Experience the excitement and thrills through the green valleys of Kashmir to the high altitude desert of the wandering land of Ladakh. A Tour to Ladakh to experience the greater Himalayas to their core.
You'll see the geographic change in the landscape as you move higher further towards Leh. The vegetation keeps on reducing and ultimately leaving behind the high altitude cold desert. This drive offers you a chance to explore one the oldest Buddhist monasteries of the Himalayas.
Witness the everyday lifestyle of the Himalayan villages which is culturally diverse. The charming local villagers would be the icing on the cake of your Himalayan experience. The massive silent mountains, the deep ravines, the ever-gushing rivers, huge calm lakes and the cheerful local folk of the villages would give you a feeling which would imprint these mountains and cultures forever on your life.
Day 1 Srinagar Arrival
On your arrival at Srinagar Airport, our representative will pick you and will transfer to your houseboat for check-in. In the afternoon, take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake to visit the floating vegetable gardens and the open Dal Lake. A Shikara ride gives you ample opportunity for bird watching. The vicinity of Dal Lake is home to multiple birds like Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe, etc. Enjoy delicious Dinner and overnight stay on the houseboat.
Day 2 Srinagar Sightseeing
After an early breakfast, we embark on a morning tour of Shankaracharya Temple. The temple is believed to have housed the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya when he visited Kashmir to revive Sanatan Dharma ten centuries ago. After this, we visit Hazratbak Mosque which is located on the western shore of Dal Lake. Later on, drive back to the houseboat. After a healthy lunch, we take a tour of Mughal gardens including Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). After that, drive back to the hotel/houseboat. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at hotel/houseboat.
Day 3 Srinagar To Gulmarg
After breakfast, get ready for a full day excursion trip to Gulmarg or also known as “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg is known for its stunning landscape and green alpine meadow with blooming flowers. The main attractions of Gulmarg are the highest 18 hole golf course of the world and the Gondola Ride to higher meadows. Return back to Srinagar for dinner and overnight in hotel/houseboat.
Day 4 Srinagar To Kargil (Via Sonmarg)
After breakfast, we drive to Kargil via Sonmarg. The route from Srinagar To Kargil is one the most beautiful drive. Enjoy the Pony rides at Sonmarg (at own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow is present all round the year. On arrival at Kargil, check-in at our hotel for delicious dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 Kargil To Leh
After mouth-watering breakfast, we drive to Leh visiting Lamayuru en route. Then reach cross river Indus to reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. Further, we drive to Likir Gompa situated on a cliff overlooking the Village Likir and the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river. Later on, we drive towards magnetic hills where vehicles defy the laws of gravity. Upon arrival in Leh, our Nirvana Trip representative will meet you. Check-in at our hotel for an overnight stay after dinner.
Day 6 Leh To Nubra Valley (Via Khardung La)
After a healthy breakfast, we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La. Khardung La is the highest motorable road in the world at a height of 5,602 metres above sea level. Nubra has the densest population of snow leopard in the Himalayas. The drive from Khardung La Pass to Khardung village offers spectacular views of beautiful countryside. Located in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas, Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. On reaching at Nubra, we check-in at our Camp/hotel in Hunder for an overnight stay. The evening is all yours to explore the small villages, their culture, and lifestyle. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged on your request. Enjoy a healthy dinner and overnight Stay at the camp/hotel.
Day 7 Nubra Valley To Leh
After an early morning breakfast, we'll drive to Hunder to enjoy the ride on a bacterian camel (double humped). This unforgettable camel ride would be amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow-capped mountains on the horizon. On driving towards Diskit, you'll come across sand dunes beside the road. You would be well versed with the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Later on, stop at Diskit town which is the headquarter of Nubra Valley District. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, which is situated on a hilltop and facing the entire Valley. In the late afternoon, drive back to Leh via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh, we'll check-in to our hotel. After a healthy and a tasty lunch, you can relax for the rest of the day.
Day 8 Leh To Pangong Lake
After an early breakfast, we'll leave for Pangong Lake. About 15 km from Leh, visit the Shey Palace situated on a hillock. Once the residence of the royal family, Shey Palace was the seat of power of pre-Tibetan kings. The 7.5 metre high copper statue of Buddha plated with gold is installed here and is one of the largest of its kind. After driving through the picturesque landscape for further 5 km, we reach Thiksey. Situated to the north of Indus river and reconstructed in 1430 AD, Thiksey is the most beautiful monastery of Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery contains a huge collection of various valuable artifacts and ancient relics of Tibetan heritage. Later, we drive further towards Changla Pass. A brief stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photo session. Then we drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. From Tangtse to Pangong, you pass through few small villages of Changthang. Witness the spectacular beauty that Pangong Lake is suddenly looking back at us with all its adoring calmness. The impression that Pangong lake will leave on you will be hard to let go all your life. Upon arrival, we check-in at our camp near Pangong lake. Enjoy delicious dinner and comfortable overnight stay at the camp.
Day 9 Pangong Lake To Leh
After a healthy breakfast, explore the beauty of the Pangong Lake. Witness the most beautiful sunrise at Pangong Lake. Later, we drive back to Leh en-route visiting Hemis Gompa. On reaching Leh, we check-in at our hotel for an overnight stay after a super-delicious dinner.
Day 10 Srinagar Departure
Our Nirvana Trip representative will drop you at Srinagar Airport for your onward journey. Your unforgettable tour of Nomadic Ladakh and our services ends here only.
- Transportation from Delhi to Leh and Back.
- Breakfast and dinner as mentioned in itinerary.
- Accommodation on Twin sharing basis on Hotels/Camps.
- All Permits.
- Personal expenses like portages, tips, laundry, mineral water etc.
- Monument entrances, camera charges, etc.
- Any activity not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Additional cost due to road blocks, Political unrest etc
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