Discover Leh, the breathtaking capital of Ladakh. This mountainous region in northwest India offers stunning Himalayan vistas. Ladakh spans a rugged area smaller than Scotland with a sparse population living between 8,800-14,700 ft. It's the largest yet least populated area of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meet our representative when you arrive in Leh before settling into your hotel. Leh's old town features Buddhist stupas, traditional mud-brick houses, and a looming Tibetan palace atop a rocky ridge. After acclimatizing to the high altitude, visit top attractions like the iconic Shanti Stupa and 17th century Leh Palace. Later, explore the lively local bazaar filled with shops, bars, and restaurants. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your Leh hotel.
After breakfast, visit Ladakh's largest and wealthiest monastery, Hemis Monastery, located 45km from Leh. Continue to the formidable Thiksey Monastery, perched on a hill with stunning valley views. See Thiksey's giant Maitreya statue and ancient prayer books. Drive past chortens to reach Shey Palace, the former summer retreat of Ladakh's kings. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay back in Leh.
After breakfast, embark on the ultimate adventure by driving up to Khardung La Pass - one of the highest motorable roads in the world at 18,380 ft. Take in magnificent 360° views of the Ladakh valleys before returning to Leh. En route, visit Ladakh's first Donkey Sanctuary to see these hardworking animals up close. Return to your Leh hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, spend day leisure or explore the colorful bazaars of Leh city. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Leh airport for a return flight.
The best time to visit Leh Ladakh is summer when temperatures reach a pleasant 30°C. Enjoy the pristine natural beauty of this Himalayan destination before roads become inaccessible from heavy winter snows. Plan your trip during perfect summer weather to explore Leh's untouched treasures.