Leh – Sham Valley – Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake – Tso Moriri – Leh
It’s a dream-come-true road trip for every adventure lover. Driving through green pines and then rocky mountains, over the snow covered mountain passes and witnessing vast landscapes that change with every turn, you’ll reach the destinations that come straight out of the world of fantasies.
This trip provides you unique culturally immersive experiences, hence enhancing your trip with genuine cultural exchange and real exploration. Experience unique culture and legendary Balti hospitality at Turtuk; become acquainted with Ladakhi history, culture and cuisine by experiencing it alongside the locals as they go about their day at Sumur; listen to local stories from the host while sipping GurGur tea at Spangmik; get a good insight on unique tribal culture from the host family at Karzok.
Responsible travel practices have driven the majority of our decision making while planning this trip. Travel with expert local drivers who know these terrains really well. Stay in family run homestays and experience the best of Ladakhi hospitality, be a part of the local culture and treat your taste buds to traditional Ladakhi delicacies. So when you book this trip you’re supporting sustainability and directly contributing to uplifting the local community and boost the local economy.
Day 1: Arrival at Leh
Pick up from the Leh airport and acclimatize yourself most of the day. Later visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Spend the evening strolling around the market and try some cool cafes. Night stay at Leh
Day 2: Leh – Sham Valley – Leh
Go out for a day trip to visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Sangam (confluence of Zanskar and Indus river) and Hall of Fame. Night stay at Leh.
Day 3: Leh – Khardungla – Turtuk (204 km)
Drive to the Khardungla Pass (18,380 ft), the highest motorable place in the world. Continue to Turtuk, the northernmost village of India that was a part of Pakistan until 1970. The Indian Army took control of the region during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The lush green village lies along the shores of Shyok River and is flanked by Nubra on one side and Baltistan on the other. Experience its unique culture, location and legendary Balti hospitality. Dont miss to visit the museum and the residence of former Balti king. Night stay at Turtuk.
Day 4: Turtuk – Hundar – Diskit – Sumur (121 km)
Start this beautiful awe-inspiring journey from Turtuk where mountains change their hues at every turn. Visit Hunder dunes on the way. Come back to Sumur, known for its untouched sand dunes and Samstem Ling Gompa which stands above the village at the foot of barren mountains and was founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima in the 1840s. Explore the village. Become acquainted with the history, culture and cuisine of the place by experiencing it alongside the locals as they go about their day. Night stay at Sumur.
Day 5: Sumur – Pangong Lake (231 km)
Early morning start your drive to one of the world’s most photographed lakes, Pangong Tso (15080 ft). This 134 km long lake flows through India to China and is said to reflect almost every shade of blue and green in different times. Pangong lake is a birder’s paradise too. Bar-headed goose and Brahmini ducks can be spotted in the lake when the weather conditions are favorable. Meet fellow travelers or listen to local stores from the host while sipping gur gur tea in Ladakhi style kitchen cum dining room. Night stay at Spangmik/Merak.
Day 6: Pangong – Hanle (162 km)
Continue your journey to the historic village of Hanle. It is located in the Changthang region and is one of the most beautiful, enchanting, calm, and soul-losing places in Ladakh. It has a hill-top Hanle Monastery from where you get great aerial views of the whole village. It is also the home of Hanle observatory, one of the world’s highest sites for astronomical observation. Night stay at Hanle.
Day 7: Hanle – Tso Moriri (150 km)
Picturesquely located in secluded and beautiful Rupshu Valley, Tso Moriri is a high altitude lake (14836 ft) which attracts a range of wildlife, including migratory birds, Marmots, Wild Ass and rarely the Tibetan Wolves. Stay at stunningly beautiful Himalayan village Korzok. Your host family here can give you a good insight about unique tribal culture and some hidden gems around. Night stay at Korzok.
Day 8: Tso Moriri – Leh
This beautiful journey will take you through Pola Kongka la (16965 ft.) Tso-kar and Taglang La (17582 ft). Reach Leh by the evening. Night Stay at Leh
Day 9: Airport Drop
Having loads of lifetime memories, get dropped at the airport.
Note: The itinerary can be customized to suit your interests, preferences and numbers of days.
Per Person: Starting 29,700/- (Min. 4 people)
• 8 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Breakfast & Dinner
• Private Car (Innova or Similar) with a trained local driver
• All Permits and Permissions
• Oxygen Cylinder
• Inner-line Permit
• Applicable Taxes
• Any extra meal, soft drink or beverage ordered.
• Expenses incurred due to anything beyond our control like political insurgencies, natural calamities and landslides etc.
• Monuments Entrances Fee
• Anything not mentioned in inclusions
1. Due care is taken for the safety of the client but HOI will not be responsible for any mishap/ accident/ injury/ illness etc.
2. If the client does not attend/complete the trip or to consume benefits included in the price, he/she will have no right to claim a refund.
3. Trip will be confirmed on an advance of 50% payment. The balance to be paid before the trip starts.
When you book this trip you’re directly contributing to support the local communities.