Leh Laddakh

Incredible Ladakh

Duration : 9 nights /10 days

Destinations : Manali, Sarchu, Shey Thiksey Hemis Khardung-la top diskit Sumur Alchi Liker Basgo Lamayuru Pangong Lake


Incredible Ladakh

Duration:                09 Nights / 10 Days

Attractions: Manali, Sarchu, Shey Thiksey Hemis Khardung-la top diskit Sumur Alchi Liker Basgo Lamayuru Pangong Lake

 

Day 01              Arrive Manali

Transfer to the Hotel in Manali

Overnight in Manali

 Day 02             Manali to Sarchu Transfer

Overnight in Sarchu Camp

Day 03              Sarchu to Leh

Upon arrival at Leh Hotel you will met by the representative and Welcome in traditional Ladakhi style, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel in Leh

Leh City: The capital of Ladakh, at one time was a major stop on the Asian "Silk Route". A stroll along the main bazaar, observing the varied crowd and peering into the curio shops, is an entrancing experience. Chang Gali, behind the main bazaar is less bustling but has intriguing little shops selling curios and jewelry like pearls, turquoise, coral, malachite, lapis and many other kinds of semi-precious stones, as well as curiously carved Yak-horn boxes, quaint brass locks, china or metal bowls etc.

Day 04:        Leh

Excursion to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis

Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue.

Then we visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal.

 

 

Hemis is one of the largest and richest Gompa of Ladakh. The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. Later in the evening we drive back to hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 05  :           Leh - Nubra (126 km) (42OOm/ 5-6hrs. Drive)

After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley the road to the Nubra Valley goes through the highest motorable pass in the world at Khardung-la La (5602m) The Pass is almost permanently covered in fog and snow,

On arrival in the Nubra valley Nubra means green used to be on the trading roué connecting Tibet with Turkistan, and was the navy of Turkistan which invaded it several times. Also know as the Valley of flowers, Nubra has always been well cultivated and fertile, with the best climate in Ladakh, so grains and fruit, such as apples and apricots, have always been plentiful. Ninety per cent of Nubra's population is Buddhist.

Nubra's very known monastery, Samsthaling is situated on the mountainside just above Sumur. This was the route taken by the trade caravans, and Panamik, the last village on this circuit, was at that time a busy centre, the last major settlement before the caravans plunged into the mountains of the Karakoram and the Kun-Lu. Here they invariable halted for a few days to make final preparations for getting over the mountains, or to recuperate afterwards. There would be no supplies, not even grazing for the animals, for about 12 days after Panamik, so they had to carry all their provisions for that time. The Government maintained a granary to sell food grains for the men, and even for the horses. Later we visit Nubra Valley Sand Dunes and Diskit Monastery for sightseeing  

Overnight stay at the Camp

Day 06              Nubra - Leh

After breakfast drive to Leh over the Khardung-la pass.

On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure or one can explore the beauty of Leh on their own

Overnight stay at hotel in Leh

Day 07         Leh – Alchi (Via Basgo & Likir)

After breakfast we drive to Likir and visit Likir Gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir. It was founded in the 12th Century although the present construction dates back to the 18th century as the original one was destroyed by fire. In its courtyard is a yellow-coloured 3 storey high mammoth statue of the Lord Buddha, which was constructed by a resident monk. The top floor has an impressive museum containing old tangkhas and weapons used many centuries back.

 

Basgo, The seat of power of a branch of the Namgyal family, It is here in 1680 A.D. that invading Mongol and Tibetan armies were held in check over a three year long seige. Original 16th century murals and other arts of Basgo are well worth a visit.

Then we drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. Over a century old, its wall paintings are very similar to those of the Tabo Gompa in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. Unlike other monasteries, which are usually on a cliff top or cling to a mountainside, Alchi is at ground level and is nestled in the shade of a garden.

After Alchi, we have an option to visit the impressive Rizong Gompa, reached from the road head after a 30-minute uphill walk. It’s an impressive monastery well hidden in the lap of the mountains until you’re face to face with it. It is situated on the mountainside wedged in between 2 ends of a ridge. It is about 100 years old and the name means 'mountain fort' aptly describing this isolated Gompa. It also has a nunnery of female monks.

 Overnight stay at Alchi Camp

Day 08 Alchi – Lamayuru – Leh 

Post breakfast we check out from Camp and drive to Lamayuru monastery, founded by Rinchen Zangpo 

Overnight in Leh Hotel

Day 09              Leh Pangong Lake Leh

An early start to the day for our visit to Pangong Lake at a distance of 155 kilometers. This beautiful turquoise colored is worth its drive and time. Its value for your effort and money. Half of this beautiful lake is in under the Chinese occupation. The visit to the lake involve crossing of Changlha pass. Picnic lunch. Drive back to Leh evening free time in Leh market and back to the hotel for dinner.

Overnight in Leh Hotel

Day 10              Depart Leh

Timely transfer to airport to board flight back to Delhi and proceed for your onward connections

Special Rates:-

 

Rs. 39, 090/-per Person on twin sharing basis (Minimum 02 Paying Pax) by using one Car

Rs. 25, 395/- per Person on twin sharing basis (Minimum 04 Paying Pax) by using one Car

Rs. 20, 830/- per Person on twin sharing basis (Minimum 06 Paying Pax) by using one car

Rs. 25, 395/- per Person on twin sharing basis (Minimum 08 Paying Pax) by using two cars

Rs. 22, 656/- per Person on twin sharing basis (Minimum 10 Paying Pax) by using two cars

Rs. 20, 830/- per Person on twin sharing basis (Minimum 12 Paying Pax) by using two cars

 

Rs. 8000/- (Single Room Supplement)

Rs. 13,500/- (cost for extra bed)

 

Our Services for above tours will include:

 

The Above Rates Include:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the Itinerary based on “Budget Class hotels”
  • Daily bed tea, breakfast , Lunch & Dinner in Leh
  • Hotel in Manali & Srinagar on half board basis (Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner)  
  • Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport with traditional welcome
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by non-a/c Qualis or Scorpio.
  • Inner line Permit to restricted areas
  • Monument fee
  • River rafting (If mentioned in the Itinerary)
  • Shikara Ride in Kashmir (If mentioned in the Itinerary)
  • Currently applicable taxes and service charges

 

Package Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to and from Leh.
  • Guide fee, camera fee, mineral water, soft or hard drinks, starters.
  • Personal expenditure like F&B, laundry charges, telephone calls, tips, shopping etc.
  • Any things which is not included in the above rate include
  • Seat allocation & charges (If opted for Festival Tour – Fix Departure)

 

Rates Validity: (The above packages are valid for April to September 2011)

 

Hotels / Camps incorporated:

Leh:                 Leh Meadows / Mahi Guest house  

Alchi:                    Sumdrubling Guest House

Nubra:              Olthang Guest House

Pangong:         Changla queen guest house  

Tsomoriri:        Guest house or Homestay

Tsokar:             Guest house or Homestay

Dha Hanu:        Guest House or Homestay

Kargil:              Hotel D zogila / Siachen

Manali:             Imperial  

Srinagar:          STD house boat

 

 

Some precautions to be observed while visiting a monastery are:

 

  • Visitors are required to take off their shoes before entering a prayer area.
  • Observe local dress codes, such as wearing clothing that covers your limbs.
  • Do not disturb Monks at prayer, and always ask permission before taking photographs.
  • Do not touch religious artifacts.
  • Do not drink, smoke, take drugs or spit in the monastery premises
  • Avoid talking loudly or disturbing the peaceful atmosphere
  • Most Gompas charge an admission fee of about Rs. 25. If a fee is not charged, it is considered appropriate to leave a donation for the maintenance of the monastery.
  • In many Gompas, you are expected to walk around the premises only in a clockwise direction.
  • Women may not be allowed to enter the inner prayer rooms of some monasteries.

 

Note:-

    •      Cancellation / Refund rules apply as per company policy 
    •          Above Package costs are subject to change without prior notice as per  Company policy.

 

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