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Bounded by two of the worlds mightiest mountain ranges the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, Ladakh is a magical moon land best known as a paradise for the trekkers. Trekking to This young land formed only a few million year ago is a challenging and rewarding experience and the high mountain peaks and passes which comes on the trekking routes are the best features of trekking in Ladakh.
High in The Himalayas Tour Package begins with an arrival in Leh you will be welcomed by our representative who will escort you to the hotel. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Morning visit Phyang monastery which is 17 Km from Leh built by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century AD. It belongs to the Red Cap sect of Buddhists.Afternoon visit Matho and Stakana monastries.
Today visit Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monastery. Shey Palace and Gompa is situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here. Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. Hemis Gompa is 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’sbirth anniversary.
Early morning head to Nubra Valley via the world’s highest motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Upon arrival check in at The hotel/camp. Evening at leisure.
After breakfast visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. It will be a wonderful experience to walk or take a double humped Bactrian Camel ride from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours. Visit Diskit which is the main village and is headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop monasteries. Evening trek to Samstaling Monastery.
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight at the hotel.
Head to Uleytokpo this morning and on the way visit Alchi monastery which is about 70 Km from Leh on the bank of the Indus river. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. Post lunch walk to the beautiful village of Mangyu at an altitude of 13860 Feet. Overnight at Uleytokpo camps.
Enjoy an excursion to Lamayuru monastery which is the oldest holy site in Ladakh. Entry fee in this monastery, you can offer whatever you can. Rizong Gompa is known as the paradise for Meditation and Chulichan nunnery. Below the Rizong monastery; around 20 Nuns resides at Chulichan. They provide food and cloths to the monks and perform morning and evening prayers.
While driving back to Leh, visit Likir monastery on the way. Founded in the 11 th century and rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century, the earlier Gompa of the monastery was destroyed in a fire. The present Gompa dates back to the 18th century. Also visit Spituk monastery stands prominently on the top of hillock commanding a panoramic view of the Indus Valley for miles. Many icons of Buddha and fine Thankas are to be found in this 15th century Gompa. The Gompa also houses a collection of ancient masks, antique arms, and an awe-inspiring image of Mahakaal.
After breakfast fly to Delhi. Assisted transfer to pre-booked hotel in Delhi. Time free to explore the city and doing your last minute shopping etc.