Day 01: Home Delhi
Arrive Delhi International airport, you will be met and assisted
by our representative to the hotel, check in at the hotel. Relax
and overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Old & New Delhi.
Morning visit Old Delhi: The important places in Old Delhi include
the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk and if time
permits you can visit Raj Ghat the Memoir of Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon visit New Delhi visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time
imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial
raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan
war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of Indias
leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din
Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Bahai Temple.
Day 03: Delhi to Leh (By Air)
In time transfer to airport to board the flight for Leh, assistance
on arrival transfer to hotel, Leh is main Centre of Ladakh. With
the inhabitants of 50,000, Leh is located in small valley just the
north of Indus valley. The tourists are advised to take complete
rest for the proper acclimatization to the high altitude atmosphere.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 04: Leh - Lamayuru - Likir - Alchi - Leh
Whole day is dedicated for the local sight seeing, Lamayuru : After
exploring villages around the area, it comes as a surprise to find
that Lamayuru is a scruffy little place. The Gompa, is the completely
overshadowed and most famous spectacular monastery in Ladakh. Alchi
and Likir Monasteries : These two monasteries are located near Saspol
on the Srinagar-Leh road. They house many gigantic clay statue of
Buddha in various forms. The primary attraction of these monasteries
is, however, their 1000-year old wall painting which make a visit
more than worthwhile. Evening free to relax, overnight in Leh.
Day 05: Alchi - Rizong - Spituk - Leh (7 hours)
After the night stay at the Alchi, on the way back, the tourists
are visiting the few more Gompas. Rizong: About six kms along a
steepish, rocky track from the main road is the starts of the area
with the nunnery of Julochen and the Gompa of Rizong. The Gompa,
belong to the Gelukpa.
Spituk Monastery: Just before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh road on the
hilltop overlooking the Indus, the Spituk monastery boasts not only
of some prized tankha, but also a chamber with enormous statue of
Kali, whose faces are unveiled but once a year. The chamber contains
an ancient collection of face masks too. It is recommended that
you visit the monastery on the Puja day. It is 10 kms from Leh and
houses of 135 yellow capped monks. Overnight in Leh.
Day 06: Leh
The whole day is dedicated to the shopping and to discover some
interesting things about Ladakhi art and cultural by the visiting
the Tibetan refugees camp Choklamsar, Library and Ecological Development
etc. Overnight in Leh.
Day 07: Leh
Local Sight seeing, Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace and Sankar Gompa, The
womens vegetable market in the afternoon and some interesting
place to visit. And the evening the Sankar monastery.
Leh Gompa: It is situated above the Leh Palace and was built in
1430. It contains a 13.7 meters high statue of the Buddha which
the Ladakhi call Chamba. According to the Lamas this splendid statue
is the future Buddha. A butter burns day and night in front of this
Sankar Gompa: Just 3 kms from Leh is this monastery that has a formidable
collection of miniature of pure gold and a number of exciting painting.
It is well lit and may be visited in the evening as well.
Day 08: Leh - Khardungla Pass - Leh
Morning take an excursion tour to Khardung-la. It Takes you to the
highest motorable road of in the world KhardungLa (18,380 feet or
5,578 m). Nubra Valley lies in the north of Leh. Apart from unparalleled
trekking opportunities, the valley has several Buddhists monasteries
such as Sumor, Tiger and 350 years old Diskit monastery. Later drive
back to Leh for overnight.
Day 09: Leh - Delhi - Back home.
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi. Asssitance
on arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel, time free for last minute
souvenir shopping overnight in Delhi.
Day 10: Delhi - Back home.
In time transfer to International airport to board the flight back