Destinations Covered: SRINAGAR - LEH - MONASTERIES - NUBRA VALLEY - PANGONG LAKE
Duration: 08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS
DAY 01 SRINAGAR TO KARGIL (VIA SONMARG) – 204 KMS / 6 TO 7 HOUR ONE WAY
We drive to Leh via Sonmarg, One of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. In Sonmarg one can take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 02: KARGIL TO LEH
After breakfast we drive to Lehenroute visiting Lamayuru, Belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat) like Phyang. The oldest structure in Lamayuruis the Singey Lhakhang built by enrote visiting Confluence of The Indus AndZanskar River just after 4 from Nimmu and further 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 and GurudwaraPathar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. Upon arrival in Leh you will met by our representative and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03: LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS) After early breakfast, leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong - la (alt: 18,380 ft. – highest motorable pass in the world). After descending in the valley, drive on to Hunder and check into fixed camp. Post lunch, you can enjoy the ride of double hump Camel on Hunder sand dune.Dinner and overnight in the camp.
DAY 04: NUBRA VALLEY – LEH (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)
In the morning drive to Deskit (Headquarters of Nubra) and visit DeskitMonsatery. Later, drive back to Leh, reaching in the late afternoon. Rest of the day to explore the markets.Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
DAY 05: LEH TO PANGONG LAKE (140 KMS / 4 - 5 HRS – ONE WAY)
After Breakfast Leave to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "INDO CHINA BORDER". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.Dinner and overnight at Camp.
DAY 06: PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (140 KMS / 6 HRS)
Leave Pangong Lake after breakfast and retrace the road to Leh across the Changla Pass. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit Hemis Monastery, the biggest and most famous monastery of Ladakh, and then return to the highway for onward journey to Leh, .Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07: LEH
Morning at leisure to explore the destination on your own & evening Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa&Leh Market. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08: DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)
Tour concludes.The Samsara Holidays ensures a punctual transfer. our driver will take you to the airport for onward destination.