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  • Tour Code : Ancient Silk Route & Pangong Lake Special Tour
  • Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
  • Routes: Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri & Tsokar Lake, Alchi, Lamayuru, Nubra Valley, Thiksay, Hemis & Shanti Stupa.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Leh :
Upon arrival at Leh Airport you will met by Moonlight Travel’s representative and Welcome in traditional Ladakhi style 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.

Day 02: Leh - Spituk - Hall of Fame - Sankar Gompa & Shanti Stupa:
Post breakfast we depart for AM Sightseeing tour to Spituk Spituk monastery which was founded by Od Lde, in the 11th century AD. In those days the gompa belonged to the Kadampa School but Gelukpa order was introduced during the region of King Dragspa Bum ilde, when Lama Lhawang Lotus restored the monastery & & Hall of Fame (war museum). Later we drive back to hotel on time for lunch Later in the afternoon, guided sightseeing tour visiting the Sanker Gompa, which is towards the north of the Town, it has an impressive). Later visit Shanti Stupa, The Japanese for World Peace built the 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 03: Leh: Excursion to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis:
Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue.Then we visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyall. Hemis is one of the largest and richest gompas of Ladakh.The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. Later in the evening we drive back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 04: Leh - Chumathang - Tsomoriri (240 kms):
In the morning leave for Chumathang stop, which is famous for medical hot spring and people visit to this place for medical bath. From here a short drive will take you to Maha bridge, the main checking point to enter to this new area. On the way visit Sumdah village and another 55 kms drive will take you to Tsomoriri. The Tsomoriri Lake is the breeding ground for numerous species of birds, like the bar headed goose, crested grebe, the Brahmini duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown-headed gull. The Tsomorir Lake is 8 kms wide and 28 kms long. Spend the night there in the tent. Tsomoriri – Tsokar:In the morning visit Korzok village and visit around the lake. Later drive to Mahe village. The village is famous for the scene of shooting fountain and white clouds hanging upon. Drive to Puga valley, which is famous for Butan gas. Later we drive to Tsokar. Have dinner and spend the night in the tent.

Day 05: Tsomoriri - Korzok - Puga - Tsokar - Tanglangla - Leh:
Post breakfast visit Tsokar, which is at an altitude of 4090 mts. You can also visit Thugke gompa. Later we drive towards Leh via Tanglangla pass, which is at a height of 5350 mts and is the second highest motorable pass in the world. Upon arrival at Leh we check in at our pre-arranged hotel for two nights.

Day 06: Leh - Nubra (126 km) (4200m/ 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. Overnight stay at the Footprints Camp.

Day 07: Nubra:
Full day visit of Nubra Valley first visit the hot sulphur springs at the village of Panamik, the last destination travellers are permitted to travel to in Nubra are believed to have certain medicinal qualities that cure a number of ailments. Later 3-4 hrs walk till the Esna monastery that is over 250 years old. This is the oldest monastry in Nunbra valley. Return drive to camp rest of the time at camp.

Day 08: Nubra - Leh:
After breakfast 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 09: Leh - Pangong:
After an early breakfast 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 it’s running the other side of the "INDO CHINA BORDER". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.Evening at leisure and stroll near the lake and overnight stay at the Camp / Guest house.

Day 10: Pangong Tso - Leh:
Post breakfast visit the lake and after spending some time we drive back to Leh.. Upon arrival we check in at our pre-arranged hotel.Evening at leisure and overnight stay at the hotel. The late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru - Ridzong - Leh:
After break fast start early morning drive to Lamayuru, Alchi and Ridzong back to Leh. Lamayuru lower ladakh its also called as sham. Lamayuru Gompa: The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.
Basgo, The seat of power of a branch of the Namgyal family. It is here in 1680 A.D. that invading Mongol and Tibetian armies were held in check over a three year long seige. Original 16th century murals and other arts of Basgo are well worth a visit. We drive back to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12: Depart Leh:
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.

Note

Group Rate on request: Minimum 10 rooms to be consider as group.