LADAKH MONASTERY WITH PANGONG LAKE TOUR
Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days.
Destinations : Leh Local Shyam Valley - 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.
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 )
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.
Day 03 : Leh
- Pangong Lake - Leh (320 Kms)
early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla
Pass17,350 ft., it is the third highest motor able road in the
world. 1200 hrs. Arrive Pangong, it is the highest salt water Lake
in the World, shared by two countries India & China.
Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong while
appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of
the Lake. Drive back to Leh by the same route. Overnight stay at
Day 04 : Leh
- Hemis / Thiksey - Leh
After Breakfast visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest
monastery of Ladakh. 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.
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.
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.
Day 05 : Drop Leh Airport
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back