Arrival at Leh (3505 meters/11567 feet above sea level)
On arrival at Kushok Bakula airport Leh - 3500m above sea level you will be transfer to hotel and check in.
Half day at rest for acclimatization. Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist white-domed Stupa on a hilltop in Changspa, It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission. The Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th dalai Lama. It has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh.
Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru –Kargil (210kms)
After breakfast day start drive along the Indus river visiting, whole area is known for local as Sham valley which lower part of ladakh , ruin palace of Basgo was build in 15th Century Ladakhi King , because of important centre for political and cultural back then. Alchi ,A 1000 year old and only monastery on flat ground, and Mulbekh Monastery is famous for 9Mtr tall status of Maitreya Buddha then visit Lamayuru , The History of Lamayuru monastery dates back to the 10th Century. Astounding beauty welcomes you to this absolutely mesmerizing spot. Fondly know as Moonland amongst the Local here. The Namika La at 12,200ft and Fotu La at 13,479ft. The Peaks of the passes were no doubt beautiful but the ascent and descents were unbelievably gorgeous too. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Kargil.
Kargil – Hunderman Broq, Hardass ( Apricot Villages) & Drass -Kargil
Hunderman is an abandoned Purgi settlement in Kargil, located at the LoC. The settlement is frozen in time ever since the families migrated. Unlock Hundarman- Museum of Memories is a permanent exhibition in this settlement through the narratives of war, arts and crafts, lifestyle and culture. These stories are brought alive with the help of artefacts ranging from old utensils, farming tools, Karachi biscuits, books from Lahore, French coffee, medicines from Germany, war artillery found on site. Drive back to hotel by evening and rest.
Kargil – Suru Valley 56 Kms
After an early breakfast drive to the pristine valley of Suru valley. Suru is a high altitude green oasis with snow capped peaks and the mighty Suru river snaking through its valley. Drive upto the Parkachik glacier at the foothills of the Nun Kun peaks, Ladakh’s two highest mountain peaks. The highlight of this drive is a visit to the third and the tallest of the three Matetriya Buddha statues in the historic village of Kartse Khar. Explore the historic village on foot and walk upto the fort ruins of this erstwhile Ladakhi Chiefdom for a spectacular panorama of the valley. Enjoy packed lunch picnic by the river.
Visit the historic village of Kartse Khar to witness the 7 th Century Rock cut Maetriya Budhha statue
Aryan Valley ( Darchiks, Hordas and Garkon) to Leh
After Breakfast Drive to the Aryan Valley. Though we have not much literary evidence about the Brokpapeople settled down at the bank of Indus river in Darchiks, Garkon, Batalik, Hordas, Hanu, and some other villages now in PoK like Ganoks etc.. But they have preserved their culture and dialect till date`.Some historians assert that when Alexandar’s army that came to India in 327 B.C. and returned to Greece they left behind some troops in the Gilgit area and so Aryans are also trace their roots in Alexander the Great.
Walk through the beautiful lanes of through village; A must visit to the Aryan museum at Garkon, followed by lunch and traditional cultural dance and music. A visit to Hordas Village will give an insight to the traditional architecture and life style. Reach Leh By the evening.
Enroute visit the 2 nd of the three Maetriya Buddha statues in Apati village or visit The Shashi Lake.- (Optional)