Ladakh, the far-flung eastern corner of troubled Jammu and Kashmir State, is India’s most remote and sparsely populated region: a high-altitude snow desert cradled by the Karakoram and Great Himalaya ranges and criss-crossed by a myriad razor-sharp peaks and ridges. There is no other land like Ladakh.
The Leh district in Ladakh is the largest district, covering large part of Jammu and Kashmir. In 19th century, Ladakh first got the promotion for adventure tourism. Trekking and motor biking in Ladakh gives the best experience for adventure lovers. Ladakh is also rich in natural beauty, sightseeing destinations and calm weather.
Sonamarg is the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes –Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also the take off station for the drive to Ladakh across the Zojila, a major pass in the GreatHimalayanRange, through which the Srinagar-Leh Road passes.
Pangong Lake lies on the border between Ladakh and Tibet with half the lake in India and the other half in Tibet. This immense salt water lake measures 162 km long and 23 km width and is surrounded by high peaks and passes.
Upon arrival at Srinagar Airport meet and greet by local representative. On arrival check into House Boat. Dinner and overnight stay. “Overnight stay in a houseboat”
Morning after breakfast drive for Sonamarg for Adveture Activities. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Kargil via Druss. On the arrival check into hotel dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Leh via Alchi & Ulektopo and Lamayuru, visit Buddha Sculpture, Fotu la pass, magnetic hill, Mulbekh Monastery”. On arrival check into hotel. Dinner and overnight stay. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Early departure for Pangong Lake (approx. 145 kms, located on the Indo China Border), via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft). After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Camp for overnight stay.
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later drive on to Leh, Enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery. Overnight in hotel.
Today drive over the Khardung La (18,300 fts) the highest motorable road in the world. The views from the top of the pass is amazing. Continue drive in to Nubra Valley and to the camp at Tigger. Overnight at Camp
Today enjoy full day sightseeing to Diskit, from where enjoy Camel Safari to Hunder. Safari passes through rolling Sanddunes, their controus appear solid. Afternoon Samsthaling monastery and the village at Samur and also visit the Panamik and Small Ensa Gompa before driving back to your camp at Tigger. Overnight at camp.
In the morning visit / explore Deskit , Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment). Dinner & overnight in Leh.
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