LADAKH FANTASTIC TOUR
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days.
Destinations : Leh Local Shyam Valley - Khardungla Pass
- Nubra - Hunder - Turtuk - Pangong Lake - Hemis -
Thiksay - Stok Palace - Leh
Day 01 :
Arrival At Leh
On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative at
the airport and escort you to Hotel. Complete day for the
acclimatization & rest as Leh is at an altitude of 3500 Mtrs above
sea level. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 02: Leh -
Sham Valley Sightseeing
breakfast, drive to Gurudwar Pathar Shahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangam of
Indus & Zanskar River & Hall of Fame. Evening visit to Shanti Stupa
and Leh Palace after back to Hotel and overnight stay in Hotel.
Magnetic Hill is a near Leh City, and located on the Leh Kargil
national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 14,000 feet
above sea level. On its eastern side, flows the Sindhu, which
originates in Tibet and goes to Pakistan The hill is located on the
Leh-Kargil-Batalik national highway, and is bordered by the Sindhu
river. The Indian Army maintains a Sikh Gurudwara near the hill
where Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism,
meditated in the 15th century. Due to both the Gurudwara and the
gravity hill, the area has become a popular sightseeing destination.
SANGAM - (Confluence of river Zanskar and Indus point)
Located at 6KM from Nimo valley towards the Leh city on Kargil - Leh
highway. If you are travelling to Leh from Manali, you will have to
visit this place from Leh city at the distance of just 35KM IF you
are goging to Leh to Kargil then stop at this spot which is famously
known as Confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers. There is special
points are developed by the authority so that you can have a
beautiful view of this confluence from the height. Zanskar river is
shiny blue in colour, on the other hand Indus looks a little green.
In the Winter Season - Zanskar freezes completely during some part
of the winter to enable the Chadar trek, the Indus keeps flowing
though it too would have started to freeze in patches. Summer or
winter, this confluence makes for a great sight.
Shanti Stupa Leh
Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa,
Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Jammu and
A relatively new addition to the rocky skyline around Leh is the
toothpaste white Shanti Stupa above Changspa village, 3km west of
the bazaar. Inaugurated in 1983 by the Dalai Lama, the "Peace
Pagoda", whose sides are decorated with gilt panels depicting
episodes from the life of the Buddha, is one of several such
monuments erected around India by a "Peace Sect" of Japanese
This stupa is a round structure and direction is marked to go around
in clockwise direction. A platform is there in front of the Stupa
and from here good view of Leh town and surrounding areas are
available. Markings are there showing direction of Shindu Ghat and
Khardungla pass on the outer wall of the stupa. As per the direction
and details given the aerial distance of Khardungala Pass is 9.50 KM
( By Road it is 38 KM )
Day 03: Leh
to Nubra via Khardungla Pass - Hunder (120 Km / 4 - 5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley, also known as Valley of
flowers via Khardungla, the highest motorable road in the World,
On your arrival in Nubra Valley check in the hotel / camp. Lunch
will be provided by hotel/camp at Nubra.
After enjoying lunch proceed to enjoy walk on the banks of Shayok
river, you can also enjoy a ride on double humped camel on the Sand
Deskit & Hundur Village. Overnight stay in Hunder.
Diskit Monastery also known as Diskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is
the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of
Ladakh, northern India.
Diskit monastery is situated in the Nubra valley of Ladakh. Also
known as Diskit Gompa, the Buddhist center is one of the oldest and
largest monasteries in Leh Ladakh. The Diskit monastery was founded
by Changzem Tserab Zangpo in the 14th century, and at present stands
atop a hill above the plains of Shayok river. The prime attraction
of the Diskit monastery is 100 foot high Maitreya Buddha statue,
which was inaugurated by the holy Dalai Lama. From the top of the
Gompa, where the divine statue is settled, one can have a panoramic
view of the Nubra valley.
Hunder - Turtuk - Hunder
After early Breakfast, Turtuk , The Land of Baltis, which was
under control of Pakistan before 1971 War between the two nations.
You may like to visit 16 century Mosque and Minaret, Royal house of
Yabgo dynasty, Ruin palace of Pun Khar, Historic polo ground, After
Sightseeing back to Hunder>
Overnight stay at Camp.
Day 05: Hunder - Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Shayok
After breakfast at hotel we drive to next destination pangong lake
via Shyok and onto Tang Tse and Spangmik ( Pangong).
It's a short
cut and it's a beautiful route. The road follows the Shyok river,
and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok
village. It took us less than an hour to reach Shayok, and we were
delighted at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by
barren mountains, the entire setting being very picturesque.
Afternoon we reach at Pangong lake and enjoy your day at pangong
lake. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 06 : Pangong Lake - Hemis / Thiksey - Leh
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh
route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus
and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh.
Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey
monastery. Stok Palace, 3Idiot School and after sightseeing check in
Hotel and overnight in hotel.
Hemis monastery is one of the popular tourist destinations in
Ladakh. This monastery is stationed on the west bank of the peaceful
river Indus. The location lies 45 km from Leh city. This is the
largest as well as amost favored monastery in Ladakh was constructed
in 1672 AD under the reign of King Singge Namgyal. Hemis monastery
host an annual festival called Hemis Tsechu attracts plenty of
tourists across the globe. During this colourful day-long festival
the local resident lamas glorify the victory of good over bad and
perform dance wearing holy masks
The Druk White Lotus School (3 Idiots School)
The great Indian Films! They make places a popular tourist spot out
of nowhere!! Amir Khan Starrer "3 idiots" is one of such Indian
Boolywood movie. Some parts of the film were shot at Pangaong Lake,
Ladakh and some in a school near Leh named "The Druk White Lotus
School" . The school is located 15 km from Leh town on the
Leh-Manali highway in the village Shey. This school became a popular
tourist spot after huge success of the movie and after damage of its
building by cloudburst that struck Leh on August 2010. The actor
Amir Khan visited the school after the incident and helped to raise
funds for rebuilding damage structure of the school.
Thiksey Monastery is a convenient 45min drive from Leh - the main
city in Ladakh. There is good choice of accomodation available in
Leh. Alternatively, one can stay at the excellent Chamba Hotel at
the base of Thiksey monastery and run by the Monastery. Chamba Hotel
has traditional Ladakhi architecture.
Day 07 : Drop Leh Airport
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back