Leh is the joint capital and largest town of the union territory of Ladakh in India. Leh, located in the Leh district, was also the historical capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, the seat of which was in the Leh Palace, the former residence of the royal familRead More
Experience a wonderful flight over the Himalayas. On arrival, you will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. After welcome tea and coffee, rest for the whole day &and let your body take complete acclimatization. If possible stay the entire day at the hotel and let your body acclimatize for the entire 24 hours so that one can enjoy traveling without bearing AMS ( acute mountain sickness ) Overnight HotelRead Less
You begin the day by visiting Hemis Monastery,thiksey Monastery, and then to Shey Palace. Shey monastery and palace is located 15 kilometers from Leh town on the Leh - Manali road. Shey palace and the monastery were built in the 16th Century AD. The monastery enshrines the Du-Khang with an almost 10-meter high copper statue of Lord Buddha. King Deledan Namgyal built the Shey palace and Shey Palace boasts of the largest victory stupa in Leh, the top of which is made of pure gold. The Shey Palace was the abode of the royal family till 1834 AD when they moved to the Stok Palace. The Shey Palace has been taken over by ASI for conservation Thikse monastery, which is one of the most vibrant and active monasteries in the region. It dates back to the 16th century and is part of the Gelug-pa Sect. It is headed by successive reincarnations of the Khanpo Rimpoche. The monastery is 12 storied and painted in deep shades of red, ochre, and white. It has evolved around a central courtyard with buildings surrounding it from three sides. At one extreme lies the main dukhang, which houses numerous racks containing religious texts. Behind the main alter lies a small chamber that contains images of revered deities. Continue your drive on a well mettled broad road traveling upstream along the Indus River to HEMIS GOMPA, crossing over the Indus at the village of Karu. The most famous of Ladakh's monasteries, Hemis or Changchub Samstanling(The love palace of the compassionate person), dates back to the 17th century and were built over a period of 40 years (1602 - 1642 A.D.). Today Hemis is well known for its festival or Hemis Tsechu commemorating the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava. In the year of the Monkey (every 12 years) a giant thangkadepictingGuru Padmasambhava is unfurled from the terrace draping the five-story facade. Delicately wrought in pearls and appliqué, it is one of the most famous art treasures of Ladakh. The central courtyard forms the focus for the masked dances held every year in summer. In the dukhang, remnants of the original 17th-century murals can be seen. Later return back to LehRead Less
After a sumptuous breakfast, we drive to visit Spituk Monastery, located 2-3 km away from Leh town, and continue further to Lamayuru monastery. En-route visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, magical Magnetic Hill, the Sangam ( confluence ) of Zanskar and Indus river. One can also experience white water river rafting in the Zanskar river. En route we also start visiting, Alchi, a small village situated on low land, is about 70 km to the west of Leh district and is located on the banks of the River Indus. Alchi village is very fertile and it is all green with apricot trees on both sides of the road. This region had the influence of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism because it falls on the route to Turkestan of China but its isolation helped the village and gompas to keep their cultural traditions safe from the outer influences. The Alchi village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh known as Alchi Monastery, which is Ladakh’s most valuable heritage. Alchi monastery is a Buddhist worshipping place and study center and is managed by the monks of Likir. The monastery was built, according to local tradition, by the great translator Guru Rinchen Zangpo between 958AD and 1055AD. The building is said to have been built during the 11th century and the architecture of the place is also excellent. In Alchi, one can visit the Sumtsek Temple, Vairocana Temple, Lo Tsawa Temple, Manjushree Temple, Kangyur Temple with Stupas, Monk Cells, etc. Beautiful wood carving arts, huge Tibetan Styled models of Buddha, Manjushree, historic wall paintings of Buddha's teachings within a very calm, quiet, pristine ambiance made Alchi more valuable. There are five shrines in the Choskortemple complex which has some splendid wall paintings. One of its walls features thousands of miniature-sized pictures of the Buddha. It is a perfect place to relax and experience the quintessential Buddhist monastery. later drive to Lamayuru village to experience the Moonland like Landscape, Known as the Moonland. Also, visit Lamayuru Monastery by the evening if not one can visit very next day. Later we reach Kargil and rest for the nightRead Less
Today we witness early morning prayer and assembly of monks at Lamayuru monastery. After a sumptuous breakfast and monastery visit, we can drive back to Leh via the same route that is NH1, Leh-Srinagar highway. En-route also visit basgo forts which is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO as World’s Heritage site. Basgo is certainly the most impressive of Ladakhi citadels despite its ruined state. Overnight at LehRead Less
After an early breakfast, drive to beautiful Nubra valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) with the zig-zag trail continues and drive till Hundar village. On arrival check-in Nature's nest North camp. Afternoon enjoys the beauty of sand dune and double hump camel. Over night at Nature's Nest North Camp or similar...Read Less
Today, we get up early morning visit to the Diskit monastery and have a wonderful view of Nubra valley. Drive to Pangong Lake via Shayok valley. Enjoy the turquoise color panoramic lake and the magnificent mountains and landscapes which will leave you awestruck. Spent your afternoon enjoying the beauty of Pangong lake and later. Check-in the camp.Overnight Hotel.Read Less
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