Day 01: Delhi- Leh
Start ‘Best of Ladakh’ Tour with a warm welcome at Kushok Bakula Airport in Leh situated at height of 11700ft. Get transfer to hotel in the city which is a 3 / 4 km distance. Check-in and acclimatize to the high altitudes of Ladakh. These altitudes are low in atmospheric oxygen and therefore you need to rest and let your body adapt to the climate. In the evening around 4:30pm visit the Shanti Stupa, the Chowkhang monastery and local market in Leh. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02: Leh Indus Valley Tour
Start the day with a refreshing breakfast. After your meal proceed for a full day tour of Indus Valley Monasteries. Today you visit the Royal Museum at Stok Palace, Thiksey, Stagna and Changchubling and Hemis Monasteries. The 90 km round trip will be covered in about 7-8 hours. Return for overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 03: Leh Nubra Valley (Valley of Flowers)
Start the day with an early breakfast at 8:00 am. Post meal proceed to drive to Nubra Valley which is 125 km distance and a 4-5 hour drive. Drive via the world famous Khardongla Pass nestled at 18360 ft. The views are breathtaking. At the Nubra Valley, visit silver sand dunes near Hunder village. It is also known as the desert in the sky. Also enjoy a double humped Camel safari in the unique cold desert. Visit the Diskit village which houses a famous monastery of the same name. Overnight stay at the camp in Nubra Valley.
Day 04: Nubra Valley – Leh
Relish a leisurely morning breakfast and proceed to visit the Yarabtso Lake near Panamik village. After being dazzled by the cerulean waters of the untouched, hidden lake drive back to Leh 125 kms via Khardongla pass. Evening is free of activities. Explore the Leh market. Relish some appetizing delights of the unique region. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Leh – Pangong Lake
Today a full day excursion to Pangong Lake 135 km from Leh is planned. Post breakfast, proceed to the magical lake of Ladakh. As you drive towards the ethereal lake you cross the Changla Pass located at 17500ft. En-route you come across Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh. When you view the beauty you shall understand the reason of why Pangong is considered one of the most amazing lakes in Asia. It is the world’s highest salt water lake, 162Kms long of which 30% is India. The waters changes its color 4-5 times a day. Overnight stay at the Camp near the Lake side.
Day 06: Pangong – Tsomoriri Lake
Today the day starts with early morning drive to Tsomoriri Lake. Around 240 kms from Pangong Lake, it is a 9-10 hour drive. Drive upto Kharu and then upto the sweet water Tso-Moriri Lake nestled at 4200m. On the way visit Chumathang Hot springs. Cross Mahe Bridge and then drive towards Tsomoriri Lake. On the way you can see Himalayan marmots. It is also a popular breeding and nesting area for thousands of migratory birds. There you can also see Brahimini Duck, Bar-headed goose and black naked cranes etc. Arrive Tsomoriri Lake by evening and check in at the tented camp near the lake. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 07: Tso Moriri Lake – Toskar Lake – Stok
After an early breakfast at the lake camp, drive towards Leh which is a 235 km drive taking 8-9 hours. En-route visit Puga Geo-Thermal Gas springs, the Nomadic Rebo tents at Polo-Kongka pass, and further after the pass stop by Tsokar Lake. The wetland area is breathtaking. Do take pics of the unequalled beauty. One can visit the monastery of tiny Thukje village. On your drive cross the Manali Highway via Taglangla pass at 5350m and arrive at Stok village. Check-in to the spectacular Skittsal Resort hotel in Stok overlooking the Indus valley. Later in the evening visit a local family in the Stok Village to relish the special Ladakhi Butter tea and barley drink. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 08: Stok – Uleytokpo
After breakfast drive to Ulley Resort which is 82 km away and a 2-3 hours’ drive from Stok. En-route visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha at Likir and the 1000 year old murals of Alchi monastery which is among the best Buddhist miniature paintings. Arrive at Uley and check-in at the Resort for overnight stay. Enjoy the resplendent beauty of the environs.
Day 09: Uleytokpo
Post breakfast, start your excursion to visit Lunar landscapes, Lamayuru Monastery & Rizong Nunnery. You can also enjoy a day hike to Rizong village which takes 2-3 hours or a short Hike to Gera-Lardo village across Indus River. Overnight stay at Uleytokpo.
Day 10: Ulleytokpo – Leh
Start the day with delicious breakfast and drive back to Leh around 70km a 2-3 hour trip. En-route visit Spituk Monastery, Magnetic Hill and the Military Hall of Fame. Afternoon is free at leisure. Visit Leh’s famous Moti market, Nowshare market, Balkhang chowk apricot vendors and Super Market. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 11: Leh – Delhi
Today take a transfer to airport to board flight from Leh Airport.