It won’t be wrong to call this tour incredible as a trip to the destination so pristine, flawless and thrilling is incredibly enthralling. Ladakh is situated at an elevation of 3,000 meters above mean sea level in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The broad valleys of this region look magical and unreal when visited. You cannot distinguish the ground and the sky for land is wide spread till where the eyes go. It all looks poetic and surreal. If you want to get lost in the musical vibes of immaculate environs, come here to the Leh Valley and experience the bliss of nature without getting bothered by the materials of life.
Apart being so unrealistically divine and powerful, the place houses a number of tourist attraction that invites a huge influx of visitors every year. Hemis, Thiksey, Shey, Likir, Alchi and Spituk are some of the most popular monasteries in Leh and are a must see. Besides, the whimsical rivers Indus and Zanskar make the Valley even more sturdy and beautiful. Another major Monastery in Ladakh is Phuktal Gompa in the Lungnak Valley which can be reached by trekking.
The culture and customs of Ladakh are somewhat close to the traditions of Tibetan and these monasteries are closely related to the Ladakhi custom. Besides, the people in Ladakh are extremely buoyant and happy and this can be witnessed through their way of celebrating festivals all year round which are closely related to the Monasteries of Ladakh. The reasons of festivities may vary from harvest season to sowing season to commencement of new-year or commemorating Lord Buddha or the oracles but celebrations are always cheerful and energetic. Well, it could be anything the people of Ladakh are happy people and full of life.
Day 1: Delhi - Leh
As you see the city from the top in the sky from your plane window, it seems extremely enchanting. However, when you land in the town it is even more enthralling and breathtakingly beautiful. As you land in leh. Get ready to be greeted by our cordial representative at the Airport and get transferred to the hotel. It is advised to stay intact and get adapted to the low oxygen rates in the air. In the evening around 4:30 pm visit the Shanti Stupa, the Chowkhang monastery and local market in Leh. Stay overnight at the hotel and stay comfortably.
Day 2: Leh - Spituk - Pather Sahib – Leh
On day 2 you will be driving towards Spituk Monastery after your breakfast. The Monastery in the closer vicinity of Leh at just a distance of 8 kms was built in the 11th century by Od-de. Next visit Pathar Sahib, a famous Gurudwar built in memory of Guru Nanak, who visited the region in 15th century to spread the Sikh religion. Next visit to famous Magnetic Hill, situated Leh-Kargil-Srinagar Highway at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level.
Day 3: Leh - Pangong Lake
On day 3, drive towards the gripping Pangong Lake. The lake is situated at a distance of 135 kms from the main city. On your journey to Pangong Lake, you will cross the famous Changla Pass which is located at an altitude of 17,500 feet. . On your way to Pangong, you would be crossing Durbuk and Tangtse village. By afternoon, you would be reaching one of the most wonderful lakes of India, the Pangong Lake. Don’t be surprised by the nature’s bliss on this Lake as it looks no less than a movie set up on an unreal location. In the evening return to Leh for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Leh - Khardungla Pass
On day 4, begin your drive towards Khardung La Pass, world’s highest mototrable road in the world at n average altitude of 18, 360 feet. Later in the day, visit the place where Indus River and Zanskar confluence at the point. Later visit Magnetic Hill and the Thiksey Monastery which houses the giant statue of Maitreya Buddha. Spend evening indulging in leisure acitivities and exploring the market. Return to the hotel and spend the night at the hotel comfortably.
Day 5: Monasteries and Palaces
Day 5 is booked for sightseeing around Leh exploring the rich culture and heritage of Leh. At first start by visiting Thiksey Gompa, one of the most spectacular monasteries in Ladakh. Next, drive towards Shey Palace-- an old summer palace of the erstwhile rulers of Leh and Hemis Monastery- probably the richest Gompa in Leh. Now that your spiritual tour is over, drive towards the Stok Palace Museum which is a home to royal artifacts and other items. Later, return to your hotel and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Leh - Departure
This is the last day of your incredible Ladakh tour. Drive towards the airport early in the morning. On reaching, board your flight and carry on with your onward journey.