SA/SNS/04 (6 Nights -7 Day) (Option - I)

Day 01

Arrive Leh by early morning flight and transfer to hotel. Full day at leisure for rest and acclimatization to the high altitude and rarefied air of Ladakh (Leh is located at 11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). In the late afternoon, visit Leh Bazaar for orientation. Dinner & overnight at Hotel

Day 02

Sightseeing tour of Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa, & Leh Palace. After lunch at the hotel, visit Stok Palace (museum & residence of royal family) and return to the hotel.

Day 03

After early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake, enroute visiting Thiksey Monastery before driving on to cross Chang-la (17,370 ft.). Pangong Lake, located at an altitude of 14,500 ft., is 5-6 kms wide and over 130 kms long. Some two-thirds of the lake lies on the other side of the Indo- China border. Reach the lake in about 6 hours and spend rest of the day at the lakeside for lunch and sightseeing. dinner and overnight stay at lake side.

Day 04

Leave Pangong after breakfast and drive back towards Leh. At the Karu road junction, drive across the Indus and take the road to Hemis, visit the famous 17th century Hemis Monastery and then return to the Karu junction for the drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 05

Full day tour of Alchi-Likir circuit, visiting the 12th century Likir monastery and then the 11th century Alchi monastery (famous for its pretty setting and exquisite wall frescoes). After lunch at Alchi, drive back to Leh. Enroute view Sangam (confluence of the Indus & Zanskar rivers), observe the Magnetic Hill and visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and the 15th century Spituk monastery (also known as Kali-Ka- Mandir). Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

Day 06

After early breakfast, drive to Khardong-la Top (85 kms. round trip), highest motorable pass in the world at 18,380 ft. and recorded in the Guinness Book of world records. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indus valley and the Stok Khangri range as you drive back. After lunch at the hotel, visit Leh Bazaar for sightseeing and shopping. Dinner & overnight at Hotel

Day 07

After early breakfast, transfer to the airport for taking the return flight.