Ladakh Cultural Tour
Delhi. Airport - hotel transfer.
Delhi - Leh by plane. Afternoon at leisure. We can visit the palace and the gompa of Leh and the Stock royal palace.
Visit of the high Indus valley's monasteries. * Shey houses the old summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. Its gompa shelters an amazing Buddha, 12 m high. * The picturesque Thikse monastery is perched on top of the hill overhanging the Indus. * And Hemis gompa is one of the largest in Ladakh.
Visit Stok royale palace, Spitok monastery and the Tibetan Camp of Choglamsar (Car). These two days of visit are an excellent opportunity to get acclimatized for the Khardong La.
(3600 m) - Alchi (3400 m) in 3 h. 24 km away from Leh, on the way to Srinagar, we will visit Phyang monastery and its picturesque village. We continue onwards to Alchi monastery, famous for its massive statues of Buddha, its wood carving and Cashmere wall paintings.
(3450 m) - Lamayuru (3420 m) in 3 h. En route, visit of Ridzong monastery, set into stunning surroundings and hidden among the hills. We continue to Lamayuru and visit it monastery perched at hill side.
(3600 m) - Nié (3800 m) - Leh in 6 h. En route, visit of Likir monastery, one of the oldest in Ladakh. Near Nie and after an hour walk through an arid and bare land, the trail comes across Basgo, dominated by impressive ruined fortresses. A quite stroking succession of shortens, sanctuaries and a palace line the path.
(5400 m) - Hundar (3020 m) in 5 h. The road winds its way through mineral landsacapes and is very desert like. From the pass, the view is superb. The Nubra valley seems to be an island of green lost in the desert.
Camal safari. It is almost incredible to see camels in these parts of the world! The Bactriane camels were used for caravans crossing the immense deserts of Central Asia : Taklamakan and Gobi. We can organize an extra camel safari day.
We retrace our way to cross the Khardung La and come back to the Indus valley. Afternoon at leisure, we can spend some time shopping in the bazaar.
Day at leisure. Safety day for your international flight.
Hotel - airport transfer.
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