Ladakh, the Land of High Passes, wins hearts with its simplicity and rugged natural beauty. Spectacular landscapes, enfolded by serrated mountains, give the region its unique character. Largely influenced by Buddhism, Ladakh is home to numerous ornate monasteries. The pristine natural heritage of this fabled realm can be seen in its picturesque lakes, unspoilt by human civilisation. Showcasing an exotic character and cloaked in a transcendental aura, Ladakh is a destination, which is gaining immense popularity among globetrotters. Ladakh tour packages are opportunities that would take you to see a world, so serene and picture-perfect, that it would seem like a dreamland. Reaching Ladakh can be a little tricky due to the undulating quality of its terrain; however, it is accessible by various means of transport. The main airport in the region is in Leh, its largest city.
Ladakh has been bestowed with an abundance of natural wonders. Located in the north-eastern part of Ladakh, the Nubra Valley matches the ideals of scenic beauty. While availing Ladakh tour packages, keep in mind they take you to some of the top tourist attractions like Hemis Monastery, Thiskey Monastery, Tso Moriri lake and Pangong Tso lake. If you are an adventure seeker, a trekking trip to the Zanskar Range should be in order. Ladakh also offers marvellous shopping opportunities for Tibetan handicrafts, available in its vibrant markets. Snow leopards, Tibetan hares and yak are some of the animals that can be spotted here. The snow-capped mountains and welcoming seclusion of this enchanting region render it an ideal honeymoon destination.
Day 1: Arrive - Leh
Arrive at Leh airport, received by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Complete rest for the first half. visit Leh Palace built by King Singgee Namgyal around the beginning of 17th century A.D. This deserted nine- storied Palace is now taken under by ASI (Archaeological Survey on India) for restoration. Namgyal Tsemo built by King Tashi Namgyal after the victory over Hor (Central Asian Invaders), visit 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.
Day 2: Leh Local Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Alchi Monastery (70kms) is the most famous and oldest of all Gonpas built in around 11th century by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (the great translator). Likir Monastery (55kms) founded in 1065 A.D by Lama Duwang Chosje belongs to Gelugpa order, on the way visit Hall of Fame (war museum), Spituk Monastery (7kms) founded by Od- Lde in 11 th century A.D and was named by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (the great translator), Pathar Sahib (Gurudwara), Magnetic Hill and Sangam (35kms) confluence of river Indus and Zangskar. Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp in Alchi.
Day 3: Leh – Lamayuru - Leh
After breakfast drive to visit Lamayuru Monastery (125kms) built on natural pillar like composition of sandstone belonging to Drigunpa order. Drive back to Leh via same route, Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 4: Leh – Nubra Valley – Overnight
After early breakfast drive to Nubra valley via Khardongla Pass (18,380ft) the world’s highest motor able road and gateway to Siachen Glacier, the views from the top of the pass are amazing. Visit Deskit Monastery (118kms) founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo in 1420 A.D. post lunch visit Hundar village (7kms from Deskit) and Double- Humped Bactrian Camel Safari in sand dunes between Hundar and Deskit villages. Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp in Nubra.
Day 5: Nubra Valley - Leh
After breakfast drive to Samstanling Monastery founded by Lama Tsultims Nima and belonging to Gelugpa order at Sumur village. Further away from Sumur is the Panamik village known for its natural hot springs comprises of medicinal values. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 6: Leh – Pongong Lake – Overnight
After early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500ft), 4-5 hrs drive one way through Changla Pass (17,350ft) third highest motor able 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. On the way visit Shey Palace (15kms) Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings, where you can see three storied statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, made of copper and plated with gold. Thiksay Monastery (17kms) the 12 storied Monastery of Thiksay is the principal Monastery of Gelugpa order situated in the most prominent of positions lies on an island mountain, dinner and overnight at Camp in Pangong.
Day 7: Pongong Lake - Leh
After breakfast drive back to Leh via same route visiting Hemis Monastery (45kms from Leh) the largest and most famous Monastery in Ladakh, can visit Sindhu Ghat before reaching Leh. Evening free to explore the local markets of Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 8: Leh Drop
Early morning transfer to airport to catch your onward flight back home with sweet memories of Ladakh.
Tour Cancilation policy
Leh Airport is the nearest and main airport to the city which is about 5 km far from the main city.
Pathankot and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations to Leh, still a three-day bus ride away. This is one route that most travellers to Leh avoid.