Explore Ladakh 10D9N: Monastery Tour/Lamayuru/River Rafting/Nubra Valley/Pangong Lake

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EVENT DESCRIPTION So, if it has to be a vacation in India that's to be lived in memories for a lifetime, it has to be LADAKH! The colorful monasteries, steep curves, snow-topped peaks, double humped camels, burning sun, freezing winds and a destination that comes straight out of the world of fantasies. Ladakh is a destination that requirs good amount of time to get explored. This is a well-planned tour package of 9 nights and 10 days, taking you to the prime destinations and attractions of Ladakh. Savor the tranquility, admire the lovely sights, explore the monasteries and lakes, relish sumptuous local cuisine and more. Height : 3500 meters Location : Ladakh, India Event Diffuclty: Easy - Anyone can join. Just a sightseeing trip. Trip Highlights • Thiksey, Hemis and Rizong monasteries • Drive on Khardungla Pass and Magnetic Hill • A ride on the double-humped camps in Nubra Valley • River Rafting in Zanskar River • Visit to the Pangong Lake • Lunar landscape and Lamayuru Gompa in Uleytokpo Detailed Itinerary: Aug 6 Day 1 : Delhi - Leh From the Delhi airport, board a flight to Leh’s Bakula Airport, at an altitude of 11700 feet. Upon arrival, our tour representative helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, the day is scheduled for resting for acclimatization to the high altitudes of Ladakh, a necessary thing to do. In the evening, get around leh town and shopping. Stay Overnight. Aug 7 Day 2 : Leh – Indus Valley Tour – Leh (90 km round trip / 7-8 hours) After Breakfast on day 2, get all set for a full day tour of Indus Valley. The attractions that you visit today include the Royal Museum at Stok Palace- called the Stok Palace Museum, it offers an insight into the heritage of the region; Thiksey Monastery- belonging to the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this gompa is the largest monastery in central Ladakh region, Stagna Monastery- placed on a barren mountain top, the monastery offers nice views of the surrounding area, Changchubling monastery- better known as Rizong monastery, it was erected in 1829 and is known for its high standards of monastic disciplines and the extremely well-known Hemis Monastery- India’s wealthiest monastery, Hemis is the biggest one too and the site of an annual festival. Overnight stay in Leh. Aug 8 Day 3 : Leh – Uleytokpo (82 km / 2-3 hours) After breakfast, today you start driving to Ulley Resort from Leh. On the way, visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Likir monastery and the 1000 -year old murals of Alchi monastery, listed among the best Buddhist miniature paintings. Continue your road journey. Finally, you arrive Uley. Check-in at the resort/hotel. After completing the formalities, you can simply relax. Stay overnight. Aug 9 Day 4 : Uleytokpo The day is going to be full of action. Your first visit is to region with Lunar landscapes- an area that is similar to the land condition of Moon. After this, you visit Lamayuru Monastery- one of the largest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh, it houses wall paintings, thangkas, murals, old scriptures and various statues of different forms of Buddha as well as other deities. Next you explore Rizong Nunnery- residence of 40 monks, this monastery was constructed in 1831 by the great Lama Tsultim Nima (130 km round trip / 6-7 hours). If you want, you can also enjoy a day hike to Rizong village (around 2-3 hours) or a go for a short hike to Gera-Lardo village across Indus River. Overnight stay at Lamayuru. Aug 10 Day 5 : Uleytokpo - Leh (70km / 2-3 hours) Today, you start driving back to Leh. On the way, halt to visit Spituk Monastery- also known as Pethup Gompa, it was founded in the 11th century; Magnetic Hill or the gravity hill-a natural wonder of the region and the Military Hall of Fame- a museum and memorial of the war heroes that is established and managed by the Indian Army. Late afternoon arrival in Leh. As the rest of the day is free, you can indulge in some last minute shopping at the popular markets of Leh such as Moti market, Balkhang chowk for apricot and Super Market. Overnight stay at Leh. Aug 11 Day 6: River Rafting in Nimo: This route consist mostly of Grade II or III easy rapids is that it passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains, many of them with tiny hamlets and imposing old monasteries nestling among the valleys. Starting from Phey Village, about 12 Kms from Leh and ends Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimo, about 36 kms from Leh. Overnight stay at Leh. Aug 12 Day 7: Leh – Nubra Valley (Valley of Flowers) (125km / 4-5 hours) On day 3, post an early breakfast at around 08:00 AM, begin your road journey to Nubra Valley via the world-popular Khardungla Pass. At an altitude of 18360 feet, it is one of the highest motorable passes. As you reach the valley, set your camps at the assigned location. Later on, you visit the silver sand dunes near Hunder village. Hop onto a double humped Camel for a memorable camel safari around the place. The next visit is to the villages of Diskit and Hunder (80 km round trip / 6-7 hours). The road trip in this region is a beautiful one. These places own monasteries and hot springs. Get a sneak-peak into the lifestyle of the locals. Stay overnight at the camp. Aug 13 Day 8 : Day 4: Nubra Valley – Leh (125 km) Today, leave the valley early morning after relishing sumptuous breakfast. The mornings here are extremely mesmerizing. Thereafter, visit the tiny yet beautiful Yarab tso Lake, also referred to as the hidden lake. This crystal clear lake is bounded by barren yet beautiful surroundings. After sightseeing, begin your drive back to Leh via Khardungla pass. After arrival, check-in at a hotel. Spend the evening by enjoying leisure walk in the Leh market. Stay overnight in Leh. Aug 14 Day 9 : Leh - Pangong Lake (135 km) Leave early morning for Pangong Lake, placed at an altitude of 4400 m. Start driving eastwards of Leh crossing Changla Pass, 17500 ft. Take a route via Durbuk and Tangtse villages in the Changthang region of Ladakh. Treat your eyes to the scenic beauty all around you. As you reach, set up your camps near the lake side. Finding its place in both India and China, this lake is blessed with enchanting surroundings. The lake has even featured in the Bollywood blockbuster, 3 Idiots. The brackish water changes color with the sunlight. Enjoy your day here. Overnight stay at Leh. Aug 15 Day 10 : Leh – Delhi. (Departure) In the morning, get an assisted transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. Trip is Inclusive of 1. Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport by altitudeadventure representative & traditional welcome at the Hotel/Guesthouse. 2. Transportation as per the programme. 3. All Hotel/GuestHouse arrangements with all breakfast. 4. Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by non-ac Vehicle as per the program. 5. Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas. 6. 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