Incredible -Ladakh Tour

Incredible -Ladakh Tour

OVERVIEW- Positioned in Himalayan mountain magnificence, Ladakh is a fascinating land. The picturesque splendor of the towering mountains and immaculate valleys, tied with the vivacity of its culture, makes Ladakh one of the secluded and must-visit destinations; an exploration to feed the heart and enrich the senses. Incredible Ladakh is the fastest and the shortest way to see the best of the ancient monasteries, clear water lakes, and high altitude roads of Ladakh. The highlight of this journey is a visit to Khardung La Pass, the highest motorable pass in the world along with visit to Pangong Tso, one of the most famous and breathtaking lakes in the world. Along with monasteries and palace will give you a peek into the culture and natural flavor of this incredible Himalayan terrain.

LEH LADAKH- A land like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.

KHARDUNG LA PASS- Best known as the gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys in the Ladakh, the Khardung La Pass, commonly pronounced as Khardzong La, is a very important strategic pass into the Siachen glacier and claims to be the world's highest motor able pass at an elevation of 5,602 m. The pristine air, the scenic beauty one sees all around and the feeling that you are on top of the world.

PANGONG LAKE- The famous and sparkling blue Pangong lake is situated near Ladakh in the Himalayas, is approximately at the height of 4350 meters. This endothecia lake is 12 kilometres long and extends from India to Tibet. A unique feature of the lake is that it does not remain blue throughout the year or even the day, rather it changes colours from azure to light blue to green and grey too.

Tour Destination- Leh - Khardung La Pass – Pangong Lake - Leh

Travel Duration- 05 Nights/06 Days

DAY 1: LEH- Arrival at Leh Airport and transfer to hotel. Retire for few hours to enable yourself to acclimatize with the high altitude. In the evening go out in the Leh markets which are famous for Pashmina Shawls, Pearls, Chinese Cutleries and Ladakhi wooden handicraft items.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2: LEH – SPITUK – PATHER SAHIB - LEH- After breakfast visit Heaven on Earth- Leh. 

SPITUK MONASTERY- Spituk monastery is one of the spectacular monasteries. The monastery is located on the hilltop near the Indus River. It boasts of several pre-historic shrines, frescoes, idols and other religious scriptures and is home to about 100 monks. It is a must visit monastery for history buffs and Buddha devotees. Inside the monastery, you get to see several images and statues of Lord Buddha.

MAGNETIC HILLS- The popular Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is said to be a gravity hill where vehicles defy the force of gravity and move upwards on the hill when parked at the marked location. To the eastern side of the hill flows the Sindhu River, originating in Tibet. An optical illusion or actuality, the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh has mysterious magnetic properties that draw tourists from across the globe.

GURUDWARA PATHER SAHIB- Gurudwara is a highly revered gem located 25 miles away from Leh town. Devoted to Guru Nanak Devi Ji, the founder of Sikh Religion, the sacred place beautifully commemorate his visit to Ladakh. Dating back to 1517, the Gurudwara houses a boulder with imprints of the head, shoulders and backside of Shree Guru Nanak Dev.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3: LEH MONASTERY TOUR- After breakfast enjoy full day Monastery Tour, visiting

SIGHTSEEING LEH LADAKH
HEMIS MONASTERY- Hemis Monastery is revered as the largest monastic institution in Ladakh.  Hemis Monastry is the wealthiest monastery in India and famous for its rich collection of ancient remnants like the statue of Buddha made of copper, stupas made of gold and silver. Monastery also has sacred Thangkas, murals and various artifacts. The Tibetan style architecture of the monastery is very colourful and attractive. Also visit the Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary and a number of Gompas in and around the area.

THIKSEY MONASTERY- Thikse Gompa, of the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect, is around 19 kms to the East of the main city of Leh. The architecture of the largest monastery in central region of Ladakh is similar to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. This 12-storey building complex consists of a number of things related to Buddhist art such as Thangka paintings, statues, stupas, swords, and so on. A major tourist attraction is the Maitreya temple installed in 1970. The statue of future Lord Buddha in this temple of 49 feet high, which is also the largest in the region. 

STOK PALACE- Located close to the Indus River; it was built in 1825 AD by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal. Well known for its architecture and design, beautiful gardens and amazing views, the palace presents a collection of royal attires, crown and other royal materials.

SHEY MONASTERY- It is one of the most revered Buddhist learning centers in the valley of Ladakh. The renowned monastery was built in the mid of the 17th century by King Deldon Namgyal in the memory of his late father Singay Namgyal. The Shey Monastery still holds the  glimpses of the bygone rule.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 4: LEH – KHARDUNG LA PASS - LEH- After breakfast, drive to Khardung La Pass, world’s highest motorable road. 

KHARDUNGLA PASS- Best known as the gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Khardung La Pass, commonly pronounced as Khardzong La, is a very important strategic pass into the Siachen glacier and claims to be the world's highest motor able pass at an elevation of 5,602 m. The pristine air, the scenic beauty one sees all around and the feeling that you are on top of the world.

Later in the afternoon enroute visit

SHANTI STUPA- It is an impressive white-domed structure located on a hilltop at Changspa in Ladakh. Built by a Japanese Buddhist organization named 'The Japanese for World Peace' - the stupa was inaugurated by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in 1985. Built in commemoration of 2500 years of the spread of Buddhism, Shanti Stupa was aimed at promoting World Peace. A magnificent white-domed structure which is wonderfully illuminated at nights. 

LEH PALACE- The Leh Palace, also known as 'Lhachen Palkhar' is one of the most historically rich edifices. This grand structure was built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal as a royal palace, and the King and his family were the former residents of the majestic mansion. The Leh Palace is also one of the tallest buildings of its time with nine stories in all, and offers marvellous panoramic views of the entire town of Leh, as well as of the Stok Kangri and Zanskar mountains of the mighty Himalayan ranges, thereby giving the palace a strategic position.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 5: LEH – PANGONG LAKE - LEH- Today go on a excursion trip to Pangong Lake, which is located on Indo China Border. Enroute stop by Changla Pass (17,586 feet) which is the third highest pass of the world. Later visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy outing along the banks of the lake. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven color formations in the crystal clear salt water lake. The sublime beauty, crystal waters and gentle hills of Pangong Lake are an exceptional example of the beautiful landscape of the region. 

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 6: LEH DEPARTURE- Day free for shopping.  

SHOPPING- Leh markets which are famous for Pashmina Shawls, Pearls, Chinese Cutleries and Ladakhi wooden handicraft items.

Later in the evening, travel back by car/flight towards onward destination.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  • Leh – Khardung La Pass: 40 kms/01 hrs
  • Leh – Pangong Lake: 150 kms/05 hrs

Leh Ladakh at a Glance

  • Population: 274,289
  • Area: 86,904 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Jammu & Kashmir (North India)
  • Average Climate: -15°C - 28°C
  • Best time to visit: June- October

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