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Cultural Packages > Lamayuru Alchi Tour

Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at Delhi International airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02: DELHI
Morning combined sightseeing of Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi - offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort and "Chandni Chowk" or also known as Silver Street,experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue. New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era, including the India Gate & the President House.Overnight stay.

Day 03: DELHI - LEH
Intime departure transfer to airport to board flight for Leh. After arrvial you will be transfered to your hotel by our representative, check in at the Hotel. Full day free to acclimatise. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04: LEH - SHEY - THIKSAY - HEMIS - LEH
After breakfast leave by car for full day sight seeing of Shay Palace, Thiksey monastery and Hemis monastery located on the bank of river Indus about 45kms drive.
Shey: was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold.

Thiksey : The twelve storied monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit;

Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect - it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel
Back to hotel for overnight.

Day 05: LEH - KHARDONGLA - LEH
After morning breakfast drive to Khardongla by car the highest motorable road in the world. You can have a wonderful view of Karakoram and Stok range. Drive back to Leh Bazaar. You have a time for shopping. Overnight stay.

Day 06: LEH - LIKIR - ALCHI - LAMAYURU
After breakfast drive to Likir and visit Likir gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir. It was founded in the 12th Century although the present construction dates back to the 18th century as the original one was destroyed by fire. In its courtyard is a yellow-coloured 3 storey high mammoth statue of the Lord Buddha, which was constructed by a resident monk. The top floor has an impressive museum containing old tangkhas and weapons used many centuries back.
Then drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. Over a century old, its wall paintings are very similar to those of the Tabo gompa in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. Unlike other monasteries, which are usually on a cliff top or cling to a mountainside, Alchi is at ground level and is nestled in the shade of a garden.

After Alchi, move to visit the impressive Ridzong Gompa, reached from the road head after a 30-minute uphill walk. It's an impressive monastery well hidden in the lap of the mountains until you're face to face with it. It is situated on the mountainside wedged in between 2 ends of a ridge. It is about 100 years old and the name means 'mountain fort' aptly describing this isolated Gompa. It also has a nunnery of female monks.

Finally reach Lamayuru monastery, founded by Rinchen Zangpo in the 10th century. This Gompa is located amidst the massive mountains. It is believed to be the oldest in central Ladakh.
Overnight stay in guest house at Lamayuru.

Day 07: LAMAYURU - LEH (124 km)
In the morning we visit the Lamayuru monastery to be part of the morning religious ceremony. It's a very soothing and spiritual experience to be there among these warm and friendly monks. On our way back to leh we can visit Basgo monastery famous for its statue of Buddha. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 08: AT LEH
Free day in Leh to explore in and around on your own. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: DEPARTURE LEH TO DELHI
Intime departure transfer to airport for flight.

Best Season: April to October
Duration: 08 nights / 09 days
Places Covered: Alchi - Likir -Lamayuru - Khardung-La - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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