Explore the picturesque Nubra Valley, explore quaint monasteries, catch the sunrise at Pangong Tso, spot yaks in the wilderness and ramble around Leh.
Duration : 8 days
Route : Leh → Nubra Valley → Leh → Pangong Tso → Leh
Day 1 Leh
Take in Leh at a sedate place. Due to high altitude it is recommended to take complete rest so that you are able to acclimatize properly.
Day 2 Leh
Set against the Himalayas and overlooking the crumbling Old Town is Leh Palace. Take a tour of the old town to explore Leh Palace, Chamba & Chandazik Gompas, Munshi’s House and Tsemo Fort.
Days 3-4 Nubra Valley
Nubra is a high altitude desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along the river beds and on high slopes.
The only road access to the Nubra Valley is over Khardung La pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world.
Visit the quaint monastery at Hunder and then proceed for a short hike up to the Fort for amazing views of the valley. On the way back, take a ride on the Bactrian camels.
The next day visit Diskit Gompa and Panamik hot water springs before heading back to Leh.
Day 5 Leh
Explore the newer part of town. Enjoy the laid back vibe along Changs Pa, visit the Donkey sanctuary and catch the sunset at Shankar Gompa.
Days 6-7 Pangong Tso
Pangong is an endorheic lake, situated at a height of about 4,350 m, which extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.
Day 8 Leh
Ramble through the markets before heading to the airport for your flight back. If time permits, the road trip from Leh to Manali is highly recommended.