Duration : 09 Days / 08 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Leh - Hunder - Diskit - Tegger - Pinchimic - Panamic - Panamic - Leh - Delhi
Jeep safari is the easiest, fastest and most comfortable way to explore Ladakh that can cover the most notable and exciting places in one tour and also presents an opportunity to interact with the Ladakhi people. Though the roads are rough, exploring the remote regions of Ladakh on jeep is one of the most popular adventure activities of Ladakh because of the panoramic surroundings and pretty landscapes that can enchant nature lovers with their picture-perfect beauty. The most preferred and yet the toughest jeep safari destinations in Ladakh are Tsmori-Ri, Nubra and Dah Hanu. Khardungla pass is the highest motorable pass in the worls and one would certainly not like to miss the experience. The barren landscape, culturally diverse people, desolate mountains and deep ravines only add to the bewitching beauty of the environs of Ladakh.
There are many travel agencies that offer jeep safaris and include the preferred destinations of Ladakh in their itinerary. One can take their services to ensure well-planned tour including the arrangements of meals, accommodation, guides and porters. However, while one should not miss jeep safari in Ladakh, one must pay attention to the availability of dehydrated foods, potable water and juices, camping tents and other gear, spare parts for the jeep, first-aid kit and fuel before starting the trip. If you are driving yourself, then you must be confident enough to handle the rough mountainous roads. Don't forget to account for the Inner Line Permit for Ladakh and the possible effects of acclimatization.
Day 1: Delhi/Leh Jeeps
Met upon arrival at the Leh airport and transfer to hotel. Day free at rest for high altitude acclamatisation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Leh Jeeps
Morning proceed to visit the most important monasteries of central Ladakh along river Indus. VISIT: SHEY GOMPA (It was the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery has a huge copper gilted image of Sakayamuni Buddha and a large silver lamp burning infront of the statue), THIKSAY GOMPA (one of the most pictresquely lacted Gompa, the monastery is actually a complex of buildings on a crag rising in tier upon tier above the village.
Day 3: Leh/Hunder - Jeeps
Early morning drive in jeeps to Hunder. After 39 kms from Leh cross over the highest motorable road in the world KHARDUNG-LA (5,578 MT). The view from the top is simply amazing. Enter Nubra Valley situated along river Shayok. The valley is covered with dense thickets of seabuckthorn - a throny schurb which the villagers use for fuel and fencing their fields. Enroute drive past the capital Diskit. Drive another 9 kms further and arrive at the small village of Hunder (3,048 mt). Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4: Hunder/Diskit - Safari (2-3 hrs)
Morning visit Chamba monastery of Hunder and then start the Safari on the shabby double-humped Bactrian camels, which in olden days were the main mode of transport on the Ladakh-Yarkhand (Turkmanistan) trade. The Safari goes along the soft white sandy deserts with rolling sand dunes. Arrival at the capital of Nubra i.e. Diskit. Afternoon proceed to explore the DISKIT VILLAGE. Being the main town of Nubra, it has a small market bustling with activity. Also visit the Gompa, situated on a rocky spur above the village providing a commanding view of the valley. Overnight stay in camps.
Day 5: Diskit/Tegger - Jeeps | Tegger/Pinchimic - Safari (2hrs)
Morning drive to Tegger village (3,146 mt). Upon arrival visit Samstanling village off the main road and is one of the most charming villages of Nubra. Visit Samstanling Gompa. Afternoon start Safari to reach Pinchimic.
Day 6: Pinchimic/Panamic- l Safari (1-2hrs)
Morning start the last leg of Safari to Panamic. Enroute visit a beautiful lake chucked between two small hills. Checkin at the camps upon arrival. Afternoon explore PANAMIC VILLAGE: During the trade between Central Asia and Ladakh, Panamic was the lastmajor settlement before the caravans cross the Karakoram range. Today, Panamic is a sleepy village, with its people quitly working in their fields. Visit the village thermal HOT SPRINGS locally reputed to have therapeutic qualities. Overnight in tents.
Day 7: Panamic/Leh - Jeeps
Morning visit to ENSA GOMPA across the river clinging precariously to the mountain sorrounded by few trees. Return back and drive to Leh. Upon arrival in the evening checkin at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Leh
Day free at leisure to explore the market. Evening proceed for Folk dances of Ladakh programme. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Leh/Delhi - IC Flight
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi.