What To Expect
You will be met by our representative at the airport and then transferred to your hotel for check-in and overnight stay.
You will be transferred to Domestic Airport to catch your flight for Leh. Upon arrival in Leh, you will be taken to your hotel. Enjoy a free day for acclimatization and individual activities. Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
You will have a full day excursion to Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Gompas. Shey Gompa lies on the way to Hemis. It is situated on the top of a hill and houses the largest victory stupa with a golden top. The statues made of copper and glided with gold are worth seeing. Thiksey Gompa lies on the left side of the road to Hemis. One can have a beautiful view of Indus Valley from the Gompa. Wall paintings of this Gompa are very interesting. From here drive to Hemis which is the oldest, wealthiest and largest Gompa in Leh with beautiful paintings stupas.
After a day of sightseeing, you will be taken to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, drive upstream along the Right Bank of the Indus River. At Karu turn left towards Chemdey Gompa and continue along the steep roadside towards Chang La (17,350 ft.). Permits have to be verified at Zingrul travelling check point (13,500 ft.), 12 kms short of the pass. There is a temple at the top of the Chang La and lots of prayer flags. There will be another check point at Tsoltakh.
Continue on until you reach the first village, Durbuk, followed by Thangse, both big army stations. From here to Lukung is a 32 kms drive along a rough dirty track through spectacular barren mountain scenery, which takes about 2 hours. Pass through Tak-Tak and the Chakartale TSO. Between the Muglib and Lukung there are many flat green stretches of land with clean streams ideal of compositions.
Move on to Pangong Lake (which means "hollow" lake), which is a very long narrow spread of water situated at an altitude of 14,500 ft. Extending from east to west through the whole length of the Ruthong region of Tibet to neighborhood of Chisul, it bends to the north west for about 25 miles and forms a boundary between Ladakh and Ruthong.
Late in the afternoon, you will return to Leh for dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.
You will have a free schedule in the morning. In the afternoon, you will visit Shanti Stupa built by the Japanese. See also Shankar Gompa which is associated with Spituk Gompa, and serves as the residence of the Head Lama. The monastery has Dukar Lakhang with a Dukar figure, a most impressive representative of Avalokiteshvara complete with 1000 armes (all holding weapons), and 1000 heads. The painting on the walls is worth seeing.
Next is Leh Palace, to be visited by foot as it is situated on a hillock. Built by Sengge
Namgyala, this majestic 9-story building exemplifies the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture and is said to have inspired the famous Potala in Lahsa.
After an afternoon of sightseeing, you will be taken back to your hotel for overnight stay.
To end the tour, you will be taken to Leh Airport to catch your flight back to Delhi.
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