Day 1| Arrival Leh
Early morning catch your flight up to Leh from Delhi. This surely is one of the most sensational scheduled flights in the world, taking you right over the top of the Greater Himalaya before dropping down in a series of steep turns, to land at the small airport at Leh. You will be met on arrival and driven through Leh to check into the Hotel. Leh is at an altitude of 3,500 metres (10,500 feet) and therefore we recommend you to rest and acclimatize.A short walk later in the later afternoon will take us to Leh’s main street nestled in the shadow of the old hilltop Royal Palace and the Royal Monastery. The evening is free to relax.
Overnight in Leh Hotel.
Day 2/ Leh City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel procced for a Leh city tour. Leh is very Tibetan in many respects; the national dress, ‘stove-pipe’ hats and felt boots with turned-up toes are much in evidence. The Royal Palace which dominates the town is very reminiscent of the Potala in Lhasa and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, large chortens, prayer flags and mud brick houses with flat roofs are a dramatic culture. Visit Leh Palace, Fort, Stok & Shanti Stupa. We do not try to do too much on this first day. After visiting the palace, we browse around the bazaars. Overnight in Leh Hotel.
Day 3 |Leh – Pangong Lake (Day trip)
After an early breakfast we drive for around 5 Hrs to Pangong Lake. Located at an altitude of 14,000 ft, Pangong Lake is approached by a road that crosses the Chang La Pass (18,000 ft.) and scenic villages. Explore the 250km long lake, which is divided by the Indo-Chinese border. 1/3 of the lake is in India and rest comes under the Chinese territory. We also see the settlements of the Chang Pa tribe, who are nomadic herdsmen who migrate from Ladakh to Tibet and back, as the seasons change through the year. In the evening drive back to Leh. Overnight at Leh hotel.
Day 04 |Drive Leh to Nubra Valley Diskit 145 Kms, 6 hrs drive
After breakfast depart for Nubra valley that goes through the highest motorable pass in the world at Khardung-la ( 5602 Mts.). enroute visit Diskit Gompa and late in the evening enjoy the camel riding at Hunder by Bacterian Camels across the sand dunes. Visit village Hunder and Gompa among lots of trees and mingling streams. Overnight stay in Camps or Guest House at Hunder.
Day 5| Drive back to Leh from Nubra via Penamik and Samstangling (197 Kms)
After early breakfast drive back to Leh via Panamik and Samstangling Monastery. In penamik you can witness the hot spring. This medicinal hot water is very good for joint pains and skin dessies. On the way also vist Samtangling gompa. It is branch of the Rizong gomp and newly built and on of the beautiful monastry around Leh. Meals and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6|Leh– Alchi – Leh
After breakfast, we leave for Alchi, located 70 kms west of Leh. Enroute also visit Megnatic hill, Hall of fame, Sangam of Indus and Zanskar rivers, Basgo fort. Alchi monastery and the nearby village considered one of the most well preserved Buddhist centers of Ladakh, the Alchi monastery has beautiful paintings on its walls, which are examples of early Buddhist art. In Alchi village you can see the rural lifestyle of the villagers including activities such as grinding wheat etc. In the evening get driven back to Leh. Overnight stay at the Leh hotel.
Day 7| Leh – Mumbai (By Air)
You will be transferred in time to the airport to catch the flight to Mumbai.