Exploring Leh, Sham Valley, Nubra, Turtuk, and Pangong Lake: A Journey Through Ladakh n six nights seven days with HECT India

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  • 6 Night
  • Max People : 50
  • Pickup: Airport
  • Destination: Ladakh, India

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Transfers

Airport Transfer

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Local Sightseeing
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The Leh-Sham Valley-Nubra-Turtuk-Pangong circuit offers travelers an unforgettable experience through the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Ladakh. Each destination within this circuit has its unique charm and significance, making the journey an unparalleled adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Leh: The Cultural Heart of Ladakh

Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is the gateway to exploring this magnificent region. Situated at an altitude of 11,500 feet, Leh is a vibrant town blending traditional Ladakhi culture with modern influences. Key attractions include the Leh Palace, which offers panoramic views of the town, and the Shanti Stupa, a white-domed structure symbolizing peace. The bustling Leh Market is ideal for shopping for local handicrafts, while the nearby Spituk and Thiksey monasteries provide a glimpse into the region's Buddhist heritage. Acclimatization in Leh is essential before venturing to higher altitudes.

Sham Valley: The Apricot Valley

From Leh, a journey westward leads to Sham Valley, often referred to as the "Apricot Valley" due to its lush apricot orchards. This serene valley is dotted with small villages and ancient monasteries. Highlights include the Likir Monastery, home to a massive statue of Maitreya Buddha, and the Alchi Monastery, renowned for its exquisite murals and ancient architecture. The Magnetic Hill, a gravity-defying phenomenon, and the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers are also popular spots. Sham Valley's picturesque landscapes and tranquil environment provide a perfect introduction to Ladakh's natural beauty.

Nubra Valley: The Valley of Flowers

The journey to Nubra Valley takes travelers over the Khardung La pass, one of the highest motorable roads in the world at 17,582 feet. Nubra Valley is a high-altitude cold desert with striking contrasts: sand dunes, verdant fields, and the twin rivers of Shyok and Nubra. The Diskit Monastery, with its towering Maitreya Buddha statue, offers stunning views of the valley. Hunder, known for its sand dunes and Bactrian camels, provides a unique desert experience amidst the Himalayas. Nubra's unique landscapes and cultural richness make it a must-visit destination.

Turtuk: The Hidden Gem

Turtuk, one of the northernmost villages of India, lies close to the Pakistan border. This quaint village, opened to tourists only in 2010, offers an insight into Balti culture and a unique blend of Ladakhi and Baltistani heritage. Turtuk's lush greenery, apricot orchards, and traditional wooden houses set against the backdrop of rugged mountains create a picturesque setting. The village's history, having been part of Pakistan until the 1971 war, adds an intriguing dimension to its cultural landscape.

Pangong Lake: The Sapphire of the Himalayas

The journey from Nubra to Pangong Lake via the Shyok route or Wari La pass is an adventure in itself, traversing remote and rugged terrains. Pangong Lake, situated at an altitude of 14,270 feet, is a 134-kilometer long lake extending from India to Tibet. Known for its changing hues of blue, Pangong's crystal-clear waters against the stark, barren mountains create a surreal and captivating sight. Camping by the lake under a star-studded sky is an experience like no other, offering a sense of tranquility and connection with nature.

Price Includes
Accommodation on twin or Triple sharing basis
Daily Breakfast and Dinner
Daily Veg Lunches
Inner Permit
One Oxygen Cylinder for 3 days in a Vehicle All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
Two bottle of mineral water everyday
Transport as per group size
Price Excludes
Airfare to and from Leh.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours or Extra Meals Ordered
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Package Inclusions.
Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls
Monument and Entry Fees
The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
Camera fee, Soft or Hard drinks, Starters.
Itinerary

Arrival Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the Most Sensational Flights in the World. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.) Upon arrival you will be met by our Representative and transfer to the Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize high altitude. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.

Arrive Leh

After breakfast, leave to visit Sham Valley and start sightseeing starting with the Hall Of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh is worth a visit for Every India. Post visit proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, at an altitude of 3600 Mtrs about 22 Kms from Leh it was constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji. A drive of another 4 km shall take you to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. As you move ahead from Magnetic Hills, just before Nimmu Village, there comes Sangam- Confluence of Two Rivers Indus River coming from Tibet (left) and Zanskar River coming from Zanskar Valley (right). Zanskar River is known for its famous Chadar Trek. Afterwards visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa atop of the Hill to experience a panoramic view of Leh city and high snow capped mountains. Later we drive back to Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Leh Excursion to Indus & Sham Valley Region

After an early breakfast we drive to NUBRA VALLEY leads through KHARDUNG-LA-PASS (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the valley of flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. Arrive Sumur or Hunder by afternoon and rest of the day at leisure to explore the beautiful village of Sumur & Hunder with a Visit to Diskit Monastery. Overnight stay at Camp.

Leh to Nubra Valley (125 Kms / aprx. 06 hrs)

After breakfast, leave for Turtuk is the last village on the Indian side of the border and was taken over by the Indian Army during the Kargil War. You will be mesmerized by the beauty in the simplicity of Turtuk and its people. Return to Nubra for the overnight stay in camp/hotel.

Nubra – Turtuk - Nubra

After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft.) enroute visit Shyok River & Durbuk Village. Arrive at Pangong Lake is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake with multi-colour reflections and the fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at Pangong Lake in camp/cottage

Nubra – Pangong Lake

This morning, after breakfast, drive around the Pangong Lake and don't forget to click photos!! Afterwards, drive to Leh through the Changla Pass 17,350 ft is the third highest motor-able road in the world. Arrival at Leh and if time permits afternoon free at leisure to roam around Leh Markets for shopping and personal activities, overnight at Hotel in Leh.

Pangong – Leh

Today, bid farewell to your Ladakh' tour, as you are transferred to the Airport in Leh for your onward journey

Leh Departure

What's Nearby

International
Domestic
Delhi to Manali (503km)
Manali to Leh (427km)
Leh to Nubra (160km)
Nubra to Pangong (274km)
Pangong to Leh (222km)
Leh to Sri Nagar (418km)
Sri Nagar to Jammu (243km)
Jammu to Delhi (600km)
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