Day 01 / Arrival Leh (Alt: 11500 / 3505 M) - Acclimatization / Orientation
Arrive Leh meet and assist by Indian Travel Desk representative and you will be transfer to the hotel. take complete rest for acclimatization to the high altitude. In the late afternoon, proceed to the city centre and take leisurely walk through the main market for general orientation. Wind up the tour with a visit to the Shanti Stupa , a prominent landmark perched upon a hillock commanding panoramic views of the Leh valley. Overnight at Leh.
Day 02 / Glimpses of the Indus Valley / Approx.80 kms round trip / 3-4 hours
After breakfast drive to visit the dramatically located Thiksey M onastery , a major Gelukpa foundation dating from the 16 th century. Returning from Thiksey, you may walk up the hill to SheyPalace where the main attractions are the two gigantic copper-gilt statues of the Buddha installed during the 17 th century. Thereafter, you may visit the Druk Padma School (3-Idiot's Rancho School), if interested, Post lunch, drive to visit Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers), en-route visiting Hall of Fame (museum of military heritage ), GurudwaraPathar Sahib & Magnetic Point. Overnight at Leh.
Day 03 / Leh- Pangong Lake / 150 kms. / 5 -6 hours
After breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake, via the Chang-la pass, 3 rd highest motor-able pass in the world (alt: 17370 ft. / 5486 meters). Pangong Lake (alt: 14,500 ft.), largest brackish water lake of Asia, is about 4-5 kms wide and about 135 kms long, of which some two-third portion lies on the other side of the Indo-China border . Spend rest of the day sightseeing around the lake. Later check into a nearby deluxe camp for overnight stay.
Day 04 / Pangong Lake – Hemis- Leh / Approx. 160 kms. / 6 hours
After breakfast, leave Pangong Lake and retrace the road to Leh via Chang-la pass. Upon reaching Karu, take a short trip across the Indus to visit the 17 th century HemisMonastery , biggest monastery and principal centre of the Drukpa-Kargyut monastic order in the Ladakh region. Later return to Leh reaching in the late afternoon. Overnight at Leh.
Day 05 / Leh - Khardongla - Nubra Valley / 125 kms / 4-5 hours
After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley , driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft.), highest motor-able pass in the world. Nubra Valley lies to the north of Leh, between the Karakoram & Ladakh ranges at an average altitude of 10,000 ft. Till closure of the trans-Karakoram trade route by the Chinese in 1949, Nubra Valley was a busy trade corridor on the Central Asian trade route, Reach Deskit / Hunder in the afternoon and explore the area and the white Sand Dunes where you can also take a short camel Safari on the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional service). Overnight at a deluxe camp or hotel.
Day 06 / Nubra Valley – Khardongla - Leh / 125 kms / 4 - 5 hours
After breakfast, explore Deskit (headquarters of Nubra valley) and then drive up the hillside to visit the 15 th century DeskitMonastery dramatically located on a rock promontory overlooking the valley. En-route you can visit the gigantic image of Maitreya Buddha (32 mtrs) seated out on a hillock which was installed in 2010. Later drive back to Leh via Khardongla, reaching in the afternoon. Overnight at Leh.
Day 07 / Depart Leh: Transfer to Airport
Today time come to say “Good Bye” to his fascinating land of Himalaya high altitude. Today after Breakfast you will be transfer to Airport to board flight for your onward destination with the promise to come again. Tour ends with sweet memories.