Overview

This Ex - Leh itinerary is specially recommended to those, who have relatively less time available for exploring these high altitude cold deserts !

Ladakh -  known as the rooftop of the world has been mystifying travelers with its stark beauty and great culture. This short yet well crafted  itinerary covers all the important and “must see” places in Ladakh, viz. the Magnetic Hill, monasteries at Thiksey, Diskit, Stok Palace, Sindhu Ghat, Shanti Stupa, a drive through world’s highest motorable road at Khardung La, exploring beautiful sand dunes at Nubra Valley and a stay at ever enchanting Pangong Tso !!!

So join us on the unforgettable Ladakh Safari and gather memories for a lifetime.

7 Nights 8 Days 19 May and 23 Jun
Age Groups
For All Ages
Camp Category
Leisure Tours
Route Map
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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis.
    5 N accommodation at Leh in Deluxe Hotel.
    1 N accommodation at Diskit in a Deluxe Hotel or a camp
    1 N accommodation at Pangong Tso in deluxe Tents  
  • Food charges ex-Leh (Tea, breakfast & dinner).
  • Transport by Non AC Tempo Traveller for the route as per the itinerary.
  • All Monument Entry Fees.
  • Ladakh - regional entry fee.
  • Inner line permit.
  • Environment fees.
  • Services of a tour leader from Foliage Outdoors.
  • Travel Insurance

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Air fare up to and from Leh.
  • Bottled Mineral water / cold drinks purchased during journey or at the campsite.
  • Camel ride charges in Nubra.
  • Lunch on all days.
  • Telephone, Laundry, Room service and other personal expenses.
  • Any medical expenses, if incurred.
  • Expenses incurred due to delay in the schedule for reasons beyond the control of organizers.
  • Personal expenditure of any kind.
  • Any charges not mentioned in "Charges Include".
Highlights
  • Visits to Thiksey, Hemis, and Shanti Stupa that showcase the Buddhist culture of the region.
  • Visit to Hall Of Fame Museum.
  • Drive thru Khardung-la (Pass), the highest motorable road.
  • Witness changing moods of Pangong as you stay at Pangong.
  • Explore sand dunes - stay at Nubra Valley.
  • Chance to view rare Himalayan wildlife.
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrive at Leh by Flight | Overnight at Leh
Altitude during night halt : 11200 feet (approx.)

Arrive at Leh airport early morning. Group will proceed to their resort for breakfast. Full day will be at leisure and participants are expected to take maximum rest for acclimatization. Evening we will go for a small walk in the nearby local market. Overnight at a hotel in Leh.

Day 2: Explore in and around in Leh | Overnight at Leh
Altitude during night halt : 11200 feet (approx.)

Today post breakfast we will leave for local sightseeing which includes  Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Stok Palace, Sunset from Shantistupa.

Day 3:Leh - Khardung La - Nubra valley | Overnight at Diskit
Approximate distance/ travel time : 126 kms / 5-6 hrs drive
Altitude during night halt : 10300 feet (approx.)

Today we have an early breakfast and leave for Nubra valley. En route we will be stopping at the famous Khardung-la pass (highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 ft). We will proceed for Diskit where some delicious hot lunch awaits us at our hotel. Post evening tea & snacks we head for the famous sand dunes of Ladakh in Hunder & enjoy camel safari in the sand dunes.

Day 4:  Nubra Valley to Leh | Overnight at Leh
Altitude during night halt : 11200 feet (approx.)

Post breakfast, we visit Diskit monastery and return to Leh by previous day's route. Celebrate your moments at the “Khardung la” with a great view, maggie in the army canteen and few good photo clicks.
Evening will be at leisure. One can enjoy shopping at Leh market.

Day 5: Leh to Pangong lake (approx. 150kms, 6-7 hrs drive, approx altitude 14,500 ft) | Overnight at Pangong Tso
Altitude during night halt : 14000 feet (approx.)

After an early breakfast and drive to the largest lake in Leh- Pangong Lake.
En route we cross yet another high altitude pass - The Chang-la pass, 17,350ft. The drive is probably one of the most scenic drives and it leaves everyone awestruck!!! Evening we will explore the area near by Pangong lake to get some wonderful pictures of the lake and the surrounding landscapes.

Day 6 : Pangong lake to Leh | Overnight at Leh
Altitude during night halt : 11200 feet (approx.)

After breakfast we drive back to Leh. On the way back we visit the famous and beutiful Thiksey Monastery. Evening at leisure. Visit the virant Leh market.

Day 7 : Remaining Sightseeing at Leh | Overnight at Leh
Altitude during night halt : 11200 feet (approx.)

Today after breakfast we head out to explore some exciting places around Leh. Highlights of the day are ancient Alchi Monastery, Nimoo, confluence of Rivers Indus (or Sindhu) and Zanskar, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib. Evening will be at leisure, where participants can have delightful souvenir shopping at leh market.

Day 8 : Transfer to Leh Airport | Overnight at Leh
Transfers to Leh airport. Fly out. Tour ends.

Route Map