Explore Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, known for its Buddhist sites.
Visit Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace).
Visit the world's highest motorable pass - Khardung-La at 18300ft MSL.
Enjoy Double Humped Camel ride on white sand dunes of Nubra valley.
Visit Pangong Lake, an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of 4,350 m (14,270 ft).
On the day of arrival at Leh Airport, Alkof Holidays representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, acclimatize yourself to the altitude and climate in Leh. In the evening, visit the white-domed Shanti Stupa that sits pretty on a hilltop. Later, you can explore the local market where the shopper's can spend time buying authentic Tibetan handicrafts such as Prayer Wheels, Stoles, Pashmina Shawls among others. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit the splendid Sham Valley. A visit to this place is often an overwhelming experience as this place was constructed by the Indian Army to commemorate soldiers who lost their lives during Indo-Pak wars. It brings you up, close and personal with the sacrifices of our soldiers. Later, visit the Kali Mata Mandir followed by famed Buddhist monastery, the Spituk Gompa - an 11th-century structure. After that visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib built by the Lamas of Leh to honour Guru Nanak Dev’s visit in 1517. Also visit the Magnetic Hills, to experience the optical illusion where the downhill road actually looks like an uphill road, further driving through a picturesque landscape we reach the confluence of The Indus and Zanskar River. Later drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a mesmerizing drive to the Nubra Valley - known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers in Leh. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram & Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 ft. above sea level. On the way to Nubra Valley, cross the Khardungla Pass which is 18360 ft. above the sea level and is the highest motorable pass in the world. As we drive through this, you witness stunning vistas encompassing snow-capped peaks, majestic mountains, and experience the drive which will take you through the bridge that has been laid on a glacier and also made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Upon arrival at Nubra Valley, check-in at the camp for overnight stay.
After breakfast at the camp, visit the stunning silver sand dunes of Hunder, sitting at an average altitude of 10, 000 feet, Hunder is a small village where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. Enjoy a camel safari on the double humped camels, which are reminder the bygone era of Silk Route trade, and are found only in the Nubra Valley. Later visit the oldest, Diskit Monastery, also known as Deskit monastery, situated on a hilltop that allows you breathtaking panoramas of the entire valley. The enormity of the Buddha statue in the monastery will leave you speechless and it is the reason for attracting thousands of tourists to this place. Adding to its glory, there is a small village market in the town of Diskit, which is a great place for a leisurely stroll to get a peek into the lives of people in Ladakh. Later drive back to Leh via Khardung-La Pass. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel for night stay.
Early in the morning, take your packed breakfast from the hotel and leave for Pangong TSO Lake - situated at a height of almost 4,350m, is the world’s highest saltwater lake. Its waters, which seem to be dyed in blue, stand in stark contrast to the arid mountains surrounding it. Extending to almost 160km, one-third of the Pangong Lake lies in India and the other two-thirds in China. On the way to Pangong, visit Shey Palace - used as a summer palace by the former King of Ladakh. Next visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock providing awe-inspiring views of the Indus valley. After that drive to Changla Pass (5486 Mtrs). Changla Pass is famous for its fast photograph session, later drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can take a sip of Tea and relax for a while. Later, continue your drive to Pangong TSO Lake. Upon arrival at Pangong Lake, check-in at your camp. If time permits, you can visit Pangong Lake. Overnight stay at the camp.
After breakfast at the camp, visit the beautiful lake, along with nearby places. Later in the afternoon drive back to Leh, en-route visit Hemis Gompa, situated 45 km from Leh, the monastery was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is held here in early June. Upon arrival at Leh, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure or go out for shopping in the local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will transfer you to the Airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.
Personal assistance during arrival and departure
6 nights accommodation in 3 Star Deluxe hotels on double or twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast at the hotel/camp
Transportation - including airport transfers, sightseeing by private car
1 ride on bactrian double-humped Camel
Ladakh environmental fee
1 mineral water bottle per person per day
All applicable taxes
Insurance - It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India.
Visas fee (if applicable)
Any International or domestic flights are not included
Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.
Although tipping is not compulsory, doing so is a nice gesture. In some circumstances, a small tip is expected. The rules of etiquette for gratuity in India are a little muddled as a colonial past, tourism, and cultural influences clash. We do recommend tipping at various instances, but tip higher only when you are very happy with the service. Tip can given after completion of the services from 5$, 10$ or more as per your choice and depending on how much satisfied & happy you are with the service provider.
At the time of arrival on Airport, our local representative will be there at the airport holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.
YES. You can surely customize any holiday package as per your preferences.
With Alkofholidays, you get 24X7 personal assistance from your dedicated tour manager over phone, WhatsApp, Skype, or Email. Our office is open 24 hours a day to give you unmatched support anytime you need.
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance to be paid 30 days prior departure. For any bookings within 30 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. After receiving the payment, a receipt will be sent directly to client's registered email-id and the final tour documentation will be emailed out approximately 1-2 weeks prior to departure.
Free cancellation up to 30 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
Leh, Khardung La Leh, Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Hunder, Diskit, Thiksey, Pangong TSO Lake, Hemis+6 more
Established in 2009, Alkof Holidays, is a leading tour operator based in New Delhi, India. We understand our customers and always deliver on our promises. We offer unique travel experiences, and well planned itineraries, conducted by the most experienced, and professional tour managers.