Heavenly Himalayas

Days

9

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Luxury

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$1900 USD /Person

About tour

One of the fewest places in India where you can get an adrenalin kick, is the Ladakh region of upper Himalayas. This adventurous trip will take you through some of the most beautiful & sought after tourist attractions of Himalayas, like Leh, Pangong Lake & Nubra Valley. You will travel through one of the highest roads in the world to one of the most inaccessible places of the world. The road-journey itself is going to surge up your adrenaline high enough. On one side of the road you will see barren rocks & cliffs standing upright, and other side you will see a deep & steep gorge with a fast flowing violent river at the bottom. This tour delivers what you are expecting of it - THRILL to keep you on the VERGE! Himalayas are truly unparalleled in its majestic beauty. It promises to enthrall those looking for adrenalin rush and an off-beat experience.

Ladakh is mystical in all the spheres it covers, from nature, scenic landscapes to the modest cultures that it nurtures. Right from ancient monasteries to the sensational momos (dumplings), the plethora of attractions to visit makes this land a heaven on earth.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Delhi

Arrive Delhi by flight. Welcome to the capital of India and the second most populous city of India - Delhi. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures.

A private car will pick up from Delhi Airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Evening at your leisure. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Delhi.

Meals: None

Day 2 : Leh

After early breakfast in the morning check out from hotel. The private car will drop you at Delhi Airport, board your flight from Delhi to Leh.

Welcome to Leh! Few places in India are at once so traveller-friendly and yet so enchanting and hassle-free as mountain-framed Leh. Dotted with stupas and crumbling mudbrick houses, the Old Town is dominated by a dagger of steep rocky ridge topped by an imposing Tibetan-style palace and fort.

Check-in to hotel on arrival. Entire day is at your leisure. Relax and acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel in Leh.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 : Leh

After breakfast head out for local sightseeing. Visit Stok Palace. The summer home of the royal family of Ladakh, Stok Palace was built in 1820 by King Tsepal Namgyal. Built entirely by the Ladakhi craftsmen, the Stok Palace still continues to be a snug abode for the royal Namgyal dynasty. Then visit Shey Palace & Monastery built in 1665 by the King of Ladakh (Deldon Namgyal) as his summer retreat house. The gompa is known for its colossal copper-gold gilded statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha. This statue is reckoned to be the second largest Buddha statue in Ladakh.

Afterwards visit Thiksey Monastery, one of the finest examples of Ladakhi architecture. This Monastery is located on the top of the hill in solitude which lies at a distance of 20 kilometers away from Leh. It is very famous for its similarity with Potala Palace of Lhasa. This monastery is famous for pilgrim activities, architectural elements, sightseeing and exploration.

Reach back at the hotel by evening. Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel in Leh.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 : Leh

After breakfast head out for local sightseeing of Leh. Start with a visit to Hall of Fame, a museum constructed by the Indian Army in memory of the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives defending the motherland in the Indo-Pak wars. It stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made by our soldiers to ensure the safety and security of our country. Then visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, a beautiful Sikh Temple built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith. Then take a stop at Magnetic Hill, a "Cyclops hill" or Gravity hill located near Leh. The layout of the area and surrounding slopes create an amazing optic illusion. The hill road is actually a downhill road. Objects and cars on the hill road may appear to roll uphill in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill. After that visit Sangam (the confluence of Zanskar & Indus rivers), a very picturesque site. You could try an adventurous rafting on the river. Afterwards visit Alchi Monastery, built between 958 and 1055 CE. The artistic and spiritual details of both Buddhism and the Hindu kings of that time in Kashmir are reflected in the wall paintings in the monastery complex. The complex also has huge statues of the Buddha and lavish wood carvings and art-work - almost baroque in style.

Reach back Leh by evening and visit Shanti Stupa a Buddhist white-domed stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission. Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel in Leh.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 : Nubra Valley

After breakfast drive from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung-La Pass (18380ft) – one of the world's highest motor able road. The valley is located around 159 kms from Leh. The route will be LehPhyang Khardung LaKhardung Khalsar Diskit Nubra Valley.

Along the way before and after Khardungla Pass, you will pass by 2 Indian Army check-posts namely – South Pullu & North Pullu, which are very picturesque sites and flaunt the beauty of the nature. On the route you will pass by some beautiful villages, where you can catch glimpses of locals working in their farms.

Reach Nubra Valley by early evening. This valley is a virgin destination for people who seek peace and an interaction with the tribal community of Ladakh. The Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass of the silk route fame lie to the northwest of the valley and connect Nubra with Xinjiang (China).

Check-in at hotel on arrival. If you are not tired and still have energy in you, in the evening you can head out for a bicycle ride through the villages nearby to get an insight of the culture and rural life. Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel in Nubra Valley.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 : Nubra Valley

After breakfast head out to explore Nubra Valley. Visit Diskit Monastery, the largest and the oldest surviving monastery in Nubra Valley. The prime attraction of the Diskit monastery is 100 feet high Maitreya Buddha statue, which was inaugurated by the holy Dalai Lama.

Afterwards visit Hunder Sand dunes. Beyond the cultural and monastic side of Ladakh, there are picturesque silver sand dunes of Hunder in the Nubra Valley. Located at an altitude of 4,000 meters, Hunder Sand Dunes are beautiful beyond imagination. The desert is cut across by a serene meandering stream and the beautiful countryside. With such awe-inspiring landscapes against the backdrop of the snow-clad mountains, the Hunder Sand Dune looks nothing less than a dreamland. Try a ride over the rare Bactrian Camel (double humped camels), which should not be missed. In the evening see the Folk Dance Show at Hunder village, and enjoy the entertaining side of the local culture.

Back to the hotel by the evening. Dinner & overnight stay will be at hotel in Nubra valley.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 : Pangong Lake

After breakfast drive from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake. This endorheic Himalayan Lake lies at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to China.

Reach Pangong Lake by evening. Check-in to the camps which offer unparallel views of the surrounding mountain ranges and a wonderful view of Pangong Lake. Its water is salty, crystal clear, and has a lovely shade of blue. It looks its best when the sun is shining bright. The evening is at your leisure. You can also indulge in a Yak Safari. Dinner & overnight stay will be at camps/resort near Pangong Lake.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 : Leh

After breakfast drive from Pangong Lake to Leh. On the way visit Hemis Monastery, Hemis Monastery, revered as the largest monastic institution in Ladakh. It is the wealthiest Buddhist monastery in India and famous for its rich collection of ancient remnants like the statue of Buddha made of copper, stupas made of gold and silver. Monastery also has sacred Thangkas, murals and various artifacts.

Reach Leh in the evening and check-in at riverside camping resort. The evening is at your leisure. Dinner & overnight stay will be at camps in Leh.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 : Leh

After breakfast check-out from hotel. The private car will drop you at the Leh airport for your return flight to Delhi.

To all the good things comes an end. Leave with wonderful memories of this amazing trip to Leh-Ladakh, worth remembering for the lifetime.

Meals: Breakfast

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Start: Delhi

Finish: Delhi

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