Splendour of Ladakh

8 Days Trip
Destination Covered :

Leh - Alchi - Nubra Valley - Turtuk - Pangong - Leh - Delhi


The Splendour of Ladakh 8-day itinerary is a journey through some of the region’s most iconic destinations. Dotted with enchanting sites, the location is apt for all adventure and nature lovers. This 8-day Leh Ladakh tour package covers Leh, Alchi, Nubra Valley, Turtuk, and Pangong Lake. The main aspects of the Ladakh itinerary include visiting the Alchi Monastery, experiencing the Magnetic Hill, crossing Khardung La Pass, and indulging in a camel safari in Nubra Sand Dunes. The trip also includes interacting with locals in Turtuk, camping at Pangong Tso, and touring Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and Hemis Monastery.

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Trip Highlights

  • Highlight Tick Visit Magnetic Hill and Sangam
  • Highlight Tick Enjoy the view from Khardung La Pass
  • Highlight Tick Indulge in Camel Safari in Nubra Sand Dunes
  • Highlight Tick Interact with locals and learn the stories at Turtuk
  • Highlight Tick Take a tour of Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and Hemis Monastery

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 Arrival in Leh

Arrive at the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, where our representative will meet you and provide you with an assisted transfer to the pre-listed hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and unwind. The rest of the day is for acclimatization. Ladakh is situated at a high altitude, and the air pressure is low, so it is vital to get acclimatized. Later in the evening, you can stroll around the resort or visit the local market. Further, have dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 2 Leh – Uleytokpo/Alchi (65.7 km/ 1 hour 22 minutes)

On the 2nd day of the Ladakh trip, complete the check-out formalities after breakfast and proceed to Uleytokpo or Alchi. En route, you will visit Magnetic Hill and 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. Also, visit Sangam, a confluence point of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers. Enjoy some time amidst the serene environs, and then head towards Alchi.

Upon your arrival in Alchi, you will have an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and relax. Freshen up and visit the Alchi Monastery on the Indus River's bank. Renowned as the oldest monastery in Ladakh, Alchi 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.

After the sightseeing tour, return to your hotel in Alchi by afternoon. 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 3 Uleytokpo/ Alchi - Leh (65.7 km/ 1 hour 22 minutes)

Wake up to a beautiful day and have a delicious breakfast. Pack your bags and complete the checkout formalities. Proceed for Leh by road and en route, visit Rizong Nunnery, perched on the rocky hilltop north of the Indus River. The frescoes of Dharmaraja and other deities are all around the monastery. The statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha is the main attraction of the assembly hall, and the idols of different deities give the hall a completely sacred atmosphere.

Further, visit Spituk Monastery, an 11th-century Gompa known for its giant Kali statue. 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.

After a sightseeing tour of the monastery, proceed to Leh. Visit the Military Hall of Fame, a museum constructed by the Indian Army to commemorate the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives defending the country. There is a section named OP Vijay Gallery, situated on the museum's upper floor. Here, you can see the various kinds of weapons used in the Kargil War and the various other arms and ammunition captured by the Indian Army during the war.

Then, proceed towards Leh Palace, located at the top of the hill. This nine-story palace complex depicts the glorious past. Afterward, head towards Shanti Stupa, a white-domed stupa situated on the top of the mountain in Changspa. This is an abode of peace and serenity in Leh. Enjoy the stunning view of the whole city from the top.

Later, head towards the hotel and complete the check-in formalities. Spend the rest of the evening as you wish. An overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 4 Leh – Nubra Valley (160 km/ 4 hours 45 minutes)

On day 4 of the Leh Ladakh trip itinerary, wake up early, have breakfast, and complete the check-out formalities. Then, you’ll hit the roads to visit the Nubra Valley. Enjoy the morning drive to Nubra Valley, and en route, take a halt at Khardung La Pass. This is one of the highest motorable passes in the world. Enjoy the majestic beauty of the valley from the top of the Khardung La Pass and click some pictures, as reaching here is an achievement on its own.

Afterward, start your ride to Nubra Valley, and you will arrive here in the afternoon. Visit Diskit Monastery, the largest and the oldest Buddhist Gompa in Nubra Valley. You can spot the enormous 106-foot statue of Maitreya Buddha from kilometers away, which is located here. The monastery houses murals, paintings, and frescoes of ancient times. You can also spend some time talking with the monks and learn 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 partaking in the Camel Safari, you will have an assisted transfer to your pre-booked camp. Check-in at the deluxe camp and unwind. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can stroll near your accommodation and enjoy the natural setting of this beautiful valley.

Overnight stay at the camp in Nubra Valley.

Day 5 Turtuk excursion (115 km approx)

On the 5th day, have breakfast and then hit the road to visit Turtuk, which was once a part of the Baltistan region of Pakistan. In 1971, India captured the village during the war with Pakistan. The people of this village speak the Balti language as their ethnicity. This is the northernmost village of India, situated on the bank of the Shyok River and an oasis of the K2 mountain range.

Explore this village during the visit. You can also interact with locals to listen to exciting stories about the 1971 war and how India captured this strategic region of Gilgit Baltistan. You can also learn about the Balti culture and heritage during the village tour. Turtuk is renowned for its world-class quality of apricots and walnuts. You can buy the fruits and dry fruits directly from the farms. Take a walk to visit and spend some time on the bank of the sparkling Shyok River.

After the sightseeing tour, 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.

Overnight stay at the camp in Nubra Valley.

Day 6 Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake (274 km/ 6 hours 41 minutes)

Greet the day with a beautiful smile and have a hearty meal. Pack your bags and complete the check-out formalities from the camp to head towards Pangong Lake, a trans-border lake situated at an altitude of 4,350 m above sea level. This world’s highest saltwater lake extends almost 160 km from India to China. The lake is also known to change colors, appearing blue, green, and red at different times of the day. The beauty of the lake cannot be described in words. En route to Pangong Tso, you will cross some of the most beautiful villages of Ladakh, namely Shyok, Durbuk, and Tangtse villages, located in the Changthang region of Ladakh.

On arrival, you will have an assisted transfer to the pre-booked camp. Complete the check-in formalities and unwind. The rest of the day is at your leisure, and you can enjoy it as you wish. You can spend your evening on the bank of the lake and witness the mesmerizing sunset. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the lake with your loved ones.

Savor the delicious meals and have a sound sleep in your cozy bed.

Day 7 Pangong – Leh (225km/ 5 hours)

Wake up early to visit the lake to witness the majestic sunrise and enjoy the photoshoot. You can also spot some of the exotic species of birds at Pangong Lake, which is home to several species of migratory birds. Later, return to the camp and have a lip-smacking breakfast. Pack your bags and check out from the camp.

Proceed towards Leh and enjoy the enthralling beauty. En route, you will cross Chang La Pass, which is among the highest motorable passes in the world. You can also visit the temple dedicated to the saint and offer prayers before proceeding to Leh.

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty en route. You will visit Shey Palace, located on a hillock and was an abode of the royal family till 1834 AD. The Shey Monastery is located 10 m high and houses a copper statue of Lord Buddha. The Gompa boasts the most significant victory stupa in Leh. After this, you will head towards Thiksey Monastery. This monastery is renowned for resembling the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. This key Monastery houses famous structures inside the complex: Tara Temple, Assembly Hall, and Lamokhang Temple.

After exploring the Thiksey Monastery, you will visit Hemis Monastery, located on the Indus River bank. The Gompa museum houses a vast collection of Tibetan books, Thangkas, gold statues, and Stupas embedded with precious stones, weapons, carriers, and even a stuffed vulture pup. 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. Complete the check-in formalities and relax. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can visit the Leh local market and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Also, enjoy the local delicacies.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 8  Leh – Delhi Departure (Flight)

Your 8-day itinerary for Leh Ladakh ends today. Wake up, have breakfast, pack your belongings, and complete the check-out formalities. Then, you will get an assisted transfer to the airport. Upon reaching the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, board your flight to Delhi with cherished memories of your Ladakh holiday.

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