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Land of high passes of the world

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Places Covered :  Delhi – Leh – Hunder – Pangong – Sabu

Number of days:  8


* Khardungla highest motor able road in the world

* Changsla 3rd highest motor able road in the world

* Double hump camel Safari in Hunder

* Pangong lake point of 3 idiots

Package Details

Day  1
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel, one day mandatory to stay in Delhi because all flight to Leh depart early in the morning.

Day  2
Delhi -Leh
Upon arrival at Leh Airport you will met by Enriche Travel representative and Welcome and transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize. Overnight stay at hotel. Leh City: The capital of Ladakh, at one time was a major stop on the Asian “Silk Route”. A stroll along the main bazar, observing the varied crowd and peering into the curio shops, is an entrancing experience. Chang Gali, behind the main bazar is less bustling but has intriguing little shops selling curios and jewelry like pearls, turquoise, coral, malachite, lapis and many other kinds of semi-precious stones, as well as curiously carved Yak- horn boxes, quaint brass locks, china or metal bowls etc. Evening visit of Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there one can see the nice spectacular view of Leh town.

Day   3
Leh: AM: Indus valley visit
After breakfast visit of Likir, Alhci and Phyang monasteries Later we drive back to hotel on time for lunch. The Likir monastery stand 6 km north of the main Leh -Srinagar highway, a little before the village of Saspol. From Leh itself, the distance is 62 km in the western direction. It was during the rule of the fifth king of Ladakh, LhachenGyalpo, that land was offered to Lama DuwangChosje, an eminent advocate of meditation, to construct themonastery. The lama graced the land and the monastery came up in 1065 AD. The monastery was enclosed by the bodies of the two great serpent spirits or the naga- rajas, Nanda and Taksako. Because of this, the name of the monastery became Likir or the Naga encircled. Initially, the monastery was associated with the Kadampa sect, however, the year 1470 saw a conversion by a central Tibetan monk LawangLotos. This coversion resulted in the monastery being brought under the Gelukspa Order of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. Alchi Believed to be built between the 10th and 11th century amongst the oldest monastery in the Ladakh region, the Alchi Monastery is more of a monastic complex of temples in Alchi village that brings out the colours of four different ancient settlements. The Alchi complex maintains the three-storied temple, which is the main temple, an assembly hall, another temple that is also known as Manjushri and Chortens. The temple walls hold a diorama of several Buddhist and Hindu kings that exude a unique artistic style. Further, within the complex there are several statues of Lord Buddha and borque-style wood carvings and other art works. The Alchi Monastery is approximately 65 kilometers away from Leh, which is accessible by air from New Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar and by road from Srinagar in Kashmir and Manali in Himachal Pradesh.

Day   4
Leh – Hunder (126 km) (42OOm / 5-6hrs. Drive)
After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley the road to the Nubra Valley goes through the highest motorable pass in the world at Khardung La (5602m) The Pass is almost permanently covered in fog and snow. On arrival in the Nubra valley Nubra means green used to be on the trading roué connecting Tibet with Turkistan, and was the navy of Turkisatn which invaded it several times. Also know as the Valley of flowers, Nubra has always been well cultivated and fertile, with the best climate in Ladakh, so grains and fruit, such as apples and apricots, have always been plentiful. Ninety per cent of Nubra’s population is Buddhist. Nubra’svery known monastery, Samstaling is situated on the mountainside just above Sumur. This was the route taken by the trade caravans, and Panamik, the last village on this circuit, was at that time a busy centre, the last major settlement before the caravans plunged into the mountains of the Karakoram and the Kun-Lu. Here they invariable halted for a few days to make final preparations for getting over the mountains, or to recuperate afterwards. There would be no supplies, not even grazing for the animals, for about 12 days after Panamik, so they had to carry all their provisions for that time. The Government maintained a granary to sell foodgrains for the men, and even for the horses. Overnight stay at the Footprints Camp.

 Day   5

   Hunder -Leh
After breakfast 2-3 hrs day hiking and drive to Leh over the Khardungla pass. On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure or one can explore the beauty of Leh on their own.

 Day   6

   Leh – Pangong Tso – Sabu
Very early morning we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Afternoon road back to Leh.

 Day  7

   Sabu – Leh – 4 hrs walking
Full day trek from Sabu to Leh with guide and pack lunch.

Day   8

   Depart Leh – Delhi:
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.

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