Day 1: Arrive
On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, you will
be met by our representative, who will help you to
transfer to your hotel. Check into your hotel and relax.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Fly Delhi - Leh (3445mtrs)
Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Leh. You
will be receved
on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Rest and
acclimatize yourself to the altitude and rarified air of
Ladakh. In the evening, we gather for dinner and are
introduced to the tour guide.
Day 3: Leh - Half day tour
After breakfast, leave for a tour of Leh and see its
ancient monuments and Buddhist sites. After lunch at your
hotel we leave for a tour of the Shanti Stupa, Built by
Japanese Buddhists this Peace Pagoda is a beautiful
structure with gilt panels on its sides that display
episodes from the life of Buddha. It was inaugurated in
1983 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We then drive to the
Sankar Monastery that is surrounded by forests and barley
fields that rise in terraces along the hillside. Within
the monastery you can see beautiful Thanka paintings and
statuettes of Buddha made of gold. Return to your hotel to
Day 4: Leh -Hemis - Thiksey - Shey
After breakfast we leave for a tour of the Hemis Gompa.
This monastery is the best known in Ladakh. Around the
monastery you will see Chortens or Buddhist reliquaries
and ornate walls. After seeing the sights of the monastery
we leave for the Thiksey Monastery. This is situated on a
mountain from where you can see panoramic views of the
Indus Valley. Within the monastery you can see many
beautiful Buddhist artifacts. We then leave for the Shey
Palace, which was the summer palace of the royal family of
Ladakh. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
Day 5: Leh - Alchi
After breakfast, we leave for Alchi. Located 70 kms west
of Leh, is the Uletokpo camp where we arrive rest, have
lunch and then leave for a tour of Alchi monastery and the
nearby village. Considered one of the most well preserved
Buddhist centers of Ladakh, the Alchi monastery has
beautiful paintings on its walls, which are examples of
early Buddhist art. In Alchi village you can see the rural
lifestyle of the villagers including activities such as
grinding wheat etc. Stay overnight at the camp.
Day 6: Alchi - Lamayuru - Alchi
After breakfast we drive to Lamayuru, where we tour the
Lamayuru monastery. Also called the Yung-drung (Swastika)
monastery, Lamayuru is one of the oldest monasteries
in Central Ladakh. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Lamayuru
village and explore its surroundings in the afternoon.
Return to the camp in the evening to stay overnight.
Day 7: Ridzong and Likir Monasteries
After an early snack we leave for the Ridzong Monastery.
The last kilometer of this journey is on foot, due to the
steep hill. Ridzong is a nunnery, where Buddhist nuns
reside. Tour the monastery and then return to the camp for
breakfast. Later we leave for Leh. On the way we stop to
the Likir Monastery built in the 15th century by monks of
the Gelupa (Yellow Hat) Sect. Later we resume our drive
along the Indus River. Arrive at the hotel in time for a
late lunch. Relax in the afternoon and evening and stay
overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Leh - Saboo - Leh
After breakfast we leave for Saboo village where you can
see the traditional lifestyle of the people of Ladakh. You
can taste Gur Gur or Yak Butter Tea and dine on local
cuisine at a Ladakhi home. Return to Leh and enjoy
shopping and sightseeing. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Leh - Stok - Tibetan Handicraft
After breakfast we leave for the Stok Palace, where the
royal family of Ladakh used to live. In the museum at the
palace you can see family heirlooms and artifacts from
royal times. We then tour the Ladakh Handicraft Center.
Here you can buy beautiful handmade products and craft
items. We than travel to Choglamsar, where you can see a
Tibetan settlement. There are many Tibetans residing in
Ladakh. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
Day 10: Leh
Your last day in Leh is at your disposal. You can go
shopping, sightseeing or pursue any activity of your
Day 11: Leh - Delhi
After an early breakfast we leave for the airport, where
you can board the flight to Delhi. Our representative will
meet you at Delhi airport and help you check into your
hotel. Check into your hotel and relax. Stay overnight at
Day 12: Delhi
After breakfast, leave for a day's sightseeing tour of
Delhi. In historic Old Delhi you will see the Jama Masjid,
one of the largest mosques of India; the Red Fort, an
impressive sandstone monument built by the Mughals, and
you can explore the busy market of Chandi Chowk. You can
also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In
New Delhi you can see India Gate, Parliament House and the
President's mansion. Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and the
Bahai Temple and shopping in crafts emporia in Delhi
complete your Delhi tour. Return to your hotel to stay
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast you will transferred to the airport to
board the flight to Delhi. Leave for Delhi with
unforgettable memories of your Ladakh Tour with Leh Ladakh
India. Our representative will meet you in Delhi and help
you to transfer to the international airport for your
flight to your onward destination.