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
The day starts with a breathtaking 90-minute flight over the Indian Himalayas. If you are lucky enough to have a window sit, you can admire the wonderful panorama of the highest mountain ranges in the world. After reaching Leh airport, head to your hotel for check-in and take a few hours to rest. Indeed, the height of Leh, the main city of Ladakh, is 3,500 metres above sea level and it is advisable to take it easy on the first day so that you can get used to the high altitude. Have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants that can be found in Leh.
Entering Leh’s old town is like stepping in the past. To learn more about the history of this place, you could join one of the interesting guided tours organized by LAMO (Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation). The Leh Palace dating from the early 17th century is reached through a series of narrow alleys. It is a tall dun-coloured building rising above the old town that was designed after the Potala Palace in Tibet. Royal artefacts are on display in the museum located inside the palace. Climb the steep path above the palace that leads to the mud-brick monastery of Namgyal Tsemo perched atop a peak with the same name. When reaching the top, your efforts are rewarded by magnificent views of Leh and the surrounding mountains. The gompa has an interesting shrine with a respected statue of the Future Buddha and well-preserved ancient manuscripts. Later in the afternoon, head to the Shanti Stupa, a white pagoda-style monument overlooking Leh city. It was built by Japanese monks 30 years ago to commemorate 2,500 years of Buddhism. This is the best place in town to watch the sunset, something that you should not miss. Make your way back to the lively Main Bazar where you can sit in a cafe for a cup of Ladakhi tea (salted tea with yak butter) and do people watching. Hidden away behind the market, Gompa Soma is a quiet Buddhist temple surrounded by prayer wheels. Just nearby is the finely decorated Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Ladakh.
|Day 2:||Leh - Magnetic Hill - confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers - Basgo - Alchi - Lamayuru
Night in Lamayuru
|Day 3:||Lamayuru - Dha-Hanu - Likir - Gurdwara Pathar Sahib - Leh
Night in Leh
|Day 4:||Leh - Khardung La - Diskit - Hunder (Nubra valley)
Night in Hunder
|Day 5:||Hunder - Sumur - Shayok - Tangtse - Pangong lake
Night at Pangong lake or in Tangtse
|Day 6:||Pangong lake - Chang La - Chemrey - Hemis - Thiksey - Shey - Leh
Night in Leh
|Day 7:||Leh - Taglang La - Pang - Sarchu
Night in Sarchu
|Day 8:||Sarchu - Jispa - Rohtang La - Manali|
This package is the combination of 2 tours and a one-way trip:
|Indus valley to Lamayuru and Dha-Hanu (2-day tour)|
|Nubra valley and Pangong lake (3-day tour)|
|Leh to Manali (in 2 days), one-way trip|
|TOTAL||₹ 59,155||₹ 57,175||₹ 51,800|
For each individual tour/trip, click on the price corresponding to the desired car category and you will be redirected to the booking form.
For more details, check out How to book a tour package: step-by-step guide.