Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel.
Later we will start with sightseeing of Delhi with ladakh tour operators(State Express).
First we will visit Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is one of the largest Mosques in Asia, built by the fifth Mughal king, Shah Jahan in 1656. Towering over the Old Delhi, the monument is constructed in red sandstone and white marble. It is covered with intricate carvings and has verses inscribed from the holy Quran.
Also enjoy a rickshaw ride through unwinding alleys of Chandni Chowk.
Then we will visit impressive sandstone structure, Red Fort. It was the seat of the Mughal dynasty for two centuries. This iconic symbol of India is used as a stage by the Prime Minister of India to address the public and hoist the National flag on Independence Day.
Later drive past through India gate. It is a sandstone Arch, also known as All India War Memorial. It was a mark to pay respect to all those soldiers who died during the First World War. In the middle of The Arch is the Black marble podium with an immortal flame, Amar Jawan Jyoti, which honors the soldiers who were killed during the Indo-Pak war in 1971 and Afghan War.
The Parliament Building is a circular colonnade building housing offices of various ministries and a well-stocked library. This imperial style architectural monument comprises of open air verandah and 144 columns. It is indeed a sight to watch.
Rashtrapati Bhawan is the residential estate of President of India. This splendid monument cannot be equated to any other monument in terms of its size, enormity and grandeur. Rashtrapati Bhawan houses 4 stories and 340 rooms. It is even famous for its Mughal Gardens, which are situated at the back of Rashtrapati Bhawan and is open for visitors during February, every year.
Return to hotel for overnight stay
Delhi – Leh (By Flight – 1 ½ hours)
Very early morning we will transfer to the airport by ladakh tour agent to board a flight to Leh for ladakh tour package.
Leh is a picturesque little town, cocooned amid the hills and is drowned in calmness. Beautiful monasteries and historical monuments attract numerous tourists around the world. The rugged terrain with snow clad mountains in the clear blue sky is the perfect holiday destination.
Arrive in Leh and then transfer to hotel.
Complete day is for acclimatization as Leh is situated at 3500 meters above the sea level.
In the evening we will set out for a short walk through the bazaars of Leh.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Leh (Monastery Tour)
Full day excursion to the monasteries of Leh.
We will visit Thiksey Monastery. Resting on the hill top in the Indus Valley region is the extraordinary Monastery, Thiksey monastery. It is the largest Gompa in central Ladakh. This 12 storey building houses an amazing collection of Buddhist art. The monastery got a nickname – Mini Patola since its architecture resembles that of Tibet’s Patola Palace.
Hemis Monastery is the biggest and richest monastery in Ladakh. It is built on a green hillside and is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. It is an important heritage monument for Tibetans in exile. The monastery is more than 500 years old and holds an annual Hemis Festival, which is also a major tourist attraction. During the course of the festival, the local resident Lamas perform a holy masked dance to glorify the victory of good over bad.
Shey Monastery is situated within the complex of Shey Palace. The palace was the summer capital of the royal kingdom, but now it is in ruins. The palace was built in 1655 by the king of Ladakh. Shey Gompa has a high elevated statue of Lord Buddha.
Stok Palace is the private palace of the present king of Ladakh. A part of the Stok Palace has been converted into a museum. It is a photogenic palace with colorful window frames and patola like architecture.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Leh – Alchi – Likir- Uleytokpo (85 KM , 4 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Uleytokpo and on the way visit Likir Monastery.
Likir Monastery belongs to Gelugpa sect or Yellow Hat sect. The monastery was founded in the year 1065 by Lama Duwang Chosje under the reign of the fifth king of Ladakh. The monastery houses a 25 foot high gold covered Buddha statue. It is a repository of old manuscripts, magnetizing array of Thangkas, and ancient costumes. It has very colorful buildings and offers breathtaking views over the mountains.
Then visit Alchi which is located at the distance of 69 kms west from Leh.
Alchi village is ancient site which is known for its Alchi monastery. It is known more as a complex of temples. The monastery is situated on the banks of River Indus and is the only monastery situated on the plains. The place houses a spot where Lama’s walking stick was planted and has now grown into a tree.
Finally drive to Uleytokpo. Overnight stay in the camp.
Uleytokpo – Lamayuru – Uleytokpo (50 KM, 2 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Lamayuru.
Lamayuru Monastery was built in the 10th century. The monastery is situated between Kyagar and Sumur villages. Belonging to Red- hat sect of Buddhism, the monastery is famed for its opulent wall paintings, murals, scriptures, collection of Thangkas and statutes of different form of Buddha.
Later drive to Uleytokpo and Rizong Monastery.
Uleytokpo Village is is one of the largest villages in Ladakh. The village is situated on the banks of the Indus river. The village features a Buddhist monastery that is perched over a hillock.
Rizong Monastery is located in the remote end of the valley. The monastery provides an impression of rocky fortress. Lama Tsultim Nim founded the monastery and the Gompa follows strict monastic disciplines.
Return to Uleytokpo for overnight stay in camp.
Uleytokpo – Ridzong – Phyang – Leh (100 KM, 5 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Leh.
En-route visit Ridzong and Phyang monastery.
Phyang Monastery is situated 20 kms from Leh. The name of the monastery is named after the blue mountain that is situated behind the monastery. The monastery complex features numerous shrines along with a wide array of exquisite paintings that date back to royal period. The oldest temple in the monastery complex is Gomkhang which was founded in the 16th century.Thanks to ladakh tour operator guides they were make our Ladakh tour more interesting and informative. After this tour we know about Ladakh culture
At night we arrive in Leh and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Leh – Nubra (Diskit & Hunder) 130 KM, 5 Hours
After early breakfast at hotel we shall leave for the Nubra valley with lunch box.
In the north of Leh, capital of Ladakh is the Nubra Valley. Nubra Valley is a wonderful destination of Ladakh. The natural beauty of this place will leave you enchanted. This high altitude valley in the tranquil region of Leh – Ladakh serves as the ideal place for the finest serene trekking routes as well as a few ancient Buddhist monasteries. All these major attractions of the Nubra Valley make this place a real treat to the eyes and soul.
Stop en-route and visit Diskit and Hunder Monastery.
Diskit Monastery is the oldest and the largest monastery in Nubra Valley. The monastery was established in the 14th century and belongs to the Gelukpa sect of Buddhism. The monastery was constructed in Tibetan style and houses beautiful murals and frescos. The monastery also offers picturesque view of the Nubra valley. The material Buddha statue beautifully gazes constantly at Nubra Valley.
Hunder Monastery is situated just below Diskit monastery. It is a very beautiful monastery housing a huge statue of Buddha.
Arrive and check in at camp for overnight stay.
Nubra Valley (120 KM, 3 Hours)
After breakfast, visit Panamik village.
Panamik village is the last village that is accessible to foreigners. The green valley of Panamik is the sight to behold because the village is surrounded by snow clad mountains. The village is renowned for its curative hot springs. The destination is worth a visit as it has sulfur springs and Saichan glacier in close proximity. The village is also famous for Bactrian camels and Pashmina goats.
Return to camp for lunch.
In the afternoon visit Samtaling monastery in Sumur village. Samteling Monastery is a very beautiful monastery located in Nubra Valley. The monastery houses numerous shrines with intricate wood carvings.
Later in the evening return to camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Nubra – Leh (130 KM, 5 Hours)
After a breakfast we shall leave for Leh with a lunchbox.
En-route stop at the Khardung-La Pass. The Khardung-La Pass is a high mountain pass located in Ladakh region and is 39 kms from Leh. The pass is the gateway to Nubra Valley. Some of the locals claim the pass to be the highest motorable road in the world.
Continue drive to Leh. Arrive and check in at hotel.
The rest of the day is free for exploring local bazaar and independent activities.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Leh – Chumathang – Tsomoriri (240 KM, 7 Hours)
Leave in the morning and drive to Tsomoriri lake.
Stop at Upshi for passport checks.
En-route visit Chumathang.
Chumathang is a town located on the banks of River Indus and is famous for its boiling hot sulfur springs.
Visit Sumdah village which has one of the oldest and most thought-provoking monasteries. The monastery sorts rare bronze figures; they are made in a different manner from that of Ladakhi and Tibetan monasteries. The figure exhibits an Indian style of construction. It is small but has well preserved its old monastic traditions.
Then continue drive to Tsomoriri and after reaching there, dinner and overnight stay in camp.
In the morning, visit Korzok village.
The village boasts a striking Korzok Monastery. It is the most sanctified monastery situated on the banks of Tsomoriri. Charismatically located on the hill, the monastery has a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha amongst other states. The main magnetism of the monastery is the Korzok GU-stor festival.
In the afternoon visit around the lake.
Tsomoriri Lake is a high altitude mountain lake which is attractively situated in a secluded incredibly pleasant Rupshu Valley. The lake is edged by lofty mountains on all sides and is located 4000 meters above the sea level. The lake appeals abundant migratory birds and marmots. It is the largest high altitude lake in India.
Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Tsomoriri – Tsokar – Tanglang La – Leh (250 KM, 7 Hours)
Morning drive to Tsokor via Polo Kongka pass and Tanglang La Pass, which is the second highest motorable pass in the world.
Perched at a high altitude of 4500 meters, Tsokar is a high altitude lake about 50 km from Tsomoriri. Tsokar is the smallest lake out of all the three lakes situated in Leh Ladakh region. The lake is surrounded by marshland that hosts an alluring bird life. Due to this fact, it is regarded as Bird watcher’s paradise. One can easily spot a black-necked crane, bar-headed geese or great crested grebe here. We have captured many memorable moment in this ladakh tour with our camera. Thanks to the State Express they were giving us educated and well mannered ladakh tour company.
Arrive at Leh in the evening and then check- in at hotel for overnight stay.
Leh – Delhi (By Flight – 1 ½ hours)
Early morning transfer to leh airport to board a flight to Delhi.
Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel.
The rest of the day is free to visit Delhi on your own or for shopping.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Transfer to airport to board a flight to onward destination.