Srinagar(1) - Kargil(1) - Padum(3) - Rangdum(1) - Kargil(1) - Leh(2) - Nubra Valley(2) - Pangong Lake(1) - Leh(1)
Day-1 Arrival at Srinagar Today you arrive at Srinagar during the day for overnight transit stay.
Day-2 Travel to Kargil Today you travel to Kargil (200 kms) via Sonamarg (85 kms), Zojila Pass and Kargil War Memorial (Drass). Reach Kargil by late afternoon / evening.
Day-3 Travel to Padum Today you depart early at 7 AM to travel 250 kms (10 hours) to Padum (16000 ft asl) via Rangdum and Penzi La. Padum is the only town in Zanskar region and a base point to explore the area.
Day-4 Exploration around Padum Today after some rest and acclimatisation, you explore round Padum visiting Tungri village (17 KMs) and Zongkhul Monastery (37 Kms). Total time spent 3 hours.
Day-5 Exploration around Padum Today do further exploration around Padum including Sani, Stongdey, and Karsha monasteries, Zang La Fort and Sheela Village Waterfall. Total drive time - 3-4 hours.
Day-6 Return to Rangdum Today you return to Rangdum (120 kms - 4-5 hours). Enroute you take stunning pictures of Drang Drung Glacier, do some wildlife photography (Marmots) and capture superb views of Penzi La pass and Statso – Langtso Twin Lakes.
Day-7 Return to Kargil Today you return to Kargil. Enroute you spend time at Panikhar village, The rock-carved Maitreya at Kartse Khar and take the unexplored Umba La route on the way back to reach Kargil via drass (Total drive time 8 hours)
Day-8 Travel to Leh Via Lamayuru Today you tarvel to Leh (230 kms) via Mulbekh Buddhas (Stopover), Lamayuru Monastery, Magnetic hills, Alchi Monastery, Indus-Zanskar confluence and Pathar Sahib Gurdwara. Reach Leh by evening
Day-9 Leh Exploration Today you explore monasteries in and around Leh such as Shey, Thiksey alongwith scenic areas of Sindhu Ghat, Stok Palace (Museum) and Shanti Stupa (Evening visit recommended).
Day-10 Travel to Nubra Valley via Khardung La oday you drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass (18360 ft asl - one of the highest motorable passes in the world). En route, admire the spectacular views of the never-ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardungla Pass and North Pullu (Riverside)/ After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra (130 kms from Leh - 4 hours). You arrive by afternoon and later in the evening proceed to Hunder, the high altitude desert area for a Camel ride.
Day-11 Turtuk Excursion with Diskit visit in evening Today you undertake a day excursion to Turtuk (100 kms one way), a village on the Indo-Pak border having its unique ethnic character and stunning views enroute. In the evening you visit Diskit Monastery for spectacular views of the Nubra Valley
Day-12 Nubra - Pangong Today you travel to Pangong (15000 ft asl - 190 kms - 7 hours) via Durbuk. This is one of the most remote, adventurous and exhilarating drives of Ladakh. You reach Pangong by afternoon. Pangong is breezy and where you arrive for stunning views of the lake. Rest of the day you walk around Pangong lake reliving the "3 Idiots" moments.
Day-13 Return to Leh Today you return to Leh (150 kms - 4 hours - One way) via Chang La Pass (16000 ft). Enroute you will sight Marmots and have an option to visit Ancient Monasteries of Shey, Hemis and Thiksey. In the evening you may do market visit or enjoy some local style Tibetan dining.
Day-14 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.
Padum - Padum (also spelt Padam) located 240 km from Kargil is the largest town and administrative center of Zanskar Valley.
Rangdum - Rangdum is located midway between Kargil and Padum and is about 100 kms from Kargil.
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.