Indian Himalayan Tour:

Kashmir, Ladakh and Nubra Valley with Ladakh Festival Tour

Pre-tour: Kinnaur-Spiti Valley; Post Tour: Darjeeling Sikkim

Experience fascinating ancient cultures amidst the spectacular pristine beauty of remote regions of Indian Himalayas on our tour of Kashmir and Ladakh.

Join us for an intimate experience with the people, the culture and the land of Tibetan Buddhism. Prior study of Buddhism not required.

During our spectacular adventure to this gorgeous ancient land we shall tour Leh and surrounding villages. Attend the colorful Ladakh festival and observe the dances and participate in ceremonies.

Our Ladakh tour travels to the spectacular Nubra Valley over the Khardung-la, the highest motor-able road in the world (18,380 ft).

Nubra Valley and the remote Diskit Monastery, are highlights of this very special Himalayan tour.

During our journey you will visit traditional villages and ancient monasteries containing priceless collections of thangkas, sculptures and wall paintings and enjoy meetings with lamas and local lay people. Go where few people have gone before.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ladakh Festival
  • Srinagar, Kashmir
  • Explore the remote regions of Nubra Valley
  • Cherish genuine interaction in traditional villages
  • Tour Leh, Hemis, Lamayuru, Alchi, Hundar
  • Visit historic vibrant temples and monasteries set amidst striking Himalayan scenery
  • Enjoy easy day walks through ancient villages

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Lama performs masked dance, Ladakh Tour Festival

  • 1
    LADAKH FESTIVAL & KASHMIR TOUR
    Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel.

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    Day 2: Fly from Delhi to Srinagar

    Transfer to deluxe Houseboats. This afternoon, a Shikara ride on Dal lake passing through the small canals to see the local life, ancient houses and agricultural fields.

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    Day 3-4: Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar

    Embark on an excursion to the oldest part of Srinagar city visiting Jamia Masjid, Shahi Hamdan Mosque, and walking through the decorated old bazaar. Visit the renown Mughal Gardens. Full day excursion to Pahalgam, the Vale of Kashmir, on the way, we visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins and Anantnag Sulphur Spring.

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    Day 5: Srinagar - Leh

    We take a flight to Leh. We visit the town of Leh, a fasinating labyrinth of winding streets and quiant bazaars. Visit Leh Palace and Sankar Montastery.

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    Day 6: Leh - Shey - Thiskse - Hemis - Leh

    We start with a visit of Shey Palace and Thikse Gompa. Shey, built in 1645 as a summer residence for the kings of Ladakh, is the oldest palace in Ladakh. Hemis is one of the largest and richest gompas of Ladakh.

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    Day 7: Leh– Lamayuru - Uletokpo

    Visit to Lamayuru Monastery, the oldest in Ladakh. It is believed to have been a sacred site for the pre-Buddhist religion called Bon. The complex includes one of the oldest libraries in the region, containing extensive books and other literature on the Tibetan Kagyupa Sect.

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    Day 8: Uletokpo–Alchi–Likir–Phyang-Leh

    Visit Alchi Monastry, said to be the oldest and most famous. The monastery is approximately 1000 years old and a temple called Dhu-Kang dates back to 11th century or 12th century.
    The remainder of the day is free for independent activities.

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    Day 9: Leh-Hundar

    Visit the villages of Nubra valley. This is a beautiful region that once formed a part of the Silk route into Afghanistan. A wide variety of fruits, vegetables and grains are grown in abundance. Visit the white sand dunes and if lucky one can take a ride on the double humped Bactrian camels.

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    Day 10: Hundar-Sumur-Diskit-Hundar

    Full day excursion to Diskit Village and Monastery and then continue to Sumur.

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    Day 11: Hundar - Leh

    Afternoon free for independent activities.

  • 11
    Day 12-13: Attend Ladahk Festival

    Attend festival of Ladakh. There will be opportunities to interact with the Lamas, the local people, browse shops and wonderful photography. Visit the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama & the site of Kalachakra 2014 in Ladakh. Meet the chief representative and learn about Tibetan refugees and their spiritual practices in Leh. Visit Stok Palace.

    There is a superb collection of thankas, said to be the best in the world. Created out of pure gold and paints made of crushed semi-precious stones.

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    Day 14: Fly to Delhi & Depart

    Trasnfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Transfer to hotel for late night flight home.

  • Trip Length

    Ladakh Festival Tour with Kashmir 14-day trip begins and ends in Delhi
    Optional extension Amritsar or optional post-tour Extension Darjeeling-Sikkim

  • Dates

    August 22 - September 4, 2021

  • Land Cost

    2020: $3595 per person based on minimum 4 people. Single Room Supplement: $965
    2021 TBA

  • Accommodations

    5-start hotel in Delhi, traditional Tibetan decor hotel in Leh, best cottages in Nubra Valley
    Deluxe houseboat in Kashmir

  • Group Size

    4-12 guests

  • Included Meals

    All breakfasts, 14 lunches & 14 dinners

  • Reading List

    Ladakh Reading List
    SF Examiner - Ladakh Article

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