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Offlate Ladakh is flocked by tourists who visit the regular touristy places. But there is more to Ladakh than just Pangong and Nubra! This trip promises to take you to the ‘real Ladakh’. Don’t worry we do cover the regular tourist places too but just stay and spend more time in the offbeat places!
So if you’re a person who loves to travel to offbeat quite places and would love the company of more such individuals, this trip is for you!
Ladakh is bordered by the Greater Himalayas in the west and south, the Karakoram in the north and the Tibetan Plateau in the east. These ranges form a natural barrier and does not allow clouds to enter this valley making it a rain shadow region and thus a cold desert.
- Chances of rain/snow – Mild drizzles
Afternoon – upto 20 degrees
Nights – around zero degrees
- Day 1: Arrive in Leh. Acclimatize. You will be picked up at the airport and checked into a hotel. Today is dedicated to acclimatization. Evening walk to Shanti Stupa.
- Day 2: Leh local sightseeing.
Early morning Sunrise from the Leh Gompa!
We meet our cultural guide for the day who will share details of things you never knew about Ladakh!
After breakfast proceed to a few less frequented places in Leh.
Rock and Mineral museum, Sankar Gompa, Secmol School and Munshi house in Leh palace and Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia).Overnight stay at the hotel.
- Day 3: Leh to Turtuk (Nubra) via Khardong la, world highest mortable road.
After an early breakfast you leave for Nubra valley via Khardongla Pass (18,380ft), the world’s highest motorable road and gateway to the Siachen Glacier. The views from the top of the pass are amazing. While in Nubra we visit Diskit Monastery (118kms) founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo in 1420 A.D. Lunch in Hunder. Turtuk is 80Kms from Hunder and famous for its Apricot farms and also because before 1970s it was under Pakistan! After a seize fire violation, the Indian army captured it. While on the way to Turtuk you cross the highest military air stripe, Thoise.After lunch, drive to Turtuk.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp in Turtuk.
- Day 4: Turtuk to Panamik
Get up early morning and explore Turtuk! You can even see the world's 2nd highest mountain (K2)from here!Post breakfast, you leave for the beautiful village of Panamik.Visit the Sandunes in Hunder during lunch.Post lunch drive to Panamik. You can relax in the evening in the in the hot water springs.
Overnight stay at camp/hotel.
- Day 5: Panamik to Hanle via Pangong lake.
After breakfast, we drive towards Pangong lake via Shayok, Tangtse and Spangmik(Pangong). It’s a short cut and a beautiful route. The road follows the Shayok, and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok village. At Shayok you will be delighted at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by barren mountains. The entire setting is very picturesque. From here you make your to Pangong where you have your lunch (12pm)After spending an hour at Pangong we drive to Hanle. Hanle is home to the Indian Astronomical Observatory. The location of the village and the observatory are highly sensitive due to the close proximity of the Tibetan / Chinese border.In the evening visit the Observatory. Be ready to be blown away by the marvellous night sky! Overnight stay in guest houses.
- Day 6: Hanle to Tsomoriri lake
Visit the Hanle Monastery in the morning.
After breakfast, you can move towards Tsomoriri lake.
The drive will take approximately 4 - 5 hours.
Night stay in guest house.
- Day 7: Tsomoriri to Leh
After breakfast drive back to Leh. Enroute visit Hemis monastery. You're expected to reach Leh by 3pm.Explore the local markets of Leh in the afternoon.Dinner and overnight at hotel in Leh.
- Day 8: Leh to Dah village via Lamayuru and Alchi Monastery.
After breakfast one can move towards the legendary Aryan villages of Dah and Hanu.Dah and Hanu are two villages of the Brokpa. They are the only two villages that tourists are allowed to visit out of a number of Brokpa villages. The Dard people of Dah Hanu are nominally Buddhist but also worship their own animist pantheon of gods. They have an Indo-European appearance in contrast to the predominant Tibeto-Mongol inhabitants of most of Ladakh.While enroute, visit the two historic monasteries of Leh. The drive to the monastery is also a good one!Night stay in guest house.
- Day 9: Dah to Leh.
Explore the village and their culture in the morning.Leave for Leh at 12. Reach Leh by 5pm.Overnight stay in hotel.
- Day 10: Early morning transfer to airport to fly back.
Double sharing accommodation at all places in Hotels / Camps as applicable to the itinerary.
- First aid kit – Including oxygen cylinder
- Airport transfer in Leh.
Exclusive sightseeing & excursion by one non ac SUV car/ Tempo Traveller, the same car shall do the complete itinerary.
Wildlife fee for Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley areas which are protected wildlifesanctuaries in Ladakh.
Inner line permit for restricted areas of Nubra, Pangong areas (Guest are required to bring one a photocopy of their photo identity proof along with them.
Foreign Tourist should bring their original Passport with a valid Indian Visa on it. ForForeign Diplomats the permit has to be issued from Ministry of Home Affairs, NewDelhi)
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