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Mandala tour begins in Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Live in Leh for a day before setting out for the forward journey. Visiting Alchi- The oldest Monastery of Leh, Lamaruyu Monastery - built under Rinchen Zangbo at the end of the 10th century, under orders from the king of Ladakh, who altogether had 108 Gompas built in western Tibet. Pangong Lake - This famous blue lake of Pangong is 5-6 km wide and over 144 km long with half of it running to the other side of the Indo-China border. Khardungla the World’s highest motorable pass.1-631-11
Day 1 : Delhi to Leh
Reach Leh by Indian Airlines or Jet Airways flights. Leh is main Centre of Ladakh. With the inhabitants of 50,000, Leh is located in small valley just the north of Indus valley. The tourists are advised to take complete rest for the proper acclimatization to the high altitude atmosphere.
overnight stay at Leh.
Day 2 : Leh to Hemis Monastery (48 km)
Just after the breakfast,
Hemis Monastery: This is biggest and the most important monastery in Ladakh. It is situated 49 km to the south of Leh, a little off the main Leh-Manali road. It was built in the 17th century by Chapgon Gyalshas and ever since has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family. Hemis is the headquarter of the Drukpa order and all the monasteries throughout Ladakh are administered by it. It also trains Lamas for the royal monasteries at Leh, Shey, and Bazgo. In the 19th century, it faced a siege by General Zorawar Singh. The Gompa was saved to the skillful handling of the situation by the head Lama.
In 1956 the head Lama Hemis Gompa disappeared mysteriously never to be seen again. The monastery contains quite a few gold statue and stupas decorated with precious stones. It has a superb collection of tanks, including one, which is supposed to be the largest in existence and is exhibited only once every 12 years. The monastery has an annual festival, is a big tourist attraction. Masked dances are held on that day and are dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava. Every 12 years, the gompa's greatest treasure, a huge thangka - a religious icon painted or embroidered on cloth - is ritually exhibited.
Thiksay Monastery: En route to Hemis Gompa, the Thiksey monastery is a most imposing structure providing a panoramic view of the green Indus valley from its vantage atop a hill. It has chambers full of statues, stupas, and tannkhas.
Shey Palace and Monastery: Also on the way to Hemis Gompa and 15 km from Leh is the summer palace of the erstwhile, Raja of Leh, set upon a hill sitting Buddha wrought with copper and gold that leaves one lama beforehand. Many charters can be seen to the east of the monastery.
Day 3 : Leh - Likir - Alchi - Leh
Today we will visit Alchi and Likir Monasteries. These two are situated near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road. Inside the Alchi monastery, one can see a number of miniaturing paintings depicting Buddha. The Likir monastery has a good collection of clay images of Buddha in different forms, manuscripts, and thankas. However, the 1000 years old wall painting makes your visit more worthwhile.
Day 4 : Leh - Nubra Valley 120 Km / 4-5 hrs
After Breakfast drives to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Visit hunder and arrive turtuk by evening.Turtuk is one of the last villages in the north of Ladakh near Pakistan border. O/N Turtuk Village Village
Day 5 : Turtuk to Hunder Sightseeing in Nubra Valley 60 Kms
After breakfast drive to Hunder village around 60 km in between, you may see some village rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight at Hunder in wachan guest house.
Day 6 : Nubra Valley - Leh 120 Km / 4-5 hrs
After Breakfast Visit Disket Monastery, where you can have a magnificent view of Nubra Valley and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. O/N Leh.
Day 7 : Leh - Pangong Lake 145 Kms /4-5 hrs
After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world.) Overnight Camp.
Day 8 : Pangong Lake - Leh 140 Kms / 4-5 hrs
Early morning enjoys the picturesque view of sunrise of a lake. After Breakfast drives back to Leh. Overnight Hotel at Leh.
Day 9 : Departure
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La Califfa - PORTUGAL
Reviewed: Mar 06, 2019
I was very pleased to use the agency service. I liked very much the attention and assistance that the guide tour leader Rixin gave to us and the drivers were very responsible and respectful with everybody. Thank you very much, guys!
Lisa Vaz - Portugal
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2018
Very comprehensive tour of Ladakh, including the wonderful Hemis Festival at the Hemis Monastery. The scenery and places visited were outstanding. The local team was very good and attentive with special reference to the excellent drivers, who had to drive for hours, sometimes in very tough conditions, but always with a smile. With a few additional tweaks, this tour will be perfect. Thank you Rixin and team. Lisa, Portugal
Sanjay T - Vasai
Reviewed: Jul 09, 2018
It was a nicely arranged trip with pick up and drop. Nice experience with Ladakh My Trip. RIGZIN IS A Good tour organizer. Wish him and his team a successful future.
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