Transfer to Delhi airport (at your own) to catch flight for Leh Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Leh
Welcome to Vardhman’s “Ladakh Safari Tour”!
On arrival at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport, you will be received by our representative at Kushok Bakula Airport Leh and then transfer to hotel. Take complete rest to acclimatize yourself. Evening free at Leh bazaar.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - Leh
After breakfast proceed to visit the most important monasteries of central Ladakh along river Indus. Visit Thiksey,Hemis monasteries and Stok Palace Museum.
Hemis Gompa: Ladakh’s largest monastery. It contains a number of gold statues and Stupas decorated with precious stones and a superb collection of Thankas, including one that is the largest in existence. Hemis gompa is believed to have been established in 1630 by Lama Tagstang Raspa and built by Palden Sara under the patronage of King Sengge Namgyal on a site previously sanctified by the construction of a cave hermitage dating from the 12th century. This monastery is the oldest one in the area belonging to the Kargyu school. The Gompa is a unique example of a monastic complex of this period which manifests in its structure the geomantic principles which underlie religious constructions of this type.
Stok Palace & Museum : The palace of the banished royal family, Stok has a museum which displays fabulous period costumes and jewelry of the royalty along with exquisite Thankas representing the life style of Shakya Muni. Interesting historical objects like coins, armor, weapons, precious jades and porcelain too can be seen here.
Thiksey Gompa : 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
Return to your hotel in Leh in the evening.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Leh - Hunder (3048M/ 125 Kms)
This morning after leisurely breakfast drive to Hunder. Hunder is the last visit-able village, as other places have Army restrictions.
After 39 kms from Leh cross over the highest motorable road in the world Khardung-La (5,578 MT). The view from the top is simply amazing. Enter Nubra Valley situated along river Shayok. The valley is covered with dense thickets of seabuckthorn – a throny schurb which the villagers use for fuel and fencing their fields. Enroute drive past the capital Diskit. Drive another 9 kms further and arrive at the small village of Hunder (3,048 mt). Upon arrival check into your tent.
Overnight at Tent.
Day 04 - Hunder - Diskit
Early morning proceed to visit Chamba monastery of Hunder and then start the Safari on the shabby double-humped Bactrian camels, which in olden days were the main mode of transport on the Ladakh-Yarkhand (Turkmanistan) trade. The Safari goes along the soft white sandy deserts with rolling sand dunes. Arrival at the capital of Nubra i.e. Diskit.
Afternoon proceed to explore the Diskit Village. Being the main town of Nubra, it has a small market bustling with activity. Also visit the Gompa, situated on a rocky spur above the village providing a commanding view of the valley.
DAY 05 - Diskit - Tegger-Pinchimic
This morning drive to Tegger village (3,146 mt). Upon arrival visit Samstanling village off the main road and is one of the most charming villages of Nubra. Visit Samstanling Gompa. Afternoon start Safari to reach Pinchimic. The Safari is comparatively short and goes along the river where the valley is well spread. Arrive at Pinchimic and check into your tent for an overnight rest.
DAY 06 - Pinchimic - Panamic
Early morning start the last leg of Safari to Panamic. Enroute visit a beautiful lake chucked between two small hills. Check in at the camps upon arrival. Afternoon explore Panamic village. During the trade between Central Asia and Ladakh, Panamic was the lastmajor settlement before the caravans cross the Karakoram range. Today, Panamic is a sleepy village, with its people quitly working in their fields. Visit the village thermal Hot Springs locally reputed to have therapeutic qualities.
DAY 7 - Panamic - Leh
Morning visit to Ensa Gompa across the river clinging precariously to the mountain sorrounded by few trees.
Ensa Gompa: It is a small 250-year-old monastery, situated near Panamik Village. The gompa is nestled on top of a rock overlooking the snow-peaked mountains across the valley. It takes at least two to three-hour trek to reach the Gompa from the Panamik Village.
Later drive back to Leh. Arrive by the late evening and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 8 - Leh
Full day free at leisure to explore the market. Evening proceed for Folk dances of Ladakh programme.
DAY 9 - Leh - Delhi
On the last day of your tour transfer to Leh aiport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi domestic airport transfer to Delhi International airport (through Shuttle services available free of cost at the airport) to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and pleasant memories of your “Ladakh Safari Tour” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.