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Named after the famous festival of Hemis Tse Chu, Hemis is the largest & richest monastery of Ladakh. It comes jam-packed with the Ladakhis in the wake and celebrates the festival like never before. As we see the lamas attired in colorful bright brocades and elaborate headgears, there are dances and festive mood all over. The itinerary of 12 night Hemis Festival tour packages offers you to know the culture and life of Ladakh. Overwhelm yourself with the virgin beauty of shimmering lakes, gurgling rivers, proud mountains, mystic lamas and loving people. Ladakh is a retreat for the urban dweller from the daily humdrum of cosmopolitan life into the caressing lap of nature.Medical & Travel insurance. Domestic airfare. 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 etc. Porterage & tips at the airport, Hotel/Camp staff & drivers.3-631-11
Day 1 : Delhi - Leh
Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Post lunch visit Shanti Stupas. Overnight Leh.
Day 2 : Leh – Local Sightseeing - Hemis Tseshu
Just after the breakfast, the group will visit the Hemis Monastery for the festival and about 2 P.M. in the afternoon the group will move back to Leh and on the way, the group will visit three most famous monasteries i.e Shey, Thiksey and Stok Palace.
Day 3 : Hemis Festival Full Day
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 tankhas, 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.
Day 4 : Leh to Nubra Valley (128 Km)
After Breakfast drives to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by afternoon. Lunch at Camp, rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. O/N Nubra Valley.
Day 5 : Nubra Valley Sightseeing
Visit Gonbo monastery, entsa monastery, Hot spring Panamik, samtaling monastery and overnight at Nubra valley.
Day 6 : Nubra Valley to Leh
After Breakfast visits Deskit 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 to Pangong Lake (148 km) 5,6 hrs
After breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake at 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass at 17,350 ft. (third highest motorable road in the world. On arrival at Camp, a hot lunch will be served. Later, free time at leisure to enjoy the color changing lake and the sunset on the banks of the lake. Overnight on the banks of Pangong Lake.
Day 8 : Pangong Lake to Tsomoriri Lake 8 hrs
The morning after breakfast drive to Tsomoriri lake (14000 ft above sea level) crossing Chushul village and Tsaga La passes via Loma bend where you can spot black neck crane, drive to Tsomoriri Lake crossing the Indus river. Afterward, take a walk around the Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. O/N Korzok Village.
Day 9 : Tsomoriri - Tsokar - Taglangla - Leh 260 Kms / 8-9 hrs
The morning after breakfast leave to Leh passing Puga (Sulphur Mine), Tsokar Lake around the lake you may spot some wild ass, Taklang La Pass 17,585ft, 2nd Highest motorable road in the world. Arrival at Leh by evening. O/N Leh.
Day 10 : Leh to Lamayuru (124 kms) via NH1
Leh to lamayuru is about 124 km through national highway to Kashmir valley. Early morning drive from Leh and after 35km you can spot confluence of beautiful two rivers Indus and Zanskar and also see the majestic magnetic hill and pathar sahib holy place of Sikhism. Before arriving in Lamayuru visiting basgo castle and monastery and beautiful landscape of moonland and variety colorful mountain.Overnight at Lamayuru village.
Day 11 : Lamayuru to Dha Hanu(Aryan valley) –Alchi
Drive early morning toward Aryan valley through the side of Indus river and we can spot many different village civilizations by Indus river. Dha Hanu is the race of Aryan which culture is totally different from Ladakh.we can see their lifestyle and unique culture after visiting way back to Alchi and overnight stay in Alchi village which is one of a beautiful village in Ladakh. O/N stay.
Day 12 : Alchi to Leh (60km)
Today morning visiting Alchi monastery which built in 10 century by great translator Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo who brought more than 32 Artisans from Kashmir. After visiting back toward Leh through sham valley which is famous for apricot. Alchi monastery is famous gompa for the 1000-year old wall painting, which makes a visit more than worthwhile. visit Rizong monastery. Rizong monastery about the six km along a steepish, rocky track from the main road is the starts of the area with the nunnery and the gompa of Rizong belonging to the Gelukpa factions. overnight at Leh.
Day 13 : Leh - Delhi
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination. Journey ends with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.
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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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