Celebrate New Year the Ladakhi Way!
If you are looking for options to celebrate New Year's away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we have just the right place for you. Located deep in the higher Himalayas at over 10,000 feet, Ladakh has some breathtaking views to offer.
Walk on the Frozen Zanskar river and Pangong lake
DAY 1 – 26th Dec – Arrival at Leh
Pickup from Leh airport and transfer to hotel, check into the hotel for a complete day of rest. Sit back, relax and enjoy some tea and coffee. Overnight at the hotel in Leh.
Day 2 – 27th Dec - Local sightseeing in Leh
Sindhu Ghat: The Sindhu Ghat at Choglamsar village at the bank of Indus is where 50 senior Lamas hold prayers to mark the beginning of the Leh festival.
Thiksey Monastery: Thiksey Gompa is the most beautiful of all monasteries in Ladakh which lies on a hilltop to north of Indus River. The monastery is home to a 35ft Buddha statue, a must visit.
Leh Palace: The erstwhile palace was home to the royal family, located on a hilltop it overlooks the Leh town and offers spectacular views of the same.
Day 3 – 28th Dec - Leh to Ulley (Walk on the frozen Zanskar river)
Today, we take our first halt at the Sindhu Zanskar sangam, followed by a walk on the frozen Zanskar river. The drive continues and the road begins descending right into the river valley. Night stay in Uley village home stay.
Day 4 – 29th Dec - After breakfast drive back to Leh
Confluence of Sindhu and Zanskar rivers is a magical sight apart from the obvious geographical significance.
Magnetic Hill: Alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull car uphill. Visitors and residents alike claim the legend to be true. Though theres some science to it as well but we'll tell you about that during the trip.
Pattharsahib Gurudwara: A beautiful Gurudwara constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev. It is situated on the Leh Kargil road. The armed forces looks after the Gurudwara.
Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 5 – 30st Dec - Visit Pangong Lake (14,270 ft)
After crossing the third highest motorable pass the Changla Pass (17800 ft) one arrives at the picture perfect Pangong lake (14,270 ft, highest salt water lake). It’s an unimaginable 135 kms long with almost 70% of the lake in China. Its part of the Changthang geographical setting in the higher Himalayas.
Day 6 – 31st Dec – Visit Khardungla Pass
After breakfast, we drive to Khardungla pass 18,380 ft (World's Highest Motorable Road) and get back to Leh. Welcome the new year! Over night at Leh.
Day 7 – 1st Jan - Transfer to Leh Airport
Hotel Panorama - Visit Website
Home Stay at Ulley Village