Take 7 Nights 8 Days trip to Ladakh – “Scenic Ladakh“. You start from Leh Airport, get acclimatized and explore the romantic places of Ladakh. The tour is a perfect blend of the culture and tradition of Ladakh making of will be a true Kashmir experience. The trip is prepared perfectly for adventure seekers. The entire journey is stretched for approximately 800km over the varied landscape and lakes and the mountain passes.
Arrive at Kushok Bakula Arport – Leh situated at 3500m altitude, met by our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Leh city 3 to 4 km. On arrival at the hotel welcome drink and then proceed to your rooms and take full-day at rest to acclimatize yourself completely to the high altitudes of Ladakh which is must.
In the evening we recommend you to go for a short walk & explore Leh market. Return back to hotel for Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.
The morning is free after breakfast to get acclimatize to Leh altitude. Evening around 4:30 pm visit Shanti Stupa, Leh palace and local Market which offers the best things to buy from Leh town. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
The Shanthi Stupa as the name suggest it is dome-shaped building erected as a Buddhist shrine which is the “symbol of peace”. It is one of the forms of Peace Pagoda built in Ladakh. It is constructed at an altitude of approx. of 11800 ft (3608 mts), at 5 Km from the Leh town by a group of Japanese and Ladakhi Buddhist.
Leh Palace also referred as the ‘Lhachen Palkhar’ is a royal palace located in the picturesque Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. It was designed in line with the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace is a nine-storied architecture and was built for the Royal Family of Ladakh. The view of the Leh town from Leh palace is amazing during the evening.
The day is to explore the north-eastern part of Leh – the Nubra Valley. It is located at about 150Kms and an altitude of about 10000 ft. To visit the Nubra valley one must cross the worlds highest motorable road – the Khardung La Pass and one can expect the valley in about 6-7Hrs of time.
The Khardung La Pass is at an altitude of at an altitude of 18,379 ft (5,602m) and so far, the world’s highest motorable world. One should be careful not to stay at this place for more than 30 mins and it may lead to Acute mountain sickness.
The Diskit is the capital of Nubra Valley and host the Diskit Monastery. The monastery is at the edge of the mountain and hence have amazing valley views from the top.
Leh is an ultimate cold desert of the Himalayas and this can be defined by the dunes. It is also the only place in India where one can find double humped camel. Enjoy your camel ride before we proceed further.
Any trip to any destination is incomplete unless one enjoys the local culture and with Explarience Tours and travels we always offer the cultural show as complimentary. The show is usually in the evenings and each session would last for about 30 mins with 5 variants of the songs.
Check in to your camps and enjoy a pleasant dinner & overnight stay.
Since Nubra valley is at lower altitude we suggest you enjoy your bon Fire at Nubra Valley.
Early morning full day excursion & is the shorter of the two direct routes from Nubra valley to Pangong Tso. You will start the journey by crossing Panamik and take a deviation at the Khalar. Although the route done have much to see but one will not be disappointed as the landscape is as amazing any wallpaper you would have imagined.
The Pangong Tso Lake means a “High Grassland Lake” located in the Changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 14,270 ft (4,350m). It is the highest salt-water lake in the world and the view, so the lakes are amazing. It is believed the lake changes its color 4 – 5 times a day.
One can visit
Wake up early in the morning to witness the mesmerizing beauty of Pangong Lake under the fresh morning rays. Post breakfast set off for a drive back Leh. You will reach Leh by the afternoon; you can spend the rest of the time in the local markets of the city.
Enroute the following are the places of interest.
The Druk White Lotus School of Leh is popularly know as 3 idiot school after the famous movie 3 Idiot was shoot here. The visitors can access the school only under the observation of the guide.
The Shey palace was built in 1655 on the hills of Shey village at an altitude of 11,204 ft (3415m). Shey village is located to the south of Leh. The Shey monastery was built within the palace complex on the instructions of Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal. Inside the Shey monastery reside the Shakyamuni Buddha.
The Thiksey monastery is largest monastery located in central Ladakh about 19Km away from Leh town and at 11,000 ft (3900m). it is also called as “Mini Potala”.
Start your day with healthy breakfast and start for the long drive towards Tsomoriri Lake the largest lake in Ladakh, it lies at an altitude of 15075 feet. You drive towards on Leh Manali Highway up to Kharu and then right to the Tsomoriri Lake. During the journey you will visit the following.
The Hemis monastery is in the Hemis village of Ladakh district and is about 42 Km away from Leh. It is the largest among all the monasteries of Leh and one can sight it from Leh Manali Highway. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is held here in early June.
The Chumathang hot springs are located at the Chumathang village. The village is significantly at a lower altitude and is a place for the who is suffering from Acute mountain sickness. We suggest an early lunch here before we procced further.
Post lunch Drive past Maher Bridge and then drive towards the beautiful purple mountains to reach Tsomoriri Lake. Evening arrival at the Lake.
Check-in at the tented camp near the lake.
After an early breakfast on start driving to Leh via Tsokar Lake. It is at a distance of 80Km for Tsomoriri Lake. Tsokar Lake – another Salt Lake which is 7.5 Km long and 2.3 km wide located in the Rupshu Plateau. On the way, take a stop to visit
Puga Geo-Thermal Gas spring is the most promising hydrothermal system of the Indian subcontinent, the temperatures here are expected to be 250 at the deepest point.
Nomadic Rebo tents at Kongka La pass located in Chang-Chemno Range which is at 16965 ft. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
After your morning breakfast check out for the hotel and drop will be provided at the Leh Airport for your flight back to home.
The night sky at Tsomoriri Lake is very nice and must visit. very good experience but food was disappointing.
We are really lucky to be in the trip. We visited 2 lakes – Pangogn & Tsomoriri. Pangong was sunny & we can see the bring blue shades. Tsomoriri was snowing when we reached making it even more memorable.
Professionally managed with due care refreshing trip made all the more comfortable by the agency