LADAKH HEMIS FESTIVAL TOUR
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Overnight at airport hotel.
Day 2-4: Leh
Early morning flight to Leh. Tour Leh, visit Spitok Gompa, attend the colorful Hemis Festival.
Day 5: Leh: Excursion to Shey-Thikse-Stok
We shall visit the villages of Shey, Thikse and Stok.
Day 6-7: Durbuk-Tangste-Pangong Lake
We drive through Kharu, Chemrey, Tagar Sakti to Changla Pass. Upon arrival in Durbuk we visit the small monastery. Afterwards, enjoy a wonderful sunset at the lake. Visit Spangmik village.
Day 8: Uletokpo
Drive to Uletokpo, en-route we visit Spituk & Rizong monasteries. Spituk is yet another interesting monastery, on the hill top, offering a commanding view of Indus. It has a totally new Gompa within the monastery as well as the old Gompa which has also been restored
Day 9: Lamayuru-Alchi
Drive to Lamayuru and visit their monastery, the oldest in Ladakh.
Day 10: Alchi-Leh
Morning visit Alchi village and monastery. Enjoy beautiful scenics on a float down the Indus River. Afternoon return to Leh.
Day 11-12: Hundar-Diskit-Hundar
Drive to Nubra Valley, accessible over the Khardung-la (18,380 ft) the highest motor-able road in the world. The valley was a trade route from Leh and Khashgar. Apart from unparalleled trekking opportunities, the valley has several Buddhist monasteries, most important being the 350 year old Diskit Monastery famous for its murals.
Second day drive 23 km to Diskit and walk up to Diskit Monastery to witness the morning prayer ceremony. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the monastery through a long row of scattered chortens. The monastery belonging to yellow sect, has 120 resident monks.
After lunch leave for Hundar village through sandy desert valley and visit old fort of Hundar village and small monastery.
Day 13: Leh
Drive back to Leh. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 14: Delhi - Home
Morning flight to Delhi. Hotel rooms for wash/change near airport.
LADAKH FESTIVAL & KASHMIR SEPTEMBER TOUR
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Overnight near airport.
Day 2: Fly from Delhi to Srinagar, Kashmir
Transfer to deluxe houseboats. This afternoon, a shakara ride on Dal lake.
Day 3-4: Srinagar
Tour Srinagar and surrounding villages.
Day 5: Kargil Ladakh
We travel overland into Ladakh over the Zoji La Pass
Day 6: Lamayuru-Uletokpo
A panoramic drive to Lamayuru. We visit Lamayuru Monastery and continue to Uletokpo.
Day 7: Uletokpo-Alchi-Likir-Leh
Viist Alchi, Likri & Phyang monasteries en-route to Leh
Day 8-9: Leh
Visit Leh and attend Ladakh Festival.
Day 10: Shey-Thikse-Hemis
An excursion to the monasteries and return to Leh for overnight.
Day 11: Durbuk - Tangtse - Pangong Lake
Pangong Lake is the largest brackish water lake in Asia, 134 km in length, 2-3 km in width and at a height of 4,350 m. It is one of the most attractive lakes located at such an altitude. Out of the 134 km length, about 60% of the lake lies in Tibet and the remaining in India. The deep blue water and perfectly blue sky, exudes a Mediterranean feel similar to Greece. We stay in Spangmik village by the lake.
Day 12: Morning enjoy the beauty of the area.
Return to Leh.
Day 13-14: Hundar-Diskit-Hundar
Drive to Nubra Valley over over the Khardung-la. Visit Diskit Monastery and Hundar Village.
Day 15: Return to Leh
Day 16: Fly to Delhi & Depart
Hotel rooms near the airport until your international departure home.