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HIMACHAL SPLENDOUR – SUMMER

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8 Days 8 Nights
Availability : Jan 17’ - Dec 17’
Tour Details

Blessed with magnificent glaciers, majestic snow-clad mountains, gigantic and ecstatic peaks, valley of flowers, skiing slopes and dense forests, this Abode of Gods also includes

Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Leh

Welcome to Leh, the capital city of Ladakh. On arrival at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche (KBR) Terminal Leh, begin your tour of ‘Himalayan Desert – Off the Beaten Track’. You will be met and transferred to your hotel 2/3 kms – 10min drive. Take complete day at rest for acclimatisation. Around 4:30 pm visit to Shanti Stupa to enjoy a panoramic view of Leh town which was built in 1983 and inaugurated by HH Dalai Lama, later visit Sankar Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2Nubra Valley

This morning, drive to Nubra Valley, popularly known as Ldorma or “the valley of flowers” via Khardungla Pass – the world’s highest motorable road (5602 mts). On arrival, check into your camp. Later in the afternoon visit the main Diskit Monastery and the giant statue of Maitreya Buddha which is the tallest Buddha statue in Ladakh inaugurated in 2010 . Later visit the white sand dunes at Hunder where you can enjoy the camel ride (on direct payment). The rest of the evening is free for leisure ac

Day 3Visiting Shey Palace

Today, proceed on a full-day excursion visiting Shey Palace, the 15th century summer palace and monastery of Leh’s Royal family; the 800 year old gompa at Thiksey built on a hilltop and modeled on the famous Potala Palace in Lhasa. Later, visit Hemis Monastery hidden in a gorge, the largest and wealthiest gompa in Ladakh. On the way back to Leh visit to a ladakhi family home in stok village to try local butter tea/ barley drink and see a typical Ladakhi family home. Back to Leh by evening and fr

Day 4Pangong Lake (135 kms / approx.4-5 hour drive)

On to Pangong Lake (135 kms / approx.4-5 hour drive) In the morning, proceed to visit the amazing Pangong Lake to the east of Leh, crossing Changla Pass 17500 ft / 5300 mts. Pangong is one of the largest lakes in the Himalayas spanning 140 kms in length and 3-10 kms in width, half of which is in Tibet. Explore the crystal clear blue salt water lake. Overnight stay at the camp (B)

Day 5Leh Via Changla Pass (135 kms / approx. 4-5 hour drive)

On to Leh Via Changla Pass (135 kms / approx. 4-5 hour drive) This morning, proceed for Leh, once again driving via Changla pass, the world’s 3nd highest motorable road. The evening is at leisure to explore the Leh bazaar for souvenirs or visit Leh Jokhang/Leh mosque by foot. You can take easy walk to explore Moti Market, Nowshere bazaar and Super market etc. The Balkhang chowk Apricot street is an interesting visit. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel (B)

Day 6Leh Via Changla Pass (135 kms / approx. 4-5 hour drive)

On to Leh Via Changla Pass (135 kms / approx. 4-5 hour drive) This morning, proceed for Leh, once again driving via Changla pass, the world’s 3nd highest motorable road. The evening is at leisure to explore the Leh bazaar for souvenirs or visit Leh Jokhang/Leh mosque by foot. You can take easy walk to explore Moti Market, Nowshere bazaar and Super market etc. The Balkhang chowk Apricot street is an interesting visit. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel (B)

Day 7Leh Via Changla Pass (135 kms / approx. 4-5 hour drive)

On to Leh Via Changla Pass (135 kms / approx. 4-5 hour drive) This morning, proceed for Leh, once again driving via Changla pass, the world’s 3nd highest motorable road. The evening is at leisure to explore the Leh bazaar for souvenirs or visit Leh Jokhang/Leh mosque by foot. You can take easy walk to explore Moti Market, Nowshere bazaar and Super market etc. The Balkhang chowk Apricot street is an interesting visit. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel (B)

Day 8Return home

Depart Leh | Return home with happy memories Today bid farewell to your ‘Himalayan Desert – Off the Beaten Track’ tour as you are transferred to KBR Airport Leh for your onward journey.