Day 6: Blending into the culture
We embark on our trip to Nubra Valley, via the world’s highest motorable road – Khardungla, also known as the biker’s paradise. We continue on our journey, with a few stops to take memorable pictures with our bikers, valiant soldiers and the customary Kawa Chai with Maggie. 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, dwelling away from the hustle & bustle of Hunder village, with mesmerising views and serenity beyond compare. The night is completed with the traditional Kawa chai & a homey meal.
A special route to Pangong has been carved out into the Himalayan range known as the Shyok route 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 8: Tibetan Markets and Ladakhi Cafes
View the beautiful Sunrise and morning at Pangong Lake.Post breakfast, we head back to Leh to indulge in the local Tibetan markets and some delicious Ladakhi delights. They say that ‘Mountain people are different’, deal with them to put the words to test. Humble and sweet, these are the people who own the shops in LEH our personal recommendation is the apricot juice at the streets-end & indulge in delicious Momos at Lamayuru cafe or World cafe
Day 9: Zanskar River Rafting and The Magnetic Hills
On this day interested adventurist can opt to try the famous White Water River Rafting, at the confluence of Indus & Zanskar, with Grade 3 Rapids, guided by kayaking experts. Our next stop is the Magnetic Hills or Anti-Gravity Hills, this is one experience that you can only believe when you see it. Other highlights of the day include, The famous Ladakh Airforce Musem and Pathersahib Gurudwara which has a long history associated with Leh.
Day 10: 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”…