Ladakh in summer for a dozen days

Trip description

The Ladakh seduces and enchants: snow-capped Himalayas, lunar landscapes, dunes, deep blue lakes, Buddhist monasteries on the mountainside... A stay of a dozen days allows to cover most of this highly photogenic region. A few days of altitude acclimatization may also be necessary, remember that you are on the roof of the world! 
The best period to complete this journey is from June to September. It is advisable to call on an agency to take full advantage of this circuit.

Day 1: Delhi

Day 2: Leh

Day 3: Discovery of the Indus Valley

Day 4: Head to Lamayuru

Day 5: Alchi

Day 6: Return to the state capital

Day 7: On the way to the Nubra valley

Day 8: Diskit

Day 9: Return to Leh

Day 10: Tangse

Day 11: Pangong Tso

Day 1 : Delhi

Arrival in Delhi, installation in the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 2 : Leh

Day2 : Leh ©Sarah-Loreen Lorenz - Fotolia

Go to Leh by plane. During the flight, look out the window because you will pass over the Himalayas. Altitude acclimatization and walking in the capital.

Day 3 : Discovery of the Indus Valley

Day3 : Discovery of the Indus Valley ©Grégory ANDRE

Excursion to Shey and discovery of the palace of the ancient capital of Ladakh. Visit of the monasteries of Thiksey and Hemis. Return to Leh.

Day 4 : Head to Lamayuru

The road leads along the Indus and offers beautiful lunar landscapes. The village Gompa is one of the oldest in the region. Overnight stay.

Day 5 : Alchi

Day5 : Alchi ©Rafal Cichawa -

On the way, discovery of the richly decorated temples of the 11th century. Overnight in Alchi.

Day 6 : Return to the state capital

On the way, visit the monasteries of Likir and Spitok and break in the village of Bagso. Overnight in Leh.

Day 7 : On the way to the Nubra valley

Departure early in the morning towards the valley of Nubra via the Kardung La mountain pass at 5 600 m altitude. Night hosted by local.

Day 8 : Diskit

Day8 : Diskit ©THONGCHAI.S -

Day in the village of Diskit, visit of the Gelugpa monastery of the Yellow Cup School and discover the desert areas of Hunder. Overnight in Diskit.

Day 9 : Return to Leh

Return to Leh for a day dedicated to rest and visit of Shanti Stupa.

Day 10 : Tangse

Head to Tangtse via the Chang La mountain pass (about 5 300 m). Breathtaking landscapes. Overnight in Tangtse

Day 11 : Pangong Tso

Morning departure to Pangong Tso, located 30 km from Tangtse. This 130 km long lake at 4 200 m above sea level offers a magical panorama: snow-capped peaks, colourful reflections on the waters of this placid lake, pure and intense blue sky. Return to Leh and back to Delhi.

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