Day 1: Srinagar
Land at Srinagar and get a transfer to your stay. Settle down and soak in the sun at the family lawn. Then head out to explore the city. The old city, the neighbouring markets and a quintessential Kashmiri meal is a must! That’s the plan in Srinagar as we gear up for the road trip ahead!
Day 2: Srinagar to Mulbek
Another eventful day ahead with an early start from Srinagar will take us to Kargil, Drass (The second coldest inhabited place in the world), Tiger Hill and then to Shargol village near Mulbek where we are camping tonight.
Experience: Kargil | Tiger hill
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3: Mulbek to Leh via Alchi
Get ready to reach Ladakh, the land of high passes and enchanting natural beauty, surrounded by the mighty Himalayas and the Karakoram Range.
A cold desert mountainous area, it draws one to its terrains and the long stretching treeless meadows. Amidst these picturesque locales are seated numerous villages and one among them is Alchi. Stop en route to visit one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh in Alchi.
After Visiting Alchi move onwards to your stay in Leh.
Experiences: Alchi monastery
Day 4: Leh
Spend the day in Leh, relax at your stay, allow your body to acclimatize to the change in altitude. In Leh, you will be staying in a comfortable hotel away from the main market (but a short 10-15-minute walk away). It is closer to the Shanti Stupa and gives you some great views of the snow-clad peaks.
Experience: Settle into Leh | Local walks | Day to acclimatize
Day 5: Leh to Hunder via Khardungla
Head out to the beautiful Nubra Valley. The winding climb of Khardungla, a lemon tea at the canteen there and a downward descend to Nubra, where you will pass the sand dunes of Hunder. Valley, snow, peaks, frozen rivers and deserts on one single day. Need we say more? Stay in a homestay in Hunder and catch the sunset at the dunes.
Experience: Khardungla Pass | Sand dunes of Nubra Valley | Traditional homestay | The Ladakhi way of life and their culture.
Day 6: Hunder to Leh
Drive back to Leh via Khardungla. Stop at the Diskit Monastery on the way and enjoy the spectacular view that it offers.
Experience: Diksit monastery
Day 7: Leh
Start your day at ease, post lunch head out to explore the city of Leh. Sightseeing of following places:
- Shanti Stupa
- Leh Palace
Also, you can opt to visit Zanskar river and try your hand at river rafting there. Visit a few monasteries on the way back.
Experience: Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Market & River rafting (Add-On)
Day 8: Leh to Pangong
A five-hour drive will take you through Chang La and then to the great Pangong Lake. The blues of the lake will leave you stumped; the beauty is legendary and rightfully so. Stay in a campsite on the banks of the lake. Swiss Tents will welcome you and the view from your camp will be just the lake.
Experience: Camping near the banks of the Pangong Lake
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 9: Pangong Lake to Leh
Return back to Leh. Visit Thicksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery and the local market.
Experience: Visit Thiksey Monastery| Hemis Monastery | Café culture in Leh
Day 10: Leh
Fly out with beautiful memories of the trip!