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Ladakh Panorama Tour
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destinations: LEH / ALCHI / TINGMOSGAM / LAMAYURU / NUBRA VALLEY / 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. At such elevations, it is extremely important to be accustomed to the climate. 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 Thiksey monastery, it has the 12-storey complex and is considered one of the finest examples of Ladakhi art and architecture. Perched atop a hill slope at about 11,800 feet, it is a stunning sight as you get closer to it and offers a beautiful view of the Indus Valley below it. After that take a halt at Hemis monastery, it is the biggest and very richly endowed monastery of Ladakh which was built in 1630. A copper gilded statue of Lord Buddha can be seen along with various stupas that are said to be made of precious metal like gold and silver inside the monastery. On the way back, visit Shey Palace, It is one of the ancient palaces which is located beside Indus River and is around 15 km from leh. Return to Leh and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: LEH – ALCHI – LIKIR- TINGMOSGAM (100 KM, 4 HOURS)
After having breakfast proceed to Tingmosgam, visit Alchi monastery which is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist centers in Ladakh and also as the monastic jewels of Ladakh. This Gompa is built in Kashmiri style of architecture. The details of Buddhism and the Hindu kings of that time are depicted on the wall paintings in the monastery. Then visit Likir, it means the Naga encircled. The monastery got its name as it is believed that two serpent spirits –Nanda and Taksako – guard it. The monastery consists of various other shrines inside the monastery complex. This monastery possess thangka collection, earthen pots, old manuscripts and old costumes. The monastery also has a huge Maitreya Buddha statue which is 23 meters high covered with gold. Continue drive to Tingmosgam, it is a famous village in the sham valley for its nuts, apricots, apples and beautiful houses. Reach Tingmosgam and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 04 : TINGMOSGAM – LAMAYURU – TINGMOSGARN (50 KM, 2 HOURS)
After having breakfast proceed to Lamayuru, the word Lamayuru means eternal in the Tibetian language and hence the monastery is known as the eternal one. This monastery houses a rich collection of artifacts, wall paintings, thangkas, statues, carpets and an impressive 11-headed, 1000 eyed image of Chenzing. Lamayuru also attracts tourists for its wonderful landscape which is quite similar to the lunar territory. Then visit Tingmosgam Gompa and the village in the afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 : TINGMOSGAM – RIZONG – PHYANG – LEH (100KM, 5 HOURS)
After having breakfast drive to Leh, visit Rizong and Phyang monastery. It is a big complex accommodating a number of sacred shrines inside the monastery complex. These shrines have some exquisite wall paintings, dating back to the royal period. Phyang Gompa complex has 900 years old museum. This museum exhibits a rich collection of numerous idols and thangkas besides variety of weapons and firearms of Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian origin. Then visit the Rizong monastery which was founded by Lama Tsultim Nima. It is well known for its high standards of monastic disciplines. It gives an impression of a rocky fortress. The monastery is around 72 km from Leh. Reach Leh and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06 : LEH – NUBRA ( DISKIT & HUNDER) (130 KMS, 5 HOURS)
After having breakfast proceed to Nubra Valley which is a large, wide and flat region located around 150 km north of Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Visit Diskit and then Hundar monastery. Diskit Gompa is 350 years old and is situated on the highest point near the village, it is the headquarters of the Nubra Valley. The town is dominated by the huge 14th century monastery which is the oldest and largest in the valley. Hundar is a beautiful town, about 7 km away from Diskit. Reach Nubra and overnight stay in camp.
DAY 07 : NUBRA VALLEY
After having breakfast visit Panamik, It has hot water springs and a sacred Yarab Tso lake nearby the entrance of the village. The scenic beauty, sulphur springs and the proximity to Siachen glacier make it a must visit destination. Return to the camp for hot Lunch. In the afternoon visit Samtaling monastery which is situated in Sumur village. Set amongst picturesque mountains and greens, Samstanling is an acclaimed monastery which exhibits the traditional touch with shades of gold, red and white. In the evening reach at camp for overnight stay.
DAY 08 : NUBRA – KHARDONG LA – LEH (130 KM, 5 HOURS)
After having breakfast proceed to Leh. Visit Khardung La Pass, commonly pronounced as Khardzong La, is a very important strategic pass into the Siachen glacier and claims to be the world’s highest motor able pass at an elevation of 5,602 meters. You can feel the pristine air and view the scenic beauty all around. Continue drive to Leh. After arrival at Leh, check in at hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping and independent activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09 : DEPARTURE
In the morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight for onward destination.