Day 01 - Arrive
On arrival you will be
met by a Group Tours to India representative and transferred to
hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy
basis. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi
Morning excursion to
the city included visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple - the Place of
Gods, India Gate - the memorial to the soldiers who laid down
their lives in the World War I., Parliament House. Afternoon
tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in
Asia, Red Fort - the red stone magic, Gandhi Memorial - The
memoir of father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound & light
show in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi /
Transfer to the Delhi
domestic airport for your flight to Leh, the capital of Ladakh.
Dep. 0540 Arrive 0655. Leh is situated among the hills on the
north side of the Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh, you will be
met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Day complete
rest to acclimatize yourself to high altitude. Evening walk to
Lehbazaar at a slow pace. You are advised not to run or exert.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 - Leh
Embark on a day
sightseeing of Thiksey, Shey and Hemis monasteries with packed
lunch. Overnight stay at the hotel.
SHEY PALACE AND
GOMPA: Located on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it
served as the residence of the royal family. You can see a
copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its
19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the largest and
architecturally most imposing Gompas. This Gompa houses several
temples, containing images, stupas and wall paintings relating
to Buddhism, which are exquisite.
Located 40 Kms from Leh, Hemis Gompa is the best known,
wealthiest and biggest of Ladakh. Its other claim to fame is
that it is home to a major annual festival held here every
summer to commemorate Guru Padma Sambhava's birth anniversary.
It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh, which is unfurled once
in 12 years (nest in 2004) Built in 1630 during the reign of
Singge Namgyal, the Hemis Gompa continued to receive patronage
from different dynasties. It is divided into two, the assembly
hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang)
is also used as "green room" by the dancers during the festival.
The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit
of frescoes, among them the Buddhist "Wheel Of Life" (Kalachakra)
and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel.
Day 05 - Leh-Likir
Drive from Leh to
Likir (60 Kms.) on the Leh-Srinagar Highway. Pay a visit to the
monastery. Overnight camp at Liker.
Day 06 - Likir to
Yangthang (3,700M) 05:30 Hrs.
After taking breakfast
at the camp, start
the trek towards south through trail behind the monastery,
amidst wheat fields. After a walk for 20 minutes, you come down
to the rough motorable road to Hemis Shukpachan. Ignore the road
and walk through the trail down the road along with Stupas
As the easy ascent
starts from here, you can go to the top of "Chagatse La" pass
(3,700M). Again skip the road on your right and walk through the
trail down and up to the road. From here you can glimpse a
hamlet named Saspotse. Start walking towards the village leaving
the road on your right hand side. You have to cross a river to
reach the village. Take the trail behind the village through a
small gorge, which leads you to "Phobe la" pass (3,849M). You
can have the glimpse of Yangthang village from here.
After a walk for 10
minutes arrive at the camping site. The two camping sites; one
near the school which has beautiful view of the village and the
peak. The next one is near the river amidst poplar plantation.
Day 07 - Yangthang
to Hemis Shukpachan-Rizong (3596 M)-05 Hrs.
Take s short walk if
you want to camp at Hemis Shukpachan village. You can also walk
up to Temisgam or village of Ang before Temisgam, which takes
around 6-7 hrs. As soon as you cross the river, the climb of the
Phobe La (4,000 M) starts, which takes around 01 hour to reach
the top of the pass. After another
hour or half you reach Hemis Shukpachan, trek to Rizong. Drive
back to Leh. Overnight stay at the hotel at Leh.
Day 08 - Leh:
(Excursion to Khardung-la pass)
Excursion to Khardung-la
pass; world's highest Motorable road. Afternoon at leisure to
explore the Leh town to buy souvenirs or individual activities.
Overnight stay at the hotel at Leh.
The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass
(The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39
Kms Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides
of the pass.
Tour to Leh SOUVENIRS
& SHOPPING IN LEH - In Leh you can buy Pashmina Shawls,
handicraft Items such as Tibetan or Kahsmiri carpets, wooden
masks, wall paintings, wooden dragons for wall hangings, Ladakhi
wooden table carved and painted, etc. You can also buy Tibetan
and Ladakhi artifacts from the Tibetan market or antique shops.
You can also buy local apricot Jam or dry apricots.
Day 09 - Leh/
transfer to the Leh airport. Fly Leh-Delhi Dep. 0735 Arr. 0850.
On arrival you will be met by our representative. Drive to Agra.
Arrive Agra. Check in at the hotel. Later embark on a half-day
city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red fort, Itmad-ud-daula's tomb.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 – Agra-Delhi
Afternoon drive to
Delhi en-route visiting Akbar's Tomb at Sikandara. Arrive and
check-in at the hotel. Day free to relax. Overnight stay at the
Day 11 - Departure
Transfer to the
International airport to connect flight for departure back