A cult among the wanderlusts or the ‘Mecca’ for the thrill seekers, Leh-Ladakh is the destination that can tempt anyone to ditch the rest of the world! Seated high in the lap of the Indian Himalayas, a trip to this paradise is an experience of one of its own kind, and can satiate all your cravings for adrenaline rush.While most of the leisure seekers, honeymooners, nature lovers, or history enthusiasts usually book the many different Leh-Ladakh tour packages, the adventure junkies plan their own Ladakh tour. If you are among one of the thrill seekers, and are yearning for the best of fun and excitement, here are some of the best programs a perfect Leh-Ladakh tour on your own; time to embark on a magical adventure quest!
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in LehStop At: Leh Post Office, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirOn arrival at Leh airport meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.Remainder of the day will be for rest, to acclimatize.Since you are reaching an altitude of 4000 mtrs approximately from 200 mtrs in just one hour’s time, you may be excited and would want to explore everything on your very first day. However, it is your body which needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We sincerely suggest that you rest on the first day for body acclimatization.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the hotelDay 2: Visit Sangam, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Hall of Fame, Magnetic HillStop At: Magnetic Hill, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirIn the morning, after breakfast, drive to Sangam (Confluence). En route visit Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. Visit Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River.The Sangam (Confluence): Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers lies in Ladakh at Nimu. The Indus runs through Ladakh all along by your side serving as a constant companion and you feel a sense of respect for this ifeline of the people of Ladakh, especially since Ladakh experiences rainfall of only 2 to 3 inches throughout the year. Both Indus and Zanskar Rivers merge with each other as if they had flown all along just for that purpose. From this point on, beyond this Confluence of the two, the waters are regarded as the Indus River.Magnetic Hill: Can anyone ever imagine the movement of a vehicle up a steep mountain with its engines off? Reach Magnetic Hill to experience this phenomenon which sounds unbelievable.Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurudwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.On your way back, visit Ladakh Hall of fame.Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame in Leh is a must visit for every individual of India. This is constructed by the Indian Army. You will find memorabilia, eminent defence personalities’ biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war and belongings of enemy soldiers found at war site.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the hotelDay 3: Leh to Nubra Valley Via Khardungla Pass (140Km / 5 -6 Hours)Stop At: Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirEarly morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World’s Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Khardung la Pass (18,380ft above sea level): It is not very often that one gets to drive on a road at an altitude of 18,380 feet. That is where Khardungla Pass, meaning the ‘Pass of Lower Castle,’ is located on the way from Leh to the Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It is the highest motorable road in the world as signs put up by the Border Roads Organization proudly proclaim.Arrive Nubra Valley and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can also enjoy a camel ride here (Camel ride on direct payment basis).Nubra Valley: Popularly called the orchard of Ladakh, Nubra valley offers a graceful view of yellow and pink wild roses in summer and a carpet of wild lavender in the post-monsoon season. You will definitely be overwhelmed to see the Bactrian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes.Thereafter, check in at comfortable Camp or Hotel.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the camp or hotelDay 4: Nubra Valley to Leh (140 Kms / 5 - 6 Hours)Stop At: Leh Post Office, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirMorning after Breakfast proceed for Diskit Monastery.Post the Diskit Monastery, proceed for backward journey to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road.Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir and some shopping on your own. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 5: Day trip to Pangong Lake (approx. 140 kms one way)Stop At: Pangong Tso, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirMorning after breakfast drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Enroute you will cross Changla Pass, the third highest motorable road in the world.Pangong Lake: The picturesque lake is one of the major draws of the Leh-Ladakh valley. A location of several film shootings and known for its pristine waters surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, Pangong Lake is a prime tourist attraction. The long and narrow lake lies in the neighbourhood of the famous Chushul Mountains. The mirror-calm water is cold, clear and extremely salty. The lake is a breeding ground for a variety of birds.In the evening proceed for your journey back to Leh.Upon your arrival in Leh, you may enjoy the evening at leisure.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 6: Departure to Leh AirportStop At: Leh Post Office, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirLeave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.