08 Nights Diversity of Kashmir and Ladakh Trip

Diversity of Kashmir & Ladakh 08 Nights/09 Days

1N Sonamarg + 1N Kargil + 4N Leh + 1N Nubra + 01N Pangong

 

 

Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features, set in an enormous and spectacular environment. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram in the north and the Great Himalaya in the south, it is traversed by two other parallel chains, the Ladakh Range and the Zanskar Range. Today a high-altitude desert, sheltered from the rain-bearing clouds of the Indian monsoon by the barrier of the Great Himalaya, Ladakh was once covered by an extensive lake system, the vestiges of which still exist on its south-east plateaux of Rupshu and Chushul, in the drainage basins or lakes of Tso-moriri, Tso-kar and Pangong-tso. But the main source of water is winter snowfall.

Day 01: Arrive Srinagar Airport

On Arrival you will be transferred to Sonmarg. Sonmarg – the Meadow of Gold, drive to Sonmarg is another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir in Sindh Valley. The Sindhu Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. Panoramic village reach Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs). Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02:   Sonmarg to Kargil

Depart from Sonmarg as per road opening timings. Drive to Kargil the road passes through the Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world).  Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Reach Kargil. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 Kargil to Leh 6/7 Hrs drive

Depart from Kargil after early Breakfast, en-route visiting the monastery of Mulbekh & Lamayuru & Moonlandscape passing through Namkila & Fatula Passes, The highest pass on the Srinagar- Leh road and proceed to Leh enroute visit 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you’ll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity),  further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia) Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 04: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan ( Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace)

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. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit. later visit Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa, Later in the evening walk around Local Market.

Day 05: Tour of Khardungla Pass 18380Ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes

Drive 120 Kms 4/5hrs

After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by Afternoon. Rest of the day, Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 06: After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery which is 515 years old

After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 07: Tour of Pangong Lake- It is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms One way)

After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,688 ft., it is the Second highest motorable road in the world.  Arrive Pangong Lake it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 08: Depart Leh

In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination

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