A great package bringing you the experience of the western Tibetan region taking you through two major Lakes, Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and lovely mountain passes with an exciting drives along high land pastures.
Drive west of Leh to visit the astonishing miniature paintings of Alchi Monastery 68 kms/ 2-3 hrs dating back to 990 AD. On the way visit Magnetic Hill which defines gravity, Indus & Zanskar river Sangam. On the way back visit Military Hall of Fame. Overnight at the hotel in Leh.
Drive to Nubra valley 142km/ 4-5 hrs via Khardongla 18360 ft - world Highest motorable pass. Arrive Nubra by noon and checkin at the Camp/ Hotel. Later proceed to visit the white Sand Dunes, Double humped Camels, Diskit Monastery and 100Ft tall Maitreya Buddha statue. Overnight at Nubra.
Morning after breakfast visit Samstanling Monastery. Later drive back to Leh 125 kms/ 4-5 hrs. Arrive Leh and we drive further to stay overnight at Thiksey 18 kms / 30 min. Overnight at the Hotel in Leh.
Early morning fullday excursion to Pangong Lake 120 km / 4400m east of Leh crossing Changla Pass 17500ft and driving via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh and perhaps one of the most amazing lakes in Asia which changes its color 4 – 5 times a day. Afternoon explore the lake and enjoy a romantic walk along the lake.Overnight at tented Camp.
Members can enjoy early morning photo-shoots of the lake which looks great, breakfast and then drive back to Leh 135 kms/ 4-5 hrs . Afternoon free at leisure for last minute shopping etc. Overnight at the Hotel.
Early morning drive along Indus River into Rupshu Valley. A nice wilderness drives upto Tso-Moriri Lake 4200m / 220km east of Leh. On the way visit Chumathang Hot springs. We cross Mahe bridge and then drive towards Tsomoriri Lake. On the way you can see Himalayan marmots.. Arrive Tsomoriri Lake by late noon and checkin at the tented camp near the lake. Later visit the lake shores which is one of the designated Ramsar wetland sanctuary and a popular breeding and nesting area for hundreds of Migratory birds. Brahimini Duck, Bar-headed goose & Black Naked cranes are some of the famous guests. Overnight at the camp
Morning after an early breakfast we drive to Leh via Tsokar Lake route. On the way visit Puga Geo-Thermal Gas springs , visit the Nomadic Rebo tents at Polo-kongka pass, and further after the pass stop by Tsokar Lake – which is a wetland area, and stop for photo. If interested members can visit the monastery of tiny Thukje village. We come on the Manali Highway and drive to Leh crossing Taglangla pas 5350m. Arrive Leh by evening and free. Overnight at the Hotel.