Monasteries, Lakes and high Passes of Ladakh

Duration: 14 Days/ 13 Nights
Best season: June to September
Region: Ladakh

Tour Route: Leh, Hemis monastery, Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace, Stok Palace, Phyang monastery, Spituk monastery, Basgo Palace, Likir monastery, Alchi monastery, Lamayuru monastery, Khardungla, Deskit, Hundur, Nubra Valley, Pangong lake, Tsomoriri Lake, Karzok, Tsokhar lake & village

Tour to the mesmerizing Leh & Ladakh region. This tour makes you explore the rich Buddhist culture and takes you to the famous old & fascinating monasteries around Leh. We also visit Nubra valley which is reached by crossing the Khardungla, the World’s highest motorable pass and then later we visit Pangong Lake, the largest inland lake of the Indian subcontinent. We also visit Ruphu valley with its lakes & remote villages.

Day 01 Arrival in Leh
You travel by air to Leh from Delhi. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Here you have a complete day for the acclimatization. In the evening you are free to make a short walk around the Leh Bazar. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02 In Leh
An excursion to famous monasteries of Ladakh. It is interesting to make a visit in early morning to enjoy the praying ceremony at Thiksey monastery. Continue the drive to Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of the Ladakh region. On the way back you visit the Shey Palace. The evening is free to explore Leh market on your own. Overnight in hotel.

Day 03 In Leh
In the morning you have a half day tour visiting Spituk and Phyang monasteries. In the afternoon you have a half day tour in which you visit the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Shankar Gompa and Leh Bazar. For the evening a stay in a local Ladakhi family house can be organized on request at an extra cost. Or overnight in hotel.

Day 04 Leh/ Uletokpo (70 km/ 8 hrs)
After Breakfast you drive to Uletokpo, on the route you will visit the Basgo Palace, the Liker and Alchi monasteries. You can also walk around the village. Later we drive to Uletokpo. Overnight in camp.

Day 05 Uletokpo/ Lamayuru/ Leh (170 km/ 8 hrs)
After breakfast you checkout from the camp and drive to Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru monastery is one of the oldest and spectacularly set founded in 10th century. In the afternoon you drive back to Leh. On arrival check in and overnight in hotel.

Day 06 Leh/ Khardongla/ Hunder (120 km/ 6 hrs)
Travel by car from Leh to Hunder on route visiting the Khardongla pass, which is the highest motorable pass in the world (5600 m) and has been recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records. We continue to drive to Deskit, visiting the Gompa and then you go further to Hunder. On arrival you check in at camp. In the evening you will visit the sand dunes and there is the possibility of a Bactrian camel ride. Overnight in camp.

Day 07 Hunder/ Panamik/ Samastaling/ Leh (170 km/ full day)
Travel by car from Hunder to Leh. On the route you visit the hot springs at Panamik and Samastaling monastery. Later we drive back to Leh. On arrival check in and overnight in hotel.

Day 08 Leh/ Pangong Lake (160 km/ 6 hrs)
After Breakfast you leave for visiting the Pangong Lake (14, 500 feet), through the Changla Pass (17,350 feet), the third highest motorable road in the world. On arrival check in and overnight at camp.

Day 09 Pangong Lake/ Leh
After Breakfast you will visit the Pangong Lake, the highest salt water lake in the world. It is shared by two countries, India (25%) & China (75%). Enjoy the beauty of the high altitude lake on the banks, while appreciating the changing of its colors. Return back to Leh. Overnight in hotel in Leh.

Day 10 Leh/ Tsomoriri Lake (240 km/ 6 hrs)
Today we take you on a tour to the Rupshu region of Ladakh, which is famous for its nomadic shepherds. Travel by car from Leh to Tsomoriri. On arrival check in and overnight in camp.

Day 11 In Tsomoriri
A day to visit the Tsomoriri Lake. You can have a walk around the beautiful lake, visit Karzok village on the banks of the lake and the village monastery. Overnight in camp.

Day 12 Tsomoriri/ Tsokhar Lake (100 km/ 4 hrs)
Travel by car from Tsomoriri to see another salt lake of this region. On arrival check in in the camp. The rest of the day is free to explore the region, make walks around the camp or visit the remote Tsokhar village. Overnight in camp.

Day 13: Tsokhar/ Leh (145 km/ 5 hrs)
Travel by car from Tsokhar to Leh. We cross the Tanglangla Pass(5360 m), which is the second highest motorable pass. On arrival check in in hotel. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14: Departure from Leh to Delhi in the morning. From Delhi flight back home. End of tour.