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Complete Ladakh with Tsomoriri(8 Nights)

Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake, Leh

for Family Traveller, Experiential Traveller

Holiday Overview

Enroute - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
View from Diskit - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Enroute - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
View from Khardungla
Khardungla Top
Khardungla Pass
Spituk Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Redtigerxyz)
Phyang Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Baldiri)
Enroute to Basgo - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
View of Leh from Shanti Stupa - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Jama Masjid - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Hall of Fame Museum - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
View from Thiksey - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Photo Courtesy Dimple Shah
Nagin Lake Views

Complete Ladakh with Tsomoriri takes you to the high altitude region of Ladakh while including major destinations such as Nubra Valley (high altitude desert) and Pangong Lake (high altitude lake), Leh (Popular arrival and departure point) and Tsomoriri (High Altitude lake).

Route

Leh(2) - Nubra Valley(1) - Leh(1) - Pangong Lake(1) - Tsomoriri Lake(2) - Leh(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival in Leh
  • Day-2 Leh (Local Sightseeing)
  • Day-3 Leh to Nubra Valley
  • Day-4 Nubra Valley (Local Sightseeing) and back to Leh
  • Day-5 Leh to Pangong Lake
  • Day-6 Pangong Lake to Tsomoriri
  • Day-7 Visit Korzok monastery and walk around
  • Day-8 Tsomoriri – Leh (Via Tanglangla)
  • Day-9 Departure from Leh
Sightseeing Summary

Leh - Hall of Fame Museum (4.00 kms), Shanti Stupa (5.00 kms), Sindhu Bank (10.00 kms), Shey Monastery (15.00 kms), Thiksey Monastery (19.00 kms), Gurdwara Pathar Sahib (25.00 kms), Khardungla Pass (39.00 kms), Hemis Monastery (45.00 kms), Pangong Lake (128.00 kms)

Nubra Valley - Double Humped Camel Ride (5.00 kms), Diskit Monastery (14.00 kms)

Pangong Lake - Pangong Lake (0.50 kms)

Tsomoriri Lake - Tsomoriri lake (1.00 kms), Tsokar Lake (50.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Leh Departure - Leh
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Distances
  • Leh to Nubra Valley -125 kms (5 hrs)
  • Nubra Valley to Leh -125 kms (5 hrs)
  • Leh to Pangong Lake -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Pangong Lake to Tsomoriri Lake
  • Tsomoriri Lake to Leh -240 kms (11 hrs)
Route

Leh(2) - Nubra Valley(1) - Leh(1) - Pangong Lake(1) - Tsomoriri Lake(2) - Leh(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival in Leh Arrival at Leh. Spend the day in the hotel for rest and acclimatisation. Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market in the evening.

Day-2 Leh (Local Sightseeing) After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing on the Leh – Srinagar Highway. Visit the Hall of Fame This is a museum maintained by the Indian Army showcasing their strength during the different wars fought, Kali Mata Temple & Gurudwara Patthar Sahib supposed to be built to mark the visit of Guru Nanak Dev to this area. Proceed further and experience the effects of magnetic Hill which is set to defy the law of gravity and admire the confluence of holy Indus & Zanskar.

Day-3 Leh to Nubra Valley After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass. This road is considered to be the highest motorable road of the world. En route, admire the spectacular views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardungla Pass (18,390 feet) After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra. After Hotel check-in, enjoy camel Safari in the evening.

Day-4 Nubra Valley (Local Sightseeing) and back to Leh  After breakfast, visit Diskit & Hunder Villages and monasteries take a stroll around the place to see the life style of people living at the northernmost region of India. Drive back to leh via Khardungla pass.

Day-5 Leh to Pangong Lake  After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.

Day-6 Pangong Lake to Tsomoriri Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive further towards the east. This is a new route which has very recently been opened for the tourists. Drive along the Pangong lake enroute crossing villages of Man, Mirak, Chushul ( which is just 80 kms from the Chinese border and is famous for the memorial of Maj. Shaitan Singh who sacrificed his life in the Sino India war of 1962 and every year the flag meeting of the Chinese and Indian Army is held here). Further we drive to Tsaga and Loma bend and upon reaching Mahe take a left turn and continue to drive till you reach Tsomoriri.

Day-7 Visit Korzok monastery and walk around Spend the whole day in the area visiting the Korzok monastery and taking a small hike to the end of the village which has some nomadic settlement. One can see the nomadic way of life and interact with them and understand their life style. We can also find a number of wild animals and birds.

Day-8 Tsomoriri – Leh (Via Tanglangla) Post breakfast we check out from the Camp and proceed towards Tsokar Lake. On the way we will see the hot sulphur springs at Puga known to have medicinal properties and cure a lot of ailments. Thereafter we continue to drive in the same direction and visit the Tsokar lake. Thereafter we continue to drive towards Leh enroute stoping at Tanglangla pass, the second highest motorable pass in the world at 5350 m.

Day-9 Departure from Leh After breakfast, get transferred to Leh Airport for onward departure.

Detailed Sightseeing

Leh :

  • Hall of Fame Museum - Hall of Fame Leh is a museum constructed and maintained by the Indian army in memory of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the Indo-Pak wars

  • Shanti Stupa - Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist stupa on a hilltop near Leh built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself. The stupa has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

  • Sindhu Bank - Sindhu Ghat is situated at 10 km up stream the Indus River from Leh near the Shey monastery. It is a peaceful river bank offering excellent views of the area around.

  • Shey Monastery - The Shey Monastery and the Shey Palace complex are located 15 kilometres south of Leh on the Leh-Manali road. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past

  • Thiksey Monastery - Thikse Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat sect at 19 kms and is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh. The monastery is located at an altitude of 11,800 ft asl and is a 12-storey complex and houses many items of Buddhist art such as stupas, statues, thangkas, wall paintings and swords.

  • Gurdwara Pathar Sahib - Gurdwara Pathar Sahib was constructed in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev in the region. Gurdwara is located at about 25 kms from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level.

  • Khardungla Pass - Khardung La (17582 ft asl) is one of the worlds highest motorable passes at 39 kms from Leh. Khardung La offers spectacular views and is kind of must visit for any traveller to Leh.

  • Hemis Monastery - Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, located at 45 kms from Ladakh. The monastery existed before 11th century and was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is held here in early June.

  • Pangong Lake - Pangong Lake is an high altitude lake visited ex-Leh (128 kms). The lake is 134 kms long and max 5 km wide. Pangong drive from Leh is most spectacular via Changla pass and staying overnight at Pangong Lake is nothing short of an experience. Pangong area is also renowned for bird watching as its a nesting grounds for migratory birds like Bar headed Geese and being considered for a Ramsar site.

Nubra Valley :

  • Double Humped Camel Ride - Nubra Valley (120 kms from Leh) is known for being the high altitude desert area and home to double humped camels. A camel ride here is popular with tourists.

  • Diskit Monastery - Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley region of Ladakh. Lachung Temple and Hundur Monastery are also located nearby.

Pangong Lake :

  • Pangong Lake - Pangong Lake is an high altitude lake visited ex-Leh (128 kms). The lake is 134 kms long and max 5 km wide. Pangong drive from Leh is most spectacular via Changla pass and staying overnight at Pangong Lake is nothing short of an experience. Pangong area is also renowned for bird watching as its a nesting grounds for migratory birds like Bar headed Geese and being considered for a Ramsar site.

Tsomoriri Lake :

  • Tsomoriri lake - Tsomoriri Lake is a high altitude lake located at 215 kms east of Leh. Tsomoriri Lake is declared a Ramsar site and is breeding ground for many migratory species. Overnight stay at Tsomoriri Lake is nothing short of an experience. Many guests arriving from Manali - Leh route take a detour after Sarchu to visit Tsomoriri Lake before arriving at Leh.

  • Tsokar Lake - Tsokar is a lake at about 50 kms from Tsomoriri closer to Manali - Leh route and is an inportant destination for bird watching and spotting Kiangs (Wild Ass). Tsokar is visited alongwith Tsomoriri.

Destination Overview

Leh - Leh lies at altitude of 10500 ft and the region basically is a high altitude desert and home to ancient monasteries, offers some extreme weather and exceptional views.

Nubra Valley - Nubra Valley (120 kms from Leh) is known for being the high altitude desert area having sand dunes and the double humped camels.

Pangong Lake - Pangong Lake (160 kms from Leh) is situated at about 14,200 feet and is the world’s highest saltwater lake.

Tsomoriri Lake - Tsomoriri or Lake Moriri in the Changthang area is a High Altitude Lake (HAL) with an altitude of 4,595 m (15,080 ft) in Ladakh, It is the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region.

Access
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Distances
  • Leh to Nubra Valley -125 kms (5 hrs)
  • Nubra Valley to Leh -125 kms (5 hrs)
  • Leh to Pangong Lake -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Pangong Lake to Tsomoriri Lake
  • Tsomoriri Lake to Leh -240 kms (11 hrs)

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Distances
  • Leh to Nubra Valley -125 kms (5 hrs)
  • Nubra Valley to Leh -125 kms (5 hrs)
  • Leh to Pangong Lake -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Pangong Lake to Tsomoriri Lake
  • Tsomoriri Lake to Leh -240 kms (11 hrs)

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