Overview/Itinerary

An expedition which covers:

  • Lakes Covered: Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri Tso Kar, Surajtal, Deepak Tal, Chandratal, Kiagar Tso
  • Passes Covered: Zoji La, Fotu La, Khardung La, Chang La, Lachulung La, Nakee La, Baralacha La, Kunzum La, Rohtang La.
  • Other Places - Korzok Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Shey Palace, Thicksey Monastery, Rock Carved Mulbekh Maitrey, Lunar Landscapes, Diskit Monastery, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Sham Valley
  • Last Date For Registration: 30th July 2015

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zojila Pass – Drass – Kargil

Visit:  Great vistas of Drass Valley with views of Tiger Hill, Kargil War Memorial

  • Reach early morning to Srinagar or reach on any previous day (Loose End)
  • Enjoy the vistas en-route especially the lush green Minamarg Meadows
  • Have late brunch meal at Drass
  • Overnight at Kargil
  • About 8-9 Hrs drive, depending upon the traffic movement at Zozila and breaks in between

 

Day 2 :  Kargil – Lamayuru - Leh

Visit: Rock Carved Mulbekh Maitrey, Lamayuru Monastery, Lunar Landscapes

  • Hit the roads by 6:00 AM
  • On the way to Leh you can also see Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu
  • Overnight at Leh
  • About 9-10 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between

 

Day 3: Leh Local

Visit: Leh Main Market, Leh Palace or just rest

Stay @ Leh

 

Day 4 :  Leh - Khardung La - Diskit

Visit: Khardung la , highest motorable road (as claimed), Diskit Monastery, which has 106 Feet tall Buddha statue, Go for Camel Safari over Hunder Sand Dunes in the evening

  • Hit the roads by 6.30 AM
  • Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
  • On the way enjoy a cup of Tea at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
  • Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue
  • Hunder has sand dunes and double humped bacterian camel safari
  • About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between and at Khardung La

 

Day 5 : Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh

Visit: Hot water springs @ Panamik

  • Hit the roads by 6.30 AM
  • Overnight at Leh
  • About 7-8 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between

 

Day 6 :  Leh – Hemis Monastery – Chang La Pass - Pangong Tso Lake

Visit:  Hemis Monastery,

Pangong Tso: One of the largest salt water lakes in the world which is 1/3rd in India and rest in Tibet

  • Hit the roads by 6.00 AM
  • Witness the the largest monastic institution in Ladakh – Hemis Monastery
  • Dash for a day trip to Pangong Tso to experience the blue hues
  • Overnight at Pangong Tso
  • About 6-7 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks in between

Suggested lunch point: Packaged Lunch 

 

Day 7 : Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh

Visit: Shey Palace, Thicksey Monastery,

Pangong Tso: One of the largest salt water lakes in the world which is 1/3rd in India and rest in Tibet

  • Wakeup witnessing the beauty of Pangong Tso lake
  • Travel to Thicksey Monastery and Shey Palace
  • Back to Leh
  • 5-6 hours of drive, depending upon the breaks in between

Suggested lunch point: Packaged Lunch

 

Day 8 : Leh – Tso Moriri via Chumathang

Visit: Kiagar Tso, a small lake on the way to Tso Moriri,

Tso Moriri , high altitude salt water lake changes colors many times a day

  • Hit the roads by 6.00 AM
  • Kiagar Tso, a small lake on the way to Tso Moriri,
  • Cover Korzok Monastery and Hot springs at Chumathang
  • Explore Something Unexplored at Tso Moriri or Rest before the next long day
  • Overnight at Tso Moriri
  • About 8-9 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks 

 

Day 9 : Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Moore Plains – Sarchu - Jispa

Visit (en route): Tso Kar, Moore Plains, Pang, Lachulung la @ 16616 ft, Nakee la @ 15547 ft, Gata Loops

  • Early morning we leave from Tso Moriri for TsoKar
  • The lake is very popular with bird watchers as the marshlands surrounding the lake supports an amazing array of bird life.
  • The common birds that are seen are Brahmni ducks, bar headed geese and great crested grebe. The main attraction, however, is the black necked crane. The black necked cranes, known for their fidelity, come to Tso Kar to lay eggs. 

 

Day 10 :  Jispa – Manali

Visit (en route): Rohtang Pass @ 13,054 ft

Travel time: 5-6 hrs odd

Stay @ Manali at 6,730 ft

9 Nights 10 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

Accommodation on triple sharing as per itinerary listed above

Meals wherever applicable as mentioned in the itinerary listed above

Any Entrance Fees like fees for monasteries, monuments, Guide Fee

Transfer sightseeing as per following requirements:

a.       Srinagar to Leh drop in two days with overnight halt at Kargil

b.      Ladakh sightseeing as follows:

i.    Sham Valley Tour

ii.    Nubra Valley –Turtuk –Leh  in 3 days with overnight halt at Deskit

iii.    Pangong Tso – Leh in two days with overnight halt at Pangong Tso

iv.    Leh –  Manali in 3 days with overnight halt at Tsomoriri & Sarchu

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any Manali – Delhi Volvo Bus tickets. (Can be arranged at additional cost)
  • Train / Flight bookings.
  • Any Airfare to and from Leh or any other destination.
  • Any Camel Safari Charges, Boating, Rafting and any other type of adventure activity etc.
  • Any additional costs due to Natural Crises, Road Blocks and Flight Delay/Cancellation.
  • Any extra meals above Itinerary, Laundry, Telephone Charges, Camera Fee, Room service, Extra Beds.
  • Any Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls,
  • Any kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
  • Any kind of Personal Expenses, Optional Tours, Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Any Medical & Travel insurance
  • Anything which is not mentioned under the category “PACKAGE INCLUSIONS”