Destinations Covered: Leh
Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
Day 01: Arrive Leh
On arriving at Leh Airport, our amiable representative will greet you warmly. Further, he/she will assist you and transfer you to a luxurious hotel. Leh is the capital city of Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 3505 meters. Ladakh is also known as the land of passes, bounded by two of the world's most gigantic mountain ranges, namely the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. Also side by side stands the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. The mesmerizing beauty is further enhanced by the presence of startling Indus shores. These mountain ranges serve astonishing landscapes. The city envelops breathtaking charm within itself with incredible rare scenic beauty. Leh's stunning beauty is sure to leave you flabbergasted. After checking-in to the hotel, rest of the day is free for acclimatization followed by overnight stay.
Day 02: Leh Sightseeing
Commence this day by relishing a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast would begin your half-day excursion. First you would explore Sankar Gompa. Situated on a valley floor, it is the habitat of the Lamas who are associated to Yellow Sect and idolize His Holiness - The Dalai Lama. The Gompa follows the Gelukpa order and has a peculiar picture of Buddhist idol comprising of 1000 arms and 1000 heads. Next you would be taken to Shanti Stupa which is a Buddhist religious monument. It was constructed by Indian-based Japanese Monk with the motive to spread Buddhism all around the world. Afterwards, you would be exploring Leh Palace which was built in 17th century as a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. Rest of the day is free. Overnight stay is in the hotel.
Day 03: Leh Sightseeing
Post breakfast; get ready to capture the fabulous picturesque beauty of Leh. The day's tour include excursion of beautiful and popular monasteries of the city. We begin with the spectacular Shey monastery which served as the beautiful summer palace for the kings of Ladakh in the past. At this place, you can encounter a stunning 36 ft. tall statue of Buddha. This statue is made up of copper sealed by a gold covering. Next you would be exploring Thicksey Monastery which is a twelve-floored structure, located in the most remarkable of positions, on an island mountain. This would be followed by a visit to the Hemis monastery which is the wealthiest of all in Ladakh and belongs to the Red Sect. Plays are organized here every summer and ladakhis from the entire country visit the place. You would return to Leh in the evening, followed by the overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Leh- Pangong Lake- Leh
Day four of the expedition trip would be an enthralling one, so get geared for the same. At around 5 in the morning, you would be driven to Pangong Lake passing through Changla Pass. While going up from the Changla Pass, you are sure to get mesmerized seeing the striking sight scenes. Soothe your eyes with the astounding panoramic contour of the villages located below the pass. Post crossing the pass, the journey would halt at another admiring location called Tsoltak for picnic lunch. The place is also regarded as the summer pasture land of the yaks. Later, you would reach Durbuk, from where you would be taken to the western shore of the lake. Don't forget to wrap yourself in warm wears as temperature at such high altitudes is usually freezing. Upon reaching the lake, the magnificent beauty of the place is sure to leave a lasting impression as you stand between azure water, fascinating mountain ranges and chilling winds. The Pangong Lake is 5-6 km wide & more than 144 km long. Its half portion lies on the other side of the "Indo China Border". Visiting here is a lifetime experience and the scenic beauty is unforgettable. In the late afternoon, you would be driven back to our hotel in Leh. Enjoy dinner in a pleasant weather. Overnight stay is in the hotel.
Day 05: Leh - Khardungla Pass - Leh
Post breakfast in the hotel, begins yet another half day tour to Khardungla Pass which is the world's highest motorable road and serves as a gateway to Siachen Glacier. It is situated on the route of Leh to the Nubra Valley. Arriving here, enjoy the alluring beauty of the snow capped mountains. Khardungla Pass showcases some of the rare staggering beauty of nature. The pass has arrangements for numerous adventurous activities like mountain biking accompanied with some shopping options. Indulge in all this and much more during the afternoon. This tour will be really memorable. In the evening, you would be visiting a local Ladakhi family house and later return to Leh. Overnight would be at Leh.
Day 06: Leh Departure
The rising sun of day six would bring an end to this magnificent tour. After having delicious breakfast at the hotel, our representative would transfer you to the Leh Airport, from where you can board a flight back home or for your onward destination.
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Imbibe in the pictorial blissfulness and pleasantness of Leh with this travel package, as it helps you explore the richness of the place.