Ladakh – highest motorable road on Oddroad. Visit Leh.

Ladakh – highest motorable road
3 Nights/4 Days
by Ladakh safari

Leh

Ladakh meaning "land of high passes", an apt name for this heaven on earth. This district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south. This would no doubt be a trip of a lifetime. It's a breathtaking experience to witness this wonderful land.

The region includes the Baltistan valleys, the Indus Valley, the remote Zangskar, Lahaul and Spiti and the Nubra valleys. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture.

The largest town in Ladakh is Leh. It is one of the few remaining abodes of Buddhism in South Asia. Leh is the second largest town in Ladakh after Kargil.

Prices start at Rs 10314 Per Couple



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Day 1 - In Leh

Welcome to Ladakh!

Pick up at the Leh airport and transfer to the hotel. As Leh is at an altitude of 11,000 ft, it’s important to take it easy, relax and acclimatize for the day. Enjoy an evening walk to the Leh market and Shanti Stupa. The Leh market is known for its colorful and vibrant stores displaying all the specialties of Ladakh, the Tibetan culture and the mountains. One can buy anything from shawls, books to souvenirs. The Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa on a hilltop. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamuram. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 - In Leh

A day out to the monasteries and the Stok Palace.

Post breakfast we proceed for the Indus valley monastery tour which includes Shey, Thikse and the Stok Palace.

The Shey Monastery and the Shey Palace are complex structures located on a hillock 15 kilometres to the south of Leh. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past. The Shey Monastery was built in 1655 within the palace complex. The monastery is noted for its giant copper with gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha. It is said to be the second largest such statue in Ladakh.

Thikse Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect, located on top of a hill, approximately 19 kilometres east of Leh. It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh. It is a 12-storey complex and houses many items of Buddhist art such as stupas, statues, thangkas, wall paintings and swords. One of its main attractions is the Maitreya (future Buddha) Temple which is installed to commemorate the visit of the14th Dalai Lama to this monastery in 1970. A 15 metres (49 ft) high statue of Maitreya, the largest such statue in Ladakh, covering two storeys of the building is deified in the monastery.

The Stok Monastery and Palace was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus in the 14th Century and has a notable library which has the 108 volumes of the Kangjur. The palace also holds a ritual dance-mask festival every year.

After enjoying the beautiful monasteries tucked on hill tops, we return to leh.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 - In Leh

The world’s highest pass – Khardungla at 18,380 ft.

Post breakfast we drive to khardung la - the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 ft (5,602 meters). It’s a 39 kms ride from leh to the top. The pass lies north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. The Siachen Glacier lies partway up the latter valley. Built in 1976, it was opened to motor vehicles in 1988 and has since seen many automobile, motorbike and mountain biking expeditions. Enjoy exquisite views from the top and then return to the hotel for hot lunch.

Enjoy the evening strolling in the Leh market, doing the last minute shopping or relax and soak in the beauty of Ladakh.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 - In Leh

Leaving this paradise is always hard but we hope you had a great time experiencing some of the breathtaking views and the simplicity of Ladakhi people.

Ladakh Safari thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the domestic airport.

Stay Options

City / No. of Nights Option 1 Option 2
Leh / 3 Hotel Naro / Hill Town / Ladakh Continental / or Similar Karakoram Hotel / Lharimo / Namgyal Palace / or similar

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Per Couple Rs 10314 Rs 11242
Extra person Rs 6609 Rs 6985
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