Day 01: Arrival
Arrival Manali and transfer to hotel. Evening walk on mall road of Manali bazaar.
Day 02: Manali Rohtang Pass Koksar Keylong- Sarchu
Depart Manali early in the morning our first halt is Marhi A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. The mountaineering Institute of Manali has a sub centre here for adventure tourism. Sarchu is the last inhabited point in Himachal Pradesh on the Manali-Leh route- which is regarded as one of the highest highways in the world. Arrive in Sarchu and check into your Camp. Overnight in Camp.
Day 03: Sarchu Nakeela Lachangla Pass More Plains and reach Leh- Sarchu to Leh
Depart in the morning at dawn. Our journey through Nakeela & Lachlangla Pass 16,617 ft, Reach Pang by afternoon lunch breaks at Pang, enroute. More Plains (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Taglang La Pass (2nd Highest Motorable Road in the World at A Height of 17,585ft) & reaching Upshi, from here the road follows the Indus River, passing villages with their terraced Fields and neat- Whitewashed houses. On a way one notice the ruins have an ancient Fort or palace or the distant glimpse of gompa on a hill. And at last reaching Leh . Overnight in Leh Hotel.
Day 04: Shey Thiksey Hemis
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 05: Leh – Nubra Valley
Drive 120 Kms 4/5hrs Khardungla is the World’s highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. The road then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of world records, Drive through the Valley which is extremely beautiful for photography. Nubra Valley is the Oasis of Ladakh as you see some colourful trees in this region. Later reach your camp visit the Sand Dunes if lucky you will get the sight of the Two Hump Bacterian camels, enjoy time at the Sand Dunes of Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village . Over Night at the camp.
Day 06: Turtuk Excusrion
After breakfast drive to Turtuk (which is first time opened for the tourist in 2010) which is a place captured by Indians in the war of 1972 with Pakistan, enroute visit Tyakshi(it is the border which divides India and Pakistan),reach Hunder by evening. Overnight in Hunder.
Day 07: Nubra Valley – Leh
After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery which is 515 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market. Giant Buddha Statue. Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh. Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 08: Leh – Pangong Lake
It is the highest land locked lake ( 155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs driver each way . After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometre at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Over Night at Pangong Lake Camp.
Day 09: Pangong – Leh
Drive back to Leh, evening is Free for market. Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 10: Leh
Leisure Day / One Can Explore Leh Market on your own.
Day 11: Leh to Kargil
After breakfast drive towards western valley of Ladakh, enroute visit Alchi Monastery,Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. And Lamayuru monastery & Moonlandscape. Mulbek, where one can see giant statue of Maitrye Budda (Future Buddhe) carved on giant rock. Over night at Hotel In Kargil.
Day 12: Kargil – Drass – Sonamarg – Srinagar
After Breakfast proceeds to Srinagar via Drass. The second coldest inhabited Place in the world. Experience the splendid view of Kargil famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. At Vijay Smarak we shall pay homage to the martyrs of the Indian army. Arrive Srinagar by Afternoon. Rest day for free to do your own activities. Evening Shikara ride at Dal Lake. Overnight in Srinagar House Boat.
Reservation: Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd