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Day 1: Arrival in Leh
If you are planning to have an anti-altitude pill before travel to places such as Diamox, then we strongly recommend consulting an experienced doctor before you have it.
In the morning, board your flight and arrive at Leh.
LEH: Leh, Ladakh is the largest province within the North Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, covering approximately 60,000 square miles (100,000 sq. km). It is surrounded and bisected by some of the highest mountain ranges in the world. Running in a generally northwest to southeast direction through Ladakh, the great Himalayan Range separates the valley of Kashmir from Ladakh.
Upon arrival, you will be met by a MakeMyTrip representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Once you reach, proceed for check-in at your hotel.
Take the remainder of the day to rest and get acclimatized to the place.
Since you are reaching an altitude of 4000 mtrs approx from 200 mtrs in just one hour’s time, you may be excited and would want to explore everything very first day. However your body needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We sincerely suggest that you rest on the first day for body acclimatization.
Enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Leh - Monastery tour
The next morning after breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery.
Hemis Monastery: The Hemis monastery located 40 kms from Leh is the wealthiest, best-known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. Within the monastery, there are to be seen a copper-gilt statue of the Lord Buddha, various stupas made of gold and silver, sacred thangkas and many objects. The monastery, said to exist even before the 11th century, was re-established by the first incarnation of Stagsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso in 1630. Belonging to the Drukpa sect, this Tibetan monastery has a very colourful and attractive architecture.
Afterwards drive to Thiksey Monastery for a visit.
Thiksey Monastery: The Thiksey Monastery is situated at a distance of approximately 18 kms from the town of Leh. One of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, it belongs to the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism. Sherab Zangpo of Stod got the Thiksey Monastery built for the first time, at Stakmo. However, later Spon Paldan Sherab, the nephew of Sherab Zangpo, reconstructed the monastery in the year 1430 AD. The new monastery was situated on a hilltop, to the north of Indus River. It has a 15-metre-high statue of the Maitreya Budhha, the largest such statue in Ladakh.
After these visits return to Leh and you will be dropped at Leh Market/hotel for Lunch (on direct payment basis).
Post lunch, you will leave for a sightseeing tour of the Shanti Stupa.
Shanti Stupa: Shanti Stupa of Ladakh is located on the hill-top at Changspa. It can be reached quite easily from the Fort Road. The Stupa was constructed by Japanese.
Day 3: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass | 140 kms/5 -6 hrs
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World’s Highest Motorable road (5602 mts) - Khardung-la Pass.
Khardung-la Pass (18,380 ft above sea level): It is not very often that one gets to drive on a road at an altitude of 18,380 feet. That is where the Khardung-la Pass, or the ‘Pass of Lower Castle,’ is located on the way from Leh to the Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It is the highest motorable road in the world as signs put up by the Border Roads Organization proudly proclaim.
Arrive at Nubra Valley and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can also enjoy a camel rides here (the camel ride is on direct payment basis).
Nubra Valley: Popularly called the orchard of Ladakh, Nubra Valley offers a graceful view of yellow and pink wild roses in summer and a carpet of wild lavender in the post-monsoon season. You will definitely be overwhelmed to see the Bactrian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes.
Thereafter, check-in at the Swiss comfortable camp or hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Have a pleasant dinner and overnight stay at the camp or hotel.
Day 4: Nubra Vally to Leh Via Khardungla Pass: 140 Kms / 5 - 6 Hours
In the morning, after breakfast proceed for Diskit Monastery.
Diskit Monastery: One of the oldest temples of this area, the temple has a huge idol of Tsong-kha-pa, crowned with a Gelugpa yellow hat. The Diskit Gompa dates back to the 14th century and owes its inception to Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa.
Diskit Gompa has quite an interesting legend attached to it. It is believed that a Mongol demon once lived here and was considered to be a sworn enemy of Buddhism. He was annihilated near the monastery. However, even after his death, his body kept coming back to the monastery again and again. It is said that even today the wrinkled head and hand of the demon lie inside a temple of the monastery, which is filled with fierce Gods and Goddesses.
Post the Diskit Monastery, proceed for the return journey to Leh, once again driving via Khardung-la Pass - the World's Highest Motorable road.
In the evening, explore Leh bazaar for souvenir shopping on your own.
Enjoy a delicious dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Excursion to Pangong Lake (280 kms round trip)
In the morningMorning after breakfast drive to to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Enroute you will cross Changla Pass, the third highest motorable road in the world.
Pangong Lake: Pangong Lake is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 miles) long and extends from India to Tibet. Around 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3.1 miles) wide at its broadest point. The size of the lake is best inferred from the probable etymology of its name, Pangong, which means extensive concavity. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. The long and narrow lake lies in the neighbourhood of the famous Chushul Mountains. The mirror-calm water is cold, clear and extremely salty. The lake is a breeding ground for a variety of birds.
In the evening, head back to the hotel in Leh
Enjoy a pleasant dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Sham Valley Tour
In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Sangam (Confluence). En route visit Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. Visit Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River.
The Sangam (Confluence): Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers lies in Ladakh at Nimu. The Indus runs through Ladakh all along by your side serving as a constant companion and you feel a sense of respect for this lifeline of the people of Ladakh, especially since Ladakh experiences rainfall of only 2 to 3 inches throughout the year. Both Indus and Zanskar Rivers merge with each other as if they had flown all along just for that purpose. From this point on, beyond this Confluence of the two, the waters are regarded as the Indus River.
Magnetic Hill: Can anyone ever imagine the movement of a vehicle up a steep mountain with its engines off? Reach Magnetic Hill to experience this phenomenon which sounds unbelievable.
Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurudwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
On your way back, visit Ladakh Hall of fame.
Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame in Leh is a must-visit for every individual of India. This is constructed by the Indian Army. You will find memorabilia, eminent defence personalities’ biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war and belongings of enemy soldiers found at war site.
Day 7: Departure
Depart for the Leh airport on time, to Leh Airport. Hope you have a memorable trip!
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