On arrival at Delhi airport meet our executive and transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight stay.
Take the morning flight for Leh from Delhi. On arrival at Leh met our representative and transfer to pre booked hotel/Guest house for relax and acclimatisation. This is necessary for getting acclimatised at high altitude. Evening one can visit the color full market of Leh. Overnight in the hotel/guesthouse.
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
After an early breakfast drive to Nubra valley via Khardung La Pass. From Leh the road gradually climbs Khardung la Pass (5602 mts) believed to be second highest motorable pass in the World, instructions incredible view of Stok Kangri and adjacent peaks. From the pass move down to Khardung and Khalsar villages, continue the journey along the river Shayok to Hunder (3048 mts) (last point a tourist can visit) about ten Km beyond Diskit, the district head quarter. On arrival check into camp. Overnight stay.
After breakfast we walk around local monastery, start the trek on Bactrian double hump camels along which runs through sandy desert and dunes up to Diskit, this is run of 2 to 3 hours. After lunch explore the village, market and the Diskit monastery situated on small on a rock above the town and commanding panoramic view of Nubra valley. Nubra falls on ancient trade path between Ladakh and central Asia, and the mode of transport used these Bactrian double hump camels and yaks. Overnight camp.
After a leisurely breakfast drive a short distance to Tegger village (3146 mts), explore here Samstanling monastery and village. After lunch a short camel trek along the river through the widest part of valley to Pinchmic. Overnight camp.
After leisurely breakfast commence the final stretch of this camel trek to Panamik which would be covered between 1-2 hours. On the way we will visit a pond (small lake) high above the road, sandwiched between two hills which form a bowl like space for this pond. Panamik was a major halting point for caravans of traders between central Asia and Ladakh after/before crossing the Karakoram range. Arrive and camp / gust house for overnight. Rest of the day to explore the village, Hot Springs and relax.
After breakfast drive a short distance to the bridge connecting Panamik with Insa, walk up and visit Insa monastery clinging on a mountain cliff, surrounded by some trees. Drive back to Panamik and trace the route back to Leh. Arrive Leh and check in at hotel.
Early morning, around 5 a.m., you will leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass (at 5486 m). A visit to Changla pass will leave you mesmerized with the magnificent view of the villages below. Thereafter, you will stop for a picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pasture of the yaks. Continuing the drive, you will reach Durbuk, from where a short drive will lead you to the western shore of the Pangong Lake. The unforgettable natural beauty of the lake will remain etched in your memory for a long time to come. By late afternoon, you will leave for Leh and retire to your hotel for the night.
In the morning, you will leave for Delhi airport. From there you will take a flight to your destination. On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport and from here catch onward flight.
Transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.
Chadar trekking was a fantastic experience and adventure... Until the 15th I only saw one tourist, but after 15th more people showed up. The guide Lama looked behind every time danger was near for me or for my equipment. At one point he even risked his own safety by when he jumped to hold me from sliding down from a high frozen waterfall into the Zanskar river.