8 Days/7 Nights
Day 1: Reach Leh
Arrive at Leh's Kushok Bakula Airport, World's highest airport. Our chauffeur would drive you to your hotel in Leh. Check in to the room styled in an elegant fashion and fully equipped with high quality modern amenities. We advise rest to get acclimatized to the high altitude of Ladakh, altitude sickness is for real. Before sunset, visit Shanti Stupa and enjoy the breath-taking views of the scenic city. Watch as the sky changes hues, and put your cameras to use. After reaching back to the hotel, enjoy fresh organic home cooked food in the hotel. Sleep sound and tight in the comfort of your room.
Day 2: Monastery & Magic
After breakfast, leave for Alchi monastery (60km from Leh), famous for its 10000 AD Indian style Buddha paintings. See free standing 9ft lord Buddha statue of Likir monastery. En route to Leh, pass Nimo village, see Indus-Zanskar Sangam, the magical Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Hall of Fame. After Lunch, come back to Leh and visit Leh Palace, Leh mosque, Chokhang Vihar. Do souvenir shopping in Leh main bazar. Enjoy the evening exploring Leh city on your own. And Stay the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Valley of white Sand Dunes (5-6 hrs)
Leave early morning for Nubra valley via the world's highest motorable road- Khardung-la Pass. Enjoy snow fighting and clicking fun pictures at Khardung-la. Nubra is also popular as the valley of flowers, its love at first sight with the beautiful vast valley for every visitor. Proceed towards the white sand dunes of Hunder valley, ride on the unique Bactrian (double humped) camels. Enjoy the evening with some music and food. Night stay at Swiss Camp in Hunder.
Day 4: Nubra to Turtuk (3 hrs)
After breakfast, leave for Turtuk Village, which is as close as you can get to Pakistan. Its the last village in Shayok River Valley. Along with the breathtaking views of the valley, experience a different culture and different life of Turtuk village inspired mainly by Baltistan. Must to a walk in the Turtuk village. Spend the night in comfortable Swiss camp.
Night stay at Swiss Camps in Turtuk.
Day 5: Turtuk to Leh (8 hrs)
After a wonderful stay at Turtuk, it’s time to move back to Leh. On the way visit Diskit monasetry and see its 80ft tall statue of Lord Buddha. In the evening, come back to the hotel in Leh and enjoy yummy food. Night stay at Leh.
Day 6: Leh to Pangong Lake
Leave your hotel in the morning, drive to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Pangong Lake needs no introduction and thanks to "3 Idiots" for that. En-route visit Thiksey monastery. Here you’ll see the life of a monk, their kitchen, dining hall, library and study room. The panoramic view of Ladakh from Thikshey is just mind blowing. And from your camera lens, it will look even more beautiful. Pass picturesque Indus valley by side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. Cross Chang-la pass. And if lucky, you may get glimpses of the wild life here-horses, yak, wild-ass, ibex and Himalayan marmot. Pangong Lake is 14,000 ft above sea level. It is 6-7 kilometer wide and over 130km long, bisected by the international Indo-China border. The beauty of Pangong is just unimaginable and you would want to capture it into your cameras and eyes from every angle. Experience the peace and silence that you had been craving for, just by looking at the color changing lake. Have the evening at leisure around the lake and overnight stay at the camp or guest house. Stars seem so close to you at night here that you feel like raising your hand to touch them.
Day 7: Pangong to Leh
Wake up to the beautiful sunrise. Spend some quality time at Pangong. And leave for Leh after breakfast. En-route visit Hemis Gompa, the largest monastery of Ladakh. Surrounded by the mountain walls, Hemis is one of the oldest and the wealthiest monastery in India and famous for its rich collection of ancient remnants like copper Buddha, stupas of gold and silver, murals and various artifacts. Reach Leh and enjoy the evening followed by freshly cooked food and good sleep.
Day 8: Time to go back
After a wonderful trip, it’s time to say bye to Ladakh. With amazing pictures, beautiful memories and packed bags, board the flight. Ladakh is not just another place for vacation, you fall in unconditional love with the place and start planning your next trip even before reaching back home. Hope to see you soon again. Jullay!
When to Travel
Summer: June to September - roads open during these months
Winter: October to March - Roads are mostly closed