Khardung La Pass - 5,359 m
After breakfast we leave for the Khardung La (la means pass in Tibetan), north of Leh and the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. This is along one of the highest driveable routes in the world and takes us up to over 5,300 m to help acclimatise our bodies to the higher altitude. Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually, and a small population of Bactrian camels can still be seen at Hunder, in the area north of the pass. In the affternoon, we return back to Leh and have some time to relax before an early night. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: B,L,D Accom: Hotel