9 Days 8 Nights Plan

Day 1: Morning

  • Pickup from airport.
  • Get adequate rest.
  • Head out for lunch, and explore market area and Leh Palace after.

  • Leh

Day 2: Local sightseeing in Leh.

  • Likhi monastery
  • Aalchi Monastery
  • Sangam
  • Hall of fame
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Shanti Stupa
Day 1 and 2 in Leh is mandatory for acclimatization.

  • Shanti Stupa

Day 3: Drive to Nubra Valley

Early start from Leh. Head to Nubra valley.
Visit the mighty Kardung-La on the way.
Enjoy the beauty of Nubra Valley, explore the area, and see the double humped camels.

  • Khardung-la.

Day 4: Drive to Pangong

Start early for Turtuk from Nubra.
Enjoy the interesting border India shares with Pakistan at Turtuk
Drive to Pangong through beautiful and challenging roads to Pangong.
Drive along Pangong lake for about 25 Kilometers to reach Merak Village.
Halt at Merak, away from all the touristy areas of Pangong.

  • Pangong

Day 5: Drive to Hanle (India's remotest sky observatory)

The village Chushul falls on the way, after driving along the China border.
Continue further to reach Loma bend, from where the diversion to Hanle happens.
The drive is through approximately hundred kilometres of bad roads, but amazing views.
Bad roads end at Loma, and then there are 50+ kilometers of amazing roads with breathtaking beauty.
Reach Hanle by evening.

  • Hanle

Day 6: Rest day in Hanle.

Walk around and explore the village after breakfast.
Visit the observatory.
Head to the monastery in after lunch for some insane views.
Go for a small evening walk.
Look up at the stars and the milky way after dinner.

  • Hanle

Day 7: Drive to Kurzok (Tso Moriri)

Head out to Kurzok in the morning
Drive back to Loma, and then, to Kurzok via Nyoma and Mahe.
Reach guest house and take rest.
Head to the view point to get a beautiful reflection of the mountains and clouds in the lake.
Watch an amazing sunset from there.
Head back to guest house for dinner and sleep.

  • Hanle

Day 8: Drive to Leh

Start in the morning for Tso-Kar
Drive via Sumdo.
View the small, but still intrigung hot water spring along the beatuful roads after Sumdo.
View lack of vegetation and dryness at its best in the roads ahead.
Reach Tso-Kar lake, and enjoy the views.
continue to Leh, through the mighty Tanglang La pass.
Night stay at Leh

  • Tso-kar

Day 9: Morning drop to airport

  • Leh Airport