Day 2: Exploring Leh
Our day in Leh is super-packed with visits to, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Rancho’s School (from the movie 3-IDIOTS), Shanti Stupa (symbol of peace), Shey Palace and Leh Palace. The city tour is a splendid, with the city framed by rocky mountains and cold winds, the warm welcoming smiles of locals & their customary Juley (Hello), can be heart-warming.
Day 3: Nubra via Khardungla pass
We embark on our trip to Nubra Valley, via the world’s highest motorable road – Khardungla After reaching Nubra Valley, we visit the sand dunes of Hunder Village in Nubra, ride the local double humped camels, dress up in Ladakhi costumes & try our luck with a bow & arrow. We then head to Sumoor visiting the Diksit Monastery on the way. Sumoor is a rustic town, away from the hustle & bustle of Hunder village, with mesmerising views and serenity beyond compare.
Day 4: On our way to ‘LEH’
Salute to the brave soldiers who stand in these difficult weather with low oxygen and difficult conditions. Flag hoisting at Khardungla Pass. An experience of a life time.
Day 5: Capturing Sunset at Pangong Tso the light of the Himalayas
A special route to Pangong has been carved out into the Himalayan range via Changla pass Situated at a height of 4250 meters, deep in the barren landscape of Ladakh, Pangong Tso (Lake in Tibetan) is one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia. After indulging in the timeless beauty of the Pangong lake, we call it a night at the tents and await the beautiful morning to drop its first ray of light on this magical lake.
Day 6: Tibetan Markets and Cafes
We head back to Leh to indulge in the local Tibetan markets and some delicious Ladakhi delights. Our personal recommendation is the apricot juice at the streets-end & indulge in delicious Momos at Lamayuru cafe or World cafe.
Day 7: Hasta-La-Vista Ladakh
After a hearty breakfast, Highlanders are dropped off at the Leh airport, to head back home, with unforgettable memories. Until we meet again… John Muirr said, “The Mountains are calling & I must go”…