Arrival at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the most sensational flights in the World. On a clear day, from one side of the aircraft, the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum can be seen and the other side of the aircraft feels so close that you could reach the Nun Kun massif). Upon arrival, you will meet by transfer to the hotel for Check-in. Complete Day for rest and leisure to acclimatize, followed by Welcome tea or Coffee at the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel will be arranged.
After breakfast, you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway and start your sightseeing with the Hall Of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh this is worth a visit for every Indian You will then proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib at an altitude of 3600 Mtrs about 22 km from Leh, which was constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Nestled deep in the Himalayas, a drive of another 4 km takes us to the Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. As you move ahead from Magnetic Hills, just before Nimmu Village, there comes a famous Confluence of Two Rivers, Indus River coming from Tibet (left) and Zanskar River coming from Zanskar Valley (right). Zanskar River is known for its famous Chadar Trek. Later we drove back to Leh. Evening visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Overnight at the Hotel.
Post breakfast we drove to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. Upon arrival in Nubra, we check in at our Camp or Hotel. In the evening we drive to Hunder where you have an opportunity to ride on a Bactrian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high-altitude desert with snowcapped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of the Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later we drove back to the camp for dinner & overnight.
Post breakfast we drive towards Pangong Tso via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards the Nubra side) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part, we drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse for Pangong. You pass through a few small villages of Changthang and finally, you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of it running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and the environment and the scenery are unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival, we checked in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of the lake and later we drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs en route, visiting Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and another 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach to Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School. Drive further to Leh and check-in at our hotel Overnight.
Return home with happy memories Today, bid farewell to your 'Explore Ladakh' tour, as you are transferred to the Airport in Leh for your onward journey.
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