Ladakh Tour Package : ML - 03
Day 01: Arrival in Leh :
Upon arrival at Leh Airport you will met by Moonlight Travels representative and Welcome in traditional Ladakhi style and transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize. Overnight stay at hotel.
Leh City: The capital of Ladakh, at one time was a major stop on the Asian "Silk Route". A stroll along the main bazar, observing the varied crowd and peering into the curio shops, is an entrancing experience. Chang Gali, behind the main bazar is less bustling but has intriguing little shops selling curios and jewelry like pearls, turquoise, coral, malachite, lapis and many other kinds of semi-precious stones, as well as curiously carved Yak- horn boxes, quaint brass locks, china or metal bowls etc.
Day 02: Leh: AM: Excursion Spituk & Hall of Fame; PM: Excursion to Sankar Gompa & Shanti Stupa :
Post breakfast we depart for AM Sightseeing tour to Spituk.
Spituk monastery which was founded by Od Lde, in the 11th century AD. In those days the gompa belonged to the Kadampa School but Gelukpa order was introduced during the region of King Dragspa Bum ilde, when Lama Lhawang Lotus restored the monastery & & Hall of Fame (war museum).
Later we drive back to hotel on time for lunch.
Later in the afternoon, guided sightseeing tour visiting the Sanker Gompa, which is towards the north of the Town, it has an impressive). Later visit Shanti Stupa, The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there one can see the nice spectacular view of Leh town.
Day 03: Leh - Alchi (Via Phyang, Likir & Basgo) :
After breakfast we drive to Phyang, Located 22 Kms from Leh. The monastery is remarkably built on the hilltop, similar to the Likir monastery. This monastery belongs to the Degungpa order. And we drive further 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.
Basgo, The seat of power of a branch of the Namgyal family. It is here in 1680 A.D. that invading Mongol and Tibetian armies were held in check over a three year long seige. Original 16th century murals and other arts of Basgo are well worth a visit.
Then we 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.
Overnight stay at Uletokpo camp or Alchi Resort or similar Camp.
Day 04: Alchi - Lamayuru - Ridzong - Leh :
After break fast start early morning drive to Lamayuru, and Ridzong back to Leh .
Lamayuru lower ladakh its also called as sham. Lamayuru Gompa: The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.
After visit at lamayuru Gonpa the drive to Ridzong Gompa: There is no road to Rizong Gompa hence one has to walk to the monastery which is deep into the mountains. Rizong Gompa is known as the paradise for Meditation. Guru Padma Sambhava is believed to editated here for years. One can still find the small caves where Lamas used to meditate for years cutting themselves from the rest of the world except for a one feet square outlet window from where they accept the one time meal of the day. After Ridzong visit we drive back to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Leh - Pangong Tso :
After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "INDO CHINA BORDER". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Evening at leisure and stroll near the lake and overnight stay at the Camp / Guest house.
Day 06: Pangong Tso - Leh :
Post breakfast visit the lake and after spending some time we drive back to Leh.. Upon arrival we check in at our pre-arranged hotel. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at the hotel.
In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Leh - Phey - Nimo rafting :
Early morning after breakfast we will drive by car/bus to Phey village and start board on raft till Nimo village and after drive back to Leh. Overnight hotel in Leh.
Day 08: Depart Leh :
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.