Leh - The Land of Lamas with Pangong lake
Arrive at Leh airport ( Kushok Bakula Rinpoche ) by flight . This flight is one of the most sensational flights in the world. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You would take a little time to settle in and acclimatize since you have gone from a relatively low elevation to over 11,000 feet! During the afternoon, you can walk through the old town, to allow you to get oriented to this fascinating city. Overnight in a Hotel
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Sankar Gompa: Located on a valley floor and is the home to Lamas who belong to yellow sect and worship his Holiness – The Dalai Lama. Visit Shanti Stupa : a Buddhist religious monument built by Indian based Japanese Monk whose intention was to spread Buddhism by building such stupas throughout the world and Leh Palace : the 17th. Century looking for the entire world like a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. The rest of the day is free for personal activities, Meals and overnight at Hotel
After breakfast half day trip to Khardungla ( 18380 fts. ) the worlds highest : Afternoon free for personal activities. Meals and overnight at Hotel . Meals and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
After early breakfast drive for a visit of Pangong Lake via Chang La pass (5475 Mts) . The drive takes you through spectacular, amazing scenery, with breathtaking views of the snow covered Himalayas. The Lake is the highest (4267M) salt-water lake in the world, situated along the India / China border. It is about 130 Km long and 5-6 Km wide. The Chang – chenmo range surrounding it from the north provide a spectacular backdrop to the blue and green expanse of its brackish water. Later drive back to Leh. Overnight Hotel.
After early breakfast full day visit to Shey, Thicksey and Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storied monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect – it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh via Sindu Darshan, Meals and overnight at Hotel
After breakfast – Check out from hotel in time to catch your onward flight back home.