Leh is a virgin unexplored territory, full of beautiful snow-clad mountains, a picturesque valley with clean rivers flowing in it, and most importantly honest and simple population, practicing Bodh... read more...
After breakfast, you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enjoy sightseeing with Hall of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army)near Leh,which is worth a visit for every Indian.Proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib nestled deep in the Himalayas. A drive of another 4 km will take you to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. Driving through picturesque landscape, we wil reach the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River. Later, we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Spituk Monastery. These new Gelug-pa monastery was built like fortress on the summit of crags.
After breakfast, drive to Nubra – known as valley of flowers. After 2 hours drive, we will reach – The world's highest motorable road called Khardungla high, about 18,380 feet 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 remains clear, we can see Karakorum mountain range and peaks too. Before sunset,we will take you for a short drive to Hunder sand dunes to visit & ride double humped bactrian camel.
Later we drive towards Pangong Tso via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards nubra side) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part we drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. And futher to Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and another 5 Kms driving through a picturesque landscape we reach to Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh &3 Idiots Rancho School. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel
N the morning leave for Tsomoriri Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & 5 more Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier by tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries, we drive on to Chumathang, which is famous for its medical hot spring, and visit this place for medical baths.
A short drive can take you from here to the Mahey Bridge, the key checkpoint for reaching this new area. Visit the village of Sumdah on the way and another drive of 55 kms will take you to Tsomoriri.
The Tsomoriri Lake is situated near a small village of Korzok, at 14,000 feet. This place is near a small village of Korzok. Recently opened to foreigners due to the proximity of the Chinese boarder, the Changthang is a land of wilderness and magnificent landscapes, Tsomoriri Lake is also the breeding ground for numerous species of birds, like the bar headed goose, crested grebe, the Brahmini duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown-headed gull. The Tsomorir Lake is 8 kms wide and 28 kms long. Upon arrival we check in at our camp for overnight.
Departure From Leh