Towards Lakes End
Towards Lakes End
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Towards Lakes End
Pangong is 40 miles in length and nearly 2-4 miles in width and 13,930 ft. It is believed that this lake changes nearly seven color in a day due to the reflection of the sun. Travellers are not allowed to pitch their camps near the Lake and only allowed at Spangmik due to security reason and Eco purposes. Nearly 75% of the Lake is in China section and only 25% is in India.
Drive to another beautiful lake Tsomoriri is a beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water, around 240 kms from Leh in Rupsho valley. Tsomoriri extents 15 miles in length and 3 to 5 miles width, at a height of 14,000 ft.
The Changpa nomadic people are most outstanding feature of the Lake who can be seen moving from one place to another grazing with herds of goats and Yaks. Tsokar Lake, Tsokar means salt lake, which is around 154 kms. from Leh and 76 kms. from Tsomoriri. You may continue your drive from Tso kar to Sarchu and drive down to Manali.
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Best Season May to End of September
Destinations Covered: Leh – Pangong – Tso Moriri – Sarchu – keylong – Manali – Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Leh
Upon arrival in Leh, you will be met and assistance at the airport and transfer by car/gipsy to Hotel. One is advised to take complete day rest for acclimatization.
Leh – Ladakh at an altitude of 11500 Ft. is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two others, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is also known as the land of passes.
Meals and overnight at Hotel Lumbini or similar.
Day 02: In Leh
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Sankar Gompa: Located on a valley floor and is the home to Lamas who belong to yellow sect and worship his Holiness – The Dalai Lama. Visit Shanti Stupa : a Buddhist religious monument built by Indian based Japanese Monk whose intention was to spread Buddhisim by building such stupas throughout the world & Leh Palace : the 17th. Century looking for all the world like a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. SINDHU DARSHAN at Choglomsar. The rest of the day is free for personal activities . Meals and overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: In Leh
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey,Thicksey & Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storeyed monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect – it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel .
Day 04 : Leh – Pangong Lake – 4300 Mts – 170 Kms , 7 hrs)
After early breakfast depart for Pangong Lake over the Chang-la(5475 Mts. ) Arrive Pangong Lake, the highest lake in Ladakh and is flanked by massive peaks over 6500 Mts. High. The lake is 150 Kms. Long but is only 4 Kms. At kts widest and extends almost in a straight line, way into Tibet, in fact only a quarter of the lake is in India and rest in China. Return drive to Tangste and check in Guest House for overnight stay.
Day 05 : Pangong – Tsomoriri – 4100 Mts – 4 – 5 Hours)
After early breakfast depart in the morning for Tsomoriri Lake which is a 28 Kms. Long and 8 Kms. At its widest. Enroute visit Chumathang village. Visit village of Karzok by walk at Tsomoriri and the most popular Gompa in the village. On the lake you may see-neaked geese in the large flocks. Meals and overnight stay in Camps.
Day 06 : Tsomoriri – Tsokar : ( 55 Kms, 4 Hours)
After breakfast depart for Tsokar also known as white lake. This is the area of nomadic people known as khampas who live in large movable tents. The whole r e gion has supported a vital salt industry that allowed nomadic inhabitants to trade with merchants from rest of the Ladakh. Another great aspect of this region is the amount of wildlife – commonly seen as Kiangs, foxes and cuddy marmots. Evening visit the nomadic people and explore the area. Camp near the Lake . Meals and overnight in camps.
Day 07 : Tsokar – Sarchu ( 5- 6 hours )
Drive to Sarchu The road goes past Debring, and on to the Kyangsu Plains – one of the largest in Ladakh – a level stretch of over 40 km named after the kyang or wild ass, which roams these plains and is often seen in herds of over 50 animals at a time. The road then ascends to the Lachlung la (16,615 ft/5,065 m). After crossing the pass, the road winds down to the Tsarap Chu Valley. Cross the river and continue on to Sarchu where camp is set for the night.
Day 08: Drive SARCHU to JISPA:
From here, a very gradual climb leads to the Baralacha la. The ascent is so gradual that one hardly realises it – in fact the pass itself is a level stretch of 8 km, with a small lake at the top. This is the source of the Bhaga river. The pass is also the source of the Chandra river, which flows in the opposite direction to the Bhaga and later joins to form one river. The snow covered peaks of the Barashigri, Chandrabhaga and Mulkila ranges, towering well above 6,000 m, are visible. The descent is equally gradual, leading to the campsite at Jispa.
Day 09: Drive JISPA to MANALI:
The last day’s journey follows the Bhaga river downstream, which later joins the Chandra river to form the Chenab, one of the biggest tributaries of the Indus. Pass Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahoul. Cross the last of the high passes – Rohtang jot (13,047 ft/3,989 m). The barren hillsides of the Lahoul Valley are gradually replaced by the lush greenery of the Kulu Valley. From here the road slowly winds its way down to end the journey at Manali.
Day 09: In Manali
Day for explore this beautiful town / hill station offers and incredible view. Hot Spring water / Hadimba temple / main market are some of the major attraction.
Day 10: Drive to Chandigarh & train to Delhi
Early morning a drive of approx 8 hours will take you to the foothills of Himalaya where you may have the nearest rail head. Board evening train to Delhi and overnight
Day 11: Departure Delhi