Ladakh-Zanskar tour

Destinations: Leh-Lamayuru-Zanskar-Nubra
Trip Duration: 16 days
Best Time: June-sept
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Ladakh-Zanskar tour

Day by Day Details Itinerary

Day 01. Arrive in Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at mid-night, meet the assistant at the air the air port and transfer to the hotel rest is free, in the afternoon half day sightseeing tour of Old and new Delhi, visiting Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat in Old Delhi and India Gate, Rastrapati Bhawan and Parliament House in New Delhi overnight in Hotel.

Day 02. Delhi/Leh Flight

Early morning around 3 am transfer to the domestic air port. After an exciting  flight from  Delhi to Leh . We receive and transfer to hotel. Take complete rest for the day for acclimatization. Lunch in the hotel, in the evening take a walk around Leh market.

Day 03. Shanti Stup/ Sankar/ Namgyal Tsemo/ Lehchen Spalkar

Morning we will be doing short sight seeing around upper Leh. Shanti Stupa, built by Japanese master in 1995, from here we can  have the panaromic views of Leh and surrounding areas of Indus valley. Sankar Gonap is a  small Gelukpa  Buddhist monastery at upper  Leh and it is the monastery of Head lama  of Ladakh. Namgyal Tsemo or the  Victory peaks as it is called is on the top of the Leh and it was a ancient Casstle of Ladakh King dRakpa Bumde and  Lehche Spakar or the Leh Palace is in nine storey  built in 17th century by Ladakhi famous King Senge Namgyal. Now it is taken care by the Archeological Survey of

India, dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Stok Palace/Shey/ Thiksey/ Hemis monastery/Leh\\
After breakfast leave by jeep to visit Stok royal Palace, the present home of royal family of Ladakh and you can visit the most beautiful royal musuen for ancient ornaments, jewelleries, Crown of the King and the queen.SHEY- The ancient capital of Ladakh,17th century copper gold gilted statue of historical Buddha.  THIKSEY, the  most beautiful Gelukpa monastery and huge famous Future Buddha- The Lord Maitreya and HEMIS, The Drukpa monasteries located in the deep gorge, dinner and overnight in hotel..

Day 05. Nubra Valley.With Innerline permit

Early morning drive to Nubra Valley via World’s highest motorable road 5600mts and take a complete views of Karokuram and Ladakh ranges and drive further and stop at streams side to take a sight of yaks  and marmots. Then drive toward Nubra Valley  through the tiny villages to Deskit village.  Evening walk up to the monastery for the views of Shayok  and

Nubra rivers, dinner and overnight in fixed campat Tirit.

Day 06.  Deskit/Hunder/Panamik/Sumur

Between Deskit and Hunder village, there is a beautiful sand dune and Bactrian camel can be seen. So it is better to take a walk in the sand-dune  and double humb camel riding. Visit  Hunder temple and  Jeep will be waiting and drive to Deskit for hot Lunch. After lunch drive to other side of the shayok river toward Panamik hotspring for medicinal bath.  On the way back there  is a beautiful Chamshan lake, and visit Samstanling Buddhist monastery at Sumur

village, dinner and overnight in Tirit.

Day 07.  Drive back to Leh over Khardong La pass, reach Leh by 4 Pm, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 08. Leh-Lamayuru (3390m)-via-Wanla-Alchi

Drive to Wanla on the way visit Alchi monastery, Alchi is one of the great art treasures of the Buddhist world, one of the very few remaining examples of Indian Buddhist art of the 11 century. The monastery has a miraculously preserved series of statue and frescoes in a style quite different from the rest of Ladakh’s Monasteries. Drive to Wanla visit the monastery, later drive to lamayuru, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 09. Lamayuru-Rangdum( 4000m)

Morning after the breakfast drive to Rangdum, via Futo La pass (4147mt), the route’s highest pass, then Namika La Pass (3760mt), on the you can visit 8m-high Maitreya statue, an image of future Buddha, cut into the rock face and dating back about 700 AD, this village name called Mulbek it’s the first Buddhist village after Kargil, you will drive through Panikhar village and Nun (7135m) and Kun (7087m)peak which is the highest peak in Ladakh and Zanskar and ladakh range, dinner and overnight in Camp.

Day 10.Rangdum- Padum (3890m)

Morning visit the 18th century Rangdum Gonpa which is belongs to the Yellow camps monks (Gelukpa sect), Later you will drive to Padum via Pensi La (4450m). You will drive through Phey, Tungri and Sani village. Dinner and overnight  in camp.

Day 11. In Padum-excursion to Bardan monastery.

Full day visit to Bardan and Sani monastery, dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 12.Excursion to Karsha and Pibithing

Today you will drive to Karsha to visit the monastery, which is the largest and richest monastery in Zanskar and belongs to Gelukpa Sect. later explore the village and Pibithing, dinner and overnight in Camp.

Day 13. Excursion to Tongde and Zangla.

Breakfast in the camp and full day excursion to Zangla where you ca visit the palace and a nunerary, on the way back visit Stongde monastery which is also belongs to the Gelukpa Sect. dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 14. Padum-kargil

Today you will leave zanskar and drive to Kargil this day will be a very long day you will drive around 210km. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 15. Kargil-Leh

Today you willdrive to leh around 230km to Leh, on the way visit Rizdong monastery which is around 7km from the main road,  which is belong to the Yellow head monks , dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 16. Leh/delhi flight

Early morning transfer to the air port, reach Delhi by 10 am, and transfer to the hotel, after lunch half days old and new Delhi  tour visit jamamasjid and Rajghat in old Delhi and India Gate, Rastrapati Bhawan and Parliament house in new Delhi after dinner late night transfer to the international air port.

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