Arrival Leh, AIR driver com representative will meet, greet,
assist and transfer you to Hotel in Leh. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to
the high altitude of Ladakh. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Morning after breakfast drive to
Alchi. Enroute visit Magnetic Hill,
Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river. Visit
Alchi Monastery and drive back to Leh. Just before reaching Leh visit Ladakh
Hall of fame. Arrive hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.
MAGNETIC HILL : Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara
Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on
neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the
Believe it or not of Ladakh!
GURDWARA SHRI PATTHAR SAHIB: The Shrine known as Gurdwara Patthar sahib is situated about 25
kms. Short of Leh town on the Leh-Srinagar road. Built in the everlasting
memory of Shri Guru Nanak Deve Ji the great prophet who sanctified the place by
his sacred visit during the year 1517 while on his second missionary tour (2nd
Udassi 1515-1518). The Guru reached here via Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet Yarkand and
Leh after having spiritual discourses with the sidhas at Mount Sumer (Central
Himalayas). On the hill features across the road, there used to live a wicked
demon that terrorized the people of the area. Their miseries multiplied day by
day. As their miseries became unbearable they prayed for divine help. It is
said that the Great Guru heard their woes and came to their rescue. The Guru
settled down on the bank of the river flowing nearby. The people sought for
help and the Guru blessed the people and became very popular in the area. The
locals called him as Nanak Lama. The Demon got enraged and started making plans
to kill Guru Nanak. One
morning, when the Guru was sitting in meditation, he rolled down a big boulder
from the hilltop with the aim of killing the Guru. But on the very touch of
Guru’s body, the solid rock melted like wax and Guru’s back got embedded on it
like a cushion. The Guru kept on sitting in meditation undisturbed. Thinking
that the Guru must have been killed, the demon came down but was taken aback on
seeing the Guru in meditation, undisturbed. With a rage of anger he tried to
push the rock with his right foot but the rock had already became like wax his
foot also got embedded into it. On this , he realized his folly and
powerlessness as compared to the spiritual power of the Great Guru. He fell on
the feet of Guru and humbly prayed to be pardoned. The Guru advised him to get
rid of his wickedness and lead the life of a nobel person, in the service of
humanity. This changed the life style of demon and he started serving the
people. The Guru there after continued his Holy journey towards Srinagar and
Kashmir via Kargil.
The boulder having imprint of the Guru’s back is lying in the
Gurdwara to his day.
CONFLUENCE OF THE ZANSKAR
& INDUS : On way to Sham Valley before Nimu
village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In
seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.
ALCHI GOMPA: 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa
dating a thousand years back. One of its walls 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 center, it is
looked after by monks from the Liker monastery. This is the only monastery
amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop.
LADAKH HALL OF FAME : The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian
Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia,
eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil and other key
strategic battles fought in Ladakh. And
belongings of the enemy soldiers found at war site. All the martyr and the
“Here’s something that you will be proud of our defense
personnel who sacrificed themselves so that we could live in peace.”
Morning after breakfast drive to
to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Evening back to hotel in
Leh for dinner and overnight.
THE PANGONG LAKE : This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of
Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey
and Sakti. The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M)
which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open
for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall.
Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple.
But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake,
situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly
six to seven kilometers at its widest point to which foreigners are permitted,
is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but
it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the
north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the
lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of
the Pangong range.
After breakfast prepare
yourself for the ultimate adventure of your life. We will drive upto the
Kardungla Top to have a magnificent view of the surrounding valleys. After
spending some time there come back to Leh for local
sightseeing of Shankar, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace. Dinner and Overnight
at the hotel in Leh.
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.
SANKAR GOMPA & VILLAGE : A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with
the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak
Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here.
SHANTI STUPA (Japanese Peace
Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build
by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help
from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in
Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the
surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with
small clean rooms on the side for meditators and the main Japanese shrine at
LEH PALACE : The Namgyal Tsemo (victory Peak) was build by King Tashi
Namgyal after the reunification of upper and lower Ladakh and victory over Hor
and their bodies are placed under an image of Mahakala, the guardian deities to
stop further invasion of Hor. The Leh palace known as 'Lechen Palkhar' was
built by Singay Namgyal around in the beginning of 17th Century A.D. The
nine-storied palace is now deserted, and the ASI (Archeological Survey Of
India) has taken up the renovation work.
After Breakfast, Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to back home.
Hotels: Leh :- Kanishka / Lehchen / Hotel Kidar / Naro / Yak Tail / Antilope / Similar
Toll tax & Parking
** Below 3 yrs child is not recommendable for Ladakh**
** Do not take Alcohol on First Day of Arrival
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Within 29 Days there will be 02 night retention.
Within 15 Days there will be 50%
Below 07 days No refund for
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completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any
refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due any alteration has to
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