Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day rest to adapt to the high altitude wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Late afternoon (if feels fine with the altitude) visit Shanti Stupa and Leh Market. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: Leh Monastery Sightseeing, Shey, Thiksey & Hemis.
Breakfast at hotel & drive to Shey, the summer palace of royal family, a lake in front of it. In front of it Holiness ? Dalai lama has also his Ladakh residence. A small drive ahead takes you to Thiksey where you can see the biggest Buddha statue. Finally to the most revered and richest monastery of Ladakh the Hemis, this monetary is nestled between two mountains and has many a thing of great importance. Return back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Leh – Alchi Monastery – Leh ( day trip )
After breakfast drive 40 km, Alchi Monastery was built as a monument to the Second Spreading or the revival of Buddhism in Tibet, and remained unaffected by the wars and destruction in Ladakh primarily due to its strategic location. Unlike the hilltop monasteries in Ladakh, Alchi is built down in a valley on the banks of the Indus River. Founded by the great translator, Rinchen Zangpo, the highlight of Alchi is its five temples along with the delicate paintings of court life, battles, costumes and customs, epitomizing Buddhist at Evening drive back to Leh, over night at Hotel.
Day 04: Leh – Lamayuru – Leh.
After a early breakfast drive to Lamayuru (55kms./2hrs.), arrive and visit Yangdrung Gompa – known to be the oldest monastery in Ladakh. The surroundings of Lamayuru looks like moonscape. Later drive back to Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Leh – Nubra valley.
Morning we drive to Hunder (135kms/ 5-6hrs.), over crossing the World’s highest motorable road ranging at 18380 feet – Khardung la. On arrival explore the white sand dunes and enjoy the double humped Camel ride. Overnight in Camp.
Day 06: Nubra valley – Leh.
After breakfast visit the giant open Buddha statue at Deskit monastery and later continue drive back to Leh. Overnight in hotel.
Day 07: Leh – Pangong lake
Morning leave for Pangong Lake, upon arrival check in tents, the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. Spangmik, the farthest point to which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflections shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake’s brackish waters. Above Spangmik are the glaciers and snowcapped peaks of the Pangong range. Spangmik and a scattering of other tiny villages along the lake’s southern shore are the summer homes of a scanty population of Chang-pa, the nomadic herds people of Tibet and south-east Ladakh. The Pangong Chnag-pa cultivates sparse crops of barley and peas in summer. It is in winter that they unfold their tents (rebo) and take their flocks of sheep and pashmina goats out to the distant pastures. Over night at Tents or Guest house at Tangtse.
Day 08: Pangong lake – Leh.
Breakfast at camp and leave for Leh, en route visit Chemre monastery. Arrive back at Leh & check in your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Leh – Delhi by flight
After breakfast transfer to KBR airport for flight to Delhi.
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