Hidden Monasteries Tour

Hidden Monasteries Tour

Package Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Destination Covered
Leh - Gompa - Leh - Matho - Takthok - Chemrey - Hemis - Phyang - Basgo - Alchi - Rizong - Lamayuru - Leh

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  • Description :
    The Ladakh region is home to an array of Buddhist monasteries, whose foundation was laid by the Ladakhi kings and Buddhist saints. The Hidden Monasteries Tour has been designed to let you explore beautiful and vivid monasteries that offer a sneak peek into the Tibetan culture and history.

    - Visit to the Saboo Gompa monastery
    - Drive to Hemis monastery
    - Sacred monastery of Ridzong Gompa
    - Trip to Lamayaru monastery
    Package Includes :
    • Twin sharing accommodation (Double room) at all places in Hotels / Camps as applicable to the itinerary.
    • Meals as per the package (Breakfast and Tea).
    • Welcome drink on arrival with cookies and biscuits.
    • Airport transfer in Leh.
    • Exclusive sightseeing & excursions by one non ac Swift (max. 4 pax), Toyota Qualis / Scorpio / Tavera / Mahindra Xylo vehicles, the same car shall do the complete itinerary. (maximum 6 persons are possible in one vehicle, for more than 6 please ask for separate rates)
    • Wildlife fee for Tso-Moriri Lake, Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley areas which are protected wildlife sanctuaries in Ladakh.
    • Inner line permit for restricted areas of Nubra, Pangong and Tsomoriri areas (Guest are required to bring one a photocopy of their photo identity proof along with them )
    • All applicable taxes
    Package Excludes :
    • Medical & Travel insurance
    • Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh Environment fee (Students should bring their school ID)
    • Domestic airfare
    • Tour guide.
    • Monastery entrances fee.
    • Camel riding fee.
    • Personal items like mineral water, phone calls, laundry etc.
    • Extra meals / room services / bottled beverages consumed at the hotel.
    • Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks or any natural calamities etc.
    • Porterage & tips at the airport, Hotel/Camp staff & drivers.
    • Anything which is not mention in inclusion.

  • Day 1: Leh (Arrival)

    Upon your arrival at Leh Airport, our tour representative will meet you and assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel. The day is kept free for acclimatization. Stay overnight in the hotel.

    Day 2: In Leh - visit Saboo Gompa and SOS Village (Choglamsar)

    The morning is free to relax. In the afternoon, hit the road to Saboo, which is around 8 kilometers from Leh and nestled atop of a hillock facing the Indus Valley. It is the most visited monastery in Leh.
    On your way back to Leh, visit the SOS village (Choglamsar). It is an important destination for those who are interested in studying Tibetan culture. The Central Institute of Buddhist Studies located here features a Tibetan library, handicraft shop, restaurants and medical center. There is also a golf course and a polo ground.

    Day 3: In Leh - Visit Takthok - Chemrey - Hemis Monasteries

    Day 3 starts with an early morning visit to Takthok Gompa. Built in the 8th century by Guru Padmasambhava, Takthok Gompa is situated around the cave where he meditated.
    Post your return from Takthok Gompa, set off to visit the Chemrey Gompa. Built under the patronage of Sengge Namgyal,the construction of Chemrey Gompa was started in March 1644 A.D. and got completed in 1646 A.D. This monastery is nestled atop of a small hill, whose one side is a dwelling of monks.
    Later, hit the road to Hemis Gompa, which crosses the Indus River at the Karu Village. Built in the 17th century, between 1602 A.D. TO 1642 A.D., Hemis is one of the most famous monasteries in Ladakh. It is also known for the annual festival called Hemis Tsechu. In the evening, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

    Day 4: Leh - Phyang (17 kms/30 mins) - Basgo (27 kms/45 mins) - Alchi (24 km / 45 mins)

    Post breakfast, take a road journey to Alchi. On the way, halt at Phyang Gompa, located on the main highway to Alchi. It is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh.
    Post sightseeing in Phyang monastery, visit Basgo, which is located along the road to Alchi. When the kingdom of Ladakh got divided in the 15th and 16th century, the Basgo village was an important tourist center in the medieval times.
    In the afternoon, visit the Alchi Gompa. It is a temple complex located within the Alchi village and dates back to the 11th century. It exhibits a seamless blend of Indian and Kashmiri architecture. It is the seat of the Ngri Rimpoche, whose incarnation in embodied in the younger brother of the Dalai Lama. Stay overnight in the hotel.

    Day 5: Alchi - Ridzong - Lamayuru (57 km/2 hrs)

    While returning back from Alchi to Lamayuru, pay a visit to Ridzong Gompa, one of the less visited monasteries in Ladakh. Built sometime around 1840, this Gompa is beautifully set in a valley, in a gorge and was founded by Lama Tsultim Nima.
    After exploration of Ridzong Gompa, proceed on a trip to the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery. There is a popular legend that the Arhat Madhyantika, a disciple of Buddha, offered holy food and water to satisfy the spirits inhabiting the Gompa. Stay overnight in the hotel.

    Day 6: Lamayuru - Leh (126 km/4 hrs)

    Today, you will drive back to Leh for lunch at the hotel. The afternoon is free for leisure. Stay overnight in the hotel.

    Day 7: Leh (Departure)

    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward jounrey.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
      • Trip prices are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only.
      • Trips are materialized subject to minimum 2 persons or maximum 6 persons together.
      • We hold the right to alter the tour schedule incase of bed weather & other conditions beyond our control that might effect the normal itinerary.
      • 50% advance payment is required to book the trip on definite basis and balance payments to be cleared before departure of the tour.
      • The meals at the hotel are Buffet style. In case of pure veg meals (No onion/no garlic) advance intimation is must.
      • During day sightseeing tours, lunch would mostly be packed boxes so in such a case hot lunch may not be possible.
      • Meals at the hotel or other services not utilized during the tour shall be not liable for any kind of refund from the tour price.
      • For further details please contact your travel agent.

      Child Policy :

      • Children below 5 years of age are free on sharing bed with parents.
      • Children between. 5 - 12 years are liable for taking an extra bed.
      • However children between 5 - 12 years sharing bed with parents will have to pay for extra.     
      • All children above 12 years of age shall be treated as adult and will have to take an extra bed as mentioned in the trip price list

      Supplement costs for extra services (net rates):

      • Local Guide for sightseeing : Rs. 1500 Per Day
      • Exclusive Ladakhi Cultural Show : Rs. 7000/- for 01 hour show at the hotel lawn/terrace

Contact Detail

Travel On Planet Tours

Contact Person :-

Mr. Manoj Nain

Address :-

8152, Street No. 6, Arakashan Road, Paharganj, ,, Delhi, India - 110055

Primary Number :- 08045133981

Mobile :

+91-9910512200, 9992816071, 9999660656

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