Dal Lake, Srinagar
Upon arrival at Jammu Airport or Railway Station you’ll met by our representative or driver and proceed to Srinagar (294 Kms / approx 7 Hours). Upon arrival in Srinagar check in at pre-arranged Houseboat or hotel for Overnight Stay. Stay overnight at Srinagar. (Dinner).
Post breakfast drive to Leh via Sonmarg, One of the most beautiful drive 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 the hotel for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Post breakfast drive to Leh enroute visiting Lamayuru, Belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat). Then drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. Further drive to Likir, Likir gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir and Confluence of The Indus and Zanskar River 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 you will met by our representative and check in at the hotel for overnight stay. Stay overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Post Breakfast proceed for Indus Valley Monastery Starting with 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. Evening Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Dinner & 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. 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 check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a Bactrian 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 back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh check in to the Hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Leh. (Breakfast, Dinner).
After an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving 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. After spending some time at Pangong drive back to Leh in the late afternoon. Stay overnight at Hotel in Leh. (Breakfast, Dinner).
After breakfast drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting 11th century Lamayuru Monastery the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides. The monastery has gradually expanded over the years and newer structures have been built around a large courtyard. The antiquity of this site is evident from the large number of chortens, similar to those at Alchi. After visiting Lamayuru drive further to Kargil over Fatu-la [13,489 ft] which is the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. Upon arrival in Kargil check in at our Hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner).
After early Breakfast by 6.00 am drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited Place on earth and you can have spectacular view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. Pay a tribute to Vijay Smarak, dedicated to Indian Soldiers who laid their lives for us during Kargil War in 1999. Arrive Srinagar by Afternoon. Rest of the time for own activities. Overnight at Houseboat. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Tour concludes with the drive to Jammu Railway station/ Airport and hotel. (Breakfast) .