Paradise to The Land of Lamas
Horses, horsemen, food, cook, helpers, back up Jeep, dinning tents, kitchen tents, table, stool, sleeping tents, mattresses, Back up jeep etc.
Duration09 Nights and 10 Days
Group Size02 Pax (Min)
Best timeAround the year
|Area||97,000 sq kms out of which nearly 38,000 sq. kms are under Chinese Occupation since 1962.|
|Population||Approx. 2.40 lakh in the 2 districts of Leh & Kargil.|
|Ethnic Composition||Ladakhi including Balti / Purgi, Shina or Dardic, Urdu / Hindi.|
|Languages||Mongoloid / Tibetan, Dardic and assorted Indo-Aryan elements.|
|Altitude||Leh3505m, Kargil 2750m|
Maximum:27 degree centigrade
Minimum : 10 degree centigrade
Maximum5 degree centigrade
Minimum : (-20 degree centigrade)
|Rain-Fall||15cm, 6" (annual average)|
|Clothing||Cotton & light woollens in summer and heavy woolens including down-filled wind proof upper garments in winter.|
Welcome to Ladakh , land abounding in awesome physical features from snow capped mountains to mesmerizing lakes to cold desert Sand dunes that you have never dwelled on before... Set in an enormous and spectacular environment of greatest mountain ranges of the world , the Karakoram in the north and the Great Himalaya in the south ,it is traversed by two other parallel chains, the Ladakh Range and the Zanskar Range in the state Of Jammu and Kashmir,India.
Paradise to The Land of LamasDay 01 : Srinagar (by flight)
With a amazing flight to Srinagar, you will be met by Kailash Expeditions representative and transferred you to the houseboat or hotel and keep afternoon free for personal activities. In the evening, take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset. Overnight at houseboat.Day 2 : Srinagar Local sightseeing (50 Kms)
We begin to explore the paradise with a half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens bulit during the Mughal reign in Kashmir , the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). And later to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on the Dal Lake would give you a pleasant feeling of being in world 's most beatiful mountains with scenic beauty around the Lake. Overnight at houseboat.Day 3 : Srinagar Gulmarg Srinagar (112 kms)
The day begins with a beautiful drive trail to Gulmarg, the most beautiful hill station in Kashmir and also popular for its leisure golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and adventure skiing during the winter season where one can enjoy the splendor of nature and adventure. One can haveexperience Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg .Drive back to srinagar and overnight at houseboat.Day 4: Srinagar Sonmarg - Kargil (205 kms)
After an morning tea and sumptuous breakfast ,drive to one of the most exhilarating and beautiful drive in the world ,Srinagar to Leh via Kargil and road passes through the panoramic village to reach Sonmarg (2740 mtrs) , which folllows up with lush green fileds on both the sides After Sonmarg the road is mostly rough and wet to Zojila pass 3527 mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh) mostly covered with snow and the drive continue towards Drass (the second coldest inhibited place in the world) were we stop for refreshments and passport check. Another few hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 mtrs) which is our mid way to Leh. Overnight at hotel.Day 5 :Kargil Leh (235 kms)
A full day drive , a transition from green valleys to barren stark mountains of ladakh . Today we ascend few passes and experience the first Buddhist village ,Mulbek , the gaint statue of Matreya buddha , believed to be naturally existed . We cross the highest pass (Fotula 4166 mtrs.) reaching Lamayuru village and have our lunch and later we will be at Lamayuru oldest Monastery. Continue drive through the lower valleys of ladakh ( shyam ) with crossing village like basgo ,Nimu a view of Zanskar River following into Indus and the confluence and ultimately we reach Leh (3500 mtrs). Overnight at hotel.Day 6 :Leh
A day for leisure . Afternoon half day tour to Spituk and Shanker Gompa and later enjoy the beautiful sumset at Shanti stupa ( Japenses pagoda) where one can view the whole city of leh at a glance. Overnight at hotel.Day 07.Leh /Nubra Valley via Khardongla. 125km.
After an early breakfast ,drive to beautiful NubraValley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) with the zig zag trail continues and drive till Hundar village. On arrival check in Nature's nest North camp. Afternoon enjoy the beauty of sand dune and double hump camel. Overnight at Nature's Nest North Camp or similar...Day 08.Diskit/Sumoor/ Leh.
Today , we get up early morning visit to Diskit monastery and have wonderful view of Nubra valley. Later drive to Sumoor village and back to Leh via same trail of khardong village and khardongla. Overnight Hotel.Day 09.Leh / Pangong Lake/Leh
Today after early breakfast , start your drive to Pangong lake via Thiksay monastery and Shay. Enjoy the turquoise color panoramic lake and the magnificent mountains and landscapes which will leave you awestruck . Spent your afternoon enjoy the beauty of Pangong lake and drive back to Leh..Overnight HotelDay 10: Leh Delhi
Transfer to Kushok Bakula Airport which is 10 mins away from city ,Check-In in time to the airport to connect flight to Delhi with memory of Kashmir and Ladakh ..
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