Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Delhi – Leh – Chumathang –
Tsomoriri - Korzok - Puga – Tsokar – Tanglangla – Khardongla
pass – Leh – Delhi
Mysteries of Himalayas - This tour covers the Ladakh region
of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features,
set in an enormous and spectacular environment. Bounded by two of the world's
mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram in the north and the Great Himalaya
in the south, it is traversed by two other parallel chains, the Ladakh Range
and the Zanskar Range. In contrast to its stark landscape, the people of this
region are warm and friendly. The tour covers the monasteries of Leh, driving
through beautiful lands and crossing the Khardongla Pass (highest motorable
pass in the world) and the Tsomoriri Lake, where one can view the bird life
of the region.
Day1: Arrive Delhi
Traditional welcome on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel.
After breakfast, guided tour of historic city of Delhi. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Qutab Minar, drive through India Gate, President’s House and Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort (optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day3: Delhi – Leh (flight)
Catch an early morning flight to Leh. On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative at the airport and escort you to Hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Complete day for the acclimatization, which is 3500 mtrs above sea level. In the evening short walk around Leh bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
Day4: Leh – Monasteries
Day excursion to the famous monasteries, it is interesting to visit early in the morning to enjoy the praying ceremony at Thiksey monastery. Continue drive to Hemis monastery, which is one of the most famous monastery of the Ladakh region. On the way back visit to Shey Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day5: Leh – Chumathang – Tsomoriri (240 kms)
Leave in the morning and drive to Chumathang stop at Upshi for checkpoint. Chumathang is famous for medical hot spring & people visit to this place for medical bath. From here a short drive up to Maha bridge the main checking point to enter to this new area. On the way visit Sumdah village and another 55 kms drive will take you to Tsomoriri. The Lake is breeding grounds for numerous species of birds. Chief among them is the bar headed goose, found in great numbers, crested grebe, the Brahmini duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown headed gull. The Tsomorir lake is 8 kms wide and 28 kms long. Overnight in tents.
In the morning visit Korzok village with its houses and its gompa appearing like a mirage. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. In the afternoon visit around the Lake. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day7: Tsomoriri -Korzok - Puga – Tsokar – Tanglangla – Leh
Drive to Mahe village. The village is an unforgettable scene of shooting fountain and white clouds hanging upon. This is Butan gas which Puga valley is famous. Continue drive to Tsokar via Polokongka pass (4090 mtrs) and visit Tsokar (small lake) and one can visit Thugke gompa. Continue drive towards to Leh via Tanglangla pass (5350 mtrs.) which is the second highest motorable pass in the world. Arrive Leh in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day for rafting on Indus River which starts from Phe to Nimu. Hot lunch at the banks of Indus. In the afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day9: Leh–Khardongla pass–Leh (85 Kms)
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.
Day10: Leh – Delhi (flight)
Transfer in time to the airport to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel for wash 'n' change and proceed to international airport for connecting flight to onward destination.