CULTURAL TOUR LEH - LADAKH

CULTURAL TOUR LEH - LADAKH

CULTURAL TOUR

Himalayan Tour Packages - Cultural Tour Leh - Ladakh

 

Himalayan Tour Packages – Cultural Tour Leh – Ladakh

Ladakh is popularly known as ”The land of Numerous Passes’, ‘The Land of Mystic Lamas’, ‘The Broken Moon’, and ‘The Last Shangri-La’. It is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges: the Greater Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies between two others: the Ladakh Range and the Zanskar Range. Leh, Ladakh’s largest town and administrative centre, is located in the northernmost part of India some seven kilometers from the Indus River and its extensive valley. It is a favourite tourist destination with a wide range of shopping opportunities, including many antique stores. Cradled amidst the snow-covered ridges and peaks of the Great Himalayas, Leh lies at the crossroads of the ancient trading routes between Kashmir, Tibet, Central Asia and the Indian Plains. Moreover, Leh has been a Buddhist centre since at least the 3rd century AD. Since the invasion of Ladakh by Tibet in the 8th century, when much of it became part of Western Tibet, Tibetan (‘Mahayana’) Buddhism has dominated eastern Ladakh, while Islam has slowly developed in Ladakh’s western regions. Ladakh’s colourful gompas (Buddhist monasteries) such as Shey, Alchi, Hemis and Lamayuru, have attracted devout Buddhists and interested travelers from all over the globe. It is also a favourite trekking destination, known for some of the most picturesque and challenging treks in northern India.

Duration : 03 Nights / 04 Days
Destinations Covered : 
Arrive Leh – Ladakh – Jammu – Chandigarh – Srinagar

Day 01 : Arrive Leh 
Upon arrival in Leh, you will be met and assistance at the airport and transfer by car/gipsy to Hotel. One is advised to take complete day rest for acclimatization.

Leh – Ladakh at an altitude of 11500 Ft. is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two others, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is also known as the land of passes.
Meals and overnight at Hotel Lumbini or similar.

Day 02 : In Leh
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Sankar Gompa: Located on a valley floor and is the home to Lamas who belong to yellow sect and worship his Holiness – The Dalai Lama. Visit Shanti Stupa : a Buddhist religious monument built by Indian based Japanese Monk whose intention was to spread Buddhisim by building such stupas throughout the world & Leh Palace : the 17th. Century looking for all the world like a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. SINDHU DARSHAN at Choglomsar. The rest of the day is free for personal activities . Meals and overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : In Leh 
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey,Thicksey & Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storeyed monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect – it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel .

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In Leh: After breakfast half day trip to Khardungla ( 18380 fts. ) the worlds highest motorable road & gateway to Siachen Glacier . Afternoon free for personal activities. Meals and overnight at Hotel. Evening visit to a Ladakhi Family. Meals and overnight at Hotel in Leh.

Day 04: Leh – Delhi – Jammu – Chandigarh – Srinagar 
Check out from hotel in time to catch your onward flight back home.

N.B: Normal to heavy woolens are required during the trip

Best season: May, June & July, Aug till mid Sept.

Road Connections: Ex Srinagar (2 Days, May to Sept.) OR Ex Manali (2 Days, July to Sept.)

Air Connections: Flight connections are available round the year from Delhi / Chandigarh / Jammu & Srinagar

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LEH EXTENSION TOURS
THE FOLLOWING EXTENSION TOURS CAN BE TAKEN WITH
LEH – LADAKH PACKAGE TOURS

Extn Tour No : 01 : EX : Leh

Leh – Nubra Valley
2 Nights / 3 Days

Day 01 : Leh – Diskit
( Head Quarters of Nubra Valley : 145 Kms, 7 hrs) : After breakfast depart for Nubra valley that goes through the highest motor able pass in the world at Khardung-la ( 5602 Mts.). Enroute visit Gompa at Khalsar . Overnight stay in Camps.

Day 02 : Diskit – Hunder: ( 45 Kms – 2 Hrs)
After breakfast visit Diskit Gompa and start your camel safari to Hunder by Bacterian Camels across the sand dunes. Visit village Hunder and Gompla among lots of trees and mingling streams. Overnight stay in Camps.

Day 03 : Hunder – Leh : ( 197 Kms, 8 hours)
After early breakfast drive back to Leh. Meals and overnight stay in Hotel in Leh. Tour concludes on arrival at LEH.

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Extension Tour No 02 : Ex Leh

Tsomoriri – Tsokar (Rupshu Valley )
2 Nights / 3 Days

Day 01 : Leh – Tsomoriri – 4100 Mts – 140 Kms, 7 Hours)
After early breakfast depart in the morning for Tsomoriri Lake which is a 28 Kms. Long and 8 Kms. At its widest. Enroute visit Chumathang village. Visit village of Karzok by walk at Tsomoriri and the most popular Gompa in the village. On the lake you may see-neaked geese in the large flocks. Meals and overnight stay in Camps.

Day 02 : Tsomoriri – Tsokar : ( 55 Kms, 4 Hours) 
After breakfast depart for Tsokar also known as white lake. This is the area of nomadic people known as khampas who live in large movable tents. The whole r e gion has supported a vital salt industry that allowed nomadic inhabitants to trade with merchants from rest of the Ladakh. Another great aspect of this region is the amount of wildlife – commonly seen as Kiangs, foxes and cuddy marmots. Evening visit the nomadic people and explore the area. Camp near the Lake . Meals and overnight in camps.

Day 03 : Tsokar – Leh :135 Kms, 7 Hrs) 
After breakfast return to Leh via Tanglangla Pass ( 5328 Mts) the second highest motor able pass in the world. Tour concludes on arrival at Leh.

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Extension Tour No 03 : Ex Leh

Pangong Lake
1 Nights / 2 Days

Day 01 : Leh – Pangong Lake – 4300 Mts – 170 Kms , 7 hrs) 
After early breakfast depart for Pangong Lake over the Chang-la(5475 Mts. ) Arrive Pangong Lake, the highest lake in Ladakh and is flanked by massive peaks over 6500 Mts. High. The lake is 150 Kms. Long but is only 4 Kms. At kts widest and extends almost in a straight line, way into Tibet, in fact only a quarter of the lake is in India and rest in China. Return drive to Tangste and check in Guest House for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Tangste – Leh – 80 Km.,2 hours)
Depart for Leh in the morning enroute visiting Durbuk and Karu villages. Tour Concludes on arrival in Leh.