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Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Tour
Duration :- 13 Nights / 14 Days
You will be met on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. day for rest and acclimatization.
Day 02 : In Leh ( Explore Shey Thikse Hemis Monasteries)
Day 03 : Drive Leh To Alchi
After breakfast depart for Alchi.
In route visit Rizong Gompa, situated in a truly beautiful mountain setting. Rizong is a relatively new monastery, founded in 1829 by Tshul-khrims Nyi-ma and presently has about 30 lamas attached to it. It also has the reputation of being the best disciplined monastery in Ladakh. Return to the campsite for lunch.
Continue on to Alchi Gompa, located near the small village of Saspol. It is one of the earliest monasteries built in Ladakh, dating from the 11th century. 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. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 04 : Drive Saspol To Kargil
After breakfast drive to Lamayuru Gompa, 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.
Drive over the Fatu La (4,168 m). the highest point on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. At Mulbeck is a gigantic sculpture of Maitreya, the future Buddha, silent and compelling in its magnitude, carved out of the rock face. An overnight halt is made at Kargil, Ladakh's second largest town, with a largely Muslim population. Once a trading centre on the route between Central Asia and the Indian plains, Kargil is situated in a fertile valley with a multitude of fruit trees, mainly apricot and mulberry. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05 : Drive Kargil To Rangdum
After breakfast begin the drive into the Zanskar Valley. Stop for a picnic lunch and take a walk up to the Gunri glacier. Continue on to Rangdum, where camp is set for the night. Dinner and overnight in camp.
DAY 06 : At Rangdum
After breakfast explore Rangdum gompa. It is perched on a steep sugarloaf mountain housing some 40 monks of the Gelug-pa (yellow cap) sect. According to an inscription, the gompa was built around 260 years ago by Gelek Yashy Takpa during the reign of King Tsewang Namgyal of Ladakh. The small mani walls here and towards Padum are more ornate than in Ladakh. Buddha reliefs are arranged on the stones and some of the stones are carved not only with the usual om mani padme hum mantra but also with pictures of chortens and mandalas. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 07 : Drive Rangdum To Tongri
Drive over the Pensi la (4,401 m). Walk to Tashi Tsering gompa. After a picnic lunch, drive to Tongri where camp is set for the night.
Day 08 : Day Trip To Karsha
After breakfast, spend the day exploring Karsha, the most important gompa in Zanskar. Return to the campsite at Tongri for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09 : Day Trip To Zangla
After breakfast drive along the Zanskar river to Zangla. where the king of Zanskar has his castle. Explore the castle and its surroundings before returning to Tongri for dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 10 : Day Trip To Padum
Today you drive to Padum, the capital of Zanskar, situated on the southern part of a wise fertile plain where two rivers join to form the Zanskar. Walk to Stongde and explore the gompa situated high above the riverbank. Return to the campsite at Tongri for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11 : Drive Tongri To Rangdum
After breakfast depart for the return drive to Rangdum. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 12 : Drive Rangdum To Kargil
After breakfast walk over the Lago La down to Namsuru. Vehicles meet you here for the drive to Kargil. Overnight at Hotel
Day 13 : Drive Kargil To Leh
After an early breakfast depart on the return drive to Leh.
Day 14 : Departure Leh
Early morning you will be transferred to airport to board flight for onward destination