This tour provides a culturally rich experience through an area which remains a mystery to most of us.
Day 01: Delhi to Manali (1960m) 10-11hrs
Transfer to domestic airport for flight to Kulu. Drive to Manali.
Day 02: In Manali
Day 03 : Manali to Keylong (3150m) 5-6 hrs
Leaving Manali, we drive across the Rohtang pass at 13300ft which offers great views of the Pir Panjal range. Continue driving into the Lahaul valley. Overnight in camp or hotel at Keylong ,the district headquarters of this valley.
Day 04: Keylong to Sarchu (4000m) 6-7 hrs
Leave early morning for Sarchu crossing the Baralacha pass (4800m) and going through a completely barren region with some of the most awesome and colourful landscape. Night in camp.
Day 05: Sarchu to Tsokar (4500m) 6-7 hrs
we drive up the Gata loops and reach the More Plains to Tsokar Lake, a picturesque sight with the reflections of the distant mountains. Camp by the salt lake after visiting Tugche village and monastery on the banks of the lake.
Day 06: Tsokar to Tsomoriri (4270m) 7-8 hrs
Continue driving to Tsomoriri and camp.
Day 07: At Tsomorori
Free day for birdwatching and visiting Karzok village which has a small red hat sect monastery.
Day 08: Tsomoriri to Leh (3500m) 8-9hrs
Drive to Leh via Mahe bridge.
Day 09: In Leh
Morning free to explore the town. Afternoon sightseeing of Thiksey and Shey monasteries and Stok Palace Museum.
Day 10: Leh to Diskit (3050m) 6-7 hrs
39km from Leh is the Khardung Pass. Sheltered on the other side is the beautiful and fertile Nubra valley with the Saser range of mountains ahead. You drive through Khardung village and continue on to Kyagar (Tegar) village, one of the largest in the area. Overnight hotel in Diskit
Day 11: Diskit to Hundar (3000m) 4-5 hrs
Visit Diskit Gompa, a 500 year old monastery perched atop a hillock. Continue on to Hundar where we visit the Chamba Lakhang, Zimskhang, Lakhang Karpo and Lakhang Marpo. See the famous Bactrian (Double humped) camel of the Nubra valley.
Overnight hotel in Hundar
Day 12: Drive back to Leh. (3500m) 6-7 hrs
Visit Samstaling gompa enroute.
Day 13: Free day in Leh.
Day 14: Leh to Lower Indus Valley (3100m) 6-7 hrs
Drive to Biama village in the lower Indus Valley.
Day 16: In the Lower Indus Valley (3100m) 4-5 hrs
Visit some Dard villages.
Day 17: Lower Indus to Leh. (3500m) 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Leh to Delhi