Post breakfast drive to Leh via Sonmarg, One of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar. In Sonmarg one can take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Upon arrival in Kargil check in at our hotel for overnight stay. (Dinner).
Post breakfast drive towards Batalik, one of the most famous war front zones fought by the Indian soldiers in 1999 with Pakistan. And further visit to Dha Hanu, the village settlements of Dha and Hanu are placed on the meeting points of Indus and Shyok Rivers in the Kargil region. Famed as the ‘Land of Aryans’, these villages are home to Brokpa or Drokpa community of Ladakh. The Brokpas have made around 5 villages their home but the tourists are permitted to visit only villages- Dha and Hanu. After visiting Dha Hanu we proceed further to Batalik which has a different culture and visiting there you’ll feel good too. Later drive further to Tingmosgang. Upon arrival in Uleytokpo or Tingmosgang, check in at the Camp for overnight Stay. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Post breakfast check out from the Camp & Visit Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery followed by drive to Leh enroute visiting Likir Gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir and Confluence of The Indus And Zanskar River just after 4kms from Nimmu and further to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up. Visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. Upon arrival in Leh met by our representative and check in at the hotel for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Post Breakfast proceed to discover Indus Valley Monastery, Starting with Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, Thiksey Monastery an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh, 3 Idiots Rancho School & Sindhu Ghat. After visiting above places drive back to Leh. Evening at leisure to explore the city on your own. Evening visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Post breakfast drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra check in at the Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner).
After an early breakfast drive to Turtuk, and a lot of other small villages, were brought under Indian control after the 1971 war, when the Indian army pushed the Pakistani soldiers past the mountains towering the Nubra Valley. Turtuk lies at the extreme corner of the Indian border, and hence its accessibility is a challenge. Due to treacherous roads and sensitive army base camps, permits were not issued to Indian civilians until late 2010.
Although the roads are marred by landslides and shooting stones, the 3 hour drive from Hunder to Turtuk is nothing less than exceptional. Throughout the journey, one has the company of Shyok, as well as the vistas, that define the barrenness which is characteristic to Ladakh.
After visiting drive back to the camp or Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner).
After an early breakfast check out from Camp or hotel and drive towards Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snowcapped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road is Rocky Mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later drive towards Pangong Tso via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards nubra side) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp. (Breakfast, Dinner).
After an early breakfast check out from the camp and start your another interesting journey to Nyoma passing through Man-Mirak Village, Chushul – the attraction is 1962 War Memorial and one of the four officially agrred BPM (Border Personnel Meeting) Point between Indian Army and People's Liberation Army of China for regular consultations and interactions between the two armies, which helps in defusing face-offs. Arrive Nyoma in evening and check in at your pre-arrange guest house for for Overnight Stay. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Post breakfast drive to Tsomoriri Lake located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. Recently opened to foreigners due to the proximity of the Chinese boarder, the Changthang is a land of wilderness and magnificent landscapes, Tsomoriri Lake is also the breeding ground for numerous species of birds, like the bar headed goose, crested grebe, the Brahmini duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown-headed gull. The Tsomoriri Lake is 8 kms wide and 28 kms long. Upon arrival check in at the camp for overnight.. Spend your evening on lake by leisure walk on the banks of lake. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Post breakfast drive to Sarchu Passing through Tsokar Lake & Skyangchu Thang – Plateau on a stretch of approximately 50 Kms. Drive further to Sarchu by Crossing Nakeela and Lachlung La passes. Upon arrival at Sarchu check in at the pre-arranged camp site for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Today start our journey to Manali via Baralacha Pass (4890m), Keylong (3350 m) & Rohtang Pass (3978 m). Manali, Located in the most charming and beautiful Kullu valley spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas. Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha, which means the end of the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalayas, and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled 'Silver Valley'. The valley runs north to south of Beas River and is 80 kms. Long and about 2 kms wide. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure to explore the area on your own and overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Tour concludes. With the transfer to Manali Bus stand for forward journey. (Breakfast).