This trip is ideal for the first-time visitor to Ladakh, taking in many of the highlights as well as lesser-visited attractions that Ladakh has to offer. Start in the capital, Leh, and enjoy some gentle sightseeing to acclimatise before driving to Alchi, seeing some beautiful monasteries en route. A trip over the world's highest pass takes you to the Nubra Valley with some of the most picturesque scenery in Ladakh.
Morning prayers at Thikse Monastery.
Cross the world's highest pass.
See unique Indian Buddhist art.
Experience Tibetan culture.
Enjoy spectacular views throughout.
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Day 1 Delhi
Day 2 Leh
You will be collected from the hotel by your driver and driven straight to the airport. This will be done so that there is plenty of time to check in and easily catch your flight from Delhi to Leh. On arrival, you are again collected from the airport and driven to your hotel in central Leh. Leh is at 3,500m above sea level. It is important to rest and relax for the rest of the day to acclimatise. Should you wish to, you would be more than welcome to visit the Shanti Stupa. This monument offers fantastic views over the city.
Day 3 Leh
This morning you will be up early as you visit the Thikse Monastery at 6am to witness the morning prayers. If this is a little to early for you that is not a problem, just speak with your Country Specialist. You can also spend time exploring the areas and monasteries of Thikse and Shey before your return to Leh.
Day 4 Alchi
A two hour drive takes you from Leh to Alchi. The drive often takes considerably longer as there are a number of interesting places to stop including; a Sikh temple, the Indus / Zanskar River confluence, Magnetic Hill and some fine photogenic examples of stark, cold desert scenery. On arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 Alchi
Day 6 Leh
Day 7 Nubra Valley
Day 8 Nubra Valley
An hour's drive takes you around the valley to Samstanling Monastery. One of the more modern monasteries, you are likely to hear the monks at prayer at more sociable hours. In complete contrast to yesterday and the glaciers of the pass, the afternoon is spent riding through the Hundar sand dunes on camelback.
Day 9 Leh
Day 10 Return home
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