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Ladakh Tour by Air
   
Duration : 9 DAYS
Place Covered : Delhi , Lamayuru, Likir, Alchi, Rizong, Spituk Monastery, Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace, Leh Gompa, Sankar gompa, Leh
Tour Code : LL037
 
Ladakh Tour by Air
   

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi

Day 2 : Delhi to Leh
Reach Leh by Indian Airlines/Jet Airways flight. Leh is main Centre of Ladakh. With the inhabitants of 50,000, Leh is located in small valley just the north of Indus valley. The tourists are advised to take complete rest for the proper acclimatization to the high altitude atmosphere.

Day 3 : Local Sight Seeing, Leh to Lamayuru, Likir / Alchi & Ule Tompo
Whole day is dedicated for the local sight seeing, Lamayuru : After exploring villages around the area, it comes as a surprise to find that Lamayuru is a scruffy little place. The gompa, is the completely overshadowed and most famous spectacular monastery in Ladakh. Alchi and Likir Monasteries : These two monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road. They house many gigantic clay statue of Buddha in various forms. The primary attraction of these monasteries is , however, their 1000-year old wall painting which make a visit more than worthwhile.

Day 4 : Alchi to Leh
on the way back sight seeing of Rizong and Spituk, 7 hours
After the night stay at the Ule Tompo, on the way back, the tourists are visiting the few more gompas.

Rizong :
About six kms along a steepish, rocky track from the main road is the starts of the area with the nunnery of Julochen and the gompa of Rizong. The gompa, belong to the Gelukpa.

Spituk Monastery :
Just before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh road on the hilltop overlooking the Indus, the Spituk monastery boasts not only of some prized tankha, but also a chamber with enormous statue of Kali, whose faces are unveiled but once a year. The chamber contains an ancient collection of face masks too. It is recommended that you visit the monastery on the Puja day. It is 10 kms from Leh and houses of 135 yellow capped monks.

 

Day 5 : Shopping and Cultural programme
in the evening (Ladakhi Dance, Depending upon the strength of group). The whole day is dedicated to the shopping and to discover some interesting things about Ladakhi art and cultural by the visiting the Tibetan refugees camp Choklamsar, Library and Ecological Development etc.

Day 6 : Local Sight seeing
Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace and Sankar gompa The women's vegetable market in the afternoon and some interesting place to visit. And the evening the Sankar monastery.

Leh Gompa :
It is situated above the Leh Palace and was built in 1430. It contains a 13.7 metres high statue of the Buddha which the Ladakhi call Chamba. According to the Lamas this splendid statue is the future Buddha. A butter burns day and night in front of this statue.

Sankar Gompa :
Just 3 kms from Leh is this monastery that has a formidable collection of miniature of pure gold and a number of exciting painting. It is well lit and may be visited in the evening as well.

Day 7 : Optional :
Leh to Khardung-la top, Two more days will be added if group want to go Nubra valley
The tourists will visit the Khardung-la. It Takes you to the highest motorable road of in the world Khardongla (18,380 feet or 5,578 m). Nubra Valley lies in the north of Leh. Apart from unparalleled trekking opportunities, the valley has several Buddhists monasteries such as Sumor, Tigar and 350 years old Diskit monastery.

Day 8 : Leh to Delhi
Fly back to New Delhi by the Indian Airlines or Jet Airways flight and transfer to the hotel in Delhi.

Day 9 : Depart Home

 
 
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