Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.
Ladakh is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.
Day 01: Leh
Arrive at Leh airport and transfer to the respective Hotel, booked for you. You are advised to take complete rest for the day to adapt yourself with new environment at 11,135 feet altitude. Hot lunch will be provided by the hotel. Later, in the evening visit the Leh Market, Leh Palace, known as ‘Lachen Palkhar’ and Shanti Stupa, located on a hilltop near Chanspa. O/N Leh.
Day 02: Shey, Thiksey, Stok, Gurudwara, Sangam and Magnetic Hill 104 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs
After breakfast, proceed to visit Thiksey monastery, Stok Palace Museum and Sindhu Ghat. Enjoy hot lunch on the way towards Alchi. Later, drive to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Hall of Fame museum, Magnetic hill and Sangam, (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus River). In the evening return to Leh. O/N Leh.
Day 03: Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh 280 Kms/ 10-11 Hrs
After early Breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft) via Changla Pass 17,350 ft, this is the third highest motorable road in the world. Pangong is the highest salt water lake in the world, shared by India and China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. The different hues of blue and green contrast beautifully with the monotonous back drop of barren brown and grey mountains. In the afternoon drive back to Leh by the same route. O/N Leh.
Day 04: Leh - Khardong La - Leh 78 Kms/ 3-4
After the breakfast drive for Khardungla Pass, the World’s highest motorable road at 18380 feet. Savour the moment on the top, get some quick clicks and return to Leh. On arrival in Leh, enjoy some hot tea/ coffee/ lunch and rest for awhile. Rest of the day is at your disposal to explore the local market at one’s leisure. O/N Leh.
Day 05: Leh
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination. Journey ends with exotic memories and stories to be related once back home.
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