Leh is the administrative capital of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It
is a wonderful town built on a hillside amid rocky hills. It is a part of the greater desert but
still is full of orchards, groves, gardens, poplars, willows, apples, apricots and large melons.
Monasteries are abundant. The place is historically very rich and significant, as it was once
the commercial nerve centre of Central Asia. The palaces, monasteries, other areas are very much
Tourism in Leh began late in 1974, but became instantly a popular tourist destination, as largenumber of tourists visits this part of the world for its beautiful landscape, culture, tradition, history and environment. The region is also a powerful station for adventure tourism like trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing and river rafting. Leh-Ladakh is a part of the international tourist map and it attracts a large number of local as well as foreign tourists annually.
The greatest charm of town is its palace, which although ruined now, still dominates the place. This Royal palace known as Leh-Palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal. It consists of nine storeys; the royal family lived in the upper floors. The palace is now empty and crumbling as the royal family moved to Stok Palace some 10 miles away. However the crumbling palace holds its charm and still attracts and pleases a great number of visitors. This majestic palace when built was envied by the neighbouring countries.
Received by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Complete rest for the first half. After lunch if suitable visit sun set famous Shanti Stupa (a Japanese Pagoda built for world peace by Indian based Japanese monks and was inaugurated by His Holiness Dalai Lama in 1985). Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
After breakfast proceed to Indus&Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia) Overnight stay at the hotel.
After early breakfast drive to Nubra valley via Khardongla Pass (18,380ft) the world’s highest motorable road and gateway to Siachen Glacier, the views from the top of the pass are amazing. Visit Deskit Monastery (118kms) founded by Lama SherabZangpo in 1420 A.D. Check inn at camp or hotel and after that we will visit Hundar village (7kms from Deskit) and Double-Humped Bactrian Camel Safari in sand dunes atHundar.Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp in Nubra.
After breakfast at hotel we drive to next destination pangong lake via Shyok and onto Tang Tse and Spangmik ( Pangong). It’s a short cut and it's a beautiful route. The road follows the Shyok river, and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok village. It took us less than an hour to reach Shayok, and we were delighted at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by barren mountains, the entire setting being very picturesque. Afternoon we reach at Pangong lake and enjoy your day at pangong lake. Overnight stay at camp.
After breakfast drive to leh, you will cross changla (elevation 5,360 or 17,590 ft) and by the way visit himes monastery, himes the largest and wealthiest monastery in ladakh. From himes visit thiksey monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of Indus valley. After that we continues drive through series of the Buddha stupa to visit shey palace, and visit 3idiot Scholl campus and at last you will see Sindhu darshan and then leh. Overnight stay in leh hotel.
Leh Drop Early morning transfer to airport to catch your onward flight back home.