Delhi - Leh - Nubra - Leh - Delhi
Ladakh - land of high passes
ladakh is a region of Jammu and Kashmir, It lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Kashmir.
Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys, the Indus Valley, the remote Zangskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, Aksai Chin and Ngari, including the Rudok region and Guge, in the east, and the Nubra valleys to the north.
Contemporary Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the Lahaul and Spiti to the south, the Vale of Kashmir, Jammu and Baltiyul regions to the west, and the trans–Kunlun territory of East Turkistan to the far north. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture.
Leh - The land of Mountains
Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Leh with an area of 45,110 sq km makes it largest district in the country in terms of area.
The town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, former home of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace. Leh is at an altitude of 3,500 meters (11,483 ft).
The principal access roads include the 434 km Srinagar-Leh highway which connects Leh with Srinagar and the 473 km Leh-Manali Highway which connects Manali with Leh. Both roads are open only on a seasonal basis. Although the access roads from India are often blocked by snow in winter, the local roads in the Indus Valley usually remain open due to the low level of precipitation and snowfall.
Nubra valley :
Nubra Valley is about 150 km north of Leh, the capital town of Ladakh, India. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra (the valley of flowers). The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The common way to access this valley is to travel over the Khardung La from Leh. Non-locals require an "Inner Line" permit (easily obtained in Leh town) to enter Nubra.
Day to day description:
Day 01:Arrive Leh (Acclimatisation)
Meet on arrival Leh airport and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Afternoon visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, Shankar Gompa and Shanti Stupa. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: In Leh
After breakfast we take you for a tour of the famous Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, the Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame & Nimo to witness the confluence of Zanskar & Indus River enroute visiting Spituk & Phyang Monasteries. Evening free to explore. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: In Leh - (Monastery Tours)
After breakfast drive for full day sight seeing of Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monastery and Stok Palace Museum. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Leh - Khardongla - Hunder
Travel by surface from Leh to Hunder enroute visiting Khardongla pass, which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 m and has been recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records. Continue drive to Deskit visiting the Gompa and then further to Hunder. On arrival check in at camp. In the evening visit the sand dunes and optional bactirian camel ride. Overnight in camp.
Day 05: Hunder - Panamik - Samastaling - Leh
Travel by surface from Hunder to Leh enroute visiting hot springs at Panamik and Samastaling monastery. Later drive back to Leh/. On arrival check in and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Depart Leh
Morning in time transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. End of tour.