The Best of Ladakh Tour takes you to some of the most scenic tourist destinations across Ladakh. Sprawling for around 11 days, this exciting Ladakh tour is a hand-picked tour that has been crafted to quench all your yearnings to discover the best of this paradise in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In addition to the bountiful beauty, this Ladakh tour also allows the visitors to get acquainted with the local life and cultures that unite the inhabitants of Ladakh. Join this fun-filled and equally delightful tour with an experienced team of guides and tour facilitators to explore and discover the best of Ladakh!
Day 1 : Flight from Delhi - Leh
Today, you will be boarding a flight from Delhi Airport to reach Leh. With your arrival at the Leh Airport, our tour guides and representatives will assist you to a nearby hotel and will get you checked-in. Post this, you will be free till the late afternoon to get acclimatise to the Leh climate. By late afternoon, you will be guided to the Shanti Stupa which is located atop a scenic hill in Changspa. A white dome-shaped structure that symbolises universal peace and brotherhood, it was built by Japanese preachers in 1991. Post this, you will be visiting Chowkhang Monastery that is characterised by colourful prayer flags all around. The day will conclude with your visit to the Leh Market, where you can quench your shopping needs and desires over colourful Buddhist masks, Thangka paintings, superior quality woollen clothes like Pashmina shawls, and others. Hereafter, you will be guided back to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2 : Indus Valley Excursion from Leh
On this day, you will be taken for an exciting Indus Valley excursion after your breakfast at the hotel. Throughout the day, you will be visiting places and Ladakh attractions like Stok Palace, Royal Stok Museum or the Stok Palace Museum where you can revisit the golden history of Ladakh. Post this, there will be Thiksey Monastery of the Gelugpa sect that is also revered as the largest monastery in Ladakh. Stagna Monastery which is located atop a barren mountain, Changchubling Monastery or the Rizong Monastery will also be visited during the day. The last attraction of the day includes the renowned Hemis Monastery which is also known as the wealthiest monasteries in Ladakh. Post this, you will be driven back to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 3 : Drive from Leh to Nubra Valley (125km / 4-5 Hours)
Following today’s breakfast, you will be driven to the picturesque Nubra Valley! Also called the ‘Valley of Flowers’ of Ladakh, this scenic valley is the home to the enchanting sand dunes and is a true natural marvel in Leh Ladakh tour packages! The drive will take you through the majestic Khardung La Pass at 18,360ft it is the highest motorable pass in the world. Arriving in Nubra Valley, you will be checked-in at a campsite. After getting freshened up at the camp, you will be guided to Hunder to witness the miraculous beauty of the sand dunes. While in Hunder, you can also enjoy the double-humped Bactrian camel safaris across the sand dunes and explore the enchanting beauty of the arid desert in Ladakh. Following your exciting camel rides, you will be driven to the Diskit village, where you can have a sneak-peak of the local culture and life. Post this, you will be driven back to the camp for your overnight stay.
Day 4 : Drive from Nubra Valley to Leh (125km / 4-5 Hours)
As you wake up in the morning, you will be served with a delicious breakfast; enjoy the surreal beauty of the morning while munching on your morning meal! Post this, you will be visiting the quaint Yarab Tso Lake. Following your visit, you will be driven back to Leh city through the towering Khardung La Pass. With your arrival in the city, you will be checked-in into a hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 5 : Drive from Leh to Pangong Tso Lake (135km / 5-6 Hours)
Today’s drive will take you through the great Chang La Pass (17,500ft) and will follow the route that crosses Durbuk and Tangtse hamlets in Changthang region. The entire drive is filled with scenic views all around; feast on the irresistible beauty of the vicinity while driving to the Pangong Tso Lake! Upon arrival at the Pangong Tso Lake, take your own time to explore its miraculous beauty and check-in into a camp. Relax, unwind and laze around the Pangong Tso Lake till the evening and retire for the night in your camp.
Day 6 : Drive from Pangong Tso Lake to Tso Moriri Lake (240km / 9-10 Hours)
This day will start quite early in the morning, and will take you towards the pictorial Tso Moriri Lake that boasts of being the largest and one of the highest lakes (15,075ft) in the entire of Ladakh. The drive will take you through Kharu region; en route, you will be visiting Chumathang hot springs. Continuing further, you will be passing the Mahe bridge, and will finally reach the magical Tso Moriri Lake by evening; on the way, you can spot Himalayan Marmots as well. Arriving the lakeside by evening, you can indulge in birdwatching and revel in the enchanting beauty of the Tso Moriri Lake; overnight stay will be arranged in tented camps.
Day 7 : Drive from Tso Moriri Lake - Tso Kar Lake - Leh (235km / 8-9 Hours)
Waking up early in the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast and leave the campsite to drive to Leh city while visiting the Tso Kar Lake. The drive will take a halt at Puga Geo Thermal Gas Springs; you will be visiting the tents of the Nomadic Rebo tribes near to the Polo-Kongka Pass, and will finally reach the Tso Kar Lake. Post this visit, the drive will continue towards Leh, and will wind up with your arrival in the city overnight stay will be arranged in a hotel in Leh.
Day 8 : Drive from Leh to Uleytokpo (82km / 2-3 Hours)
Today will be dedicated for a scenic drive to the Ulley Resort while visiting the statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Likir Monastery Alchi Monastery will also be visited during the day. Moving further, the drive will continue till you reach Ulley. Once you reach the destination, you will be checked-in into a resort or a hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 9 : Uleytokpo Sightseeing
After today’s breakfast, you will be guided for a full day sightseeing tour in Uleytokpo. The tour will first take you to a moonscape region, and then to Lamayuru Monastery where you can witness ancient wall paintings, murals, thangkas, and much more. Post this, you will be visiting the Rizong Nunnery, a home to almost 40 monks that was built in 1831 by Lama Tsultim Nima. Depending on the availability of time and your convenience, you can also indulge in a day hike to the scenic Rizong village or a short ascend to Gera-Lardo hamlet across the gurgling Indus River; overnight stay will be in a resort or a hotel in Uleytokpo.
Day 10 : Drive from Uleytokpo to Leh (82km / 2-3 Hours)
Today after having breakfast in Uleytokpo, you will be driven back to Leh city! The drive will take you through some of the major Ladakh attractions like the 11th century Spituk Monastery, Magnetic Hill, and Hall of Fame. Your late afternoon arrival in Leh will be followed by your checking-in into a hotel. Come evening, you can make it to the local market area and get some souvenirs for your way back home; overnight will be spent at the hotel.
Day 11 : Departure from Leh - Delhi - Tour Ends Here
Wind up all your exciting memories of Ladakh tour and enjoy your morning meal. With the completion of your breakfast, our tour guides or representative will drop you at the Leh Airport with your drop at the airport, this amazing and kaleidoscopic tour will come to an end.