Best of Ladakh

11 Days Trip
Destination Covered :

Delhi - Leh - Indus Valley - Khardung La - Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake - Tsomoriri Lake - Tsokar Lake - Uleytokpo - Leh


Ladakh is one of those destinations in India where you can enjoy multiple things at once. This Best of Leh Ladakh itinerary has everything, from high-altitude passes and adrenaline-rushing summits to various adventure activities and amazing sights. There is much to enjoy here, and this 11-day Leh Ladakh trip itinerary takes you across Leh, Indus Valley, Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake, and Uleytokpo.

This Ladakh trip itinerary package covers sightseeing at many essential places, multiple comfortable stay options, and each element that would give you the best of Ladakh. Also, while you enjoy such a trip to a heavenly place, you can avoid all the hassles by planning your Leh travel itinerary with us. Our experts will curate exclusive packages for you and handle all your requirements, ensuring you a fun-filled Ladakh holiday.

Trip Highlights

  • Highlight Tick Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace during Leh sightseeing
  • Highlight Tick Explore Thiksey, Hemis, and Rizong monasteries during the Indus Valley tour
  • Highlight Tick Drive on Khardung La Pass and Chang La Pass
  • Highlight Tick A ride on the double-humped camps in Nubra Valley
  • Highlight Tick Night stay in camps in Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri
  • Highlight Tick Take a halt at Chumathang Hot Spring
  • Highlight Tick Explore Shey, Spituk, Alchi, and Likir Monasteries
  • Highlight Tick Marvel at the lunar landscape in Lamayuru
  • Highlight Tick Enjoy the Military Hall of Fame and Magnetic Hill

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 Delhi - Leh

From the Delhi airport, board a flight to Kushok Bakula Airport at an altitude of 11700 feet. Upon arrival, our tour representative helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, the day is scheduled for rest for acclimatization to the high altitudes of Ladakh, which is necessary. In the evening, you can stroll near the resort, visit the nearby markets to savor the local delicacies or laze around in the room. An overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 2 Leh – Indus Valley - Leh 

After breakfast on day 2 of the Leh itinerary, get all set for a full-day tour of the Indus Valley. The attractions that you visit today include the Royal Museum at Shey Palace, which is located on a hilltop. The palace was an abode of the royal family till 1834 AD and houses a copper statue of Lord Buddha, which is the main attraction. The monastery boasts of the most significant victory stupa in Leh, the top of which is made of gold. You can also spend some time with monks and learn some life lessons.

Then, proceed to Thiksey Monastery, which belongs to the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism; this gompa is the largest monastery in the central Ladakh region. After exploring the Thiksey Monastery, you will visit Hemis Monastery on the Indus River bank. This monastery is India’s wealthiest and among the biggest. It is believed that the monastery has existed since the 11th century and was reestablished in the 17th century. Proceed to Leh after the exploration tour of the monastery.

On arrival, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. If time and energy permit, you can visit Leh's local market and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. You can also enjoy the local food.

Further, have dinner at the hotel and an overnight stay in your room.

Day 3 Leh - Nubra Valley (Valley of Flowers)

On day 3, after an early breakfast, you will begin your road journey to Nubra Valley via the world-popular Khardungla Pass. At an altitude of 5,609 m above sea level, it is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. Stop at the mountain pass and click pictures, as reaching here is an achievement.

Afterward, start your ride to Nubra Valley, and you will arrive here in the afternoon. Visit Diskit Monastery, the largest and oldest Buddhist Gompa in Nubra Valley. You can spot the enormous 106-foot statue of Maitreya Buddha from far away. It is the most giant Maitreyi Buddha statue in Ladakh. The monastery houses ancient murals, paintings, Thangkas, and frescoes. You can also spend some time talking with the monks and learning about the history and culture of the region.

Then, head towards Hunder Sand Dunes, where you can enjoy the ride on the back of the Double Humped Camels, which are known as Bactrian Camels. After enjoying the Camel Safari, you will have an assisted transfer to your pre-booked camp. Check-in at the deluxe camp and relax. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can take a walk near your accommodation and enjoy the sunset of the valley, which looks serene.

Overnight stay at the camp in Nubra Valley.

Day 4 Turtuk excursion (Former Baltistan)

Wake up to a beautiful day, have a delicious breakfast, and then proceed for the sightseeing tour of Turtuk, which was once a part of the Baltistan region of Pakistan. In 1971, India captured the village during the war with Pakistan. The locals speak the Balti language here as their ethnicity. Situated on the bank of the Shyok River and an oasis of the K2 mountain range, Turtuk is the northernmost village of India.

Further, while exploring the village, you can interact with locals to listen to some exciting stories about the 1971 war and how India captured this strategic village of the Gilgit-Baltistan region from Pakistan. The village tour gives you insights into the Balti culture and heritage. This idyllic village is renowned for its world-class quality of apricots and walnuts. You can buy fruits and dry fruits from the town directly from the farms. Spend some time on the bank of the glistening Shyok River and delve into the serene aura of this beautiful place.

After the sightseeing tour of Turtuk, return to Hunder. The rest of the evening is at your leisure, and you can spend it as you wish. Stroll near the hotel and enjoy the enchanting beauty of the region.

Have a lip-smacking dinner at the hotel and enjoy a sound sleep in your cozy bed.

Day 5 : Nubra Valley - Leh

Today, leave the valley early in the morning after relishing a sumptuous breakfast. The mornings here are incredibly mesmerizing, and you can enjoy the sunrise. Check out from the camp and proceed to Leh by road. En route, you can visit the tiny yet beautiful Yarab Tso Lake, also called the hidden lake. Barren yet beautiful surroundings bound this crystal clear lake. After sightseeing, begin your drive back to Leh via Khardung La Pass.

Upon your arrival, head towards the hotel and complete the check-in. Spend the evening enjoying a leisurely walk in the Leh market. You can buy souvenirs for your loved ones and relish the delicious local cuisine.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 6 Leh - Pangong Lake

On the 6th day of the Leh trip itinerary, after breakfast, you will leave early in the morning for Pangong Lake, which is at an altitude of 4400 m above sea level. Start driving eastwards of Leh, crossing Chang La Pass, perched at 5,391 m above sea level. It is one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Enjoy the scenic beauty and panoramic views of the valley from the Chang La Pass and head towards Pangong Tso. Take a route via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh.

As you reach the camp, you will receive an assisted transfer. Complete the check-in formalities and unwind. The rest of the time is at your leisure. Relax for a while, and then you can visit the lake in the evening. This lake is found in both India and China and is blessed with enchanting surroundings. The brackish water changes color with sunlight. Enjoy the sunset while strolling near the lake and witnessing the changes in the lake's color.

Later, return to the camp. Relish the scrumptious meal and sleep soundly in your cozy bed.

Day 7 Pangong Lake - Tso Moriri Lake

Start your day 7 of Leh tour itinerary early when the surroundings of the lake look even more beautiful. If you want, you can click some photographs here. You can also spot exotic species of migratory birds near the lake. After the exploration of the Pangong Tso, return to the hotel. After breakfast, complete the check-out formalities and drive towards Tsomoriri Lake. The largest lake in Ladakh lies at an altitude of 4,522 m above sea level.

Further, you drive up to Kharu and Moriri Lake. En route, halt at Chumathang Hot Springs, and you can take a dip, as the water is believed to have healing properties. Rejuvenate your senses here and spend some time. Afterward, head toward Tso Moriri. Drive past Mahe Bridge and then drive towards the beautiful Tsomoriri Lake. Spot Himalayan marmots on the way. Evening arrival at the Lake. Check-in at the tented camp near the lake. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Freshen up and then you can visit the lake in the evening. Near the lake, you can spot as many as 34 avifauna species. This high-altitude lake is home to several animals, including Tibetan Ass, Great Tibetan Sheep, Tibetan Gazelle (Antelope), and Tibetan Wolf. Spend some quality time there in the evening and enjoy the sunset. The lake was declared a Wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Convention in 2003. Witness the changing hues of the lake and fall in love with nature all over again during this trip.

Later, return to the camp. Have a delicious dinner and enjoy a restful sleep in your cozy bed.

Day 8 Tso Moriri Lake - Tso Kar Lake - Leh

After an early breakfast on day 8, start driving to Leh via Tso Kar Lake. On the way, stop to visit Puga Geo-Thermal Gas Springs and the Nomadic Rebo tents at Polo-Kongka La Pass. This is a low mountain pass in Chan Chenmo Valley, which offers an enchanting view of the surroundings.

After crossing the pass, stop by Tso Kar Lake, a wetland area. Situated in the Rupshu Plateau, Tso Kar is a saline lake where you can spot some exotic species of flora and fauna. Stop here for photographs and to gaze at the serene environs. You can spend some time here with your loved ones and walk near the lake. If you are interested, you can also visit the tiny Thukje village monastery and soak in this tranquil place's spiritual aura.

Then, proceed towards Leh. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. The rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in a hotel in Leh.

Day 9 Leh - Uleytokpo/ Alchi

After breakfast, complete the check-out formalities on the 9th day of the tour and proceed towards Uleytokpo/ Alchi. On the way, visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Likir Monastery, which is 3,700 m above sea level. Enjoy the panoramic views of the scenic landscapes of the Himalayas. After spending some time at the monastery, head towards Alchi Monastery, renowned for houses 1000-year-old murals listed among the best Buddhist miniature paintings. This monastery is divided into four separate settlements with monuments that date back to different times. The paintings in Alchi Monastery are some of the oldest surviving paintings in Ladakh.

Continue your road journey. Finally, you arrive in Uleytokpo/ Alchi. Check-in at the resort or hotel. After completing the formalities, you can simply relax. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can visit the nearby market or enjoy the town's natural setting.

Savor the delicious dinner at the hotel and have a restful night in your room.

Day 10 Uleytokpo/ Alchi - Leh

The day will be full of action as you’ll witness the best places of Leh Ladakh. After breakfast, check out the hotel and embark on a sightseeing tour of the nearby locations. Your first visit is to a region with lunar landscapes, Lamayuru, which has an area that is similar to the land condition of the Moon. After this, you visit Lamayuru Monastery, one of Ladakh's largest and oldest monasteries. The monastery houses wall paintings, thangkas, murals, old scriptures, and various statues of different forms of Buddha, as well as other deities.

After this, you start driving back to Leh. On the way, stop by Spituk Monastery, also known as Pethup Gompa. The monastery was founded in the 11th century. The monastery also has a museum with a vast collection of ancient masks, antique arms, other icons, and numerous thangkas (Buddhist paintings), making it an important attraction in the Gompa.

Afterward, halt at Magnetic Hill or Gravity Hill, a natural wonder of the region known as Cyclops Hills. This point defines the phenomenon of gravity. Park your vehicle there and enjoy the magnificence of nature while witnessing the vehicle going upward. Visit the Military Hall of Fame, a museum and memorial of the war heroes established and managed by the Indian Army. The museum is divided into different sections, which contain several displays. There is a section named OP Vijay Gallery, which is situated on the upper floor of the museum, and here you can see the various kinds of weapons used in the Kargil war, along with the various other arms and ammunition that the Indian Army captured during the war.

Late afternoon arrival in Leh. As the rest of the day is free, you can enjoy last-minute shopping at Leh's famous markets, such as Moti Market, Balkhang Chowk for Apricot, and Super Market.

Day 11 Transfer to Leh Airport

This is the last day of your Leh tour itinerary. After breakfast, pack your bags and complete the check-out formalities. Then, you will head to Leh Airport to board the flight to Delhi.

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