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Day 01
Delhi - Leh Arrival

After 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.

Day 02
Around Leh- Shanti Stupa - Samkar - Namgyal Tsemo - Leh Palace

Second 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.

Day 03
Sabu - Stok - Thiksey - Hemis

After 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.

Day 04
Likir - Basgo - Alchi

Drive 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.

Day 05
Alchi - Lamayuru - Rigzon - Phyang - Leh

After 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.

Day 06
Nubra Valley- Khardong - Khalsar - Disket - Hunder - Sumur - Panamik

Early 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.

Innerline 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.

Day 07
Nubra Valley - Leh

Excursion around Nubra and drive back to Leh from the same route. Overnight in Leh.

Day 08

leisure time at leh. interested people can go for the rafting.

Day 09
Chumathang hotspring - Tsomoriri lake - Nomad area

Drive to Tsomoriri Lake, which is situated at an altitude of 4511m above sea level; with an area of about 140 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.

Day 10
Tsomoriri lake - Tsokar lake - Wildlife Wacthing

The 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.

Day 11
Tsokar via Taklang pass - Leh

After 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, 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.

Tsokar 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.

Day 12
Leh - Delhi departure

Early morning drive to KushokBakula Rinpoche Airport-Leh.

Little Tibet Expedition


Highlights of the tour:

  • Length of tour – 12 days.
  • Visit the oracle and see the oracle’s performance.
  • Drive on the world’s first and second highest motorable pass, Khardongla pass (5,600 m) Taklangla pass (5,400 m)
  • Visit two lakes, Tsomoriri and Tsokar lake.
  • Take a dip at Chumathang hot springs.
  • Visit the nomads of Changthang.
  • Chances of spotting wildlife including the en-dangered black-necked crane.
  • Camel ride on the double humped Bactrian camel at Nubra sand dunes.
  • Drive through the moon landscape at Lamayuru.
  • Visit 11th century Alchi monastery.
  • Visit Ladakh’s most famous and largest Hemis monastery.
  • Chances of touching snow!


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