Ladakh Bike Trip 2019

Food, Wine & Nightlife, ManaliTraveler pickup is offered to Indragandhi Road, Humhama, Badgam, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190007

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Planned Itinerary. Local Experience. Experience Team. Well Maintained Bikes. A mix of culture in the tour.
ItineraryDay 1: Manali Arrival & Sightseeing by CarStop At: Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal PradeshIt is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic of Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vashisht Baths, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal PradeshVashisht Kund is a 4000 years old temple located at the cliff of hill in Manali. ashistha village is extremely significant when it comes to the heritage Indian Hindu culture as one of the saptrishis rishi Vashistha stayed there for sometimes. There is a hot water spring known as Vashisht kund. According to legend the saddened Rishi Vashisht after knowing that his children were killed by Vishwamitra tried to commit suicide, but the river refused to kill him. The river was therefore named as Vipasha which means ‘ freedom from bondage.’ & now popularly known as Beas river. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Manu Market, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal PradeshMall Road is the main street in Manali. It has a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants and cafes. A Himachal emporium that offers handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like locally designed woolen clothes, branded clothes, pottery items, wooden products, and jewellery is also located here. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Manali - Hotel Mountain Top (3 ***)Day 2: Manali to JispaPass By: Gulaba, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal PradeshGulaba is at about 20 kilometers and known as lower winter snow point after the road to Rohtang Pass gets closed in Winter. Nothing to see here in July except for its natural beauty.Pass By: Rani Nala, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal PradeshJust a few kilometers ahead of Marhi, Rani Nala is a glacier point and a spot where you need to be careful while riding or driving. No matter which time of the year you reach here, you will always find snow at Rani Nala and something the snow walls can be several feet high.Stop At: Rohtang Pass, Himachal PradeshThis is your first highest pass of the journey and most of the time you will find snow and traffic congestion. Beguiling landscapes consisting of fierce wind, chilling temperature, snowcapped peaks and lush green valley’s around is what Rohtang Pass is famous for. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Ibex Jispa (3***)Day 3: Jispa to SarchuPass By: Deepak Tal, Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal PradeshRight after Darcha and before the ascent of Baralacha La, it is a very small lake but do not let the size deceive you. It may be smaller in size but a giant when it comes to natural beauty.Pass By: Baralacha Pass, Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal PradeshThis will be your second-high altitude pass on Manali Leh highway. Ironically, though Tanglang La is at a higher altitude, it is Baralacha La that remains covered with snow for a longer duration and receives way more snow than Tanglang La.Stop At: Suraj Tal, Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal PradeshAlso known as Surya Taal, it is a small lake at the top of Baralacha La Pass. It is the source of the Bhaga River and presents a stunning view amidst the mighty hill tops all around. If luck favored you, you may find the lake completely frozen even in July.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at Himalayan route Camps or Similar (2**)Day 4: SARCHU TO LEHPass By: Lachulung La, Jammu and KashmirYour third high altitude pass, located at a height of 15,547 ft. If you are lucky, you may even see some wildlife here.Pass By: Moore Plains, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirA plateau in the lap of Himalayas, Moore Plains are a sight to treasure. Pass By: Tanglang La, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirYour fifth and last high-altitude pass on this road, located at a height of 17,582 ft. This pass is the highest on Manali Leh highway and considered as second highest motorable pass in the world Although disputed. Post the final pass cross the villages as Rumtse – Upshi – Karu and reach Leh. Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holidayDay 5: EXPLORE LEH TOWNStop At: Shanti Stupa, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Shanthi Stupa as the name suggest it is dome-shaped building erected as a Buddhist shrine which is the “symbol of peace”. It is one of the forms of Peace Pagoda built in Ladakh. It is constructed at an altitude of approx. of 11800 ft (3608 mts), at 5 Km from the Leh town by a group of Japanese and Ladakhi Buddhist. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Leh Royal Palace, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirLeh Palace also referred as the ‘Lhachen Palkhar’ is a royal palace located in the picturesque Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. It was designed in line with the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace is a nine-storied architecture and was built for the Royal Family of Ladakh. The view of the Leh town from Leh palace is amazing during the evening. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holiday. Day 6: LEH TO NUBRA VALLEYStop At: Khardung La, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Khardung La Pass is at an altitude of at an altitude of 18,379 ft (5,602m) and so far, the world’s highest motorable world. One should be careful not to stay at this place for more than 30 mins and it may lead to Acute mountain sickness. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), Diskit, Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Diskit is the capital of Nubra Valley and host the Diskit Monastery. The monastery is at the edge of the mountain and hence have amazing valley views from the top. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Hunder Sand Dunes, Hunder, Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirLeh is an ultimate cold desert of the Himalayas and this can be defined by the dunes. It is also the only place in India where one can find double humped camel. Enjoy your camel ride before we proceed further. Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Cozy Ethnic camp or Dowa Deluxe Camp or Summar Holiday Camp Day 7: TURTUK EXCURSIONStop At: Turtuk Waterfall, Turtuk, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirAfter an early breakfast we explore the late village of India. Turtuk is a small village located on the banks of the Shyok river and was a part of Pakistan till 1971 and is now the last outpost of India. Turtuk is one of the gateways to the Siachen Glacier. Turtuk was opened to tourists in 2010. One can explore the willage by walking over the hanging bridge. The Balti Heritage House and Museum, Royal house and museum and Ruins of Brokpa's fort are worth visiting places of Turtuk. If get a chance one can meet Indian army here and also sneek the India Pak Border from a distance. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Cozy Ethnic camp or Dowa Deluxe Camp or Summar Holiday CampDay 8: NUBRA TO PANGONG LAKE VIA SHYOKStop At: Pangong Tso, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Pangong Tso Lake means a “High Grassland Lake” located in the Changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 14,270 ft (4,350m). It is the highest salt-water lake in the world and the view, so the lakes are amazing. It is believed the lake changes its color 4 – 5 times a day. One can visit Shooting Point (3 Idiots movie shoot) and View point (panoramic view of the lake) of the lake for some selfies before you check in at the camps for your overnight stay. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Pangong Holiday Shore or Galaxy Camp or Pangong ParadiseDay 9: PANGONG TSO LAKE TO LEHStop At: Shey Gompa, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Shey palace was built in 1655 on the hills of Shey village at an altitude of 11,204 ft (3415m). Shey village is located to the south of Leh. The Shey monastery was built within the palace complex on the instructions of Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal. Inside the Shey monastery reside the Shakyamuni Buddha. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Thiksey Monastery, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Thiksey monastery is largest monastery located in central Ladakh about 19Km away from Leh town and at 11,000 ft (3900m). it is also called as “Mini Potala”. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holidayDay 10: LEH TO KARGIL VIA THE SHAM VALLEY TOURStop At: Hall of Fame, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Hall of fame is 2nd best museum of India and its built & maintained by Indian Army. in the memories of the great soldiers who lost their life in the Indo Pak war 1999. It is famous for its unique collection of ammos of both India & Pakistan used it the war & the Audio visual of the war. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirGurdwara Shri Pathar Sahib is situated on the Srinagar-Leh Road, 25kms before the Leh. It is very beautiful, and it was created after the famous incident occurred when the demon lived nearby planned to kill Guruji and throwed stone (Pathar) at him during his worship to almighty and the stone turned into a wax. This made the demon realize himself that almighty is the ultimate power. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Magnetic Hill, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Magnetic hill is located between Leh and Alchi on the Srinagar Leh Highway. It’s place where you can see the natural demonstration of gravity where the cars are pulled against the inclined road and appears to be rolling back a steep which we would call as an optical illusion. We suggest you carry a ball to see it by yourself.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirThe Sangam is the confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar river which meet at this point. You can click some photos from the top to see the difference in the color of the water from each river. You may opt for rafting here at your own cost if not included already included in the package. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lamayuru, Lamayuru, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirLamayuru or Yuru Monastery is in Lamayuru village, Leh district, India. It is situated 125km away from Leh on the Srinagar-Leh highway 15Km near Fotu La at a height of 3,510 meters (11,520 ft). it is the oldest monastery existing in Ladakh.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in Kargil at Royal Inn Kargil or royal GashoDay 11: KARGIIL TO SRINAGARStop At: Dras War Memorial, Kargil, Kargil District, Ladakh, Jammu and KashmirKargil War Memorial, is a war memorial built by the Indian Army, located in Drass, in the foothills of Tiger Hill. It is located on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D. The memorial is in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who lost their life in 1999 Indo Pak war. Kargil war Diwas is celebrated on 26July of every year. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sonamarg, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and KashmirSonamarg also was known as Meadows of Gold. It is at 82Km from Srinagar takes about 2 hours to visit Thajiwas Glacier through horse ride. (Note: Vehicles outside of Sonamarg are not allowed for sightseeing and hence you must either hire a local taxi or take a horse ride. This cost is not included in the package).Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Inshallah Houseboat or SimilarDay 12: SRINAGAR SIGHTSEEING AND DEPARTUREStop At: Dal Lake, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and KashmirDal Lake is one of the famous lakes of Kashmir & was a popular destination for Hindi movies. The shore line of the Lake is about 18kms and is known for romantic houseboats. You can enjoy the Shikara ride (own expense) at Dal Lake for a calm and soothing experience; you could avail the ride on a direct payment basis. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nishat Garden, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and KashmirNishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal Garden & is the second Largest garden in the Kashmir Valley. Located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdropDuration: 1 hourStop At: Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and KashmirThe Shalimar Bagh is also called the crown of Srinagar was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan, in 1619. It is liked through a channel to Dal Lake and it is the largest garden of Kashmir. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 11x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Bon Fire
  • Cultural Show
  • Backup Vehicle
  • Road Captain
  • Mechanic
  • Entry/Admission - Hidimba Devi Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Vashisht Baths
  • Entry/Admission - Rohtang Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Suraj Tal
  • Entry/Admission - Shanti Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Leh Royal Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Khardung La
  • Entry/Admission - Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
  • Entry/Admission - Hunder Sand Dunes
  • Entry/Admission - Turtuk Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Shey Gompa
  • Entry/Admission - Thiksey Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Fame
  • Entry/Admission - Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
  • Entry/Admission - Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers
  • Entry/Admission - Lamayuru
  • Entry/Admission - Dras War Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Sonamarg
  • Entry/Admission - Dal Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Nishat Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Shalimar Bagh

What’s not included

  • Personal Health Insurance
  • Additional charges for Road blocks due to Land Slide

Itinerary

Day 10: LEH TO KARGIL VIA THE SHAM VALLEY TOUR Stop At: Hall of Fame, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Hall of fame is 2nd best museum of India and its built & maintained by Indian Army. in the memories of the great soldiers who lost their life in the Indo Pak war 1999. It is famous for its unique collection of ammos of both India & Pakistan used it the war & the Audio visual of the war. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Gurdwara Shri Pathar Sahib is situated on the Srinagar-Leh Road, 25kms before the Leh. It is very beautiful, and it was created after the famous incident occurred when the demon lived nearby planned to kill Guruji and throwed stone (Pathar) at him during his worship to almighty and the stone turned into a wax. This made the demon realize himself that almighty is the ultimate power. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Magnetic Hill, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Magnetic hill is located between Leh and Alchi on the Srinagar Leh Highway. It’s place where you can see the natural demonstration of gravity where the cars are pulled against the inclined road and appears to be rolling back a steep which we would call as an optical illusion. We suggest you carry a ball to see it by yourself. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Sangam is the confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar river which meet at this point. You can click some photos from the top to see the difference in the color of the water from each river. You may opt for rafting here at your own cost if not included already included in the package. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Lamayuru, Lamayuru, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Lamayuru or Yuru Monastery is in Lamayuru village, Leh district, India. It is situated 125km away from Leh on the Srinagar-Leh highway 15Km near Fotu La at a height of 3,510 meters (11,520 ft). it is the oldest monastery existing in Ladakh. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight in Kargil at Royal Inn Kargil or royal Gasho
Day 11: KARGIIL TO SRINAGAR Stop At: Dras War Memorial, Kargil, Kargil District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Kargil War Memorial, is a war memorial built by the Indian Army, located in Drass, in the foothills of Tiger Hill. It is located on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D. The memorial is in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who lost their life in 1999 Indo Pak war. Kargil war Diwas is celebrated on 26July of every year. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Sonamarg, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Sonamarg also was known as Meadows of Gold. It is at 82Km from Srinagar takes about 2 hours to visit Thajiwas Glacier through horse ride. (Note: Vehicles outside of Sonamarg are not allowed for sightseeing and hence you must either hire a local taxi or take a horse ride. This cost is not included in the package). Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Inshallah Houseboat or Similar
Day 12: SRINAGAR SIGHTSEEING AND DEPARTURE Stop At: Dal Lake, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Dal Lake is one of the famous lakes of Kashmir & was a popular destination for Hindi movies. The shore line of the Lake is about 18kms and is known for romantic houseboats. You can enjoy the Shikara ride (own expense) at Dal Lake for a calm and soothing experience; you could avail the ride on a direct payment basis. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Nishat Garden, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal Garden & is the second Largest garden in the Kashmir Valley. Located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar, Srinagar District, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir The Shalimar Bagh is also called the crown of Srinagar was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan, in 1619. It is liked through a channel to Dal Lake and it is the largest garden of Kashmir. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Manali Arrival & Sightseeing by Car Stop At: Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic of Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Vashisht Baths, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh Vashisht Kund is a 4000 years old temple located at the cliff of hill in Manali. ashistha village is extremely significant when it comes to the heritage Indian Hindu culture as one of the saptrishis rishi Vashistha stayed there for sometimes. There is a hot water spring known as Vashisht kund. According to legend the saddened Rishi Vashisht after knowing that his children were killed by Vishwamitra tried to commit suicide, but the river refused to kill him. The river was therefore named as Vipasha which means ‘ freedom from bondage.’ & now popularly known as Beas river. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Manu Market, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh Mall Road is the main street in Manali. It has a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants and cafes. A Himachal emporium that offers handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like locally designed woolen clothes, branded clothes, pottery items, wooden products, and jewellery is also located here. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Manali - Hotel Mountain Top (3 ***)
Day 2: Manali to Jispa Pass By: Gulaba, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh Gulaba is at about 20 kilometers and known as lower winter snow point after the road to Rohtang Pass gets closed in Winter. Nothing to see here in July except for its natural beauty. Pass By: Rani Nala, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh Just a few kilometers ahead of Marhi, Rani Nala is a glacier point and a spot where you need to be careful while riding or driving. No matter which time of the year you reach here, you will always find snow at Rani Nala and something the snow walls can be several feet high. Stop At: Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh This is your first highest pass of the journey and most of the time you will find snow and traffic congestion. Beguiling landscapes consisting of fierce wind, chilling temperature, snowcapped peaks and lush green valley’s around is what Rohtang Pass is famous for. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Ibex Jispa (3***)
Day 3: Jispa to Sarchu Pass By: Deepak Tal, Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh Right after Darcha and before the ascent of Baralacha La, it is a very small lake but do not let the size deceive you. It may be smaller in size but a giant when it comes to natural beauty. Pass By: Baralacha Pass, Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh This will be your second-high altitude pass on Manali Leh highway. Ironically, though Tanglang La is at a higher altitude, it is Baralacha La that remains covered with snow for a longer duration and receives way more snow than Tanglang La. Stop At: Suraj Tal, Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh Also known as Surya Taal, it is a small lake at the top of Baralacha La Pass. It is the source of the Bhaga River and presents a stunning view amidst the mighty hill tops all around. If luck favored you, you may find the lake completely frozen even in July. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Himalayan route Camps or Similar (2**)
Day 4: SARCHU TO LEH Pass By: Lachulung La, Jammu and Kashmir Your third high altitude pass, located at a height of 15,547 ft. If you are lucky, you may even see some wildlife here. Pass By: Moore Plains, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir A plateau in the lap of Himalayas, Moore Plains are a sight to treasure. Pass By: Tanglang La, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Your fifth and last high-altitude pass on this road, located at a height of 17,582 ft. This pass is the highest on Manali Leh highway and considered as second highest motorable pass in the world Although disputed. Post the final pass cross the villages as Rumtse – Upshi – Karu and reach Leh. Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holiday
Day 5: EXPLORE LEH TOWN Stop At: Shanti Stupa, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Shanthi Stupa as the name suggest it is dome-shaped building erected as a Buddhist shrine which is the “symbol of peace”. It is one of the forms of Peace Pagoda built in Ladakh. It is constructed at an altitude of approx. of 11800 ft (3608 mts), at 5 Km from the Leh town by a group of Japanese and Ladakhi Buddhist. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Leh Royal Palace, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Leh Palace also referred as the ‘Lhachen Palkhar’ is a royal palace located in the picturesque Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. It was designed in line with the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace is a nine-storied architecture and was built for the Royal Family of Ladakh. The view of the Leh town from Leh palace is amazing during the evening. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holiday.
Day 6: LEH TO NUBRA VALLEY Stop At: Khardung La, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Khardung La Pass is at an altitude of at an altitude of 18,379 ft (5,602m) and so far, the world’s highest motorable world. One should be careful not to stay at this place for more than 30 mins and it may lead to Acute mountain sickness. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), Diskit, Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Diskit is the capital of Nubra Valley and host the Diskit Monastery. The monastery is at the edge of the mountain and hence have amazing valley views from the top. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Hunder Sand Dunes, Hunder, Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Leh is an ultimate cold desert of the Himalayas and this can be defined by the dunes. It is also the only place in India where one can find double humped camel. Enjoy your camel ride before we proceed further. Duration: 45 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Cozy Ethnic camp or Dowa Deluxe Camp or Summar Holiday Camp
Day 7: TURTUK EXCURSION Stop At: Turtuk Waterfall, Turtuk, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir After an early breakfast we explore the late village of India. Turtuk is a small village located on the banks of the Shyok river and was a part of Pakistan till 1971 and is now the last outpost of India. Turtuk is one of the gateways to the Siachen Glacier. Turtuk was opened to tourists in 2010. One can explore the willage by walking over the hanging bridge. The Balti Heritage House and Museum, Royal house and museum and Ruins of Brokpa's fort are worth visiting places of Turtuk. If get a chance one can meet Indian army here and also sneek the India Pak Border from a distance. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Cozy Ethnic camp or Dowa Deluxe Camp or Summar Holiday Camp
Day 8: NUBRA TO PANGONG LAKE VIA SHYOK Stop At: Pangong Tso, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Pangong Tso Lake means a “High Grassland Lake” located in the Changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 14,270 ft (4,350m). It is the highest salt-water lake in the world and the view, so the lakes are amazing. It is believed the lake changes its color 4 – 5 times a day. One can visit Shooting Point (3 Idiots movie shoot) and View point (panoramic view of the lake) of the lake for some selfies before you check in at the camps for your overnight stay. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Pangong Holiday Shore or Galaxy Camp or Pangong Paradise
Day 9: PANGONG TSO LAKE TO LEH Stop At: Shey Gompa, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Shey palace was built in 1655 on the hills of Shey village at an altitude of 11,204 ft (3415m). Shey village is located to the south of Leh. The Shey monastery was built within the palace complex on the instructions of Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal. Inside the Shey monastery reside the Shakyamuni Buddha. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Thiksey Monastery, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir The Thiksey monastery is largest monastery located in central Ladakh about 19Km away from Leh town and at 11,000 ft (3900m). it is also called as “Mini Potala”. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in leh at Hotel Shaolin Ladakh or Chalung or Royal holiday
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