Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight. Upon arrival meet & assist by our company representative at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 02: Delhi – Leh (3500m) (Flt IT 3341 / 0610-0740 hrs)
Early morning transfer to domestic airport to catch flight to Leh. Arrive Leh receive upon arrival and drive to hotel. Afternoon at leisure in Leh, where we can take a walk to the colorful bazaar.
Overnight Hotel - Leh.
Day 03: Leh
Excursion to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis
Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue.
Then we visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyall.
Hemis is one of the largest and richest gompas of Ladakh.The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world.
Later in the evening we drive back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Overnight Leh (B/L/D)
Day 04: Leh to Pangong Lake (06 Hours App.)
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at the camp near lake.
Day 05: Pangong Lake to Leh (06 Hours App.)
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight.
Day 06: Leh (Excursion to Khardungla Top - 18,390 FT.)
Post Breakfast we drive to Khardung la, the highest Motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft. is around 39 Kms away from Leh. Later in the afternoon at leisure for last day shopping and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Leh - Alchi - Uleytokpo
Today morning we drive to Alchi Monastery and Likir and onto Uletokpo. This is a very scenic place where the night sky is clearly seen. Overnightat Uletokpo Resort.
Day 08 : Uleytokpo - Lamayuru - Kargil
Morning drive to Lamayuru Monastery, continue on via Mulbek to Kargil, for your overnight stay- Kargil.
Day 09: Kargil - Srinagar
Drive via Sonmarg and the Kashmir Valley to Srinagar. On arrival in Srinagar you will be met and transferred to aHouseboat. Spend the afternoon and night on the houseboat cruising on the picturesque Dal Lake.
Day 10: Srinagar Half Day Tour
After break fast Half day tour to Gardens . These Garden’s are the most popular ones being laid out by the famous Mughal Emperors while giving these gardens a concept of Paradise and are very popular Picnics spots particularly on every Sunday.
Shalimar Garden:- Garden of Love built by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Noor Jehan, in 1619 AD. The Garden is 539 m by 182 m and has four terraces, rising one above the other. A canal lined with polished Stone with water supplied from Harwan a huge water preserver runs through. The middle. Fourth terrace, by far the best was once reserved for the Royal Ladies.
Nishat Garden:- The Garden of Pleasure Situated on the banks of the Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains on its back drop this Garden is bliss” Commands a Magnificent view of the lake and the Snow Capped Pir Panjal range of the mountains, on the opposite direction. Nishat was designed in 1634 AD. By Asif Khan, Brother of Noor Jehan.
Later in the evening we can visit handicraft & handloom centres famous for production of Pashmina - Shahtoosh shawls, world famous Carpets etc.
Overnight Hotel – Srinagar
Day 11: Srinagar - Delhi (by flight)
Disembark your houseboat after breakfast and spending the morning in Srinagar.
Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi departing mid afternoon. We arrive Delhi transfer to the hotel.
Day 12: Delhi departure
Today on time we transfer to the international airport to board flight for onward journey.
Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.