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ESSENCE OF LADAKH: 4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

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4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS.....

Essence of Ladakh” ( 4 Nights / 5 Days)

 

 

 

Ladakh, one of the few strongholds of Tibetan Buddhist life, culture and religion, lies cradled in the heart of the Great North-Western Himalaya. Leh, the capital of Ladakh nestled in the Indus River valley, was once a trading town at the junction of the historic silk route from China and central Asia to the plains of India.

 

Based in the town of Leh (11,500 ft. / 3505 m), the journey includes & unveils many fascinating excursions to cliff side gompas (monasteries) inhabited by peaceful Buddhist monks, pretty villages & surrounding countryside, high passes and dramatic mountain scenery.

 

 

PLACE TO COVER =, Khardong la pass, Pangong,sangam,magnetic hill,hall of fame, gurudwara,Shey, thiksey, Hemis ,Sindhu ,leh place , Shanti stupa(The sun set point)

 

ITINERARY

 

 

Day 01, Arrive Leh,

upon arrival in Leh, welcome by our local representative and transfer to a Ladakhi style guest house or Hotel. Rest of the day you require to take a complete

rest for acclimatization to the arid high altitude of Leh (3505 m) in the evening will enjoy the sunset point (Shanti stupa). Overnight in Hotel

 

Day 02 Explore Indus valley. (Around 98 kms)

 

On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries and most popular in this

 

area.

 

Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

 

Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order . This Monastery is more than 500 year old.

 

Hemis Monastery, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surroundedby Mountain and fronted by long Mani walls.

 

Sindhu ghard Darshan to Holy Indus river . Amir Khan School Or 3 –Idiot shoot school.

 

Leh Palace: Is build by King Sengge Namgail of Namgail Dynasty in 17th century. The Palace is nine story high, and it overlook the leh main Market, Stok Kangri. The upper story was earlier used by the royal family .Now the palace is open for tourist the collection of jewelers, ornaments, Thangkas, ceremonial dresses, crowns, and centuries-old pieces of jewelers are kept here for public display. Overnight in Hotel

 

Day03 : Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh (296 KM)

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute crossing Changla

 

pass 17,570fts. Pangong Lake, situated at 13,930 feet (4,267 m). It will Take around 5 hours to reach their .A long narrow basin of inland drainage,

hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 125 km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years

back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. By evening you will be back to Leh

 

Day04:Leh–KhardungLa(18380fts)–Leh (58kms)(3-4hrs)

In the morning drive for the Khardung - La Pass. This is the ultimate challenge of the trip. It is the highest motorable road in the world taking you to a

dizzy 5,600m! The view from the top is spectacular, stretching from the Indus valley in the South over the endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range

 to the giants of the Sesser Massif in the North. You can feel proud of a true achievement as you finish the trip with your final satisfying descent.

Evening shopping and move around market Car will drop you to the Market You have to go back to hotel by exploring .Evening Sightseeing To Sangam .

 

 

MAGNETIC HILL= which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up & further Driving through a picturesque landscape.

SANGAM = 4 km before Nimmu village, The Confluence of Two river Zanskar and Indus is called Sangam . The National high way is passing on the cliff so you can see the confluence and both river starches coming out from the colorful mountain George. In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.

Gurdwara Patthar Sahib : Situated 25 miles from Leh, It is believed that once Guru Nanak ji was meditating demon attack by threw large stone on the Guru Nanak ji .The boulder melt while touching the Guru ji .In the shape of Guru Nanak ji the demon tried to crush Guru

 

Nanak by kicking the boulder with all his might. To his surprise, the demon’s foot caused a deep impression in the boulder which had turned soft. The boulder with the imprints of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the foot of daemon still rests there

Ladakh Hall of Fame: The Hall of Fame is a glorious War cum historic museum build by the Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia, images, weapons, History about the Ladakh, Culture, Dress code, Fauna and flora. Kargil War strategies and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh. Here’s something that you will be proud of our defense personnel who sacrificed themselves so that we could live in peace.

Day 05 Drop to Airport

Leave Ladakh with sweet memories.

 


 

Inclusion

1) Accommodation.

2) Daily Breakfast & Dinner.

3) Exclusive Non AC Transport ( As per group size)

4) All taxes / Toll / Driver Allowance

Exclusion

1) Lunch.

2) Entrance / Guide charges

3) Inner Line Permit Charges ( Rs 700 per person for Indians & Rs 800 per person for foreigners.

4) Expenses of personal nature.

5) Anything not mentioned in Tour Cost Inclusions box.