Leh – Valley Of Flowers – 4N/5D

Tentative Day wise Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Leh

Leh arrival, You will be met, welcomed, helped, and driven to a hotel in Leh by an AIR employee. Free time the rest of the day to adjust to Ladakh's high altitude. hotel stay the night.

Day 2: Excursion to Sham Valley (150 Kms round trip)

After breakfast, depart towards Alchi. Visit Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, and the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers on route. Drive back to Leh after visiting Alchi Monastery. Visit the Hall of Fame of Ladakh just before arriving in Leh. Hotel check-in, dinner, and overnight in Leh.
Magnetic Hill defies gravity's laws. Shri Patthar Sahib Gurdwara is nearby this location. The Believe it or Not of Ladakh is the observation that when a car is stopped in neutral on this metal road, it rolls uphill.
GURDWARA SHRI PATTHAR SAHIB: The Gurdwara Patthar Sahib is a shrine that is roughly 25 kilometres away. Located on the Leh-Srinagar route outside of Leh town. Built in enduring remembrance of Shri Guru Nanak Deve Ji, the great prophet, who sanctified the location with his hallowed visit during his second missionary journey (2nd Udassi 1515–1518) in the year 1517. The Guru met with the sidhas in Mount Sumer (Central Himalayas) and had spiritual discussions with them before travelling here via Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, Yarkand, and Leh.
An evil monster that terrorised the locals once resided on the hill features across the road. Their woes grew worse and worse every day. As their suffering grew intolerable, they prayed for divine intervention. It is reported that the Great Guru heard about their plight and intervened to save them. The Guru took a seat on the bank of the neighbouring river. When the people asked for assistance, the Guru blessed them and rose to great fame in the region. He was known as Nanak Lama by the natives in the Central Himalayas.
The Demon became furious and began formulating plots to assassinate Guru Nanak. He attempted to assassinate the Guru one morning when he was meditating and rolled down a large boulder from the mountaintop. However, the solid rock melted like wax at the mere touch of Guru's flesh, and Guru's back became sunk in it like a cushion. Unbothered, the Guru continued to meditate. The devil arrived, believing the Guru must have been killed, but was shocked to find him in meditation and undisturbed.
He attempted to push the rock with his right foot in a fit of rage, but the rock had already hardened into wax, and his foot became impaled on it as well. As a result, he understood his foolishness and helplessness in light of the Great Guru's spiritual might. He knelt at the Guru's feet and sincerely asked for forgiveness. The Guru counselled him to put an end to his wrongdoing and live a noble life, serving humanity. Demon's lifestyle was altered as a result, and he began helping people. The Guru then continued on his holy pilgrimage via Kargil to Srinagar and Kashmir.
The Guru's back impression is on a boulder that is still resting in the Gurdwara today.
INTERSECTION OF THE ZANSKAR AND INDUS: Before Nimu village, on the route to Sham Valley, there is a breathtaking view of two rivers joined together. Seasonally, they change in colour, flow, and wildness.
The ALCHI GOMPA The Alchi Gompa, which dates back 1,000 years, is located on the banks of the Indus 70 kilometres from Leh. Thousands of tiny images of the Buddha are shown on one of its walls. Its main draws are three enormous, colourfully painted clay sculptures. It is maintained after by monks from the Liker monastery but is no longer a functioning place of worship. among the 34 monasteries, this is the lone monastery.
LADAKH HALL OF FAME: Built by the Indian Army, the Hall of Fame is a magnificent museum. Each and every citizen should go there. You can view artefacts from the Kargil and other significant strategic battles conducted in Ladakh, as well as notable defence figures with biographies, pictures, and weapons. also discovered at the scene of the conflict were the opposing soldiers' possessions. All the distinctions for valour and martyrdom...
"This will make you proud of our military personnel who gave their lives so we could live in peace."

Day 3: In Leh Sightseeing

visiting Shankar, Shanti Stupa, the Leh Palace, and strolling to the neighbourhood market in Leh. In a hotel in Leh for the night.
VILLAGE OF SANKAR GOMPA: It is closely linked to the Spituk monastery and is a relatively new monastery. The late head priest, Kushak Bakula, lived there. There are several gold icons in this area.
SHANTI STUPA (Japanese Peace Pagoda): With assistance from the organisation and the community, a Japanese religious group led by Head Monk Nakamura built the Shanti Stupa/Japanese Peace Pagoda. It offers a bird's eye perspective of the town of Leh and the surrounding mountain peaks because it is perched on a hilltop in the Cahngspa hamlet. The primary Japanese shrine is located near the entrance, and the building's architecture bears a Japanese influence.
LEH PALACE: King Tashi Namgyal constructed the Namgyal Tsemo (victory Peak) following the unification of upper and lower Ladakh and victory over Hor. Their bodies were then positioned beneath an image of Mahakala, the guardian deity, to halt subsequent Hor invasions. Around the start of the 17th century A.D., Singay Namgyal constructed the Leh palace known as "Lechen Palkhar." Currently abandoned, the nine-story palace is being renovated by the ASI (Archaeological Survey Of India).

Day 4: Excursion to Pangong Lake (280 Kms round trip)

Drive to Pangong Lake, which is near the border with China, in the morning after breakfast. After supper, return to your accommodation in Leh for the night.
THE PANGONG LAKE: This path exits the Indus valley via the side valleys of Chemrey and Sakti and passes the charming towns of Shey and Thikse. The Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) is one of the simpler crossings, and it spans the Ladakh range. Aside from brief times of genuine snowfall, it is open for much of the year even in winter. An old temple can be seen in Tangse, which is just beyond the pass's foot.
But the Pangong Lake, which is located at 14,000 feet (4,267 M), is what makes this circuit so popular. The Changchenmo range of mountains, with their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake's brackish water, are spectacularly visible from a long, narrow basin of inland drainage that is barely six to seven kilometres wide at its widest point and is only about seven kilometres from the head of the lake. The Pangong range's glacier- and snow-capped summits are located above Spangmik.

Day 5: Airport Departure.

After an unforgettable tour, depart on time for the airport in Leh to catch your departure.