Ladakh Monasteries Tour



Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destination Covered : New Delhi,Leh Ladakh

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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Tour Detail

Month : All Month
Season : All Season
Grade : Easy
On trek duration : No
Ladakh Monastery's Tour. The culture of Ladakh has Tibetan-influence. Some of the most beautiful monasteries are found here. The most famous aspect of Ladakh is its people, monasterys and culture. Festivals are famous for their vibrant and beautiful colors, captivating traditions and music. In addition one can find the arts and handicrafts in the local markets and villages perfectly breathtaking and inspiring.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Fly Delhi - Leh (3445mtrs) Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Leh. You will be received 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 2: Leh Ladakh

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 stay overnight.

Day 3: Leh Ladakh

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 4: Leh Ladakh

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 5: Leh Ladakh

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.


Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing

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