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.
5. Visit the magical Pangong Lake
Day 1 – Leh Arrival – Overnight at Leh
We pick you up from airport and drive to hotel for rest and acclimatization.
Day 2 – Leh to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa – Overnight at Leh
Our Ladakh tour begins by visiting 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 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – Pangong Lake 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 8 – Leh Airport Drop
Airport Drop by Taxi
Note: Homestays will have shared bathrooms