01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and
then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
02: Delhi - Leh
Early in the morning transfer to airport to catch a flight
for Leh. On arrival at Leh airport met our representative
and then transfer to hotel for relax and acclimatisation.
03: Leh – Shey – Thiksey - Hemis
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient
monasteries in this area.
is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace
of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas
built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal
in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction
in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The
monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in
Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and
largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order
and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting
is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley,
surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight
stay at the guest house.
04: Leh - Alchi
After breakfast drive to Alchi, enroute visit Basgo Palace
and Likir Monastery. The present Gompa in Likir dates back
to the 18th century. It contains huge clay images of Buddha
and various old manuscripts. It also houses an interesting
collection of Thangkas, old religious and domestic costumes
and implements etc. Arrive in Alchi by the afternoon. Visit
the monastery at Alchi; spend the afternoon exploring the
village. Overnight in a camp or a guest house.
05: Alchi - Lamayuru
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Lamayuru Monastery.
Lamayuru has fascinating caves carved out of the mountainside.
Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high
promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle
value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru. Overnight stay in
06: Lamayuru - Kargil
In the morning we visit the Lamayuru monastery to be part
of the morning religious ceremony. It’s a very soothing
and spiritual experience to be there among these warm and
friendly monks. Then drive to Kargil and overnight stay in
07: Kargil - Rangdum
In the morning after breakfast we drive towards Suru valley
along Suru River. Enroute we see the mighty twin peaks of
Nun & Kun that are among the most challenging peaks in
Ladakh. By evening we arrive at Rangdum plains in Zanskar
region. Overnight stay in the tents in the picturesque campsite.
08: Rangdum - Padum
In the morning we start and visit the famous Rangdum Monastery
perched on a solitary rock in the middle of the valley. After
that we drive to Padum, the capital of Zanskar region. By
late afternoon we reach Padum and check in at the hotel for
the overnight stay.
09 & Day 10: Padum
Visit various monasteries & villages for 2 days. Stay
overnight at the hotel in Padum.
Places that can be visited in and around Padum like Karsha,
Sani –Zongkhul, Thongde, Zangla, Bardan - Pibting etc.
11: Padum – Rangdum
Morning drive back to Rangdum. Overnight stay in tented camp.
12: Rangdum – Kargil
Morning we drive back to Kargil, on arrival check in the hotel.
Later proceed for a short visit of the town, which has some
of the finest examples of Turkish style houses. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
13: Kargil - Leh
On our way back to Leh we can visit the Basgo monastery, famous
for its Buddha statue. In Leh overnight stay in the hotel.
Day at leisure or option of visiting more monasteries. Overnight
stay at Leh.
15: Leh - Delhi
In the morning transfer to airport to catch a flight for Delhi
Trips & Services Ends Here