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Leh and Ladakh, both combindly said as Leh Ladakh is one of favourite destinations for the stylish travellers. They all are crazy about getting the quotations for Leh Ladakh packages of all kind of. If you also travel often and want to explore your travel journey in style as an adventure junky then you must feel the taste of Ladakh by booking Leh Ladakh tour packages from LehLadakhXP.com. Jaw-breaking mountains and Famous Indian Himalayas won’t break your expectations, when you go through any Leh Ladakh Bike trip or Road trip. It’s the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir, where you will find the gift of nature in form of valleys.

Jammu and Kashmir, a state in the northern part of India, situated amid the Himalayan Mountain ranges basically consisting of three main regions: namely Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh which are separated by the great Himalayan and Pir Panjal massifs. This princely state renowned for beautiful landscapes and serene beauty comprising of frivolous snow-capped mountains, sunny meadows, gleaming pristine waters, numerous numbers of pious shrines and its characteristic tradition and culture. It is a majestic state having a total area of 86,909 sq km (33, 556 sq mi) and hosts a population of 274,289 people. Being one of the most sparsely populated regions, it is considered as the world most militarized zones as it observes immense numbers of military people guarding at various passes, routes and borders around the state to prevent any border skirmishes, ongoing insurgencies and warfare with neighbouring countries.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir offers enticing beauty, exhilarating adventures and exemplary peace of mind. Also, it has been an inspiration to many artists, musicians and poets due to its scenic landscapes. Enveloped by the mist of ethereal spirituality, impeccable natural scenery, fascinating diversity in traditions and cultures. Though, being the state with the most population of Muslims in the nation also has several Hindu shrines like the Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Katra and Maha Kali temple in Jammu etc. It also hoards of many Buddhist monasteries such as the Thiksey Monastery, Phuktal Gompa, Chemrey Gompa, the Buddha Monastery etc, making it a perfect example of unity in diversity.

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Best Leh Ladakh Bike Trip – Biking trip to Umlingla Pass

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Kashmir derives its name from the world’s most ancient language, Sanskrit, ‘Ka’ meaning ‘water’ and ‘Shimeera’ meaning ‘desiccated’. The name meaning ‘desiccated land’ denoting that the valley of Kashmir was formed after drying up of a lake Sati-saras which existed in the early 12th century. Some etymologies suggest the name has been derived from ‘Kashyapa-meru’ (i.e. Kashiyapa’s Mountain) or ‘Kashyapa-mir’ (i.e. Kashyapa’s Lake). The name has an alternate spelling used by some countries in the past times was Cashmere and is known as Kasheer in the Kashmiri language. Jammu and Kashmir, more evidently known by the acronym J & K, is a state abundant with numerous nature’s wonders, has rightly acquired the title of ‘Paradise on Earth’. Its summer capital is Srinagar and Jammu is its winter capital.

While, Ladakh derives its name from the Tibetan language ‘La-dvags’ meaning ‘land of high passes’, which is thought to be a Persian transliteration. The wonderland of Ladakh, lies in the shadows of the grand Himalayas. Having many road passes situated on great heights, Ladakh, owns the name of the ‘Land of high passes’ to its truest meaning. Ladakh offers a lot in store for the visitors of this land, apart from its alluring beauty which has been mentioned tens of thousands of times by several celebrities, enchanted travellers, monks and residents of this coveted destination.

It also houses the Umling La which is at an elevation of 19,300 ft above the sea level, making it the present winner of the title of the world’s highest motorable road and, has the Khardung La, which had earlier clinched this title. The Umling La, is 10,000 feet higher in comparison to Khardung La. Both these roads have been on every adventurer’s list to experience bike riding on.

Several Leh Ladakh tours are conducted to give this exciting and exclusive opportunity to visitors and wanderers alike. The Leh Ladakh Bike trip begins from Manali and goes to Sonamarg. The route of this Ladakh biking tour goes through the picturesque road passes of Rohtang passes, Jispa, Sarchu, TsoKar, Pangong, Khardung La, Leh, Kargil and Zoji La which go about the mesmerizing combinations of sand dunes, valleys, lakes, streams and waterfalls. The visitors  are provided chances of riding bikes by themselves on the road or to sit back and enjoy the drive through it in an SUV for a couple of amazing hours of your life. Most tours start from Delhi, proceeding through Manali, Leh  and the Kargil reach Sonmarg and end at Srinagar. The other highlights of Ladakh include the many stupas, monasteries and memorials erected.

About the trip

The Leh Ladakh biking tour begins at Manali, where Ladakh sightseeing at Manali is scheduled mostly, which includes the Solang Valley,  Manali Sanctuary, Bhrigu Lake, Pandoh Dam, Bijli Mahadev etc. And in the evening, you enjoy a campfire gathering under the starry skies. The ride from Manali to Jispa takes you, while leaving from Manali, you travel through the  Manali-Leh highway, 490 km long highway. This is where, your journey through the World’s highest Motorable road which is 13,051 feet high climb starts at the Rohtang Pass starts. After Rohtang, the route moves towards Jispa through the valleys of Chandra and Khoksar.

Later, the ride takes you past the lush green landscapes on to the Ladakh’s rocky and barren moonscapes. The route allows you to experience the scenic and picturesque combinations of human settlements in small towns and villages as well as raw and flawless  natural lakes,  river basins etc. The most interesting part of riding on this Manali-Leh highway, is that it constantly keeps going zig zag and up and down the mountain rods and passes as if being on a roller coaster ride.

The road moves through the passes of Baralacha La, Lachulung La and Nakee La situated at the altitudes of 16,043ft, 16,616 ft and 15,547 respectively. The next day you leave for,Hanle; a village which is  believed to be one of the most sensitive  and restricted areas in Ladakh due to its juxtaposition to the Chinese border and is open to only the domestic tourists with permits, hence being able to ride through it gives an extra boost of adrenaline. The Loma bridge falls on the route to Hanle. Hanle has the world’s highest astronomical observatory i.e. Indian Astronomical Observatory. At night,  you can avail the opportunity to gaze at the clear night sky in the night’s lovely ambience.

Now, you move ahead for Umling La pass from Hanle, driving on World’s Highest Motorable pass that rests at a height of 19300ft and has been recently opened to the public. This road in Ladakh became the new highest motorable pass in the world, being placed 1000ft higher than the Khardung La. The drive to Umling makes you ride at a height of 18000ft for about 2 hours and more. Also, we return by this same route to come back to Hanle to stay at the guest house as hotels are not available due to the remoteness of the site. From Hanle, you ride towards the beautiful lake at Pangong.

This ride takes past the villages of Chushul and Merak which have been recently opened for tourism. After this tiring ride, you camp at the banks of Pangong lake also called as Pangong Tso in the Tibetan language. Next, you advance to the Nubra valley from there via Shyok village, which is a totally new eccentric route. While this journey, you are sure to enjoy the charming views as the place is widely known for the waterfalls on the route and white sand dunes. The next ride is from the Nubra Valley via the Khardungla pass to the Leh town of the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state. The Khardung-La, at 18,380 feet, despite the altitude and elevation,  is one of the smoothest roads and exhibits changing of topography as after crossing Khardung-La pass, you arrive to notice a dramatically different perspective of the city.

From there, you go for Kargil, en route, you pay visits to the Hall of Fame museum, famous Magnetic Hill and the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and the huge Living Buddha Sculpture situated on the Rock Mountain. The Last ride of this ride is from Kargil to Sonmarg through the Zojila pass with the Drass Village also, falling on the way. The ride lets you have a magnificent view of famous Kargil war sites: Tiger and Tololing peaks from Vijay war memorial Kargil war’s hall site. Being adjacently located to the snowy mountains and icy glaciers, Kargil is also known around the globe as the coldest inhabited place in the world. By evening, you arrive at Sonmarg from where you proceed towards Srinagar.

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A destination filled with the greatest wonders of natural beauties is a surely the most loved and cherished sights to soothe each one of us and appears on the bucket list of every traveller.

About the trip

On your arrival at the Leh airport and lunch, you explore the shopping options at the shops in a short excursion to the local markets and visit the Leh Palace. Next day, you proceed for exploring the Sham Valley popularly known as the “Apricot Valley”. It has this title for the Apricot flowers that bloom in the valley in the winters. The activities of the day include visiting the places like hall of fame and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, the Magnetic hill and then take splendid view of Indus and Zanskar rivers meeting. From Leh to Hunder (Nubra Valley) through Khardung La (5359m). Hunder village is renowned for the Sand dunes that are found here and Bactrian camel. Located in the on the Shyok River banks in the Nubra tehsil of J & K.

On the way visiting the Diskit Monastery and the sand dunes at Hunder. Visitors and tourists can enjoy rides on the double-humped Bactrian Camels here. At night, camps are set in Hundar. Next day, you ride along the Shyok river from Nubra valley to the Pangong Lake to enjoy at the banks of this beautiful lake. The way to the Pangong Lake moves through the Chang La pass, visiting the local attractions, like the spectacular monastery situated top of a mountain in the middle of Thiksey village 19 km from Leh, Thiksey Gompa.

It is the largest of all the monasteries in Ladakh. It has the most impressive and intricate architectural features, making it unique. In this Gompa, several temples are constructed having many religious texts and manuscripts, pictures and wall paintings of Lord Buddha and several stupas.  It has the largest statue of Buddha and is prominent for having resemblance to the Potala Palace of Tibet. You reach Sarchu also known as Sir Bhum Chun, passing through the Nakeela River, Lachung La and the Gata loops and enjoy stargazing session in the night. Next day, you ride towards Jispa from Sarchu, stopping at quaint places like Darcha village, Baralacha which is a high mountain pass and Zing Zing Bar. You reach Jispa, at an elevation 3,200 m (10,500 ft) moving past many small villages such as Laling etc. Jispa is at 7 km distance in the south of Darcha, along the Manali-Leh Highway. You can enjoy the activities like zorbing, angling, paragliding, trekking and rafting etc. Later in the evening, you enjoy a bonfire with music. Ride for Manali and then, ride to Solang Valley. At Solang Valley, you can indulge in different activities like ropeway, quad-biking & paragliding. On your return journey back to the hotel of your stay,you can pay a visit  Vashisht temple. This temple is immensely famous having a natural hot spring about it which is believed to have cleansing and healing properties. This tour will end in Delhi.

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The crown of the subcontinent of India, gifted with immense celestial atmosphere  and natural forms, Ladakh and Leh are regions with a lot natural, social and cultural diversities. And, Kashmir is a land that is of sheer beauty that has managed to inspire many affairs of love. The outlooks of this area are bountiful of richly decorative sights of every kind. It is true that India has always been a hub for rich and prosperous culture and never fails to surprise the tourists. Though, driving while navigating through these tough passes on this biking trip from Manali to Leh is venturesome.

The gorgeous vistas that you get to see as a result of your efforts make the ride worthwhile.The trip starts from Delhi to Manali. At Manali, the instructor and also your co-riders for the trip will give you your bikes for this biking trip to Leh. After beginning the ride, you ride across many road passes at Rohtang,  Jispa and Sarchu on your route made for security checking for the internal security in the states. Moreover, you will get to enjoy many serene places like the valleys of Sham and Nubra and small streams,  waterfalls, lakes etc during your ride.

About the trip

The tour starts with your arrival in Manali from Delhi.Visiting the famous Solang Valley, also called Solang Nala deriving its name from the words Solang and Nallah, a valley situated at the top of Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. The trip also offers enjoyment options of activities like paragliding, quad-biking, and ropeways and visiting the Vashisht temple known for its natural hot springs. Also, you love to explore Manali’s market to get the essence of the state’s taste of choices.

The ride from Manali to Jispa takes you, while leaving from Manali, you travel through the Manali-Leh highway, 490 km long highway. This is where, your journey through the World’s highest Motorable road passing from  Gulaba,  Marhi, Khoksar, which is 13,051 feet high climb starts at the Rohtang Pass starts. During this journey, you will also cross into the unscathed valley of Lahaul. After you began in Manali, crossing Rohtang, Keylong, Jispa, Baralacha La, you reach Sarchu. Then, being through the  Gata Loops, Nakeela river, Lachungla, Pang, TsoKar, Hanle-Umling la Pass (i.e. the Umling La, world’s highest motorable road-19300ft), you reach the lake Pangong via the Shyok river route. Next, you visit the Nubra valley and moving across Khardung La. After crossing Pang and Rumtse. By the evening, you finally make your way up to Leh, a magnificent city of Jammu and Kashmir. Visits to the famous Magnetic Hill, peaks of Kargil, Zojila Pass and Sonamarg are scheduled. Srinagar From Leh to Hunder (Nubra Valley) through Khardung La (5359m). Hunder village is renowned for the Sand dunes that are found here and Bactrian camel. Located in the on the Shyok River banks in the Nubra tehsil of J & K.  On the way visiting the Diskit Monastery and the sand dunes at Hunder. Visitors and tourists can enjoy rides on the double-humped Bactrian Camels here. At night, camps are set in Hundar. Excursion to fascinating spots like Ladakh Hall of Fame, Sham Valley near Leh Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and etc and visiting up to the Magnetic Hill take place to give you the best of all sights and glimpses. Next day, you ride to the Nubra Valley via the Khardung La pass, also stopping by the Diskit Monastery to rest and rejuvenate yourselves. Riding along Shyok river, to reach Pangong. After rejoicing by the view and feel by the serenity of this massive lake. Start with your ride to Leh. The biking route to Leh goes by the Chang La Pass, the road moves past many monasteries like the beautiful Thiksey Gompa which you might pay visit to later, continuing with the remaining path of your ride to Leh. You will also have to pass many monasteries en route to Leh like the beautiful Thiksey Gompa which is very near to the pass of Chang La. Also, visit the Shey  Monastery or Gompa, situated 15 km on the rise from Leh. Mostly, in ruins now, built in 1655,  it has been the residence to the royal family of king Deldan Namgyal. The monarchs had made Shey as the capital  of their kingdom during their reign when they resided in Shey during the summer months. The monastery is widely known due to the 7.5m high gold-plated copper statue of seated Shakyamuni Buddha. The palace turned monastery provides you with the most panoramic views of the river Indus, surrounding villages and grasslands. On the next day, you start your ride to Sarchu from Leh. At Leh, you visit the various attractions at Leh, Ladakh like the Magnetic Hill, the Thiksey Monastery , Shanti Stupa etc.

Srinagar Leh Manali Umlingla Bike Expedition

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The Ladakh, its name meaning the ‘Land of High Passes’ and being derived from the Tibetan language. It is deemed as the most beautiful and coveted holiday destinations in India as it appeals and calls to people of all ages to come to this magical parched mountain plateau. Ladakh with its many gifted nature’s wonder has had many high mountain passes truly owning its name which means the land of high passes, it has recently been a new mountain pass, the Umling La pass which clinched the No.1 rank  in the world’s highest motorable mountain passes. The Umling La pass is at a very near distance Hanle village, Ladakh, stands at a literally breathtaking height of 19,300ft, i.e. approximately 1000ft higher than the Khardung La which was earlier the holder of this position of rank of No.1 and the bestest part is that you get the opportunity to ride through this pass on your bikes all by yourself.

About the trip

This trip begins at Srinagar and leads you to Sonmarg.  The path goes through the peaks of Kargil, landscapic sites of Leh, Nubra and Pangong. You also get to travel on the world’s highest motorable road i.e. the Umling-La Pass. The tour also allows you to get mesmerized by the sights at Tsokar, Jispa and Manali. You begin your journey at Srinagar, you will leave for Kargil, visiting the Sonamarg, the name itself means the meadow of Gold. On your way, you also cross the high mountain pass that connects Srinagar to Leh at an altitude  of 3,528m (11,575 ft) and the Drass village also known  as the gateway to  Leh, which is not very distant from the town of Kargil and lies on the national highway NH1. The route passes through the  Mulbek region, 45 km from Kargil is famous for the Mulbekh monastery, picturesque river valley Wakha Rgyal of the Wakha river, the mountain fortress of Shergol, Giant Living Buddha Sculpture on Lamayuru, one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. You also, visit the various interesting places: the mysterious Magnetic Hill, the Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and the Hall of Fame museum.On this day, you will be riding from the city of Leh to the cold desert, Nubra valley which is noted for being a beauty of land of sand dunes through Khardung La, a route at an elevation 18,380 feet. Glancing at the breathtaking scenes of mountain peaks, valleys and smoothly flowing streams.

Next day, you drive from Nubra to Pangong which has been recently made available to the visitors via Shyok village. The drive leads you through a route with the never-ending sceneries of the best waterfalls of the country. At night, you enjoy camping at the banks of  Pangong Tso lake about a bonfire, truly a scene to look forward to. Riding from Pangong to the Hanle village through Maan Merak and Chushul village. Hanley seems like a small settlement mere 400 families living, it has been recently opened for domestic tourism. In the day, explore this exceptional village and gaze at the star-laden sky at night. From Hanle village, you proceed to the Umling La. The pass of Umling La, has been declared as the highest motorable pass in the world situated 1000ft higher than the former winner of this title,  the Khardung La. Riding on this pass is quite tough even for experts because of the increasing altitude of the terrain. Later, you start riding Tsokar Lake, which is a saltwater lake. Early in the morning you begin with your ride to Jispa. This is going to be a long ride with your biking route going through the Moore plains and landscapes of Pang. During your ride,  you cross the passes at Nakee La, Lachung La and Barchalacha La. While, starting to ride towards Jispa cross 21 Gata loops (hairpin bends) after reaching Sarchu. Next day, you will have to ride to the beautiful city Manali from Keylong. The route is slightly long and strenuous thus, you ought to take minimum stopovers possible . At that end of the day, we together celebrate finishing this long journey with extremely delicious mouth-watering snacks eating our stomach to the full and enjoying relaxing sleep after the tiring day.

Srinagar Leh Sightseeing Tour

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Ladakh, is sure to win your hearts with its simplicity and austere abundant natural beauty. The land is encapsulated by serrated mountains, giving the region a unique sense of security and feeling of being guarded by the formations of Mother Earth. Having a vast population of Buddhist monks and followers, Ladakh is a very important hub of the Buddhist tradition and culture and also has numerous ornate monasteries. Also, the human settlements have been dwelling in this region with enough caution to preserve this pristine unspoilt natural heritage of this celebrated realm.

Ladakh is a destination, exhibiting its special exotic aura, which has been gaining ever-increasing popularity among the people.

Due the undulating arduous nature of the route; touring in Ladakh is a little tough despite the availability of various means of transports. The mega appeal of this state and its militarization has opened the various routes of transportation; most of which consists of road routes that comes as a golden opportunity for the bike riders. Located in the northern part of India, bestowed with an abundance of natural wonders, Ladakh raises the bar for the ideals of scenic beauty. The tour packages to Ladakh provide you with chances to experience the most of this serene and perfect exotic dreamland of Ladakh.

About the trip

The trip starts with your arrival in Srinagar and enjoy the sights of this beautiful city also, utilizing the specialities to the fullest by living houseboats. Then, proceed with your drive to Kargil which has been the witness to the epic Kargil war and later, travelling to Leh, visiting the attractions of the renowned Sham Valley. Visiting the Sham valley, by the Khardung La pass. Also, glancing at the gleaming lovely beauty of the famous Pangong Lake, which has been filmed in several movies. With this tour you will be able to explore this beautiful land of cultural diversity and also, the many thrilling options of adventures that it offers. The Leh Ladakh group tour package is the perfect tour whenever you get the urge to be able  to enjoy picturesque locations as well as head for adventures at the same time. The trip is sure to become one of your most cherished memories, for solo or groups of travellers and tourists. The capital city is a wonderland in itself, sights full of their majestic grandeur that are bound to leave you speechless. It offers innumerable opportunities to worth absolute enjoyment. The city with its marketplaces offering a wide variety of things to shop, several marvellous monuments with structural essential features like the royal palaces and huge holy monasteries, adventurous exclusive trekking trails, driving routes and adventure sports options, the city offers great delight to everyone. Its alluring beauty and mesmerizing charm leave you spellbound and wanting for more.

Manali to Leh Ladakh Sightseeing Tour

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The Leh Ladakh group tour package is the perfect for both solo or groups of travellers to explore this beautiful city in the northernmost part of the country. The capital city of Leh is a truly an enchanting wonderland in itself and has innumerable sights worth enjoying,  seems to be symbolic of the paradise that we all had imagined as children. Be its marketplaces, the serene locations of mountain peaks, valleys, streams, waterfalls, monasteries, palaces with colourful Tibetan prayer flames fluttering in the surroundings add a unique touch to this pristine enchantress.  It is also very famous for its extensive trails for trekkers and adventure lovers.

The beauty of the lakes like Pangong Tso and the valleys like the valleys of Nubra and Lachung La  are sure to leave you spellbound with surprise. To add more to that splendour,  the visitors get the opportunity to travel on  the ‘World’s Highest Motorable Road’ which is a spectacular experience all by itself,  making way for many memories to live with all your near and dear ones.

About the Tour

The ride from Manali to Jispa takes you, while leaving from Manali, you travel through the Manali-Leh highway, 490 km long highway. This is where, your journey through the World’s highest Motorable road passing from Gulaba, Marhi, Khoksar, which is 13,051 feet high climb starts at the Rohtang Pass starts.During this journey, you will also cross into the unscathed valley of Lahaul. After you began in Manali, crossing Rohtang, Keylong, Jispa, Baralacha La, you reach Serchu. Then, being throughthe  Gata Loops, Nakeela river, Lachungla, Pang, TsoKar, Hanle-Umling la Pass (i.e. the Umling La, world’s highest motorable road-19300ft), you reach the lake Pangong via the Shyok river route. Next, you vist the Nubra valley and moving across Khardungla. After crossing Pang and Rumtse, By the evening, you finally make your way up to Leh, a magnificient city of Jammu and Kashmir. Visits to the famous Magnetic Hill, peaks of Kargil, Zojila Pass and Sonamarg are scheduled. Srinagar From Leh to Hunder (Nubra Valley) through Khardung La (5359m). Hunder village is renowned for the Sand dunes that are found here and Bactrian camel. Located in the on the Shayok River banks in the Nubra tehsil of J & K.  On the way visiting the Diskit Monastery and the sand dunes at Hunder. Visitors and tourists can enjoy rides on the double-humped Bactrian Camels here. At night, camps are set in Hundar. Excursion to fascinating spots like Ladakh Hall of Fame, Sham Valley near Leh Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and etc and visiting up to the Magnetic Hill take place to give you the best of all sights and glimpses. Next day, you ride to the Nubra Valley via the Khardung La pass, also stopping by the Diskit Monastery to rest and rejuvenate yourselves. Riding along Shyok river, to reach Pangong.

Also, visit the Shey Monastey or Gompa, situated 15 km on the rise from Leh. Mostly, in ruins now, built in 1655,  it has been the residence to the royal family of king Deldan Namgyal. The monarchs had made Shey as the capital  of their kingdom during their reign when they resided in Shey during the summer months. The monastery is widely known due to the 7.5m high gold-plated copper statue of seated Shakyamuni Buddha. The palace turned monastery provides you with the most panoramic views of the river Indus, surrounding villages and grasslands. On the next day, you start your ride to Sarchu from Leh. At Leh, you visit the various attractions at Leh, Ladakh like the Magnetic Hill, the Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa etc. Super thrill is assured on all the days of the trip. Next, you cross over from the Tanglang La and move past  Rumtse and Sasoma driving along the Indus gorge, a long tiring journey to the loveliest sceneries of Leh which make this arduous journey worthwhile.

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Ladakh is the emergent favourite of travellers from the entire world. This princely state renowned for beautiful landscapes and serene beauty comprising of frivolous snow-capped mountains, sunny meadows, gleaming pristine waters, numerous numbers of pious shrines and its characteristic tradition and culture, making the beauty of this place is unparalleled. And despite being so far off and situated at high elevations, The mega appeal of this state and its militarization has opened the various routes of transportation; thus, it is very well connected: most of which consists of road routes that comes as a golden opportunity for the bike riders. The highway coming to Ladakh from Srinagar or Manali, are thought to be the most beautiful highways in the country. Ladakh has remained one of the favourite destination also, because of the many  choices available for adventure like to ride a bike or even cycle up to some 11,400ft,  the many adventure sports also include paragliding,  skiing etc.

About the Trip

The route of the cycling expedition from Manali to Leh is a tricky one as it goes through the highest passes in the world which makes it challenging. Across beautiful extensive trails about the great Himalayas as the most scenic perfect backdrop. To enter into the majestic city of Leh,  you have to first cross the pass at Tanglang La at an elevation of  5328m. The cycling expedition route from Manali to Leh is not at all a piece of cake, but one of the gut-wrenching toughest climbs. The route takes you cycling from Leh to the Kullu Valley, almost covering a distance of about 470 km.  Also you have to go through the mountain ranges of Zanskar, Himalayas and the Pir Panjal. The paths move through the altitudes of 29000 feet in total. The cycling tour moves past the passes of Khardung La, Tanglang La and Baralacha La.

You can visit the  Naggar and Roerich Art Gallery and take a tour around the Tibetan Bazaar Ride and shop for various fascinating artefacts and handicrafts. Then you proceed for the Marhi campsite from Manali. The route to Marhi is slightly steep climb of elevation 1250 m approximately 35 km taking about 5 – 6 hours. The route takes you through many valleys blossoming with several flowers,   alpine forests and surrounding beautiful small villages. You next cycle your way through the Royally Falls to reach Kothi. Cycling through roads to the Rohtang La pass. you ride from the Marhi camp to an elevation of 3978m to finally reach Sissu. Sissu is at a distance of 53 km from here, and the ride takes about 5- 6 hour to climb to an elevation 1600 m past this pass.  Next, continue cycling downhill to Khoksar village. Then relax and chill a bit and continue with the tour to finally reach Sissu. Cycling from Lahaul Valley to Tandi ride from Sissu through Tandi, climb up till Keylong to at last,  descend to Jispa. Jispa is at 64 km from Sissu ( 6-7 hours ride) from here and is at an elevation 600 m. Ride from Jispa discover the beautiful green meadows and pastureland to Darcha at a height of 3235 meter, going past Darcha, climb till Patseo The way to reach Patseo is a 32 km ride of 3 – 4 hours. Patseo is at an elevation 500 m. Ride from Patseo, climbing up to the Baralacha La Pass (4890m), enjoying the enchanting views of snow-covered Barashigri, Chandrabhaga and Mulkila Peaks of the great Himalayan ranges and ride past Serai to reach Sarchu. Sarchu is at 60 km ride and takes about 6-7 hours, at a height of 1400 m from the sea level. On the next day, beginning the ride at  Sarchu, you travel across Brandy Nallah and Whisky Nallah towards the 21 Gata Loops, then, climb up to the Naklee La situated at an elevation of  4740 meter and Lachalung La Pass based at 5100 meter, through the Zanskar Range, getting to see the captivating views of Lachalung La Pass, At last, ride down till you reach Pang (84 km ride, 8-9 hour, Elevation of 1200 m). Ride from Pang, Starting early in the day you ascend to the plains at 4700m above sea level passing through Rupshu and cycle through the waterless high altitude and then along the Tsokar Lake’s dusty Sandy tracks. The Tsokar lake is 57 km ride of duration odd 4-5 hours and at an evation of 400 m to camp near Pongunagu. Later,  you trail towards Rumptse from Tsokar. Then, you at last go through the  last pass on the tour, Taglang La.  Taglang La is at (5,328 m higher than the sea level, first and then climb to the top of Taglang La to behold and enjoy the charming views of the Himalayas and Karakoram Range. The next day you proceed to Rumptse , a 80 km ride taking a duration of  6-7 hour of 900m elevation. Then, you ride take 82 km ride (7-8 hours) , to an Elevation of 450 m above the sea level ride to Leh. You get the opportunity to cycle along Kyamnar River down to Upshi. Also, you can the largest of all monasteries of Ladakh,  Hemis. Visit the fascinating spots like Ladakh Hall of Fame, Sham Valley , Shey Palace, near Leh Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and etc and visiting up to the Magnetic Hill take place to give you the best of all sights and glimpses. Next day, you ride to the Nubra Valley via the Khardung La pass, also stopping by the Diskit Monastery to rest and rejuvenate yourselves and in the end return back to Let by the Khardung La pass route.  Leh is at an approximate distance of 39.6 km 5,602m from the Khardung La pass.

Manali Leh Manali Jeep Tour

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Manali has remained as one of the  favourite destinations for many travelers as it has something in store for all the kinds of activities that can be enjoyed by all its visitors. Whether for the beauty of its widespread effervescent and endless beauty or numerous adventure options that it offers, Manali’s allure invites and captivates each traveller. Located in the basin of the  Beas River Valley in Kullu district of the state of Himachal Pradesh, bountiful of  many natural marvels having exhilarating towering mountains peaks, lush green alpine thickets densely covering the region and one of the pleasant climates,  making it a perfect example for an awesome vacation that will end up being the best and memorable one.It tops the list for most romantic and exotic honeymoon destinations. Also, it hosts several adventure sports activities like skiing in the Solang Valley, trekking expedition to  Parvati Valley,  paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal ranges.

People on their tour to Manali often add Leh Ladakh to their list as it is known to be a paradise on Earth,  for its  magical beauty that has been mentioned through texts, artworks etc for numerous times since time immemorial. This quaint destination has a lot more to offer its visitors and famous for enthralling trekking routes, jeep safari trails and biking expeditions. Also, offers the visitors to avail and enjoy several options for adventure like paragliding, river rafting and a lot more.

About the trip

The ride from Manali to Jispa takes you, while leaving from Manali, you travel through the Manali-Leh highway, 490 km long highway. This is where, your journey through the World’s highest Motorable road passing from Gulaba, Marhi, Khoksar, which is 13,051 feet high climb starts at the Rohtang Pass starts.During this journey, you will also cross into the unscathed valley of Lahaul. After you began in Manali, crossing Rohtang, Keylong, Jispa, Baralacha La, you reach Sarchu. Then, being throughthe  Gata Loops, Nakila river, Lachungla, PangMore, TsoKar, Hanle-Umling la Pass (i.e. the Umling La, world’s highest motorable road-19300ft), you reach the lake Pangong via the Shyok river route. Next, you vist the Nubra valley and moving across Khardungla. After crossing Pang and Rumtse,you finally make your way up to Leh by the evening, a magnificient city of Jammu and Kashmir. Visits to the famous Magnetic Hill, peaks of Kargil, Zojila Pass and Sonamarg are scheduled. Srinagar From Leh to Hunder (Nubra Valley) through Khardung La (5359m). Hunder village is renowned for the Sand dunes that are found here and Bactrian camel. Located in the on the Shyok River banks in the Nubra tehsil of J & K.  On the way visiting the Diskit Monastery and the sand dunes at Hunder. Visitors and tourists can enjoy rides on the double-humped Bactrian Camels here. At night, camps are set in Hundar. Excursion to fascinating spots like Ladakh Hall of Fame, Sham Valley near Leh Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and etc and visiting up to the Magnetic Hill take place to give you the best of all sights and glimpses. Next day, you ride to the Nubra Valley via the Khardung La pass, also stopping by the Diskit Monastery to rest and rejuvenate yourselves. Riding along Shyok river, to reach Pangong. After rejoicing by the view and feel by the serenity of this massive lake. Start with your ride to Leh. The biking route to Leh goes by the Chang La Pass, the road moves past many monasteries like the beautiful Thiksey Gompa. Also, visit the Shey Monastey or Gompa, situated 15 km on the rise from Leh. Mostly, in ruins now, built in 1655,  it has been the residence to the royal family of king Deldan Namgyal. The monarchs had made Shey as the capital  of their kingdom during their reign when they resided in Shey during the summer months.  The monastery is widely known due to the 7.5m high gold-plated copper statue of seated Shakyamuni Buddha. The palace turned monastery provides you with the most panoramic views of the river Indus, surrounding villages and grasslands. On the next day, you start your ride to Sarchu from Leh. At Leh, you visit the various attractions at Leh, Ladakh like the Magnetic Hill, the Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa etc. Super thrill is assured on all the days of the trip.

Backpacking Leh Ladakh Tour Package With Camping At Nubra Valley

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Gifted with nature’s beauties of the mountains, valleys, meadows, scenic countryside and traditional monasteries, this region is regarded as a symbol for heaven and paradise. Ladakh either it’s many stupas, shrines, memorials, monasteries, markets, palaces and  high mountain passes is filled and set in the background of a wide variety of flora and Fauna making it a scenery unparalleled and out of this world.

Ladakh is situated at a height of 19,300ft and one of its many passes ranks  on No.1 as the world’s highest motorable pass I.e. the Umling La pass and the bestest part is that you get the opportunity to ride through this pass on your bikes all by yourself.

About this trip

This trip takes you from Srinagar in Kashmir to Sonmarg, taking you through the Kargil peaks, landscapes of Leh, Nubra and Pangong. You also travel on the world’s highest motorable road , the Umling-La Pass. The tour also allows you to get mesmerized by the sights at Tsokar, Jispa and Manali. You begin your journey at Srinagar, you will leave for Kargil, visiting the Sonamarg, the name itself means the meadow of Gold. You, also cross the Zojila pass and the Drass Village on your way. Mulbek region, 45 km from Kargil is famous for the Mulbekh monastery. picturesque river valley Wakha Rgyal of the Wakha river, the mountain fortress of Shergol, Giant Living Buddha Sculpture on Lamayuru, one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. You also, visit the various interesting places: the mysterious Magnetic Hill, the Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and the Hall of Fame museum. On this day, you will be riding from the city of Leh to the cold desert, Nubra valley which is noted for being a beauty sand dunes through Khardung La, a route at an elevation18,380 feet. Glancing at the breath-taking scenes of mountain peaks, valleys and smoothly flowing streams.

Leh Bike Tour Adventure With Camping

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The Leh Ladakh for beautiful landscapes and serene beauty comprising of frivolous snow-capped mountains, sunny meadows, gleaming pristine waters, numerous numbers of pious shrines and its characteristic tradition and culture takes you to the enchanting lands of Leh, one of the most coveted and booming destinations in the Indian tourism sector. It is a majestic state sits graciously at a height of 11,562ft above the sea level. Every bit of it, showcases and signifies its alluring charm.  The tall towering peaks on the snowy backdrop pictures the serenity that prevails there.

The region attracts visitors from all the corners of the globe. The enthralling charm and adventurous appeal entices adventure junkies,  peace seekers and serene lovers alike. And when it comes to thrill and adventure, the opportunity to ride bike in this heavenly region remains the first choice for adventure lovers. In fact, biking is has gradually become the favourite way to enjoy the place’s scenic marvels and pristine beauty of Leh for many travellers.

About the Tour

The tour starts with your arrival in Leh, visiting and exploring the local markets. Next, you ride to Hanle has the world’s highest astronomical observatory i.e. Indian Astronomical Observatory. The night too, would be equally adventurous as you would be able to gaze the various galaxies in the clear night sky.

Now, you proceed for Umling La pass from Hanle, driving on World’s Highest Motorable pass that rests at a height of 19300ft and has been recently opened to the public. This road in Ladakh became the new highest motorable pass in the world, being placed 1000ft higher than the Khardung La. The drive to Umling makes you ride at a height of 18000ft for about 2 hours and more. Also, we return by this same route to come back to Hanle to stay at the guest house as hotels are not available due to the remoteness of the site. From Hanle, you ride towards the beautiful lake at Pangong. This ride takes past the villages of Chushul and Merak which have been recently opened for tourism. After this tiring ride, you camp at the banks of Pangong lake also called as Pangong Tso in the Tibetan language. Next, you advance to the Nubra valley from there via Shyok village, which is a totally new eccentric route. While this journey, you are sure to enjoy the charming views as the place is widely known for the waterfalls on the route and white sand dunes. Also, the tour includes visiting the Buddhist prayer centre, Joking and the 15th century Leh mosque The next ride is from the Nubra Valley via the Khardungla pass to the Leh town of the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state. The Khardung-La, at 18,380 feet, despite the altitude and elevation,  is one of the smoothest roads and exhibits changing of topography as after crossing Khardung-La pass, you arrive to notice a dramatically different perspective of the city.From there, you go for Kargil,  en route, you pay visits to the Hall of Fame museum, famous Magnetic Hill and the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and the huge Living Buddha Sculpture situated on the Rock Mountain. The Last ride of this ride is from Kargil to Sonmarg through the Zojila pass with the Drass Village also, falling on the way. The ride lets you have a magnificent view of famous Kargil war sites: Tiger and Tololing peaks from Vijay war memorial Kargil war’s hall site, it has also got the title of being the second coldest inhabited place in the World. By evening, you return to Leh.

Leh Ladakh Sightseeing Tour

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Ladakh has been explained as a muse for writers and artistes as it’s beauty has been the source of inspiration for many.  It is also known as a heaven for bikers due the opportunity to ride on the world’s highest motorable road. It is perfect destination for any holiday,  vacation or to getaway from the hectic city lives  experience traveling to the fullest. The place resting in  the laps of the mighty Himalayan and Karakorum ranges offers several picturesque locations to explore such as Sham Valley, Alchi, Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Hundur, Diskit and Pangong Tso lake. Ladakh is a destination which shows wide variety,  in one region you can find Kush green alpine forests while on the other hand,  you can view barren sand dunes in the Hunger valley,  you can find elevated lands,  hills and mountain peaks and also,  can sight plains and plateaus,  you can see populated places as well as places which seem almost uninhabited. The many monasteries behold the grand architecture of grand ancient Buddhist culture giving it a characteristic charisma.

About the trip

The tour starts with your arrival in Leh, visiting and exploring the local markets. Next, you ride to Hanle has the world’s highest astronomical observatory i.e. Indian Astronomical Observatory. At night,  you stay at Hanley enjoying gazing at the clear starring night sky.

Now, you proceed for Umling La pass from Hanle, driving on World’s Highest Motorable pass that rests at a height of 19300ft and has been recently opened to the public. This road in Ladakh became the new highest motorable pass in the world, being placed 1000ft higher than the Khardung La. The drive to Umling makes you ride at a height of 18000ft for about 2 hours and more. Also, we return by this same route to come back to Hanle to stay at the guest house as hotels are not available due to the remoteness of the site. From Hanle, you ride towards the beautiful lake at Pangong. This ride takes past the villages of Chushul and Merak which have been recently opened for tourism. After this tiring ride, you camp at the banks of Pangong lake also called as Pangong Tso in the Tibetan language. Next, you advance to the Nubra valley from there via Shyok village, which is a totally new eccentric route. While this journey, you are sure to enjoy the charming views as the place is widely known for the waterfalls on the route and white sand dunes. Also, the tour includes visiting the Buddhist prayer center, Joking and the 15th century Leh mosque The next ride is from the Nubra Valley via the Khardungla pass to the Leh town of the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state. The Khardung-La, at 18,380 feet, despite the altitude and elevation,  is one of the smoothest roads and exhibits changing of topography as after crossing Khardung-La pass, you arrive to notice a dramatically different perspective of the city.From there, you go for Kargil, en route, you pay visits to the Hall of Fame museum, famous Magnetic Hill and the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and the huge Living Buddha Sculpture situated on the Rock Mountain. The Last ride of this ride is from Kargil to Sonmarg through the Zojila pass with the Drass Village also, falling on the way. The ride lets you have a magnificent view of famous Kargil war sites: Tiger and Tololing peaks from Vijay war memorial Kargil war’s hall site, it has also got the title of being the second coldest inhabited place in the World. By evening, you return to Leh ending the journey with numerous exotic memories and stories to be shared.

Leh Ladakh Group Tour Package with Camping

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Ladakh, is sure to win your hearts with its simplicity and austere abundant natural beauty and exotic aura.  vast population of Buddhist monks and followers, Ladakh is a very important hub of the Buddhist tradition and culture and also has numerous ornate monasteries. Also, the human settlements haveeft l this nature’s wonder unspoiled and untouched exhibiting its special rugged raw nature of the route. The enchanting appeal of this place can be seen by its various points of interests and famous attractions like Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa etc. Moreover, the view of the confluence of Indus and Zanskar is also very popular due to both having different colors.

About the trip

The tour starts with your arrival in Leh, visiting and exploring the local markets. Next, you ride to Hanle has the world’s highest astronomical observatory i.e. Indian Astronomical Observatory. The night too, would be equally adventurous as you would be able to gaze the various galaxies in the clear night sky.

Now, you proceed for Umling La pass from Hanle, driving on World’s Highest Motorable pass that rests at a height of 19300ft and has been recently opened to the public. This road in Ladakh became the new highest motorable pass in the world, being placed 1000ft higher than the Khardung La. The drive to Umling makes you ride at a height of 18000ft for about 2 hours and more. Also, we return by this same route to come back to Hanle to stay at the guest house as hotels are not available due to the remoteness of the site. From Hanle, you ride towards the beautiful lake at Pangong. This ride takes past the villages of Chushul and Merak which have been recently opened for tourism. After this tiring ride, you camp at the banks of Pangong lake also called as Pangong Tso in the Tibetan language. Next, you advance to the Nubra valley from there via Shyok village, which is a totally new eccentric route. While this journey, you are sure to enjoy the charming views as the place is widely known for the waterfalls on the route and white sand dunes. Also, the tour includes visiting the Buddhist prayer center, Joking and the 15th century Leh mosque The next ride is from the Nubra Valley via the Khardungla pass to the Leh town of the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state. The Khardung-La, at 18,380 feet, despite the altitude and elevation,  is one of the smoothest roads and exhibits changing of topography as after crossing Khardung-La pass, you arrive to notice a dramatically different perspective of the city.From there, you go for Kargil, en route, you pay visits to the Hall of Fame museum, famous Magnetic Hill and the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and the huge Living Buddha Sculpture situated on the Rock Mountain. The Last ride of this ride is from Kargil to Sonmarg through the Zojila pass with the Drass Village also, falling on the way. The ride lets you have a magnificent view of famous Kargil war sites: Tiger and Tololing peaks from Vijay war memorial Kargil war’s hall site. Known as the second coldest Inhabited place in the World. By evening, you return to Leh.

Pangong Lake Tour

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It is a  pristine place situated in the laps of mountains,  subtly to highly peaked covers 604 sq km. Has a scenery comprising of crystal blue waters and long vast expansions of terrains as far as the eyes can go.  Pangong Lake, also known as Pangong Tso,  where Tso means water,  is a  breath-taking moonscape at an elevation of 14,270 feet above sea level. Inspite of the fact that the lake water is saline and brackish in nature as it is separated from the Indus River Basin and  it freezes into an icy paradise in the winters.The total length of this lake is 135 km and has a maximum width of 5km with depth of 328m (100mi).The lake has a length of 12 km long and is situated very near to the borders of India and China,  having  one-third area of its portion in India and the rest two third portion lying in Tibet hence,  it comes under the category of international waters. Data suggests that almost 60% of this lake lies in China. A must see place in the Ladakh holiday packages, is majorly popular for its mesmerizing ability to slowly change its colors,  also is identified as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention. The scintillating water of the lake is very famous and is considered holy by the people.   The lake would leave you enchanted by its breath-taking view. Several packages also provide the  opportunity for camping around this lake.

The lake serves as an important breeding place for numerous wide variety inside and migratory birds. The species of the Brahminy ducks and bar headed goose can also be found here during the summer months. The region is home to a number of wildlife species such as kiang Marmot, also has supports large number of fish species like the Schizopygopsis stoliczkai.

In the past, the Pangong Tso was a major tributary of the  Shyok River and Indus River but later got separated due to subsequent all natural dampings.

Magnetic Hill Tour from Leh

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This mystic magnetic hill also called the Cyclops Hill is on the national highway that goes from Leh, through Kargil to Batalik. It is situated on the borders of the Sindhu river. The hills amaze the mass of tourists due to its unique property to create optical illusions making it a perfect example of natural wonders.

The slopes due to the magnetic properties of the rock are said to create the appearance of a hill, while hill road is simply downhill road. It is famous because objects and vehicles traveling on the hill road may are said to appear to roll uphill defying gravity when they are simply going downhill.

Tso Moriri Lake Tour 

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Tso moriri lake is one of the many attractions in Ladakh with Tso Moriri meaning a mountain lake in the Tibetan language. It is a Glacier Himalayan lake. The lake lies amidst snow capped mountains, alpine forests scenic valleys and barren hills, appearing as an enchanting beauty pure lustrous waters near the Karzok settlements. The lake has a total area of 604 square kilometres, measuring 20 km long and about 4-6 kilometres wide. The  lake has an average depth of almost 100 feet. Primarily, having its sources from the melted snow of mountains and icy glaciers, this lake has brackish waters. The lake is believed to have magical healing properties. It is one of its kind due to unique variety of flora and fauna that it exhibits. It is said that it earlier had an  outlet to the south, but it has got blocked and doesn’t have any other outlet due to which  the lake has become an endothermic lake.

Zanskar Valley Tour

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The Zanskar Valley in the lap of the snow capped Zanskar mountain ranges, pristine lakes and lush green alpine forests. Zanskar range having approximately about 6000 m (19700 ft) and  covers an area of almost 7,000 square kilometres and is situated at 3,500 – 7,000m (11,500-23,000 ft) height above sea level. In this  Valley, flows the Zanskar river which then  joins the Indus river in Ladakh. It passes through the many mountain rides like Doda, Penzi  La and the valleys of Lingti-Karyag. The  ranges and valleys of Zanskar separate the Kisthwar and Chamba basins and the districts of Kannaur and Spiti. Zongkhul Monastery is also  situated  nearby. A Zanskar Gorge which is penetrative by the Zanskar river.

Hemis Monastery Tour

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The town of Hemis is a place, famous for having the largest conventual monastic Organisation which has a large numbers of monks from different  monasteries around Ladakh and the monastery  of Hemis is considered  among the richest monasteries  in India due to its exquisite  and exceptional  collections of antiques  and relics dating back to the past. The Hemis monastery is a Buddhist  monastery of the Drukpa  heritage in Hemis of Ladakh, it situated  45 km from Leh. The Hemis festival is  also celebrated here which honour  Lord Buddha as Padmasambhava which is held in the month of June. The festival  involves the traditional dances of Chamm  which has masked dancers depicting  the reincarnation of Lord Buddha as Padmasambhava  also called as Guru Rinpoche to the conventional traditional Tibetan  music of drums and cymbals that are performed  in characteristic Buddhist Tantric tradition while the Buddhist monks perform Tantric worship ways after which sacrificial offerings are made to drive off the  evils.

The Hemis monastery has collections of many special and precious intricately detailed copper and silver statues of Lord Buddha , stupas and traditional Chinese Thangkas . It’s walls are covered by vivid brightly colourful wall paintings and murals as is done in the Tibetan style of architecture. The Hemis  National Park is also located very near to this monastery.

Hemis National Park Tour

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The Hemis National Park which was established in 1981 is known as Snow Leopard Capital of India as it is said that it has highest density of Snow  Leopards in any protected area in the world. It is has around 11 unique and rare species of fauna, which includes mammals like the snow leopards and  some of endangered and exquisite species like the Pallas’ cat, ibex, wolf, Tibetan argali and the Ladakh urial and has around 30 species of avifauna like the Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis and the Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar. The best season to visit is from April to June, to grab great opportunity of bird-watching, September to December is the ideal time, it is the only national park in India situated in the region of the northern Himalayan. It is the second largest contiguous protected area, first is the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The park is home to a number of species of endangered mammals and is the only protected area of the country situated in the Palearctic ecozone.

Kargil Tour

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Kargil, famous because very known Kargil War, is a city situated near the Line of Control (LOC) between the countries of India and Pakistan and is noted among the most suitable places to visit in Leh. It ranks second in the list of largest towns in Ladakh; first is Leh. It is placed at an elevation of 2676 metres. This city is settled along the banks of Indus River. The visit to the city of Kargil leaves a sonder feeling of patriotism in every Indian. The place has a majestic feel of patriotism to it as one instantly gets reminded of the many sacrifices that are made by the soldiers of the Indian Army, from surviving in such drastic conditions to taking bullets on their bodies to save their motherland and countrymen, the vibes of the place urge you realize their greatness and  pray for the safety and happiness of their families. Seeing the Kargil war zone, one gets compelled to bow down to salute the supremacy and greatness of our braveheart martyrs  and war heroes.

Drass Valley Tour

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This Himalayan region starts from the base of the Zojila pass, and is located in the Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir. It is colloquially known as the Gateway to Ladakh,  Drass Valley is a land adjacently running along the Drass River,  thus it derives its name due the Drass river. The valley is mostly visited by visitors wanting to trek to the valleys of Suru and Pugu. The trek to the Suru valley, is a three day long trek. It’s route passes through many meadows and miles and miles of landscapes encapsulated by nature’s formations.  The valley is renowned for its natural hot springs and are worshipped and well taken care by the people of the valley for their many healing and  therapeutic properties.

Nubra Valley Tour

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This valley situated on  the  north eastern part of Ladakh.  The capital of Nubra which is the town of Diskit which is at a distance 150 km from the Leh town.  Scholars say it was originally named was Ldumra meaning the valley of flowers signifying the beautiful, vibrant and colourful landscape that appears when the various flower species at this valley blossom to give a boost of natural charm.  It is set alongside the path of the Nebraska River.The Ladakh and Karakoram ranges separate the large valley created around the confluence of the  Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River.  The  river of Shyok is a major tributary of the Indus river and has been credited for the creation of  many valleys and natural formations in Leh. This valley is at a the height  of 10,000 ft (3048 metres above the sea level)  and to enter  into this  valley, one would have to cross the pass of Khardung La. The Nubra Valley is a part  of the Tibetan Qing-Zang Plateau Plateau which begins in the country of China and extends into the northern region of India.

Shey Monastery Tour

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The Shey monastery is situated at the hillock 15 km in the southern part of Leh. Very near to this monastery, is the Shey palace was first built in 1655 in the Shey village was constructed by the king Deldan Namgyal of the  Namgyal dynasty of Ladakh which reigned the kingdom of Ladakh from 1462 to 1842, also known  as Lhachen Palgyiyon. The monastery was constructed by the reigning monarch in memory of his deceased father Singayey  Namgyal during that time when Shey was the old capital of the kingdom. The monastery has a main giant towering statue of  Shakyamuni Buddha which is at a distance  of  12m (39ft) from the main building of the monastery, this statue is big enough to cover three floors of the monastery. The beauty of this monastery  is unexplainable with Its walls having several bright paintings displaying various important  events of Buddhism like Lord Buddha attained enlightenment paintings of 16 Arhats i.e. saints who have achieved Nirvana etc. The Wall just behind the  statue displays two major disciples of Lord Buddha like Sariputra and Maudgalyayana depicting  their devotion to the Lord. Almost every wall of this monastery  is painted with magnificence of the vividly coloured wall paintings which are done in accordance with the Tibetan culture. The lower floor  also has a library having numerous books about Buddhist cultures, monks and Buddhism. The walls of monastery are covered by several murals, there is a mural of Shambunath on the lower of the three floors which showcases the big feet of Lord Buddha’s statue, the second floor has murals showing Lord Buddha, the uppermost  floor also had murals painted which have been now covered in soot due to regular lighting  of the lamps which are placed on the altars. The statues were originally made of copper at Zanstin meaning copper hammer, this copper was brought from the mines of Lingshet, Zanskar etc. The copper plates were hammered on the rocks, and were moulded to make various  parts of the statue which were later, installed together to setup the  whole  statue. Later, the copper statue was plated with 5 kilograms of gold.

Shanti Stupa Tour

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The Shanti Stupa built by both Japanese and ladakh Buddhist, is a white – domed stupa located on a hilltop at a height of about 4257m in Chanspa in Leh district, Ladakh in state of J and K. Built in the year of 1983 by the Japanese Buddhists Bhikshu, Gyomyo and Nakamura, the monastery has become a major  tourist  attraction. The construction of the Sanchi Stupa began in April 1983 under the supervision of Nichidatsu Fuji. Darshan project included building of the Stupa by the Peace Pagodas in order to resurrect Buddhism back in India. Later, due to goodness and virtue of this project the peace pagodas were offered voluntary labours from buddhists of Japan and Tibet as they felt the aim of this project to be pious and also, believed India to be sacred as is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The construction of the Stupa had been completed till 1991 inaugurated by the 14th and current Dalai Lama of Buddhism, a picture of which has been placed in the base of this monastery with other relics of Lord Buddha. The picture shows the 14th and the current Dalsi Lama, Tenzing Gyatso inaugurating the Shanti Stupa in August  of 1991. The stupa has been built as a two level structure in which the first level features a relief similar to the depiction of the Dharmachakra.

The central relief features two deers on each of its side with a central golden  Buddha  image on the  centre of the platform of the relief which seems  like the turning of the  wheel of the Dharmachakra.

The base of the structure features relics of Lord Buddha placed by the 14th Dalai Lama while, the second  level has reliefs depicting the scenes from the life of Lord Buddha like his birth, attaining enlightenment  and death, it also has pictures and  wall paintings showing buddha defeating all evil powers of the world by attaining enlightenment through his meditation(attainment  of Mahanirvana).

Khardung La Tour

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The Khardung La Pass also called as the ‘Pass of the Lower Castle’, had clinched the title of world’s highest motorable road and is a gateway to the valleys of Shyok and Nubra. The Khardung La pass , 40km away from Leh is a very alluring and challenging tricky drive.  It is located at an altitude of 18,379 ft( 5359 meter ) and is abundant of breathtaking view of the fascinating valleys. The Tibetan prayer flags adding charm to reverberating surroundings, was first constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988. It had been recently opened to public and from then, has been inviting numerous numbers of visitors, tourists, adventure junkies like bikers and trekkers etc. The pass is maintained by the Border roads Organization, as pass is highly significant and important as it connects the main centres of Jammu and Kashmir and is in close proximity to the worded areas. The 24 km from the initial beginning of the road of is well paved , but,  the rest 15 km of the road to the North Pullu check post, are made of rocks, dirt and rivulets of the snow. The ideal time to visit this pass are the months from May to October.

The elevation of Khardung La is 5,359 m (17,582 ft) pass on the Ladakh Range is north of Leh is the gateway to the valleys of Shyok and Nubra. It was built in 1976 and was opened to public motor vehicles in 1988, the local summit has dozens of stores around and  is the world’s highest motorable pass.

Khardung La is historically important as serves to transport supplies to the Indian armies, lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. Archaically, it is said that there was an attempt to transfer war material to China through this route using the animals like the Bacterian camels.

Alchi Monastery Tour

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The Alchi monastery is located in the Alchi village which is at a distance of  70 km from the city of  Leh.  It has remained the main attraction of this village and is regarded as a very sacred centre of the Buddhism. This monastery dates back to nearly one thousand years,  hence, is considered as monastic gem. It has five shrines in the main temple complex. On its walls, it has many miniature sized pictures of the Buddha and several vibrantly colourful wall paintings featuring the artistic intricate details of Buddhism and Hindu. The complex built the great renowned translator Guru Rancher Zangpo between 958 and 1055 has preserved inscriptions in the monument dating long back in history. The assembly hall and main temple; also called as Dukhang and Sumtseg have three storeys  built in the Kashmiri style of architecture while, the third part; called Manjushri Temple has been built in the Tibetan style. Another important feature are the Chortens. The collections of this monastery include giant Buddha structures and statues and many delicate pictures and wall paintings,  also several serpentine wood carvings.

Royal Leh Palaces Tour

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The Royal Leh Palace is a nine-storeyed, dun-coloured palace is Leh’s dominant structure, constructed in 1517 the by the King Sengge Namgyal in 17th century, is a nine-storey towered huge and tall structure. One can witness the beautiful views of the whole Leh town from the top of this Royal Palace,   the upper floors are accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms, the landscapes of the Indus Valley, the Ladakh mountain ranges and the Stok Kangri in the Zanskar mountain ranges are also visible from the top. The palace also has a museum, which has a grand collections of royal possesssions of jwelleries, ornaments, intricately designed made by bright colours, powdered gems and stones Thangkas which more than 450 years old,  ceremonial crowns, and dresses. When the Dogra forces took control in the mid 19th century, they abandoned the palace. And the royal family had to move leaving this palace to the Stok Palace due to which this palace got ruined. The structures of Namgyal Stupa, Chandazik Gompa and Chamba Lhakhang is situated very close to the palace. The Archaeological Survey of India had been restoring this palace, after which  the palace has been opened to visitors.

Lamayuru Monastery Tour

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The name, Lamayuru meaning the  “Eternal Monastery”  in the Tibetan language is at a distance of 15 kilometre (9.3 mi) on the highway that connects and Srinagar to Let, and at an altitude of 3,510 metre (11,520 ft).  At about 100 km the the most elevated pass on the road route from Srinagar to Leh,  Fotu la, Lamayuru is believed to be around the centuries from when the Alchi religious community. It is said to be the first Bon monastery in Ladakh as its name means ‘the Swastika’ which is a popular symbol for ‘eternity’ which gained popularity during the Bon.  It is  at 125 km from the city of Leh,  the monastery is a major centre of the Lamayuru religious community and houses about 150 monks following the Red-Hat order of Buddhism. It is believed that it was home to more than 400 monks in the past times.

The oldest building at Lamayuru is the Seng-ge-sgang temple which is said to be constructed by the famous Buddhist monk Rinchen Zangpo. It is said that Rinchen Zangpo was  ordered by the king to build around 108 in Ladakh,  which validates why one can find so many monasteries or compassion around this land of high passes.

Lamayuru hosts two dance festivals in which sacrificial offerings are done to drive off the evil after performance of dances by the masked dancers to the upbeat energetic traditional Tibetan music of drums, this is when all the monks of Ladakh collect from all the gompas and pay together for the well-being of humanity..

Diskit Monastery Tour

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The Diskit Monastery which is also as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa,  is an ancient  and is thought to be the oldest of all the monasteries of Ladakh as it has magnificent collections of relics and precious antiques.  Also, it is the largest Buddhist monastery the whole of  Nubra valley of Ladakh, Diskit is located at an elevation of 3,142 metre above sea level and is at 15km on the route from  Khalsar towards Panamik on the borders of Shyok valley which is made by the Shyok river.

The monastery is dedicated to the worshipping of their deity Tsong Khapa founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo is well known for its fourteenth-century monastery.

This monastery can be reached from by road routes from the main route of Dislike. The monastery is home to the followers of the Yellow Hat order of Tibetan Buddhism or the Gelungpa sect of Buddhism which has emerged in 15th century. The architecture of this monastery is in accordance with the ancient Tibetan style of architecture and is home to a giant statue of Cho Rinpoche; known as the Crowned Buddha, in its prayer hall. It also has several pictures and wall paintings of fierce guardian deities. The monasteries of Lachung and Hunder are also situated very near to this monastery. The administration of the monastery runs a school with a Non-Government Organization (NGO) having the name ‘Tibet Support Group’,  to provide education to Tibetan children of the region.  A festival known as Dosmoche or the “Festival of the Scapegoat” is celebrated in the monastery, as an event of the New year celebrations with sacrificial offerings and fascinating Chamm dance performed masked dancers to the energetic music produced by thumping of huge big drums in the late winter season in the month of February.

Gurudwara Pathar Sahib Day Tour

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This famous Gurdwara is a must to visit attraction in Leh known as Gurdwara Pathar Sahib it is related to a story which is about the first founders of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Sahib which dates back to the time when he had visited this region had been constructed in the year of 1517 to celebrate that the most prominent leader and founder of Sikhism Shri Guru Nanak at visited here. Situated 25 miles away from  at a height of  12000 ft above sea level. This Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev , the founder Guru of the Sikh religion, to the Ladakh region. According to an old fable,  it is believed that a wicked and evil demon live in the area who was cruel and terrorized the people, The people then, felt helpless and prayed to the Almighty for help, after which Guru Nanak came to their rescue. He sat on the bank of the river which was flowing below the hill where the demon lived, and started meditating. On seeing this,  the demon threw a large pathar (boulder) from the hilltop in order to kill the Guru,  but when it touched his body, it got softened like warm wax and didn’t cause any harm to the Guru, and he continued meditating, unhurt and undisturbed. The demon then, came down to check, thinking that the Guru must have been killed, was shocked seeing the Guru in deep meditation. He got angered and tried to push the stone, but as the boulder still had the softness, his foot got inside it and the rock hardened, leaving his foot stuck inside. The demon realized his own powerlessness and felt pity for himself and begged for forgiveness. Guru Sahib advised him to leave his nature and asked him to lead a good life like a noble person, accepting this advice of the Guru, the demon gave up his evil deeds and started serving the people,  this event is seen as the triumph of good over evil after which this Gurudwara was constructed to celebrate the glory of the spiritual powers and greatness of Guru Nanak Sahib.

The building of this Gurudwara has been believed to defeat any evil presence and is worshipped by followers of every faith for time immemorial. The Gurudwara is very famous among the visitors as well as the valley people for its coruscating sanctity. It is said that the locals still remain devoted to Guru Nanak Dev aware of his greatness and call him Nanak Lama. Now,  the Gurudwara is taken care and maintained by the Indian Army.

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