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Leisure - Ladakh

Introduction

This is a standard cultural tour of Ladakh. It gives you ample time to get acclimatized and explore the prominent tourist destinations, still within a short holiday time. In this tour one gets to see the blue lake - Pangong, go over Khardung La to Nubra valley and visit three most important monasteries in ladakh.

Day to Day Program
Day 1 Arrival in Leh by air. Transfer to hotel and rest.

Early morning flight will bring you to the high altitude Kushok bakula Rinpoche International Airport at Leh. A waiting taxi will bring you to your hotel for breakfast and a day of rest.

Day 2 Shey, Thiksey, Hemis

After breakfast travel to Shey palace - the former capital of Ladakh. Then to Thiksey monastery. This is a monastery made on the general plan of the Grand Potala Palace in Tibet. The monastery has many temples. For lunch you will be taken to the Hemis monastery hotel. After a simple lunch visit the Hemis monastery and museum at leisure. Return to Leh by evening. Evening is free for a walk in the main market of Leh city.

Day 3 Pangong Lake

Travel to Pangong lake over the second highest pass in Ladakh - Chang La. Take few minutes to have hot Kahwa tea at the canteen on top and some photographs. Then Descend into the valleys leading to the lake. Night stay by the lake side.

Day 4 Return to Leh

After having a morning walk along the lake and breakfast you will return back to Leh and rest at your hotel.

Day 5 Magnetic hill, Patharsahib Gurudwara, Sangam, Alchi, Shanti Stupa

After breakfast drive towards Alchi monastery. On the way visit the Patharsahib gurudwara, magnetic hill and the Sangam. See the Basgo fort from the ghat on the way. Lunch at Alchi monastery. Alchi is the oldest monastery construction with many artistic mysteries. Return back to Leh by evening and visit the Shanti Stupa.

Day 6 Khardung La and Nubra

Drive over the highest motor - road Khardung La towards the Nubra valley. See the natural sand dunes on way to Hunder. Enjoy the double humped camel safari in the evening and then retire to your hotel.

Day 7 Diskit monastery - back to Leh

After breakfast visit the Diskit monastery which houses the largest Buddha statue on a platform. Splendidd views of the valley from here. Then drive back over Khardung La and to Leh.

Day 8 Flight back to home with sweetest memories

You will be dropped off at the airport for your flight back to home. Tour ends with satisfaction and long lasting sweet memories to cherish.


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