There are several reasons why Ladakh has gained so much popularity among travelers over the past few years. There are some stunning sights to see, incredible adventures to indulge in, local flavors to savour and wonderful memories to take back home. If there is hiking and river rafting opportunities, then there are also some old monasteries to visit. From the stunning Pangong Lake to the rugged hills of Kargil, there is something that excites every traveler.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Leh
On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative and transfer you to Hotel. Lunch at hotel. Complete day for rest to get acclimatize with the high altitude in Leh (Ladakh) which is 3500 meters above sea level. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Leh Local Sightseeing
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36 feet high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storied monastery of Thicksey 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 Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at hotel.
Hemis Monastery is the biggest and the most important monastery in Ladakh. Hemis is located 49 km south from the town of Leh, a little off the Indus river road. Hemis Gompa ...
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Day 3: Leh Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Stok Palace, which houses a fine private museum. There is a superb collection of thangkhas, said to be the best in the world. In the afternoon visit Leh, a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. The main street is open and airy, with rows of shops on either side. On either side of the market are seen a long line of Ladakhi women in traditional dress and colourful jewelry of coral and turquoise, seated behind enormous baskets, selling vegetables. The spectacular eight-story Leh Palace looming above, overlooking the town was built in the 16th century, about the same time as the Potala in Lhasa which it resembles. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Situated on one side of the dry, dusty Namgyal (Tsemo) hill, Leh Royal Palace was built by one of the greatest monarch to have reigned over Leh, Sengge Namgyal. While ...
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Day 4: Leh To Khardongla Pass Back To Leh (85 Kms)
After breakfast day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motor able pass in the world 5600 meters and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of world records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. Afternoon back to the hotel and time for your personal shopping and explore market and surrounding. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Gateway to the Nubra Valley, Khardungla Pass is located at a height of 5,359 meters and is the highest motorable pass in India. Opened in 1988, Khardungla Pass is a Mecca for ...
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Day 5: Leh To Alchi
Morning drive to Alchi for approx 2 hours drive. Situated to the west of the town of Leh, built by Translator, Rinchen Zangpo, it dates back to the year 1000 AD. Alchi Gompa in Ladakh comprises of a number of blessed temples, including the main one of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang. The other temples are the Jamyang Lhakhang (Manjusri temple) and the Sumtsag Lhakhang. Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh reflects an Indian touch, especially in its paintings. Overnight at hotel.