Four mountains ranges of the himalayans cross ladakh.The greater Himalayas, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram and so does the mighty indus river.It is a magical and remote moonscape and its mountains spectacular,the people delightful,gentle and ungrasping ,it's religion ancient and its monasteries unaltered over the period of time.This land of wildness and overwhelming natural beauty beckons the more intense and adventurous traveller.
Morning flight to Leh. Transfer to hotel. Day at leisure to acclimatise to the high altitude. Overnight Leh.
Full day sight-seeing tour of the monasteries hemis, Shey and Thikse. The Hemis gompa is the highest monastery in Ladakh and contains gold statues. Stupas decorated with precious stones and any priceless old Thankos. Shey gompa is situated in the ruins of the old palace of the kings of Ladakh. Thikse gompa is build on the model of the Potala palace in Lhasa in several levels of construction. It contains the three storeyed statue of the Maithriya Buddha, the future Buddha. Overnight Leh.
Morning sight-seeing of Leh palace, Shantistupa dn Shankar Gompa. Afternoon drive to Stok across the river indus to see the Slok palace. Evening free to explore the bazaar. Overnight Leh.).
Drive to Uleytokoo (2 hrs.), enroute visit Likir and Phyang monasteries. ulleytkpo is famous for its apricot orchards. Camp/hotel is set on the hanks of the river Indus in the apricot orchards.
Day return excursion via local villages to Alchi monastery-one of the oldest. Overnight hotel.
Drive to Leh. Day free for exploring the town and the bazaar. Overnight Leh.
Transfer to airport to board morning flight to Delhi.
OPTIONS AND EXTENSIONS:
- River Rafting on the indus.
- The Nubra Valley.
- PANGONG TSO LAKE (POSSIBLE INTERESTING VARIATION) Pan gang Tsa Lake is the highest is the region and is famous for colorful stones, fossils and wildflowers. 3/4th of this lake is in china and 1/4th in India. You will experience the ever changing moods of tf,e lake from glorious down to spectacuar sunset. Leh Thonk Thank -Luckung - Pan gong Tso - Leh (3 days).
- Tso MORIRI (POSSIBl.E INTERESTING VARIATION) Located at 14000 ft this beautiful lake is full of migratory birds, yaks, wild horse and nomads (3 days.)
- KHARDUNGLA PASS (Day return excursion).Highest pass in the world (18360 ft.). This road carries on to the nomads Siachen Galacier.
BEST TIME: May to October.