|Home » Himalayan Tour Packages » Leh Ladakh Tours » Ladakh Cultural and Monastery Tour|
Ladakh Cultural and Monastery Tour
Duration :- 05 Nights / 06 Days
Upon arrival in Leh, Meet and assistance at the airport and transfer by car to Hotel. One is advised to take complete day rest for acclimatization.
Leh - Ladakh at an altitude of 11500 Ft. is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two others, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is also known as the land of passes. Meals and overnight at Hotel Lah Rimo or similar.
Day 02 : In Leh
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Sankar Gompa: Located on a valley floor ans is the home to Lamas who belong to yellow sect and worship his Holiness - The Dalai Lama. Visit Shanti Stupa : a Buddhist religious monument built by Indian based Japanese Monk whose intention was to spread Buddhism by building such stupas throughout the world & Leh Palace : the 17th. Century looking for all the world like a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. The rest of the day is free for personal activities . Meals and overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : In Leh
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey,Thiksey & Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storied monastery of Thiksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect - it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhi from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel .
Day 04 : In Leh
Visit to Stok Palace and SINDHU DARSHAN at Choglamsar. Meals & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Leh
After breakfast half day trip to Khardungla (18380 fts.) the worlds highest motorable road & gateway to Siachen Glacier . Afternoon free for personal activities. Meals and overnight at Hotel. Evening Visit A Ladakhi Family House. Meals and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 06 : Leh Departure
Check out from hotel in time to catch your onward flight back home.
Leh - Nubra Valley
Duration -2 Nights / 3 Days
(Head Quarters of Nubra Valley : 145 Kms, 7 hrs) : After breakfast depart for Nubra valley that goes through the highest motor able pass in the world at Khardung-la ( 5602 Mts.). Enroute visit Gompa at Khalsar . Overnight stay in Camps.
Day 02 : Diskit - Hunder ( 45 Kms - 2 Hrs)
After breakfast visit Diskit Gompa and start your camel safari to Hunder by Bacterian Camels across the sand dunes. Visit village Hunder and Gompla among lots of trees and mingling streams. Overnight stay in Camps.
Day 03 : Hunder - Leh ( 197 Kms, 8 hours)
After early breakfast drive back to Leh. Meals and overnight stay in Hotel in Leh. Tour concludes on arrival at LEH.
Tsomoriri - Tsokar (Rupshu Valley)
Duration -2 Nights / 3 Days
After early breakfast depart in the morning for Tsomoriri Lake which is a 28 Kms. Long and 8 Kms. At its widest. Enroute visit Chumathang village. Visit village of Karzok by walk at Tsomoriri and the most popular Gompa in the village. On the lake you may see-neaked geese in the large flocks. Meals and overnight stay in Camps.
Day 02 : Tsomoriri - Tsokar ( 55 Kms, 4 Hours)
After breakfast depart for Tsokar also known as white lake. This is the area of nomadic people known as khampas who live in large movable tents. The whole r e gion has supported a vital salt industry that allowed nomadic inhabitants to trade with merchants from rest of the Ladakh. Another great aspect of this region is the amount of wildlife - commonly seen as Kiangs, foxes and cuddy marmots. Evening visit the nomadic people and explore the area. Camp near the Lake . Meals and overnight in camps.
Day 03 : Tsokar - Leh (135 Kms, 7 Hrs)
After breakfast return to Leh via Tanglangla Pass ( 5328 Mts) the second highest motor able pass in the world. Tour concludes on arrival at Leh.
Alchi & Lamayuru
Duration -01 Night / 02 Days
Drive to Lamayuru for 4-5 hours drive approx. One of the most interesting drive towards this moon valley. Lamayuru Gompa lies 15 km east of the Fatu La on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, with its medieval village seemingly growing out of the rocky hillside below it. In the past, Lamayuru has housed up to 400 lamas, but presently there are only 30 to 50 lamas living here, although about 150 lamas belong to the gompa. Ancient legends say that at the time of Sakyamuni (the Historical Buddha), Lamayuru's valley was a clear lake where nagas (holy serpents) lived. The Bodhisattva Madhyantaka foretold that the lake would be emptied and a monastery built there. The legends continue by saying that Naropa, an 11th century Indian Buddhist scholar, came to Lamayuru and spent many years meditating in a cave, which can still be seen in the main Dukhang or assembly hall. Naropa then caused a split in the surrounding hillside and the lake emptied through this opening. After the lake emptied, Naropa found a dead lion previously covered by the waters of the lake. On this spot, Naropa built the first temple at Lamayuru, the Singhe Ghang (Lion Mound). Drive back to Alchi for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02 : Drive back to Leh
Morning have a visit to Alchi monastery. Alchi Gompa is located near the small village of Saspol. It is one of the earliest monasteries built in Ladakh, dating from the 11th century. Because it was built before the invading wars began in the 15th century, Alchi was built on lowlands, rather than on a hilltop as others were, in order to protect them from marauding armies.
The chortens around Alchi gompa also contain numerous wall murals, often of Rin-chen bZang-po, meant to honour his activities as a translator in collaboration with Indian teachers of Buddhism. Check in at the hotel and overnight.