Ladakh is one of the most fondly frequented tourist destinations in the Himalayan region. Leh, its capital, is an equally interesting city set with several centuries-old monasteries and Gompas. A trip to the Himalayan kingdom is incomplete without visiting these locales. However, before you will arrive here, you have several other spectacular destinations waiting to surprise you as well. While on the Laurels of Ladakh tour, visit these attractions too for a round trip across the Himalayan terrains that you will cherish for long.
Arrive in Delhi, the national capital and your base from where the Laurels of Ladakh tour waits to begin.
Check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Reserve the day for sightseeing across Old and New Delhi before you will undertake the rail journey to Pathankot. Major attractions that you will visit in Delhi include India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Parliament House, Red Fort, and Jama Masjid etc.
In the evening you will be transferred to the railway station from where you will board the train to Pathankot.
You will reach Pathankot in the wee hours of the morning. From here you will continue your journey to Dharamsala on surface. On reaching Dharamsala you will be taken to your hotel where you can check in and freshen up. Later you can visit the local attractions housed here such as the Dalai Lama’s Temple, Bhagshunag Temple, and the Norbulingka Institute.
Overnight stay in the hotel in Dharamsala.
On the 4th day of the Laurels of Ladakh tour you will primarily travel from Dharamasala to Manali. This will leave you with little time to explore the attractions of the place. However, enroute you will definitely get plenty of scope to feast on the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh.
Arrive in Manali in the evening and check into the hotel and retire for the day.
Post breakfast; explore the cool locales of Manali like the Hadimba temple, the Tibetan Monastery, and the charm of Old Manali.
Overnight stay in Manali.
The drive from Manali to Sarchu will surely be one of your best journeys. The enchanting locales of the place will give you constant company, throughout the drive. In between you will halt for lunch and then resume your sojourn till Sarchu.
You will arrive in Sarchu by evening where you will stay overnight.
Early morning on the 7th day of the Laurels of Ladakh tour, you will travel up north towards Leh. Driving past the Lachungla Pass and several other destinations on the way before you will arrive in Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Do not miss to feast on the gorgeous views of Tanglangla Pass while on the way.
On your arrival at Leh, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
For the next 2 days, you will explore Leh in its entirety. Visit the age-old monasteries and temples, relish on the picture perfect locales of the city, and of course feast on the local cuisine of the place. The attractions that you can visit while here include Shanti Stupa, Shankar Gompa, the Leh Palace, Shey Monastery and the Hemis Monastery as well.
Overnight stay in your hotel in Leh.
Post an early morning breakfast; proceed towards Nubra Valley on the road passing through the Khardungla pass. You will arrive in Nubra post lunch where you can check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day in leisure.
Overnight stay in Nubra.
Commence your sightseeing tours across Nubra and begin with the White Sand Dunes. Camel safari, a visit to the Deksit Monastery and a trekking trail till the Samstanling Monastery will keep you busy on this day. The double hump camel ride will surely be a memorable aspect of this tour.
Overnight stay in Nubra.
On the 12th day of the sojourn you will retreat to Leh. A visit to the Leh Jokhang (local mosque) and shopping in the Leh market will complete your trip to this enticing destination.
You will embark on the early morning flight from Leh to Delhi on the 13th day of the Laurels of Ladakh tour. This will mark an end to the trip. On arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred till the international airport in Delhi from where you will board the flight to travel back home.