Have breakfast and lunch at your hotel. Again, rest and sleep are the most important things to acclimatize. In the afternoon, go on a half-day guided private sightseeing tour of Leh. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Today, go on a full-day private guided tour of the monasteries east of Leh in the Indus Valley, visiting the famous sites of Thiksey, Shey and Hemis. (96kms/5-6hrs). Return to your hotel for dinner.
Places: Leh & Surroundings | Activities: See the Hemis, Thiksey and Shey monasteries; explore the Leh Bazaar and the Old Palace
Leh makes for the ideal introduction to Ladakh, and this 3-night trip in Leh is an excellent precursor to a longer trip for the future. Leh is a bustling, yet hospitable town with ancient roots that go back to the days of the Silk Routes, when yak caravans carried goods from the old Leh Bazaar over the Karakoram to Central Asia. Hemis and Shey. Today, Leh is a sanctuary for itinerant travellers – shops, cafes, and hotels dot the narrow lanes as they compete for eyeballs with street vendors that come from the nearby villages. All of this presided over by the dilapidated Leh Palace, a small-scale version of the Potala in Lhasa. It’s a wonderful way to end a trip in North India, specifically during the wet months of July or August, when the Gangetic Plains are awash with the monsoon.
Depart Chennai by an evening flight to New Delhi. Transfer to a B&B and stay overnight in Delhi.
Fly early morning from Delhi to Leh. Transfer to your hotel in Leh. The next day and a half is critical to enjoying the rest of your holiday in Leh. Ladakh is at an altitude of 11,500 feet. That’s really, really high, and the air here is really, really thin. Drink lots of water and sleep it off. You’ll be itching to go out and explore, but resist it, stay put and sleep, and you’ll have a much better time. Have lunch and dinner at your hotel. Sleep through-out the day and night.
Solos & Couples | Visit May - September | Fly to Leh
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi. Spend a few hours in Delhi and catch an evening flight back to Chennai
With this itinerary you are free, if you prefer, to arrange your own domestic flights. Milesworth can tailor make your journey to suit you, as our tours are based on a minimum of 2 persons travelling together by air and chauffeur driven car. Throughout your tour experienced representatives and knowledgeable local English or foreign-language guides, where appropriate, will assist you.
Short Breaks | 4 nights