This morning on arrival, you will be transferred to the airport to board scheduled flight to Leh.
Met on arrival at the Leh airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
On this day, it is important for you to take it completely easy to allow for good acclimatisation, taking plenty of liquid and relaxing.
Packed Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enter the Indus valley to arrive Leh - the capital of Ladakh also known as ‘the moon land’, ‘little Tibet’ or even more romantically as ‘the last Shangri La’.
Culturally Ladakh is similar to Tibet, and this is very evident from the flat and barren mountain valleys and the appearance, dress and religious practices of the local people.
24 hours of complete rest and acclimatise your body.
This morning post breakfast, the same guide will take you to visit the leading monasteries of the area.
About 20 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is an imposing monastery and one of the finest examples of Ladakhi architecture. This Gompa is situated on the top of the hill and part of the Gelukpa order. The disciple of Jangon Tsongkhapa; Sherab Zangpo first built the temple of Stagmo Lakchung at the top of Stagmo Lakchung at the top of the Thiksey valley. Then Paldan Sherab, nephew of Sherb Zangpo founded the Thiksey monastery.
The 12-storey monastery complex contains numerous stupas, statues; Thangkha, wall paintings, swords and a large pillar engraved with the Buddha's teachings, there are sacred shrines and a many precious objects to be seen. The successive reincarnation of the Skyabje Khampo Rinpoche act as in charge of the monastery. Thiksey Gustor (festival) held from 17th to 19th day of the 12th month. The main prayer hall has a 15 metre high-seated Buddha figure. There are chance to see prayer in the early morning.
Shey, 15 Km south of Leh was constructed by the first king of Ladakh, Lhachen Palgyigon and of successive kings. Around 12 ft. Shakyamuni Buddha’s statue made by copper guilt is the largest in the region, built by Deldan Namgyal in 1633 is a funerary memorial to his father, King Singee Namgyal. There is another statue of the Buddha three stories in height at Dresthang down the castle. Stone carving and many chortens are scattered around the Dresthang Gompa.
Hemis monastery is one of the most famous and largest of all monasteries in Ladakh, 45 Kms south of Leh founded in 17th century belongs to the Drukpa order. Stagsang Raschegn who was invited to Ladakh by King Singee Namgyal founded the monastery. The king offered him religious estates and attended him as his principal guru.
You will be taken by a Ladakhi guide to see local sites and walk in Leh’s main bazaar.
Shanti Stupa - Dominating Leh from a high, rocky ridge, this gigantic white spired pudding of a Stupa was built in 1991 by Japanese monks to promote world peace. You can circle to mantras and meditate in the Buddha Hall, but the greatest attraction is the stunning view over Leh. Ideally, make the breathless 15-minute climb when golden afternoon light still illuminates the city but the steps up from Changspa are already bathed in cooling shadow.
Leh Palace: Bearing a passing similarity to the Potala Palace in Lhasa (Tibet), this nine-storey dun-coloured edifice is Leh's dominant structure and architectural icon. Today the sturdy walls enclose some photo exhibition spaces and a small prayer room, but the most enjoyable part of a visit is venturing to the uppermost rooftops for the view. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After an early breakfast, you take a short drive to Spituk.
From here, you begin trekking to Jingchen. Your trekking staff and potters/mules will be waiting for you here.
You trek across the bridge over the River Indus to begin a slow first day trek. The trail is more or less flat with a gradual climb as we approach the village of Jingchen. The trail criss-crosses the motorable trail all along the route till mid-way to Jingchen. You also encounter a few river crossings.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner│Private trekking camp
Today, you enter the Hemis National park area, the area of Snow Leopard.
The scenery along the trail is very rewarding. The trail passes from one valley to another and then you reach the green village of Rumbak (3800 m) with snow-capped mountains ahead.
From Rumbak, there is a gentle climb to Yurutse (4120 m). There is one large beautiful home which houses the entire village.
From here, you continue on a gentle climb to the base of the Ganda La.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner│Private trekking camp
Start early in the morning to reach the Ganda La (4870 m). The route zig zags along the mountain as the Ganda La unfolds its vistas. Marmots can be seen along the trail.
After a halt at the pass, you descend to Shingo (4060 meters) to a beautiful village. Trek down to Skiu crossing the river several times through gorges and greenery along the route.
Today, you enter the Markha valley and the first sight on arrival at Skiu is the local Gompa (monastery) perched atop a hill.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner | Private trekking camp
Late Afternoon cycle till Nimmu village… Overnight in Nimmu Village.Day 07 : Leh /Nubra Valley via Khardongla. 125km.
After an early breakfast ,drive to beautiful NubraValley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) with the zig zag trail continues and drive till Hundar village. On arrival check in Nature's nest North camp. Afternoon enjoy the beauty of sand dune and double hump camel. Overnight at Camp or similar.Day 08 : Disket/ Hunder/ Pangong Lake (Via Shayok)
Today , we get up early morning visit to Diskit monastery and have wonderful view of Nubra valley. Later drive to Pangong Lake via Shayok.
Enjoy the turquoise color panoramic lake and the magnificent mountains and landscapes which will leave you awestruck . Overnight at Camp.
Today after early breakfast , start your journey towards Leh via changla . Visit Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace .Overnight at Hotel.Day 10 : Departure: Leh/ Delhi
After an early breakfast ,depart to airport for onward destination ….fly with sweet memories of Ladakh.
Costs : Rs 60000/- per pax ( Minimum 04 pax | Maximum 10 pax )
- Hotels in Leh on full board ( Hotel Royal Ladakh / Hotel Nature's Land Ladakh )
- Full-board while on trekking
- All sightseeing and transfers by Tempo traveller
- All Kitchen equipment
- Camping fee
- English speaking monastery guide
- All meals with refreshment while on the trek
- Trekking guide
- Back up Jeep for Luggages and equipments
- First Aid
- Oxygen cylinder for Back up