Great Ladakh with Kargil & Sham Valley Trip
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Leh - Hall of Fame - Magnetic
Hill - Sangam (Indus & Zanskar River Conference ) - Lamayuru - Kargil - Leh
- Khardungla - Nubra - Hunder - Turtuk - Pangong - Hemis - Leh
Day 01: - Leh to Sham Valley (70 Kms / 2 hours)
Arrival Leh in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Full day of rest for
acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs).
Overnight in hotel.
02: - Sham Valley to Kargil via Batalik (170 Kms / 6-7 hrs)
The people who inhabit this area are considered as last race of Indo Aryans,
not only their attire is highly decorated with jewellery and flowers, their
features are also quite distinct. We also visit Batalik, one of the most
famous war front zones fought by the Indian soldiers in 1999 with Pakistan.
Pay tribute to the war heroes at Apati War Memorial. Arrive in Kargil by
evening, enjoy the evening at leisure. O/N Kargil.
Day 03: - Kargil to Leh via Lamayuru (230 Kms/ 7-8 hrs)
After Breakfast check out Hotel and drive back to Leh enroute visit Mulbek Chamba, Lamayuru monastery,
(Lamayuru is a tiny village that's popularly known as the Moonland of Ladakh.
Lamayuru is immensely popular for housing one of the oldest and largest
monasteries in Ladakh) after drive back to Leh Via Sangam (Indus & Zanskar
River Conference ) Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame, and evening visit to Shanti
Stupa & Leh Palace , After check in Hotel and Overnight stay.
Day 04 : : Leh - Nubra Hunder Valley (4- 5
After breakfast leave for Nubra
Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from
the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area. proceed to Hunder
Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump
Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold
Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route.
Overnight stay at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
Day 05 : Hunder - Turtuk - Hunder (2 -
After early Breakfast, move towards
Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea
there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed
towards Turtuk- the Land of Baltis, which was under control of Pakistan
before 1971 War between the two nations. You may like to visit 16 century
Mosque and Minaret, Royal house of Yabgo dynasty, Ruin palace of Pun Khar,
Historic polo ground. Overnight stay at Homestay /Camps.
Day 06 : Hunder - Nubra Valley -
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). Later
drive to Pangong Lake via Shyok Village crossing Durbuk and Tangste finally
reaching The beautiful Pangong lake. 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 Hotel / Guest House for dinner and
Day 07 : Pangong - Leh
Early Morning breakfast back to leh
via crossing the Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft.) and Leh and visit to Hemis
Monastery , Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery Post lunch drive to visit
Hall of Fame, Kali Mata , Arrive hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.
Day 08 : Leh Rest
After Breakfast full day rest in Hotel and visit to Leh Old market for
Shopping / free . Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 09: Depart from Leh
Early morning after breakfast transfer to Leh airport to board flight back
to destination. Journey ends with exotic memories and stories to be related
once back home.