Leh Via Srinagar Zojila Kargil With Turtuk
Leh, Pangong, Nubra, Kargil
- 42,527* per person
Arrival Srinagar – Sonamarg - Kargil
Upon arrival at the Srinagar Airport, you will be received by our representative. drive to Kargil via Sonamarg - the Meadow of Gold Depart from Srinagar as per road opening timings. The drive to Sonamarg is another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir in Sindh Valley. The Sindhu Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. Drive to Kargil the road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonamarg (2740 Mtrs). After Sonamarg mostly there is rough road and wet to Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world). Another two and half hours’ drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Kargil – Lamayuru – Leh (220 Kms 08 Hrs drive)
Depart from Kargil after early breakfast, en-route visiting the monastery of Mulbekh & Lamayuru & Moon landscape passing through Namkila & Fatula Passes, the highest pass on the Srinagar - Leh road and proceed to Leh Enroute visit 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the confluence of Indus & Zanskar river (Sangam) drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia).
Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Tour to Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market.
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya Buddha and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After Thiksey we drive back to Leh through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Later visit Shanti Stupa a Buddhist white-domed Stupa on a hilltop in Changspa, It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission. Later also visit Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the town of Leh. The palace was constructed circa 1600 by Sengge Namgyal.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Leh to Nubra via Khardungla Pass –18,380Ft/5550 Mtrs. (125 Kms /0 5-0 6 hrs)
Today at morning drive to Nubra valley, driving over the highest motored pass in the world. The exciting journey through serpentine roads lead you to the Khardungla Pass at an awesome height of 5550 meters. We stop at the pass to admire and click some photographs of the fantastic view. The valley is situated on an old caravan route at the confluence of the Shayok and the Nubra rivers. On the way visit the charming valley, of Deskit – the tiny capital of Nubra. We will visit the Deskit Gompa, perched on a rocky spur above the village, with a commanding view of the entire valley. At Deskit Monastery you will visit 106-feet high, statue of Maitreya Buddha atop on the hill. The monastery has intriguing images of many deities. From Deskit we will drive to Hunder past an area of sand dunes and get acquainted with the famous Bactrian camels, small population of shaggy double-humped animals, which in the old days, were used as pack animals on the Central Asian Trade routes are now used as riding animals in the high deserts. We will ride the double hump camel at hunder on direct payment basis. In the evening we will drive back to the camp / hotel.
Dinner and overnight in camp / hotel at Nubra.
Nubra - Excursion to Turtuk – Nubra
One of the most fascinating journeys in Ladakh this is a less popular destination recently opened for tourist, if you have a thirst for a beautiful location this is the place. En-route spectacular mountain ranges and Villages like. This region is controlled mainly by the Ladakh Scouts a rear department of the India Army. A border village that was recaptured by the Indian Army in 1971. Locals have relatives across the border (Line of Control) and depend mainly on farming of vegetables, apricot besides providing mules and porters. Baltistan a beautiful village with charming people "On the night of December 13, 1971, the people of this village went to sleep in Pakistan. The next morning, they woke up in India." We are in Turtuk, listening to a villager recount the history of this remote northwest corner of Ladakh, which until that night was part of Baltistan in PoK. A full day rough excursion and evening back to Nubra Valley.
Overnight in camp/hotel at Nubra.
Nubra to Pangong Lake via Shayok (165 Kms/05 – 06 hrs)
After breakfast at camp/hotel we drive to next destination Pangong Lake (situated at 14, 500 ft above sea level) via Shayok and onto Tang Tse and Spangmik (Pangong). It’s a short cut and it's a beautiful route. The road follows the Shayok river, and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok village. It takes less than an hour to reach Shayok, and you will be delighted at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by barren mountains, the entire setting being very picturesque. Afternoon we reach at Pangong Lake and enjoy your day at Pangong Lake.
Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Pangong to Leh via Changla Pass - 5486 Mtrs. (160 Kms/05 – 06 Hrs)
Get up early morning to witness the sunrise view at the lake. Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. Arrive Leh and check in at the hotel. Evening free for shopping or leisure.
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Depart from Leh
After an early breakfast you will be transfer to airport to board the flight towards your further journey.