The Gems of Ladakh Tour

Travel to the remote and mostly unexploited region of Leh and Ladakh.

Ladakh or also called ‘Little Tibet’ is a heavenly place to visit which offers numerous monasteries and treks around the little Himalayan villages which are usually inhabitated by people from Tibet. Ladakh is also described as being ‘the roof of the world’ as it forms a high altitude, barren plateau, isolated settlements, farmland and collection of beautiful monasteries.

Duration: 10 Days
Places: Delhi, Leh, Nubra Valley

Highlights: 
  • Explore the monasteries around Leh
  • Drive to Khardung La, one of the world's highest drivable pass
  • Ride a camel through the high altitude dunes of the Nubra Valley
  • See the life of the monks who live at 4,000 m 

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi

On arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by your Indus Bound Representative and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll be staying for two nights. Spend the remainder of the day recovering from your journey, and perhaps a stroll around the local neighborhood later.


Day 02 - In Delhi

Explore Delhi today starting with Old Delhi in the morning: enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. In the afternoon, drive past Lutyens's New Delhi and visit the tomb of Humayun and the Qutab Minar. Spend some time at the Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple for blessings and see & participate in the community kitchen.

[Optional : Cooking Class experience with a local]


Day 03 - Fly to Leh

This morning fly to Leh. Only open to tourists since 1974 the area of Ladakh, and its capital Leh, is a magical and remote high Himalayan escape far from the hustle and bustle of modern India. A true frontier region, Ladakh borders China to the east whilst to the west lies Pakistan and the Kashmir valley.


Day 04 - In Leh

The capital of the Ladakh region, Leh, is nestled in a fertile valley of the Indus framed by snow-capped peaks. Presided over by the old white-washed Leh Palace, which sits precariously on a hill to the north of the town, the town grew to become a historically important trading centre. Explore Leh with your local guide where you will visit the 16th century palace, Sankar Gompa, the 15th century Tsemo Gompa and Shanti Stupa, where you can enjoy beautiful views.


Day 05 - In Leh

Today explore the architectural gems of Hemis and Shey. Hemis is the largest and wealthiest monasteries of Ladakh and houses an important library of Tibetan books. Take your time exploring this wonderful complex this morning. Later visit Shey – a former royal residence of the Kings of Ladakh. Be impressed by the 17 metre high Maitreya Buddha made of copper, brass and precious stones. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.


Day 06 - Drive to Nubra Valley

A long drive over the locally claimed 'world's highest pass' takes you to the Nubra Valley. The drive takes several hours but includes a stop at a picturesque restaurant and several long stops for photos. The signs at the top proclaim it to be 5,602 m, but not only is this probably an exaggeration, there are also several other roads which vie for the title. Whatever the truth, this is one of the highest roads you'll find and a breathtaking experience in every way.


Day 07 - In Nubra Valley

Today is spent exploring the Nubra Valley, including an excursion to Diskit and a camel ride in the sand dunes of Hundar. It will feel positively tropical down at 3,000 m and a complete contrast to yesterday's glaciers.


Day 08 - Drive Back to Leh

You are driven back to Leh, again over the high pass. The journey should take less time as there will be fewer stops, but will still take five to six hours, and there will be plenty of time to admire the views.


Day 09 - Fly to Delhi

Fly back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, spend time at leisure for any last minute visits.


Day 10 - Departure Transfer

At time transferred to Delhi Airport for your flight back home, or continue with your onward journey with us

Quick Enquiry

Starting from USD 1175 Per Person

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels & dates of travel. Price includes daily breakfast, sightseeing, monument entrance fees, private guides, domestic flights, transfers, chauffeur driven air-conditioned SUV car & All Taxes.

When to Travel?

Most people travel in summer June-September when there are hot, sunny days and the nights are pleasant. Also, the roads, trekking routes, hotels and restaurants are open, with high passes closing during the later winter months.

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