Tour Code: LC-TL-56
Duration: 5 Night 6 Days
Places visiting: Hemis, Thiksey, Liker, Alchi and Lamayuru monasteries, Pangong Lake and Shati Stupa.
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: Basgo Palace – Likir Monastery – Alchi
After breakfast, drive to Alchi. En route visit Basgo Palace and Likir Monastery. The present gompa in Likir dates back to the 18th century. It contains huge clay images of Buddha and various old manuscripts. It also houses an interesting collection of Thankas, old religious and domestic costumes and implements etc. Arrive in Alchi by the afternoon. Visit the monastery at Alchi; spend the afternoon exploring the village. Overnight Camp.
Day 03: Lamayuru Monastery
After breakfast, return to Leh; visit the monastery at Lamayuru en route. Lamayuru has fascinating caves carved out of the mountainside. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is situated on a high promonotory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other gompa can match Lamayuru. Overnight hotel.
Day 04: Chang La Pass – Pangong Lake
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. Overnight at Camp.
Day 05: Pangong Lake – Leh
Breakfast at the camp and spend the morning exploring the area. Return to Leh by the evening. Overnight in hotel.
Day 06: 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-TL-56
Website : www.asianadventures.in