A 7 days/ 6 nights tour to the mesmerizing Leh & Ladakh region. This tour makes you explore the rich Buddhist culture and takes you to the famous old & fascinating monasteries around Leh. It is based on the Hemis Monastery festival which is held every year and provides you an opportunity to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Ladakh'
HEMIS FESTIVAL TOUR (being celebrated on 2 & 3 July 2009)
Day 01: Arrive Leh
Travel by air to Leh from Delhi. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Complete day for the acclimatization. In the afternoon a walking tour visiting Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Evening free to walk around the Leh bazar Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: In Leh
Early morning visit Thiksey monastery to enjoy the praying ceremony at the monastery. Afternoon visit Spituk and Phyang Monasteries. Evening free to explore Leh market on own. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: In Leh – Full day visit to Hemis Festival
Travel to Hemis monastery to experience Hemis festival and see the various festivities which would consist of various kind of holy mantras being enchanted, puja, mask dance etc Return back to hotel late afternoon or evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Leh/ Uletokpo (70 kms/ 8 hrs)
After Breakfast drive to Uletokpo enroute visiting Basgo Palace, Liker and Alchi monasteries. Also walk around the village and later drive to Uletokpo. Overnight in camp.
Day 05: Uletokpo/ Lamayuru/ Leh (170 kms/ 8 hrs)
After breakfast, checkout from the camp and drive to Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru monastery is one of the oldest and spectacularly set founded in 10th century. Afternoon drive back to Leh. On arrival check in and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: In Leh
Morning half day visit to Stok Palace. The Palace was built by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825. On the way back visit the Shey Palace. Afternoon day for personal activities or a visit to the local Ladakhi family house can be organized on request at an extra cost. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Depart Leh
Morning in time transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. End of tour.