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Ladakh Overland Tour
Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
Destinations: LEH / ALCHI / ULEYTOKPO / LAMAYURU / KHARDONG LA
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL LEH
Upon arrival at Leh airport, meet our local representative, transfer to hotel. We recommend you complete relax for the rest of the day to enable yourselves to acclimatize at the high altitude, as high altitude sickness occurs when your body does not adjust due to lack of oxygen at the high altitude. In the late afternoon drive to the city centre for an orientation walk in the market and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02 : LEH
In the morning proceed to Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Visit the Thiksey monastery which is the 12-storey complex is considered one of the finest examples of Ladakhi art and architecture. Perched atop a hill slope, it is a stunning sight as you get closer to it and offers a beautiful view of the Indus Valley below it. Then take a halt at Hemis monastery, built in 1630 it is the biggest and very richly endowed monastery of Ladakh. Inside the monastery, a copper gilded statue of Lord Buddha can be seen along with various stupas that are said to be made of precious metals like gold and silver. On the way visit Shey Palace which is located beside Indus River and is around 15 km from leh. It is one of the ancient palaces in Leh. Return to Leh and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03 : LEH – SPITUK – ALCHI – ULEYTOKPO (80 KM, 3 HOURS)
After having breakfast leave for Uletokpo camping which is one of the most wonderful camping in Ladakh. On the way, visit Spituk Monastery also known as Pethup Gompa. It is a Buddhist monastery in Leh which is located 8 km from Leh. The monastery is home to 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali. En route visit Alchi monastery, it is said to be the oldest and most famous monastery in Ladakh. The monastery is maintained and looked after by the Likir monastery, it has paintings made by Kashmiri artists, which has a touch of Indian art. This monastery has 6 main buildings. Around lunch time, you will reach Ulleytokpo which lies amidst the snow draped mountains. It is a scenic and ultimate destination blessed with breath taking natural beauty. In the evening, enjoy sitting on the bank of the river coming down from the Rizong side. Overnight stay in camp.
DAY 04 : ULETOKPO – LAMAYURU – LEH (180 KM, 6 HOURS)
In the morning leave for Lamayuru monastery via Khaltsi. It is located in the taluk of Khalsi, district of Leh. From here another 22 Km drive will take you to Lamayuru which is the oldest and the largest monastery. The monastery is acclaimed for its murals, collection of thangkas, rich wall paintings, scriptures and statues of different forms of Buddha and distinct deities. In the late afternoon return to Leh for overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 : LEH – KHARDUNG LA – LEH (80 KM)
After having breakfast a visit from Leh to Khardung La top and back is roughly around 80 km, round trip. It is a historical pass in the Karakoram Range to the north of Leh that still works as the lifeline for Indian Army posted in Siachen Glacier and is used to carry supplies. The altitude of Khardungla is 5,359 meters. The winding road to the top, the feeling of standing atop a mountain that is often considered as world’s highest motorable pass, the clear air, scenic vistas have made Khardung La a popular tourist attraction. Return to Leh in the afternoon and rest of the day is free to explore the local market of Leh. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 06 : DEPARTURE
In the morning transfer to Leh airport to catch flight for onward destination.