Ladakh, the land of high passes is amongst the most spectacular of the Indian Himalayas. Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical, Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas dramatically crown rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas and meditational mani walls topped with mantra-inscribed pebbles. Colourful fluttering prayer flags spread their spiritual messages metaphorically with the mountain breeze.
Most tours to Ladakh are a hurried and grueling affair because bad roads and high altitudes are not taken into consideration. We at Vistas have taken care to prepare an itinerary that allows you to travel and savour some spectacular sights of this region with not just a focus on the spots but the incredible journey.
Day 1 – Arrival at Leh. Check in and rest for the day to acclamatise. Evening stroll in the market and dine at one of Leh’s stylish and most imaginative restaurant.
Day 2– Drive to Alchi village with brief stops at Magnetic hill and Indus and Zanskar confluence point . Alchi is a pretty model Ladakhi village which has one of the regions oldest monasteries with fantastic frescoes and is also a world heritage site. After the visit we drive Upto Ulley which shall be the halting palace for the night.
Day 3 – Visit to Lamayaru monastery and explore the fantastic moonscape scenery. Drive back to Leh and visit the Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Dinner at Il Forno for some delicious wood fired pizza, one of the best in Leh.
Day 4 – Drive from Leh to Pangong Tso Lake (170 km). (4-5 hr drive). We would be crossing over the second highest pass. Stay overnight at the lakeside.
Day 5 – Drive back to Leh (4-5 hrs). Evening visit to the largest and grandest monastery in Ladakh the Hemis monastery.Dinner at a stylish Pan Asian restaurant and some bazaar scouring. Overnight at Leh
Day 6 – Walking tour of Leh’s old town (2-3 hrs) OPTION Rafting at Zanskaar. Day rafting program from Phey to Nimoo Grade 3 plus rapids. Overnight at Leh
Day 7 – Flight out of Leh
Stay options – Semi luxury hotels like hotel Nalanda or similar at Leh – 2 nights
Ulley topkyo resort near Alchi
Watermark tents or similar at Pangong Tso
1 night at Ladakh serai
Vehicle will be a Scorpio or Innova for travel within Ladakh
Total Cost per head without airfare – Rs 42,000 per head on twin sharing basis
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