Moriri Lake, Bubra & Dha Hanu Trek
Duration : 19 Night /20 Days
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrive New Delhi International airport.
On arrival, the guest will be met by our
representative and transferred to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breaksaft full
day sightseeing tour
of old and new Delhi of visit Jamma Mosque, Shantivan, drive past
India Gate and Raj Ghat, where the Father of the nation Mahatma
Gandhi was cremated (1948) in Old Delhi.
In New Delhi take a photo stop at Qutub Minar (72mts high),
drive pass through the Red Fort, Embassy area, the Jantar Mantar
astronomical observatory (1717), Connaught Place - the main
Shopping centre in New Delhi. And in evening return back to the
Overnight at Delhi
Day 3 Delhi
Early Morning pickup to Hotel and drive to Manali and evening check in
Day 04 : Manali Keylong
Trip begins. After breakfast, leaving Manali, we drive across the
Rohtang pass at 13300ft which offers great views of the Pir Panjal range. We
into the drier Lahaul valley travelling along the Chandra river past its
confluence with the Bhaga river at Tandi. We reach Keylong, the district
headquarters of Lahaul by late afternoon.
Overnight in camp or hotel at Keylong.
Day 05 : Keylong to Sarchu
An early start after breakfast for Sarchu crossing the wind swept Baralacha
pass (16,045ft) and going through a completely barren region with some of
the most awesome and colourful landscape.
Night in camp at Sarchu.
Day 06 : Tsokar Lake
Today, we drive up the Gata loops and reach the More Plains to Tsokar
Lake, a picturesque sight with the reflections of the distant mountains.
This is a salt lake from where nearly all of Ladakh's salt supply used to
come from. Excellent opportunities for sighting the wild ass, the "Kiangs".
Camp by the salt lake after visiting Tugche village and monastery on the
banks of the lake.
Day 07 : Tsomoriri Lake
After breakfast, we pack camp and drive past Tsokar lake to the top of Polo
Gonka pass and descend to the hot water springs of Puga, where patients are
treated by specialist doctors from Leh. Continue driving to Tsomoriri and
set Camp near a little gully leading down to the lake.
Day 08 :
Free day for bird watching and visiting Karzok village, which has a small
red hat sect monastery. We also take a hike upto the "changpa" settlements
on a large pasture where they tend to their herds of yak.
Return to Camp by evening.
Day 09 : Tso Morriri - Leh
We leave Tso Moriri after breakfast for a long 8 hr drive to Leh via
Mahe where we meet the Indus river continuing down the valley to reach Leh
by late afternoon. Check into Hotel Leh.
Day 10 : Leh - Thiksey - Shey Monasteries
Morning free to explore the town. Afternoon sightseeing of Thiksey and
Shey monasteries and Stok Palace Museum.
Day 11 :
This morning, we leave Leh after breakfast in jeeps to drive 39km to the
top of Khardung Pass, the world's highest motorable pass. Sheltered
on the other side is the beautiful and fertile Nubra valley with the Saser
range of mountains ahead. You drive through Khardung village and continue on
to Kyagar (Teggar) village, one of the largest in the area. We check into
Hotel Yarab Tso.
Evening free for village visit.
Day 12 : Kyagar.
Today, we drive to Panamik hot springs and return to Kyagar. Visit the
Zimskhang (royal residence, now in ruins) and the village Manekhang.
Back to hotel/camp.
Day 13 : Samstaling
This morning, we hike upto Samstaling Gompa at Kyagar. We continue to
Deskit, a quaint village on the banks of the Shyok river and boasts of a
500-year-old monastery perched atop a hillock. Departing from Deskit, we
spot the two-humped Bactrian camels on the large sand dunes of the Shyok
river. Continue on to Hundar where we visit the Chamba Lakhang, Zimskhang,
Lakhang Karpo and Lakhang Marpo.
Overnight camp at Hundar.
This morning, we have an early start to visit the Khardung gompa at
Khardung village and reach Leh by late afternoon
Day 15 :
Free day in Leh.
Day 16 :
Today, we drive west along the Indus valley to Biama village.
Overnight at Camp.
Day 17 :
Visit some Dard villages and watch local life at work.
Day 18 :
Drive back to Leh. Free afternoon for shopping and dining at one of Leh's
many restaurant bars.
An early morning transfer to Leh airport for the flight to Delhi.
stay at hotel
Day 20 - Relax in Delhi.
Late night transfer to International Airport.
Places of Interest (Visit
Leh is nested in a side valley just to the north of the Indus Valley.
Until 1947 it had close trading relations with Central Asia yak trains would
set off from the Leh Bazaar to complete the stages over the Kaakoam Pass to
Yarkand and Kashgar.
Administering the Valleys of Suru , Drass, Wakha and Bodkarbu, Kargil
lies midway between the alpine valleys of Kashmir and the fertile reaches of
the Indus Valley and ladakh
Thak Thok gompa
shelters a cave in which the apostle Padmasambhava is said to have meditated
during his epic eight-century journey to Tibet.
Dhahanu is situated to the south west of Leh,
around 163 Kms. passing through the beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar,
Padum is 240 km to the south of Kargil, comes as a bit of an anticlimax
Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on
the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other.
Walled in by the Great Himalayan Divide, Zanskar, literally " Land of
White Copper" has for decades exrted the allure of Shangri La on visitours
Zangla is the nodal point on the popular Padum Strongdey Zangla Karsha
Padum round trip, which covers most of the cultural sites of Zanskar.
The Suru Valley
Diving two of the world's most formidable mountain ranges, the Suru
Valley winds south from Kargil to the desolate Pensi La the main entry point
the Nubra valley - nubra means green used to be on the trading route
connection Tibet with Turkistan, Also Now as the Valley of Flowers
Drass (3230 m), 60 km west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar, is a small township lying in the centre of the valley of the same name
The Shyok River receives the waters of the Nubra and Changchenmo rivers. It rises from the Khumdang glacier, which can be approached from
Pangong Tso, 15km to the southeast of Leh, is one of the largest
saltwater lakes in Asia, a long narrow strip of water stretching from Ladakh
east into Tibet.
Tso Moriri or "Mountain Lake" is Famous for the large herds of
king, or wild ass, which graze on its shores, the lake of Tso Moriri.