Meals Include: Breakfast+(Lunch or Dinner)
“Om Mani Padme Hum,” as one enters the land of spiritual passes; one see the colorful flags sprawling over the white washed stupas spreading the vibes that has no match. Prayer wheels spinning clockwise release mantras that are more- merit-making. Parched mountains unfold mysteries at every turn and seem so flamboyant releasing all the stress that was in your head.
Ladakh reflects many shades of nature that could be witnessed in barren mountains, broad widespread meadows, roaring rivers, the exotic lakes and exigent high altitude passes. An abode of spiritual magnificence and soulful winds, Ladakh needs no introduction when it comes to sprawling beauty of it. However, when it comes to living here forever, the possibilities are a little les. The challenging lifestyle, erratic weather, extreme climatic conditions, sparse vegetation, and extreme high passes pose great challenge in living here. But people of Ladakh are fulfilled high in spirits, gratitude, unwavering faith, satisfaction and serendipity. Ladakh redefines the face of adventure, thrill and most importantly the charm of nature.
The people here are resourceful and self sufficient in arranging fuels and dairy products, organic vegetable, and barley for preparing food. Also the locals prepare their own chang (barley beer). Once you reach Ladakh, it’s not only the dramatic mountains that are going to astonish you but also the modesty of people who live there. They might be aware tall towering structures, western lifestyle, technology or so but are efficient enough to live their lives in best possible way keeping an ecological balance around them.
Day 1: Srinagar
Upon arrival in Srinagar, you will be driven to one of the Deluxe Houseboat moored on the shores of Dal Lake. The room is booked for you there to enjoy the stay amidst the Lake so pristine and magical. Check in to the boat, relax for some time and get ready to take a Shikara ride while admiring the beauty of magnificent Lake. Later in the day, visit the famous Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Gardens that house beautiful flowers, fountains and grass. Return to your houseboat and stay overnight.
Day 2: Srinagar – Kargil 204 Km / 6-7 Hours
On this morning, you will be leaving for a much disputed zone of India-Kargil- the land of brave men and valiant soldiers. Upon arrival at Kargil, camp here at Kargil and enjoy living in brave airs. Next day is going to be a thrilling, drive towards Drass, the 2nd Coldest Inhabitant place in the World. Explore sights such as War memorial hall & Museum. Reach Kargil by evening where you halt for the night.
Day 3: Kargil – Leh
On day 3, leave for Leh from Kargil. On the way visit Lamayuru Monastery, Magnetic Hill-famous for creating illusions, Pathar Saheb- famous Gurudwara and Hall of Fame Museum. Upon arrival in Leh, check into the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 4 : Leh – Nubra Valley (120 km. / 4-5 Hours)
The famous Nubra Valley awaits you on day fifth of your tour. Most exciting and thrilling day of the tour will take you through Khardungla Pass, the highest motorable road in the world. When you arrive in the Valley, check into the hotel or stay at a tented accommodation to unwind for a while. Later, set out to explore the sand dunes of Nubra while enjoying the Camel Safari at a cold desert. Post that, visit the world renowned Diskit Monastery, which houses a 100 ft tall Maitreya Buddha statue. After all the sightseeing, return to your hotel/camp and spend the night at leisure.
Day 5: Nubra - Leh
On day 6th of your exciting tour, visit the famous Samstanling Monastery first in the morning. Later, set out to on a journey back to Leh. Halt on the way for savoring delicious lunch on the way. Upon arrival at Leh in the evening, check into the same hotel and spend rest of the evening relaxing or by indulging in leisure activities. Savor the dinner at the local market or at the hotel as per your mood, return back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 6: Leh - Pangong Lake
So, it’s finally day 7 when you are going to witness the mesmerizing Pangong Lake. The lake is situated at a distance of 135 kms from the main city. On your journey to Pangong Lake, you will cross the famous Changla Pass which is located at an altitude of 17,500 feet. . On your way to Pangong, you would be crossing Durbuk and Tangtse village. By afternoon, you would be reaching one of the most wonderful lakes of India, the Pangong Lake. Don’t be surprised by the nature’s bliss on this Lake as it looks no less than a movie set up on an unreal location. In the evening, visit the local nomadic village to stay overnight.
Day 7: Pangong Lake - Leh
This tour has even come to an end without even feeling a desire to leave. On this day, you will drive back to Leh while enjoying the scenic drive passing via many enthralling mountain passes. Witnessing the amazing sunrise on the magical Lake is once in a lifetime experience and you cannot miss it. Drive back to Leh after that and upon arrival, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
This would possibly be the last day of our Amazing Ladakh Tour with Pangong . Start your day fresh by witnessing the scenic Pangong lake getting illuminated by the early morning rays of the sun. Post breakfast, drive back to Leh. On reaching Leh, explore the local market and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Leh to Sarchu / Jispa
On this, you will be driving towards Sarchu village- the village lying on the border of Himachal and Kashmir. On the way, halt at Pang for lunch. After lunch, leave for Sarchu by crossing Nakeela and Lachlung La. By evening reach Sarchu where you halt for the night.
Day 9: Sarchu – Manali (222 km. / 9-10 Hours)
So, it’s time to say goodbye to the exotic mountains and high altitude regions. It’s time to drive to Manali todau va Baralachha La pass and halts are various villages on the way. Halt for lunch at Sissu Village. Later, cross the last mountain Pass Rohtang Pass for reaching Manali. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 10: Manali
In the morning, visit the major attractions of Manali before leaving for home. You will be transferred to Bhuntar Airport or Bus stand for your onward journey back home.