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Road To Last Shangrila

Destinations Covered:- Srinagar - Kargil - Sham Valley - Leh – Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake - Leh
Tour Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Best Time: May – October
Day: 01 Srinagar To Kargil (Via Sonmarg) – 204 Kms / 6 To 7 Hour One Way

Pick up from airport/ Hotel and drive to Leh via Sonmarg also knows as Meadow of Gold, In somarg one can take a pony ride (at additional cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains roud the year. Further we drive towards Kargil enroute crossing Drass Village (2nd Coldest inhabitate in the world) and have a magnificient view of Kargil War famous peaks (Tiger & Tololing) and pay tribute to Vijay Smarak (The War Memorial) located right on Highway at the base of tololing. After reaching Kargil we check in at our hotel for overnight stay. (Lunch & Dinner).

Day: 02 Kargil To Sham Valley (Via Lamayuru)

Post breakfast drive to Uleytokpo / Tingmosgang enroute visiting Lamayuru, Belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat) like Phyang. The oldest structure in Lamayuru is the Singey Lhakhang built by the founder of Alchi Lotsava Rinchen bzangpo in 11th century. After visiting Lamayuru proceed further to Uleytokpo enroute visiting Ridzong Gompa, known as the paradise for Meditation. Upon arrival in Uleytokpo or Tingmosgang. Arrive and check in at the Camp for overnight Stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Day: 03 Sham Valley To Leh (Enroute Visiting Monasteries)

Post breakfast check out from the Camp & Visit Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery and 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 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. (Breakfast & Dinner).

Day: 04 Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,390 Ft. (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)

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, Lunch & Dinner).

Day: 05 Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)

After an early breakfast check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you will have an 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 your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. Stay overnight at Leh. (Breakfast & Dinner).

Day: 06 Leh To Pangong Lake (140 Kms / 4 - 5 Hrs – One Way)

After an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries drive further towards 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 Pangonglake 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 the Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Day: 07 Pangong Lake To Leh (140 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at the hotel for Overnight. (Breakfast & Dinner).

Day: 08 Leh

Morning at leisure to explore the destination on your own & evening Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner).

Day: 09 Depart Leh (Fly Out)

Early morning transfer to the airport for onwards flight (Breakfast).


COST INCLUDES:
  • Pick up from Srinagar Hotel / Houseboat / Airport
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Kargil on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Sham Valley on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 04 Nights Accommodation in Leh on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Nubra Valley on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Pangong on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Vehicle (Scorpio | Tata Safari | Tavera | Tata Grande for Standard Category) & (Innova | Xylo for Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Luxury & Premium) & (08 & Above Pax based on Maxi Cab or Tempo Traveler or Similar) as per the itinerary (Srinagar Pick up till Leh Apt drop)
  • Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee for Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake

COST EXCLUDES:
  • χ Any Airfare or Government Service tax
  • χ Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • χ Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”
  • χ The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
  • χ Accommodation / Sightseeing of Srinagar
  • χ Shikara Ride, Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  • χ Medical & Travel insurance
  • χ Any changes you may choose to make during your tour Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
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