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Ladakh Nubra Valley Tour
Duration: 6 Nights/7 Days
Destinations: LEH / ALCHI / ULETOKPO / LAMAYURU / NUBRA VALLEY
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL LEH
Upon arrival at Leh airport, meet our representative, transfer to hotel. We recommend you complete relax for the rest of the day to enable yourselves to acclimatize at the high altitude. At such elevations, it is extremely important to be accustomed to the climate. In the Late afternoon drive to the city centre for an orientation walk in the market. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02 : LEH
In the morning proceed to Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Visit the 600 years old Thiksey monastery which is the most beautiful monastery in Ladakh. The 12-storey complex is considered one of the finest examples of Ladakhi art and architecture. Perched atop a hill slope at about 11,800 feet, it is a stunning sight as you get closer to it and offers a beautiful view of the Indus Valley below it. Then take a halt at Hemis monastery, built in 1630 it is the biggest and very richly endowed monastery of Ladakh. There is a copper gilded statue of Lord Buddha can be seen along with various stupas that are said to be made of precious metal like gold and silver inside the monastery. On the way back visit Shey Palace, It is one of the ancient palaces which is located beside Indus River and is around 15 km from leh. Return to Leh and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03 : LEH – SPITUK – ALCHI – ULEYTOKPO ( 80 KM, 3 HOURS )
After having breakfast leave for Uletokpo camping which is one of the most wonderful camping in Ladakh. Visit Spituk Monastery also known as Pethup Gompa, which is located 8 km from Leh. The monastery is home to 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali. En route visit Alchi monastery, it is said to be the oldest and most famous monastery in Ladakh. This monastery is maintained and looked after by the Likir monastery, it has paintings made by Kashmiri artists, which has a touch of Indian art. This monastery has 6 main buildings. Around lunch time, you will reach Ulleytokpo which lies amidst the snow draped mountains. It is a scenic and ultimate destination blessed with breath taking natural beauty. In the Evening, enjoy sitting on the bank of the river coming down from the Ridzong side. Overnight stay in camp.
DAY 04 : ULETOKPO – LAMAYURU – LEH ( 180 KM, 6 HOURS)
In the morning, leave for Lamayuru monastery via Khaltsi which is located in the taluk of Khalsi, district of Leh. From here another 22 Km drive will take you to Lamayuru which is the oldest and the largest monastery. The monastery is acclaimed for its murals, collection of thangkas, rich wall paintings, scriptures and statues of different forms of Buddha and distinct deities. In the late afternoon, return to Leh for overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05: LEH – NUBRA VALLEY (125 KM, 5 HOURS)
After having breakfast proceed to Nubra Valley. Known for its orchards, scenic vistas, Bactrian camels and monasteries, it was originally called Ldumra which meant the valley of flowers. The Nubra valley lies in the north of Leh and is accessible over the Khardungla pass at 5600 meters which is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Visit Diskit and Hundar monastery. Standing atop a hill above the plains of Shayok river, Diskit Gompa is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh. The 100 ft high Maitreya Buddha statue, which was inaugurated by the holy Dalai Lama is the prime attraction of the Diskit monastery. Besides the Buddha statue, other attractions in the monastery are the ancient murals and frescoes. From the top of the Gompa, one can have a panoramic view of the Nubra valley. Then take a halt at Hundar monastery. Hundar is 8 kms from Diskit and it is popular for its sparkling silver sand dunes with barren mountains as its backdrop. These sand dunes are home to 200 bactarian camels. Reach Nubra and overnight stay in the camp.
DAY 06 : NUBRA – KHARDUNG LA – LEH (125 KM, 5 HOURS)
After having breakfast at camp head for backward journey to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. In the evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir and some shopping on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 : DEPARTURE
In the morning transfer to Leh airport to catch flight for onward destination.