On arrival at the Kushok Bakula Airport of Leh, Alkof Holidays representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel and 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. Later drive back to the hotel for night stay.
After breakfast, head out to visit all the famous places of 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, leave for Nubra Valley via Khardung-La Pass, one of the highest motorable road in the world at 18832 feet above sea level. As we drive through this, you witness stunning vistas encompassing snow-capped peaks and majestic mountains. On the way, you will 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.
Nubra Valley is also very much 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. As we reach the Nubra Valley, stunning views of the sand dunes with a vast expanse of green in the background treat your eyes. Later check-in at the hotel for night stay.
After breakfast, proceed toward Hunder. Sitting at an average altitude of 10, 000 feet, Hunder is a small village where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. Hunder is most popular for the camel rides in the high altitude cold desert. The camel safaris are done on Bactrian Double-humped Camels which are reminder the bygone era of Silk Route trade.
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. On the way 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 his fast photograph session, later drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can take a sip of Tea and relax for a while. Drive further to reach Pangong TSO Lake.
Pangong 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. Upon arrival at Pangong Lake check-in at your camp for night stay. If time permits, you can visit Pangong Lake.
After breakfast at the camp, head out to explore 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 for night stay. Evening is free at leisure or go out for shopping at the local market. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the Airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.
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