» Ladakh Cultural Tour
Places Covered :
Delhi - Leh - Kargil - Rangdum - Padum - Alchi - Leh
- Likir Gompa - Dha Hanu - Basg - Leh - Hemis - Chumtahng - Karzok - Tsomoriri
- Tsokar - Sarchu - Jispa - Manali - Amritsar - Delhi
21 Nights / 22 Days
Day 01 : Arrive at Delhi
Reach Delhi in the evening and relax at hotel. Overnight will be at Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi - Leh
Early morning transfer to domestic airport to connect flight to Leh. On
arrival in Leh, airport transfer by jeeps to hotel. In the evening you can take
a small walk in the market. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 03 : Leh
After breakfast half day excursion to visit Phyang & Spituk Gompa. Spituk
Gompa - On a hilltop above the Indus River and only 8kms from Leh, the spituk
gompa was built in the 15th century under the Gelukpa order. After the visit
you will drive back to Leh. Also visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp & school.
Dinner & overnight will be at hotel.
Day 04 : Leh - Kargil
Breakfast will be at hotel. Early morning drive to Kargil over two big passes
on the way. Enroute stop to visit the Lamayuru Monastery & Mulbekh. Arrive
in Kargil by evening. On arrival, check into hotel for dinner. Overnight will
be at hotel in Kargil.
Day 05 : Kargil - Rangdum - Padum
After an early breakfast commence drive 10 - 11 hrs through the Suru valley
passing through numerous villages, The days drive gives excellent view of the
Twin peak s of Nun & Kun. Arrive at Rangdum in the afternoon to visit Monastery.
Dinner & Overnight will be in camp.
Day 06 : Padum
Breakfast will be at the camp. Padum is the administration headquarters
of the Zanskar region this has resulted in the town faining a character similar
to road-head everywhere. Overnight will be at camp.
Day 07 : Padum - Kargil
Early morning drive to Kargil 10 hrs over the PENSILA PASS. En route visit
the image of Maitriya Buddha near the Sanku village. Arrive late in the evening
to the comforts of a hot shower & a hotel bed. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 08 : Kargil - Alchi - Leh
Early morning drive to Leh en route visit the famous monastery of Alchi
this is the unique monastery in Ladakh this very well known for its ancient
paintings, it is also termed as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Arrive late in
the evening at Leh. On arrival, check into hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 09 : Leh - Likir Gompa - Dha Hanu
After breakfast drive to Dha hanu enroute visit at Likir Gompa, The magnificent
gompa at Likir, known as the Klu-kkhyol Gompa, was founded in the 14th century,
and was the first in Ladakh known to have been built under the direction of
Tibetan monks. After visit continue to Dha hanu. Overnight will be at the Camp.
Day 10 : Dha Hanu
Dha Hanu consists of a handful of villages along the road leading north-west
from Khalsi. The steep bare walls of the Indus give the terraced fields more
light and heat than other pats of Ladakh. The area is probably most famous for
its inhabitants, known as dards or Brokpas, "people of the land ",
an ancient Indo- Iranian people but retain their own Buddhist and beliefs. Overnight
will be at camp.
Day 11 : Dha Hanu - Basg - Leh
After breakfast return back to Leh enroute visit at Basgo, Basgo was the
capital of lower Ladakh kingdom was united at Leh. Listed as one of the top
100 endangered world heritage sites in 2000, the 400 - year old mud- brick gompa
is up winding, steep tracks. The prayer room in the Set zung Temple has great
frescoes; another temple has an enoromus gold & copper statue of the Maitreya
Buddha ( Future Buddha ). After visit continue to Leh. Overnight will be at
Day 12 : Leh - Hemis - Chumtahng - Karzok - Tsomoriri
Drive to Hemis Gompa after breakfast, around 35 km from Leh for a short
visit. Hemis Gompa is also known as Chang-Chub-Sam-Ling (or the Lone Place of
the Compassionate Person), Hemis Gompa, 45 km south of Leh belongs to the Brokpa
order and was founded in the early 17th century. Now it is one of the most accessible,
famous and therefore most visited gompas. Late evening return the camp for overnight.
Day 13 : Karzok
Breakfast will be at the camp. Enjoy the KARZOK GUSTOR FESTIVAL during the
day. This is a very colourful and famous festival of Ladakh. Overnight will
be at camp.
Day 14 : Karzok
Breakfast will be at the camp. Enjoy the FESTIVAL in the morning. Overnight
will be at camp.
Day 15 : Karzok - Tsokar
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Tsokar. Overnight will be at the TSOKAR
Day 16 : Tsokar - Sarchu
After breakfast drive to Pang. This will be 60 km down hill drive first
and then you will need to cross PANG. Overnight will be at the tent.
Day 17 : Sarchu - Jispa
Enjoy your breakfast at the camp and drive to Jispa. The drive is very beautiful
as the vegetation and the mountains slowly change colours. Overnight will be
Day 18 : Jispa - Manali
Drive to Keylong after breakfast and visit the KHARDUNG MONASTERY - the
most celebrated monastery of Lahaul. Reach Manali in the late afternoon. Spend
time at the local markets. Overnight will be at Manali.
Day 19 : Manali
Proceed for a Full Day excursion of the hill queen.Return to the hotel or
explore the local markets. Overnight will be at Manali.
Day 20 : Manali - Amritsar
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Drive to Amritsar. Overnight will be in
Day 21 : Amritsar - Delhi
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Visit the INDIA PAKISTAN BORDER for a dress
parade. In the late afternoon take SHATABDI deluxe train to Delhi. Reach and
stay overnight at Delhi.
Day 22 : Delhi - Home
Breakfast will be at hotel. In the evening return to the hotel and proceed
for FAREWELL DINNER. Proceed to the airport in time for flight home.