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 at Hundar.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 Shyokriver, 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.
Hanle in changthang region of Ladakh is one of the most beautifully nchanting,calm and soul loosing places in India. Hanle has a lovely hanle monastery offering some great aerial views of whole village and Hanle monastery is a 17th century monastery of the Drukpa lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan buddhism. HANLE IN LADAKH AND ITS UNIQUENESS FOR ASTRONOMY . Hanle is famous for Dark skies and tourists are come to watch the star-studded sky and Milky Way in its fullest splendour. Hanle and adjoining Chanthang region in India is just about the last refuge of darkness where one can witness the Splendours of Night Sky including our own the Milky Way Galaxy- ‘the brilliant river of stars which has inspired philosophers, scientists and poets throughout history’, until we began to illuminate the nightscape with artificial lights. Until we interfered so deeply with nature. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast leave for Tsomoriri Lake (14,000 ft),3-4 hrs one way drive on the way visiting Nyoma-Mahe bridge. Dinner and overnight at Camp/Hotel in Tsomoriri.
After breakfast drive back to Leh visiting PugaSulphur Mine, Tsokar Lake and through Taklang La Pass (17585 ft) second highest motorable road in the world.Evening free to explore the local markets of Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Leisure day in Leh and full day rest and shopping at local Leh market. Overnight in hotel.
Leh Drop Early morning transfer to airport to catch your onward flight back home.