Enthralling Leh - 6 Days

Leh as a district of Jammu and Kashmir state is the second biggest in terms of the area after Kutch in Gujarat in India. It is situated at an altitude of 11562 feet and connects Srinagar through Highway 1D in the south west and Manali through Leh-Manali highway in the south. 

The ancient royal palace known as Leh Palace is a nine-storey building which housed the royal family in the upper floors and the stables in the lower floors. It also is a tourist attraction. There are mountains galore which characterize the landscape of the area. The cold desert climate well below the freezing point during the harsh winter spanning October to March of the place is enjoyable to the visitors. Some of the attractions of Leh are Shanti Stupa, Hemis gompha, Leh Palace, Leh Trekking Trails, War museum, Jama Masjid, Chamba temple, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Jo Khang Gompa, Shankar Gompha, the Victory Tower, Magnetic Hill, and Zorawar Fort to name a few.

Highlights:

Leh
Monastery’s
Sham Valley
Nubra Valley
Pangong Lake

Day 1
ARRIVAL AT LEH

Arrival Leh in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Rest for the day for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500ft / 3500 meters).

Overnight stay in Leh

Day 2
LEH - EXCURSION TO SHAM VALLEY

Duration: (50 KMS / 03-04 HRS)

After breakfast, we will visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery & Stok Palace Museum. Post lunch drive to visit Hall of Fame, Kali Mata (Temple of Guardians in Spituk monastery), Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point and Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar rivers).

Overnight stay in Leh

Day 3
LEH – KHARDUNG LA TO NUBRA VALLEY 18,390 FT.

Duration: (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardung-La (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area. Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Diskit for overnight stay in a camp.

Day 4
NUBRA VALLEY TO PANGONG LAKE

Duration: (170 KMS / 7 HRS)

In the morning visit / explore Deskit, Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment). Later drive to Pangong Lake via Shyok Village crossing Durbuk and Tangste finally reaching The beautiful Pangong lake. After a full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at a fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into a Hotel / Guest House for dinner.

Day 5
PANGONG-HEMIS / THIKSEY-LEH

Duration: (165 KMS)

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.

Overnight stay in Leh

Day 6
TOUR ENDS & DEPARTURE FROM LEH

Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight for onward journey.

Inclusion

  • Traditional welcome in the Hotel with Welcome Drink (Hot Tea/Coffee/ Kahwa) on arrival
  • Accommodation with Daily Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Airport transfer (pick up & drop off)
  • Sightseeing tours by Minivan
  • WildLife fees & Red Cross fee

Exclusion

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephone calls, fax etc
  • Entrance Fees for Monument, Monasteries & Museums.
  • Any kind of drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  • Rafting charges, Camel Safari Charges, Guide charges, if any.
  • Any expense incurred or loss caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays / rescheduling / cancellations, any accidents / medical evacuations, riots/strikes/war, & etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Tour Package Inclusions”.
  • Any expenses incurred on extra transport, apart from the ones covered in the package.
  • Room service & additional meals.
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Flight

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Enthralling Leh

Trip Facts

  • Minivan, Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • 2 - 4 pax (min. 2 pax)
  • Standard
  • GTALEH