Leh Ladakh in 4 nights / 5 days itinerary plan

Leh Ladakh in 4nights / 5day

The quickest way to explore Ladakh is to fly in. By doing so, you end up saving multiple days that are otherwise required while driving into and out of Ladakh. So, if you are short on time and want to do Leh Ladakh in 4 nights / 5 days , this is what we recommend:

Flights take about 90-100 minutes from Delhi and starting landing into Leh from early morning onwards. Likewise, flights out of Leh start at 8am and extend till 12 noon. No, flights don’t land into Leh or take off from noon onwards. Here is our recommended plan to explore Leh Ladakh in 4n/5days:

Leh Ladakh in 4 nights / 5 days

Day 1:
Post airport transfers, it is highly advisable that you rest, sleep and keep yourself hydrated. AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness can easily hit you on the first day of arrival as the human body takes time getting used to high altitudes.
That said, due to lack of time on hand, if you are feeling alright by noon, you can go ahead and get yourself transferred to the walking market by evening. Please do not walk much, eat energy-rich food and drink lots of water. No alcohol or tobacco today at any cost!

Day 2:
This is when you start getting a taste of what Ladakh is all about. By now, you body has been at 11,000 feet for 24 hours. If you have no headache and dizziness in the morning, you can proceed ahead with local sightseeing.
Ideally, you should finish the inner line permit work before heading out. This can be done by your local driver. While he gets the work done, you can finish breakfast and by 11am, should be on the road to sightseeing. The first half of the day can include sangam / confluence point, Pathar Saab Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill and Hall of fame. The langar at Gurudwara can also serve as lunch.
These four locations will take about 2-3 hrs. By early evening you will be back in Leh and this is when you can head to Shanti Stupa. Do note, you need to walk uphill here and so its best to take it easy. Watch the city below in the evening light!

Day 3:
This is when your real Ladakh experience starts. Yes, Leh Ladakh in 4 nights / 5 days still allows you to live all the magical moments. Today you drive to what is the world’s highest motorable road at Khardung la pass. Then, you descend into the lush green Nubra valley where sand dunes and double hump camels await you.
Nubra is slightly lower than Leh and hence a bit warmer too. Also, its common to have a headache at Khardung la due to its height.

Day 4:
Its a long day today but one that will remain etched in your heart forever. You start a bit early and cover the Diskit Monastery. Then, the scenic and isolated drive to Pangong lake starts via the Agham Shyok route. This route has improved a lot in the past few years and barring a few days in monsoons, is always open!

Leh Ladakh in 4 nights / 5 days


You should reach Pangong lake in 5-6 hours which means if you leave Nubra by 8am post breakfast, you should be at the lake by 1pm. Spend 2 hours here, soak in the views, try your luck at throwing ‘floating’ rocks, grab a bit for lunch and then stary your trip back to Leh. This takes another 4-5 hours.

Day 5:
Unfortunately, on day number 5, your quick little trip comes to an end. If possible, try to take a late morning flight so that you don’t have to wake up too early!

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Leh Ladakh in 6 nights / 7 days Itinerary and plan

Leh Ladakh in 6 nights / 7 days

Trying to explore Leh Ladakh in 6 nights / 7 days is good plan as it allows you to either be relaxed or include tourist-free and off-beat destinations like Hanle. So, if you have ample time at hand, here is what you can. You can either stick to Leh, Nubra and Pangong lake or skip a day in Leh and include the Eastern town of Hanle.

The first option is as follows:

As you can see, this includes less travel and as many as four nights in Leh. The day wise plan for this version of Leh Ladakh in 5 nights / 6 days is as follows:

Day 1: 
Transfers from the airport to the Leh accommodation. You are advised to rest completely as the human body takes 24-48 hours to acclimatise to high altitudes. This is necessary to avoid AMS (do learn more via Google) so that the trip goes on well. Do have lots of water and avoid walking, alcohol and tobacco at all costs.

Day 2: The second day starts with mild sightseeing that does not involve too much walk. Drive to the confluence / sangam point of river Indus and Zanskar. Beautiful windy location, apt for selfies. Next, head to the Pathar Saab Gurudwara (dont miss the langar) and later on to the Magnetic Hill. As you return back to Leh, stop over at the Hall of Fame.
If you want, we can arrange a one-way transfer to the main market in the evening. This area is devoid of vehicles and a good place to indulge in local shopping.

Day 3: You head to the lush green Nubra valley today via the mighty Khardung la pass. At over 18,000 feet above mean sea level, this is the highest motorable road open to civilians. The drive takes about 2 hours and once on the top, the euphoria of having reached here sends goose bumps on your arms.


Take a selfie, sip hot tea at the Army canteen and if you are lucky, make a call back home. Post this, head down to lower elevations.
Today you have the option to indulge in rafting, ATV riding as well as double hump camel ride. The visit to Diskit Monastery and statue of Lord Maitreeya can be done today or tomorrow as per convenience.
Sunset is best enjoyed at the sand dunes where you have camels for company.

Day 4: Its a 5-6 hour lazy drive to Pangong lake so you have the liberty to wake up late. However, if you missed the monastery and statue visit, then do leave Hunder early. We take a direct route to Pangong via the villages of Agham and Shyok. The route is isolated and breathtaking at the same time.
Reach Pangong by afternoon and spend rest of the day soaking in the views. Do visit the 3 idiot view point and make sure you enjoy the starry night once it gets dark. Do note this is a harsh place, there is no electricity and we run generators from sunset to 10pm.

Day 5: Head back to the capital city of Ladakh post breakfast. Today you drive via the mighty Chang la pass that can get naughty in terms of weather. The drive lasts 6 hours so you can cover the monasteries of Shey and Thiksey on the way back. If you have time and we strongly recommend, do visit Shanti Stupa during sunset.

Day 6: This acts as a rest / buffer day in Leh. You can cover the Khurpuk monastery, Leh Palace and later chill at the walk-only mall road of Leh. No cars are allowed here.

Day 7: Transfers back to the airport.

The second version of Leh Ladakh in 6 nights / 7 days is to include Hanle.

Leh Ladakh in 6 nights / 7 days

For this, on day number 5, you do not head back to Leh but drive all the way to Hanle via the ultra scenic route of Man-Merak and Chushul. Half of this route has no road and you end up driving next to the lake itself.

Leh Ladakh in 6 nights / 7 days

Next day, on day number 6, you head back to Leh and cover some sightseeing in the evening.

Leh Ladakh in 5 nights / 6 days itinerary plan

Hello and welcome to Ladakh! The most common plan or itinerary that tourists look forward to is Leh Ladakh in 5 nights / 6 days. Here is our typical 5n/6d package. Do note that this can be altered as per your requirements.

Leh Ladakh in 5 nights / 6 days

Day 1:
Transfers from the airport to the Leh accommodation. You are advised to rest completely as the human body takes 24-48 hours to acclimatize to high altitudes. This is necessary to avoid AMS (do learn more via Google) so that the trip goes on well. Do have lots of water and avoid walking, alcohol and tobacco at all costs.

Day 2:
The second day starts with mild sightseeing that does not involve too much walk. Drive to the confluence / sangam point of river Indus and Zanskar. Beautiful windy location, apt for selfies. Next, head to the Pathar Saab Gurudwara (dont miss the langar) and later on to the Magnetic Hill. As you return back to Leh, stop over at the Hall of Fame.
If you want, we can arrange a one-way transfer to the main market in the evening. This area is devoid of vehicles and a good place to indulge in local shopping.

Leh Ladakh in 5 nights / 6 days

Day 3:
You head to the lush green Nubra valley today via the mighty Khardung la pass. At over 18,000 feet above mean sea level, this is the highest motorable road open to civilians. The drive takes about 2 hours and once on the top, the euphoria of having reached here sends goose bumps on your arms.
Take a selfie, sip hot tea at the Army canteen and if you are lucky, make a call back home. Post this, head down to lower elevations.
Today you have the option to indulge in rafting, ATV riding as well as double hump camel ride. The visit to Diskit Monastery and statue of Lord Maitreeya can be done today or tomorrow as per convenience.
Sunset is best enjoyed at the sand dunes where you have camels for company.

Day 4:
Its a 5-6 hour lazy drive to Pangong lake so you have the liberty to wake up late. However, if you missed the monastery and statue visit, then do leave Hunder early. We take a direct route to Pangong via the villages of Agham and Shyok. The route is isolated and breathtaking at the same time. Definitely the highlight of this Leh Ladakh in 5 nights / 6 days plan.


Reach Pangong by afternoon and spend rest of the day soaking in the views. Do visit the 3 idiot view point and make sure you enjoy the starry night once it gets dark. Do note this is a harsh place, there is no electricity and we run generators from sunset to 10pm.

Day 5:
Head back to the capital city of Ladakh post breakfast. Today you drive via the mighty Chang la pass that can get naughty in terms of weather. The drive lasts 6 hours so you can cover the monasteries of Shey and Thiksey on the way back. If you have time and we strongly recommend, do visit Shanti Stupa during sunset.

Day 6:
Morning transfers back to the airport!

Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Agham Shyok route

Nubra to Pangong via Agham Shyok

One of the most commonly asked questions from those wanting to cover Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake is about the direct route that goes via the Agham village and travels next to the Shyok river. This route has been very notorious at one point of time and hence the curiosity.

First, let us clarify the routes available for these two destinations. First and the longest is to back to Leh and then head to Pangong. This involves driving through two mountain passes of Khardung la and Chang la and the total distance is 275km. Note, we are considering your start poin at Hunder in Nubra and end point as Lukung, the place where the lake starts. Covering 275km on such terrain will take a minimum of about 8 hours plus breaks.

The second route from Nubra valley to Pangong lake is via the Wari la pass. This is the least used route and remains very isolated. This is taken when the Shyok river starts overflowing and the road gets submerged. This happens for a few days each year. The distance for this route is 228 km.

The third and the most used route is the direct one that connects Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Agham Shyok. This route is only 167km long (Hunder to Lukung) and takes about 4-5 hours plus breaks. There are no mountain passes and over 85% of the route is well laid our tarmac which means average speeds remain high. Although at places, the route is very isolated, but as all cabs use this, you always have help at hand. That said, we do understand about 3-4 patches are very rough but these can be negotiated easily. Incase of heavy rains, when the river swallows the road, you can always take the Wari La route. However, do note take it if you start witnessing snowfall enroute.

Also, the only working network on the route, BSNL still doesn’t cover the entire stretch. You will have JIO in Nubra but that will fade off once you turn left at Khalsar towards Agham-Shyok.