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Ladakh Tour (10D/9N)

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Overview

Duration: 10D/9N

 

Destinations Covered: Leh, Alchi, Nubra Valley via Khardung La, Pangong Lake, Lamayuru.

 

Tour Price: Price will vary depending on no. of people, types of activities as per guest's interests, preferences and tastes. Please send your tour queries to hello@crimsonasia.my and we will give you a quote.

 

Best time to travel: May-June, Aug-Sept.

 

To see program details, click on Program tab.

Program

Day 1:           Arrive in Delhi

 

Meeting assistance on your arrival at International Airport and transfer to hotel. 

 

Day 2:    Delhi – Leh (Flight at 0700/0830 Hrs) (B,D)

 

Leh, the capital of Ladakh, was once a major stop on the Central Asia’s Silk Route.

 

Spend the rest of the day to relax at the hotel and to acclimatize to higher altitude level in Leh.

 

In the evening, take a stroll along the main bazaar, observing the crowd and peering into curio shops. Walking around the bazaar is a wonderful introduction to life in Leh.

 

Chang Gali, behind the main bazaar is less bustling but has intriguing little shops selling curios and jewellery like pearls, turquoise, coral, malachite, lapis and many other kinds of semi-precious stones, as well as curiously carved Yakhorn boxes, quaint brass locks, china ornamental bowls etc. 

 

Later, we visit Shanti Stupa at sunset time. Built by the Japanese for World Peace, Shanti Stupa is a magnificent white-domed structure on the hilltop of Changspa. The stupa was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 1985. From there one can see a spectacular view of Leh town. The stupa looks best at night when it is beautifully illuminated with glittering lights.

 

Overnight stay in hotel.

 

leh ladakh crimsonasia

 

Day 3:         Leh – Visit Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries (B,D)

 

After breakfast, a full-day visit to the Shey Palace which was built by Deldan Namgyal in the 17th century. The main highlight in the monastery is a three-story statue of Buddha Shakamuni made of copper gilt. Thereafter, visit Thikshey Gompa of the Gelukspa order, which is the most beautiful monastery in Ladakh.

 

After lunch, drive to Hemish Gompa which is one of the famous and largest monasteries of Ladakh. It belongs to the Dupka order of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was founded by the first incarnation of Stasang Raspa Nawang in 1630 who was invited by King Singay Namgyal and offered a religious estate throughout the region.

 

In the evening back to hotel for overnight stay.

 

Thiksey Monastery

 

Day 4:                Leh – Alchi, Spituk and Namgyal Tsemo (B,D)

 

After breakfast, visit the Alchi Gompa which is situated on the banks of the River Indus. Alchi Gompa is easily accessible since it is the only gompa in Ladakh which is located on flat ground. Founded by Ringchen Zangpo, the Great Translator, the Alchi Gompa displays a Kashmiri influence in its art and architecture. Within the monastery you can see many beautiful images of Buddha. 

 

Thereafter, continue to drive to Spituk Gompa which is on the hilltop near Indus river. Founded in the 11th century by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od when he came to Maryul in the 11th Century. He introduced the monastic community. When Lotsewa Rinchen Zangpo (Translator) came to that place he said that an exemplary religious community would arise there and so the monastery was called Spituk (exemplary). 

 

After lunch, visit the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa which was constructed in 1430. This historic gompa has a rich collection of Buddhist art and manuscripts and an image of Buddha which is 3-story high. There is a ruined fort ahead of the monastery from which you can see panoramic views.  

 

Later in the evening back to hotel for overnight stay.

 

ladakh prayer wheels crimsonasia

 

Day 5:          Leh – Nubra Valley via Khardung La (Drive 150 Kms – 5 Hours) (B,D)

 

After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung La. We will now head towards the highest point that we will ever reach during the tour. Be ready to see the mountainous landscapes like you have never seen before. As we slowly climb up the Ladakh Ranges towards Khardung La, you will see jagged snowy peaks of Zanskar Ranges. Once on top, you will no longer have to crane your neck to see all the mountains rising high in the distance - those peaks appear almost as tall at your height. Besides the thrill of having gone up the world’s highest motorable pass, you will get to see vistas that you will never forget for the rest of your life. 

 

Continue drive to Nubra Valley. Upon arrival check in at deluxe camp. 

 

 

In the afternoon, visit Diskit Monastery and Gaint Statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Diskit Monastery is not only the oldest but also the largest Buddhist Gompa in the Nubra Valley. The prayer hall of the monastery consists of a statue of Maitreya Buddha, various images of other guardian gods as well as a huge drum. This monastery is of the Gelugpa sect (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, founder of Gelugpa, during the 14th century. The monastery’s cupola is same as the Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet. 

 

In the evening explore sand dunes on a double-hump camel safari and visit Hunder Village. 

 

Back to deluxe camp for overnight stay.

 

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Day 6:             Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake (Drive 7/8 Hours – 220 Kms) (B,D)

 

After breakfast around 0730 AM, drive to Pangong Lake via Shayok route where you can see few small villages with lovely views.  

 

Pangong Lake (4350 metres) is one of the most famous high-altitude lakes in Ladakh. This scenic wonder derives its name from the Tibetan word, “Pangong Tso”, which means “high grassland lake”. Pangong Tso is also known to change colours, appearing blue or green at different times of the day. 

 

Overnight stay at homestay.

 

pangong lake ladakh crimsonasia

 

Day 7:           Pangong Lake – Leh (Drive 220 Kms- 6 Hours) (B,D)

 

Today again witness the morning beauty of Pangong Lake.  After breakfast drive to Leh. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 8:          Leh – Lamayuru (Drive 130 Kms – 4 Hours) (B,D)

 

After breakfast drive to Lamayuru. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

 

After lunch, visit Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh. As per legend, Lamayuru Valley was a clear lake at the time of Sakyamuni. The lake was the dwelling place of holy serpents. The Bodhisattva Madhyantaka made a prediction that the lake will be emptied and a monastery will be built here. Naropa, a Buddhist scholar visited Ladakh in 11th century and spent many years meditating in a cave. Naropa then caused a split in the surrounding hillside and due to this, the lake emptied. Thereafter, Naropa found a dead lion covered by the waters of the lake. Naropa built the first temple on this spot and named it as the Singhe Ghang (Lion Mound).

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

lamayuru ladakh crimsonasia

Day 9:   Lamayuru - Leh (Drive 130 Kms – 4 Hours) (B,D)

 

After breakfast, drive to Leh and enroute visit the Likir Monastery.

 

The meaning of the word ‘likir’ means ‘The Naga Encircled’ which represents the bodies of two great serpent spirits - Nanda and Taksako. It is believed that these serpents had guarded the monastery. Housing a large seated statue of Maitreya Buddha, gilded in gold and a sprawling 75 feet tall and fraught with paintings, murals and stone reliefs, the Likir Monastery is a stowage of Buddhist heritage, its founding principles, history, legends and teachings.

 

Later continue drive to Leh. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 10:         Leh - Delhi (Flight at 1025/1155 hrs) (B)

 

In time for departure transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi.

 

Meeting assistance on your arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel for day use until evening time to depart for the airport to board the flight for onward journey.

 

***PROGRAM ENDS***

 

Hotel Accommodation

 

City

Hotel

No. of nights

Delhi

Hotel Pride Plaza (close to airport)

1

Leh

Royal Ladakh

3

Nubra Valley

Dowa Deluxe Camp

1

Pangong Lake

Marzee Homestay

1

Leh

Royal Ladakh

1

Lamayuru

Moonland Hotel

1

Leh

Royal Ladakh

1

Delhi

Hotel Pride Plaze

Day use room till 1900 hours

 

Inclusions

-Airport transfers in private A/C car or van

-Domestic return flight Delhi-Leh

-Activities as per tour

-Twin-sharing accommodation in Delhi with breakfast (Day 1)

-Twin-sharing accommodation in Delhi for day use until 1900 hours (Day 10)

-Twin-sharing accommodation in Ladakh with breakfast & dinner (Day 2-9)

-Accompanying English-speaking guide service from Day 2 –9

-Meeting and assistance by local representatives on arrival/departure at airport/hotel

-Private transfers and transport between airport, hotel and sightseeing spots

-2 Mineral water bottles per person per day

 

Exclusions

-International return flight to Delhi

-Visa Fees

-Travel Insurance

-Lunch meals

-Tipping

-Personal expenses

-Optional activities

-Excess baggage charges

 

Visa

 

A tourist visa needs to be obtained. The fastest application is the E-Visa which is valid for 1 year and costs USD80. Approval for E-Visa is within 24 hours, provided that the necessary information is filled in correctly in the online application form.

 

Kindly refer to this link for E-Visa application: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

 

For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my or Whatsapp +6012-2030624.

Enquiry/Booking

For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my or Whatsapp +6012-2030624.

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