Enchanting Ladakh

Day 1 Arrive in Leh

Check into a comfortable Hotel. don’t exert to much. Relax for some time. After flying from Delhi, you have gained 10000 feet in a hours time so you need to acclimatize.  Drink lots of water. Today visit the Shanti stupa, and Leh Palace. These places have a commanding view of the Leh town and the adjoining snow capped mountains. In the afternoon visit the Towns of Shey and Thiksey, which are nearby.  Spend the evening strolling around the vibrant markets of Leh.

Day 2.  Tour of Khardung La (18832 ft), Nubra Valley, Hunder Sand Dunes ( 130 Kms)

After Breakfast, we drive for 120 km (4/5 hrs) to reach Nubra Valley via Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 ft. The journey to Khardung La is an amazing experince with amazing views of Stok mountains as we reach great elevation while driving on a gradual gradient. After reaching the top, we sip a cup of hot tea at the army canteen and quickly visit the sovereign shop.

Then the road descends toward Khardung village. We are in Nubra Valley now. Hereon, we drive along the Shyok River to reach Diskit, which is the headquarters of Nubra. We cover another 8 km to reach Hundur famous for sand dunes and rare bactrian camels. Overnight stay in a guesthouse/hotel.

Day 4. Hundar – Wari La- Chang La – Pangong (170 kms)

After early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through the 17,000 feet Wari La and the  Changla Pass at 17,350 ft. which is the 3rd highest motor able road in the world. Pangong Tso is the highest land locked lake and the highest salt water lake in the world, shared by two countries: India and China. The lake is one beautiful sight to behold in your memories for life time. The colour of the lake  goes dark blue in the evening and has a wonderful contrast with the adjoining mountains that give a golden yellow tinge.You will  appreciate the changing colors as the evening progresses. Enjoy this moment as you are going to miss it for life.Overnight stay at camp.

Day 5 Panggong Lake to Hanle.  (176 Kms)

You will be doing the less traveled Pangong Tso to Hanle. Hanle in Changthang region of Ladakh is one of the most beautiful, enchanting, calm and soul loosing places in India. Hanle has a lovely Hanle Monastery offering some great aerial views of whole village that is a home of about 1000 people. The views from the top of monastery are just breath-taking. Hanle also houses an Indian Astronomical Observatory which is the world’s highest observatory in the world at a staggering height of 4500 Mtrs. The Hanle Observatory is operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru and currently the second highest optical observatory in the world, with an installed telescope of about 2.01 meters (6.5 feet) diameter. Overnight stay in camp/guest house.

Day 6. Hanle to Tso moriri. (161 Kms)

After visiting Hanle, you can  go towards Tso Moriri . There exist two routes to reach Tso Moriri from Hanle, one via Mahe bridge and other via Chumur. Depending on the conditions we will take on of the two routes.

This is nature’s one of the most exquisite creation in the western Himalayas. Tso moriri is a beautiful high altitude lake in the changtang area of eastern Ladakh. It is secluded in the Rushpu valley about 245 kilometres from Leh. At an altitude of 4522 mtrs above sea level, it is approx. 23 kilometres long and 4 to 7.5 Kilometres wide. The heritage village of Korzok overlooks the lake. The thing that makes this lake special, is that this lake is a High altitude wetland conservation site, which is governed by the Ramsay convention held in Iran. This means that  this is a protected site  e.i. you cannot camp and pitch your tents near the lake. This has helped in maintaining the  natural beauty around this picturesque lake. Infact before Korzok the area near to the lake is fenced ,because there are many migratory bird here. Once you cross Korzok you can go anywhere near the lake.

It’s a delight to be here.There are lesser amount of tourists here as compared to Pangong lake. This place has more to explore. One can just leave his car behind at Korzok and go for a long stroll towards the lake or up the small hillocks, from where you can have a mesmerising view of the ink blue waters. The lake has a back drop of barren mountains which rise up to 6000 metres,the summits of which are covered with snow. Overnight stay in a camp/Homestay.

Day 7. Tso Moriri to Leh. (220 Kms)

Today return back to Leh via Mahe bridge. From made bridge you will reach Upshi, which is on the Indus river. Then drive along the indus river and reach leg by Evening. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 8 fly back to Delhi