Jeep Safari to Pangong Tso Lake & Khardungla Pass
Location Covered :Sham Valley Tour - Pangong Lake - Jeep Safari to World's highest motorable road - Khardungla - Monastery Tour
Duration :05 Nights/ 06 Days
Arrival Leh, Our representative will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to Hotel in Leh. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of ladakh. In the evening take a walk to the local bazaar in Leh. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Morning after breakfast drive to Alchi. Enroute visit Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river. Visit Alchi Monastery and drive back to Leh. Just before reaching Leh visit Ladakh Hallof fame. Arrive hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.
Magnetic Hill :Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that's the Believe it or not of Ladakh!
Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib:The Shrine known as Gurdwara Patthar sahib is situated about 25 kms. Short of Leh town on the Leh-Srinagar road. Built in the everlasting memory of Shri Guru Nanak Deve Ji the great prophet who sanctified the place by his sacred visit during the year 1517 while on his second missionary tour (2nd Udassi 1515-1518).
Cconflence of the Zanzkar & Indus :On way to Sham Valley before Nimu village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colorsand flow and wildness.
Alchi Gompa:70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions.
Ladakh Hall of Fame : The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh.
Morning after breakfast drive to to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Approx 4 hours drive will take you to this beautiful lake via Chnagla Pass. Arrive at the lake and check in at your Camp and spend the beautifulevening near the lake. Enroute visit Shey Palace + Thikse Gompa one of the most picturesque monastery in Leh.
Thiksey Gompa:19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
Shey Palace and Gompa:Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
The Pangong Lake : Main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet(4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point to which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.
After leisurely breakfast retrace back to Leh. enroute visit Hemis monastery.
Hemis Gompa: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava's birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. Spend the evening in local market and you may explore Leh palace / Namgyal Gompa which are within the walking distance and market itself. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
After breakfast we will drive upto the Kardungla Top to have a magnificent view of the surrounding valleys. After spending some time there come back to Hotel and relax. In the evening take a small round trip to Shanti Stupa for the beautiful sunset view over the entire Leh Valley. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Khardungla Pass: Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.