On arrival at leh airport, our representative will escort you to Hotel. Complete day for the acclimatization(to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment )
As you are3500 Mtrs above sea level. In the evening short walk around bazaar Overnight at Hotel.
Leh – Monasteries
Day excursion to the monasteries, it is interesting to visit early in the morning to enjoy the praying ceremony at Thikse Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tiksey or Thiksey) (thiksok Nambar tak pe ling) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect, located on top of a hill, approximately 19 kilometres east of Leh in Ladakh, India.
Continue to Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of the Ladakh region Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery (gompa) of the Drukpa Lineage, located in Hemis, Ladakh (within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir). Situated 45 km from Leh, the monastery was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is held here in early June.
On the way back visit to Shey Palace Shey is a town in Ladakh that has the old summer Palace of the kings of Ladakh. It is located 15 km. from Leh towards Hemis. The palace was built more than 555 years ago by Lhachen Palgyigon, the king of Ladakh. The palace has the largest golden Buddha statue in Ladakh.
Leh- Alchi – Uletokpo 75 Kms
Leave for Uletokpo which is one of the most beautiful camping in the Ladakh region on the way visit Spituk monastery which is just 5 kms from Leh town spituk Monastery, also better as Spituk Gompa or Pethup Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery in Leh district, Ladakh, northern India, 8 kilometres from Leh. It was founded by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od in the 11th Century. Founded as a Red Hat institution, the monastery was taken over by the Yellow Hat sect in the 15th century.. drive to Alchi monastery which is the only monastery in the Ladakh on flat ground. By the lunch time you will reach Uletokpo. Evening to sit on the bank of river coming down from the Ridzong side. Overnight at Camp.
Uletokpo – Lamayuru – Leh 180 Kms
Leave Uletokpo and continue drive to Lamayuru via Khaltsi. From here another 22 Kms drive will take you to Lamayuru. The oldest and spectacularly set Lamayuru monastery founded in the 10th Century. Visit the monastery. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh which will take about 5 hours drive, on the way back we stop at magnetic hill . Overnight at Hotel.
Leh – Khardongla – Nubra (DISKIT & HUNDER)
After early breakfast at the hotel departure to Nubra Valley with box lunch enroute visit Khardongla pass, Disket and Hundar monastery. On arrival check in at Camp. Accommodation in tents. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
NUBRA: The Nubra valley lies in the north of leh and is accessible over the Khardungla pass 5600 Mtrs which is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The Nubra valley has opened for Foreign Tourists in 1994 by the Govt. of India to expand tourists opportunities in ladakh region. The valley is on the trade route from leh to Khangar via Samsar and Karakoram passed. Apart from unparraled trekking opportunities. The valley have serval Buddhist Gompas Diskit Gompa is 350 years old and is situated on the highest point near the village in which there are about 120 Resident Buddhist Monks. The Nubra valley is also known for its double humped bacterian camels.
Nubra – Leh
After breakfast at the camp, Departure to Leh with lunch box. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for shopping and independent activities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh (290 Kms)
Leave early morning at 5AM to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of it’s running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.
Depart for home