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.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival in India you will be greeted and escorted by Indo Asia Tour’s Executive to your Hotel. (Rooms will be available from 1200 Hrs)
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast enjoy city tour of Old & New Delhi.
In Old Delhi visit Red Fort* – the 17th century imposing fortress, the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer and Raj Ghat -Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial. In the afternoon visit New Delhi. You will drive past President’s Palace and India Gate (42m high), built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb, and the Qutub Minar, the highest sands stone minaret in the world (73 meters).
Overnight in the Hotel.
IMP: RED FORT REMAINS CLOSED ON MONDAY
Day 03: Delhi - Leh (By Flight)
Early morning we transfer to the airport to connect flight to Leh, the capital of Ladakh, also famous as “Small Tibet”, lying at an altitude of 3500m in a fertile valley of the Indus River.
Rest of the day is free to acclimatize. Evening walk around the local market.
Day 04: Leh – Shey, Thikse, Hemis - Leh
After an early breakfast, drive for one and half hours (45 Kms) to reach the famous “Hemis monastery” The Hemis monastery is the biggest monastery of Ladakh We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue. Then visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future.
Day 05: Leh – Uleytokpo
After breakfast drive to Ulleytokpo en-route visit Likir & Basgo monasteries.
Overnight in Camp..
Day 06: Uleytokpo – Excursion to Lamayuru
After breakfast, a 2-hour drive will bring us at Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh, with a population of around 150 permanent monk residents.
Day 07: Uleytokpo – Alchi – Leh
After early breakfast start with a short drive to Alchi Village. The village has been described as one of the monastic jewels of Ladakh.
Later we drive for another 53 Kms to reach Leh taking nearly 2 hours. We take a leisurely lunch at Leh followed by rest at the hotel.
Day 08: Leh – Nubra Valley
Early morning drive from Leh to Nubra (7 hours drive). The Nubra valley lies in the north of Leh and is accessible over the Khardung-la (18,380 ft) the highest motorable road in the world.
The valley was a trade route from Leh and Khasgar via Saser and Karakoram passes. Apart from unparalleled trekking opportunities the valley has several Buddhist monasteries namely Sumoor, Tigar and 350 years old Diskit monastery famous for its murals.
Day 09: Nubra Valley
After early breakfast visit Diskhit monastery. The monastery is one the highest point near the villages belonging to yellow sect.
Later leave for Hundur village through sandy desert valley and visit old fort of Hundar village and small monastery Optional – Camel ride in the lovely surroundings (On Direct Payment)
Evening trek to Samsthaling Monastery.
Day 10 : Nubra Valley - Leh
After early breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road.
Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot.
Day 11: Leh – Delhi
Morning transfer to the Airport to board the flight to Delhi.
On arrival in Delhi you will met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. (Check in time is 1200 Hrs)
Day 12: Depart Delhi
In time transfer to the international Airport to board the flight for onwards journey.
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