Ladakh, one of the most stunning stark landscapes in the world, is a sure way to set anyone’s adrenaline racing on
fire. The possibility of visiting this incredible beauty can become a possibility with a long weekend coming up in August,
near Independence Day. Particularly so with budgeted vacation deals that while provided for a limited period of time,
are the best way to visit Ladakh with minimum preparation.
For those who want to get away from the hustle of city life, from job deadlines and from domestic duties, even if it’s
for a week this special Independence Day package, spanning 5 nights and 6 days, is sure to be the ideal holiday.
Cover areas such as, among other locations, Leh, Nubra Valley, Sham Valley, Pangong Tso, Magnetic Hill and Shyok.
With one whole day expressly devoted to rest and acclimatization already being on the cards, one can bet that this will
be one of the greatest trips of any lifetime.
A traveler should actually lie back and relax, aside from packing a suitcase and turning up at the airport. Hurry, and
book as soon as possible this amazing Independence Day offer for visiting Ladakh.
Day 1 Leh: Arrival, Sightseeing
Welcome to the City with Spectacular Landscapes
You will be greeted by our representative upon your arrival at Kushok Bakula Airport in Leh, who will assist you in
getting a move to the hotel. Upon your arrival at the hotel, enjoy a welcoming cocktail and continue to sign in. At the
hotel, you can spend the day relaxing. You will visit Shanti Stupa at around 4:30 pm, which is a sign of peace and is
situated at an altitude of 11800 feet. Spend a peaceful and serene time with panoramic views from Shanti Stupa. First
you’ll visit the Leh Palace that was built for the Ladakh Royal Family, a glorious architecture of nine floors. Be sure to
bring a copy of the photo ID evidence issued by the Indian Government, because it would be appropriate to receive the
Inner Line Permits (ILP). Come back to your hotel for a delicious meal and an overnight stay.
Royal Leh Palace
The Royal Leh Palace, resembling the nature of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, is built on a cliff overlooking the charming
town of Leh. No explorer out there can miss this spot, a prominent sign of the glory of the royal family living in this city
in the old days! The beautiful Buddha statue at the back of this palace adds more to this places beauty.
What better place than this to evoke any thoughts from within? The Shanti Stupa, located on a hill in Chanspa, Leh,
is one of the most majestic and peaceful Buddhist temples you could possibly see for the best of Ladakh sightseeing in
the extreme north of India. To enter the Stupa that provides stunning sunrise and sunset views, take the steep slights.
The Shanti Stupa is also one of the best tourist places in Ladakh due to the panoramic views of the scenery around it.
Day 2 Leh: Sham Valley Tour
Witness the glamorous apricot farms
Kick-start your day with a tasty breakfast at Leh’s hotel. Get ready to witness the Sham Valley’s spellbinding charm.
The tour begins with the Alchi Monastery, which is a popular Buddhist monastery in the village of Alchi. It is located
at an altitude of 10170 feet from the surface of the sea. First you’ll visit Sangam, the meeting place of the rivers Indus
and Zanskar. The place is famous for photography and rafting events. You will investigate Magnetic hills after Sangam
point, which show the natural phenomenon of gravity. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and the Hall of Fame are next in line.
The former is a magnificent location on the Srinagar-Leh route, and the latter is a museum built and preserved in
memory of those who lost their lives during the 1999 Indo Pak war by the Indian Army. Come back to your hotel for
dinner and stay overnight.
In the Himalayan district of Ladakh, in the Indus River valley, Alchi is a busy village. The model town of Alchi is home
to a 900-year-old ancient Buddhist monastery. The monastery proudly holds Indo-Tibetan paintings from the 11th to 12th
centuries in bright green, gold, ochre and azure shades.
Without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh and the best tourist places in Ladakh is the Zanskar
valley. In the Himalayan range, it is among the most desolate areas. The steep, snow-covered landscape represents the
heavenly sky. The Zanskar River tributaries are one of Indias most popular spots for river rafting. The places of interest
in Zanskar, Ladakh are certainly among those places to visit in Leh Ladakh that you can not afford to miss while you are
Hall Of Fame
The Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to all those soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives for the nation during
the Indo-Pakistan War. In the picture frames that hang on the museum walls, this courageous act has been inculcated
and will tell you the story of their courage. There are arms and facilities used by the troops, apart from that. It is one of
the best places in Ladakh to visit.
In Leh Ladakh, one of the best places to visit is Magnetic Hill. The science behind the phenomenon is unclear, but it has
been reported that if you leave your vehicle with the brakes unlocked at the base of the hill, it can slowly begin to drive
uphill on its own. About magic? Very certainly not. Theyre all superpowers that you get when you get to this place. This
makes it very important to include Leh Ladakh in your list of locations!
Day 3 Nubra Valley: Transfer, Sightseeing
Transfer out of Leh to Nubra Valley
Start your day with a tasty breakfast at Leh’s hotel. Check-out from the hotel after breakfast and get ready to be
moved to Nubra Valley with our representative’s support. The whole trip takes about 6 to 7 hours, and you can
come across Khardung La Pass, the highest motor road in the world, on the way. On the way, visit the Diskit
Monastery and see the valley’s mesmerizing views. Check-in at the camps when you arrive in the Nubra Valley and
stay overnight with a nice dinner at the camps.
Khardungla Pass is a gateway leading to the valleys of Nubra and Shyok and is one of Ladakhs best tourist locations.
Though this may not be a traditional Leh Ladakh tourist attraction, it is certainly among the must-visit places for adventure
junkies to visit in and around Leh Ladakh. Kardung-la Pass, operated by the Border Roads Organization, is the gateway to
the north and one of the most challenging but exciting passes to travel on.
Located in the beautiful Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery, founded in the 14th century by Changzem Tsera Zangpo, is one
of the most beautiful and oldest Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh. It belongs to Tibetan Buddhisms Gelugpa sect (Yellow
Hat) and has various statues of Buddha, images of other guardian Gods, and a large drum.
Certainly one of the best places to see in Ladakh, Nubra Valley, a tri-armed valley to the north-east, was featured as one
of the top 5 places to visit in Ladakh. The sand dunes of the Nubra Valley offer experiences like Arabian Nights to visitors.
Nubra valley, with its two-humped camels, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Leh Ladakh.
Day 4 Pangong Tso Lake: Transfer, Sightseeing
Witness the world’s largest salt lake
In the camps, begin your day with a good breakfast. Get ready for your move to Pangong Tso Lake after breakfast.
There are remarkable scenery and panoramic views on the whole trip. Lake Pangong Tso is located at an altitude of
14,270 feet and is also the world’s largest salt lake. It is assumed that the mesmerizing lake changes its hue 4 to 5 times
a day. The shooting location of the popular Indian film – 3 Idiots – can be seen when you hit the pool. Together with
a delicious meal, you can spend the night in the lakeside camps.
Pangong Tso Lake
Do you remember the breathtakingly beautiful 3 Idiots lake where Kareena Kapoor confessed her love to her? It is
Pangong Tso, located on the Changtang Plateau in the eastern region of Ladakh, a lake among the popular tourist
attractions in Leh Ladakh. The lake provides an awesome camping site and is the latest hotspot for all individuals,
making it one of the best tourist places in Ladakh. You should visit this place during the off-season to escape the crowds!
Day 5 Leh: Transfer, Sightseeing
Transferring from Lake Pangong Tso to Leh
Witness the stunning sunrise on the enchanting lake of Pangong. Post breakfast, get ready for Leh to be moved. You
will visit The School of Drunk White Lotus, Shey Monastery, and Thiksey Monastery on the journey. Check-in at the
hotel upon arrival in Leh and enjoy your day relaxing at the hotel. You can also visit the local markets in Leh, if you wish.
For an overnight stay and a nice meal, head to the hotel.
Thiksey is one of the lovely Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh, close to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
This monastery, nestled at an altitude of 11,800 feet, is looked after by the people of the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa)
religion. It comprises a building complex of 12 floors and houses more than 500 monks. Thikseys collection of
Buddhist books, papers, sculptures, scripts, stupas, swords, and Thangka paintings is large and precious.