Day 01: Arrive in Leh
Arrive at Leh airport by
morning flight from Delhi. This flight is one of the most sensational flights
in the world. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the
distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the
aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun
Kun massif. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You would take
a little time to settle in and acclimatize since you have gone from a
relatively low elevation in New Delhi to over 11,000 feet! During the
afternoon, you can walk through the old town, beneath the Leh Palace, to allow
you to get oriented to this fascinating city. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 02: Half day to Khardungla & Half day to Shey & Thikse
After breakfast proceed for an unforgettable drive to the
top of the world's highest motor able mountain pass Khardungla, at a height of
about 18,300 Ft Enjoy unbelievable but true spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Return by lunch. After lunch proceed to visit, Shey & Thiksey. The Thiksey
monastery is one of the finest examples of Ladakhi architecture. This Gompa is
situated on the top of the hill and forms part of Gelukpa order. The 12-storey
monastery complex contains numerous stupas, statues, thankas, wall paintings,
swords and a large pillar engraved with the Buddha's teachings, there are
sacred shrines and a many precious objects to be seen. Later visit Shey
monastery and drive back to your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Leh to Pangong
After early breakfast drive
for a visit of Pangong Lake via Chang La pass. The drive takes you through
spectacular, amazing scenery, with breathtaking views of the snow covered
Himalayas. The Lake is the highest (4267M) salt-water lake in the world,
situated along the India / China border. It is about 130 Km long and 5-6 Km
wide. The Chang - chenmo range surrounding it from the north provide a
spectacular backdrop to the blue and green expanse of its brackish water. Later
drive back to Leh. Overnight Hotel.
Day 04: Departure
After breakfast drive back to the airport for your flight
to any onward destination.