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Nubra Valley : From Leh, highway runs north over the awesome Khardung La, the hightestmotorable pass in the world. Beyond the pass is the wide, flat Nubra Valley, criscrossed by the winding channels of the Shayok&Nubra (Siachan) rivers. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra( the valley of flowers). There are Shaggy Bactrian (two - humped) camels in the sand dunes of the Nubra Valley. Dotted around the valley are ancient gompas and awesome villages which makes this magnificent trip.
Day 01: Arrive Leh
Arrive Leh, transfer to Hotel. Day is at rest for acclimatization. Evening walk around the Leh Bazar.Overnight at Hotel Ladakh Palace. (3500m)
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour Thiksey – Hemis – Stok Palace
After breakfast at the hotel, drive with packed Lunch to visit Stok Royal Palace. After Stok then drive towards Ladakh biggest and richest Hemis monastery. On way back visit Thiksey monastery and Shey Palace. Overnight at Hotel Ladakh Palace.
Day 03: Drive Leh - Hall of Fame – Pathar Sahib (Gurudwara) - Sangam - Alchi - Leh
Morning after breakfast, drive on Leh - Srinagar Highway to Alchi (68 kms). En route, visit Hall of Fame and Pathar Sahib (Gurudwara) and take pleasure of awe inspiring view of Sangam. Arrive Alchi, visit the well preserved oldest and famous monastery of Alchi founded by Lama LotsavaRinchenZangpo 1000 years ago. Later drive back to Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel Ladakh Palace .(3500m)
Day 04: Drive Leh – Khardung-La (5602 m) - Nubra (120 kms)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Nubra, 120 km from Leh and it takes about 4-5 hrs drive, by crossing Khardung-la (The highest motorable road in the world 5602 m). On the way, you have amazing panoramic view of Indus valley, Shayok River, Himalayan Mountains and Karakoram Ranges. Post Lunch at hotel, drive to Hunder where you enjoy the Double humped bacterian camel riding. After then drive back to Deskit (administrative block of Nubra valley) and visit the monastery and recently built huge statue of Maitreya Buddha (100ft,Future Buddha). The most attractive features of Nubra valley is the sand dune. Explore the Nubra valley (The valley of flowers). Overnight at hotel/ fixed camp. (3165m)
Day 05: Drive Nubra - Leh (120 kms)
Morning, after breakfast, drive back to Leh along the same road. ArriveLeh by afternoon. Post Lunch free to explore Leh. Overnight at Hotel Ladakh Palace.
Day 06: Drive Leh – Chang-La (5360m) - Pangong Lake – Leh (149 kms one way)
Early morning drive to Pangong Lake 149 km from Leh. Today you cross Chang-la (The world's third highest motorable road in the world 5360 m). On the way, enjoy view of beautiful mountains, animals like Yaks and colonies marmots, nomads and Chanthang valley. Arrive at Lake, the Lake is 136 km long and 5-10km wide, 47% of this lake is in India and rest is in Tibet. The view of lake is spectacular and breathtaking. Spend few hours there while overwhelming, captivating the beauty of nature and later on drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel Ladakh Palace .
Day 07: Flight Leh – Delhi
Early morning transfer to airport to fly back to Delhi with sweet memories of Ladakh.