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Journey to Ladakh - 8 Days
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8 Days / 7 Nights Trip | Ladakh, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Khardung La pass

Journey to Ladakh - 8 Days

Breathtaking landscapes, star-filled skies and the most pristine lake in all of India - these are just some of the wonders awaiting you in Ladakh!
This June, pack your bags  and embark on an incredible journey through Ladakh!

You'll join an adventurous group to discover its rugged terrain and  experience its unparalleled beauty. You'll stand on the world's highest mountain passes, celebrate the Hemis Festival, walk on the shores of Pangong Tso,  and laugh as you chat up adorable kid monks at monasteries and ride camels through Nubra Valley.  No matter where you are, Ladakh will dazzle you with its grandeur and create memories which will linger on forever.
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  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Starting From
    $712
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Byond Travel
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.
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Scenic splendour everywhere

It's small wonder that Ladakh has one of the most striking landscapes on the planet. Remote, untouched and beautiful, this collection of timelapse videos by Reels and Frames showcases just some of the vistas you'll see on this journey!

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Itinerary

Arrival into Leh

On arrival in Leh you will be met and transferred to your hotel - spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Minimal exertion is recommended to enable acclimatization to the rarefied oxygen levels in this high altitude region.Dinner at the hotel.

   Meals:   Dinner

Thiskey, Hemis and Shey Monastery, Sunset at Shanti Stupa

Today after early tea/coffee, we are driven to Thiksey monastery situated towards the East of Leh 
picturesquely on a hill-lock, which also houses a two story stucco statue of Maitreya Buddha seated on a lotus, upon arrival we witness the monks gathered in the assembly hall for the Morning for a Prayer Ceremony, which begins before sunrise at 6AM, we hear the monks chant their prayers with the beats. 
After that you will be guided to visit the other parts of the monastery followed with a breakfast at the Thiksey monastery restaurant. After breakfast, you will be driven two kilometres ahead of Thiksey monastery for a photo halt along the banks of River Indus and then you will drive to visit Hemis monastery another 30 kilometres southwest of Thiksey; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. Hemis festival is considered amongst the biggest and most famous of the monastic festivals, and is dedicated to Padmasambhava. 
Every 12 years, the gompa's means a (monastery) greatest treasures, a huge Thangka, is ritually exhibited.After that, we will return to visit Shey monastery, Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past. The palace, mostly in ruins now, was built first in 1655, near Shey village, by the king of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal, also known as Lhachen Palgyigon. It was used as a summer retreat by the kings of Ladakh. The Shey Monastery was also built in 1655 on the instructions of Deldan Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal, within the palace complex. The monastery is noted for its giant copper with gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha is so named since Buddha was the sage (muni) of the Sakya people who resided in the Himalayan foothills and their capital was Kapilvastu. It is said to be the second largest such statue in Ladakh. Later in the afternoon, drive to the Shanti Stupa to catch the sunset view. Dinner at the hotel

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

Drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung La pass

Grab an early breakfast and set off on what promises to be a super adventurous day. You'll be visiting the stunning Nubra Valley. A few hours north of the Leh, visiting Nubra involves crossing the Khardung La pass, the highest motorable pass in the world at 18,390 feet. This will be your first stop. Spend some time stretching your legs, posing in front of the board that proclaims that fact and buying souvenirs from the gift shop.  We will stop along the way to capture this beautiful landscape. 
Head to your hotel sight, check-in, relax over lunch and tea and get ready for a safari like you've never  experienced before! That's right, the famous Bactrian camel safari. These double humped camels are very  rare and the Nubra valley is the only place in India where you can find them. Grab tight as the camel and  its handler show you the beautiful landscape dotted with small valleys blooming with summer flowers. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

In Nubra Valley, drive to Turtuk village

We will start the day with driving down till the Turtuk village – the last village on the border of India and  Pakistan. We will spend the time in and around the village and later drive back to Nubra stopping along  the way for more landscape images and a picnic lunch.  
Later we will explore the villages of Hunder and Diskit, walk around their streets and later return to Nubra.  

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

 Drive to Pangong Lake

Arm yourselves with cameras as we head to Pangong Tso, the prettiest and largest lake in the Indian  Himalayas.  
Today we will be driving through Changla Pass the third highest pass in the world! During our drive you  will witness the changing landscape; we will try and capture it all!  
At Pangong, check in to your luxury camps, unwind and take in the beauty of your surroundings. Take a  walk around the perimeter of the lake and watch as the colour of the water shifts constantly. Throw a  pebble across and see how far it skims!  We will spend the time photographing this amazing, beautiful and probably the most photographed lake!

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

Drive back to Leh

An early morning shoot at the lake before we start our drive back to Leh. On the way, stop at Changla  again for a cup of steaming local tea and take photos. Rest of the day in Leh is on your own. Perhaps  some last minute shopping and souvenir buying for people back home?  

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

Day at Leisure

After breakfast leave for Sham Valley, start with Hall of Fame, which was constructed by the Indian Army  to commemorate the sacrifice of soldiers during Indo-Pak wars, Kali Mata Temple, followed by Spituk  Gompa - an 11th century structure, Next on the list of attractions is the majestic Gurudwara Pathar Sahib.  Nestled deep in the Himalayas, it was constructed by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to honor the visit of Guru  Nanak Dev - the founder of the Sikh faith. Drive another few km to witness the magic of Magnetic Hill that  defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic  road, it seems to slide up and further. Driving through a picturesque landscape, we reach the confluence  of the Indus and Zanskar River. Proceed back to Hotel via same route. Dinner and overnight stay at the  Hotel in Leh.  

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

Fly back home!

All good things must come to an end, alas. Today, after breakfast, you get transferred to the airport to  catch your respective flights back home.

Inclusions

  7 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis in the mentioned hotels or of similar category

 All Transportation and sightseeing by Toyota Innova or similar

 Breakfast, Dinner at all locations

 Services of an English speaking guide

 All Monastery and Monument entrance fees

 01 bottle mineral water per person per day

 River Rafting

Not Included

 Airfare to and from Leh or any other destination

 Any kind of personal expenses, Lunches, starters & Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated etc)

 Any kind of optional tours

 Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls & Camera Fee

 Services of vehicle on leisure days and after finishing the sightseeing tour

 Medical & Travel insurance

 Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Road blocks, natural calamities and nature’s fury

 Anything not mentioned under the category “COST INCLUSIONS”

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Start date

10 Jun 2021

End date

17 Jun 2021

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