A trip to Ladakh with Zanskar Valley in the northern part of India also promises an adventure of a lifetime. Ladakh and Zanskar Valley are renowned for their stunning landscapes, rich culture, and unique experiences.

A typical Ladakh with Zanskar Valley trip can vary in duration, but a comprehensive visit would require at least 10 to 15 days to fully explore the region.

A Ladakh with Zanskar Valley trip is also an expedition into a world of natural beauty and cultural richness. It will leave you with unforgettable memories. Be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime, and take the time to immerse yourself in the unique culture and landscapes of this Himalayan region.

DAY – 01 : ARRIVE LEH

Arrival Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the Most Sensational Flights in the World. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.) Upon arrival you will also meet by our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize followed by Welcome tea or Coffee at the Hotel.

Evening Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY – 02 : LEH EXCURSION TO MONASTERIES (50 KMS / 02 HRS – ONE WAY)

Post Breakfast we also proceed for Indus Valley Monastery Starting with Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, Thiksey Monastery an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh, 3 Idiots Rancho School &Sindhu Ghat. After visiting above places we drive back to Leh. Evening at leisure to explore the city on your own. Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 03 :- LEH TO SHAM VALLEY (75 KMS / 4 HRS)

After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh.
After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang enroute visiting Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp / hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 04 :-SHAM VALLEY TO KARGIL (VIA LAMAYURU) 143 KMS / 5 HRS

During Ladakh with Zanskar Valley Trip, Post breakfast you also drive to Kargil enroute visiting the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Later Drive to KARGIL over Fatu-la (13,489 ft) which is the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our Hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 05:-KARGIL TO RANGDUM (130 KMS / 6 HRS)

Post breakfast, In the morning we drive towards Rangdum. Rangdum Village is an elliptical expanded plateau that is situated midway between Kargil and Padum. Located 130 km south-east of Kargil, in the beautiful Suru Valley in Leh District, Rangdum is surrounded by steep hills, pastures, streams and rocky mountains. Being the farthest region of the Suru Valley at an altitude of 3657 meters, it has evolved with a wild beauty. This isolated place is also known for an old monastery, which is one of the most revered Buddhist places in Leh-Ladakh.

Upon arrival at Rangdum we check in at our Camp / Hotel / Guest House for Overnight stay. Rest of the day free for relaxation.

DAY 06:- RANGDUM – PADUM VIA SURU VALLEY (131 KMS/5 HRS)

Drive to Padum, Padum the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, Padum (3505 m) is the present day administrative headquarters of the region. With a population of nearly 1500, Padum can be described as the most populous settlement of Zanskar, otherwise a very scarcely inhabited valley.
On way to Padum we visit Sani Monastery of Ladakh. It also belongs to the southern branch of the Drukpa Kagyupa School. It is situated approximately 6 km to the west of Padum. The entire Sani Monastery of Ladakh has been built in parts, each dating back to a different century. Upon arrival in Padum we check in at our Camp / Hotel / Guest House for Overnight stay.

DAY 07:- IN PADUM (EXCURSION TO KARSHA & BARDAN GOMPA) APPROX 5 – 6 HRS

After Breakfast leave for Full Sightseeing of Karsha & Bardhan.

The Karsha Monastery of Ladakh is also situated in the Karsha village of the Zanskar region (9 km long link road, across an iron bridge over the Stod river). Built picturesquely along the steeply rising mountainside above Karsha village, the monastery can be seen from far. After visiting Karsha we proceed further towards Bardan Gompa is a 17th century Buddhist monastery. approximately 12 kilometres south of Padum, in Zanskar, Ladakh, northern India. Bardan Monastery of Ladakh, standing atop a rocky crag, belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order and was one of the first monasteries of this sect to be established in Zanskar. The monastery also ran several smaller hermitages in the area.
After visiting above monasteries we drive back to our Camp. Dinner & Overnight stay at the Camp / Guest House / Hotel.

DAY 08:- IN PADUM (EXCURSION TO STONGDE & ZANGLA) APPROX 6 – 7 HRS

After an early breakfast we Drive to The monastery of Stongdey also lies 18-km to the north of Padum, on the road leading to Zangla. An old foundation associated with the Tibetan Yogi, Marpa, Stongdey is now the second largest monastic establishment of Zanskar, inhabited by the resident community of about 60 Gelukpa monks.

After visiting above monasgtery we drive further towards Zangla, Lying deep in the northern arm of Zanskar at the end of the 35 km. Long rough road from Padum, Zangla was being ruled by a titular king till his death a few years back. After visiting above monasteries we drive back to our Camp. Dinner & Overnight stay at the Camp / Guest House / Hotel.

DAY 09:- PADUM – RANGDUM VIA SURUVALLEY (131 KMS/5 HRS)

Post breakfast we also check out from our Camp & Drive to Rangdum. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

DAY 10:- RANGDUM – KARGIL (130 KMS / 6 HRS)

Post breakfast we check out from our Camp & Drive to Kargil. Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 11:- KARGIL TO LEH (210 KMS / 6 – 7 HRS)

Post breakfast we also check out from the Hotel and Drive back to Leh enroute visiting Mulbek and visit the Alchi Gompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century.

After Alchi you proceed to Basgo, which lies astride the road to Leh. The jagged skyline of the ruins of the 15th century capital of Ladakh dominates the village of Basgo. Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.

DAY 12:- LEH TO PANGONG LAKE (140 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS – ONE WAY)

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lakevia Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent also takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m).

This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

DAY 13:- PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (140 KMS / 6 HRS)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight.

DAY 14:- LEH – EXCURSION TO KHARDUNGLA TOP – 18,390 FT. (39 KMS / 02 HRS ONE WAY)

Post Breakfast we drive to Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road in The World) at 5,602 Mtrs. / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can also see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. The views from the top of the pass are amazing.
Return to the hotel on time for lunch. In the afternoon you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

DAY 15:- DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)

Tour concludes. Pristine Ladakh also thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

PRICES BASED ON BUDGET ACCOMMODATION FOR UPGRADE PLEASE EMAIL

Services are included in the price:-

  • Assistance upon arrival at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport,
  • Traditional welcome in the Hotel with Welcome Drink (Hot Tea / Coffee / Kahwa) on arrival
  • 05 Nights Accommodation in Leh on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Sham Valley on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 02 Night Accommodation in Kargil on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 02 Night Accommodation in Rangdum on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 03 Night Accommodation in Padum on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Pangong on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • Morning Tea / Coffee with Biscuits on the day of departure
  • Return airport and round trip transfers also along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Innova | Xylo |
  • Mahindra XUV OR Tempo Traveler (as per the option selected by client) for all Categories except for Standard Package for which we’ll use Scorpio|Qualis OR Sumo Grand as per the itinerary
  • Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee
  • Inner line permit to the restricted areas.

PRICES BASED ON BUDGET ACCOMMODATION FOR UPGRADE  PLEASE EMAIL  

Services are not included in the prices:-

  • Any Airfare or Government Good and service Tax.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
  • The Services of Vehicle is also not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
  • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
  • International flights for Ladakh with Zanskar Valley Trip are also not included and need to be purchased separately.
  • Domestic flights for Ladakh with Zanskar Valley Trip are also included as noted in the itinerary & their inclusions.
  • Tipping and gratuities (Guides/Driver) are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$5-10 per person, per day is the industry. standard).
  • The check-in baggage limit for domestic flights is 15 kgs and the cabin baggage limit for domestic flights is 7 kgs. Excess baggage, if any, is also not included in the package.