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Ladakh is a high altitude mountainous region bounded by the Karakoram Range from the north and the Great Himalayas in the south. It is a land that abounds in awesome physical features set in an enormous and spectacular environment. Often described as ‘Moonland’ on account of the unique lunar landscape, Ladakh was an independent mountain kingdom for close to a millennium. Leh, the royal capital, was a major crossroads of Asia and a stopping point on the ancient migration routes of the trans-Himalayas, connecting Central Asia with the Indian sub-continent. Its landscape, sky, shooting stars, silence, wizened faces, rosy cheeks, dragons and Zen – everything makes Ladakh a quite place to visit. This ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as ‘The Last Shangrila’, Moonscape, Little Tibet and so many others – all of which ring true, is a land that seldom fails to baffle or surprise. Ladakh, the land of jagged peaks and barren landscape is alluring and awe-inspiring.

In this Lakes and passes with Nubra Valley, we travel through the ancient kingdom of Ladakh, soaking in the beauty of its captivating landscape, visiting monasteries, villages, palaces and humble homes, Khardung-la Pass, Changla Pass, Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake, Tsokar Lake (salty lake) Nubra Valley; Indus Valley a journey that will truly make you want to return - such is the mesmerizing effect of the hospitable people in this enchanting Buddhist land called Ladakh.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet.

Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh - 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. Lunch at the hotel. After Lunch drive to Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Over Night Stay at beautiful Stok Valley

Day 2

Drive Sham Valley & Alchi -70km

After breakfast, Leave towards Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill(where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia) Overnight stay at Beautiful Stok Valley .

Day 3

Leh To Turtuk

After breakfast drive to Turtuk via World Highest motorable road by crossing Khardungla Pass. (Turtuk is first time opened for the tourist in 2010) which is a place Annexed by India only after the 1971 war, the village of Turtuk is one of the onlyBalti villages in India and lies right next to the LOC. The village with the whole population of muslims still resembles mini Pakistan. The village's inhabitants still use traditional utensils which are crafted from stone. Explore the village of Turtuk the village offers views of beautiful valley, part of Shyok Valley. On clear days you can have glimpse of K2 mountain peak located across the border in Pakistan. Though a muslim village, there are few gompas located on the plateau above Shyok River and there is a old royal house to see in village. Return to Hundar by the evening.

Day 4

Turtuk To Nubra Valley

Drive 120 Kms 4/5hrs After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Zanskar Valley Arrive at Hundur by Afternoon. Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder. Overnight Stay at Camp for a best experience.

Day 5

Nubra to Pangong via Shyok (7-8 hours)

Leave early Morning after Breakfast, towards Spangmik/Pangong via shayok,one of the most secluded region of Ladakh. Drive Diskit-Khalser-Agham-Warila-Sakthi-zingral-Changla-Tangste-Lukung to finally reach breathtaking Pangong Lake.Pre Dinner enjoy the evening around bonfire with fellow travellers. Over Night Stay at Wooden cottage.

Day 6

Drive back to Leh via Hemis Monastery, evening is Free for market

Post breakfast Leave towards Leh Via La Changla Pass, After crossing la-changla-Pass visit Hemish Monastery and reach to Leh till evening.Over Night stay Hotel at Leh with all facilities.

Day 7

Departure

Assistance upon arrival and departure

Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per itinerary listed above or similar

Daily Breakfast + Dinner (only packed lunch will be provided during long day trips)

Return airport transfer along with all sightseeing by Non Ac Innova / Xylo

Inner line permits to restricted area.

 

Cost does not includes

Airfares, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratuities, etc

Extra hotel nights due to flight cancellations, extra expenses incurred due to mishandled luggage, any insurance

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