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Highlights of the trip:
By 11:00 am
Arrival at Leh and proceed towards the hotel. Rest of the day is for acclimatization as your body needs to adjust to high altitude, make sure you drink of water. We will go for a walk in the evening in the Leh market and explore some cafes and shops. If you missed anything required for the journey then you can purchase them at the market. We will end the day with getting to now each other, sharing stories and playing games.
After breakfast we will go for local sightseeing of Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill – it has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on a neutral gear the vehicle slides up-hill due to the magnetic force, Sangam View where Indus & Zanskar River meet. We will also go for River Rafting in Zanskar if everyone is up for it. We will visit the Shanti Stupa and the Leh Palace as well.
After breakfast at hotel we will drive towards Nubra valley. Popularly known as Dorma or “the valley of flowers” via Khardungla Pass – one of the highest motorable road (5602 mts). Later in the afternoon, we will visit the Diskit Monastery and the giant statue of Maitreya Buddha which is the tallest Buddha statue in Ladakh. Later visit the white sand dunes at Hunder where you can enjoy the Double Humped Bactrian camel ride.
Wake up to wonderful Sunrise, today we head towards Turtuk, located on the banks of shyok river is the the penultimate village open to foreign tourist before POK.
The landscape, culture, language, clothing, and even the physical features of people change quite drastically crossing over into Turtuk, technically entering Baltistan.
We return to Hunder in the evening to Spend the night here.
Early Morning after breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Via Wari La /Shayok Route. Pangong Lake, is situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable).
After an early breakfast we will leave for Leh en-route we can take a short halt at Changla pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. En route, we stop by at Hemis & Thiksey Monastery, Shey palace, rancho school & Sindhu ghat, we then proceed further to Leh. We will spend the evening roaming the leh market do some shopping and eat some momos. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
After breakfast, drive for Kargil en route Mulbekh and Lamayuru – the oldest religious centre of Ladakh, the monastery is spectacularly located on an eroded mass of rock below towering mountains. We will be passing through Namikala & Fatula Passes, the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. And on the way to Kargil will cover up the famous Alchi, Likir, and Basgo Palace.
After breakfast, We will visit the Kargil War Memorial if not done the previous day. We will then, drive towards Srinagar via Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 9000 ft, Sonamarg is also called as “The meadow of gold”. We will continue towards Srinagar and pass over Zojila Pass. Stop at Drass, the 2nd coldest inhabitant place in the World. Overnight stay in Srinagar in a Houseboat
After breakfast we will go for local sightseeing of Srinagar covering Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’. Then visit Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ and later on pay a visit the famous Shankaracharya Temple which offers a birds eye view of Srinagar city. In the evening we will go for Shikara Ride. Overnight at Srinagar
After breakfast we will check out from the house boat and head towards Airport. Make sure you book your flights from Srinagar which leave after 12pm. Say your goodbyes, this brings us to the end of our EPIC escapades to the mountains and beginning of your adventures with Wandering Souls.