Leh is a magical destination as it gives surreal vibes, it is a desert at a very high altitude, and that too in the lap of the Himalayas. What a rare and beautiful combination. Leh is on the bucket list of each and every travel enthusiast in the world, as it is no less than heaven in itself. The landscapes in Leh are totally breathtaking and you find so much peace in the monasteries here. You will see most of the people following Buddhism here hence, some of the biggest monasteries are situated in Leh.
Leh offers a captivating blend of rich culture, spirituality, and wonders of nature. Especially, the Pangong Lake in Leh is known for its unmatchable beauty. It is just so shimmery and shiny and situated amid the rugged landscapes making it shine like a diamond. Let’s have a look at your 5-day itinerary, where you will explore Leh along with Pangong.
- Full day of spiritual monastery sightseeing in Leh
- Shop and explore the local market places in Leh
- Pangong tso visit via Changla pass
- Yak sighting at tsoltak
- Driving on Khardungla pass
Leh Ladakh with Pangong Tour Itinerary
Day 1 :Arrival in Leh
Leh is well connected via air routes from other states of the country. However, the flights are only available basis the weather conditions as the weather is really very dynamic in Leh. Once you arrive in Leh, check in to your hotel and relax.
You need at least a day’s time to acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. Hence, please allow your body to take that time and take it slow on Day 1. Visit the Leh Palace during the day as you get to witness panoramic views of Leh City from this place. It is really mesmerizing.
You can also explore Shanti Stupa in Leh, it is such a peaceful place and you are going to be lost in the beauty of Shanti Stupa and its serene ambiance. This is going to be really rejuvenating for you. Try some local food in the Leh market, and you can also stroll around the market and do some shopping if you have time.
Day 2 :Explore Monasteries of Leh
As mentioned above, Leh has some of the most beautiful monasteries in the world. You can spend an entire day visiting the different monasteries of Leh. Start your monastery tour with Hemis Monastery, it is known as the largest and the richest monastery in the Ladakh region. You are really going to enjoy the vibe of this place.
After Hemis, you need to visit the Thiksey Monastery, which is known for its stunning architecture, which will leave you awestruck. Have lunch in any local restaurant in Leh, and do try the local cuisine to experience the authentic taste of Leh.
When in Leh, you cannot miss visiting the Shey Palace, which is also known for its historical significance, and of course, the monastery. This monastery is really peaceful and you can spend some relaxing and rejuvenating time here. Go back to your hotel and rest for a while before you have your dinner. Rest enough as you have to start early the next day.
Day 3 :Head to Pangong Lake
Start your day early in the morning and head to Pangong Lake. It will take you approx. 4 hours to reach Pangong Lake. Enjoy the surreal ambiance and natural beauty of this gem, Pangong Lake. The mesmerizing landscapes around the lake are so soothing to the eyes, enjoy the views to the fullest.
Overnight camping at the lake is going to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. You will be served with simple and convenient food at the camping site.
Day 4 :Return to Leh
Wake up early in the morning and start your day with a beautiful sunrise at the lake. This is going to be extraordinary. Spend some more time near the lake till your soul and eyes are satisfied. Head back to Leh. It will take you 4 hours to reach back. Spend the evening in Leh market and buy some souvenirs for your loved ones and yourself as memories of Leh.
Day 5 :Time to say bye to Leh
Take it slow and wake up as your body allows on the last day. Visit the local attractions in Leh, in case you missed visiting any place. Check out of your hotel and board your flight back to your destination.
- Airfare from your city to Leh and back to your city is included in the package. The fare might vary basis the distance.
- All kinds of transport within Leh and to Pangong Lake are included, along with airport transfers.
- Accommodation for all 4 days is included, and you will be provided to stay in a nice homestay or other decent property.
- Sightseeing tours and other fun activities along with guides are included in the package.
- The package does not include any kind of meal. It is upon the traveller to manage the meals as per their choice. The team will be there for any assistance in this case. It is suggested to try local food when you visit any such place.
- If you opt for any other activity that is not included in the package, you have to bear the charges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.When Is The Best Time To Visit Leh And Pangong Lake?
A. It is best to visit Leh and Pangong Lake in the summer, specifically between May to September as the weather is chilly and unbearable in the rest of the months.
Q.How To Acclimatize To Higher Altitudes When In Leh?
A. It is suggested to take the first day very slow in Leh, as your body takes time to acclimatize in such situations. Stay hydrated as much as you can, and do visit a doctor if you feel uneasy.
Q.Is It Possible To Add Meals To This Package?
A. Yes, if you want to add meals to the package, you can. However, it is always recommended to try the local food to experience the authentic taste of the destination and hence, the meals are generally not included.
Q.Is This Package Customizable?
A. Yes, the package is totally customizable. You can increase the no. of days and explore more nearby spots if you want.
Q.Can I Add Different Activities To This Itinerary?
A. Yes, but you have to pay for the activities that are not included in this package. For more information, you can contact our customer support team.