HIGHLIGHTS: SHEY, THIKSEY, KHARDUNGLA, NUBRA VALLEY, PANGONG LAKE , MAGNETIC HILL, PATHAR SAHIB GURUDWARA, , CONFLUENCE OF THE ZANSKAR AND INDUS RIVERS, HALL OF FAME, KARGIL WAR MUSEUM AND ALCHI
Arrival at Leh airport and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize to the high altitude. Remember to drink plenty of boiled water and hot drinks. In the evening visit Leh market & Shanti Stupa. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
After breakfast in the morning drive to Alchi. Enroute visit Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, and confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers. Visit Alchi Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. Drive back to Leh. Just before reaching Leh visit Hall of Fame, the Kargil war museum. Arrive to the hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight stay.
Crossing Khardugla and a further 3 hour journey will get you to the beautiful Nubra valley. There are actually sand dunes and even double humped camels (you can also ride them). If time permits visit Hunder and Diskit monasteries. Overnight at the camp.
After enjoying breakfast, proceed to Leh. In the evening, explore Leh bazaar for souvenirs or spend some time in one of Leh's numerous cafes. You can walk to Leh Chokhang (Monastery) or the Leh Mosque if you like. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
After breakfast leave for the place where the bollwood film '3 Idiots' was shot!! The Pangong Lake is reached by crossing the Chang La pass, and is on the Indo-Chinese border. The Lake is over 130km, and almost 60 percent is in China, overnight at camp in Pangong Lake.
On way back we shall we visit Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace.
Early morning drive to airport for onward journey to Delhi with memories of a lifetime!