INCREDIBLE LADAKH

LAKROOK BOUTIQUE STAY




Best season to visit: Mid April to September

Duration: 6Nights7Day
Summarized Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Leh

DAY 2: Leh Sightseeing. Hall of Fame (2.1 kms) -Gurudwara Pathar Sahib (23.2 kms) - Magnetic Hill (26.8 kms) –Sangam (29 kms) -Alchi (66kms)

DAY 3: Leh to Nubra (160 kms) via Khardongla Pass (38 kms)

DAY 4: Nubra to Pangong via Shayok River (140 kms)

DAY 5: Thiksey monastery (16.5 kms) -Shey Palace (12.5 kms) -Sindhu Ghat (8.6 kms)

DAY 6: Leh Palace (2.1 kms) –Shanti Stupa (2.1 kms) – Market (1.5 kms)

DAY7: Departure Leh.

DAY 1: ARRIVE LEH (ALT: 11500/3505 M) - ACCLIMITIZATION / ORIENTATION

Welcome to Leh.

Following your arrival at Leh, transfer to Hotel Lakrook. There will be no activity on the day of arrival as the guests are advised to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude air .

DAY 2: HALL OF FAME - GURDWARA PATHAR SAHIB - MAGNETIC HILL - SANGAM-ALCHI

Start the journey with a visit to western part of Ladakh region. Visit to Alchi monastery, one of the oldest monasteries which has many thangkas dating back to 11 th or 12 th century. This is an Archeological site known for its Kashmiri and Indian style fresco which was common in 11 th century. Drive alongside the Indus river and enjoying the spectacular view of Sangam, confluence of two rivers Zanskar and Indus, this spectacular sight of two diverse rivers meeting is best from an elevated point. Part of the Zansker River tend to freeze during extreme cold conditions. Indus, on the other hand, never does. You will stop at the Magnetic hill where a magnetic force is so strong that it can pull car up hills. A visit to religious site of Sikh, the imprinted stone of Guru Nanak and hall of fame, a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars.

DAY 3: LEH - NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDONGLA (18,380FT)

After an early morning breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass, the northernmost region of Ladakh. It was once a thriving part of the trade routes into Baltistan, Yarkhand and Central Asia.
Upon entering Nubra, visit Hundar and the white sand dunes. Enjoy a camel safari on the double-humped camels found only in Nubra Valley.
Visit to Disket Monastery, a 15 th - century palace founded by Lama Sherap Zangpo. Disket Monastery is the largest and the oldest surviving monastery in Nubra Valley. A display of Maitreya statue is situated.



DAY 4: NUBRA VALLEY - PANGONG LAKE via SHAYOK RIVER

Pangong Lake is situated at an altitude of 4350m/14, 270ft. This beautiful lake is 134 km long and 5 km wide, extending from India to China. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The beauty of the lake lies in rich deep blue colour of its water and has attracted people from all over the country and beyond. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. Enjoy the spectacular view of the lake.

DAY 5: THIKSEY-SHEY-SINDHU GHAT

Visit the largest monastery in central Ladakh. Situated on the banks of the river, with 10 temples and a nunnery within it, this picturesque Thiksey monastery is a twelve storied building built in the 15 th century. Visit Shey palace built in 10 th century as the royal residence of the Namgyals who lived here till 1500. The location at the Shey Palace has an excellent view of the 108 stupas below, the holy fish pound, and the vast field of the region. Sindhu Ghat is the banks of the Indus River in Ladakh. It is the place where the annual Sindhu festival is held.

DAY 6: LEH PALACE-SHANTI STUPA-MARKET

Conclude the last day by a city tour. Visit Leh Palace, one of the tallest buildings of its time with nine stories. Modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the palace was completed in the 17 th century by the ruler King Singee Namgyal known as Lion King was once a symbol of Ladakh’s strength throughout the region. Shanti stupa is a white-domes structure located above the Leh town. It was initiated by the Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu and was inaugurated in the year 1991. Spend the rest of the day by exploring the Tibetan market and handicrafts of Ladakh.

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