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Ladakh and Kashmir (8 days)


Day 1

Arrival to Leh (3500 m). Airport pick-up and transfer to a hotel. Half a day is reserved for rest. In the afternoon, walk to the Leh center to explore the Main Bazar and bystreets. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2

Hall of Fame (Indian Army memorial), Spituk monastery, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangham (confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers). In the afternoon, visit to Sindhu Ghat (at the bank of Indus river), Thiksey monastery and Stok palace museum. Back to Leh. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3

Drive to the Khardung La, one of the highest motorable road passes (5359 m), which is situated on the ancient Silk Route. Return to Leh. In the afternoon, visit to the Leh palace and Namgyal Tsemo gompa by car. In the evening, visit to the Shanti Stupa to see sunset. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 4

Drive to Pangong lake via Chang La pass (5360 m) for about 5 hrs. Lunch in the restaurant on the bank of Pangong lake. Return to Leh (total trip will be about 12 hours). Overnight in a hotel.

Day 5

Visit to the Alchi and Lamayuru monasteries. Drive to Kargil along the Leh-Srinagar highway via Fotu La (4100 m) and Namika La (3810 m) passes. En route stop at the large Maitreya Buddha rock carving in Mulbekh. Overnight in a hotel in Kargil (2680 m).

Day 6

Drive to Srinagar via Drass, Zoji La pass (3530 m) and Sonamarg. Overnight in a delux houseboat on Nagin lake in Srinagar.

Day 7

Visit to the Mughal gardens (Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chashma Shahi) and old Srinagar city. Overnight in a delux houseboat on Nagin lake.

Day 8

Early morning Shikara ride to vegetable market. Return to the houseboat for breakfast. Transfer to the airport.