The Indian Shangri-La

The journey starts from Leh, once the important halt for the Caravan of silk route. You will discover some of prominent Buddhist monasteries along the Indus valley, nature beauty of barren landscape dotted by oasis, Khardungala pass, claimed the highest motorable pass of the world is the gate way to Siachen glacier. Magnetic hill and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib are another attraction of this trip.

Day 1: Arrival at Leh, acclimatization walk.

Day 2: Leh – Local sight-seeing to Hemis, Thiksey and Leh. 

Day 3: Leh-Khardungla Pass, the Highest motorable pass Leh.

Day 4: Leh – Sham Valley – Leh Day 5: Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru.

Day 6: Lamayuru – Leh

Leh Day 7: Departure

Day 1: Arrival at Leh

Take your flight to Leh, on board enjoy the view of majestic Himalayas. You will be landing at 3500m from the sea level. On arrival at Leh airport you will take the taxi to the designated hotel.  You will relax till the mid-day. Meeting with our representative and guide on lunch time. After lunch to get acclimatize leave for excursion to Shanti Stupa dominate the Leh town, Royal Palace built by 5th Dalai lama in 17th century which looks like a little Potala of Lahasa. Stroll in the Bazar and night in the hotel.

Day 2: Monasteries of Indus valley (around Leh)
Leave early to visit most famous monasteries of Indus valley. Visit Thiksey a majestic monastery perched on a rocky outcrop built in the 15th century during the first wave of expansion of Gelugpa sect in Ladakh. At the entrance, there are painting of protective deities and the great masters of the sect.

Monastery: Hemis Gompa is established in 1620 by Lama Tagstang Raspa and built by Palden Sara under the patronage of King Singe Namgyal. Its mural painting represents the different divinities dated back to 18th sanctuary and belongs to the Drukpa sect of Buddhism.

End of the day visit Shey monastery, once the capital of Upper Ladakh before being supplanted by Leh, monastery houses rich murals painting, well restored and represents the 18 Arhats (disciples of Buddha who attained enlightenment). back to Leh by evening. Night in hotel.


 Day 3: Leh – Khardungla Pass – Leh (148 kms/ 6-7 Hrs)
Morning leave to Khardungala pass, the gate way to the valley of N ubra and further to Siachin glacier. Part of road is well maintained and part is dirt, occasional rivulet can increase the flow due to high melting rate of snow in summer. Pass is claimed one of the highest motorable road of the world elevating around 5600m. Once on the top of pass, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of Nubra valley, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges. Due to altitude visitors are advised to not remain long at pass, hence respect the protocol applied by the authority. Once you enjoy the view, drive back to Leh, Rest of the time at leisure. Night in hotel


Day 4: Leh – Sham Valley – Leh (124 kms/ 5-6 Hrs)

Leave to west of Leh to Sham valley for full day sightseen, visit magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Hall of fame museum and Sangam (Confluence of Zanskar Indus River). Evening to Leh, night in hotel.

Day 5: Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru (125 kms/ 3-4 Hrs)
Now from Leh the next site to visit is Alchi monasteryIt is the oldest monastery of Ladakh. Alchi , visit Monastery . Among the many temples, caves and Stupas built in Ladakh Alchi, Choskor is the largest and the most famous of all of them, built by Rinchen Zangpo ablout 990 years ago. Monastery houses valuable mural painting and Thankas.

 towards Lamayuruone of the ancient monasteries magnificently perched on the hill. Before Buddhism penetrated in the region this site was known as a Centre for bon religion. Stroll around the monastery campus and admire the stunning beauty of landscape, night in a simple hotel.

Day 6: Lamayuru – Leh (115 kms/ 3 Hrs)
Morning after leisurely breakfast walk around the monastery and drive back to Leh, On the way stop at the point to admire the view of the moon valley (lunar scape). Afternoon reach Leh, rest of the time is at leisure. night in hotel.

Day 7: Depart from Leh
After breakfast get transferred to Leh airport to board flight back toward your destination. Journey ends with Sweet memories of Ladakh. 



  • Pick up & drop from Leh airport.

  • All sightseeing as mentioned in program

  • Vehicle Toyota Innova or Tempo-traveler as per the group size

  • Breakfast and dinner include

  • A class hotel in Leh, simple neat and clean in Lamayuru.

  • Twin or Dble sharing room

  • Permit to visit Khardungala.


  • Any air fares

  • Lunch in entire trip.

  • Dinner on last day.

  • Monument fee.

  • Beverages.

  • Travel insurance / Medical expenses.

  • Early check-in or late check-out at hotels.

  • Tips to guide/cook, porters, drivers and in hotels / restaurant.

  • Video and still camera fee where applicable,

  • Any expenses if occur due to unforeseen circumstances such as to delay or cancellation of flights, weather condition, land slide, political unrest, sickness or any other circumstances beyond our control, refund to unused services. Single room surcharge

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    The Indian Shangri-La

    India Moderate
    • Region: Leh- Ladakh

    • Activity: Cultural Tour

    • Duration: 7 Days

    • Grade: Easy (high altitude region)

    • Season: April to Oct. ( March winter)


    • High altitude dessert town of Leh on ancient caravan route.

    • World’s highest motorable pass Khardungla

    • Confluence of Zanskar & Indus river and magnetic hill

    • Moon land or lunar scape view

    • Buddhist monasteries of Indus valley

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