Delhi - Leh Arrival
an exciting flight from Delhi to Leh . We receive you at Kushok Bakula
Rinpochey airport-Leh and transfer to Hotel/Guesthouse. Take complete
rest for the day. Late evening take a walk around Leh Town or take rest
at hotel for Acclimatize.
Around Leh- Shanti Stupa - Samkar - Namgyal Tsemo - Leh Palace
day for the acclimitisation, You will be doing short sight seeing
around upper Leh. Shanti Stupa, built by Japanese master in 1995, and
inaugurated by H.H.Dalai Lama of Tibet , from here you can have the
panoramic views of Leh and surrounding areas of Indus valley. Sankar
Gonap is a small Gelukpa Buddhist monastery at upper Leh and it is the
monastery of Head lama of Ladakh. Namgyal Tsemo or the Victory peaks as
it is called is on the top of the Leh and it was a ancient Casstle of
Ladakh King dRakpa Bumde and Lehche Spakar or the Leh Palace is in nine
storey built in 17th century by Ladakhi famous King Senge Namgyal. Now
it is taken care of by the Archeological Survey of India. Overnight
hotel/Guesthouse at Leh.
Sabu - Stok - Thiksey - Hemis
an early breakfast we drive to the Sabu village on the outskirts of Leh
to visit the Oracle of this village. Here we see the oracle and the
oracle perfomance. this centuries old culture and science deals with
healing and understanding the cause of problems due to the spitits.
After the oracle visit we leave by jeep to visit Stok royal Palace, the
present home of royal family of Ladakh and you can visit the most
beautiful royal museum for ancient ornaments, Jewelleries, Crown of the
King and the queen. Hemis, The Drukpa monasteries located in the deep
gorge. Overnight hotel/guesthouse at Leh.
Likir - Basgo - Alchi
to western part of Ladakh and follow the Indus river and stop at
confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers and drive further to visit
to the old Castle of Basgo, 16th century copper statue of future
Buddha-Maitreya and huge clay statues and lots of fresco to be seen
here. And then drive further to World famous monument Alchi, the 10th
century. . This area is called Sham or Apricot Valley . Overnight at
Alchi Resort/ Guesthouse.
Alchi - Lamayuru - Rigzon - Phyang - Leh
breakfast leave for Resort/guesthouse to Rigzong- the mountain
fortress, renowned for its strict observation of Buddhist rules and
regulations laid by the Great Master-the Buddha and also visit one of
the oldest nunnery-Chulichan. Lunch at Khaltse town and after that
drive Lamayuru- the oldest monastery in Ladakh and after excursion
drive back to Leh visiting Phyang monastery, the branch of Lamayuru.
Dridung Kargudpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. Late evening return back
to Leh and night halt at hotel/Guesthouse at Leh.
Nubra Valley- Khardong - Khalsar - Disket - Hunder - Sumur - Panamik
morning drive to Nubra Valley, Of all the valleys in Ladakh, the Nubra
is the most luxuriant and fertile lays North of Leh with the mighty
Karakoram Range forming its northern boundary and the Ladakh range on
its south. Two major tributaries of the Indus. The valley is lush green
as far as the eye can see with glaciated peaks all round it. The route
from Leh takes the travel far over the Khardongla pass (5,600 m) the
highest motorable road in the world. The view from the top is amazing.
One can see all the way south over the Indus valley to the seemingly
endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range. Diskit is the main
village of Nubra division with Diskit Gonpa on a sheer rock cliff,
built in 16th century; 7 km from Diskit is Hunder village where the
shaggy double humped Bactrian camel is found. And camel riding in the
sand dune between Diskit and Hunder village could be really fun and
more interesting in this region.
permit is require to this side as it is Pakistan border and World’s
highest Glacier Siachen is in this region. Overnight hotel/
resort/Camp/Guesthouse in Nubra.
Nubra Valley - Leh
Excursion around Nubra and drive back to Leh from the same route. Overnight in Leh.
leisure time at leh. interested people can go for the rafting.
Chumathang hotspring - Tsomoriri lake - Nomad area
to Tsomoriri Lake, which is situated at an altitude of 4511m above sea
level; with an area of about 140 Sq.km.It is the southern most and one
of the largest lake in Changthang region of Ladakh, India. The lakes
remain frozen in the winter from December till March. Its forms a huge
enclosed basin fed by two main streams, one from the north side and
other from south –west. This creates extensive areas of wetlands and
sheltered bays with small islands. These wetlands form the prime
habitat for breeding waterfowl including the globally threatened,
Black-necked crane and the Bar-headed goose. The third stream, which
enters the lake from the west, has formed a fertile alluvial plain,
below the village of Korzok , one of the highest inhabitants to be
cultivate in the World. Overnight at camping or Guesthouse.
Tsomoriri lake - Tsokar lake - Wildlife Wacthing
shadows of the surrounding mountain and the varying depths of the water
give the Tsomoriri most amazing hues of blue and green, alternating
between jade and turquoise emerald and an unbelievable indigo.
The nomad people are most outstanding feature of this area, that they
can be seen moving from one place to other grazing herds of goats,
sheep and yaks. Changpas pass their days with their animals and move
with their flocks, their only wealth, from pasture to pasture according
to changing season. Their flocks, their yaks, and goat's hair furnish
the raw material of which they make their ropes, their clothes and
shoes. All day long men and women are busy milking, churning the milk
into butter, making ropes, weaving mats and other fabrics and repairing
their tent. These people have been completely beyond the pale of all
civilizing influences. Even towards the fag end of the twenty first
century, they actually belong to a primitive pre-historic age.
Overnight at camp.
Tsokar via Taklang pass - Leh
excursion at Tsomoriri lake drive Tsokar, which means white lake
because of the evaporates found on the margins of the lake. Tsokar, an
area of about 20 sq.km, is situated at an altitude of 4530m above sea
level and about 160 km southeast of Leh. In the Rupshu Valley of Ladakh
region. It situated between the Zanskar range in south-west the Ladakh
region in the north-east.
is also called salt lake, as in ancient time local Changspa extract
salts out of it and it is surrounded by extensive areas of fresh and
saline marshes and wet meadows, which host a varieties of water birds,
including Black-necked crane, great crested grebe, Bar-headed goose and
Tibetan Wild Ass- Kyang, great Tibetan Sheep-Nayan and Gazelle are
found in this area. And late afternoon drive to Leh via Taklangla pass
(5300 m), second highest pass of the world. Overnight guest house /
Hotel at Leh.
Leh - Delhi departure
Early morning drive to KushokBakula Rinpoche Airport-Leh.