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Ladakh Tour Packages >> Panoramic Ladakh Tour

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered: Manali - Keylong - Sarchu - Leh - Nubra - Leh - Pangong- Leh- Lamayuru - Kargil - Srinagar

Day 1: Manali - Rohtang Pass-Keylong

Begin your tour
Welcome to Vardhman's "Panoramic Ladakh Tour"!
You will be picked up from Manali hotel by Vardhman's representative and drive to Keylong 115 kms via Rohtang Pass 3980 mt.
Rohtang Pass: Located at high altitude it is one of the popular destination among tourists who visit Manali. Those who are of adventurous nature opt for trekking to this place, which stands surrounded by great greenery and snow capped mountains.
Drive through Marhi, Koksar, Sissu and Tandi villages. Arrive Keylong and check in at the hotel. Relax for a while and then visit Keylong town.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2: Keylong - Baralacha Pass- Sarchu
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Sarchu via Baralacha pass 4900 mt. This day is going to be a wonderful Himalayan safari with stunning views on the way.
Baralacha Pass: It is a unique pass situated at a spectacular 16,400 ft above sea level. The pass itself is 8 kilometers long, and is literally the pass "where many roads meet". Here, routes from Zanskar, Ladakh and Lahaul meet which have for centuries been used by ancient travelers and crossed in all directions. The two great rivers of Lahaul, the Chandra and the Bhaga, also arise from the huge snowfields on opposite sides of the pass.
Arrive Sarchu plains and checkin at the tented camps for overnight stay.
Overnight: Camp

Day 3: Sarchu -Tanglangla Pass- Leh
On the day 3 of your tour drive to Leh via Tanglangla pass 5300 mt, and driving past the great plains of Moree.
Arrive Leh and checkin at the hotel. Evening free at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4: Leh
Morning free at rest & leisure. Afternoon visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar Monastery, Leh Palace & local Market.
Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for meditators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.
Sankar Gompa & Village : A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5: Leh - Nubra
On the day 4 of your tour drive to Nubra valley 125 km via Khardongla 18360 ft - world Highest motorable pass.
Khardungla Pass : The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
Visit the world highest motorable pass. Drive back to Leh. Later visit the tiny local shops in Moti market and nowshare bazaars.
Arrive Nubra by noon and check-in at the Camp/ Hotel. Later proceed to visit the white Sand Dunes, Camels & Diskit & Hunder Gompa Monastery. Diskit & Hundur Gompas: Built by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa, the Diskit Gompa dates back to the 14th century. There is a legend attached to this monastery. It goes that a Mongol demon, a sworn enemy of Buddhism, was annihilated near the monastery. However, his lifeless body kept coming back there again and again. It is further said that the wrinkled head and hand of the demon are still kept there in a dark and claustrophobic temple, packed with fierce Gods and Goddesses.
Overnight: Hotel/Camp

Day 6: Nubra - Leh
Morning after breakfast visit Samstanling Monastery. Later drive back to Leh. Arrive Leh by the evening. Check into your hotel for an overnight rest.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7: Leh
Morning visit Phiyang & Spituk Monasteries.
Spituk Monastery: The Spituk Monastery of Ladakh is situated at a distance of approximately 8 km from the town of Leh. Towering over a conical, the 3-chapel monastery dates back to the 11th century, when it was founded century by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od. He was the one to introduce a monastic community here. When a translator, Rinchen Zangpo, came to this place, he said that an exemplary religious community would develop there. This statement led to the naming of the monastery as Spituk, meaning Exemplary.
Phiyang Gompa : 17 Kms from Leh on the Leh-Kargil road, it looks like a huge palace from afar, build by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century AD, it belongs to the Red Cap sect of Buddhists. Hundreds of icon of Buddha and other gods are kept on wooden shelves.
Afternoon visit Hall of Fame, Tibetan Handicrafts center and Leh Market.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 8: Leh - Pangong -Leh
Fullday excursion to Pangong Lake 135 kms one of the biggest natural brackish lakes in Asia. Enjoy a picnic at the Lake side.
Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake: A lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,250 m and is 134 km long and extends from India to China. Two thirds of the length of this lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3 mi) wide at its broadest point.
This lake is the highest in Ladakh and is famous for colorful stones and wild flowers (in summer months).
Back to Leh by the evening and free at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 9: Leh - Lamayuru
On the day 9 of your tour head for the next drive towards Kashmir valley. First halt will be at Lamayuru 125 kms, enroute visit Sangam of Indus & Zanskar river, Alchi Murals and Basgo Castle.
Basgo : It is situated about 40 kms west of Leh, along the way to Srinagar. The castle known as Basgo Rabtan Lhartsekhar is situated there on a hill of clay. It is known for its castle ruin and the adjoining royal temples spectacularly located on the rocks. The complex of buildings includes a ruined fortress dating back from 15th century as well as two large temples and a shrine.
Arrive Lamayuru and checkin at the hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 10: Lamayuru - Kargil
Morning visit Lunar landscapes and Lamayuru monastery, thereafter drive to Kargil 110 kms, on the way visit the famous Rock cut statue of Maitreya Buddha at Mulbekh village.
Lamayuru Monastery: It is situated at a distance of approximately 127 km to the west of Leh. The legend associated with this monastery goes that at the time of Sakyamuni (the Historical Buddha), nags (holy serpents) used to live in a Lake at the present day Lamayuru's valley. It was the prediction of the Bodhisattva Madhyantaka that the lake would get drained out, making the place for the construction of a monastery. It is further believed that in 11th century, Mahasiddhacharya Naropa, Indian Buddhist scholar, meditated for many years in a cave in Dukhang, still seen today. Arrive Kargil by the evening and checkin at the hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 11: Kargil - Srinagar
This morning after a leisurely breakfast drive to Srinagar via Drass, which is noted for its heavy snowfalls and extreme cold.
Drass 10,600 ft. west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar, are a small township lying in the centre of a valley of the same name. It has become famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world by virtue of the intense cold that descends upon the valley along with repeated snowfall during winter. Winter temperature is sometimes known to plummet to below freezing levels. During the spring and summer, however the valley around the township becomes very picturesque as the gently undulating hillsides turn into lush green pastures are splashed with a variety of fragrant wild flowers. Its inhabitants are mainly of Darad stock, an Aryan race believed to have originally migrated to the high valleys of the western Himalayas from the Central Asian steppes. They speak Shina which, unlike the Tibetan-originated Ladakhi dialects spoken elsewhere in Ladakh region, belong to the Indo-European linguistic family. Their ancestral sport, Horse Polo, which the Darads play with particular zeal, resembles our modern polo.
After Zoji-la pass, drive through Sonamarg, the gold valley, past winding roads into Srinagar. Reach Srinagar and check into your houseboat for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Houseboat

Day 12: Srinagar
Morning free for Lesiure activities. In the afternoon transfer to Srinagar airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and pleasant memories of your "Panoramic Ladakh Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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