ranges of the Himalayans cross Ladakh, the Greater Himalayas, Zanskar,
Ladakh and the Karakoram and so does the mighty Indus river. It is a magical
and remote moonscape and its mountains spectacular, the people delightful,
gentle and ungrasping it's religion ancient and its monasteries waltered
over the period of time. This land of wilderness and overwhelming natural
beauty beckons the more intense and adventurous traveller.
Day 01 : Delhi - Leh
Morning flight to Leh. Transfer to hotel day at leisure to acclimatize to
the high altitude. Overnight Leh.
Day 02 : Leh
Full day sight-seeing tour of the monasteries - Hemis, Shey and Thikse. The
Hemis gompa is the highest monastery in Ladakh and contains gold status.
Stupas decorated with precious stones and any priceless old Thankas. Shey
gompa is situated in the ruins of the old palace of the kings of Ladakh.
Thikse gompa is built on the model of the Potala palace in Lhasa in several
levels of construction. It contains the three storeyed statue of the
Maithriya Buddha, the future Buddha. Overnight Leh.
Day 03 : Leh
Morning sight-seeing of Leh palace, Shantistupa and Shanker Gompa.
Afternoon drive to Stok across the river indus to see the Stok palace.
Evening free to explore the bazaar overnight Leh.
Day 04 : Leh - Uleytokpo
Drive to Uleytokpo (2hrs), enroute visit Likir and Phyang monastense.
Uleytokpo is famous for its apricot orchards. Camp/hotel is set on the banks
of the river indus in the apricot orchards.
Day 05 : Uleytokpo
Day return excursions via local villages to Alchi monastery - one of the
oldest. Overnight in hotel.
Day 06 : Uleytokpo - Leh
Drive to Leh. Day free for exploring the town and the bazaar. Overnight Leh
Day 07 : Leh - Delhi
Transfer to airport to board morning flight to Delhi