Leh - Shey /Thiksey /Hemis/Stok-Pangong Lake - Alchi/Likir/Spituk-Khardongla
Arrival Leh by morning flight and transfer to the hotel. After welcome tea/ coffee/ breakfast on arrival, take complete rest for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). In the late afternoon drive to the city centre for an orientation walk in the markets, followed by a visit to Shanti Stupa. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 :
The morning is at leisure for adjustment with the high altitude and rarefied air of Ladakh. After leisurely breakfast, visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery and Stok Palace Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 :
Early departure (6 AM) for Pangong Lake (approx. 300 kms round trip) via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft.). Pangong Lake (alt: 14,500 ft.) is 4-5 kms wide and over 135 kms long, about two-third of which lies on the other side of the Indo-China Border. After sightseeing and lunch at the lakeside, drive back to Leh, reaching in the late afternoon / evening. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 4 :
Full-day tour of the Alchi-Likir circuit; visiting the 15th century Likir Monastery and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex of Ladakh which is famous for its paintings and architecture. After sightseeing and lunch here, drive back to Leh, en-route visiting Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, and the ‘Temple of Guardians’ (Gon-khang) in Spituk monastery, revered by Hindu devotees as Kali-Mandir. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 5 :
After breakfast drive to Khardong-La (80 kms round trip), highest motorable pass in the world (alt: 18,380 ft.) and recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. On the drive back from the pass, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Indus Valley and the endless peaks of the Zanskar range. Rest of the day free to explore the markets. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home\