07 Days 06 Nights
Ladakh Silk Route Delight Tour takes you through Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis Monasteries -Khardungla – Nubra Valley -Pangong Tso, and what stands this tour apart from any other is the diversity of landscapes and monuments that the Traveller gets to witness.
Delhi - Leh
Arrival at Leh the capital of Ladakh spectacular mountain flight over Great Himalaya and
one can see Karakoram mountains to the capital of Ladakh. On arrival at Leh airport meet
and assist and transfer to hotel, today free to acculmatize the Leh altitude which is 3550
meters. Afternoon visit Leh Bazaar and enjoy this peaceful mountain surroundings and locals
moving at slow pace and village women selling local farming produce. Dinner and night
stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast visit Leh Palace which is worth visit overlooking Leh town and later
visit Shankar Gompa, it is a monastery of yellow sect of Buddhism, it houses the image of
Chanaric and various tankas, also visit Shanti stupa. and Leh bazaar. Dinner Overnight at
Shey - Thiksey - Hemis Monasteries
After breakfast leave for Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries. Shey is 15 kms from Leh is
set up on a hill, the monastery has two story statue of the sitting Buddha wrought of copper
and gold that leaves the sense breathless. Thiksey enroute to Hemis Gompa provides a
panoramic view of the green Indus valley. Thiksey houses beautiful tankas, there are 60
resident lamas. Later visit Hemis the Ladakh biggest monastery the Gompa contains quite a
few gold statues and stupas decorated with precious stones. It has a super collection of
tankas including the one which is supposed to be the largest tanka in existence and is
exhibited once in every 11 years. Visit Ladakhi family in the afternoon. Later, Dinner and
Overnight stay in hotel.
Leh - Khardungla - Nubra Valley
Today after sufficient acclimatization, be prepared for a spectacular journey Khardungla
Pass(5578 mts) the highest motorable pass in the World, to the valley of Nubra in the Far
North by the Tibetan border. The view from the top of the pass is amazing. One can see all
the way South over the Indus Valley to the seemingly peaks and ridges of Zanaskar range.
Nubra was once a busy stop on the Caravan route used by Ancient traders for Silk, tea and
Spices. The valley is predominately Buddhist. . This was a busy centre in old times, the last
major settlement before the caravans plunged in to the mountains of Karakoram into Central Asia. visit to the 150 yrs old Samtangling Gompa at Sumur, a large complex with 7
temples and was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in year 1962, the prayer rooms that are
open to the public houses an impressive collection of Thankas and excellently restored
frescoes.Also enjoy the Double Hump Camel ride(Bacterian Camel) in the High altitude
deserts Afternoon return to beautiful Deluxe camp dinner and overnight stay.
Nubra Valley - Leh
After breakfast at camp, Visit The main village which is Deskit which has a regular bazaar
and Gompa. From Deskit the town proceeds down the Shayok to small village of Hunder
(3,048 mts). Afternoon return back to Leh over Khardungla pass the spectacular scenery
once again. On arrival check in hotel later you may want to visit Tibetan market and the Leh
bazaar for last minute souvenirs. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Leh - Pangong Tso-Leh
After early breakfast depart at 5 30 am for Pongong Lake 140 kms one way, situated at
4267m through Changla Pass 5490 meters above sea level enjoy the beautiful panoramic
View of the villages below the pass,after crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at
Tsoltak,the summer pastureland of the YAKS,Arrive DURBUK and from there a short drive
takes you to the western shore of the lake.Enjoy the land scape in the back drop of the lake.
A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and
over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. The
first view of the lake is breath taking because of striking colors of its water especially
towards evening when it is deep blue. Return to Leh afternoon and enjoy some shopping in
the bazaar for Tibetian artifacts at Tibetian Market.Over night and dinner at hotel.
Leh - Delhi
After breakfast transfer to Leh airport for a spectacular mountain flight to Delhi onward