Experience Leh Ladakh – 8D / 7N
Experience Leh Ladakh to the full. The land of mystical gompas and blue lakes has never failed to mesmerize. With camel rides, sand dunes and some of the highest passes in the world with picturesque landscapes – Leh Ladakh has always been a Travellers delight.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Snow & Ice
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
No Of Days: 8 Days / 7 Nights Visiting Months: Starts April and can visit till Mid October
Circuit: Leh – Pangong – Nubra Valley – Khardung La – Leh
A complete tour of the mystical land of Leh Ladakh. A home to the world’s highest passes and turquoise blue lakes caressed with some of nature’s weirdest compositions of sand dunes, double humped camels, and optical illusions, all this at a height of 4000 mt from the sea.
This Tour starts from Leh with a visit to the Sham Valley and magnetic hill further taking you to the colorful confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers. Visit some of the most popular attractions of Leh like the Hall of Fame and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, before you head to experience the nature’s extravagant creation – The Pangong Lake. A brackish (Salt Water) lake 4000 mt above the sea, 120 km in length and 7 km broad. Spend your night at our camp gazing the clear skies with millions of stars feeling so close. On day 4 say good bye to the blue waters of Pangong lake to visit the richest monasteries of Leh at Hemis and shop for memoirs in the Leh market.
And the mystical visit doesn’t end here. Head on to the Nubra valley via Khardung la, the highest motorable in the world at 18360ft. Experience the sand dunes of Nubra Valley and the Bactrian Double humped Camels at Hunder. Enjoy your time with Camel rides and ATV drives before you head to the famous Diskit Monastery while driving along the Shyok river back to Leh. On the seventh day while we wish you to come back soon, take with you lots of beautiful memories to cherish and stories to tell.
Customization and Group Booking
This Tour can be customized to suit your Travel need and requirements. If youre a Group of more than 6 Travellers – we can offer you a Discounted price.
- Accommodation for 07 Nights at Specified Hotels on double/twin sharing basis [Options available on Booking page]
- Return airport transfers in Leh by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Transport services for full day Excursion to Pangong by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Transport services for Leh – Nubra – Leh by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Sightseeing Tours/Transfers/Excursions as per the itineraryReturn airport transfers in Leh by NonAC Scorpio /Xylo
- Meeting and Assistance at Leh airport by our Rep/Driver
- All Toll Taxes, Parking Charges, Driver Allowance are included
- Inner Line Permits for Pangong Lake & Nubra
- Wild Life Fees & Environmental Fees
- Breakfast and Dinner included in the package cost
- All Local Taxes included
- International and Internal Airfare
- Alcoholic/Aerated beverages, bottled water
- Camera and Entrance fees at all tourist attractions mentioned in the itinerary
- Any Medical and travel insurance
- All personal expenses, optional tours, Tips and extra meals
- Guide Services @ 1500/- Per day for Domestic Clients , @ 1800/- Per day for Foreigners
- Any kind of Insurance
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Any joy ride (Water Rafting, Camel Safari)
Arrive - Leh, Shanti Stupa & Market
On arrival at Kushok Bakula airport in Leh (situated at a height of 3,500 meters), you will be transferred to your hotel (2-3 kilometers from airport). This is one of the most sensational flights in the world. During the day, acclimatize yourself with the weather and high pressure of Ladakh.
After noon visit to Shanti Stupa
Shanti Stupa is situated on a hilltop in Chanspa.. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura. Shanti stupa has provides beautiful and panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and has become a primary reason for to become a popular tourist attraction. It was built to promote world peace and a symbol of the ties between the people of Japan and Ladakh. The stupa is open for tourists between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sunrise and sunset are considered to provide the best views from Shanti Stupa.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Leh - Sham Valley Tour - Leh
After breakfast at hotel proceed for Sham Valley which includes Hall of fame, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Sangam, Likir & Alchi .
Hall of Fame: The Hall of Fame, located near the Leh Air field, is a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars.
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib: is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, The Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
Magnetic Point : is a gravity hill located on srinagar – Leh National highway. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference; in reality, the effect is an optical illusion created by the gravity hill.
Sangam : is the confluence of the rivers Indus and Zanskar. Just the view of Sangam Valley from the road above it can make you swoon in ecstasy. The colours of the two rivers can be distinctly seen at the confluence. It is an amazing place to sit, relax, and enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Likir: About 52 KMs from Leh, Likir Monastery was built in 11th century and was again re-built in 18th century and houses a 25 feet Lord gold covered Buddha Statue. Views from the terrace are every penny worth the effort. You will be amused to see the models created with butter which do not melt. Locales say those who have created it had powers in their hands that are why these models does not melt. Amazing Art!! Time to leave towards Alchi Monastery..
Alchi Monastery & Village: is one of the oldest monasteries of Leh and have monuments and scriptures dated as old as 10th century. You can walk down to Indus River as well from the back of the monastery and spend some time along the river. The village of Alchi is on the left banks of the Indus river. The village Alchi differentiates itself from other villages of Ladakh by being so lush green. Alchi was also on the main trade route of central Asia. The route along the Indus via Leh was connected to the Chinese Turkestan.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Leh - Pangong Lake - enroute visit Shey Fish Pound
After an early breakfast drive to Pangoang Lake Enroute stop at Shey Pish Pound to Feed the Holy fish. This Fish Pond overlooks the Shey Palace and is located at the end of Thiksey – Shey link road. This pound is full of carp fishes. Continue drive to Pangong Lake via Changla Pass (17,586 feet) third highest pass of the world and drive through Durbuk and Tangtse village situated in the Changthang region of Ladakh. Pangong Lake is salt water body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven colour formations in the crystal clear salt water lake. All together it covers 604 km2. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. Its reported there are no fish or other aquatic life in the lake. On the other hand you will see numerous ducks and gulls over and on the lake surface.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Pangong Lake - Leh enroute visit Hemis
During early morning, you can enjoy a photo-session around the lake. Post breakfast, drive back to Leh through changla Pass.
Enroute visit the famous and wealthiest Hemis. Hemis is the largest and richest monastery complex in Ladakh. Drive back to Leh by noon. In the afternoon, enjoy a shopping tour in the local markets of Leh.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Leh - Local Sightseeing - Leh
After breakfast, proceed for 3 Idiots School, Shey, Thiksey Monastery and & Stok Palace Museum.
3 Idiots School: The school was featured in a 2007 episode as the Aamir Khan movie 3 Idiots. The school, where some parts of the 3-Idiots film was shot, is supported by international donors as well as Indian celebrities like actor Ameer Khan.
Shey Pish Pound & Shey Palace: This Fish Pond overlooks the Shey Palace and is located at the end of Thiksey – Shey link road. This pound is full of carp fishes. Also visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh.
Shey Palace, the erstwhile royal residence of the Ladakh monarchs, is the main attraction of Shey. The palace was built by King Deldan Namgyal in 1655 AD. Namgyal also made Shey his summer capital. It offers views of a vast expanse of the surrounding valleys
Thiksey: Spectacularly sighted, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive gompa. There are several temples in this gompa, containing images stupas and wall painting of Buddhas which are exquisite.
Stok Palace Museum: Stock Palace (14kms – South east of Leh): Where the present day royal family resides. Stok Palace and museum was built in the year 1825, by King Tespal Tondup Namgyal. At present the place has a collection of royal dresses and crown etc. which is open for travelers.
Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Leh - Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass (Diskit & Hunder)
After an early breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass which is situated at a height of 18360 ft and is considered as the highest motorable pass of the world. Once you arrive at Khalsar drive on the left towards Diskit & Hunder Village. Check in at your camp/Hotel.
Visit Hunder Village and sightseeing of Sand Dundes. Hunder is a small village where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. Hunder lies on the ancient silk rout. Hunder is most popular for the camel rides. Enjoy Camel Safari (OPTIONAL) on the shabby double-humped Bactrian camels, which in olden days were the main mode of transport on the Ladakh-Yarkhand (Turkmanistan) trade. The Safari goes along the soft white sandy deserts with rolling sand dunes Stay overnight at the Camp.
Nubra Valley - Leh
After early breakfast drive to Leh enroute Sightseeing of Diskit monastry and Statue of Mytriya Buddha.
Diskit Monastery is the major attraction in the Nubra Valley and is the oldest and largest in the region. Close to the Monastry lies an impressive statue of Jampa Buddha. This Statue has become one of the prime attractions for tourists and is deeply appreciated for its architecture. Facing the Shyok river, the statue sits tall with a height of 32 meters and was constructed with the help of the natives of the valley.
Continue drive to Leh Via Khardungla Pass.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Leh - Departure
After breakfast in morning, you’ll be transferred to Kushok Bakula airport to catch flight for onward destination with sweet holiday memories.
Choose from the different Accommodation options to suit your budget. This tour offers Hotel and Houseboat accommodation for you to choose from. We have categorized our Hotel in four distinct categories to help you decide the that best suits your needs and budget.
Hotels on this Tour
Tour pricing mentioned above includes Economy Accommodation as the base package. Select your choice of Hotel Category from ADD-ONs after adding the Tour to your Shopping Cart
|City||Standard Hotels||Deluxe Hotels||Nights|
|Leh||Hotel Abu Palace/Hotel Layul Palace
|Hotel City Palace/Hotel Ladakh Palace Royal Holiday Leh||05|
|Nubra Valley||Sand Dune Leisure Camps/Hotel Oltang
Royal Explorer Camps
|Nubra Apple Cottages
Himalayan Eco Resort/Nubra Ethnic
|Pangong||Pangong Delight / Wonderland Camp
|Pangong Retreat/Martsemik Camps/
Red Start Camp
On this Tour, breakfast and dinner are included on all days as specified in the Whats Included section. The menu for Breakfast and Dinner is regular Indian Cuisine in veg and addition of a local specialty on select days. We also add a Non-veg Dish to the menu on one of the days depending on availability.
Though not prohibited, we would advise NO.
Once registered we will send you a detailed list of Things to Carry which includes minute details from Toiletries to essential Medicines.
The vehicle used on Tour depends on the number of Persons traveling together and also on availability. Generally we use Tata Indigo, Honda Amaze or Swift Desire for groups of 4 persons traveling together. For bigger groups, Scorpio/ Innova/Traveller are used according to the seating capacity.