Day 01 -
On arrival you will be met by a Group Tours to India
representative and transferred to hotel, where we will be
holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight stay
at the hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi
Morning excursion to the city included visiting Laxmi
Narayan Temple - the Place of Gods, India Gate - the
memorial to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the
World War I., Parliament House. Afternoon tour of Old
Delhi covering Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in Asia,
Red Fort - the red stone magic, Gandhi Memorial - The
memoir of father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound &
light show in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi / Leh
Transfer to the Delhi domestic airport for your flight to
Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Dep. 0540 Arrive 0655. Leh is
situated among the hills on the north side of the Indus
Valley. Upon arrival in Leh, you will be met by your guide
and transferred to your hotel. Day complete rest to
acclimatize yourself to high altitude. Evening walk to
Lehbazaar at a slow pace. You are advised not to run or
exert. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 - Leh
Embark on a day sightseeing of Thiksey, Shey and Hemis
monasteries with packed lunch. Overnight stay at the
SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Located on a hillock 15 Kms
upstream from Leh, it served as the residence of the royal
family. You can see a copper statue of Buddha, plated with
gold and the largest of its kind.
THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the
largest and architecturally most imposing Gompas. This
Gompa houses several temples, containing images, stupas
and wall paintings relating to Buddhism, which are
HEMIS GOMPA: Located 40 Kms from Leh, Hemis Gompa is
the best known, wealthiest and biggest of Ladakh. Its
other claim to fame is that it is
home to a major annual festival held here every summer to
commemorate Guru Padma Sambhava's birth anniversary. It
also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh, which is unfurled
once in 12 years (nest in 2004) Built in 1630 during the
reign of Singge Namgyal, the Hemis Gompa continued to
receive patronage from different dynasties. It is divided
into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main
temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as
"green room" by the dancers during the festival. The
temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a
surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist "Wheel Of
Life" (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters,
besides the prayer wheel.
Day 05 - Leh-Likir
Drive from Leh to Likir (60 Kms.) on the Leh-Srinagar
Highway. Pay a visit to the monastery. Overnight camp at
Day 06 - Likir to Yangthang (3,700M) 05:30 Hrs.
After taking breakfast at the camp,
start the trek towards south through trail behind the
monastery, amidst wheat fields. After a walk for 20
minutes, you come down to the rough motorable road to
Hemis Shukpachan. Ignore the road and walk through the
trail down the road along with Stupas westward.
As the easy ascent starts from here, you can go to the top
of "Chagatse La" pass (3,700M). Again skip the road on
your right and walk through the trail down and up to the
road. From here you can glimpse a hamlet named Saspotse.
Start walking towards the village leaving the road on your
right hand side. You have to cross a river to reach the
village. Take the trail behind the village through a small
gorge, which leads you to "Phobe la" pass (3,849M). You
can have the glimpse of Yangthang village from here.
After a walk for 10 minutes arrive at the camping site.
The two camping sites; one near the school which has
beautiful view of the village and the peak. The next one
is near the river amidst poplar plantation.
Day 07 - Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan-Rizong (3596 M)-05
Take s short walk if you want to camp at Hemis Shukpachan
village. You can also walk up to Temisgam or village of
Ang before Temisgam, which takes around 6-7 hrs. As soon
as you cross the river, the climb of the Phobe La (4,000
M) starts, which takes around 01 hour to reach the top of
pass. After another hour or half you reach Hemis
Shukpachan, trek to Rizong. Drive back to Leh. Overnight
stay at the hotel at Leh.
Day 08 - Leh: (Excursion to Khardung-la pass)
Excursion to Khardung-la pass; world's highest Motorable
road. Afternoon at leisure to explore the Leh town to buy
souvenirs or individual activities. Overnight stay at the
hotel at Leh.
Khardungla pass: The road journey to Nubra valley leads
through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in
the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms Away from Leh. There
are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass.
Day 09 - Leh/ Delhi-Agra
Departure transfer to the Leh
airport. Fly Leh-Delhi Dep. 0735 Arr. 0850. On arrival you
will be met by our representative. Drive to Agra. Arrive
Agra. Check in at the hotel. Later embark on a half-day
city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red fort, Itmad-ud-daula's
tomb. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 – Agra-Delhi
Afternoon drive to Delhi en-route visiting Akbar's Tomb at
Sikandara. Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Day free to
relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 - Departure back home
Transfer to the International airport to connect flight
for departure back home.