DAY 01 : DELHI
Arrival at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. Later start your exploration of India with a city tour of Old Delhi that includes visit to Jama Masjid, built in 1650 A.D. and the amazing Red Fort which was the seat of Mughal Empire for more than 250 years. Also enjoy rickshaw ride along the alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Then drive past the imposing India Gate, Parliament Buildings and President House. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi – Leh ( BY FLIGHT – 1 ¼ HOURS )
Very early morning transfer to airport to catch flight for Leh. Arrival at Leh and transfer to Hotel. Complete day for acclimatization as Leh is 3500 Mtrs above sea level. In the evening short walk around Leh bazaar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Leh ( Monastery Tour )
Day excursion to the famous monasteries, it is interesting to visit Thiksey monastery early in the morning to witness the praying ceremony there. Continue drive to Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of the Ladakh region. On the way back, visit Shey and Stok Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Leh – Alchi – Likir- Tingmosgam (100 KM, 4 HOURS )
After breakfast drive to Tingmosgamo and on the way visit Alchi monastery which is 69 km west of Leh. Alchi monastery founded in 11th century is largest and most famous of all temples built by great translator Ringchem Zangpo. Then visit Likir, also known as Klu-Kkjil ( water spirits ) founded in 14th century. The site of the monastery was encircled by the bodies of two great spirits. Continue drive to Tingmosgam which was Capital of Ladakh in the 15th century. The king Drag Pa Bum built the palace and fortress wall which encircles the places. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Tingmosgam – Lamayuru – Tingmosgarn ( 50 KM, 2 HOURS )
After breakfasrt drive to Lamayuru which is one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh region. The monastery was founded in the 10th century. Later, Rinchen Zangpo translator came here and built many temples and stupas. In the afternoon visit Tingmosgam Gompa and the village. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Tingmosgam – Ridzong – Phyang – Leh (100KM, 5 HOURS )
After breakfast drive to Leh. En-route visit Ridozng and Phyang monastery. Rizong is also known as Yuma Changchubling, founded about 138 years ago by the great Lama Tsultim Nima Gompa belonging to Gelukpa order. Arrival at Leh and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: Leh – Nubra ( Diskit & Hunder) 130 Kms, 5 HOURS
After early breakfast at the hotel departure to Nubra Valley with box lunch. Stop en route and visit Disket and Hundar monastery. On arrival check in at Camp. The valley is on the trade route from leh to Khangar via Samsar and Karakoram passes. Apart from unparraled trekking opportunities, the valley has several Buddhist Gompas. Visit Diskit Gompa which is 350 years old and is situated on the highest point near the village. Overnight stay in Camp.
Day 08: NUBRA VALLEY
After breakfast visit Panamik village. It is an incredibly beautiful place blessed by sheer beauty, rugged mountains and hot springs. The incredible thing about the village is the superb irrigation system built over decades, the system though rudimentary provides an effective means to channel precious water during summer to the homes as well as the fields. Return to the camp for Hot Lunch. Afternoon visit Samtaling monastery in Sumur village. This monastery belongs to the Gelukpa sect of Buddhism, the Dalai Lama’s branch. In the evening come back to camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09:Nubra – Leh ( 130 KM, 5 HOURS )
After breakfast at the camp, departure to Leh with lunch box. En route stop at Khardungla Pass ( 5359 m ) – world’s highest motorable pass. Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Chinese Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually. Continue drive to Leh. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping and independent activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Leh – Chumathang – Tsomoriri (240 Kms, 7 HOURS )
Leave in the morning and drive to Tsomoriri. Stop at Upshi for passport checking. En route visti Chumathang which is famous for medical hot spring. Visit Sumdah village on the way and continue drive to Tsomoriri. The Lake is breeding grounds for numerous species of birds. The Lake is 8 Kms. Wide and 28 Kms long. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 11 : Tsomoriri
In the morning visit Korzok village with its houses and its gompa appearing like a mirage. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. In the afternoon visit around the Lake. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 12 : Tsomoriri - Tsokar – Tanglang La – Leh (250 Km, 7 HOURS)
Morning drive to Mahe village. The village is an unforgettable scene of shooting fountain and white clouds hanging upon. Continue drive to Tsokar via Polo Kongka pass (4920 Mtrs.) and Tanglang La pass (5350 Mtrs.) which is the second highest motorable pass in the world. Arrive at Leh in the evening and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Leh – Delhi ( BY FLIGHT 1 ¼ HOURS)
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to catch flight for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free to visit Delhi on your own or for shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Delhi
Transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.