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Leh Ladakh Lake Tour, Leh Ladakh is a region in northern India that is known for its starkly beautiful landscapes, rugged mountains, and fascinating culture. One of the highlights of this region is its numerous stunning lakes, which are nestled in the midst of the Himalayas. A lake tour of Leh Ladakh is a great way to explore these beautiful natural wonders and experience the region's unique culture.
Pangong Lake is perhaps the most famous lake in Leh Ladakh. It is known for its crystal-clear waters that change color throughout the day, from shades of blue to green to turquoise. The lake stretches for over 135 kilometers and is shared between India and China. A visit to Pangong Lake is a must for anyone traveling to Leh Ladakh. Visitors can also indulge in activities like camping, boating, and photography at the lake.
Tso Moriri Lake is another popular lake in Leh Ladakh. Located at an altitude of 4,522 meters, it is the largest high-altitude lake in India. The lake is a natural habitat for various species of birds and wildlife, including the Tibetan wild ass or kiang. The stunning surroundings and serene waters of Tso Moriri Lake make it a perfect spot for camping and nature walks.
Shey Tso Lake is another beautiful lake in Leh Ladakh that is known for its scenic beauty and bird-watching opportunities. It is a small lake located in the Changthang region of Ladakh and offers breathtaking views of the snow-clad mountains and pristine surroundings.
Other lakes in Leh Ladakh that are worth exploring include Chagar Tso Lake, Tsokar Lake, and Yarab Tso Lake. Each lake has its unique charm and offers something different to visitors. For example, Chagar Tso Lake is known for its panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, while Tsokar Lake is a saline lake that is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black-necked crane.
Leh Ladakh Lake Tour, In addition to the natural beauty of the lakes, a lake tour of Leh Ladakh also offers the opportunity to experience the unique culture of the region. Visitors can interact with the local communities and learn about their customs and traditions. For example, the Changpas, who are a semi-nomadic people living in the region, are known for their woolen textiles, such as blankets and carpets, which are made from the wool of their sheep.
In conclusion, a lake tour of Leh Ladakh is a great way to explore the region's natural beauty and unique culture. The stunning lakes, nestled in the midst of the Himalayas, offer breathtaking views and a chance to immerse oneself in the serenity of the region. It is a must-visit destination for anyone who seeks to escape the chaos of city life and experience the natural wonders and unique culture of northern India.
Destination Covered: Leh - Pangong - Nubra Valley - Tso Moriri - Lamayuru - Delhi.
A typical 9 days 8 nights Ladakh holiday trip with focus on lakes would go something like this:
- Day 1: Arrival Leh Airport-Fly in and your tour guide takes you to your hotel room where you can relax and spend the day getting acclimatized with the evenings free for a stroll through the marketplace and to sample local delicacies.
- Day 2: Leh to Pangong; a drive of 320kms by road- It is a 140 km drive to Pangong Lake so you start early and cover the distance in about 4 to 5 hours through the highest motorable Changla Pass. Enjoy the beauty of the Lake that changes colors and watch the sun set with the golden skies reflected on the waters. Stay overnight.
- Day 3: Pangong to Leh- The early morning sunrise over Pangong is not to be missed after which it is breakfast and a drive back to Leh, visiting the Shey Palance and Thikse Monastery located along the route.
- Day 4: Leh to Nubra Valley, a drive of 120kms by road - The drive to Nubra Valley is 120 km long and takes you through Khardungla, at a height of 18380 feet. You arrive at Deskit, relax, explore the villages, go for a camel safari and stay at your hotel. The Valley’s scenic beauty will simply enthrall you.
- Day 5: Nubra Valley to Leh- Drive back to Leh and visit Deskit Monastery and stay overnight in your room.
- Day 6: Leh to Tso Moriri, a drive of 240kms by road- Today it is a 240 km drive to Tso Moriri via Chumathang Hot Springs. The drive is in itself a journey as you discover the many wonders beside the Indus River. Arrival at the lake in the late afternoon is an event as you are left spellbound by the picturesque scenery spread before you. Enjoy the evening hours by the lake. This is the biggest of the high altitude lakes in this region and you will also visit the Wetland Conservation Reserve in the neighborhood.
- Day 7: Tso Moriri to Tso Kar Lake, a drive of 75kms by road-Today you leave for Tso Kar, about 75 km away, passing by the sulphur mines. Tso Kar is actually two lakes joined by a small rivulet, one is a fresh water lake and the other is salt water due to salt deposits in its vicinity. In the afternoon you return to Leh to rest for the night.
- Day 8: Leh to Lamayuru, a drive of 125kms by road-The 125 km drive takes you across scenic countryside of craggy boulders and high mountains with swirling waters of the Zanskar and Indus Rivers coming together in a confluence in Lamayuru. The drive is interspersed with visits to the Magnetic Hill, Likir Monastery, Alchi Monastery and Gurudwara Pathara Sahib. You arrive in the evening and rest.
- Day 9: Lamayuru to Leh-After an early morning visit to Lamayuru monastery to witness the morning ceremony you meet the monks and then go on to Basgo monastery. Then it is time to leave for Leh. Arrive in the evening and go shopping or strolling in the bazaars.
- Day 10: Leh to Delhi for departure-After breakfast you and your group get on board a flight for Delhi or Srinagar. The three lakes are representative of the beauties of water bodies in this arid region. Whether it is a distant view or from up close, there is something spiritually soothing when you sit or walk by the lakes of Ladakh during your Ladakh holiday trip organized by Plan Journeys of Noida. Please share your kind feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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➤ Accommodation as per the itinerary.
➤ An English-speaking driver cum guide.
➤ Private vehicle as per the flow of itinerary.
➤ Meal plan as per package chosen.
➤ Sightseeing tours and transfers on private vehicle, as per the itinerary.
➤ All applicable hotel and toll taxes during the excursions.
- airfare to and from leh
- 5% GST
- Monastery Entrance fees
- any kind of personal expenses or optional tours / extra meals ordered
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary. Vehicle not at disposal basis.
- Services of vehicle on leisure days
- Oxygen Cylinder is available on hire basis @ Rs. 500/- per day.
- tips, insurance, laundry, phone calls
- any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, aerated)
- guide fee, camera fee
- anything not specifically mentioned under the head “package includes”.
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