The ‘Nubra Valley And Pangong lake’ itinerary is specially tailored for people who love to face challenges and travel around the world for adventurous vacationing experience.
This 6 nights and 7 days of holiday itinerary blends well adventure with relaxation and leisure. The hugeness and broadness of the Himalayan range is probably the best place to challenge the inner fear and to win it.
Sightseeing in Leh including Shey Palace
Explore popular Leh monasteries including Hemis, Thiksey and Hunder
Drive past Khardung la
Camel ride on white sand dunes of Nubra valley
Shopping for wooden handicrafts in Leh markets
Camping near Pangong Lake
Day 1 Leh
Arrival Leh in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Take complete rest for the day for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 Leh - Alchi - Leh
On the 2nd day of the tour, you will head towards Alchi after having a delicious breakfast. Alchi is famous for miniature paintings and monastery. En-route you will drive past the Magnetic Hill and the confluence of River Indus and River Zanskar at Nimu. Upon your arrival, you will visit the Alchi Monastery. The foundation stone of the monastery was laid sometime back in 990 A.D. Explore the historical and cultural heritage of the monastery and spend some time in peace here.
Return to the hotel after the daylong excursion for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 3 Leh - Nubra Valley
Post breakfast embark on a mesmerizing drive to the Nubra Valley which is 125 kilometers from Leh. On the way to Nubra Valley, cross the Khardungla Pass which is 18360 ft. above the sea level and is the highest motorable pass in the world. In the afternoon, visit the Diskit and Hunder Monasteries and also the White Sand Dunes. Enjoy a camel safari on the double humped camels which are found only in the Nubra Valley as far as India is concerned.
Overnight at deluxe camp/hotel.
Day 4 Nubra Valley - Leh
After the morning breakfast, visit the Samstanling Monastery and then embark on a return drive to Leh via Khardungla Pass. In the evening, you can do some last minute shopping in the Leh markets which are famous for Pashmina Shawls, Pearls, Chinese Cutleries and Ladakhi wooden handicraft items.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 Leh - Pangong Lake (150 kms.)
Early departure for Pangong Lake (approx. 145 kms, located on the Indo China Border), via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft). After full day of sightseeing around the late check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for overnight stay.
Day 6 Pangong-Hemis / Thiksey-Leh (165 kms.)
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-La. Enjoy the panoramic views on your way to Leh. Upon reaching Karu, you will drive across the Indus vis Shey Palace and visit the famous Hemis Monastery which is the biggest monastery of Ladakh. After spending some time here you will head towards Leh, en-route visiting the picturesque Thiksey Monastery. This 12-storey complex is one of the famous monasteries of the region. Snuggled at an altitude of 3,600 m above the sea level, from here you can get the breathtaking views of the valley.
Upon your arrival at the Leh, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. If the time and energy permits you can visit the market. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 7 Drop to Leh Airport.
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.