The Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh is one of the most remote regions of India, and lies embedded in the mountain world of the Karakoram in the north-west, the Himalayas in the south-west, and the Trans-Himalayas at its core. The Indus, rising in the interior of the Tibet, flows through the centre of Ladakh, going further on to the western part of Pakistan. Ladakh is a high-altitude desert and temperatures, which can reach as low as -45 C in winter, are the most extreme here.
The remote and inhospitable land of Ladakh has always fascinated city-dwellers with its images of a stark and barren landscape juxtaposed alongside lush green fields, monasteries precariously perched on mountain tops, and an intriguing blend of cultures. Leh, the present capital of Ladakh, was once the central meeting-point for tradecaravans from Central Asia and the plains of India. Religious ceremonies, monastic festivals, and oracles who have the power to heal as well as divine are regular features of the Ladkhi landscape. Crafts such as metal-work, painting, weaving, and wood-carving are widely found in the region; archery and polo are the traditional sports there. One of the most visible features of Ladakh's rich cultural heritage are its ancient monasteries. Most of these are built on sheer cliffs and are still actively functioning. This is truly one of the last few places where one can experience Tibetan Buddhism being practiced in its original form.
Location :Leh / Nubra / Uleytokpo
Duration :5 Night 6 Days - Leh (5N) - Nubra (1N) - Uleytokpo (1N)
DAY 01 DELHI / LEH
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Leh Airport and transfer to Hotel. Rest day at leisure to get full acclimatized. Dinner & overnight at the Hotel
Day 02 IN LEH
Full day visiting Shey, Thiksey & Hemis. After breakfast, proceed to Shey – it was the ancient capital of Ladakh and even after Singe Namgyal built the more imposing palace at Leh, the kings continued to regard Shey, as their
real home. The importance which was attached to Shey - the seat of Ladakh's heartland - is attested by the enormous number of Chorten about the village, particularly around the palace complex and barren plain to the north of the road. Thiksey – is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas and exquisite wall paintings. It also houses a two - storied statue of Buddha, which has the main prayer hall around its shoulder. Proceed to Hemis – which is dedicated to Padmasambhava, what a visitor can observes a series of scenes in which the lamas, robed in gowns of rich, brightly coloured brocade and sporting masks sometimes bizarrely hideous, parade in solemn dance and mime around
the huge flag pole in the center of the courtyard to the plaintive melody of the Shawn. The moan of the eleven feet horns, the boom of drums and the clash of Cymbals. Hemis was found in the 1630's by Tsang-ras-pa under the
royal patronage of Singe Namgyal, Hemis is the largest and richest of the Ladakh Gompas. It nestles into the mountainside a little way up a glen in the mountains of Zanskar range Dinner & overnight at the Hotel
Day 03 LEH – NUBRA (155 KMS ONE WAY)
Breakfast at the hotel. Early Morning Leave Leh for 2 Days Trip to NUBRA VALLEY passing thru Horzey & Gangles Village. The road then rises to reach Khardongla (5602 Mts.) the world's highest Motorable road & enjoy the landscape & the beautiful bird’s eye view of the Leh town. Halt for a picnic lunch at Khardong village. Continue driving till you reach Tirith & check in at Tirith Deluxe Camp.
NUBRA SIGHTSEEING. Afternoon, Visit Deskit, the HQ town of Nubra Valley. Driving for 30 Kms takes to Khalsar Bridge. Deskit can be approached by driving parallel to Shyok River for 20 Kms. From the Historical & Tourist point of view, Deskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley
DESKIT VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen from the monastery.
DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are
residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thiksey Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21stTibetan calendar.
HUNDER VILLAGE: Hunder is a beautiful village with lot of trees and Sand Dunes. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump Bactrian camels) from Hunder to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is a wonderful experience. (On your Own). Further drive from Deskit to Hunder, another 15 – 20 Kms drive. At Hunder, you may see a few Double Humped, Hairy and Bactrian
Camels. Later drive back on the same road to your camp at Tirith for Dinner & Overnight stay.
DAY 04 NUBRA – LEH
Breakfast at the Camp. Morning if time permits, proceed for a visit to Sumur village for a short trek to Samstengling Monastery, Which was founded by Lama Tsultim Nima and Monastic community was introduced as Rizong Gompa. About 50-60 monks are residing at this 132 years old monastery.The Gompa has some strict rules and regulations. Women are not allowed in the monastery after sunset and before sunrise. -No smoking is allowed (not even bringing cigarettes packets) in the monastery. Alcohol and non-veg. Food are strictly prohibited. -Do not enter in sleeveless shirts and Pants. After visiting the monastery, drive back the same route to Leh. On arrival in Leh, check in at the Hotel at Leh.
DAY 05 LEH-ULEYTOPKO100 KMS (2 HOURS ONE WAY)
Arrive : Uleytokpo on arrival check-in at Uleytokpo Camp & Resort. Enroute from Leh to Uleytokpo Visit the village of Nimo and stop for photo session at River Zanskar Proceed further to visit Basgo Fort & Likir. Likir is situated in a side valley about 05 Kms from main Srinagar – Leh highway. Likir belongs to Ge-Lung-Pa sect; the monastery also maintains and runs a school for young Lamas. Afterwards cross river Indus and reach Alchi. A Beautiful village covered with Apricot Orchards. On arrival check-in at Uleytokpo Camp & Resort. After lunch drive to Alchi Gompa which is 9 Kms from Uleytokpo from the most beautiful Gompa of Ladakh & is also called Jewel among the central Ladakh’ s religious sites. It's known as Chos-Kor, or religious enclave. It comprises five temples which are noted for its massive Buddha statues and lavish woodcarvings and art work. Its Murals dating from 11th and 12th centuries, pre-date the Tibetan style of painting that is present in all other Gompas. Overnight at Uleytokpo Camp & Resort.
DAY 06 : ULEYTOKPO- LEH
Morning depart by surface to Leh enroute STOP for a close view of Basgo Fort & Monastery, which is now a ruin due to ruthless bombing of Dogra General, Zorawar Singh in early 19th Century. Basgo was an important center in the old days, having been the capital of lower Ladakh when the kingdom was divided in the 15th & 16th centuries, and the seat of that branch of the dynasty, which eventually unified Ladakh and took the surname Namgyal. As with the other royal residences at Leh and Shey, the palace at Basgo also incorporates places of worship. The largest of the three shrines, all of which are dedicated to Maitreya, has been described by Snell grove as ‘after Alchi perhaps the most beautifully painted temple in Ladakh. Upon arrival check in at the hotel and overnight stay
Day 07:LEH – PANGONG LAKE - LEH
After early breakfast, transfer to Pangong Lake for day excursion. Pass through Changla Pass (5486 Mtrs) and enjoy the views of the villages below the pass. The summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive at Durbuk and take another short drive to the western shore of the lake. Return back to Leh for overnight stay & dinner at hotel. Pangong Tso, Tibetan for "long, narrow, enchanted lake", also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m. It is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Leh Surface elevation: 4,249 Mtrs. Area : 699.3 km² Length : 134 kms Width :5 kms
Day 08:LEH – DELHI
In time transfer to airport to connect the flight for Delhi.Meeting and assistance at Leh Airport on Departure.
Visit Leh / Nubra / Uleytokpo
PACKGE WITH HOTEL + CAR
The Above Cost Includes:-
PACKAGE WITH OTHER HOTEL OPTION
Option I : Standard : INR 76500 for 2 Pax
OPTION II : Deluxe : INR 83700 for 2 Pax
OPTION III : Super Deluxe : INR 113700 for 2 Pax