The journey on a Trans-Himalayan Highway over several high passes, vast plains, raging streams and with breathtaking beauty. Ladakh transcends natural beauty to anyone who is willing to witness its scale and magnificence. We bring a great 10 day itinerary to visit the must visit places in Ladakh suitable to families, friends, women only groups and any number of adventure seekers.
6. Visit the magical Pangong Lake and Tso Moriri Lake
Day 1 – Chandigarh to Manali – Overnight at Manali
Exciting journey awaits on a road less travelled as you start from Chandigarh. You will drive over the foothills of Himalayas on the winding roads of Bilaspur, Mandi and Kullu, amidst Pine forests and apple orchards experiencing a breath of fresh air till you reach the famous hill town of Manali
Day 2 – Manali to Jispa – Overnight at Jispa
We leave early and climb immediately towards Rohtang Pass – the gateway to the heart of Himalayas. After a brief stopover at the Pass we descend down to the green valley of Lahaul. Driving on the banks of the raging Chandra river we pass through the beautiful towns of Sissu and Keylong and reach Jispa for overnight stay
Day 3 – Jispa to Leh – Overnight at Leh
We start very early as we embark on a breathtaking journey through Trans Himalayas. We cross several high passes enroute – Baralacha La, Nakee La, Lachung La and Tanglang La driving through the wild desolate valleys and vast plains of Sarchu, Pang and Morey.
Day 4 – Leh to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa – Overnight at Leh
After obtaining the Inner Line Permits we visit the Shey Palace – the ancient capital of Ladakh, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery before heading back to Leh to witness sunset over Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. If time permits a visit to the Hall of Fame Museum dedicated to the history of Ladakh and warriors of India is a worth visit.
Day 5 – Leh to Pattar Sahib, Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Phyang – Overnight at Leh
Today we head downstream of Sutlej to see Magnetic Hill – a place where vehicle drives uphill on his own, Zanksar-Indus confluence and ancient monastery of Phyang
Day 6 – Leh to Khardung La, Diskit to Hunder – Overnight at Hunder
Our drive takes you over the world’s highest motorable road at Khardung La to enter Nubra Valley. We visit the large Buddha statue at Diskit monastery and continue to the sand dunes of Hunder. Double humped Bactrian Camels are the specialty of Hunder
Day 7 – Hunder to Turtuk to Hunder – Overnight at Hunder
We drive further west towards Pakistan border to visit Turtuk – the northern most village of India and the last village an Indian civilian can visit before Pakistan. Turtuk – captured from Pakistan by Indian troops in 1971 is a whole different world compared to rest of Ladakh – geographically and culturally.
Day 8 – Hunder to Pangong Lake via Shayok – Overnight at Pangong Lake
We head upstream of Shayok River on rocky river beds till we reach the village of Shayok. From here we head towards Durbuk, Tangtse to witness the pristine blue waters of Pangong Lake.
Day 9 – Pangong Lake to Tso Moriri (Korzok) – Overnight at Korzok
From Pangong we head to another jewel of the high Himalayas – the Tso Moriri lake. A smaller lake compared to Pangong but the lush green grasslands along its shores provide a beautiful contrast to the deep blue waters.
Day 10 – Korzok to Leh – Overnight at Leh
After the most memorable trip of your life you head back to Leh with lot of photos, videos and friends from high Himalayas
Day 11 – Leh Airport Drop
Airport Drop by Taxi
Note: Homestays will have shared bathrooms