Leh Ladakh

  • Destination: Leh Ladakh
  • Duration: 6 days

Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kuen Lun mountain range [3] to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.[4][5] It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet.

Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys (now mostly in Pakistani Kashmir), the entire upper Indus Valley, the remote Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, much of Ngari including the Rudok region and Guge in the east, Aksai Chin in the northeast (extending to the Kun Lun Mountains), and the Nubra Valley to the north over Khardong La in the Ladakh Range. Contemporary Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the Lahaul and Spiti regions to the south, the Vale of Kashmir, Jammu and Baltiyul regions to the west, and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass in the far north. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. Aksai Chin is one of the disputed border areas between China and India. It is administered by China as part of Hotan County but is also claimed by India as a part of the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In 1962 China and India fought a brief war over Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh, but in 1993 and 1996 the two countries signed agreements to respect the Line of Actual Control.

In the past Ladakh gained importance from its strategic location at the crossroads of important trade routes,[8] but since the Chinese authorities closed the borders with Tibet and Central Asia in the 1960s, international trade has dwindled except for tourism. Since 1974, the Government of India has successfully encouraged tourism in Ladakh. Since Ladakh is a part of strategically important Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian military maintains a strong presence in the region.

The largest town in Ladakh is Leh. Almost half of Ladakhis are Shia Muslims and the rest are mostly Tibetan Buddhists .[9] Leh is followed by Kargil as the largest town in Ladakh.[10] Some Ladakhi activists have in recent times called for Ladakh to be constituted as a union territory because of perceived unfair treatment by Kashmir and Ladakh’s cultural differences with predominantly Muslim Kashmir.

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Day 1

Arrive at Leh

Welcome on 05 Nights Stay in Leh Ladakh Tour. On arrival at Leh Airport, Leh and Ladakh Tour representative will transfer you to pre-book hotel. After some rest you will meet from your tour representative he will discuss about your tour plan and major attractions that you will see on this tour. Rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy free time at hotel or explore the beautiful surroundings of Leh. Dinner and over night will be at the hotel.




Day 2

Leh

Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the hotel. The whole day is reserve for the sightseeing of Leh. You will visit all the important tourist attractions of Leh including Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Victory Tower Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Stok Palace Museum and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.




Day 3

Leh  Pangong Lake – Leh

Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the hotel. After that you will proceed for full day sightseeing of Pangong Lake. It will be a round trip of 300 km. Enjoy the beautiful sightseeing around the Pangong Lake. Later return back to Leh. Dinner and overnight will be at the Leh.




Day 4

Leh  Alchi – Leh

Have your delicious breakfast at the hotel. Later drive for Alchi. It is heritage site of Ladakh located on the bank of Indus River. The place is known for Alchi Monastery. Inside the monastery complex you will enjoy the sightseeing of magnificent and well-preserved wall paintings of Indian style. Later return back to Leh.




Day 5

Leh  Khardung La -Leh

After breakfast drive to Khardung La Pass, the highest vehicle transportation route in the world. Enjoy the sightseeing of beautiful snowcapped hill peaks. Later return back to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy the free time at the hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.




Day 6

Leh – Departure

This is the last day of your 05 Nights Stay in Leh Ladakh Tour. Enjoy delicious breakfast at the hotel. Later India Leh Ladakh Tour representative will transfer you to Leh Airport for onward journey.