It means that we will not provide a car with driver on that day because it is not needed. Indeed, on that day, you will need a car only for a very short distance.
For the transfer from Leh airport to the city centre, you do not need to book a taxi in advance. Leh airport is only 4 kilometres from the city centre and you can easily find a taxi directly at the airport; a prepaid taxi from Leh airport to the city centre costs approximately ₹ 600. You can also ask your hotel in Leh to arrange the airport transfer for you.
The visit of Leh (Main Bazar, Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Shanti Stupa) can be done on foot or you can get a local taxi on the street.
|Day 1:||Leh airport - Leh (Main Bazar, Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Shanti Stupa)
Night in Leh
This morning, take the scenic flight soaring over the Himalayas and admire the breathtaking views of the snow-covered peaks of Ladakh, also known as “Little Tibet”. After one and a half hours, reach Kushok Bakula Rimpoche airport and head to your hotel in Leh where you can rest for a couple of hours. Leh, the capital city of the Union Territory of Ladakh, is at 3,500 metres altitude. You should take it slow on the first day so that your body can adjust properly to the lack of oxygen. Enjoy authentic local food in a Ladakhi restaurant.
After lunch, walk through the narrow medieval streets of the old town to the Leh palace. The palace is an imposing mud-brick building with nine floors. It was constructed in the 17th century and it remained the residence of the Ladakhi royal family until the middle of the 19th century. Just above the palace, the Buddhist monastery of Namgyal Tsemo is a landmark that is visible from anywhere in Leh. Located 150 metres above the town, this monastery with hundreds of colourful prayer flags flapping in the wind makes an amazing photo spot. Later in the afternoon, you should visit the Shanti Stupa, a white pagoda-style monument standing atop a hill. It was built in 1991 to promote world peace and it offers the best viewpoint in Leh. From the top, the view embraces the whole city of Leh, the Indus valley and various mountain ranges including the Stok range with the impressive Stok Kangri peak towering at more than 6,000 metres. In the evening, head back to the Main Bazar where local people wearing Gonchas (traditional Ladakhi outfit) sell vegetables and other local products. Nearby, you could visit the Gompa Soma surrounded by dozens of prayer wheels and the beautiful Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Ladakh.
|Day 2:||Leh - Magnetic Hill - confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers - Basgo - Alchi - Likir - Gurdwara Pathar Sahib - Spituk - Leh
Night in Leh
|Day 3:||Leh - Khardung La - Diskit - Hunder (Nubra valley)
Night in Hunder
|Day 4:||Hunder - Sumur - Khardung La - Leh
Night in Leh
|Day 5:||Leh - Chumathang - Tso Moriri lake
Night at Tso Moriri Lake
|Day 6:||Tso Moriri lake - Tso Kar - Pang - Sarchu
Night in Sarchu
|Day 7:||Sarchu - Jispa - Rohtang La - Manali|
This package is the combination of 2 tours and a one-way trip:
|Indus valley to Alchi (1-day tour)|
|Nubra valley (2-day tour)|
|Leh to Manali via Tso Moriri (in 3 days), one-way trip|
|TOTAL||₹ 49,074||₹ 46,624||₹ 42,291|
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