Tour Duration: – 12 nights / 13 days
27,500/- per head
Ambala Cantt. To Ambala Cantt. with AC 3 tier.
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, Arrive Ambala Cantt to Parashar (296 km / approx 8 hour drive)
Pick-up from Ambala Cantt. Railway station & transfer to Parashar. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Afternoon visit to the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day – 2, Parashar to Keylong (180 km / approx 6 hour drive)
After Breakfast visit Parashar temple & Parashar Lake & then transfer to Keylong. On the way visit Rothang pass. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day – 3, Keylong to Sarchu (100 km / approx 2h 30 min drive)
After Breakfast drive to Sarchu. Travel from Keylong to Sarchu. 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 to Leh ( 405 m / approx 3 min drive)
After Breakfast drive to Leh. Arrive & check in to the hotel. En route visit travel by surface from Sarchu to Leh 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, Leh to Pangong Lake (540 km / approx 5h 50min drive)
After breakfast transfer to Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world). visit to the half day sightseeing Pangong Lake.Then back to Leh hotel. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day – 6, Leh to Nubra Valley (170 km / approx 5h 30min drive)
After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla. Arrive at Deskit by Afternoon. Free time at leisure. One is free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day – 7, Nubra Valley to Leh (170 km / approx 5h 30min drive)
After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Stay overnight at Leh.
Day – 8, Leh to Kargil (220 km / approx 5h 30 min drive)
After breakfast leave for Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th –8th century AD). Overnight in hotel at Kargil.
Day – 9, Karil to Leh (220 km / approx 5h 30 min drive)
After Breakfast check out in the hotel & back to Leh.
Day – 10, Leh to Jispa (340 km / approx 10 hour drive)
After Breakfast drive to Jispa. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day – 11, Jispa to Manali (145 km / approx 4 h 45 min drive)
After Breakfast drive to Manali.
Day – 12, Manali to Ambala Cant (342 km / approx 8 h 45 min drive)
After Breakfast drive Manali to Ambala Cant.
Day – 13, Ambala Cant drop
After Breakfast Dropping to Ambala Cantt..