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Himalayan Tour

Delhi-Leh-Ladakh - New Delhi. 9 Days

Ladakh exhibits best the Himalayan terrain in which it is situated. The scape is a cold desert which is home to interesting wildlife. The Karakoram Range in North India and Great Himalayan Range in south encapsulates this land of Buddhist monasteries. Two Ranges parallel to each other Ladakh Range and Zanskar Range traverse through the place.

Ladakh is a at high altitude and totally barren. The Himalayas range acts as a barrier for the monsoon. Rupshu and Chushul still exhibit the extensive water bodies that once desisted here and in basins of lakes such as Tso-moriri, Tso-kar and Pangong-tso. Hence now snow in winters is the main source of water.

Dras, Zanskar and Suru Valley on the Himalayas' Northern flank receive lot of snow in winter time. The settings are spectacular and enchant the tourist with its panoramic grandeur.

The altitude here ranges from 9,000 ft (2,750 m) at Kargil to 25,170 ft (7,672m) at Saser Kangri. The latter lies in the Karakoram Range. Summer temperatures remain below 27C, in winter temperature goes down to - 20C including Leh. .

Day 1 When you arrive at New Delhi the tour operator executive will be at the airport to greet you and assist in transfer to your hotel in New Delhi. You freshen up and depending upon the time availability we will see little of the capital city. Some nearby monument of a local bazaar will open the doors to India and its spectacular diversity.
Day 2 We take an early morning flight to Leh. Leh is the capital of Ladakh at 11,500ft. Spend the rest of the day lazing around and getting used to rarefied atmosphere. At noon take brief introductory tour of the town. Most of the places can be visit on foot this gives a a better sightseeing opportunity in this strange abode in Himalayas. We stay overnight at the Lharimo Hotel.
Day 3 The Sankar Gompa is a grand monastery contains many religious paintings and is the resident of Buddhist lamas. It houses a relics of Avalokitesvara the God of compassion. From Leh we arrive here after a drive of three km. We will also visit the Leh Palace. This was constructed by the Royal Family lies ruins as of now. We spend the rest of the time in the hotel relaxing and musing. Some good local dishes are in store for us for dinner.
Day 4 This day we will take part in early morning Puja (Prayers) at the enchanting and utmost beautiful Tikse Gompa monastery. Then visit Hemis Gompa famous for Tse-Chu festivals of festive dances and amazing ritual. Turn back for more sightseeing on the road to Leh. The rising mountains of the Himalayas surround this town and create a cauldron effect. The mountain exhibits desolation but at the same time creates an enchanting landscape. The place is an exotic Kingdom of worshippers Lord Budhha. We will experience all that we can in the cold desert before retiring at our hotel for fine dinner and sound sleep.
Day 5 We will visit Likir and Alchi monastery and enjoy a spectacular landscape. Likir is at a distance for 52 km and a lovely drive. It is the abode of Lamas or Buddhist Monks. A school is also established at Likir for young children. Alchi monastery contains fabulous wall paintings that depicts life and times of the Kings of the region. Alchi is a grand complex and we will explore the monument besides interacting with the monks to learn more about the religious practice of Buddhism. The Indus River town is about seventy km from Leh and near Likir. With luck see a snow leopard the elusive ghost. Yes all along the tour we will enjoy watching the wildlife and birds of this region. We will retire at our hotel in the Capital for the night.
Day 6 Pay a visit to Mankarmo village and then turn back for lunch at Leh. Mankarmo is camping site en route of a major trekking trail to the Stok Kangri Village. At noon we stroll around the Leh Bazaar. Buy shawls, carpets, painted scrolls and jewelry. Enjoy the colors of life and exotic dress code of the rustic women there.
Day 7 In the morning we return to Delhi by flight. The rest of the day is at leisure at our home stay.
Day 8 We have a full day sightseeing at New Delhi and visit some monuments and temples. We will first visit Swami Narayan Temple which is a Hundu Temple with its opulent embellishing and finely chiseled interiors. It is an example of a grand architecture. From Swami Narayan Temple we will visit the Raj Ghat and pay homage to the savior of humanity the Great Mahatama. We will also visit the Kutub Minar and enjoy the excellent design and architecture of the minaret. Our tour comes to an end here. Having spent time at different regions of India you will realize that there is more. Hence we will welcome you again and gain.
Day 9 We escort you to the International Airport for your onward journey. Farewell.
 
  • Area: 97,000 sq kms.
  • Population: Approx. 2.40 lakh in the 2 districts of Leh & Kargil.
  • Languages: Ladakhi including Balti / Purgi, Shina or Dardic, Urdu / Hindi.
  • People: Mongoloid/Tibetan, Dardic and assorted Indo-Aryan elements.
  • Altitude: Leh 3505 m, Kargil 2750 m
  • Temperature: Summer 25 deg C. Minimum: 8 deg C
  • Winter (-) 5 deg C (-) 20 deg C
  • Rain-fall: 15 cm, 6" (annual average)
  • Clothing: Cotton & light woolens in summer and heavy woolens.