Tour Code : LC-AL-45
Duration – 4 nights / 5 days
Places visiting: Shanti Stupa, Alchi, Liker, Thiksey monasteries, Khardong La pass, Megnetic Hill and Pangong Lake.
Day 01: Delhi – Leh
Arrive at Leh airport by morning flight from Delhi. This flight is one of the most sensational flights in the world. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Allow yourself a little time to settle in and acclimatize since you have gone from a relatively low elevation in New Delhi to over 11,000 feet! During the afternoon, you can walk through the old town, beneath the Leh Palace, to explore this fascinating city. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Shey Palace – Thiksey Monastery – Hemis Monastery – Stok Palace
After breakfast, proceed for a full day of sightseeing of Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries, and the Stok Palace. Thiksey is an imposing monastery and one of the finest examples of Ladakhi architecture. This Gompa is situated on the top of the hill and forms part of Gelukpa order. The 12-storey monastery complex contains numerous stupas, statues, thankas, wall paintings, swords and a large pillar engraved with the Buddha’s teachings, and there are sacred shrines and many precious objects to be seen. The successive reincarnation of the Skyabje Khampo Ringpoche acts as in-charge of the monastery. The main prayer hall has a 15m high seated Buddha figure. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Chang La Pass – Pangong Lake – Leh
After an early breakfast, drive for a visit of Pangong Lake via Chang La pass. The drive takes you through spectacular, amazing scenery, with breath-taking views of the snow-covered Himalayas. The Lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world (4267m), situated along the India-China border. It is about 130km long and 5-6km wide. The Chang-Chenmo range surrounding it from the north provides a spectacular backdrop to the blue and green expanse of its brackish waters.
Drive back to Leh. Arrive Leh by evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Khardungla – Pathar Sahib – Magnetic Hill
After breakfast proceed for an unforgettable drive to the top of the world’s highest motorable mountain pass Khardungla, at a height of about 18,300 ft. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas. Return by lunch. After lunch proceed to visit Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, and witness the convergence of the holy river Indus with Zanskar River. Overnight hotel.
Day 05: Leh – Delhi
Transfer to the airport to fly to Delhi.
How to book
The booking of this itinerary is with Asian Adventures Asian Adventures B-9, Sector-27
Noida 201301 (UP) India
phone : +91 120 4222797, +91 9266519519
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tour Code :LC-AL-45
Website : www.asianadventures.in