Arrival in Srinagar. Meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to a houseboat in Dal Lake/ Nagin Lake. Complete the check-in formalities. Lunch is followed by a Shikara ride on the placid waters of the Lake, one of the most popular things to do in Srinagar. Later on, get ready to visit the breathtaking Mughal Gardens-founded in the Mughal era. Nishat Bagh, Chashme-e-Shahi and Shalimar Bagh comprise the Mughal gardens.
Stay overnight in Srinagar.
On day 2, post breakfast get ready for your road transfer to Kargil. On the way, there are halts at Sonamarg –a pristine valley with lush views and snow-clad peak; Zo jila Pass (a high altitude pass); Drass Village- the world’s 2nd coldest inhabitant place. Here you visit War memorial hall and Museum- also known as Vijaypath. The memorial was constructed by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who laid their lives in Kargil War. Evening arrival in Kargil. Check-in formalities.
Overnight stay in Kargil.
After breakfast, start driving towards Leh. On the way, you explore the wonders of Sham Valley. Visit the popular Alchi monastery complex - constructed by the great translator Guru Rinchen Zangpo between 958 and 1055; Magnetic hill- to marvel at the amazing natural wonder; and Pathar Sahib Gurudwara- constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji- the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru. Continue your road journey. On arrival, visit the Hall of Fame Museum a war memorial by the Indian Army that was founded in the memory of Indian soldiers who laid lives in Indo-Pak wars. Complete the check-in formalities.
Stay overnight in Leh.
On the 4th day, after breakfast get ready for transfer to the gorgeous Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass- one of the highest motorable roads in the world with an altitude of 18,380 feet. As you reach the Valley, check into the hotel. Have lunch. Later, leave the comforts of your room to enjoy a ride on double-humped camel’s back to explore the Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hundur Village. Treat your eyes to the scenery all around.
Overnight in Nubra Valley.
Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Thereafter, get ready for sightseeing in Nubra including Deskit Monastery- the largest and the oldest Buddhist monastery here. From the top, savor wonderful views of the surroundings. Later start your road journey for the gorgeous Pangong Lake (14,500 feet) via River Shayok. As you arrive at the camp, check-in. The evening is at leisure. Relish the stunning sunset views while relaxing on the banks of the Lake.
Overnight stay in camps.
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the real beauty of this place. Enjoy the scenic view of sun rise on lake. Notice how the water’s color glistens like diamonds. Post breakfast, start your drive back to Leh. On the way, halt to visit two popular monasteries of Ladakh- Thiksey Monastery – a 12- storey Gompa with 10 temples and an assembly hall, and Shey Palace- a royal palace on a hilltop that also has a monastery. Check into the hotel as you reach Leh.
Half of day 7 is at leisure. You can explore the place on your own. In the evening, you can visit the market of Leh to indulge in shopping. They bazaars here sell some wonderful souvenirs such as Thangka paintings, wood objects, woolens etc.
Overnight stay in Leh.
In the morning, on day 8, have breakfast and start your road journey to Sarchu, driving past the scenic Puga Valley, Tsokar Lake- another picturesque lake in Ladakh, Skyangchu Thang – a plateau stretching to 42 km. Lunch at the town of Pang. Continue your journey to Sarchu by driving past Nakee La and Lachlung La. Evening arrival in Sarchu. Check-in formalities.
Stay overnight in Sarchu.
After breakfast, drive to Manali. Get ready for a scenic drive by crossing Baralacha La (4845m). Halt for lunch at Sissu Village. Next you cross the very popular Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 13050 feet. Arrival in Manali. Check-in at a hotel.
Today is the last day. Get an assisted transfer to the airport / bus stand for your onward journey.