Ladakh is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture.
Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys (now mostly in Pakistan), the entire upper Indus Valley, the remote Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, much of Ngari including the Rudok region and Guge in the east, Aksai Chin in the northeast (extending to the Kun Lun Mountains), and the Nubra Valley to the north over Khardong La in the Ladakh Range. Contemporary Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the Lahaul and Spiti regions to the south, the Vale of Kashmir, Jammu and Baltiyul regions to the west, and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass in the far north.
Aksai Chin is one of the disputed border areas between China and India. It is administered by China as part of Hotan County but is also claimed by India as a part of the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In 1962, China and India fought a brief war over Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh, but in 1993 and 1996 the two countries signed agreements to respect the Line of Actual Control.
In the past Ladakh gained importance from its strategic location at the crossroads of important trade routes, but since the Chinese authorities closed the borders with Tibet and Central Asia in the 1960s, international trade has dwindled except for tourism. Since 1974, the Government of India has successfully encouraged tourism in Ladakh. Since Ladakh is a part of strategically important Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian military maintains a strong presence in the region.
The largest town in Ladakh is Leh, followed by Kargil. Almost half of Ladakhis are Shia Muslims and the rest are mostly Tibetan Buddhist
Some Ladakhi activists have in recent times called for Ladakh to be constituted as a union territory because of perceived unfair treatment by Kashmir and Ladakh's cultural differences with predominantly Muslim Kashmir.
Day 01: Srinager - Arrival Jammu and transfer to Srinagar Morning Drive to Srinagar reach Srinagar late evening over night Srinagar.
DAY 02: Srinager – Gulmarg – Srinager -After breakfast drive to gulmarg and full day excursion trip to Gulmarg (2440 Meters above Sea level) - it is one of the most beautiful hill station in this world and also called meadows of flower. It has world highest golf course (World Highest) and Gulmarg is also famous for winter sports skiing etc. Enjoy guided sightseeing of Gulmarg also enjoy Gondola ride (Cable car, own cost) from Gulmarg to Khilan.
Day 03: Srinagar-Kargil -Today after Breakfast, check out of the Hotel & drive to Kargil. You would be driven through Sonamarg & Drass Valley. Check-in to Hotel upon arrival. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Kargil- Leh -Today after Breakfast, drive to Leh. Arrive Leh & Check in at Hotel. Also visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill & Sangam View where Indus & Zanskar river meet (confluence.) Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
Day 5: Leh Monastaries Tour - After breakfast, full day excursion to various Monastaries/Gompas in and around Leh. Visit Thiksey Monastry (19 Kms) and from there drive to Shey Monastry. After that, drive further to visit Hemis Monastry (40 Kms from Leh). Hemis Monastry is one of the famous Monastries and is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Back to Leh in the evening and Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 06: Leh - Khandrungla Top - Nubra Valley - Today after an early breakfast you would be driven to Nubra Valley. Enroute visit Khardung-la-pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380ft. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the valley of flowers. It is situated to the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. Arrive at Hunder & check in at Hotel/Camps. Later visit Diskit Village & enjoy the Camel ride on sand dunes. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel/Camp.
Day 07: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Shayok - After breakfast at hotel we drive to next destination pangong lake via Shyok and onto Tang Tse and Spangmik ( Pangong). It’s a short cut and it's a beautiful route. The road follows the Shyok river, and climbs up a mountain before finally descending into Shayok village. It took us less than an hour to reach Shayok, and we were delighted at the sight of the rather big village surrounded by barren mountains, the entire setting being very picturesque. Afternoon we reach at Pangong lake and enjoy your day at pangong lake. Overnight stay at camp
Day 08: Pangong Lake – Leh - During early morning, you can enjoy a photo-session around the lake. Post breakfast, drive back to Leh. An optional tour of Hemis Monastery (5 kilometer away from Leh near Kharu) is also on the cards. Hemis is the largest and richest monastery complex in Ladakh. Drive back to Leh by noon. In the afternoon, enjoy a shopping tour in the local markets of Leh.Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Leh Tso Moriri - After Breakfast, you would be driven to beautiful Tso Moriri Lake via Mahe Bridge. Situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the lake is 40km long. Overnight in luxury camps.
Day 10:Tso Moriri- Keylong/Jispa - Today after breakfast check out of the Camp and proceed towards Keylong (or Sacchu) for night stay, enroute Morre plains, Sarchu, Baralacha pass (16,020 feet), Darcha and Jispa. Dinner and nightstay in hotel.
Day 11: Keylong/Jispa-Manali - Today after breakfast, leave for Manali via Rohtang pass (13,050 feet), Marchi, Gulaba and Kothi. Dinner and night stay in a hotel in Manali.
Day 12: Manali- Shimla or Chandigarh -After breakfast, leave for Delhi (or Shimla/Chandigarh) via Kullu, Mandi. You can also take luxury AC Volvo from Manali to Delhi in evening or morning time. Your memorable tour to Ladakh concludes here.
Standard Nac Hotel
All Bengali Food (Breakfast and Dinner)
Pickup Drop and All Local Sight Seen with Nac Car
All Entry Fee
Train Fare and Train Food