|Duration||05 Nights / 06 Days|
|Sightseeing||Leh, Leh Palace, Uleytokpo, Sham Valley, Hall of Fame, Alchi Monastery, Likir Monastery, 11th Century Lamayuru Monastery, Moon Land Scapes, Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery, Pangog, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Sindhu Ghat|
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Day 1 : Leh
Arrival at Leh Airport – Assistance upon Arrival and transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and free for Leisure relax for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs) – Afternoon move for Sightseeing / Visits in Leh – Visit at Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Central Asian Museum – Evening Visit at Leh Market
Leh Embodiment of natural beauty, picturesquely nestled by Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, District Leh with an area of 45100 SqsKms makes it 2nd largest district in the country after Kutch (Gujrat) with an area 45652 Sqs Kms in terms of area. The district in the west and china in the north and eastern part and LahulSpiti of Himachal Pardesh in the south east. It is at a distance of 434 Kms from State capital (Summer) Srinager and 474 Kms from Manali (HP).Perfectly located on the banks of the renowned Indus River with all its majesty and amazing sceneries, Leh valley attracts tourists from all over the world to its lap all through the year. The major part of the Leh city is covered by ancient Buddhist monuments, Mosques dating back to 16th and 17th centuries and a nine storied palace Sengge Namgyal constructed in Tibetan architectural style
Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. Modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. It is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms. The palace was abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid 19th century, and the royal family moved to Stok Palace. The ruined palace is being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. The palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The mountain of Stok Kangri in the Zangskar mountain range is visible across the Indus valley to the south, with the Ladakh mountain range rising behind the palace to the north. The Palace Museum holds a rich collection of jewellery, ornaments, ceremonial dresses and crowns. Tibetan thangka or sooth paintings which are more than 450 years old, with intricate designs, retain bright and pleasing colours derived from crushed and powdered gems and stones.
Day 02: Leh - Uleytokpo (Sham Valley) / Leh
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in and around Leh
Drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. En-route Visit at Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, The Hall of Fame The Hall of Fame then A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh. After Visit Alchi Monastery and drive continue along the River Indus to or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang en-route Visit at Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic.
The Hall of Fame, Located near the Leh Airfiled, is a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars. It is also termed as a memorial for the war heros. This building consists of two floors. While on the ground floor, there is information about the brave soldiers as and a souvenir shop but on the first floor, there are artifacts of various wars (mainly Kargil war) such as the weapons used during the war and some important documents, related to the same. There is another section dedicated to the Siachen glacier.
Alchi Monastery or Alchi Gompa, known more as a monastic complex (chos-‘khor) of temples in Alchi village in the Leh. The complex comprises four separate settlements in the Alchi village in the lower Ladakh region with monuments dated to different periods. Of these four hamlets, Alchi monastery is said to be the oldest and most famous. The monastery complex was built, according to local tradition, by the great translator Guru Rinchen Zangpo between 958 and 1055. However, inscriptions in the preserved monuments ascribe it to a Tibetan noble called Kal-dan Shes-rab later in the 11th century.
Likir Monastery or Likir Gompa (Klud-kyil) is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, It is picturesquely situated on a little hill in the valley, Likir is mentioned in the Ladakhi chronicles as having been erected by King Lhachen Gyalpo (Lha-chen-rgyal-po) (c. 1050-1080 CE). The name Likir means “The Naga – Encircled”, representing the bodies of the two great serpent spirits, the Naga-rajas, Nanda and Taksako. It presumably, originally belonged to the early Kadampa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and was established in 1065 by Lama Duwang Chosje, under the command of the fifth king of Ladakh, Lhachen Gyalpo (Lha-chen-rgyal-po).
11th Century Lamayuru Monastery and Moon Land Scapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides.
Day 03 : Leh - Nubra Valley (120 Kms / 04 - 05 Hrs)
After Breakfast move for Nubra Valley passing thru Horzey & Gangles Village. The road then rises to reach Khardungla (5602 Mts.) The World’s Highest Motor able road Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually, and a small population of Bactrian camels can still be seen at Hunder, in the area north of the pass. During World War II there was an attempt to transfer war material to China through this route. & Enjoy the landscape & the beautiful bird’s eye view of the Leh town. Halt for a picnic lunch at Khardong village + Another 35 Kms drive takes to Khalsar at ShyokValley, where the scenery is all around. The road after crossing Khalsar Bridge at Shyok River enters Nubra Valley then proceeds along the Nubra River to arrive in the afternoon at Tegar or Kyegar as locally called – Later transfer to camps / resort get relaxed and move for Sand Dunes to get thrill experience of The Double Hump Bactrian Camel Safari at Hunder Sand Dunes
Nubra Valley, a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley. Scholars say that its original name was Ldumra (the valley of flowers). The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges. The Shyok river is a tributary of the Indus river. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. i.e. 3048 metres above the sea level. Like the rest of the Tibetan Plateau, Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds.
Day 04 : Nubra Valley - Leh (190 Kms / 06 -07 Hrs)
Ultrices nulla. After Breakfast move to Visit at Diskit Monastery by afternoon drive back to Leh over the same Pass – Arrival at Leh as per the timings.
Diskit Monastery also known as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery (Gompa) in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh.It is picturesquely laid out on a hill side in typical architectural style, overlooking the Shyok river valley and the cold desert sands of Nubra. This is affiliated to the Thiksey Monastery of the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhists.
Day 05 : Leh - Pangog / Leh (145 Kms / 04 - 05 Hrs One Way)
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visit at Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Sindhu Ghat and then proceed to Pangong via Changla Pass (17,586 feet) and the third highest pass of the world. Pangong Lake is a salt water body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven colour formations in the crystal clear salt water lake – explore the panoramic beauty of Lake – later drive back to Leh – Arrival at Leh transfer to hotel / resort as per the timings.
Day 06 : Leh
After Breakfast transfer to Leh Airport as per the timings.