Leh Ladakh with Srinagar

Leh Ladakh with Srinagar

Duration: – 11 nights / 12 days

34,500/- per head

Chandigarh Airport to Srinagar Airport

Ladakh, large area of the northern and eastern Kashmir region, northwestern Indian subcontinent. Administratively, Ladakh is divided between Pakistan (northwest), as part of the Northern Areas, and India (southeast), as part of Ladakh union territory (until October 31, 2019, part of Jammu and Kashmir state); in addition, China administers portions of northeastern Ladakh.

Ladakh covers about 45,000 square miles (117,000 square km) and contains the Ladakh Range, which is a southeastern extension of the Karakoram Range, and the upper Indus River valley. Ladakh is one of the highest regions of the world. Its natural features consist mainly of high plains and deep valleys. The high plain predominates in the east, diminishing gradually toward the west. In southeastern Ladakh lies Rupshu, an area of large, brackish lakes with a uniform elevation of about 13,500 feet (4,100 metres). To the northwest of Rupshu lies the Zaskar Range, an inaccessible region where the people and the cattle remain indoors for much of the year because of the cold. Zaskar is drained by the Zaskar River, which, flowing northward, joins the Indus River below Leh. In the heart of Ladakh, farther to the north, cultivation by means of manuring and irrigation is practiced by farmers living in valley villages at elevations between about 9,000 and 15,000 feet (2,750 and 4,550 metres). Shepherds tend flocks in the upland valleys that are too high for cultivation. Leh, the most accessible town of Ladakh, is an important trade centre located 160 miles (260 km) east of Srinagar.

The climate of Ladakh is cold and dry. Average annual precipitation is roughly 3 inches (80 mm); fine, dry, flaked snow is frequent and sometimes falls heavily. Vegetation is confined to valleys and sheltered spots, where a stunted growth of tamarisk (genus Tamarix) shrubs, furze (also called gorse; spiny plants of the legume family), and other plants supply much-needed firewood. The principal products are wheat, barley, millet, buckwheat, peas, beans, and turnips. Woolen cloth and other textiles are the primary manufactures.

Ladakh has been contested by India and Pakistan since the dissolution of British India in 1947; after the cease-fire agreement of 1949, its southeastern portion went to India and the remainder to Pakistan. China gained control of its portion of Ladakh when its forces entered the region in the early 1960s.

Day – 1, Arrrive Chandigarh Airport – Parashar (265 km / approx 8 hour drive)

Pick-up from Chandigarh Airport & transfer to Parashar. Arrive & check in to the hotel.  Afternoon visit to the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day – 2, Parashar – Keylong (265 km / approx 8 hour drive)

After Breakfast visit Parashar temple & Parashar Lake & then transfer to Keylong. On the way visit Rothang pass. Overnight stay at Keylong.

Day – 3, Keylong  – Sarchu (100 km / approx 2 hour drive)

After Breakfast drive to Sarchu. Travel from Keylong to Sarchu en route crossing over Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and a few villages in Lahaul valley like Sissu, Gondla and confluence of Chandra & Bhaga rivers at Tandi. This route would provide you views of mountains, several streams/ waterfalls and hanging glaciers.Arrive & check in to the hotel. Evening walk around the beautiful & huge campsite of Sarchu. Overnight in camp.

Day – 4, Sarchu – Leh (402 km / approx 2 min drive)

After Breakfast drive to Leh. Arrive & check in to the hotel. En route visit travel by surface from Leh to Sarchu crossing over Lachang La (5065 m) and Tanglang La (5360 m).Alchi, Basgo Castle, Likir monastery. Along the way see the sangam of Zanskar and Indus rivers near Nimu, Hall of Fame, Spituk and Magnetic Hill. Overnight at Leh. 

Day – 5, Sumuriri Lake Excursion

After breakfast drive to Sumuriri Lake.

Day – 6, Leh – Nubra Valley ( 162 km / approx 5hour drive)

After breakfast this morning, you will be driving on the highest motorable civilian road in the world, on the Khardung La PassFrom Khardung La top, you will have an uninterrupted and magnificent view of the Nubra ValleyYou will then drive to the white sand dunes of Hundar and experience riding a double-humped camel rideYou will then check in to the camp, and if time permits, you will be visiting the Diskit monastery. Dinner and overnight in camp in Nubra

Day – 7, Nubra Valley  – Pangong Lake ( 282 km / approx 8 hour drive)

After Breakfast this morning, you will be driven towards the Indo-China border to visit the majestic Pangong TsoThe lake is about 6 to 7 km at its widest point and about a 160kms long, with 60% of its water in China.Gaze at the spectacular views of the mountains of the Chang Chenmo range to the north.Dinner and overnight stay.

Day – 8, Pangong Lake – Leh ( 232 km / approx 6 hour drive)

Embark on your drive from Pangong to Leh through ChanglaOn the way back, visit Thiksey Monastery as well. Also, visit the famous Shey Palace and Gompa By late evening, you will arrive at Leh. Dinner and overnight in Leh hotel

Day – 9, Leh – Lamayuru  -Kargil (230 km / approx 4h 30 min drive)

After Breakfast start drive to Lamayuru.Visit Basgo Palace and Lamayuru monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh region.Today you will also drive over Ladakh and Srinagar highway.Travel onwards to Kargil Enroute visiting Giant Buddha at Mulbek.On arrival check in at a hotel in Kargil.Overnight stay at Kargil.

Day – 10, Kargil – Srinagar (215 km / approx 6 hour drive)

After Breakfast drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited Place on earth.Today you can see Kargil war memorial, Tiger Hill and other Peaks other famous peaks. Arrive at Srinagar by evening.Overnight at the hotel.

Day – 11, Srinagar sightseeing

After breakfast Visit to the Srinagar sightseeing…

Day – 12, Srinagar airport Drop

Dropping Srinagar airport.

Tour End.

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