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Journey To The Highest Land Lock Sea In The World

India, Asia

Contact provider for price 11 Days May-October
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: PureQuest Adventures: India 20 people max
  • International airport authority of india, delhi
  • Active & Adventure trips
Traveling to Leh –Ladakh is simply an exhilarating experience. Ladakh holds immense beauty for the beholder; the mountainous desert stretches from peak to peak, a divine painting done in strokes of purple, brown and grey, with streaks of silver and patches of green along the Indus River. Safaris are also part of its tourist attraction. Exploring Ladakh on the Yak back or the camel, can be an experience worth taking back home.

The moment you land on this amazing mountain town, you can catch the breath taking beauty. The shocking pristine blueness of the sky above will almost sap you off your breath. The trekking along the mountain path can be an experience worth remembering back home. The snow covered peaks, the mountain flowers, the deep valleys and the streams flowing can transport you to a world of complete solitude. The lilting mountain music, the monks in maroon robes on their way to the monastery, men in sun beaten faces trailing behind their herd of sheep are the common sights and sounds of Ladakh.

Known as "Little Tibet” or "Shangri-La", Ladakh is definitely one of the best holiday destinations you can opt for. Ladakh has immense Buddhist and Tibetan influence. There are serene chortens and prayer wheels all around, Buddhist gompas are major tourist Attractions

Sight-seeing in Ladakh is a very rewarding experience as this is a place that offers so much to see, learn and enjoy. Within the main periphery of Leh, one must visit the Tsomo Gompa, the Leh Palace, the Hall of Fame and the Shanti Stupa. Of these, the latter two are definitely recommended. While you could go through the gallant stories of war heroes in the Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa puts forth a landscape that is one in a million. Testimony to this would be the tourists who come here only to sit back, watch the landscape and maybe even meditate! You could also pack in the Zorawar Fort, which now accommodates only army barracks.

A spectacular thing about visiting Ladakh is that the ride to the other various sites wouldn’t disappoint you in the least. You can expect to be faced with sturdy and striking mountains that compel you to marvel at their beauty. So while you’re on this drive, make sure you’re heading to the Hemis Gompa, Thiksey Monastery and the Stok Palace. While the first is the largest and the wealthiest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, the latter is the current residence of the ousted royal family. The Magnetic hill, Patharsaab Gurudwara, Nanak Hill and the ‘Sangam’ between the Indus and the Zanskar River are must-sees as well.

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India, Asia

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3 testimonials about the provider, PureQuest Adventures: India:

  • Reviewer: located in 23, Greenhill Park,, Penicale, EH26GEX UK
    Our guide Mr  Bipindra has excellent organizational skills, his services were very smooth. Even the weather was not very ideal and prevented us to complete the original trekking route, Bipen found a very suitable alternate trekking route, which kept us entertained for the whole length of the trek. He always had the security of the whole group, including the crew, on his mind as a priority. In his spare time he always tried to entertain us with extra information about the county, people, culture, history or his personal experiences. His knowledge of all the aspects of visited places was extraordinary. The communication skills were very very good and he also proved very good contacts with local people, lodge owners, colleagues, guides etc. Though Mr Bipendra was experienced more then we signed up for or expected which was only because of his enthusiasm and commitment.

    Thank you very much
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Australia
    Excellent safe driver, very courteous, punctual and good local knowledge.
    Initial handover of travel documents and explanation – a very warm welcome to India
    Excellent Indian food served during the trip
    Car was clean, in excellent condition
    Upgrade received in Imperial, Delhi well appreciated.
    Will advise our travel agent in Australia of great value and quality of your service

    Thank you
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Australia
    The Tour was very enjoyable and interesting. The driver and guide were all very friendly and made us feel welcome. Specially the driver made the long journeys interesting for us. We enjoyed our jeep safaris in Corbett but also enjoyed our journey by car from Delhi to Corbett. This tour is something, we will remember for a long time.

    Thank you
    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi By: International Flight
Met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Leh(ht. 3445m (dep 0610 arr) By: Domestic Flight
You are met on arrival and given a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day to rest and for high altitude acclimatization. In the evening, you can stroll through the main street of the town at your leisure.

Day 03: Leh
After lunch at hotel, we take a walking tour of Leh. which includes walk to Shanti Stupa. The Shanti Stupa of Leh Ladakh offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset.

Day 04: Leh
Early morning drive to Thiksey monastery to witness the morning paryers in the Monastery. After the prayer ceremony drive back to hotel for breakfast.

Afterwards we drive to visit Hemis monastery.Hemis was founded under the direct patronage of members of the ruling Namgyal Dyansty.

Thereafter, we drive to Thiksey village and from there we take a walk to Shey Village (approx 30 minutes walk). Enroute visit the local houses and interact with villagers.

After lunch, we visit Shey gomap. The main image inside the Shey Monastery is that of Buddha Shakyamuni.

Day 05: Leh – Pangong Tso - LehBy:Surface
Full day excursion to Pangong Tso lake. Situated at an altitude of 4350 Mtrs. Pangong Lake lies in the north east of Leh.

Day 06:Leh – Likri - YoungthangBy:Surface
Morning depart by surface for Likir. En route to Phyang monastery. After visiting Likir monastery , we start the trek. We take a short cut across the river, which comes form, the Gompa and then enter the arid terrain.

Day 07: Yongthang – Rizong - AngBy: Surface
We trek for about 2-3 hrs for Rizong monastery. Spend some time visiting the monastery. Go down for about 10 minutes to the valley of Wulle. Then climb for 50 minutes to the Sermanchan-la before making an easy descent towards Hemis-Shukpachen.

Day 08: Ang – Tingsmogang – Khalse – Trek
From Ang, we head towards the south, go to the major village of Tingsmogang (30 minutes). Perhaps the richest valley in Ladakh. A road suitable for motor traffic links Tingsmogang and Nurla. From Tingsmogang follow the path leading to Tea. Constant succession of fields and houses. Above tea, a very little known monastery: Katza. Cross-fields to the river (west) then steep climb to the Bongbong-la (about one hour Timgsmogang.) A long gentle slopping descent into a beautiful barren landscape. From a small pass, steep but sharp descent the road.

Day 09:Khalse – Alchi - Leh
We walk down to road head and from there drive to Leh. Enroute visit Alchi monastery.

Three sacred temples, with the main one being that of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang, make up a major part of the Alchi Gompa of Ladakh. Thereafter, we drive back to Leh.

Day 10: Leh – Dlehi By : Domestic Flight
In time transfer to the airport to board your flight for Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Day free to rest and relax.

Day 11: Leave Dlehi
In time transfer to international airport to connect flight back home.

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