Ladakh Adventure Safari
8 Days/7 Nights
Day 1:Arrive In Leh
Board your flight. Set your cameras on active mode. It's an hour journey from New Delhi, fly over the snow-capped Himalayas and as you look down from the aircraft, you can't stop yourself from saying "Wow!! This is amazing-Almost Heaven". 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. After sunset, enjoy Ladakhi cultural dance and music show along with fresh organic home cooked food. Sleep sound and tight in the comfort of your room.
Day 2: Magnetic Hill-Sangam-Nemo-Alchi-Uleytokpo
After breakfast, leave for Alchi monastery, 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. After Lunch, reach Uleytokpo, chek into your rooms, and have the rest of the eveaning at leisure.
Day 3: Uley-Lamayuru-Leh
After a wonderful stay, say goodbye to Ulaytokpo and move back to Leh. Reach Lamayuru Monastery and explore till lunch time. In the evening, come back to the hotel in Leh and enjoy yummy food. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Monastery day
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and fresh coffee, Ladakhi breads and fresh homemade jams. Hire a motor bike(optional) and head off for the monastery circuit. One and a half hour drive away from Leh is 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. Half an hour from Hemis is beautiful Thikshey Gompa. 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. Have lunch at Thikshey.
Day 5: Valley of white Sand Dunes
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. Check out the magical hot springs at Panamik. Enjoy the evening with some music and food. Stay overnight at the comfortable hotel or Swiss camp in Nubra.
Day 6: Nubra to Turtuk
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. Spend the night in comfortable rooms.
Day 7: Turtuk to Leh
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. Stay overnight.
Day8: 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. 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 kilometre 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.
Day9: Pangong to Tso-moriri
Wake up to the beautiful sunrise. Spend some quality time at Pangong. And leave leave for Changthang in the eastern Ladakh, famous for its magical hot springs.Situated at 4,595m, Tsomoriri is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the Trans-Himalayan Bio-geographic region. The lake is also the breeding ground for numerous specices of birds, like Brahmini duck, bar headed goose, brown headed gull and crested grebe. Enjoy your time at the 8km wide and 28km long Tsomoriri lake. Spend the night camping here.
Day10: Tsomoriri lake to Leh
In the morning visit Korzok Monastery in the neighbouring village. Drive to Mahe village, famous for its picturesque spurting fountain. Next is Puga village, famous for Bhutan gas. Thereafter, via Polokongka pass, reach Tsokar lake, situated at 13,500ft. After spending some good time at the lake, visit Thugke gompa. After lunch, start for Leh. On the way, you will cross Tanglangla pass, the second highest motorable pass. Arrive in Leh and have a good sleep.
Day 11: 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: May to September - best and peak tourist season
Winter: November to March - mostly closed