Overland to Ladakh via Aryan valley

Drive from : Srinagar and fly out from Leh

Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days

Best time : May to October

Tour Highlights :

Srinagar City – Shikara ride at Dal Lake – Gulmarg excursion – Drive from Srinagar to Kargil with Sonamarg & Zojila pass visit – Drass Kargil War Memorial – Himbotingla pass and Batalik - Aryan valley with Dah Hanu villages –Alchi Monastery – Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River – Magnetic Hill – Pathar Sahib Gurudwara – Leh City Tour – Khardungla pass – Shey Thikse Hemis monasteries – Changla pass – Pangong Lake.

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Itinerary Details

Day 01 Arrive Srinagar and Drive to Kargil - 230 Kms"

You will be met on arrival at srinagar airport and transfer to Kargil. ( 230 Kms / 6 hours drive ) enroute explore Sonamarg - Zojila Pass - Visit Kargil War memoriel at Drass and check in at your hotel in Kargil.

Day 02 Drive to Aryan valley - 80 Kms"

After breakfast get prepared to drive North with an interesting up hill drive which will take you at Himbotingla pass offers an incredible view of Suru valley - Kargil Valley and Pakistan Border infront. Descend from here and further short drive will take you to another pass called Shashi La. You need to trek nearly little more than 500 Meters to reach at the top of the Shashi La pass. 360 D panorama will attract you to capture couple of nice photos. spend some time and descend to reach at Batalik and further to Aryan valley Valley Camp at Beema Lasystang. Enjoy the evening at Camp site and overnight stay.

Day 03 Drive to Leh - 160 Kms"

After leisurely breakfast explore teh Drokpa community / Aryan race in nearby villages called Dah / Hanu / Beema etcc and follow the river Indus to reach at Achinathang. Arrive Khaltse where you will join the Srinagar - Leh highway and drive to reach at Nimo where you can see the beautiful view / confluence of Zanskar and river Indus. Further drive will take you at Magnetic hill + Pathar Sahib gurudwara. Arrive Leh and check in at your hotel.

Day 04 In Leh ( City tour )

Morning free for personal activities and at Leisure. Afternoon half day tour of Shanti Stupa , Shankar Gompa, Leh palace, Shey and Thikse monastery. Back to the leh city and enjoy the beautiful evening in the market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 Leh-Khardongla pass-Leh 85Kms

Day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of World Records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. In the late afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Leh - Pangong Tso Lake - Leh ( 300 Kms )

Leave early morning at 5AM to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to Lukung at the western shore of the lake and drive along the Pangong Lake upto Spangmik (8 Kms) the last point allowed for tourists. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the β€œINDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 Departure Leh

After breakfast you will get transferred to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination

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