Day 1: Arrival in Leh
On arrival at Leh airport meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.
Remainder of the day will be for rest, to acclimatize.
Since you are reaching an altitude of 4000 mtrs approximately from 200 mtrs in just one hour’s time, you may be excited and would want to explore everything on your very first day. However, it is your body which needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We sincerely suggest that you rest on the first day for body acclimatization. Afternoon visit Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Local Market.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Visit Sangam, Gurudwara pathar sahib, Hall of Fame, Magnetic hill
In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Sangam (Confluence). En route visit Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. Visit Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River.
The Sangam (Confluence): Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers lies in Ladakh at Nimu. The Indus runs through Ladakh all along by your side serving as a constant companion and you feel a sense of respect for this ifeline of the people of Ladakh, especially since Ladakh experiences rainfall of only 2 to 3 inches throughout the year. Both Indus and Zanskar Rivers merge with each other as if they had flown all along just for that purpose. From this point on, beyond this Confluence of the two, the waters are regarded as the Indus River.
Magnetic Hill: Can anyone ever imagine the movement of a vehicle up a steep mountain with its engines off? Reach Magnetic Hill to experience this phenomenon which sounds unbelievable.
Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurudwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
On your way back, visit Ladakh Hall of fame.
Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame in Leh is a must visit for every individual of India. This is constructed by the Indian Army. You will find memorabilia, eminent defence personalities’ biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war and belongings of enemy soldiers found at war site.
Day 3: Leh to Nubra Valley Via Khardungla Pass: 140 Km / 5 -6 Hours
Early morning proceeds to Nubra Valley via the World’s Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass.
Khardung la Pass (18,380ft above sea level): It is not very often that one gets to drive on a road at an altitude of 18,380 feet. That is where Khardungla Pass, meaning the ‘Pass of Lower Castle,’ is
located on the way from Leh to the Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It is the highest motorable road in the world as signs put up by the Border Roads Organization proudly proclaim. Arrive Nubra Valley and check in. After relax proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can also enjoy a camel ride here (Camel ride on direct payment basis).
Nubra Valley: Popularly called the orchard of Ladakh, Nubra valley offers a graceful view of yellow and pink wild roses in summer and a carpet of wild lavender in the post-monsoon season. You will definitely be overwhelmed to see the Bactrian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes. Thereafter, check in at comfortable Camp or Hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at the camp or hotel.
Day 4: Nubra Valley to Pangong Via Shayok/Warila: 150 Km / 5 -6 Hours
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Diskit Monastery. Post the Diskit Monastery, proceed for backward journey to Pangong via Shayok/Warila.
Pangong Lake: The picturesque lake is one of the major draws of the Leh-Ladakh valley. a location of several film shootings and known for its pristine waters surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, Pangong Lake is a prime tourist attraction. The long and narrow lake lies in the neighbourhood of the famous Chushul Mountains. The mirror-calm water is cold, clear and extremely salty. The lake is a breeding ground for a variety of birds. In the evening check in to your camps at Pangong Lake. Dinner and overnight stay at the camps.
Day 5: Pangong Lake to Leh (Approx. 140kms)
In the morning have breakfast at your camps in Pangong. Thereafter, proceed for your journey back to Leh. Upon your arrival in Leh, you may enjoy the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Leh to Kargil
In the morning have breakfast at your hotel in Leh. Thereafter, proceed for your journey to Kargil. On the way visit the lunar landscapes and the Lamayuru monastery- also known as Yuru Gompa, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist Monastery that is home to around 150 monks. Afterwards, proceed to Kargil. En-route visit the well-known monolithic rock -cut statue of Maitreya Buddha in Mulbekh village. This 8 m high statue dates back to 1st century B C. On arriving in Kargil by evening, check-in your hotel for staying overnight.
Day 7: Kargil to Srinagar
After breakfast Drive directly to Srinagar & drive through Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg – 84 Kms is also called as “The meadow of gold” has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Stop at Sonamarg for Photography/tea (If the clients are interested, they can visit the Glaciers of Thajwas on ponies on direct payment basis) these glaciers remain throughout the year. Continue you towards Srinagar. Reach Srinagar in evening. Dinner & overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 8: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
Full Day return excursion to Gulmarg, called as “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg is 53 Kms from Srinagar at an altitude of 8700-ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers is a famous Ski Resort & the world’s highest 18-hole Golf Course. The place was prominent during the British time. Enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Ride – OPTIONAL (Gondola) Return to Srinagar for a Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel / HB
Day 9: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Srinagar
After breakfast, proceed for day trip to Pahalgam called as “Valley of Shepherds. In Pahalgam, Enjoy the nature & walk around the banks of River Lidder. Pahalgam is famous for some trekking routes also & is the base camp for Amarnath Pilgrimage. Return back to Srinagar. Evening, enjoy 01 Hour Boat Ride on Dal Lake by a gondola Boat called “SHIKARA” witness the ride on lake, called Venice of India & experience the aquatic life of Srinagar. Also see the scenic extravaganza of the Kashmir and enjoy the profusion of colors in the Paradise on Earth. While returning visit to the local crafts market and see the fine carved hand-made articles from Paper Machie & wood of a walnut. Overnight at the Deluxe Houseboat
Day 10: Departure
In time transfer to airport to connect the flight for onwards destination
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