Ladakh, the ‘Land of High Passes’ offers experiences of a lifetime. Meticulously designed Wonders of Ladakh tour lets you explore the scenic lakes, snow-laden peaks, barren mountains and so much more. Treat your eyes to the awe-inspiring views which you won’t find anywhere else. Spanning for over 10 days, the trip renders you in a state of awe with intriguing things like a Shikara ride and a visit to the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara. Besides spiritualism, add a touch of adventure in your excursion by embarking on a Camel safari at Hunder Sand Dunes. All things considered, you can rest assured of memorable holidays.
What is included in the tour
- Twin sharing accommodation at all places in HOTEL/ Camps as applicable to the itinerary.
- Daily Breakfast and Dinner at all the hotels.
- Welcome drink on arrival with cookies and biscuits.
- GST 5% as of now.
- Exclusive sightseeing & excursions by one non-ac Deluxe tempo or car as per above program.
- 3kg Oxygen cylinder is include from day 5th Leh to Leh only.
- First Aids Box.
- Tour manager (guide only applicable on above 8 pax strength in group).
What is NOT included in the tour
- Domestic airfare.
- Shikara ride in Srinagar Dal Lake or the lake.
- Monastery entrances fee.
- Camel riding fee.
- Airport transfer at Srinagar airport / Manali drop Services (Extra cost would be INR 1200 per transfer).
- Personal items like mineral water, phone calls, laundry etc.
- Extra meals / room services / bottled beverages consumed at the hotel.
- Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
- Porter age & tips at the airport, Hotel/Camp staff & drivers.
- Enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake
- Explore the popular attractions of Leh
- Delight in camel safari at Hunder sand dunes
- Traverse the Khardung La
- Marvel at the beautiful monasteries
- Soak-in the stunning beauty of the Pangong Lake
- Navigate the Rohtang Pass
- Shop till you drop at the markets of Leh
Day 1 : Srinagar
After reaching the Srinagar airport, manage to reach the hotel by yourself. Meet our tour representative at the hotel or the houseboat. Or else, you can meet our tour representative at the airport who will guide you to the hotel at an additional cost.
Once you reach the hotel, complete the check-in formalities. Satiate your hunger with an appetizing lunch. This is followed by a Shikara ride on direct payment basis. Sailing across the Dal Lake on the shikara is one of the best things to do in Srinagar. Thereafter, get ready to explore scenic Mughal Gardens. Chashm-e-Shahi, Nishat Bagh together with the Shalimar Bagh with attractions of their own are considered as the Mughal Gardens.
Enjoy an overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 2 : Srinagar – Kargil (204 km / 6-7 hours)
Savor a hearty breakfast and proceed towards Kargil. Delight in a halt en route at Sonmarg. Translating into the 'Meadows of gold', Sonamarg is a popular hill station in Jammu and Kashmir. A short break at Zoji La offers the desired break. Reckoned as one of the highest mountain passes in India, Zoji La gets covered with snow during winters.
The expedition continues to the Drass village, world's second coldest inhabited place. Revel in exploring the Kargil War Memorial. Also known as the 'Vijaypath', it was built to commemorate the heroes of the Kargil War who lost their lives fighting for the country.
Upon reaching Kargil by the evening, enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 3 : Kargil – Leh
Day 3 of the Wonders of Ladakh tour begins with a delectable breakfast. This is followed by a drive to Leh. The journey lets you enjoy a sightseeing tour of the popular attractions en route. Listen to the legends associated with the Lamayuru Monastery, the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh. Defy the law of gravity at the Magnetic Hill. Savor scrumptious Langar after paying homage at the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara. Call it a day at the Hall of Fame Museum. Commemorating the brave soldiers of the Indian Army, the museum exhibits weapons, a souvenir shop and historic artefacts.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 : A day at your leisure
On this day, you are free to cherish some 'Me' time. Explore the markets of Leh. Buy traditional items showcasing the Ladakh's culture. Enjoy the day leisurely and make the most of it to acclimatize in Leh-Ladakh. Don't forget to savor the Ladakhi food including Sku, Thukpa, Momos, Pava, etc.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Leh.
Day 5 : Leh – Nubra Valley (120 km / 4-5 hours)
Start your day with a hearty breakfast. This is followed by a road trip to the Nubra Valley via Khardung La. Marvel at the stunning picturesque vistas of the valley as you drive on this one of the highest motorable passes in the world. The colorful fluttering flags add a charm to the area.
After having your lunch, get ready for an enthralling experience. Ride on the Bactrian camel, a camel with two humps and revel in a camel safari amidst sand dunes in Hunder Village. The serene town enjoys the fame for its Sand Dunes tucked beautifully amidst green meadows, snow-laden mountains and rivers.
An overnight stay is planned in the Nubra Valley.
Day 6 : Nubra Valley - Pangong via Shyok route
Head towards the scenic Diskit Monastery post having an appetizing breakfast. The fascinating monastery stands amidst the barren valley and presents a sight to behold. Home to a giant statue of Lord Buddha, the monastery also offers breathtaking views of the Nubra Valley.
Thereafter, brace yourself up for a drive to Pangong via Shyok route. The voyage makes you travel on some of the trickiest roads and also render you in a state of awe by featuring spellbinding landscapes. There will be a short break at Durbuk village to relish a delicious lunch. Post this, the drive resumes to Pangong.
Upon reaching, check-in and enjoy an overnight stay at Pangong Lake while star gazing.
Day 7 : Pangong - Leh via Chang La
Treat your eyes to the mesmerizing views of the Pangong Lake at the time of sunrise. Exhibiting various hues of blue, the sparkling lake is one of the best places to visit in Ladakh. Once you are done with soak-in the ethereal beauty of the lake, drive back to Leh.
En route, visit Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace. Perched on a hill, the Thiksey Monastery shows a striking similarity with the Potala Palace of Lhasa. Boasting of a gilded victory stupa, the Shey Palace sits beautifully on a hill beside the Indus River. Further, you will be dropped at the Leh market where you can shop till your heart's content.
An overnight stay is arranged in Leh.
Day 8 : Leh - Jispa via Sarchu
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am and thereafter you have to leave for Sarchu. The road trip will include crossing the Skyangchu-Thang (biggest and highest plateau on Earth on a stretch of 42 km). Satiate your hunger with an appetizing lunch at Pang. You will reach Pang after navigating Nakee La and Lachung La.
Subsequently, the drive continues to Jispa. You will reach your desired destination by the evening.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Jispa.
Day 9 : Jispa–Manali 140 Km / 6 Hours
Post having your breakfast, get ready for a drive to Manali. The beautiful scenic drive proceeds to the destination while crossing Baralacha La, a high mountain pass in Zanskar Range. Savor tasty lunch at Sissu village.
Thereafter, cross the famous Rohtang Pass, another high mountain pass to reach Manali. Upon your arrival in Manali, you can go for Manali sightseeing (if time permits). Later return to the hotel. (Note: Arrival in Manali depends on the traffic at the Rohtang Pass.)
Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 : Manali tour end (Departure)
This is the last day of the tour. Check-out from the hotel on time and proceed towards your onward destination. If you want to avail transfer services, inform our executive 3 hours well in advance.