LAND OF LADAKH Tour Information

The walls of caves in Ladakh tell stories from Neolothic times, when man first made an appearance on earth. Shift to many years later and the people here find a mention in India’s ancient scriptures, the Puranas. Such is the history of this land.
Ladakh enjoys proximity to Tibet and has always been predominantly Buddhist, later giving way to Islam after repeated Islamic invasion. Its physical proximity notwithstanding, it has held its distinct geographies and cultivated cultures and traditions that belong to this region alone. Despite the many rulers and invaders, this part of the country has always held its sovereignty and established itself as an independent kingdom.Post-independence, with China and Pakistan both breathing heavily down the Indian subcontinent, the region today sees a heavy Indian army presence to keep a check on stand-offs and skirmishes along the border.
Tourism in Ladakh is one of the important sources of revenue for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The towns of Leh and Kargil are the largest in Ladkah. A good 50 percent of the population of Ladakh is made up of Shia Muslims with Tibetan Buddhists coming a close second.
The Ladakhi heartland is located in the Indus Valley. The population here is higher compared to the other areas and the primary occupation is agriculture as the land here is very fertile. This region runs parallel to the Ladakh Mountain Range on the Northeast while the Shayak and Nubra Valleys are in the southwest. The Stok Valley is in the south and can be seen clearly from Leh while the popular trekking destination, the Markha Valley lies in the north. On the eastern side of Ladakh is the Changtang Plateau, home to many nomadic tribes and towards the West is a place called Kharnak.

How To Get To Ladakh:

By Road - Ladakh is at a distance of 434 km from Srinagar and 494 km from Manali, and it is quite convenient to hire a cab or a jeep from either of the two cities. You can also book a seat on a JKSRTC bus. If you are feeling adventurous, you can bike to Leh from Srinagar, Manali or Chandigarh. Winters might not be a good idea for this as the highways are shut due to heavy snowfalls. If you do have to take the road, May to September is the ideal time.
By Rail - You can take a train up to Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) from most of the major stations in India, such as Delhi, Kolkata or Mumbai. From there you can hire a cab or once again, board a JKSRTC bus to head further on.
By Air - Leh is the nearest airport and has good connectivity to Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and many other major cities in India. From Leh, you can book yourself a cab to any of the places that you are interested in visiting.


           ♦ Visit Leh Palace And Leh Market
           ♦ Sightseeing At Likir Monastery, Magnetic Hill
           ♦ Mesmerising Moon Landscapes And Lamayuru Monastery
           ♦ Enjoy Camel Safari In Sand Dunes
           ♦ Magnificient View Of Nubra Valley
           ♦ Enjoy The Colour Changing Lake
           ♦ Visit Hemis, Thiksey Monastery And Shey Palace

Tour Itinerary

Tour Furnished below

Day 1: Leh
Arrive at Leh – a largest city and the capital of Kingdom of Ladakh. This region is known for its high passes, dramatic mountains and beautiful landscapes hence, called as paradise on earth. On arrival free time to get acclimatized to this high-altitude destination also referred as cold desert of India.
Day 2: Leh-khardung  La Pass –Diskit –Nubra valley
Morning we drive to Nubra Valley also called as Dumra, lies in the north of Leh. It is accessible over the Khardung la pass, one of the highest motor-able roads in the world at the height of 5359 m. From Khardung-la we drive to Diskit Monastery - the oldest and largest Gompa in Nubra valley famous for its beautiful architecture and intricate frescos and wall paintings. Pass by the Shyok River and arrive at Nubra Valley, know for its pristine natural beauty, stunning lakes, apricot orchards and lovely surroundings. This spectacular valley is also known for the Bactrian camels and Quad biking, if time permits you can enjoy these activities on your own at an additional cost.
Day 3: Nubra Valley – Turtuk village – Nubra Valley
Today we do excursion to Turtuk Village. The landscape, culture, language, clothing, and even the physical features of people change quite drastically crossing over into Turtuk, technically entering Baltistan region. It is the Indian-administered part of Baltistan region. In 1971 war Indian army captured this village and it is the last village in Ladakh near LOC. It is also one of the gateways to the Siachen Glacier. In the evening return back to Nubra Valley.
Day 4: Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake
Travel to Pangong Tso – the most popular lake in Ladakh region, as it is situated on high altitude and it keeps changing colour from shades of blue to green. The brackish water of this lake has very low micro-vegetation and has no aquatic life. The lake acts as an important breeding ground for a variety of birds including a number of migratory birds. The lake water stretches for more than 100 kms from China, Tibet to India. Overnight at Pangong.
Day 5: Pangong Lake – Leh
Morning we proceed to Leh. On arrival visit Shey Palace – which was used as a summer retreat by the kings of Ladakh, the Indus river, Hemis Gompa and Rancho School (Subject to Operation).
Day 6: Leh
Explore the city of Leh. Visit Shanti Stupa - peace seat of Japanese Buddhists, inaugurated by Dalai Lama, Magnetic hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Indus Zanskar sangam, and Hall of Fame War Museum (Subject to Operation). Enjoy Folk dance in the evening (Subject to Operation).
Day 7: Departure from Leh
Board the flight for your hometown. Tour Concludes.