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Journey to Ladakh

Introduction

The weeklong Journey to Ladakh tour explores two naturally furnished regions of Ladakh- billwatch.net Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley. The Nubra Valley is a cluster of tiny villages with irrigated and fertile land. The presence of Buddhist monasteries can be rightly attributed to its natives which are followers of Buddhism at large. Next there is Pangong Lake which is an important breeding ground for migratory birds such as Brahmini Ducks and Bar-headed goose. Along with these two places, the 6 nights and 7 days tour package encompasses various high passes and other attractions as well. Mentioned below is the day wise description of the tour itinerary for your kind perusal.

Day to Day Program
Day 1 Delhi - Leh

On arrival at Kushok Bakula airport in Leh (situated at a height of 3,500 meters), you will be transferred to your hotel (2-3 kilometers from airport). During the day, acclimatize yourself with the weather and high pressure of Ladakh.

Day 2 Leh - Alchi - Leh (68 kms / 2-3 hrs)

In the morning, drive towards west of Leh and explore the miniature paintings of Alchi Monastery. The foundation stone of Alchi Monastery was laid sometime back in 990 A.D. En route, drive past Magnetic Hall and confluence of Indus and Zanskar River at Nimu. While heading back to Leh, en route visit Military Hall of Fame.

Day 3 Leh - Nubra Valley (125km / 4-5 hrs)

Early morning, leave on road to Nubra Valley via Khardongla Pass which is situated at a height of 18360 ft and considered as the highest motorable pass of the world. In the afternoon, explore Hunder & Diskit monastery and white sand dunes via camel safari. The safari tour is done with double humped camels that are found only in Nubra Valley.

Day 4 Nubra Valley - Leh (155 kms / 5-6 hrs)

Following the Samstanling Monastery tour in the morning, you will drive back to Leh via Khardongla Pass. In the evening, explore the local bazaars (markets) of Leh. One can purchase shopping items such as Pashmina shawls, Chinese cutleries, good pearls and Ladakhi woolen handicrafts. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Leh to Pangong Lake (135 km / 4400m)

A full day tour of Pangong Lake is scheduled for the itinerary of 5th day. The Pangong Lake is around 135 kilometers away from Leh and situated at an elevation of 4,400 meters. En route, cross Chang la pass and drive through Durbuk and Tangtse village situated in the Changthang region of Ladakh. In the afternoon, explore the lake and its surroundings. A tour of the local village will enable cultural insight into Leh.

Day 6 Pangong - Leh

During early morning, you can enjoy a photo-session around the lake. Post breakfast, drive back to Leh. An optional tour of Hemis Monastery (5 kilometer away from Leh near Kharu) is also on the cards. Hemis is the largest and richest monastery complex in Ladakh. Drive back to Leh by noon. In the afternoon, enjoy a shopping tour in the local markets of Leh.

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