From the Delhi Airport board the flight for Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh, which is situated at an altitude of 3,256 m above sea level. Upon your arrival at the Leh Airport, our representatives will meet you and provide you a transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure so that you can take a rest to acclimatize to the environment. In the evening, at around 4:30 PM, you will visit Shanti Stupa, located on the hilltop. From the top of the Shanti Stupa complex, you can see the panoramic view of the city. Then visit, Chowkhang Monastery and soak in the spiritual aura of this serene place. Later on, head towards the Leh market where you can indulge in shopping. Some of the best buys include Buddhist masks, prayer wheels, Thangka paintings, and woolen items like Pashmina shawls, gloves, sweaters, and more. You can also savor local delicacies.
After the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Wake up to a beautiful day, have a toothsome breakfast, and then head towards Indus Valley for a full-day sightseeing tour. You will visit Stok Palace, an erstwhile residence of the royals. This 14th-century palace complex also houses a museum where you can see the artifacts that exhibit the history of the royals. Also, visit the Stok Monastery and you can interact with the locals here. Then visit Thiksey Monastery, which is a 12 story structure and is known to be a place with rich cultural heritage. Stakna Monastery is another popular attraction of the day that is located on the top of the barren mountain and offers enchanting views of the surroundings.
Then head towards, Changchubling Monastery, better known as Rizong Monastery, and was erected in 1829. This Gompa is known for its high standards of monastic disciplines. Lastly visit Hemis Monastery, which is one of the richest monasteries in Ladakh. Houses the golden statue of Sakyamuni, Hemis Monastery also comprises a museum in which you can see the artifacts, thangkas, and murals.
After the exploration tour, return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh.
Post breakfast, pack your bags and complete the check-out formalities at the hotel. Start your early morning drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 5,360 m above sea level. It is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. By the afternoon, you will arrive in Nubra Valley. Upon your arrival in Nubra Valley, you will be assisted towards the pre-book camp. Check-in at camp and unwind. Freshen up and then set out to visit white Hunder Sand Dunes to enjoy the camel ride on the Double humped Bactrian camel. From the sand dunes, you will get a glimpse of the 108 feet tall Maitreya Buddha statue, which is situated in the Diskit Monastery complex. Lastly, you will visit to explore the Diskit and Hunder villages to get a sneak peek into the lifestyle of the locals.
Return to the hotel after the sightseeing tour and have a sound sleep at the cottage.
Greet the day with a hearty meal. Post breakfast, hit the road to visit Turtuk, which is an interesting place. Before 1971, this place belonged to the Baltistan region of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). However, in 1971, during the war with Pakistan, India recaptures this place. This is among the northernmost villages of the country. Located on the bank of the Shyok River, Turtuk is a quaint little hamlet, which was a part of the Silk Route and is among the most beautiful places in Nubra Valley. Cradled by the Karakoram Range, Turtuk is popular for its apricots and dry fruits. Explore the breathtaking beauty of this place, have lip-smacking local delicacies in the cafes and enjoy shopping. You can interact with locals and listen to the interesting stories of 1971 when Turtuk merges with India overnight.
After the excursion of the Turtuk, return to the Hunder in the evening. Overnight stay at the camp.
Early in the morning, embark on a drive to the Pangong Lake, which is one of the highest saltwater lakes in the world. Before starting the journey, visit the Diskit Monastery, among the popular and oldest Gompas of Nubra Valley. Afterward, proceed towards Pangong Lake. Enjoy the enchanting views of the towering mountains and glistening Shyok River during the journey from Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso. The driving route also encompasses Durbuk and Tangtse villages. Pangong Lake is one of the most amazing lakes in Asia where one can witness the interplay of colors.
On arrival, head towards Campsite and complete the check-in formalities and unwind. Later, in the evening, visit the lake and explore by having a leisure walk alongside. Witness the change of color of the Pangong Lake and the unmatched beauty of the sunset over the lake.
Overnight stay at the camp.
Wake up early in the morning to witness the mesmerizing beauty of Pangong Lake under the fresh morning rays. Post breakfast set off for a drive to Tso Moriri, which is the largest lake in Ladakh, situated at an altitude of 4,552 m above sea level. En route, you will take a halt at Chumathang Hot springs, which are believed to comprise medicinal properties. Drive past Mahe Bridge and if you will get lucky, you will spot Himalayan Marmot. In the evening, you will arrive at the Tso Moriri and you will be assisted towards the campsite. Complete the check-in formalities and unwind. Freshen up and then head towards the lake to spot some of the exotic species of birds. The lake is designated as Ramsar Wetland Sanctuaries. It is a breeding and nesting area for thousands of migratory birds that include Brahminy Duck, Bar Headed Goose, and Black Naked Cranes.
Stay overnight in the camp.
After refreshing morning breakfast, drive to Leh via the Tso Kar Lake route. On the way, visit the Puga Geothermal Gas Springs and Nomadic Rebo tents at Polo- Kongka Pass. After crossing the pass, stop by Tso Kar Lake for a photo stop. If you wish to, you can also visit the monastery of tiny Thukje village. Upon reaching Manali highway, cross the Tanglang La Pass which is located at an altitude of 5,350 m above sea level. By the evening check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
On the 8th day of the tour, after having breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of the Indus Valley. En route, you will visit Magnetic Hill, one of the wonders of the Himalayas which defies the gravitational law. Just before reaching the Indus Valley, take a halt at Nimu Valley, which is popular for scenic landscape. Here, Sangam is a famous attraction, a confluence point of Indus River and Zanskar River Situated on the Leh-Nimu Road, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is the next stop, which is built to honor Guru Nanak Devi Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion. Seek blessings there and revel in the scenic beauty of the serene environs. If the weather permits, you can indulge in river rafting at the Zanskar River. In the evening, return to the Leh.
Savor the scrumptious dinner and retire for the day.
This is the last day of the trip. Wake up early in the morning and have a toothsome breakfast. Pack your bags and complete the checkout formalities. Leave for Leh Airport to board the flight back home.