Leh & Ladakh Holidays

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Day 1: Leh & Ladakh

Upon arrival at Leh Airport, you will met and transfer to hotel. Day at leisure to acclimatize.

Day 2: Leh & Ladakh

Enjoy Ladakh Festival on 1st Sept. Celebrated every year in September in Leh, Ladakh Annual Festival is the inauguration ceremony of Losar festival and is celebrated on a massive scale.

Day 3: Leh & Ladakh

This morning, we visit Spituk monastery, built in 15th century during the reign of Grags ‘bum-lde, these new Gelug-pa monastery are built like fortress on the summit of crags. You will also visit Hall of Fame, a glorious museum constructed by Indian army. This afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour visiting Sankar Gompa. Leh Palace is one of the most captivating architectural ruins that attract the attention of the tourists almost immediately with its majestic setting at the edge of the Namgyal hill and overlooking the town and at once looks like a reminiscent of Lhasa's Potala Palace.

Day 4: Leh & Ladakh

We drive to Ulryyokpo; enroute visiting Kali Mata Temple, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. Further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar river 4 km before Nimmu village, and later we visit Likir gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir. Basgo is certainly the most impressive of Ladakhi citadels despite its ruined state. Then we drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. After visiting above monasteries we drive to Uleytokpo. OVERNIGHT ULEYTOKPO - WEST LADAKH CAMP

Day 5: - Leh & Ladakh

We have an early start this morning as we drive further to visit Lamayuru. Belonging to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat) like Phyang. After visiting Lamayuru we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Rizong Gompa, known as the paradise for Meditation. After Ridzong visit we drive back to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6: Leh & Ladakh

Drive to Tsomoriri enroute stop at Chumathang, famous for medical hot spring and people visit to this place for medical bath. After a short halt drive to Tsomoriri, A beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water, around 240 kms from Leh in Rupsho Valley. The Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. OVERNIGHT TSOMORIRI - TSOMORIRI CAMP

Day 7:

In the morning visit Korzok village with its houses and its gompa appearing like a mirage. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. In the afternoon visit around the Lake. OVERNIGHT TSOMORIRI - TSOMORIRI CAMP

Day 8: - Leh & Ladakh

After visiting the Tsokar Lake we drive towards Leh enroute Stoping at Tanglangla pass, the second highest motorable pass in the world at 5350 m.

Day 9: Leh & Ladakh

we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and carryon further towards Pangong through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at Pangong Resort or Camp Watermark on the shore of Lake. OVERNIGHT PANGONG LAKE - CAMP WATERMARK or PANGONG RESORT

Day 10: - Leh & Ladakh

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh.

Day 11: Leh & Ladakh - Nubra

we drive to NUBRA VALLEY leads through KHARDUNG-LA-PASS (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the valley of flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. Arrive Sumur or Hunder by afternoon and rest of the day at leisure to explore beautiful village of Sumur.

Day 12: Nubra

Visit the SAND DUNES to enjoy a camel safari (Optional). In second half of the day enjoy a visit to DISKIT MONASTERY perched on the rock overhanging the steam which is the source of the energy used by the mills. The monastery is rich, full of tangkas (skill paintings) and above all of magnificent giant statues, effigies of the Buddha and old mural paintings in which can be noted a multitude of influences.

Day 13: Nubra - Leh & Ladakh

We drive to Leh by same route over Khardung La. Afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market.

Day 14: Leh & Ladakh

Departure transfer to Leh Airport.

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