Day 01. Arrive in Ladakh
Arrival by early morning flight and straightaway we will move to the hotel rooms. This will be an easy day for acclimatisation. An evening visit to Shanti Stupa high up the town will help us better understand the weather outside and also will give you glimpse of the weather for upcoming days.
Photography participants will be briefed about the upcoming days and possibilities of photographing the snow filled landscapes.
Day 02. Visit to Alchi, Likir, Basgo
We will start our trip on a light mode and travel through the NH1 alongside the par-tially frozen Indus river towards Alchi, on the bank of River Indus is 70km from Leh is famous for Gompas. After the first day of acclamation at Leh, this will further help us acclimatise as the route is gradually steep only. This day will warm us up for the upcoming adventures of next few days. We will visit the snow covered Alchi and the again drive towards Leh and halt at Likir, some 52 kms from Leh. Enroute we will halt at the historical town of Basgo to visit Basgo Monastery and historical ruins.
Day 03. Drive to Pangong
This will be a amazing day and amazing ride through the snow filled terrains. We will leave early and start driving towards Pangong Lake through Chang La. On our way, we will drive through temporary settlements of shepherds grazing their sheep. The view of Pangong Tso, frozen as if a slate of ice is being placed over it will for sure leave us speechless.
Day 04. Drive towards Tso Moriri
We will drive to Tso Moriri Lake today, along with the partially frozen Indus River. At places where the river surface is solid ice, we will once again see beautiful patterns and trapped air bubbles creating interesting formations. We will spend the night at the hot springs of Chumathang Village.
Day 05. Tso Moriri and ice fields of Changthang
We will drive through the vast unending snow fields of Chagthang Plains on our way to Tso Moriri. At Korzok Village, we will get to see the harshness of winters as everything apart from day to day activities are being put on hold. But life remains busy and happy. We will head towards the lake which is some miles away from the village.
Day 06. Drive Back to Leh via Puga
We will start our drive back to Leh after early breakfast taking a detour to Puga, a semi nomadic settlement and place for a some majestic hot springs. We will reach Leh by evening.
Day 07. Reserve Day/ Leh local sightseeing/Leisure time in and around Leh
Day 08. Tour Ends
Checkout after an early breakfast.