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Heritage tour of Ladakh – 10 nights/11 days

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Leh-Hunder-Nubra valley-Pangong-Tso Morini-Alchi-Likir-Uleytokpo–Rizong- Lamarayu-Leh

Day 01 Arrival in Leh

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Hotel standard Check-in 14.00 pm / Check-out 12.00 pm.

We recommend half a day of relaxation to acclimatise.

Leh Market: –  The market is divided into several small paths and streets, with sections dedicated to clothes, artefacts, spices, food, souvenirs and handicrafts. One of the best things that Leh Main Market is famous for is its woollen garments. Due to the cold climate, the people of Leh have a culture of making hand-woven woollen clothes, which have now become popular and demand local products from Ladakh.

Overnight in Leh.

Day 02 Leh

Visit Shanti Stupa: – Shanti Stupda is also known as Vishwa Shanti Stupa. It is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The impressive stupa is made of marble and there are brilliantly intricate statues of Lord Buddha here.

Leh Palace: – The roof of Leh Palace offers beautiful views of the Ladakh region and Stok Kangri. With huge wooden walls and balconies, it is a fine example of medieval Tibetan architecture and boasts nine floors. The entrance to the palace is decorated with wooden carved figurines.

Chemrey Monastery: –   or Chemrey Gompa in the Indus River Valley is a 1664 Buddhist monastery in the Leh district of Ladakh in northern India. It is located 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) north of Hemis Monastery.

Stakna monastery: –  Known as Tiger Nose due to its resemblance to it, Stakna is a small monastery in Leh founded by a Bhutanese scholar and saint, Chosje Jamyang Palkar in 1580. The monastery is located on the left bank of the Indus River and offers splendid views over the valley.

Matho Monastery: –  The history of Matho Monastery states that it was founded in 1410 century by Lama Dugpa Dorje. The gompa belongs to the Sakya Order and houses thangkas dating back 400-600 years.

Free time to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Leh

Day 03 Leh-Khardung La-Diskit-Hunder (125 Km, 3 hours 35 minutes)

After breakfast, departure for Hunder.

En route we visit Khardung La Pass

Khardung La Pass: –  Khardung La Pass is a gateway to some of the most enchanting and unexplored landscapes. This famous mountain pass is very popular among adventurers and regular tourists alike. Located in the Leh district of the Indian Union Territory, Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5,359 metres. It is considered the highest pass in the world. Historically speaking, Khardung La is quite significant as it is located on the main caravan route connecting Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia.

Diskit: –  Belonging to the 14th century, this monastery is considered to be the largest and oldest monastery in the Nubra Valley. Also known as Diskit Gompa, the most prominent attraction of the monastery is the huge Maitreya Buddha statue at the top, which was inaugurated by His Highness Dalai Lama.

Maitreya Buddha: – 32-meter-high statue of Maitreya Buddha facing the Shyok River. This statue was built recently, with 8 Kg of gold which was donated by the head of the Gompa and was sanctified by the Dalai Lama on 24 July 2010. It is said that this statue was built to protect the village from wars and promote peace in the world.

Upon arrival in Hunder, transfer to the hotel. 

Overnight stay in Hunder.

Day 04 Hunder-Samstanling-Panamik-Ensa-Nubra Valley-Hunder (Return 173 km, 4 hours and 40 minutes)

After breakfast the day begins.

Samstanling:-  Located in Sumlur village in the Nubra Valley region, Samstanling Monastery was founded 140 years ago in 1841 by Lama Tsultim Nima. The Monastery is located 124 km from Leh and serves more than 50 monks with their daily needs.

Panamik:-  Panamik hot water spring is located at an altitude of 10442 feet above sea level. Spring water contains a high amount of sulfur and is considered the best for treating rheumatism and other ailments.

Ensa:-  Ensa Monastery, otherwise known as Ensa Gompa, is located in the vicinity of Panamik village. Travelers must visit this 250-year-old monastery as it is considered one of the major attractions of Nubra Valley.

Nubra Valley: –  Surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan ranges, Nubra Valley is located between Tibet and Kashmir. The view of the valley is picturesque and breathtaking. During winter, the whole valley looks like a lunar landscape (which is why it is called Moonland) and in summer full of greenery.

Return to Hunder, transfer to the hotel. 

Overnight stay in Hunder.

Day 05 Hunder-Shyok-Pangong (277 km, 6 hours 50 minutes)

After breakfast, departure for Pangong.

Along the way we visit Shyok (Altitude 3700 m)

Start the day by following the same route towards Leh until reaching Khalsar. From Agyam Bridge, we will take the left road which takes us to the villages of Shyok and Durbuk. The route is little used for commuting, so you won’t find heavy traffic on any day.

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Pangong.

Day 06 Pangong-Tsomoriri (180 km, 7 hours) (Half board with dinner)

After breakfast, departure for Tsomoriri.

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of the lake and then continue east. This is a new route recently opened to tourists. Drive along the Pangong lake passing through the villages of Man, Mirak, Chushul (which is only 80 km from the Chinese border and is famous for the memorial of Maj. Shaitan Singh who sacrificed his life in the Sino-Indian war of 1962 and every year the here Chinese and Indian army flag meeting is held). We also drive to Tsaga and Loma curve and once you reach Mahe, turn left and continue driving until you reach Tsomoriri.

Overnight stay in Tsomoriri. 

Day 07 Tsomoriri-Leh (240 Km, 7 Hours) (Half board with dinner)

After breakfast, depart for Leh. 

Puga :-  Puga Valley is located in the Changthang Valley in the south-eastern part of Ladakh, about 22 km from the Salt Lake Valley. It is a region of great importance known for its natural beauty and geothermal activities. Puga is also visited for its hot sulfur spring.

Tsokar Lake: –  Tso Kar or Tsho kar is a floating Salt Lake known for its size and depth located in the Rupshu plateau and valley in the southern part of Ladakh in India. It is also recognized as India’s 42nd Ramsar site.

Along the way stopping at Tangling pass, the second highest passable pass in the world at 5350m.

Overnight stay in Leh. 

Day 08 Leh-Hemis-Thiksey-Shey-Stok-Leh

After breakfast

Vist Hemis:-  Among the richest monasteries in India, Hemis Monastery is renowned for its collection of ancient artefacts, including a copper Buddha figure, gold and silver stupas and more. Sacred thangkas, murals and other objects can be seen throughout the monastery.

Thiksey:-  Thiksey Monastery belongs to the Gelug or Yelloe Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhist. It is also known for its annual Gustor festival held in the month of October/November where a fair is held at the base of the monastery where villagers from all over Ladakh come to barter and exchange items and socialise.

Shey:-  It is the second largest Buddha statue in Ladakh. Shey Monastery is located within the Shey Palace complex. The original palace, now in ruins, was built near the village of Shey by Lhachen Palgyigon, king of Ladakh (then called Maryul), in the 10th century.

Stok: –  Situated on the banks of the Indus River on the outskirts of the city, the Stok Palace is a magnificent three-storeyed structure. Still the summer residence of the Ladakh royal family, around 12 of its 80 rooms are still functional. The Royal Palace Museum is a must visit as it displays items such as imperial thangka paintings, the king’s crown, Perak robes, coins, jewelery adorned with turquoise and lapis lazuli and the queen’s ancient turquoise and gold yub-jhur (studded headdress of turquoises) and many religious objects.

Arrival in Leh, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 09 Leh-Basgo-Alchi-Likir-Uleytopko (125 Km, 2 hours and 45 minutes)

After breakfast, departure to Uleytopko.

En route visit Basgo: – Although the monastery was built for the Namgyal rulers in 1680, Bazgo itself was incorporated in the early days of Ladakh and is often mentioned in the Chronicles of Ladakh when it was a political and cultural centre

Gurudwara Patthar Sahib: –  Situated on the outskirts of Leh on the Leh-Kargil road is the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, built in memory and honor of Guru Nanak. This place of worship is associated with a very important event in the history of the Sikh religion.

Magnetic Hill: – Magnet Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The layout of the area and the surrounding slopes create the optical illusion of a hill. The hilly road is actually a downhill road. Objects and cars on the hilly road may appear to roll uphill defying gravity when, in reality, they are rolling downhill.

Likir :-  Likir Monastery was first built in the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 18th century, and currently has a 25-foot (7.6 m) tall gold-covered Buddha statue. It is occupied by monks of the Gelukpa order. It is located 52 km from Leh.

Upon arrival in Uleytopko, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Uleytopko.

Day 10 Uleytopko-Kargli (91 km 3 Hours and 10 mins)

After breakfast.

Uleytokpo:- Uleytokpois one of the most charming and beautiful villages in Ladakh. It is famously known as a base for trekking and camping in Ladakh. Camping and hiking in Uleytokpo is considered to be one of the most thrilling activities in Ladakh amidst the snow-capped mountains.

Rizong:- Known to be a haven for meditation, Rizong Monastery overlooks the Indus Valley. The monastery has special significance for Tibetan Buddhists as Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated in the caves around Rizong.

Lamayuru:- Lamayuru is known for its monastery and its “lunar landscape”, curiously promoted as “lunar landscape” for tourists. The landscape is certainly stunning with its extraordinarily strange geological formations, although this is not unique to Lamayuru. Lamayuru Monastery is ancient, built in the “lunar landscape”.

Hunderman village: – Hunderman è un piccolo villaggio anonimo situato a circa 10 km a monte della città di Kargil. Si dice che sia l’ultimo villaggio nel territorio indiano che si trova proprio vicino al confine indo-pakistano. E proprio come qualsiasi villaggio vicino al confine, Hunderman si è trovato nel fuoco incrociato delle guerre combattute tra due nazioni.

Overnight stay in Kargli.

Day 11 Leh – Next destination

Transfer to the airport

Ciao India Tours wishes you a happy Journey.

Inclusions:

  • 10 nights’ accommodation in 3/4 star/Heritage hotels with breakfast, including all existing taxes.
  • All transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice versa.
  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival/departure from our representative at the airport.
  • Transfers as per program with private car.
  • One bottle of water per person every day.
  • All taxes included.

Exclusions:

  • Visa, health insurance, cancellation of flights, trains, tip, tourist guide, monument ticket, activities, personal expenses, camera etc.
  • Everything that is not part of the inclusions.

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