Land of Lama's Tour


Duration

08 Nights / 09 Days


Destinations

Delhi – Leh – Nubra Valley – Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh – Delhi

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, our company representative will meet & assist you with traditional welcome and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free & easy for own activities and acclimatization with Indian weather conditions.
Overnight at Delhi hotel

Shanti Stupa, Leh

Shanti Stupa, Leh

Day 02 : Delhi – Leh (by flight)

Today early in the morning transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the most sensational flights in the world). On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif. Upon arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to hotel for check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize followed by welcome tea or coffee at the hotel
Evening; visit to Leh Market & Shanti Stupa.
Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 03 : Leh – Excursion to Sham Valley

Post breakfast we drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. And start our sightseeing with Hall of Fame near Leh is worth a visit for every Indian. It is a glorious museum constructed by Indian Army. Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up & further driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar River 4 km before Nimmu village.
Overnight at Leh Hotel

Day 04 : Leh – Nubra Valley via Khardung La (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road in the world) at 5,602 M / 18,390 FT, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.

Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay.
In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged.
Overnight at Camp

Pangong Lake, Leh

Pangong Lake, Leh

Day 05 : Nubra Valley – Leh (120 KMS/ 4-5 Hrs)

After early breakfast; we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed strange sights since immediately on the left of the road are Rocky Mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.

Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel.
Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 06 : Leh – Pangong Lake (140 kms. / 6 hrs)

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake. En-route visiting Shey Palace; The ancient capital of Ladakh & Thirksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 MTRS. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of it's running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.

Upon arrival we check in at our Camp near Pangong lake.
Overnight at the Camp

Hemis Monestery

Hemis Monestery, Leh

Day 07 : Pangong Lake – Leh (140 kms. / 6 hrs)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh. En-route visiting Hemis Gompa; the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel.

Evening; you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.
Overnight at Leh Hotel

Day 08 : Leh – Delhi (By Flight)

Today morning post breakfast; transfer to Leh airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi; transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free at leisure for own activities.
Overnight at Delhi hotel

Day 09 : Delhi – Departure

Today on time transfer to Delhi international airport to board the flight to onward journey.