Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of the Himalayas with this comprehensive tour. Beginning in Delhi, you’ll be greeted with warmth and transferred to your hotel for a comfortable stay. The adventure truly begins as you soar over the majestic Himalayan peaks to reach Leh, a high-altitude gem. Spend your initial days acclimatizing and exploring renowned monasteries like Shey, Thiksey, and Shankar. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region and witness the vibrant Hemis Festival, a celebration of tradition and spirituality.
Venture to the serene Alchi monastery, where ancient frescoes tell tales of history. Continue your exploration with a captivating excursion to the striking Lamayuru monastery, traversing the dramatic landscapes that Ladakh offers. As you journey through the picturesque Likir, marvel at the local way of life in Leh’s bustling bazaar. The path leads you to Nubra Valley, a Buddhist haven beyond the towering Khardung La pass, offering a glimpse into a tranquil world surrounded by the Karakoram range.
Discover the treasures of Samstanling monastery and the soothing Panamik Hot Springs during a delightful day excursion. Return to Leh, visiting the captivating Diskit monastery en route. Explore the heritage of Stok Palace, Phyang, and Spituk monasteries, embracing the spiritual essence of the region. Conclude your journey with a visit to Delhi, where a combined city tour reveals the fascinating blend of Old and New Delhi’s vibrant cultures. As you bid farewell to this unforgettable expedition, carry cherished memories back home.
Hemis Festival Dates: 16-17 Jun, 2024
Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Places: Delhi > Leh > Alchi > Lamayuru > Alchi > Likir > Leh > Nubra > Tiger > Leh > Delhi
Delhi: The tour starts in the bustling capital city of India, Delhi. Explore the contrast of Old and New Delhi as you visit historical sites like India Gate, Red Fort, and Jama Masjid, and experience the vibrant markets and bustling streets.
Leh: Your journey takes you to the enchanting high-altitude town of Leh. Acclimatize to the altitude while discovering the ancient monasteries of Shey, Thiksey, and Shankar. Experience the spiritual and cultural essence of the region.
Hemis Festival: Immerse yourself in the vivid celebrations of the Hemis Festival, a unique and vibrant showcase of Ladakhi culture, featuring colorful costumes, traditional dances, and elaborate rituals.
Alchi: A tranquil village known for its ancient Alchi Monastery, famous for its stunning wall paintings and sculptures. Visit nearby Rizong Monastery and witness the serenity of the surroundings.
Lamayuru: Embark on a scenic excursion to Lamayuru Monastery, nestled amidst the dramatic landscapes of Ladakh. Explore this ancient and picturesque site, known for its spiritual significance.
Likir: A visit to Likir Monastery offers insights into the spiritual heritage of Ladakh. Observe the daily rituals of the monks and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
Nubra Valley: Cross the towering Khardung La pass to reach the enchanting Nubra Valley. Discover the serene landscapes, visit Samstanling Monastery, and rejuvenate at the Panamik Hot Springs.
Stok Palace: Explore the history and culture of Ladakh through a visit to Stok Palace, which houses a museum displaying royal artifacts, costumes, and historical items.
Phyang and Spituk Monasteries: Delve deeper into Ladakh’s spiritual heritage as you visit Phyang and Spituk Monasteries. These ancient monastic complexes offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history and traditions.
This tour provides a comprehensive exploration of Ladakh’s cultural, spiritual, and natural treasures, offering a unique and unforgettable travel experience.
Detailed Tour Plan
Day-1. Arrive Delhi
Meet assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel
Day-2. Delhi – Leh – 3500 mts
Early morning transfer to domestic airport to check in highly spectacular flight over the Himalaya’s to Leh. Meet at airport and transfer to hotel. Day free for rest & acclimatization. Overnight hotel.
Day-3. In Leh
After breakfast full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey.
Afternoon visit Shankar monastery.
Day-4. In Leh- Hemis Festival/Thak-Thak Festival
Full day at the monastery and witness the fest.
Day-5. Leh – Alchi
In the morning depart for Alchi monastery.
Afternoon visit Alchi and Rizong monasteries.
Overnight Guest house
Day-6. Alchi – Lamayuru – Alchi
Full day excursion to Lamayuru monastery.
After having good look around we drive back to Alchi. Overnight guest house.
Day-7. Alchi – Likir – Leh
After breakfast we drive to Leh en route visiting Likir monastery.
Day-8. Leh – Tiger ( Nubra Valley )
In the morning drive into Nubra valley to Tiger over Khardung la – 18380 ft.
Nubra: The Buddhist region of Nubra lies north of Leh across the 5600 Mts. Khardung pass, the first of the five passes on the former trade route from Leh to Turkestan. Nubra consists of two long valleys, the Nubra & upper Shyok lying beneath the towering eastern Karakoram range. At the head of the Nubra valley is the 45 miles long Siachen glacier, the longest glacier in the Karakoram. Overnight in camp.
Day-9. In Tiger
Day excursion to Samstanling monastery and Panamik Hot Springs is organized along with picnic / hot lunch.
Day-10. Tiger – Leh
After leisure breakfast we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Dishkit monastery.
Day-11. In Leh
Morning visit Stok Palace & in the afternoon visit Phyang & Spituk monasteries.
Day-12. Leh – Delhi
Early morning transfer to airport to board early morning flight for Delhi.
In the afternoon we will go for a combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. Overnight hotel
Day-13. Back Home
Transfer to airport in time to connect your flight back home.
End of Tour
FAQs about the Tour
q: What is the starting point of the tour?
a: The tour starts in Delhi, the capital city of India.
q: What is the highlight of the Hemis Festival?
a: The Hemis Festival is a vibrant celebration of Ladakhi culture, featuring colorful costumes, traditional dances, and elaborate rituals.
q: What is the significance of Alchi Monastery?
a: Alchi Monastery is known for its ancient wall paintings and sculptures, offering a glimpse into Ladakh’s rich spiritual heritage.
q: What can I expect during the excursion to Lamayuru?
a: The excursion to Lamayuru Monastery offers stunning views of Ladakh’s landscapes and a visit to an ancient monastery of spiritual importance.
q: What is unique about Nubra Valley?
a: Nubra Valley is accessible via the Khardung La pass, one of the world’s highest motorable roads. It features serene landscapes, Samstanling Monastery, and natural hot springs.
q: How can I experience Ladakh’s monastic heritage?
a: You can explore monasteries like Shey, Thiksey, Shankar, Likir, Phyang, and Spituk to gain insights into Ladakh’s spiritual and cultural heritage.
q: What are the key attractions in Leh?
a: Leh offers attractions like Stok Palace with its museum, Leh Market, and various monasteries such as Shey, Thiksey, and Shankar.
q: What is the final destination of the tour?
a: The tour concludes back in Delhi after exploring Ladakh’s cultural and natural treasures.
q: How does the tour help with acclimatization to high altitudes?
a: The tour starts with a stay in Leh, allowing travelers to acclimatize to the high altitude before exploring other destinations.
q: What is the overall theme of the tour?
a: The tour focuses on exploring Ladakh’s rich cultural heritage, ancient monasteries, serene landscapes, and unique festivals, providing a comprehensive experience of this Himalayan region.
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