indus valley with stok kangri accent

Destinations: Delhi-srinagar--kargil-leh-nubra valley-stok kangri summit 6150 mts -leh-serchu-manali -delhi.
Trip Duration: 21 days
Best Time: mid june to end of september
Grade: moderate/challenging
Altitude: 6150 mts summit and by road 5600 mts

Trip Cost

990 euros per/person

 Day 01 Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a Complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Lunch will be served at 2.00 PM, after lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame and Shanti Stupa. Overnight Hotel.

Day 02 Leh to Nubra Valley (120 Kms) After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the world, 18,380 ft). Arrive Deskit by Afternoon. Rest of the day free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit  and Hunder Village.  Overnight Hotel.

Day 03 Nubra Valley to Leh (120 Kms) After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 04 Leh to Pangong Lake to Leh (320 Kms) After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., third highest motorable road in the world. 1200 hrs.  arrive Pangong, highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Packed or Hot Lunch. Enjoy the beauty of lake on Banks of the Lake while appreciating the changing Colors of fascinating high altitude Lake. Drive back to Leh by same route. Overnight Hotel.

Day 05 Leh to Alchi (70 Kms) After Breakfast drive to Alchi enroute visit Basgo Palace, Liker Monastery  and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Arrive Alchi by afternoon. Packed or Hot Lunch. Visit Alchi monastery and spend rest of the day free to explore Alchi village. Overnight Hotel or Camp.

Day 06 Alchi to Kargil via Dhahanu and Sanjak ( Kms) After Breakfast drive to Leh via Dhahanu, A beautiful village of Aryans. Arrive Kargil by evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 07 Kargil to Padum (250 Kms). Early Morning drive to Padum (Zanskar), On the way, you can have magnificent view of Nun Kun Peak and Dran Drung Glacier. Visit Rangdum Monastery. Reach Padum by Evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 08 Padum After Breakfast leave for Full Sightseeing of Karsha, Stongdey & Sani. Back to Padum by Evening. Overnight  Hotel

Day 09 Padum to Kargil (250 Kms) After Breakfast leave back to Kargil by same Route via Penzi La Passs. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10 Kargil to Leh (230 Kms) After Breakfast leave back to Leh by same route. Reach Leh by evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 11 Leh to Tsomoriri Lake (240 Kms) After breakfast leave for Tsomoriri Lake (240 Kms. approx.) via Push, Chumathang (Hot spring) Reach Tsomoriri by afternoon. Evening take a walk around the lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. Overnight Camp.

Day 12 Tsomoriri Lake to Tsokar Lake (120 Kms) Early morning leave for leisure walk on the Lake and enjoy the beauty of Lake and Changing colors. After breakfast leave back for Tsokar Lake, enroute visit Sulphur mines. Arrive Tsokar Lake by afternoon. Packed Lunch. Overnight Camp.

Day 13 Tsokar to Leh (130 Kms) After leisurely breakfast drive to Leh passing through Taklang La, second hight motorable road in the world 17,585 ft.  Enroute visit Hemis and Thiksey Monasteries and Shey Palace. Arrive Leh by evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14 06,00 hrs. Transfer to airport and fly back to Delhi with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.

Tour Ends

Itinerary at a glance

  Day 1 – 8th August

Mumbai – Srinagar. Arrive at 14.00hrs. Tour Local Spots Srinagar

Day 2 – 9th August
Visit Gulmarg, maybe take the Gondola Ride and end with Shikara Ride in Dal Lake. A must on the
itinerary is the sampling of Wazwan Cuisine in Kashmir

Day 3 – 10th August
Srinagar to Kargil (204 Kms) Morning After breakfast leave for Kargil, by visiting Sonamarg (Known As
Meadow of Gold), Drass Village (2nd  Coldest In-habitated place in the World), Enroute have a
magnificent view of Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger, Tololing), reach Kargil by evening. Overnight Guest

Day 4 – 11th August
Kargil to Leh(180 kms) Morning after Breakfast drive towards Leh enroute visit Mulbek, Giant Living
Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru, the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and Moon Landscape.
Arrive Leh by evening. Overnight guest house in Leh.

Day 5 – 12th August
Around Leh Sight seeing (70 Kms). After Breakfast leave for Leh enroute visit Alchi, Likir Monastery,
Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame.Visit the Khardongla Pass Reach Leh by

Day 6 – 13th August
Drive towards Chilling for rafting along with the Indus River up to the confluence of both Zanskar and
Indus River at Nimo village. The level is mostly 3 plus grade.  Overnight camp at Nimo.

Day 7 – 14th August
Continuously commence rafting towards Alchi. Drive back to Leh. Overnight guest house in Leh.

Day 8 – 15th August
Leh to Pangong Lake (160 Kms) After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass
17,350 ft. (Third Highest Motorable road in the world.) Over night camp at Pangong lake.

Day 9 -16th August
Drive back to Leh by crossing Changla on the way back you can visit Thiksay monastery, Shey Palace
and Hemis monasteries. Over night at Leh.

Day 10 – 17th August
Leh – Stok – Mancarmo (4 – 5 hrs)
We leave from Leh in a jeep in the morning. At Stok the pony man will load our big backpacks on the
horses that are waiting for us. With our small daypacks we head off for Mancarmo through a beautiful
valley, where there are unusual rock formations that point skywards in orange, purple and green
colors. Mancarmo (4250 m) is the summer pasture of Stok villagers.

Day 11 – 18th August
Mancarmo – Base Camp (3-4 hrs)
Gradually we go higher into a desolate area, which is inhabited only by marmots and blue sheep.
Surrounded by high mountains, we, at base camp (5020 m), will prepare our self mentally and
physically for the big day.

Day 12 – 19th August
Base Camp – Summit 6150 m – Base Camp (10-11 hrs)
Depending on weather and snow conditions, we leave early around 1:00 am or 2:00 am. Usually
conditions are better in the night/morning, when the sky is clearer because it is colder and the snow
will be harder to walk on. We just take a cup of tea and bring our lunch bag, before walking into the
night with our torches. However, if it is a full moon night, the moon will guide us in its silvery glow. It is
a strenuous walk, and in the last part we will most likely use not only ice axes, but also crampons and,
maybe, even rope, depending on snow conditions.
However, by the time we come close to the top, you will forget about the hardship as you are
surrounded by one of the most beautiful sights in the Himalayas, lighted up by the slowly rising
morning sun. In good weather conditions we can see the Saser group in the Great Karakoram Range,
where K2 lies. To bring good fortune, we leave our Khatag, a religious scarf, on the mountaintop with
prayer flags. Leaving the peak, we go down to Base Camp and by the time we arrive, the only thing
running in our mind is diving into our sleeping bags for a welcome rest.

Day 13 - 20th August
Base Camp – Stok (4 hrs)
This morning we will not hurry and by the time we open our eyes, you realize that you have scaled a
peak higher than any mountain in Europe or North America . After breakfast we will walk down to Stok,
retracing our footsteps.

Day 14 - 21st Aug
Drive from Leh to Manali early in the morning 1-2AM, via Taklang la and Rohtang Pass. Arrive in Manali
at 8PM. Stay at Manali.

Day 15 – 22nd August
Visit German Bakery / Johnson’s café and relive the memories 2 years back. Leave for Delhi at 5.30pm

Day 16 – 23rd August
Reach Delhi at 8.00AM. Local Sightseeing if possible. End the trip with a great lunch at Karim’s. Leave
for Delhi Airport for Flight at 8.20PM. Arriving Mumbai 10.30PM.

After lot of research our itinerary was prepared by my colleague Claudian Fernandes. Our travel in Leh was handled by local leh operator Tapo Lawang.


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