Leh Ladakh 5 Days Tour

Day 01 : Arrival Leh (Alt: 11500 / 3505 M) - Acclimatization / Orientation

Arrive Leh and transfer to the hotel. After welcome drinks / breakfast, take complete rest for acclimatization to the high altitude. In the late afternoon, proceed to the city centre and take leisurely walk through the main market for general orientation. Wind up the tour with a visit to the Shanti Stupa , a prominent landmark perched upon a hillock commanding panoramic views of the Leh valley. Overnight at Leh.

Day 02: In Leh: Glimpses of the Indus Valley / Approx.80 kmsround trip / 3-4 hours

After breakfast drive to visit the dramatically located Thiksey M onastery , a major Gelukpa foundation dating from the 16 th century. Returning from Thiksey, you may walk up the hill to SheyPalace where the main attractions are the two gigantic copper-gilt statues of the Buddha installed during the 17 th century. Thereafter, you may visit the Druk Padma School (3-Idiot's Rancho School), if interested. Post lunch, drive to visit Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers), en-route visiting Hall of Fame (museum of military heritage ), GurudwaraPathar Sahib & Magnetic Point. Overnight at Leh.

Day 03: Leh - Khardongla - Nubra Valley / 125 kms / 4-5 hours

After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley , driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft.), highest motorable pass in the world. Nubra Valley lies to the north ofLeh, between the Karakoram & Ladakh ranges at an average altitude of 10,000 ft. Till closure of the trans-Karakoram trade route by the Chinese in 1949, Nubra Valley was a busy trade corridor on the Central Asian trade route. Reach Deskit / Hunder in the afternoon and explore the area and the white Sand Dunes where you can also take a short camel Safari on the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional service). Overnight at a deluxe camp or hotel.

Day 04: Nubra Valley Khardongla - Leh / 125 kms / 4 - 5 hours

After breakfast, explore Deskit (headquarters of Nubra valley) and then drive up the hillside to visit the 15 th century DeskitMonastery dramatically located on a rock promontory overlooking the valley. En-route you can visit the gigantic image of Maitreya Buddha (32 mtrs) seated out on a hillock which was installed in 2010. Later drive back to Leh via Khardongla, reaching in the afternoon. Overnight at Leh.

Day 05: Depart Leh: Transfer to Airport

Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.

 

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