SA/SNS/05 (7 nights / 8 day)

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 Shanti Stupa and 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. Dinner & overnight at Hotel

Day 03

Early morning departure for sightseeing tour of Lamayuru monastery (127 kms.), famous for its spectacular setting amidst lunar landscape. After sightseeing and lunch here, drive back towards Leh for about 70 kms and then cross over to Alchi for overnight stay in hotel/Camp.

Day 04

After breakfast, take a detailed tour of the 11th century Alchi monastery (famous for its pretty setting and exquisite wall frescoes). Later, drive back to Leh, enroute visiting the 12th century Likir monastery, viewing the Sangam (confluence of the Indus & the Zanskar rivers), the Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

Day 05

Early morning (6 AM) leave for Pangong Lake (290 kms round trip) via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft. /5486 meters). 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. Stop at the lakeside for lunch and sightseeing for about 3 hours and then drive back to reach Leh in the late evening (by about 6 PM). Dinner & overnight at Hotel

Day 06

Full day sightseeing tour of Shey Palace- Sindhu Ghat-Thiksey monastery – Hemis monastery and back to the hotel for late lunch. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

Day 07

After early breakfast, drive to Khardong-la Top (85 kms. round trip), highest motor able 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 late lunch at the hotel, visit Leh Bazaar for sightseeing and shopping. Dinner & overnight at Hotel

Day 08

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