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 breakfast drive to 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. Post lunch free to explore the local markets of Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
After early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500ft), 4-5 hrs drive one way through Changla Pass (17,350ft) third highest motorable road in the world. This famous blue brackish salt water lake is 5-6 kms in width and around 134 kms in length with 75 percent of its running the other side of the Indo China Border.Drive back to Leh via same route. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Leh Drop Early morning transfer to airport to catch your onward flight back home