TOUR OF KASHMERE IN ELEVEN DAYS
Take your time and explore the great Kashmere. Start from the perfume of pines in Manali, cross some of the highest road passes in the world and reach Leh, a buddhist pearl in Ladakh. Enjoy temples, great Himalayan valleys and pure nature and reach Srinagar and its beautiful lake.
Enjoy this 10 Nights / 11 Days tour to discover the real spirit of Kashmere.
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Day 01: Manali - Sarchu
Leave for Serchu by early Morning, through Rohtang Pass (13050 ft), Lahaul Valley, Tandi, Keylong, Jispa. Lunch break at Darcha. After the Lunch drive to Sarchu through Baralacha Pass (16020 ft). Overnight Hotel.
Expected route: 222 Km / 9-10 Hrs
Day 02: Sarchu - Leh
Leave for Leh early morning and cross Nakeel La and Lachung La Pass (16,617 ft.). Lunch break at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang, the biggest and highest plateau on Earth on stretch of 42 Km. Then cross Tanglang La Pass (17,585 ft) and Indus Valley. Arrive Leh by evening. Overnight Hotel.
Expected route: 255 Km / 10-11 Hrs
Day 03: Leh
Free day visiting Shanti-Stupa and the local market, the best place to find all the handcrafts of the region.
The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama. The stupa has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Day 04: Leh – Pangong Lake.
After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake through Changla Pass 17,350 ft, 3rd Highest Motorable road in the World. Arrival at Camp, free time at leisure to enjoy the color changing lake and the sunset on the banks of lake.
Pangong Lake is situated at 14.500 ft or 4.350 m of altitude. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.
Day 05: Pangong Lake – Leh.
Early morning enjoy the picturesque view of sunrise on the lake. After breakfast drive back to Leh, enroute visit Tak Thok Monastery. The name Takthok, literally meaning 'rock-roof' was named because both its roof as well as walls are made up of rock. It belongs to the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and approximately 55 lamas reside there. It is the only Nyingma monastery in Ladakh.
Day 06: Tour of the Indus valley
A full day of sight seeing in the Indus valey that includes Hemis, Thikse Monastery and Shey Palace. Thikse monastery is affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the largest gompa in central Ladakh, notably containing a separate set of buildings for female renunciates that has been the source of significant recent building and reorganisation.
Day 07: Visit to oracle
We cannot guarantee this proposed audience with an oracle who foretells the future, but if possible we will arrange for you to meet her in a village near Leh. She has such a reputation that local people are afraid to talk to her for fear she will tell them things they would rather not hear. Much of today is free time to be spent doing your own thing.
Day 08: Leh - Nubra Valley
After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft). Arrive at Deskit by afternoon. Rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight Hotel.
The Bactrian camel is native to the steppes of Central Asia.
Day 09: Nubra Valley – Leh.
After breakfast visit Diskit Monastery (Big Buddha), where you can have a magnificent view of Nubra Valley and drive back to Leh by same route as the previous day, crossing Khardung La Pass. O/N Leh.
Day 10: Leh - Kargil
After breakfast visit Basgo Palace, Likir Monastery and Alchi Monastery. Reach Lamayuru for a typical Ladakhi lunch at the restaurant and visit the Lamayuru Monastery, then in the afternoon continue until Kargil. Overnight Hotel or camp.
Expected route: 229 Km / full day
Day 11: Kargil - Srinagar
After an early breakfast drive to Srinagar passing through Drass, the second coldest inhabited place on Earth, where you can have spectacular view of Kargil War famous peaks, Tiger Hill and others. Arrive Srinagar by Evening. Fly back home with sweet memories of Ladakh.
Expected route: 204 Km / 6-7 Hrs
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