Discovering Silk Route
Picture-perfect monasteries, arid mountains, rugged terrains, pristine streams, spellbinding landscapes and fluttering prayer flags altogether enfold the enchanting land of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir region. If that’s enough to arouse your fascination to plan a vacation to this beaut land, Tour My India brings you an opportunity to make it a reality through incredible Ladakh tour packages. A trip to Ladakh with us gives you a chance to unveil the beautiful gems of Ladakh. In our Discovering Silk Route tour package, we have included the best and the most popular tourist regions of Ladakh. Sham Valley, Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake are the regions which you get to explore on this Ladakh holiday. Apart from such enticing tourist sites, the tour also includes a thrilling ride on the Bactrian Double-Humped Camel which is indeed a not to miss experience in Ladakh. On top of that, our remarkable services and unmatched arrangements including accommodation, food, and transportation ascertain the high-end comfort of our customers. To get a brief insight into this tour, check out the below-mentioned 7N/8D Ladakh itinerary.
Arrival at Leh
Your Ladakh tour with Tour My India will start from Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport which would be your onward destination.
From the airport, you will be picked by our representative who will escort you to your hotel for check-in.
The daytime will be free to get over from the jetlag.
Complimentary tea or coffee will be served at the hotel in your room.
In the evening, visit the famous Leh Palace - the 16th-century nine storey construction, Shanti Stupa - a magnificent white-domed Buddhist pilgrimage site, and Leh Market.
Dinner and overnight stay will be provided at the hotel.
Leh to Sham Valley
After the scrumptious breakfast, be ready to sail on your first road journey of this trip to Sham Valley. This road trip from Leh to Sham Valley passes along Indus River on Leh - Kargil Highway and is 4-5 hours long.
In transit, visit the famous Gurdwara Pathar Sahib - a Sikh pilgrimage site which commemorates the first Sikh Guru - Guru Nanak.
Thereafter, you will be taken to Magnetic Hill - an enthralling place which is known for a mystical reason. The cars here moves automatically at a maximum speed of 29 kmph and that too on a neutral gear.
Driving further to Sham Valley, you will witness the surreal confluence of Indus River (the green and muddy water) and Zanskar River (the shiny blue water).
Likir Monastery is the next attraction which you will explore while travelling from Leh to Sham Valley. Belongs to Gelugpa sect, Likir is one of the most popular monasteries in Ladakh that dates back to the 11th-century.
Visit Rizong Monastery which is also dedicated to Gelugpa lineage and was built in the year 1831. Rizong is one of the most active monasteries in the region.
Upon arrival at Sham Valley, you will be transferred to a hotel/camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Sham Valley to Leh via Lamayuru
In the morning, after breakfast, you will check out from the hotel/camp and start a return drive to Leh via Lamayuru.
En route stop at Moonland to adore the striking landscapes of the region. The Moonland is a small village which is known for its setting which that looks same as that of Moon.
After exploring the landscapes of Moonland, resume the drive to Leh and in transit visit the famous Alchi Gompa - one of the oldest surviving monasteries in the region.
From Alchi, proceed to Basgo town. Basgo is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Leh which is popular for its monasteries and castle.
On your return to Leh, you will be accommodated to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La
Post breakfast, be ready to set a sail to Nubra Valley via Khardung La. This would be a 4-5 hours road drive.
The drive will once halt at Khardung La where you will get a chance to relish the sweeping views of Indus Valley and Zanskar Range and Saser Kangri. Khardung La is one of the highest motorable roads in the world, and hence, is a popular tourist attraction in Ladakh.
Later in the afternoon, you will reach Nubra Valley. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel/camp for overnight stay.
Meanwhile, in the evening, you can go on a village tour in the nearby villages. A visit to Ladakhi home can also be arranged on a special request.
Dinner and overnight stay will be provided at the camp/hotel.
Nubra Valley to Leh
Today, the day will start a bit early than usual with an early morning breakfast.
Post breakfast, commence a drive to Hunder - the land of the cold desert which is also famous for Bactrian Double-Humped Camel rides.
After the camel ride in Hunder, proceed for Leh. In transit, stop at Diskit - the town which houses a more than 500-year-old monastery.
Indulge in a shopping tour in Ladakh at the local bazaar of Diskit.
Proceed the drive to Leh via Khardung La. Upon arrival, check-in to a hotel for overnight stay. The rest of the day will be free for leisure.
Leh to Pangong Lake
Post breakfast, proceed for Pangong Lake through a 5-6 hours road excursion.
On the way, visit the popular sites of Shey Palace - the former summer capital of Ladakh, Rancho School which got famed from the Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’, and Thiksey Monastery.
After exploring these places, proceed further to Changla Pass where the journey will take a halt. Changla is the third highest motorable road in the world and also one of the most beautiful sites in Ladakh.
From Changla, you will be taken to Tangtse - another stopover destination from Leh to Pangong road trip. At Tangste, you will be served with a tea or coffee.
Leave Tangtse and proceed towards Pangong Lake. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel/camp. Pangong is another movie famed place in Leh. ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and ‘3 Idiots’ are the movies that are shot here.
Pangong Lake to Leh
After the morning meal, you will be free to explore the region on your own. Later in the morning, you will be driven back to Leh.
En route visit the Hemis Gompa - an 11th-century Buddhist monastery which belongs to Drukpa lineage
On your arrival, you will be accommodated in a hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight stay.
Departure from Leh
After an enthralling Ladakh vacation, this tour end on day 8.
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Ladakh Airport to board your flight back home. At the end of this wonderful excursion, you will be leaving some unforgettable memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Tour & Services Ends.