12 Nights / 13 Days: $ 1,709 Per Person
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Our executive will receive you at the Delhi airport and escort you to the hotel for hassle free check in. Overnight stay
Red Fort Delhi
Day 02 Delhi /Leh by flight
Today morning transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to Leh Delhi/Leh 9W-2345 0510-0630 hrs . You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. While the town has come a long way from the days when polo was played on its main street, Leh still retains a pleasant traditional quality. Rest of the day to rest and for high altitude acclimatization. In the evening stroll through the main street of the town is more than enough exercise to begin with.
Snow falling during winter
Day 03 Leh – Shanti Stupa, Shankar Monastery
Morning free for acclimatization. After lunch at hotel half day walking tour of Leh, which includes walk to Shanti Stupa, the Stupa was constructed by a Japanese Buddhist organization, known as 'The Japanese for World Peace'.A magnificent white-domed structure, the Shanti Stupa of Leh Ladakh offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. Afterwards take a walk to Shankar Monastery - a relativity modern monastery and serves as the residence of the head priest Kushok Bakul. A number of gold icons are to found here. It belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat Sect. Evening free to explore local market and Leh town. Overnight stay
Peaks of Himalaya
Day 04 Leh- Thiksey, Hemis and Sehy
Early morning drive to Thiksey monastery to witness the morning paryers in the Monastery. The prayer starts at 0600 hrs and lasts for an hour. One of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, it belongs to the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism.Afterwards we drive to visit Hemis monastery. Hemis was founded under the direct patronage of members of the ruling Namgyal Dyansty. Hemis Monastery holds the distinction of being the biggest as well as the wealthiest monastery of Ladakh. After visit drive to Thiksey village and from there we take a walk to Shey Village (approx 30 minutes walk). Enroute visit the local houses and interact with villagers. After lunch, visit Shey gomap. The main image inside the Shey Monastery is that of Buddha Shalyamuni.A large bowl of wax with a central flame, symbolizing divinity and purity, is placed in front of the Buddha statue. This flame burns continuously for one year, before getting replaced. Drive back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Local farmers in Ladakh
Day 05 Leh – Likir-Yangthang (Sham valley trek)
Morning depart by surface for Likir. En route to Phyang monastery. After visiting Likir monastery start trek. Take a short cut across the river, which comes form, the Gompa. Take a good path then enter arid terrain. Gradual climb two small passes the Pobe-La. From the pass, you go to the village of Sumdo (2-½ hrs) taking short cuts or the trail. Cross the river (bridge), leave the village on the right and side. Carry on through small, dry valleys for about 45 minutes until reaching the summit of the Charatse - la. From the pass you rise in Yangtang in 20 minutes.
Birds of Ladakh
Day 06 Yangtang - Rizong - Ang- trek
Trek for about 2-3 hrs for Rizong monastery. Spend some time visiting the monastery. Go down for about 10 minutes to the valley of Wulle. Good bridge across the river. Then climb for 50 minutes to the Sermanchan-la before making an easy descent towards Hemis-Shukpachen, a major village, the name of which comes from the conifers (shukpa=cedar) which are found in this valley. Beautiful gompa. Cross the village to go onto a village a kind of flat as far as an ill defined pass. Steep descent, then go across the mountain side (right hand side) and climb a rather a steep slope to the summit of the Mepek-la (2 hrs from Hemis-Shukpachan). Easy half-hour descent towards the village Ang. Overnight in tents
children of Ladakh
Day 07 Ang-Tingsmogang-Khalse - Uletopko trek
From Ang, head towards the south, go to the major village of Tingsmogang (30 minutes). Perhaps the richest valley in Ladakh. A road suitable for motor traffic links Tingsmogang and Nurla. From Tingsmogang follow the path leading to Tea. Constant succession of fields and houses. Above tea, a very little known monastery: Katza. Cross-fields to the river (west) then steep climb to the Bongbong-la (about one hour Timgsmogang.) A long gentle slopping descent into a beautiful barren landscape. From a small pass, steep but sharp descent the road. From there allow a bit more a bit more than one hour to Khalse. Walk down to road head and from there drive to Uletopko.Overnight at Ule Ethnic Resort.
Day 08 Uletopko - Alchi - Leh
After early breakfast drive to Phey from there we raft down on the Zanskar River to Nimo which also the confluence point of Zanskar & Indus River. Lunch at River Café & later drive to Alchi monastery. (Rafting will be for 02-03 hours).Alchi Gompa dates back to the year 1000 AD and was built by the Translator, Rinchen Zangpo. He even made a reference about the monastery in his biogra phies. It is written that he brought thirty-two sculptors and wood carvers from Kashmir, for the construction of the Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh. After visit drive back to Leh.Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Leh - Dislit- ht 4350 mtrs -Over Khardong La-ht 5260 mtrs
After breakfast drive to Diskit village 120 kms; (5-6 hrs) over Khardong La, the highest motorable road pass in the world. The view from the top of this pass is amazing. One can see all the way south over the Indus Valley to the seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. After crossing the pass, drive another 80 kms; (2-3 hrs) across the river Shyok to reach Diskit. Overnight at Camp.
Day 10 Disket- ht 4600mtrs-Hundar-ht 4150mtrs- Diskit
Morning visit Diski monastery perched on a rock overhanging a stream, which is the source of energy, used by the mills of the monastery. The monastery is full of Tangkas (silk paintings), magnificent giant statues of the Buddha and old mural paintings in which can be noted a multitude of influences. Later drive to Hundar. Bacterian camel safari subjects to availability. Overnight in camp at Diskit.
Day 11 Diskit Leh-by surface
After breakfast drive to Leh over Khardung la. Afternoon rest & relax or take a walk to the local market.Overnight at Guest House/hotel.
Day 12 Leh- Delhi – by flight
Today in time transfer to Leh airport to board the flight to Delhi Leh/Delhi 9W-2346 0745-0855 hrs. On arrival met and transfer to hotel.Later start the sightseeing of old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid: India’s largest mosque which literally known as Friday Mosque. The foundation of the historic Jama Masjid was laid on a hillock in Shahjahanabad Mughal Emperor of India, Shahjahan.Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk,Delhi’s oldest and busiest market. Drive past to Red Fort. Raj Ghat: The cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi visiting: Humayun’s Tomb – This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. Drive past the Secretariat buildings, President’s House and India Gate. Overnight stay
Day 13 Leave Delhi
Today in time transfer to Delhi airport to board return flight to home.
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