Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. Ladakh with the area of 95,000 square kilometers has one of the lowest population densities in the world, with 2 inhabitants per square kilometer. An old Ladakhi saying: The passes are so high and land so barren; only a dear friend or a serious enemy will reach here.
This land has for the longest time, has been known for its beauty. One can opt for various routes and means to explore Leh- Ladakh. The best way to explore this terrain is by driving through Manali to Leh. Manali to Leh – Once restricted route, is now one of the most exciting drive which takes you across high Himalayan passes. This gives one the perfect chance to witness the mountains, culture, forests and adventure of the region. Those who want to reach leh directly can fly from Delhi, only to land in Leh and start exploring. Once at Leh, one can understand the culture by visiting monasteries and monks. For photographers, the brilliant landscapes give the perfect photographic opportunities.
Accessibility by Train: New Delhi
Accessibility by Air: Leh
Day 1: 5/7/24:
Land in Leh. Proceed to Homestay. Lunch.
Late afternoon step out to explore Leh Bazaar. Visit Tibetan Markets, try local food.
Back to Homestay for dinner.
Day 2: 6/7/24:
Leh- Lamayuru Monastery
Visit Scorpoche Nimu Sangam (18kms). Visit Hall of Fame & Pathar Sahib Gurudwara.
Lunch at Leh Market.
Post lunch visit Leh Palace.
Back to Leh Homestay for dinner.
Day 3: 7/7/24:
Post breakfast drive to Rumbak in Hemis National Park.
Walk through the Hemis National Park to this remote village named Rumbak. Enroute you might spot wildlife.
Lunch at Rumbak. Enjoy local cuisine with a family living in the park.
Post lunch trek to spot wildlife.
Drive back to Leh Homestay for dinner.
Day 4: 8/7/24:
Leh- Nubra Valley
Drive from Leh to the Nubra Valley (Ldomra or the Valley of Flowers) over the Khardung La pass (5606 Mts.), the highest motorable road in the world. The camels date back to the Silk Route days. Enjoy fascinating views of Karakoram Mountain range.
Evening visit the Sumur Swamps and Sand Dunes.
Overnight at Sumur.
Day 5: 9/7/24:
Nubra- Sumoor- Panamic- Antse Gonpa- Gonbo Monastery
Drive to Panamic to see the hot water springs. Visit Sumoor Monastery.
Later visit Antse Gonpa, Gonbo Monastery. Get the spectacular view of Siachen Glacier.
Night at Sumur.
Day 6: 10/7/24:
Day visit to Nubra Valley.
Post breakfast visit Diskit Monastery. Lunch at local bazaar.
Evening at Hunder Sand Dunes.
Back to Sumur for stay.
Day 7: 11/7/24:
Drive back to Leh.
Enroute visit Shanti Stupa.
Dinner at Homestay.
Day 8: 12/7/24:
Leh- Tsokar Lake
Day 9: 13/7/24:
Tsokar Lake- Leh
After breakfast, drive back to Leh.
Enroute visit Puga Hot Water Spring and Chumathang Hot Water Springs.
Closer to Leh visit Thiksey Monastery that is one of the richest Gompa in this region.
Transfer to Leh Homestay.
Day 10: 14/7/24:
Fly Leh -New Delhi.