Duration: 25 August – 08 September 2015
DAY 1: 25 Aug 2015: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Transfer and check-in at the hotel and you have the evening free for the market, shopping and leisure. Stay overnight in Delhi.
DAY 2 : 26 Aug 2015: DELHI to LEH
Arrive at Kushok Bakula Airport in Leh, one of the highest airports in the world at a 3500 m altitude. You will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Leh City, after a drive of only 3 to 4 km. On arrival at the hotel you will be served a welcome drink and then proceed to your rooms to spend a full day at rest to acclimatize yourself completely to the high altitude of Ladakh, which is a must. In the evening, have a nice, easy walk to Leh Bazaar. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3: 27 Aug 2015: LEH
After an early breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of the Indus Valley, which includes visits to Leh Palace and the Stok Monastery, both of which are among the historically most important and magnificent examples of royal architecture and Buddhist culture in Ladakh. You will have a lunch box packed for the day. Spend the evening at your leisure or in the market in Leh. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4: 28 Aug 2015: LEH
Full-day tour of some of the most fabulous monasteries and palaces in the Indus Valley belt of Ladakh which include Stok Palace built in 1834, the 16th century Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5: 29 Aug 2015: LEH to ULLEYTOKPO
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to Ulleytokpo (70 km.). Enroute you will get to visit Sangam, Alchi and Likir Monastery. You will have a lunch box packed for the day. Then, an afternoon excursion to Rizong Monastery and Nunnery; picturesque landscapes abound. Stay overnight in Ulley.
DAY 6: 30 Aug 2015: ULLEYTOKPO to TINGMOGANG
In the morning after breakfast, we begin the drive to Tingmogang village (95 km.). Enroute, you will stop at Khalatsi village for tea. We will arrive in Tingmogang by afternoon and check in at the hotel. After lunch, you will visit the Nunnery school, the great fortified Tingmogang Palace and Chamba Monastery, which was once the capital of western Ladakh. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7: 31 Aug 2015: TINGMOGANG to LEH
In the morning after breakfast, visit Vipassana Valley which is host to meditation camps and treks during the short summer months. Then, drive back to Leh (92 km.) and check in at your hotel. Spend the rest of the day free at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8: 01 Sep 2015: LEH to NUBRA VALLEY
After an early breakfast at 8:00 am, we will begin the drive to Nubra Valley via the world-renowned Khardongla Pass (18360 ft.). Arrive and check in at the especially set-up tented camp near the famous white-and-silver Sand Dunes of Nubra. Enjoy an authentic Kashmiri hot lunch on arrival. Rest and relax at the camp. In the afternoon visit Dsikit & Hunder Monasteries. Dinner and overnight stay at this exclusive camp.
DAY 9: 02 Sep 2015: NUBRA VALLEY
A leisurely breakfast is followed by an exciting Camel Safari on double-humped camels through the white Sand Dunes of Nubra. Afterward, you’ll have some a chance to freshen up and then savor a delicious Indian lunch at the camp. In the afternoon, we will drive to the secluded Yarabtso Lake and visit the Panamic Hot Springs. Then, head back to the Sand Dune Camp by evening. Dinner features regional specialties and a camp fire.
DAY 10: 03 Sep 2015: NUBRA VALLEY to SABOO
After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Leh via the Khardongla Pass. Enjoy your lunch on top of the world’s highest pass; this is an experience in itself. Then we continue our journey until we arrive in Leh for dinner at the famous “Tibetan Kitchen Restaurant” (reserved table). Overnight in Saboo.
DAY 11: 04 Sep 2015: LEH to TSOMORIRI LAKE
We begin the day with an early morning drive along the Indus River into Rupshu Valley. Admire the beautiful wilderness leading up to Tsomoriri Lake (4200 m / 220 km east of Leh). You will have a lunch box packed for the day. Arrive at Tsomoriri by late afternoon and check-in at the tented camp at Korzok lakeside village, one of the Ladakh Sarai Yurts at Saboo. Relax till evening. Around 7:00 p.m. proceed to a unique Tibetan dinner of the highest settlements in Ladakh. Spend the evening relaxing and enjoying your surroundings. Overnight at the camp.
DAY 12: 05 Sep 2015: TSOMORIRI LAKE
Spend the day exploring the lake area and walking along its beautiful and seemingly endless shores. Head back to camp for lunch and later visit the nomadic village of Korzok and its small monastery. Tsomoriri Lake is also a famous bird watching sanctuary, so remember to carry your binoculars. Overnight at the camp.
DAY 13: 06 Sep 2015: TSOMORIRI to LEH
In the moring we drive back to Leh. Enroute we will visit Chumathang sulphur hot springs and theThiksey Monastery. The evening will be free for your leisure at Leh Bazaar. Overnight in Leh.
DAY 14: 07 Sep 2015: LEH to DELHI
We will have an early morning transfer to Kushok Bakula Airport, Leh, to board the flight back to Delhi. You will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel to check in and freshen up. Enjoy lunch at a renowned restaurant that showcases the cuisines of Northeast India. In the afternoon we will take you on a guided heritage walk in Old Delhi. Then, enjoy a farewell dinner featuring traditional family-style Rajasthani vegetarian Thali, guaranteed to tickle your taste buds! Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 15: 08 Sep 2015
According to your flight schedule, transfer to the airport will be provided for your onward journey. Tour ends.