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Leh Ladakh Tour

Tour Duration: 08 Nights/ 09 Days
Itinerary: Delhi (1N) – Leh (1N) – Alchi (1N) – Leh (1N) – Nubra via Khardung La Pass (1N) – Leh (Pongong Lake visit) (2N) - Delhi (1N)
Best Season: June to September
Tour Theme: It is a leisure cum adventure tour package which covers cold deserted landscapes, lakes, valleys and Buddhist monasteries.
Highlights: Visit to Buddhist monasteries, lakes, beautiful landscapes, valleys.

TOUR FLOW MAP
DAY 01: DELHI
Leh Ladakh Tour This tour begins with your arrival in Delhi airport. On reaching Delhi, we will be transferred to our hotel. Here we relax for sometime. If time permits we may go for some shopping or visit to Delhi monuments like Humayun tomb, Qutub Minar, Red fort, India Gate etc.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
DAY 02: DELHI - LEH (By flight)
In this day we will take direct flight from Delhi to Leh airport (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL)). It is a daily flight that connects Delhi to Leh Ladakh. Mainly tourists use this flight option. On reaching Leh airport, transfer to hotel. On reaching hotel, relax for the remaining time of day to get familiarized and adapted to climatic condition as it is a high altitude (3524 meters) region. Leh is the main city in Ladakh. It was the capital city of Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh.
Overnight at hotel in Leh.
DAY 03: LEH - ALCHI (68 kms)
In this day we will visit visit Alchi located 70kms downstream in north-west direction. On the way to Alchi, we will visit Basgo castle. It is a small village with Buddhist monastery which is popularly known by the name of "Alchi Monastery". Unlike other gompas situated on hill tops, Alchi is located on lowland. It is popular for 11-12th century paintings in Indo-Himalayan style. Here tourism is the main source of earning for local people. If required, tourists can stay here in available home-stays.
Overnight at home-stay in Alchi.
DAY-04: ALCHI - LEH
After morning breakfast, we will drive back to Leh. In this day we will do Leh sightseeing which was not yet done. Leh is surrounded by many old but popular monasteries (Gompas) which are not in city but can be visited as excursion tour. At first we will visit Hemis monastery which is 45 kms south of Leh. It is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Drukpa lineage. It is existing since 11th century. Famous Hemis festival in June is one of the popular event to witness during Leh Ladakh tour package. This monastery was re-established in year 1672 by Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal. Later while returning back from Hemis monastery, we will visit another popular monsatery i.e. Thiksey monastery which is about 25 kms north from Hemis monastery and 20 kms south from Leh. Thiksey monastery gives the resemblance of Potala palace in Lhasa in Tibet. It is a 12-storyed complex where we can find stupas, statues, thangkas, swords, wall paintings etc. Among statues at this monastery, we can see one 15 meters high statue of Maitreya (future Buddha) which is largest such statue in Ladakh. Later return back to hotel in Leh.
Overnight at hotel in Leh.
DAY-05: LEH - NUBRA VALLEY (145 kms)
In this day we will move to Nubra valley via the world's hightest motorable road (5602 meters) Khardungla pass. This pass is located in north of Leh and seen as a gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valley. Khardungla Pass was built in year 1976 and used to carry supplies to strategically important Siachen Glacier. In year 1988, it was opened for public vehicles. This pass is maintained by Border Roads Organization of India. Through this pass we will reach Nubra valley. It is a tri-armed valley located on 145kms north-east of Leh. It actual name was Ldumra valley which simply means "Valley of Flowers". Here Shyok river (tributory to Indus river) meets Nubra river (tributory to Shyok river) here to form a large valley that separates Ladakh from Karakoram ranges. In order to visit Nubra valley, non locals (tourists) need to carry a Permit issued from DC office in Leh town. Nubra is a high altitude cold desert where vegetation is very less. Here we can find local fields where agriculture is done to produce wheat, peas, mustard, barley, fruits, nuts etc. Here majority of villagers are followers of Buddhism. Here we can enjoy camel ride, view of sand dunes and visit local Diskit monastery of 14th century. The Bactrain camel (Double hump camel) and wild flowers are the unique attractions of this place.
Overnight at hotel/swiss-tent in Nubra.
DAY-06: NUBRA - LEH
In this day we will drive back to Leh town. Here we will do Leh city tour in which we will visit Leh Palace which is modeled on Patola palace of Lahasa. Here Royal family of Lakadh kingdom lives till 19th century. It is a 9 storyed building with house, stables, store rooms etc. Now it is abandoned and maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. It can be visited from inside during visitor hours. Other places to see includes Tsemo castle, Shanti Stupa (5kms from Leh), Soma Gonpa and Leh market for shopping.
Overnight at hotel in Leh.
DAY-07: LEH - PANGONG LAKE - LAKE
In this day we will visit Pangong lake which is located in 240kms south-east of Leh town. After having breakfast, we will drive to Pangong lake. It is another must see place during Leh Ladakh tour. It is a endoreic lake in the Himalays situated at a height of about 4350 meters from sea level. It is about 134 kms long and 5 kms wide from India to Tibet (60%). During winter this lake freezes completely. Due to its saline water, aquatic life is not present in this lake. Later in evening return back to hotel in Leh. In evening, do some shopping.
Overnight at hotel in Leh.
DAY-08: LEH - DELHI
On this day we will drive to Leh airport to take flight for Delhi. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Evening time is at leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
DAY-09: DELHI - Departure
In this day we will do limited Delhi City Tour by visiting Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar & Red fort. Later in evening, drive to Delhi Airport for departure.
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Stok
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Shergol
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Tour Duration: 08 Nights/ 09 Days
Itinerary: Delhi (1N) - Agra(1N) - Bandhavgarh(2N) - Varanasi(1N) - Delhi(1N)


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