7 Nights 8 Days (Leh Package)

Duration: 7 nights / 8 days

Destinations Covered: Srinagar- Sonamarg- Drass- Kargil- Mulbekh Monastery-Lamayuru Monastery.
Alchi Monastery - Magnetic Hill- Pattharsahib Gurudwara - KhardungLa pass - Pangong Lake-Leh Ladakh

Day wise Tour Itinerary:

Tour Program

Day 01

Srinagar Airport to City centre (12 km /30 min. drive)
After breakfast check out from your Home and transferred to airport to catch flight to Srinagar. Upon arrival meet and great at airport after that proceed to houseboat. Check in to houseboat. Afternoon visit Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chesma Shahi, Pari Mahal. Mughal gardens are a group of gardens built by the Mughal in the Islamic style of architecture. Evening Shikara ride at Dal Lake Dinner at Houseboat. Night stay at Houseboat.

Day 02

Srinagar to Kargil (204 Kms)

Morning after breakfast leave for Kargil, by visiting Sonamarg (Known As Meadow of Gold), Drass Village (2 Coldest Inhabitated place in the World), Enroute have a magnificent view of Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger, Tololing),
Sonamarg

Translated as the Meadow of Gold in English, Sonmarg is located in the Ganderbal district. Situated in the finest regions of the Himalayan glaciers, this place is known for its majestic views of the Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier.
Being an alpine valley, it is a popular tourist destination with grassy meadows providing imposing views of the glaciers while taking a road trip to Ladakh. There are trekking routes from this place to numerous lakes such as Gangabal Lake, Krishnasar Lake and Vishansar Lake. You can also visit the nearby Baltal valley and reach the Amarnath sacred cave.

Drass Valley

Starting from the base of the Zojila pass, this is a Himalayan getaway like no other! Located in the Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir, this place is also known colloquially as the Gateway to Ladakh. The Drass Valley is an adjacent land that runs along the Drass River.

Trekkers visit this valley to take a trek to the Suru Valley. This is a three day long trek and the route passes through upland villages and green meadows. You can also visit the Pugu Valley from here. This valley is known for its hot springs that has potential therapeutic health benefits.

Kargil War Memorial

Dedicated to the war heroes and martyrs of the Kargil War, this war memorial is a testimony to the selfless sacrifice of Indian soldiers in the Kargil War. There are artifacts, expositions and a memento shop inside the complex. When you are going for a road trip to Ladakh, you can get hats, T-shirts and other such items from the shop.
There is a sandstone wall on which the names of slain Army personnel are displayed. There is also information on the events that led to the war and you can also read about the details of how the Indian Army captured peaks and market their glorious victory. Reach Kargil by evening. Over night at hotel.

Day 03: Kargil to Leh Vai Alchi (220 kms)

Morning after Breakfast leave for Leh, enroute visit Mulbek, Giant Living Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru, the oldest Monastery of Ladakh Moon Landscape, Alchi, Likir Monastery, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame. Arrive Leh evening. Overnight in Hotel.

Mulbekh Monastery

Located around 45km from Kargil over a hilltop, the Mulbekh Monastery is well-known for its two gompas. A revered place of faith, there are two sub-monasteries called Drukpa and Gelugpa within the premises. You can see the building from afar when on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. The highlight attraction here is the statue of Maitreya Buddha.

Built of limestone and measuring 30ft, splendid relics and frescos add to the beauty and spirituality of this gompa. This sculpture was believed to be the work of Buddhist missionaries to propagate the Buddhist faith. From atop the monastery, you get an aerial view of the surrounding regions.

Lamayuru Monastery

This monastery is also known as the ‘Place of Freedom’. It is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh. Located at about 127km from Leh, the Lamayuru Monastery is situated on a steep mountain and belongs to the Red Hat Buddhist sect. Rich paintings, scriptures and Buddha statues make this place, a must visit monastery while visiting Leh. As you walk inside the building, visit the Dukhang or the assembly hall and witness a unique assortment of artifacts and Buddhist ideological architecture. Visit the residential buildings for monks in the temple premises have a glimpse of their daily life and also explore the peace and tranquility that prevails in the monastery.
Moonland

This monastery is also known as the ‘Place of Freedom’. It is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh. Located at about 127km from Leh, the Lamayuru Monastery is situated on a steep mountain and belongs to the Red Hat Buddhist sect. Rich paintings, scriptures and Buddha statues make this place, a must visit monastery while visiting Leh.
As you walk inside the building, visit the Dukhang or the assembly hall and witness a unique assortment of artifacts and Buddhist ideological architecture. Visit the residential buildings for monks in the temple premises have a glimpse of their daily life and also explore the peace and tranquility that prevails in the monastery.

Alchi Monastery

Located 365km from Srinagar, this monastery was known to be an ancient place for learning and preaching Buddhism. Situated on a flat ground, the Alchi Monastery was built during the 12th century. Inside the monastery are the structures Du-khang and Sum-tsek. There is also a temple on premises called the Manjushri Temple. Du-khang or the assembly hall of the monastery houses ancient paintings and also showcases numerous murals that depicts the various forms of Lord Buddha.
Managed by the Archaeological Survey of India, this monastery is located in the picturesque Alchi village. On a tour to this sacred place, you can also visit the nearby village and witness the life and culture of the local people.

Magnetic Hill

Located near Leh, this hill is also called Gravity Hill. It is believed that this entire region has magnetic properties that attracts and pulls the cars or other passing vehicles up the hill. The pulling effect of the hill is so intense that the airplanes passing over this peak alter their altitude to escape the gravitational pull of the hill.
Many people have supposedly seen huge rocks being hurled upwards rather than downwards! On a road trip to Ladakh, you can stop-by at this hill and experience its gravitational force. Although theorists believe that the slopes of the hill create an optical illusion, it still continues to fascinate the visitors.

Pattharsahib Gurudwara

25km from Leh, this magnificent gurudwara is dedicated to Guru Nanak. Built in the 15th century, this structure commemorates the visit of the Guru to this region. It is also a symbolization of the love and respect, the Tibetans hold toward the Guru and his teachings. Tibetans even idolize Guru Nanak as a Buddhist Saint and call him fondly as Guru Gompka Maharaj.
Built and managed by the Indian Army, there is a stone with Guru’s form imprinted on it in the premises of the gurudwara. You can spend your time visiting the Gurudwara’s Diwan Hall and Darbar Hall.
Spituk Monastery

Also called the Spituk Gompa, this monastery houses about 100 monks. During the Spitok festival, a huge statue of Goddess Kali is unveiled here. Built in the 11th century and located 8km from Leh, the Indus River flows just behind the Spituk Monastery. Belonging to the Geluga Sect, this building houses fresco, scriptures and idols that are thousands of years old.
There are numerous images of the Lord Buddha in His many avatars, forms and manifestations displayed within the monastery. Every year, the Gustor festival is celebrated here. The mask dance is the main attraction of this picturesque and culturally resplendent festival.  

Day 04: Leh (KhardungLa pass - 43 Kms. & City tour of Leh) (Full day monasteries tour)

After breakfast drive to Khardung la, the highest motorable road in the world at 5600 meters. The views from the top of the pass are amazing. This road carries on to the Nubra Valley. Return to the hotel for hot lunch. After lunch we take you for a t*zour of Leh city visiting an excursion to famous monasteries of Ladakh. It is interesting to visit Thiksey monastery. Continue drive to Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of the Ladakh region. On the way back visit to Shey Palace. Evening free to explore Leh market on own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Leh to Pangong Lake and Return back to Leh (160 Kms)

Early morning full day excursion to Pangong Lake 135 km / 4400m east of Leh crossing Changla Pass 17500ft and driving via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh and perhaps one of the most amazing lakes in Asia which changes its color 4 – 5 times a day. Pangong Lake is a wonderful sight with crystal clear blue lake surrounded by colorful barren mountians. Drive back to Leh by evening & free in the market. Over night at the hotel.

Day 06:

Leh to Kargil

After breakfast drive to kargil overnight at the hotel.

Day 07:

Kargil to Srinagar (204 Kms)
Morning after Breakfast leave for Srinagar overnight at the Houseboat on Dal Lake.

Day 8:

Srinagar Airport departure.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to onwards journey.