7 N / 8 D
Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara, Monastery tour, Leh surroundings, Jeep Safari to Nubra Valley over Khardungla pass, and Jeep Safari to Pangong Lake. Complimentary adventure ride at Desert Himalaya Adventure Park in Nubra Valley.
Day 01: Arrival Leh.
Arrival Leh, Our representative will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to Hotel in
Leh.Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the evening take walk to the local bazaar in Leh. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Leh (90 Kms round trip)
The morning after breakfast visit the Hall of Fame, Spituk Monastery, and Kali Mata Temple, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, and Confluence of Zanskar - Indus rivers.
Return to Leh for lunch (on your own). In the evening walk to Leh bazaar where you can have magnificent views of the Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
LADAKH HALL OF FAME: The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images, and weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh. And belongings of the enemy soldiers found at the war site. All the martyr and the gallantry awards. Here’s something that you
will be proud of our defense personnel who sacrificed themselves so that we could live in peace.
SPITUK GOMPA: 8 Kms from Leh, it stands prominently on the top of the hillock commanding a panoramic view of the Indus Valley for miles. Many icons of Buddha and fine Thankas are to be found in this 15th century Gompa. The Gompa also houses a
collection of ancient masks, antique arms, and an awe-inspiring image of Mahakaal.
The face of the Kali image is kept covered and is revealed only at the annual function
In January every year.
MAGNETIC HILL: Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the Believe it or not of Ladakh!
GURDWARA SHRI PATTHAR SAHIB: Situated 25 miles from Leh, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib stands at the place where Guru
Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion and the first guru, is believed to have vanquished a
demon. According to legend, during his sojourn in Ladakh, Guru Nanak was attacked by a demon. The demon threw a large boulder on the guru as he sat at the base of a hill meditating. However, the rock became soft like molten wax and failed to cause any harm to the Sikh guru. The demon was in for a surprise when he found the Sikh guru unscathed. Bristling with fury, the demon tried to crush Guru Nanak by kicking the boulder with all his might. To his surprise, the demon’s foot caused a deep impression in the boulder which had turned soft. Realizing that the man in front of him was no mortal soul, the demon underwent a transformation and stopped harassing the people. The boulder with the imprints of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the foot of the daemon still rests there. The gurudwara is maintained today by the Indian Army. It is a tradition for vehicles to stop and pay obeisance at the temple.
CONFLUENCE OF THE ZANSKAR & INDUS: On way to Sham Valley before Nimu village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.
Day 03: Leh - Nubra Via Khardungla Pass (140 Kms / 5 – 6 hrs)
Early morning proceeds to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Khalsar Sand Dunes and enjoy various Adventure Activities like ATV ride, World’s highest and longest Zipline ride, Cycle Zipline, and
Bungee Jumping among other activities. You can enjoy delicious lunch there as well (on your own). Later check-in at your camp/resort. Overnight at the camp/resort.
KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from
Leh. There are two checkpoints on both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitudes than Deskit and other villages.
DESERT HIMALAYA ADVENTURE PARK: Adventure Park is famous for the ATV rides over the White Sand Dunes. This is also the place where some scenes of the superhit movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was shot. The Adventure Park has the World’s longest zipline at the highest altitude. The adventure seekers can go ahead and enjoy the 03 Kms ZIPLINE ride, Bungee free fall, Cycle Zipline among other activities there. The multi-cuisine the restaurant serves buffet lunch at very nominal charges.
Day 04: Nubra Sightseeing.
The morning after breakfast proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can enjoy the camel ride (On Own). Visit Hunder and Diskit monasteries. Rest of the day free to relax and explore the beautiful village of Diskit. Overnight at the hotel/camp.
DESK VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. A spectacular view of the valley can be seen from the monastery.
DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on the 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of the Tibetan calendar.
HUNDAR VILLAGE: Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with a lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump Bactrian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful (On Own).
Day 05: Nubra - Leh
The morning after Breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla past the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explores Leh bazaar for souvenirs, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight at the hotel.
JOKHANG: the Ladakh Buddhist Association in 1957 built the
small Gonpa opposite to SBI and known as Jokhang in the
main bazaar, which is open throughout the day for visitors.
The Gonpa contains the statue of Joyo Rinpoche (crowned
LEH MOSQUE: The Jama Masjid of Leh was built in 1666-67 AD under an agreement between Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Ladakhi ruler Deldan Namgyal. Initially, the architecture of the mosque bore Tibetan, Central Asian, and Ladakhi styles. In recent
years it has been reconstructed and given a new look with minarets and domes.
Day 06: Drive to Pangong Lake (140 Km / 5 hrs drive)
The morning after breakfast drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo China. Evening check-in Camps for dinner and overnight stay.
THE PANGONG LAKE: This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti.
The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass has an ancient temple.
But the main attraction of this circuit is Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point to which foreigners are permitted is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.
Day 07 : Pangong - Leh.
After breakfast drive back to Leh taking the same route. On the way back if time permits you can stop for a visit at Thiksey monastery and Shey Palace. Arrive Leh and relax at the hotel or free for individual activities.
THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas.
There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas, and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family.
According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 ms high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
Day 08: Airport Departure.
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.
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