DAY 01: ARRIVE SRINAGAR
Upon Arrival at Srinagar Airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to Hotel or Houseboat for Check in. In the afternoon you take a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner and overnight in Hotel or Houseboat.
DAY 02 SRINAGAR TO KARGIL (VIA SONMARG) – 204 KMS / 6 TO 7 HOUR ONE WAY .
Post breakfast 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 03: KARGIL TO SHAM VALLEY (VIA LAMAYURU)
Post breakfast we drive to Uleytokpo / Tingmosgang enroute visiting Lamayuru, Belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat) like Phyang. The oldest structure in Lamayuru is the Singey Lhakhang built by the founder of Alchi Lotsava Rinchen bzangpo in 11th century. After visiting Lamayuru we proceed further to Uleytokpo enrote visiting Ridzong Gompa, known as the paradise for Meditation. Upon arrival in Uleytokpo or Tingmosgang. We check in at our Camp for overnight Stay.
DAY 04: SHAM VALLEY TO LEH (ENROUTE VISITING MONASTERIES)
Post breakfast we check out from the Camp & Visit Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery and drive to Leh enroute visiting Likir Gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir and Confluence of The Indus And Zanskar 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 Gurudwara Pathar 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 05: LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (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 Mtrs / 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 Stay at the Camp or Hotel.
DAY 06: NUBRA VALLEY – LEH (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)
After an 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 a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rockymountains 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. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.
DAY 07: LEH TO PANGONG LAKE (140 KMS / 4 - 5 HRS – ONE WAY)
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey 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 its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
DAY 08: PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (140 KMS / 6 HRS)
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight
DAY 09: 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 10: LEH TO SARCHU (255 KMS)
After an early breakfast we check out from the hotel and drive to Sarchu via through Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft world second highest motorable road. At Pang you can stop for lunch and continue driving to Lachungla pass, which is at a height of 5065 mts. Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our Camp for overnight. It will also be the coldest night during the whole tour.
DAY 11: SARCHU TO MANALI (222 KMS)
Today we start our journey to Manali via Baralacha Pass (4890m), Keylong (3350 m) & Rohtang Pass (3978 m). Manali, Located in the most charming and beautiful Kullu valley spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas. Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha, which means the end of the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalayas, and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled 'Silver Valley'. The valley runs north to south of Beas River and is 80 kms. Long and about 2 kms wide. Upon arrival we check in at our hotel. Evening at leisure to exlore the area on your own and overnight stay at the hotel
DAY 12: MANALI TO CHANDIGARH DROP
Tour concludes. Mountain Trails Adventures & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Chandigarh to catch the flight / Train for your onward Destination
Traditional welcome in the Leh Hotel with Welcome Drink (Hot Tea / Coffee / Kahwa)
Assistance upon arrival at srinagar Airport
12 Nights Accommodation on twin/triple sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
Meal Plan- As Indicated above
Ladakh Entry Fee
Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Vehicle (Innova/Xylo) as per the itinerary
Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee
Inner line permits- Not applicable
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Entry fees to monuments and palaces
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Porterage at hotels and airports, tips, insurance, laundry, liquors, wine, etc
All items of personal nature
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc
Any increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transport
Mandatory X- Mas / New Year Eve Supplementary charges that should be paid by the guest directly to the hotels concerned.
Early Check in Charges
Any increase in Airfare over 6000
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