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Manali to Leh by Road

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Consisting of high plains and deep valleys, Ladakh is one of the highest regions in the world. Colorful prayer flags, Buddhist monks chanting mantras, modest people & hill-top monasteries releasing sounds of spinning prayer wheels, makes a trip to Ladakh truly unforgettable. Surrounded by world’s two mightiest mountain ranges, The Great Himalayas & The Karakoram, this is the place like no other. Located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh is on the priority list of most travelers.

TOUR DURATION

7 NIGHTS/ 8 DAYS

DESTINATIONS COVERED

Manali - Leh - Pangong Lake

DETAILED ITINERARY

A Day-By-Day Plan To Guide Your Journey.

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Manali To Sarchu

Today we start our journey to Leh Stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay.

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Sarchu To Leh

Leave For Leh By Early Morning, Through Nakeela And Lachangla Pass 16,617 Ft. Lunch At Pang. After Lunch Drive To Leh Passing Through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest And Highest Plateau On Earth On Stretch Of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft And Indus Valley. Upon Arrival In Leh You’ll Met By Our Representative And Check In At Our Hotel

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Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,390 Ft.

Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

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Nubra Valley – Leh

After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.

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Leh To Pangong Lake

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

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Pangong Lake To Leh

Morning At Leisure To Explore The Beauty Of Lake And Later We Drive Back To Leh Enroute Visiting Hemis Gompa, The Largest Monastic Foundation Of Drukpa Kagyu Order Of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive Further To Leh And Check In At Our Hotel For Overnight

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Leh - Excursion To Sham Valley

After Breakfast You Drive Downstream Along The River Indus On Leh – Kargil Highway. And Start Our Sightseeing With Hall Of Fame (Museum Constructed By India Army) Near Leh Is Worth A Visit For Every Indian, And Proceed Further To Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled Deep In The Himalayas, A Drive Of Another 4 Km Took Us To Magnetic Hill Which Defies The Law Of Gravity & Further Driving Through A Picturesque Landscape We Reached The Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River. After Visiting Above Places We Drive Back To Leh Enroute Visiting Spituk Monastery, Built In 15th Century During The Reign Of Grags ‘Bum-Lde, These New Gelug-Pa Monastery Was Built Like Fortress On The Summit Of Crags. Evening At Leisure And Overnight At Hotel In Leh.
In The Evening You Can Stroll Around The Market Place For Some Last Minute Souvenir Shopping.

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Depart Leh (Fly Out)

Transfer To Airport To Board The Flight For Home Country Taking Back Wonderful Memory Of Ladakh Holiday.
Tour Concludes: EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPES Manager Will Assist You With Your Transfer To The Airport For Boarding Onward Flight.

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