Laddakh via Srinagar -A Fantastic Trip ( 8N-9D)
8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination Covered : Srinagar, Leh Ladakh
Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys, Hill Stations & Valleys
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Srinagar and Leh Ladakh Tour Overview
2 Nights Srinagar – Srinagar to Leh by road with 1 night stay at Kargil - 4 Nights Leh – 1 Night Nubra Valley.
Srinagar and Leh Ladakh Tour Itinerary
Check in to the hotel & proceed for local sight scene visiting Mughal Gardens, CheshmaShahi(Royal Spring), Nishat (Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar( Abode of Love) Mughal laid Out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-Lake in the heart of Srinagar City &Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock. In the evening you can go for Shikara Ride (on your own) at Dal Lake.
After breakfast, go for an excursion to Sonmarg. There you will visit Baltal Valley & enjoy the beauty of Sonmarg. Then go back to Srinagar. Stay overnight in Srinagar hotel.
Depart from Srinagar to Leh by road. Night stay at Kargil
Arrival at Leh. Day at Leisure.
In the morning, after a hearty breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery.
Hemis Monastery: The Hemis monastery, located 40 kms from Leh is the wealthiest, best-known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the annual festival held here in summer in honour of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. Within the monastery there's to be seen a copper-gilt statue of the Lord Buddha, various stupas made of gold and silver, sacred thangkas and many objects. The monastery, said to exist even before the 11th century, was re-established by the 1st incarnation of Stagsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso in 1630. Belonging to the Drukpa sect, this Tibetan monastery has a very colourful and attractive architecture.
Afterwards drive to Thiksey Monastery for a visit.
Thiksey Monastery: The Thiksey Monastery is situated at a distance of approximately 18 kms from the town of Leh. One of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, it belongs to the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism. Sherab Zangpo of Stod got the Thiksey Monastery built for the first time, at Stakmo. However, later Spon Paldan Sherab, the nephew of Sherab Zangpo, reconstructed the monastery in the
year 1430 AD. The new monastery was situated on a hilltop, to the north of Indus River. It has a 15 meter high statue of the Maitreya Budhha, the largest such statue in Ladakh.
After these visits to the beautiful monastries, return to Leh and you will be dropped at Leh Market / hotel for Lunch (on direct payment basis).
Post lunch you will leave for the sight-seeing tour of Shanti Stupa.
Shanti Stupa: Shanti Stupa of Ladakh is located on the hilltop at Changspa. It can be reached quite easily from the Fort Road. The Stupa
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World’s Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass.
Khardung la Pass (18,380ft above sea level): It is not very often that one gets to drive on a road at an altitude of 18,380 feet. That is where Khardungla Pass, meaning the ‘Pass of Lower Castle,’ is located on the way from Leh to the Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It is the highest motorable road in the world as signs put up by the Border Roads Organization proudly proclaim.
Arrive Nubra Valley and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can also enjoy a camel ride here (Camel ride on direct payment basis).
Nubra Valley: Popularly called the orchard of Ladakh, Nubra valley offers a graceful view of yellow and pink wild roses in summer and a carpet of wild lavender in the post-monsoon season. You will definitely be overwhelmed to see the Bactrian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes.
Thereafter, check in at Swiss comfortable Camp or Hotel.
Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Have a delicious dinner and comfortable overnight stay at the camp or hotel.
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Diskit Monastery.
Diskit Monastery: One of the oldest temples of this area, the temple has a huge idol of Tsong-kha-pa, crowned with a Gelugpa yellow hat. The Diskit Gompa dates back to the 14th century and owes its inception to Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa.
Diskit Gompa has quite an interesting legend attached to it. It is believed that a Mongol demon once lived here and was considered to be a sworn enemy of Buddhism. He was annihilated near the monastery. However, even after his death, his body kept coming back to the monastery again and again. It is said that even today the wrinkled head and hand of the demon lie inside a temple of the monastery, which is filled with fierce Gods and Goddesses.
Post the Diskit Monastery, proceed for backward journey to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road.
Take the evening to explore Leh bazaar for souvenir and some shopping on your own.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, drive to Sangam (Confluence). Enroute, visit Magnetic Hill and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib. Visit Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River.
The Sangam (Confluence): Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers lies in Ladakh at Nimu. The Indus runs through Ladakh all along by your side serving as a constant companion and you feel a sense of respect for this ifeline of the people of Ladakh, especially since Ladakh experiences rainfall of only 2 to 3 inches throughout the year. Both Indus and Zanskar Rivers merge with each other as if they had flown all along just for that purpose. From this point on, beyond this Confluence of the two, the waters are regarded as the Indus River.
Magnetic Hill: Can anyone ever imagine the movement of a vehicle up a steep mountain with its engines off? Reach Magnetic Hill to experience this phenomenon which sounds unbelievable.
Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurudwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
On your way back, visit Ladakh Hall of fame.
Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame in Leh is a must visit for every individual of India. This is constructed by the Indian Army. You will find memorabilia, eminent defence personalities’ biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war and belongings of enemy soldiers found at war site.
The Ladakh vacations ends today. Depart on time for the Leh airport . Hope you have memories unlimited from this trip!
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