Duration: 15 Days 14 Nights

Description : Delhi, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Kargil, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pagong Lake and TSOMORIRI LAKE

Day 01: Arrive DELHI
Upon Arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted by our Representative after Immigration and Customs clearance.
(DELHI – India’s Capital and political seat is a bustling Metropolis with 25 Million Inhabitants. Divided into 2 Parts – OLD and new. Old built by Moghuls and NEW designed during the British time, which is even now known as “LYUTENS” (the architecture) Delhi.

Afternoon: the visit of Old Delhi – visit the splendid Mosque – Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India and is one of architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan – the Builder of Taj Mahal. Walk through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk (“Silver Street”), enjoy Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Drive past the Red Fort – a majestic Fort and an erstwhile seat of power – which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts. Also visit Raj Ghat, where Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi

Day 02: Delhi – Srinagar by Air
Breakfast in the Hotel
Transfer to Airport
Leave by flight for Srinagar
Arrive Srinagar, meet and Greet at Airport and Transfer to House Boat.
Afternoon: Sightseeing of Srinagar, visiting – Fort, Shah-Hamadan Mosque, Jama Masjid and Shankarcharya Temple.

Evening: Shikara (Boat) ride on Dal Lake for one hour
Overnight stay at the Deluxe House boat

Day 03: SRINAGAR – GULMARG (50Km – 01,30hrs)
Breakfast on the House Boat
Full Day Trip to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers, is a Town, a Hill Station (Gulmarg lies in a cup shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2,730 m (8,957 ft).

After Arrival, walk through the Bazaars. Lunch will be served in one of the Local Restaurants in City

Post Lunch take a GONDOLA RIDE – one of the highest Cable Car in the world reaching 3979M and eventually to Mt. Apharwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft.).
Return to Srinagar.
Overnight stay at the Deluxe House Boat.

Day 04:SRINAGAR-KARGIL (205 Km – 06 Hrs)
Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Kargil which is about 205 kilometers from Srinagar. En-route, stop at the valley of meadows Sonmarg for lunch and then crossover the Zojila pass which is located 3900 meter above the sea level. After driving for some time, reach the Drass Village which is said to be the 2nd coldest place on earth after Siberia in Russia. By the evening, you will reach Kargil Town.
Late Evening – Arrive & Check in at the Hotel

Day 05: KARGIL-LEH ( 230 Km – 06 Hrs)
Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Leh which is 230 kilometers from Kargil town. En-route visit the ancient rock cut statue of Maitreya Buddha at Mulbekh village. Later stop for photo at lunar like landscapes near Lamayuru Monastery.
Lunch in Lamayuru

Lamayuru. The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.

Thereafter proceed to LEH via ALCHI
Alchi:, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its wall features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. No longer an active religious centre, it is looked after by monks from the Likir monastery.
Arrive LEH, CHECK-in at the Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Breakfast in the Hotel
LEH FORT: Visible from virtually everywhere in Leh, 16th-century Tsemo (Victory) Fort is a defining landmark that crowns the top of Palace Ridge. Directly beneath, Tsemo Gompa consists of two little 15th-century temple buildings, one enshrining an 8m-tall gold-faced Maitreya . Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. Modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. The palace was abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid 19th century, and the royal family moved to Stok Palace.
Visit the LEH MARKET.
Return to Hotel for Lunch. After Lunch, Visit:

Ladakh’s former royal family were stripped of their power in 1846 and now live a comparatively modest life, dividing their time between a private mansion in Manali and the stately Stok Palace. Vaguely Potala-like and with wobbly, colourful window frames, the palace is photogenic despite a giant telecommunication tower that looms directly behind.

EVENING: Walk up to SHANTI STUPA – Shanti Stupa (means ‘World Peace’ in Japanese) was built by a Japanese who harboured the ambition of spreading Buddhism across the world, in 1985 with aid from the Japanese Government. It is located at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. The stupa is connected by a ‘motorable’ road and a steep flight of stairs. Once on top, you can stop for a snack in the tea shop, then relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the chain of mountains and the peaceful little village of Changspa with typical Ladakhi houses built along a gushing stream, and the towering Namgyal Tsemo in the distance.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Day 07: LEH-PANGONG LAKE – LEH (150 Km – 6 Hrs)
Breakfast in the Hotel
After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.
Lunch in Camps
Rest of the Day FREE
Overnight stay at the Eco Camps

Breakfast in the Camps
Visit the Lake Once again and afterwards leave for LEH
AFTERNOON – Arrive & Check-in at the Hotel in LEH
Lunch in the Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Breakfast in the Hotel
Breakfast in the Hotel
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra by noon and check in at Camp. Evening at leisure.
Overnight stay at the Tents in Nubra

KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.

Breakfast in the Tents and visit the following Monasteries:

DESKIT VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen form the monastery.
DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.
HUNDAR VILLAGE: Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The
walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump Bactrian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful (On Own).
SAMSTANLING GOMPA: Samstanling Monastery was founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima and Monastic community was introduced as Rezong Gompa. About 50-60 monks are residing at this 132 years old monastery.
Overnight stay at the Camps

Day 10: NUBRA – LEH.
Breakfast in the Hotel
Drive to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Breakfast in the Hotel
Visit the following Monasteries
Breakfast in the Hotel
Visit the following Monasteries
SHEY. Situated on a hillock 15 km up streams from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. A 7.5 m high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold, and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
THIKSEY. 19 km from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive gompas. There are several temples in this gompa, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha which are exquisite.
HEMIS. 40 km from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the mojor annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honour of Guru Padma Sambhav’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thankha in Ladakh, which is unfurled, once in 12 years (next in 2004) Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Sengge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

After early breakfast
Leave by Car for Tsomoriri Lake via Chumathang valley driving along the Indus river up to Upshi, en-route passing by magnificent Lake of Thatsang Karu and over Namshang la pass before we reach our destination, the magnificent Tsomoriri Lake. Access to the eastern side of the lake is prohibited due to its closeness from the Chinese border.
After Arrival, check-in at the Guest House/Camps
Afternoon: visit the magnificent village of Karzok situated above the lake at the height of 4500M and one of the highest populated villages in the World
Overnight stay at the Hotel/Tents in TSOMOIRI LAKE

Breakfast in the Camps
Rest of the Morning – enjoy the scenic beauty
After Early Lunch – Return to Leh
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Breakfast in the Hotel
Transfer to Airport
Leave by Flight for Delhi
Arrive, Delhi – Meet and Greet at Airport
Transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon: you will visit Qutub Minar – a soaring Afghan style Tower and Minaret erected by Qutb-Ud-din in 1193 – the pride of Delhi. Humayun’s Tomb, is the Delhi’s first Mughal mausoleum, built in 16th Century is constructed of red sandstone, inlaid with black and white marble. It was built in accordance to the Indo Islamic architecture. Orientation drive of India Gate, President House.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi

Day 15: DELHI – back Home
Breakfast in the Hotel
FREE until departure to International Airport