Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, you will
be met by our representative, who will help you to
transfer to your hotel. Check into your hotel and relax.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Fly Delhi - Leh (3445mtrs)
Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Leh. You
will be receved
on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Rest and
acclimatize yourself to the altitude and rarified air of
Ladakh. In the evening, we gather for dinner and are
introduced to the tour guide.
Day 3: Leh - Half day tour
After breakfast, leave for a tour of Leh and see its
ancient monuments and Buddhist sites. After lunch at
your hotel we leave for a tour of the Shanti Stupa,
Built by Japanese Buddhists this Peace Pagoda is a
beautiful structure with gilt panels on its sides that
display episodes from the life of Buddha. It was
inaugurated in 1983 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We
then drive to the Sankar Monastery that is surrounded by
forests and barley fields that rise in terraces along
the hillside. Within the monastery you can see beautiful
Thanka paintings and statuettes of Buddha made of gold.
Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
Day 4: Leh -Hemis - Thiksey - Shey
After breakfast we leave for a tour of the Hemis Gompa.
This monastery is the best known in Ladakh. Around the
monastery you will see Chortens or Buddhist reliquaries
and ornate walls. After seeing the sights of the
monastery we leave for the Thiksey Monastery. This is
situated on a mountain from where you can see panoramic
views of the Indus Valley. Within the monastery you can
see many beautiful Buddhist artifacts. We then leave for
the Shey Palace, which was the summer palace of the
royal family of Ladakh. Return to your hotel to stay
Day 5: Leh - Alchi
After breakfast, we leave for Alchi. Located 70 kms west
of Leh, is the Uletokpo camp where we arrive rest, have
lunch and then leave for a tour of Alchi monastery and
the nearby village. Considered one of the most well
preserved Buddhist centers of Ladakh, the Alchi
monastery has beautiful paintings on its walls, which
are examples of early Buddhist art. In Alchi village you
can see the rural lifestyle of the villagers including
activities such as grinding wheat etc. Stay overnight at
Day 6: Alchi - Lamayuru - Alchi
After breakfast we drive to Lamayuru, where we tour the
Lamayuru monastery. Also called the Yung-drung
(Swastika) monastery, Lamayuru is one of the oldest
monasteries in Central Ladakh. Enjoy a picnic lunch at
Lamayuru village and explore its surroundings in the
afternoon. Return to the camp in the evening to stay
Day 7: Ridzong and Likir Monasteries
After an early snack we leave for the Ridzong Monastery.
The last kilometer of this journey is on foot, due to
the steep hill. Ridzong is a nunnery, where Buddhist
nuns reside. Tour the monastery and then return to the
camp for breakfast. Later we leave for Leh. On the way
we stop to the Likir Monastery built in the 15th century
by monks of the Gelupa (Yellow Hat) Sect. Later we
resume our drive along the Indus River. Arrive at the
hotel in time for a late lunch. Relax in the
and evening and stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Leh - Saboo - Leh
After breakfast we leave for Saboo village where you can
see the traditional lifestyle of the people of Ladakh.
You can taste Gur Gur or Yak Butter Tea and dine on
local cuisine at a Ladakhi home. Return to Leh and enjoy
shopping and sightseeing. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Leh - Stok - Tibetan Handicraft
After breakfast we leave for the Stok Palace, where the
royal family of Ladakh used to live. In the museum at
the palace you can see family heirlooms and artifacts
from royal times. We then tour the Ladakh Handicraft
Center. Here you can buy beautiful handmade products and
craft items. We than travel to Choglamsar, where you can
see a Tibetan settlement. There are many Tibetans
residing in Ladakh. Return to your hotel to stay
Day 10: Leh
Your last day in Leh is at your disposal. You can go
shopping, sightseeing or pursue any activity of your
Day 11: Leh - Delhi
After an early breakfast we leave for the airport, where
you can board the flight to Delhi. Our representative
will meet you at Delhi airport and help you check into
your hotel. Check into your hotel and relax. Stay
overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Delhi
After breakfast, leave for a day's sightseeing tour of
Delhi. In historic Old Delhi you will see the Jama
Masjid, one of the largest mosques of India; the Red
Fort, an impressive sandstone monument built by the
Mughals, and you can explore the busy market of Chandi
Chowk. You can also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of
Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi you can see India Gate,
Parliament House and the President's mansion. Humayun's
Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Bahai Temple and shopping in
crafts emporia in Delhi complete your Delhi tour. Return
to your hotel to stay overnight.
Day 13: Departure
After breakfast you will transferred to the airport to
board the flight to Delhi. Leave for Delhi with
unforgettable memories of your Ladakh Tour with Leh
Ladakh India. Our representative will meet you in Delhi
and help you to transfer to the international airport
for your flight to your onward destination.