5 Days Detailed Itinerary For An Exciting Leh Ladakh Trip

5 Days Detailed Itinerary For An Exciting Leh Ladakh Trip

Are you ready to make your dream of going on an exciting road trip to Ladakh come true? From traveling through Leh-Ladakh and its snow-capped mountains to exploring the highest motorable passes, you will experience the perfect combination of thrill, serenity, and culture. Moreover, you will be amazed by the diverse geography of Ladakh – from mountains, forests, and deserts to lakes, rivers, and waterfalls, it has it all. Choosing Leh Ladakh tour packages for your trip can be a great option, so I suggest you check it out once.

Inclusions Of Leh Ladakh Tour Packages

  • Leh Ladak Road trip

    It will provide a comfortable vehicle (Innova/ Xylo/ Tavera/ Scorpio/ Similar) for sightseeing on all days according to the itinerary.

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off will be provided according to your flight timings.
  • Buffet breakfast and dinner will be provided starting with dinner on day one and ending with breakfast on the last day according to the itinerary. 
  • Fuel for the entire trip will be provided according to the itinerary. Inner line permits and Ladakh Union fees will be provided. 
  • An experienced driver will be provided for the entire journey along with an oxygen cylinder and basic first aid. 
  • Driver expenses, toll tax, fuel, and parking charges will also be included.

5-Day Detailed Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival in Leh

Leh Palace

Upon arriving in Leh, a representative of Cliffhangers India will greet you and assist with transportation to your hotel. Once you have checked in, take time to rest and adjust to the climate. After a nourishing breakfast, attend a brief orientation and begin your sightseeing in the afternoon. Make sure to visit the Shanti Stupa, built to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism, as well as the Leh Palace, constructed in the 17th century. Afterward, explore the Leh Market to pick up some Tibetan handicrafts or enjoy some Ladakhi cuisine at a café. Wrap up your day with a sumptuous dinner back at the hotel before settling in for the night.

Day 2- Leh to Sham Valley

Sham Valley

Rise and shine to a wonderful morning in the mountains and have a delicious breakfast. Get ready for an incredible excursion to Sham Valley, situated near the SrinagarLeh highway. Begin the day of sightseeing by honoring the brave soldiers of the Indo-Pak War at the Hall of Fame. Stop by the Spituk Gompa and explore the museum inside, where you can find ancient masks, tools, and Thangka paintings. Have a tasty langar meal at the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, and learn about its history. Later, explore the Magnetic Hill, which is a short stretch of road that appears to defy gravity. Visit the Indus Sangam Viewpoint to witness the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus Rivers. End the day by visiting the ‘3-idiots school’, i.e. SECMOL. After a day of exploration and fun, drive back to your hotel for dinner and a comfortable night’s stay in Leh.

Day 3- Leh to Khardung La

Khardung-La Pass

Start your morning off with a nutritious breakfast before embarking on the journey of a lifetime. You will traverse some of the world’s highest passes, and be treated to the ever-changing sights of the barren landscape. Make a pit stop at Khardung-La Pass, the highest all-season motorable road in the world, and take in the beautiful views that will make you feel like you are on top of the world. After the journey to Khardung La Pass, make your way back to Leh. Enjoy some free time there to wander around Mall Road and pick up souvenirs for your loved ones. Spend the night in a hotel in Leh.

Day 4- Visit the Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake

Start your day early by having a delicious breakfast, in preparation for your journey to the stunning Pangong Lake, located on the IndiaChina border. On arrival, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the lake, which changes color from shades of blue, to green and red. Spend some time taking in the beauty of the lake, with the Shyok river on one side and the mountains on the other. You can even recreate scenes from your favorite Bollywood movies like 3 Idiots or Jab Tak Hai Jaan. After you see Pangong Lake, make a stop at the Chang-la Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Here you can check out the Chang-la Cafe, as well as visit the Changla Baba Temple, which got its name from the temple at the top. Also, make sure to visit the Druk Padma School, featured in the movie 3 Idiots.

Thiksey Monastery

If time allows, you can also make a quick stop at Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace. Finally, return to Leh and head to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5- Departure

After having your morning meal, make sure to finish the checkout process at the hotel. Then, you will be taken to the airport for your next journey. Board your flight and bid farewell to your companions and the extraordinary region of Leh.

The selection of these packages is tailored to the needs of those who love the mountains, allowing them to have the best experience during their trip. So don’t wait any longer and let yourself be taken away on this amazing journey!


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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more than fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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