On arrival at Leh, our representative will be there to welcome you and transfer to your pre booked hotel/Guest house. After check in at the hotel, refresh and relax yourself. In the evening one can visit the colour full market of Leh. Leh is a historic town that served as the royal capital of the Old Kingdom. It is subjugated by the nine-storey Leh Palace which was built in the 17th century in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture. However, it is now ramshackle but being restored. And overnight stay in the hotel/guesthouse.
Today In the morning after breakfast we will go for the sightseeing tour to explore some of the ancient monasteries in Leh. We will start with Shey Gompa is located approximately 15 kms from Leh. Earlier it used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupa and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built in the beginning of 17’Th century AD by Deldan Namgyal. Thereafter, visit the Thiksey Gompa is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh. Hemis Gompa is one of the most famous and largest monasteries in Ladakh. It was founded in the early 17th century and belongs to the Drukpa order. Later return back to the hotel/guest house for a night stay.
In the morning after Breakfast, we will drive along the Indus River and visit Hall of Fame and Pathar Sahib Gurdwara. Further, we will go down to the Confluence (Sangam) of Zanskar and Indus river near Nimmu and cross Magnetic Hill to reach Likir in Sham Valley of West Ladakh.
Magnetic Hill is located 30 kms west of Leh on the Leh – Kargil Highway. It attracts metallic objects and even moves heavy vehicles up (defying gravity) while their engines are switched off.
Sangam of Indus and Zanskar drives through a pictorial landscape, which about 30 kms west of Leh. One reaches the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar river 4 km before Nimmu village. The confluence offers a magnificent view of the two rivers having different colours and force. It is at an altitude of 10,823 ft.
Likir Gompa is set on an isolated ridge. Numerous Thangkas hang from the columns and walls in the Assembly Hall. The view from the terrace of the village below and the mountains beyond is awesome. Also, the huge statue of Buddha in the open, behind the monastery is one of the major attractions of the Gompa.
Today, we will start our day early in the morning and drive to Pangong Lake (4267m / 14000 ft.) via Chang-la Mountain Pass (18,000 ft/5,475 m). On the way, we will see mesmerizing vistas with the changing hues of the waters of the lovely Pangong Lake. We will go up to the shore of Pangong Lake until we reach Lukung Village. Later drive back to Leh to reach by evening. And overnight stay in the hotel at Leh.
Today after breakfast in the morning, we will drive to the north of Leh up to Khardung La. (Mountain Pass at 5570 m/18380 ft.). It is supposed to be the highest motorable road not only in India, but in the world. After exploring the area, we will drive back to Leh by afternoon. In the evening, one can walk to Leh Market for last minute shopping. An overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning after having breakfast, Check out from the hotel and transfer to Leh domestic airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.