KASHMIR LADAKH MANALI TOUR
Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days.
Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Khardungla Pass -
Nubra Diskit - Hunder - Pangong Lake - Leh - Jispa Keylong - Manali
Day 1 :
Pickup from Airport and, sightseeing The world famous Mughal Gardens
visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh
(Abode of love), & The Chasme Shahi Garden, & Shankaracharya Temple.
after sightseeing check in Hotel / Houseboat, after fresh up visit
to Dal Lake and 1 hrs Sikara Ride on Dal Lake, after sightseeing
back to Houseboat / Hotel and overnight stay.
Mughal Gardens which have truly changed the face of the Mughal
Empire is one of the most popular and the most visited tourist
attractions of Srinagar. During their rule, the Mughals began to
build several types of gardens in Persian architecture, and the
combination of these gardens is referred to as the Mughal Gardens.
The natural beauty of the place filled with lush green grass and the
scented flowers is a stress-buster and pleasing to the eyes. The
tourists who come here take long strolls in the garden or sit and
admire the beauty of the place.
Day 2 : Srinagar - Gulmarg (55 Kms, 2 Hours) - Srinagar
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg (2440 Meters above Sea level) - it
is one of the most beautiful hill station in this world and also
called meadows of flower.
It has world highest golf course and Gulmarg is also famous for
winter sports skiing etc. .Afternoon enjoy guided sightseeing of
Gulmarg also enjoy Gondola ride (Cable car, own cost) from Gulmarg
to Khilan. After Sightseeing back to Srinagar, and overnight stay in
Day 3: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Dras - Kargil (6 - 7 hrs)
After Breakfast Check out hotel and drive to Kargil via Sonamarg,
Drass War Memorial Hall Evening check in Hotel and Stay.
Kargil War Memorial, is a war memorial built by the Indian Army,
located in Drass, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill. The
memorial is located about 5 km from the city centre across the Tiger
Hill. It is located on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D
Kargil war memorial, built by the Indian army following the war with
neighboring Pakistan in the late nineties is frequented by travelers
plying the highway connecting Srinagar to Leh. The memorial houses
some of the major sequence of events that happened during the course
of the war along with details of the Indian army personnel, who
sacrificed their lives in the process of recapturing some of the
peaks occupied by the Pakistan army; like the Tiger Hill and
Kargil is a town, which serves as the headquarters of Kargil
district of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is
the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. It is located 60 km and
204 km from Drass and Srinagar to the west respectively, 234 km from
Leh to the east, 240 km from Padum to the southeast and 1,047 km
from Delhi to the south.
Day 4 : Kargil - Lamayuru - Sangam - Magnetic Hill - Guru Pathar
Shahib Gurudwara - Hall of Fame - Leh (6 - 7 hrs)
After Breakfast Check out hotel and drive to Leh enroute viewing /
visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the
adjoining "Moonland" hills forming its backdrop. Driving further on
along the Indus, visit Sanagm (confluence of Indus & Zanskar
Rivers), Magnetic Point, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara & Hall of Fame
(museum of military heritage).
Reach Leh in the evening. Overnight in Leh hotel.
Day 5 : Leh to Nubra via Khardungla Pass - Hunder (120 Km / 4 - 5
After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley,
also known as Valley of
flowers via Khardungla, the highest motorable road in the World,
On your arrival in Nubra Valley check in the hotel / camp. Lunch
will be provided by hotel/camp at Nubra.
After enjoying lunch proceed to enjoy walk on the banks of Shayok
river, you can also enjoy a ride on double humped camel on the Sand
Dunes between Deskit & Hundur Village. Overnight stay in Hunder.
Diskit Monastery (Leh)
Diskit Monastery also known as Diskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is the
oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh,
Diskit monastery is situated in the Nubra valley of Ladakh. Also
known as Diskit Gompa, the Buddhist center is one of the oldest and
largest monasteries in Leh Ladakh. The Diskit monastery was founded
by Changzem Tserab Zangpo in the 14th century, and at present stands
atop a hill above the plains of Shayok river. The prime attraction
of the Diskit monastery is 100 foot high Maitreya Buddha statue,
which was inaugurated by the holy Dalai Lama. From the top of the
Gompa, where the divine statue is settled, one can have a panoramic
view of the Nubra valley.
Day 06 : Hunder - Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Shayok
After breakfast at hotel we drive to next destination pangong lake
via Shyok and onto Tang Tse and Spangmik ( Pangong). It's a short
cut and it's a beautiful route. The road follows the Shyok river,
and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok
It took us less than an hour to reach Shayok, and we were delighted
at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by barren
mountains, the entire setting being very picturesque. Afternoon we
reach at Pangong lake and enjoy your day at pangong lake. Overnight
stay at camp.
Day 7 : Pangong Lake - Hemis / Thiksey - Leh
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route
across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and
visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later
drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery.
Stok Palace, 3Idiot School and after sightseeing check in Hotel and
overnight in hotel.
Thiksey Monastery is a convenient 45min drive from Leh - the main
city in Ladakh. There is good choice of accomodation available in
Leh. Alternatively, one can stay at the excellent Chamba Hotel at
the base of Thiksey monastery and run by the Monastery. Chamba Hotel
has traditional Ladakhi architecture.
Hemis monastery is one of the popular tourist destinations in Ladakh.
This monastery is stationed on the west bank of the peaceful river
Indus. The location lies 45 km from Leh city. This is the largest as
well as amost favored monastery in Ladakh was constructed in 1672 AD
under the reign of King Singge Namgyal. Hemis monastery host an
annual festival called Hemis Tsechu attracts plenty of tourists
across the globe. During this colourful day-long festival the local
resident lamas glorify the victory of good over bad and perform
dance wearing holy masks.
The Druk White Lotus School (3 Idiots School)
The great Indian Films! They make places a popular tourist spot out
of nowhere!! Amir Khan Starrer "3 idiots" is one of such Indian
Boolywood movie. Some parts of the film were shot at Pangaong Lake,
Ladakh and some in a school near Leh named "The Druk White Lotus
School" . The school is located 15 km from Leh town on the
Leh-Manali highway in the village Shey. This school became a popular
tourist spot after huge success of the movie and after damage of its
building by cloudburst that struck Leh on August 2010. The actor
Amir Khan visited the school after the incident and helped to raise
funds for rebuilding damage structure of the school.
Day 08 : Leh
Tsomoriri Lake / 7-8 hrs
after breakfast drive to Tsomoriri lake (14000 ft abov sea level) by
passing Chumathang (Hot Spring) Along The Indus river. Tsomoriri Arr.
1600 Hrs. Afterwards take a walk around the Lake to enjoy the scenic
beauty. O/N Korzok Village.
Day 09 : Tsomoriri Lake - Tsokar - Sarchu / Jispa (260 Kms /
Early Morning drive to Serchu passing Puga (Sulphur Mine), Tsokar
Lake, Skyang chu Thang Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau
on Stretch of 42 Kms, Enjoy your pack lunch at Pang, post lunch
leave for Sarchu by crossing Nakeela and Lchung La. Arrive Sarchu by
evening. O/N Sarchu.
Day 10 : Sarchu - Manali 222 Kms / 9-10 hrs
After the breakfast drive for Manali, a beautiful scenic drive by
crossing Baralacha La (4845m), lunch at Sissu village, later cross
famous Rohtang Pass, 13050 ft. Arrive Manali by evening. Drop at
Hotel / Manali Bus Stand. Journey ends here.
End of the trip and services.