Dalai Lama moved out of Tibet with thousands of Buddhist monks and made adjoining Indian State of ladakh. As a centre of Buddhist faith, Ladakh locates many monasteries and Gompas and is also a place for Buddhist meditation.
Ladakh : attracts tourists also for its difficult routes for trekking besides other adventures for mountaineering, water rafting etc . Serenity and solitude combined with scenic beauty of landscape at the rooftop of the world is captivating This region also locates Indus Valley famous for the ancient civilization like Mesopotamia and Rome with the city states.
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the Hotel. Day for rest & acclimatization with the high altitude. Leh (Ladakh) which is 3500 Mtrs above sea level. Overnight at Hotel.
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey & Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storied monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect - it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast visit Stok palace which houses a fine private museum. There is a superb collection of thangkhas, said to be the best in the world. In the afternoon visit Leh, a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. The spectacular eight-storey Leh Palace looming above, overlooking the town, was built in the 16th century, about the same time as the Potala in Lhasa which it resembles. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motor able pass in the world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of world records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. PM back to the hotel and time for your personal activities.
Morning drive to Alchi for approx 2 hours drive. Situated to the west of the town of Leh. Built by Translator, Rinchen Zangpo, it dates back to the year 1000 AD. Alchi Gompa in Ladakh comprises of a number of blessed temples, including the main one of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang. The other temples are the Jamyang Lhakhang (Manjusri temple) and the Sumtsag Lhakhang. Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh reflects an Indian touch, especially in its paintings. Overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to Moon valley. Explore Lamayuru Monastery and retrace back to Leh. Just before Leh Town visit Spituk Monastery and check in at the hotel in Leh for an overnight stay.
Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight.