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Indus valley and Tso Moriri + Nubra valley + Pangong lake (8 days)


Day 1

Arrival to Leh (3500 m). Airport pick-up and transfer to a hotel. Half a day is reserved for acclimatization. In the afternoon, visit to the Leh palace and Namgyal Tsemo gompa by car. In the evening, drop at Shanti Stupa to see sunset. Then walking down by foot via Main Bazar. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2

Sindhu Ghat (at the bank of Indus river), Shey palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries, Stok palace museum. Back to Leh. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3

Hall of Fame (Indian Army memorial), Spituk monastery, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangham (confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers), Likir and Alchi monasteries. Back to Leh. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 4

Drive to Pangong lake via Chang La pass (5360 m) for about 5 hrs. Back way to Leh (total trip will be about 12 hours). Overnight in a hotel.

Day 5

Drive to Nubra-Shyok valley via Khardung La pass (5359 m) along the ancient Silk Route. Visit to the Diskit monastery, Hunder village and Sumoor (Samstanling) monastery. An option: double-humped Bactrian camel ride in the sand dunes between Hunder and Diskit. Back way to Leh (total trip will be about 12 hours). Overnight in a hotel.

Day 6

Drive to Tso Moriri lake (about 9 hrs). The road goes along the Indus river, through Chumathang hot springs (stop for a lunch) up to Mahe bridge (stop for checking permits). Then turn to the right, through Puga Sumdo, Namshang La pass (4840 m) and small Kyagar Tso lake. Overnight in a delux camp in the Korzok village at the bank of the lake (4530 m).

Day 7

Drive to Tso Kar salt lake via Puga Sumdo, sulphur springs and Polo Kongka pass (4960 m) for about 4 hrs. After having a rest and lunch near the lake, drive back to Leh via Taglang La pass (5340 m), through the villages of Rumtse, Meru and Upshi. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport.