EXPLORE WONDERFUL LADAKH
EXPLORE WONDERFUL LADAKH- In Ladakh, nature has rendered a magical, unbelievable and fantastic landscape that is extremely breathtaking. Ladakh is in the north-east region of India and surrounded by the world’s highest mountain ranges, Karakoram and Great Himalayas. The confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar rivers is a rare sight. One can clearly differentiate between the two waters from a distance.
Traditionally, almost every village had its polo-ground, and even today it played with verve in many places. Probably introduced into Ladakh in the mid-17th century by King Sengge Namgyal, Polo played here differs in many respects from the international game.
Polo and archery are the two favorite past times. In Leh and many of the villages, archery festivals are held during the summer months, with a lot of fun. Colorful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages with the cool mountain breeze. Prayer wheels spun clockwise release more merit-making mantras.
Ladakh is also known as Mini Tibet. Which is one of the last Buddhist societies on Earth? Ladakh enjoys sunshine an average of 300 days a year. Leh is a place that is all too easy to fall in love with but takes things very on arrival as the altitude requires a few days’ acclimations before you can safely start enjoying the area’s gamut of adventure activities.
EXPLORE LADAKH Culture
The culture of Ladakh is fascinating, intoxicating and charming which may offer us. A short plan concerning the individuals of the place, their fashion and their beliefs. The Culture of Ladakh is sort of almost like the Tibetan culture.
The foremost well-liked cuisines of Ladakh, largely of Tibetan origin, are Thukpa and Tsampo. The national dress of Ladakh is Goncha, which is extremely effective to shield them from the tough and extreme cold.
The foremost glorious costume is that the head-dress or the Perak. spiritual mask dances play a very important part of Ladakh’s cultural life. Ladakh may be a non-secular and non-secular place. The Ladakh may be a place that has no match.
The approach to a Buddhist Village invariably marked by ‘Mani’ walls, which ling chest-high structures faced with engraved stones bearing the Mantra “Om Mane Padme Hum” and by ‘Chorten’, commemorative cairns, like stone pepper-posts.
Many villages crowned with a ‘Gompa’ or monastery, which may be anything from an imposing complex of temples, prayer halls, and monks’ dwellings, to a tiny hermitage housing.
Day 01: Srinagar
Arrival in Srinagar. Meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to a houseboat in Dal Lake/ Nagin Lake. Complete the check-in formalities. Lunch is followed by a Shikara ride on the placid waters of the Lake, one of the most popular things to do in Srinagar. Later on, get ready to visit the breathtaking Mughal Gardens-founded in the Mughal era. Nishat Bagh, Chashme-e-Shahi and Shalimar Bagh comprise the Mughal gardens. Stay overnight in Srinagar.
Day 02: Srinagar – Kargil
On day 2, post breakfast gets ready for your road transfer to Kargil. On the way, there are halts at Sonamarg –a pristine valley with lush views and snow-clad peak; Zo jila Pass (a high altitude pass); Drass Village- the world’s 2nd coldest inhabitant place. Here you visit War memorial hall and Museum- also known as Vijaypath. The memorial was constructed by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who laid their lives in the Kargil War. Evening arrival in Kargil. Check-in formalities. Overnight stay in Kargil.
Day 03: Kargil – Leh
After breakfast, start driving towards Leh. On the way stop for a quick visit to the Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru is known for its unique landscape that resembles the moon. Take clicks of the beauty to cherish it as wonderful memories. Continue with your journey. Stop at the Magnetic Hill to marvel at the amazing natural wonder. Also, pay respects to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara- constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji- the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru. Continue your road journey. On arrival in Leh, visit the Hall of Fame Museum a war memorial by the Indian Army that was founded in the memory of Indian soldiers who laid lives in Indo-Pak wars. Complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 04: Leh – Nubra Valley
On the 4th day, after breakfast get ready for transfer to the gorgeous Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass- one of the highest motorable roads in the world with an altitude of 18,380 feet. As you reach the Valley, check into the hotel. Have lunch. Later, leave the comforts of your room to enjoy a ride on double-humped camel’s back to explore the Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hundur Village. Treat your eyes to the scenery all around. Overnight in Nubra Valley.
Day 05: Nubra Valley – Leh
Start the day with sumptuous breakfast. Today you will pay a visit to the Diskit Monastery. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Pay a visit to the Big Buddha. The amazing monastery also offers a magnificent view of the Nubra Valley. Later continue with your ride to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh hotel.
Day 06: Leh – Pangong
Drive to for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass. Arrive at the camp, along one of Asia’s largest saltwater lake. After you have checked-in enjoy your free time at leisure and enjoy the color changing water displaying all shades of blue and the sunset on the banks of the lake. Overnight stay in camps at Pangong Lake.
Day 07: Pangong – Leh
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the real beauty of this place. Enjoy the scenic view of sunrise on the lake. Notice how the water’s color glistens like diamonds. Post breakfast, start your drive back to Leh via the Chang La Pass. On the way, halt to visit two popular monasteries of Ladakh- Thiksey Monastery – a 12- story Gompa with 10 temples and an assembly hall, and Shey Palace- a royal palace on a hilltop that also has a monastery. Evening at Leisure and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Leh – Sarchu / Jispa
In the morning, have a delicious breakfast and start your road journey to Sarchu, driving past the scenic Puga Valley, Tsokar Lake- another picturesque lake in Ladakh, Skyangchu Thang – a plateau stretching to 42 km. Halt for lunch on the way. Continue your journey to Sarchu by driving through Lachlung La. At evening arrival in Sarchu. Check-in formalities. Stay overnight in Sarchu.
Day 09: Sarchu – Manali
After breakfast, drive to Manali. Get ready for a scenic drive by crossing Baralacha La (4845m). Halt for lunch on the way. Next, you cross the very popular Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 13050 feet. Arrival in Manali. Check-in at a hotel
Day 10: Manali Departure
In the morning take your breakfast at the hotel and go out for Manali sightseeing and later transfer to your destination.