Srinagar - Kargil(1) - Alchi(1) - Leh(1) - Pangong Lake(1) - Leh(1) - Nubra Valley(1) - Leh(1)
Day-1 Srinagar - Kargil via Sonamarg Early Departure from Srinagar, travel to Kargil (8200+ ft asl) via Srinagar - Leh Highway. Enroute visit Sonmarg (8500+ ft asl) and experience stunning close range Himalayan views. Reach Kargil via Zojilla pass & Drass region.
Day-2 Kargil - Alchi via Lamayuru Proceed to Alchi. Enroute visit Mulbekh (known for its huge Buddha Statue) and Lamayuru monastery (10500 ft asl - The oldest monastery in Ladakh). Reach Alchi by evening.
Day-3 Alchi Sightseeing, Monastery visit. Return to Leh. Visits around Leh. Drive to Leh enroute visiting Basgo (the most impressive of Ladakhi citadels despite its ruined state), Likir monastery and Phyang monastery (6 kms before Leh) further admire the confluence of Indus – Zanskar Rivers and the effects of Magnetic Hill (Defiance of the law of gravity). Visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and Kali Mata temple and reach Leh. If time permits, go for an evening visit to Shanti Stupa.
Day-4 Leh to Pangong. Visit Shey - Thiksey - Hemis Monasteries enroute. Early departure from Leh to Pangong (14000 ft asl - 150 kms - 5 hours) via Changla Pass (third highest pass of the world). Enroute visit Shey monastery, Thiksey monastery, Hemis monastery and Sindhu Ghat. Experience lake views from the Camp.
Day-5 Pangong - Leh. Leh market visit for shopping Drive back to Leh (150 kms - 5 hrs). Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. If time permits, explore local Leh market for shopping.
Day-6 Leh - Nubra Valley. Visit Sumur and Hunder village and Diskit Monastery. Early departure to Nubra Valley (10000+ ft asl - popularly known as the valley of flowers.) (125 kms - 5 hrs) enroute visit Khardung-la-pass (the highest Motorable road in the world - 17582 ft asl). Post lunch you can explore the beautiful village of Sumur & Hunder with a visit to Diskit Monastery.
Day-7 Visit Sand Dunes. Bactrian Camel ride. Back to Leh. Visit high altitude cold desert and Sand Dunes to enjoy a Bactrian Camel ride (Double humped camel). Return to Leh (125 kms - 5 hrs). If time permits take a walk to the market.
Day-8 Departure Depart for onward journey.
Srinagar - Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir. Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. Houseboats, Shikaras and Mughal gardens, Handicraft shops all combine to give a unique holiday experience.
Kargil - Kargil (8200 ft asl) is one of the coldest regions in India on the Srinagar - Leh highway.
Alchi - At 70 kms from Leh, Alchi Choskor (10000 - 11000 ft) is situated on the banks of Indus River and home to an ancient monastery.
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.
Pangong Lake - Pangong Lake (160 kms from Leh) is situated at about 14,200 feet and is the world’s highest saltwater lake.
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.