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Ladakh Adventure - 06 Nights / 07 Days

 
 
High Lights : Leh city, Spituk, Hall of Fame, Sanker Gompa , Shanti Stupa, Alchi (Uleytokpo), Phyang, Likir & Basgo Palace, Lamayuru, Moon landscapes Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Pangong Lake , Changla Pass, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Sangam ( Confluence) of Zangskar and Indus river.

Travel and Transport : Car & Driver for the complete tour as per Itinerary only Starts & Ends in Leh (Ladakh).

Introduction: Once you land in Ladakh you know that you have to get the best of this beautiful mountain destination, Ladakh Adventure the trip is highly recommended as you get an opportunity to see the best of Ladakh with an insight of Lakes, Palaces, High Passes, Monasteries we have tried to include all the popular and off beat trails of this fine tuned Ladakh adventure, refer to the Highlights it gives you the name of each points of sightseeing for the 7 days experience. You will surely be enthralled with the exotic scenic and mesmerizing beauty that will over whelm you and rejoice your mood. On the Ladakh Adventure.
 
Day 01: Arrival in Leh  
A thrilling early morning flight to Leh. The crisp air of Leh when you disembark from the airplane welcomes you to this unpolluted Himalayan destination. You will be welcomed and escorted to our hotel where room has been booked for your ready occupancy. A little briefing on the day's program and a breakfast, you are advised to rest for the first half of the day. After lunch we will go for an easy and relaxed orientation drive of Leh market. Overnight in the hotel.  
Day 02: Leh Local Excursions  
AM: Excursion Spituk & Hall of Fame PM: Excursion to Sanker Gompa & Shanti Stupa Post breakfast we depart for AM Sightseeing tour to Spituk Spituk monastery which was founded by Old Led, in the 11th century AD. In those days the Gompa belonged to the Kadampa School but Gelukpa order was introduced during the region of King Dragspa Bum idle, when Lama Lhawang Lotus restored the monastery & Hall of Fame (war museum).

Later we drive back to hotel on time for lunch Later in the afternoon, guided sightseeing tour visiting the Sanker Gompa, which is towards the north of the Town, it has an impressive). Later visit Shanti Stupa, The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there one can see the nice spectacular view of Leh town. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.

 
Day 03: Leh – Alchi (Uleytokpo) (Via Phyang, Likir & Basgo Palace)  
After breakfast we drive to Phyang, Located 22 Kms from Leh. The monastery is remarkably built on the hilltop, similar to the Likir monastery. This monastery belongs to the Degungpa order. And we drive further to Likir and visit Likir gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir. It was founded in the 12th Century although the present construction dates back to the 18th century as the original one was destroyed by fire. In its courtyard is a yellow-coloured 3 storey high mammoth statue of the Lord Buddha, which was constructed by a resident monk. The top floor has an impressive museum containing old tangkhas and weapons used many centuries back.

Basgo Palace, The seat of power of a branch of the Namgyal family. It is here in 1680 A.D. that invading Mongol and Tibetan armies were held in check over a three year long seige. Original 16th century murals and other arts of Basgo are well worth a visit.

Then we drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. Over a century old, its wall paintings are very similar to those of the Tabo gompa in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. Unlike other monasteries, which are usually on a cliff top or cling to a mountainside, Alchi is at ground level and is nestled in the shade of a garden. Overnight stay at Camp Alchi / Uleytokpo.
 
Day 04: Alchi - Lamayuru – Pathar Sahib Gompa – Magnetic Hill –Leh  
After breakfast start early morning drive to Moon landscapes Lamayuru, and Rizong back to Leh. Photo Stop to view the mesmerizing Moon landscapes and proceed to Lamayuru

Lamayuru lower Ladakh it's also called as sham. Lamayuru Gompa: The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru. After visit at Lamayuru Gompa the drive to Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and Sangam of Zangskar and Indus River. Drive back to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight stay at hotel in Leh.

 
Day 05: Leh Pangong Leh  
An early start to the day for our visit to Pangong Lake at a distance of 155 kilometers each way. This beautiful turquoise colored is worth its drive and time. It's value for your effort and money. Half of this beautiful lake is in under the Chinese occupation. The visit to the lake involve crossing of Changlha pass. Back to Leh. Evening at leisure to stroll in the bazaar and overnight at the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.  
Day 06: Leh  
Excursion to Hemis, Shey, Thiksey Today we again proceed for rest of the Indus Valley monastery tour with Mahabodhi Meditation Centre. We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Then we 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. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgge Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.  
Day 07: Depart Leh  
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.