located at an altitude of 4000m and are bounded by snow-capped mountains. It is home to Bactrian Camels. Hunder lies on the ancient silk route, once an important international trade route. Today it is one of the most strategic points located close as it is to the Siachen Glacier, the world highest battle ground between India and Pakistan.
Hunder to Turtuk and back to Hunder Turtuk is located approx 80km from Hunder and takes about 3 hrs. We start our day trip to Turtuk after early breakfast today. Turtuk is the last village to which travel permits are issued for tourists in Nubra valley. Located at an altitude of 9846 ft , it is inhabited by the Balti people of Tibetian Decent. The Beautiful village of Turtuk is located at the edge of Shayok valley which is part of Nubra valley. Untill 1971 Turtuk was part of Baltistan which was under control of Pakistan. The interesting story that goes around Turtuk by elders is about how one day when they went to bed in night they were in Pakistan and when they woke up they were part of India. To enter Turtuk you have to cross a wooden bridge on top of a river , surrounded with apricot trees, this village is certainly one of most beautiful and colorful villages in our route. We plan to return back to our homestay in Hunder by evening.
Hunder to Pangong Tso Today we start early for the most awaited part of the trip, the beautiful Pangong lake. The road from Hunder to Pangong Tso (Tso means Lake in Tibetan) takes about 5 hours and goes alongside the River Shyok till Shyok village. Pangong Lake is situated at a height of 14,270 ft above sea level and is said to be one of the highest saline water lake in the world. Lying almost on the Indo-Chinese border, a part of it falls in India, while the other is in China. The beauty of the lake is such that it has been a cinematic backdrop for the popular movie, 3 Idiots. In fact, there is a 3 Idiots Point in the area, where the famous yellow scooter from the movie's climax is stationed. The lake is about 5 km wide at its broadest point and about 134 km in length. The Pangong Tso Lake is a breeding ground for different types of birds, including migratory ones. During the summer, the bar-headed goose and Brahminy Ducks are commonly spotted.
Pangong Tso to Leh After sunrise, we enjoy breakfast at camp with view and check out . Today we drive back to Leh. Reach Leh by afternoon, check into hotel and relax. Pangong to Leh is approx. 220 km and takes 6 hrs . You can spend evening at local market to buy souvenirs for your near & dear one's , visiting some amazing cafes or just roaming around the colourful market.
Fly out of Leh And it's already time to say good bye to your fellow travellers and this magical land. After breakfast, we will drop you at the airport to take your flight out of Leh.
We will be providing Hotel/Resort/Homestay/Luxury Camp on double sharing basis at different locations.
Accommodation at all locations on Double sharing basis
Breakfast in Leh
Meal Plan on MAP basis at all other locations (Breakfast and Dinner)
Transfers to/from the Leh Airport
Private Vehicle for Sightseeing ( Tempo Traveller)
Experienced Guide and Driver
All Inner Line Permits for Pangong and Nubra
Bonfire whenever possible
Oxygen Cylinder and First Aid Kit
Airfare or transportation to Leh
Personal Beverages of any kind.
All meals not mentioned in inclusion section.
Personal Expenses of any kind.
Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
20 days before the event start date : No Refund
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40 days before the event start date : 75% Refund
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