Day 1 : Srinager – kargil via sonmarg and Zojilla pass
Early in the morning after breakfast drive towards Kargil . After crossing the city is another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir in Sindh valley . The Sindh valley is largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. After sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojilla pass (Gate way of Ladakh) This road continue to drive Drass (The Second coldest inhibited village in world ) after more two and half hours drive to Kargil at the altitude of (2715 mts) over night in Hotel
After breakfast, leave for Leh. On the way halt at Lamayuru Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh and then to pass through Mulbekh which has the famous Lord Buddha Sculpture. Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free to get acclimatised to the high altitude. Evening visit the famous Shanti Stupa built by the Japanese. Overnight in Leh
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries and most popular in this area.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. This Monastery is more than 500 year old.
Hemis Monastery, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by Mountain and fronted by long Mani walls.
Sindhu ghard Darshan to Holy Indus River.
Amir Khan School Or 3 –Idiot shoot school.
Leh Palace: Is build by King Sengge Namgail of Namgail Dynasty in 17th century. The Palace is nine story high, and it overlook the leh main Market, Stok Kangri. The upper story was earlier used by the royal family .Now the palace is open for tourist the collection of jewelers, ornaments, Thangkas, ceremonial dresses, crowns, and centuries-old pieces of jewelers are kept here for public display. Overnight in Hotel.
Today after breakfast drive about 04- 05 hrs [125 kms] to Nubra – known as valley of followers. After drive about 02 hrs we will reach – The world`s highest motor able road called Khardongla high about 18,380 feets above sea level. From the top we can see the most beautiful view of Indus valley & its snow covered peaks towering the sky and other side of the pass if weather remain clear we can see Karakorum mountain range and peaks too. We descend down to beautiful valley & transfer to the Accommodation. have a rest till evening ,before sun set we will take you for a short drive to Hunder sand dunes to visit & ride double humped bacterium camel, later back to accommodation for overnight stay. If time permits we will have a village walk to see local people & its culture.
Morning after breakfast we will visit the most picturesque Disket monastery on the hill top. Later continue drive to other side of Nubra valley – was the main part of silk route.we will continue our drive back to Leh via Khardongla. Reach Leh & transfer to Hotel overnight stay
After breakfast, drive (154km/ 6 hrs) to the spectacular Changthang Valley, winding your way over the exhilarating Chang la (5320m.)- The second highest point of our journey. The landscape on the way to Pangong is just spectacular. Over night in fixed camp or guesthouse
Lake is situated at 13,930 ft./ about 4300mts. above sea level and is 125 km long, but is only four km at its widest, and extends almost in a straight line, way to Tibet; in fact, only a quarter of the lake is in India. En route you will see some Himalayan marmots & migrated birds. Later retrace to Leh for overnight in a hotel