Duration of Trek: 12 Days.
Destination Covered: Manali | Keylong | Sarchu | Leh | Thiksey | Sham Valley | Nubra | Diskit | Pangong
Not just a typical tour, Real journey for wandering the Himalayas in its true style of exploring, Youthful experience for people who like to experience the inside of each destination Ladakh’s remote and breathtaking high-altitude landscape appeals to adventure travelers. Here the forces of nature have conspired to render a magical realist landscape of extremes; desert and blue waters, burning sun and freezing winds, glaciers and sand dunes. Tibetan-style traditions and culture remain apparent.
Day 01 : Arrive Manali
On arrival Manali transfer to hotel. Day free, evening walk around local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Full day Manali city Tour
After breakfast go for full day Manali sightseeing this includes “Vashisht Baths”, “Arjun Gufa” “Tibetan Temple” and Manu Temple. Evening is free for shopping. You can shop at the Mall Road for handicrafts and leather items. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Manali – Keylong
Early in the morning start driving to Keylong via Rohtang pass (3978 mtr.), the distance of about 115km will be covered in about 5-6 hrs. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04 : Keylong - Jispa – Sarchu
After breakfast drive to Sarchu over Baralacha-la Pass (4892 Mts.).The distance of about 105km will be covered in about 5-6 hrs. The landscape en-route is magnificent. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 05 : Sarchu – Leh
In the morning drive from Sarchu to Leh a distance of about 220km over Tanglang-la (5350 Mts.) the second highest road in the world and Lachlan-la (5065 Mts.). Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06 : Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit. Overnight stay at the hotel .
Day 07 : Drive Sham Valley & Alchi -70km
After breakfast, carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame(which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Tour of Khardungla Pass 18380Ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes
Drive 120 Kms 4/5hrs After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by Afternoon. Rest of the day, Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight stay at the camp .
Day 09 : After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery which is 515 years old
After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at Leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 : Tour of Pangong Lake- It is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms One way) After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 11 : Drive back to Leh, evening is Free for market
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 : Depart Leh
On time departure transfer to Leh airport.
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Ladakh Trekking India (LTI) did an excellent job for our large group for Markha Valley Trek with special spiritual interests. Mr. Sam accompanied us the whole time and took diligently care of our needs. We became friends, and this is all I would like to say: a great thank you from all my heart.