Ladakh Tour (8D/7N)
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Places of Interest: Leh – Thiksey – Lamayuru – Alchi – Pangong Lake - Leh
Ladakh, the Land of High Passes, offers a variety of wonders for us to explore. Expect stunning landscapes of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan mountains, pristine lakes, rivers and colourful ancient Tibetan monasteries.
The main highlights of Ladakh are its ancient gompas and monasteries. Nestled at breathtaking locations, these monasteries are treasure troves of ancient manuscripts, carefully preserved thangkas and relics, and amazing architecture. Bedecked with flags, monasteries in Ladakh are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.
Ladakh also offers plenty of opportunities for photography and trails for hiking and bike riding, therefore should you wish to experience these special interests, do let us know and we can curate your itinerary!
This Ladakh tour can be extended to include the Hemis Festival (late June) and sights in the Nubra Valley.
Best time to travel: June & July
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Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you to transfer to your hotel.
Check in hotel and overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi – Leh Flight and rest of the day at leisure for high-altitude acclimatization
Fly to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Upon arrival in Leh, spend the rest of the day at the hotel to relax and acclimatize to the higher altitude.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Leh – Thiksey – Lamayuru (3 hours’ drive)
Visit the Thiksey Gompa, after which we shall proceed to drive for 3 hours to Lamayuru. Visit Lamayuru Monastery which is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh.
Overnight stay in Lamayuru.
Day 04: Lamayuru – Alchi – Leh (4 hours’ drive)
We return to Leh and en route we shall visit the Alchi Gompa, Spituk Gompa and Namygal Tsemo Gompa.
Day 05: Leh – Pangong Lake (6 hours’ drive)
We shall drive to Pangong Lake, one of the most famous high-altitude lakes in Ladakh at 4,225 metres (13,862 ft).
Pangong is one of the largest saltwater lakes in Asia. It is 134km long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in Tibet. You’ll find striking landscapes here – the lake is known to change colours appearing blue or green at different times of the day.
Overnight stay at heritage camp in Pangong.
Day 06: Pangong Lake – Leh (6 hours’ drive)
Wake up early to witness the morning beauty of Pangong Lake. After breakfast we leave the camp and return to Leh. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Day 07: Tour of Leh
Enjoy a relaxing day of sightseeing in Leh, the capital of Ladakh.
Visit Leh Palace, a former royal palace overlooking the town. Leh Palace is open to the public and its rooftop provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas.
Later, we shall visit Chang Gali, a shopping place behind the main bazaar that has many intriguing shops selling curios, jewelleries and semi-precious stones.
You may return to the hotel for rest, and in the evening visit Shanti Stupa. Built by the Japanese for World Peace, Shanti Stupa is a magnificent white-domed structure on the hilltop of Changspa. The stupa was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 1985. From there one can see a spectacular view of Leh town. The stupa looks best at night when it is beautifully illuminated with glittering lights.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Leh - Delhi Flight and flight departure for onward journey home
Transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi domestic terminal, transfer to hotel for day use to freshen up before evening flight.
In the evening, proceed for departure transfer to Delhi International Airport to board flight for onward journey.
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