Leh - Alchi - Khardung La - Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake - Leh
The Jewels of Ladakh tour is 5 nights and 6 days itinerary that encompass the rich natural treasures of the Rusphu region of Ladakh. Eastern part – The Changthang region of Ladakh has one of the rich natural treasures of Ladakh which is famous for the great Pangong Lake, with a drive over the khardungla pass, this is an excellent our to understand the beauty of this amazing lake along with Monasteries and passes.
The journey beginning from Leh covers Khardungla Pass, Tsomoriri Lake, Toskar Lake, Polo-Konga Pass, Alchi Monastery, and Likir Monastery, before heading back to Leh. Browse through the itinerary given below for your kind perusal.
Fascinating Nimu valley at Indus and Zanskar river confluence
Visit the world’s highest Khardungla pass
Thrill yourself with the camel safari at the dunes
Enjoy camping at Nubra Valley
Mesmerize at the Pangong Lake
Visit Durbuk Village en-route
Enjoy at the Shyok Village
Stay for some time at Tangtse village
Visit the magnificent Chang La Pass
Visit the statue of Maitreya Buddha at the Likir monastery
Enjoy at the Alchi, Thiksey & Hemis Monastery
Go shopping at Leh local market
Day 1 Delhi - Leh
Upon arrival at the Kushok Bakula airport in Leh which is situated at 3500m altitude, you will be picked up by our representative at the airport and will be transferred to your hotel in Leh city just about 3 to 4 km away.
On arrival at the hotel, a welcome drink will be served to you and then you will proceed to your room. You can take a full day's rest so that your body gets acclimatized according to the high altitudes of Ladakh. Adjusting to the reduced atmospheric pressure and oxygen level is a must.
In the evening visit the Shanti stupa which is one of the best attractions of Leh. You can enjoy the beautiful view and a short hike offered by the attraction. It also offers the best aerial views of the entire Leh town. After having a good time here, you can then proceed to your next attraction which is the popular Leh bazaar.
After having an eventful evening, return to the hotel. Your dinner will be served at the hotel. Post that you can tuck yourself in your comfortable bed to sleep.
Day 2 Leh - Alchi - Leh (66 km / 1:30 hrs approx. )
After having a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, you will have to leave for an exciting day. You will be visiting the Alchi village today. In this excursion, you will visit the 1000-year-old paintings of the Alchi Monastery which is 68 km from Leh. En route, you will also visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha at the Likir monastery. This place is also popular because it is the Sangam of Indus & Zanskar rivers which are the two major rivers in Ladakh.
Apart from these places, you will also take a ride on the gravity-defying hill named Magnetic Hill which lies on the route to Alchi. After that, you will also be enjoying the military Hall of Fame which is one of the prime locations of Ladakh. After having a wonderful exploring session, you will then return to the hotel for an overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3 Leh – Nubra Valley (161 km / 4:30 hrs approx. )
Today after having an early breakfast you will have to check out from the hotel. From here you will have to head towards Nubra Valley. Enjoy the morning drive to the valley. En route, you will cross one of the highest motorable roads in the world- Khardung La pass. It is located at an altitude of 18360 ft. You can stay here for a few minutes and get yourself clicked. Enjoy the serenity and the thrill at this point.
Until the afternoon you will reach Diskit Village. This is another destination on your trip and a wonderful place to be at. It is one of the prime highlights of the Nubra Valley and all of Ladakh. Visit the Diskit Monastery and enjoy a camel safari in the white dunes. Here you are not going to enjoy the safari on the double-humped camel which is a rare species found in Nubra. Also called Bactrian Camel, this is going to be a wonderful safari for you.
After enjoying the entire day and traveling to such an amazing place that is filled with mesmerizing places; you are going to check into your deluxe camp. Complete all the formalities and enjoy a night under the sky.
Day 4 Nubra valley - Pangong Lake ( 240 km / 6 hrs )
After having an early breakfast and enjoying the sunrise, you will have to check out of your camp after completing all the formalities. Now you will be heading towards the next gem of Ladakh, a high-altitude lake- Pangong Tso. This is going to be a great trip to this attraction because Pangong is one of the best places in India. While reaching there you will be crossing Chang La Pass which is approximately 17500 ft above sea level. Also, you will be crossing some of the best places including Durbuk, Shyok, Tangtse villages. All of these fall in the Changthang region of majestic Ladakh. Pangong Lake is a wonderful place because it changes color approximately 5 times a day making it a mesmerizing place for travelers.
You will be reaching the destination by noon. You will have to check in at the camp and relax for some time. After that, you are free to take a stroll and click some pictures and enjoy the jaw-dropping beauty of the lake. If you are visiting here with your partner, then enjoy a romantic walk around the lake.
There are tented camps around the lake in which you will have to stay. Enjoy the stay and dinner in a peaceful environment.
Day 5 Pangong Lake - Leh (223 km / 5:30 hrs approx. )
After having a scrumptious breakfast at the campsite, you can again go for a quick walk. Enjoy the early-morning photo shoot at the lake and keep that as your memory. After having the meal, you will then have to check out of the camp and head back to Leh. En route, you will be visiting a few other attractions that are located on the other side of the circuit. You will be visiting the magnificent Shey Palace which was built in the 16th century, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery.
You can stay at these places for some time, enjoy and have a great time. Click some pictures at these places. On your arrival at Leh, you will now have to check in to your hotel and get all the formalities done. Visit the local shops, buy something you like, get the Buddhist bike and car flags, and enjoy the Ladakhi meals.
After having such an eventful day, return to your hotel. Take your dinner and go to sleep.
Day 6 Leh – Delhi (Flight) ( 617 km / 2 hrs approx.)
In the morning after breakfast, you will have to complete all your check-out processes and then you will be transferred to the airport. We know, goodbyes are always the most difficult thing.