Ladakh Hop-on, Hop-off
Duration: (05 Nights | 06 Days)
Day 01: Leh Airport pick-up
Day 02: Leh Local Sightseeing
Day 03: Leh: Excursion to Tso Pangong via Chang La (17,586 ft.)
Day 04: Leh to Nubra Valley (Diskit/Hunder) via Khardung La (17,582 ft.)
Day 05: Nubra Valley to Leh via Khardung La (17,582 ft.)
Day 06: Leh Airport drop
• Two Famous Passes: Chang La (17,585 ft.) & Khardung La (17,582 ft.)
• Leh – Srinagar Highway up till Sangam
• Leh (4N)
• Nubra Valley (1N)
• Same day visit to Pangong Lake & Tso Ltak
• Famous Palaces & Monasteries
• Room category & accommodation as desired
• 04 nights’ stay at Leh with breakfast
• 01-night stay at Nubra Valley with dinner & breakfast
• Transportation: All sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Innova as per the itinerary
• Leh Airport pick-up & drop
• Protected Area Permits (PAP)
• Fuel, driver allowances
• All Applicable Taxes
• Air fare
• Entrance fee for monasteries/palaces, etc.
• Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees, room heater, etc.
• Any meals and services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions
• Any expense incurred or loss caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays / rescheduling / cancellations, any accidents / medical evacuations, riots/strikes/war/road blocks, & force majeure events, etc.
• Medical insurance/travel insurance/oxygen cylinder
• Additional sightseeing charges or extra usage of vehicle apart from the suggested itinerary
Day One: Away We Go
Arrive in Leh (Altitude 11,500 ft.)
You will arrive at the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (Leh Airport) which is nestled in the midst of The Mighty Himalayan Mountain Range. Leh Airport; one of the highest airports in the world is also considered to be one of the most scenic owing to its heavenly surroundings. It is encircled by immense golden brown, barren mountains which are truly a sight for sore eyes.
You will be warmly welcomed by Unplugged Life’s representative and transferred to your hotel in Leh City. The rest of the evening is for you to acclimatize yourself by casually strolling in and around your lodgings. Overnight stay at Leh City. The capital of Ladakh, at one time, was a major stop on the Asian “Silk Route”.
Day Two: Like Nothing I’ve Seen
Leh Local Sightseeing
Explore the gorgeous town of Leh and its beautiful stopovers. Most prominent among them is the Leh Palace. The ruins of this 350-year-old, 9 storey high Palace offer a breath-taking view of the city of Leh and its surroundings. Leh Market is starkly different from its metropolitan counterparts. The shops here are small, colourful, and vibrant. It has a rare mix of western and native cultures which is unique to itself.
Leh also boasts of a widely diverse population and shows its influences on its infrastructure. The Shanti Stupa, Jama Masjid, Zorawar Fort, Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, and Magnetic Hill all lie within 25 km of Leh’s radius. Also, within this radius is the Indian Army’s Hall of Fame. It is a monument dedicated to the soldiers who served, and/or perished on the borders during wartime.
The Sangam (Confluence of rivers) between the ice-cold Zanskar and the mighty Indus is incredible to watch. It’s gushing blue waters put on a stunning display of power. Once you’ve absorbed in all these wonderful sights you will return to Leh and spend the night there.
Day Three: On A Wild Adventure
Leh: Excursion to Tso Pangong via Chang La (17,585 ft.)
After an early breakfast, you’ll check-out and drive towards Pangong Lake 13,943 ft. via the Chang-La 17,585 ft. Chang-La is the 10th highest motor-able pass in the world. Descending down Chang La you will stop at Tso Ltak, an unexplored lake at 16,102 ft. and continue on to Tso Pangong.
Tso Pangong has the most crystal clear, cerulean blue waters ever seen. The lake plays host to migratory bird families during mating seasons. Bar-headed Geese and Brahmani Ducks are two of the most prominently found birds here. The rare, endangered, and usually elusive Black-necked Cranes are also found here.
What will surprise you is that the lake lies only partially in India, its major chunk lying in China. In winter the entire lake freezes to the point where you can walk over it.
Once you have absorbed the beauty of Pangong Lake, start your drive back to Leh in the afternoon.
Day Four: What A View
Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La (17,582 ft.)
After an early breakfast, you’ll check-out & head to Nubra Valley 10,000 ft. The road to the Nubra Valley goes through the 11th highest motor-able pass in the world, the mighty Khardung La 17,582 ft. This Pass is almost permanently covered in fog and snow. However, the bone-chilling cold there is more than compensated by the unparalleled view that it offers, of the Ladakh mountain range.
Descending down from Khardung La you’ll arrive in Nubra Valley. On arrival, you’ll first visit the sand dunes at Hunder where you can spot the world-famous double-hump camels. These mammals are extremely rare and are found in merely a handful of places all over the world.
Later check-in at the camp & spend the evening looking up at the skies. The pollution-free air of Ladakh offers ample opportunity for stargazing.
Day Five: This Is Some Vacation
Nubra Valley to Leh via Khardung La (17,582 ft.)
After breakfast, you’ll check-out and visit the Diskit Monastery, a 250-year-old monastery. Next to that lies an imposing 100 feet statue of Maitreya Buddha, in its resplendent golden avatar. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
After soaking in a good birds-eye view of the valley it’s a 110 km drive back to Leh. Upon arrival, you’ll check-in at the guest house and will have the rest of the evening to yourself.
Day Six: Buh-Bye Ladakh
Depart Leh: Transfer to Airport
In the morning, you’ll be driven to the airport where you’ll board the flight to your onward destination.