This Ex - Srinagar 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 Zozila pass, Moon scape of Lamayuru, war memorial of Kargil, Plains of 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, The last villages near LOC (Turtuk, Thyaksy, Thang) and a stay at ever enchanting Pangong Tso !!!

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

9 Nights 10 Days 06 Sep
  • Cross famed high altitude passes - Zozi-la, Khardung-la, Chang-la
  • Pay tribute to the war heros at Kargil war memorial.
  • Visits to Thiksey, Hemis, and Shanti Stupa that showcase the Buddhist culture of the region.
  • Visit to Hall Of Fame Museum and Zorawar fort
  • 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.
  • Visit to the frontier Balti village Turtuk.
  • Visit bankars and get a closer look at LOC in Thang village. 
  • Chance to view rare Himalayan wildlife.

Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar by Flight | Overnight at Srinagar
Altitude during night halt : 5200 feet (approx.)
Arrive at Srinagar Airport. Group will proceed to their resort. Day at Leisure. Evening we will go for a small walk around the Dal lake. Overnight in a hotel in Srinagar.

Day 2: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil | Overnight at Kargil
Approximate distance/ travel time : 200 kms / 5-6 hrs drive
Altitude during night halt : 8800 feet (approx.)
Today post breakfast we will leave for Kargil via Sonmarg and Zozila Pass. Pay tribute at kargil war memorial.
Overnight in a hotel in Kargil.

Day 3: Kargil - Lamayuru - Leh | Overnight at Leh
Approximate distance/ travel time : 220 kms / 6-7 hrs drive
Altitude during night halt : 12000 feet (approx.)
Today's journey has lot to offer. You will see ancient Budha statue at Mulbekh, moonscape at Lamayuru, River confluence at Nimoo, Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara pathar sahib while you travel to Leh.
Overnight in a hotel in Leh.

Day 4: 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  Hall of Fame, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Stok Palace, Sunset from Shanti stupa.
Overnight in a hotel in Leh.

Day 5: Leh - Khardung La - Diskit | Overnight at Nubra Valley
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.
Overnight in a hotel in Nubra Valley.

Day 6: Diskit - Turtuk - Diskit | Overnight at Nubra Valley
Approximate distance/ travel time : 160 kms / 4-5 hrs drive (both ways)
Altitude during night halt : 10300 feet (approx.)
Post Breakfast we will start our journey towards village Turtuk.
Turtuk is a frontier village and the habitat are Balti community. A beautiful drive in remote part of the valley.
If we receive permit from Army, we might get a chance to see the LOC (Line Of Control) with our naked eye from the village Thyaksey. After the day excursion drive back to Diskit.
Overnight in a hotel in Nubra Valley.

Day 7:  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.
Overnight in a hotel in Leh.

Day 8: Leh to Pangong lake (approx. 150 kms, 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, 17,350 ft. 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.
Overnight in a hotel/ deluxe camp Pangong.

Day 9 : 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 beautiful Thiksey Monastery. Evening at leisure. Visit the vibrant Leh market.
Overnight in a hotel in Leh.

Day 10 : Transfer to Leh Airport
Transfers to Leh airport. Fly out. Tour ends.


What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation on Twin sharing basis.
    1 N accommodation at Srinagar in Deluxe Hotel.
    1 N accommodation at Kargil in Deluxe Hotel/Camp.
    4 N accommodation at Leh in Deluxe Hotel.
    2 N accommodation at Diskit in a Deluxe Hotel or a camp.
    1 N accommodation at Pangong Tso in deluxe Tents.
  • Food charges Ex- Srinagar (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 Srinagar/ 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".