Ladakh Culture Tour

Places covered: Delhi - Leh - Khardong Pass - Lamayuru - Alchi

Duration: 9 nights and 10 days

The faces and physique of the Ladakhis, and the clothes they wear, are more akin to those of Tibet and Central Asia than of India. The original population may have been Dards, an Indo-Aryan race from down the Indus. But immigration from Tibet, perhaps a millennium or so ago, largely overwhelmed the culture of the Dards and obliterated their racial characteristics. In eastern and central Ladakh, today's population seems to be mostly of Tibetan origin. Further west, in and around Kargil, there is much in the people's appearance that suggests a mixed origin.

Day 1: Delhi

On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to hotel where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi Tour

This day you will be taken for a trip to this very heart of India. The trip will cover Qutab Minar / Humayun Tomb / India Gate / Red Fort / Jama Masjid / Gandhi Memorial etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Delhi - Leh

Early morning transfer to Airport for Leh flight at about 0600 hrs. and arrive by 0715 hrs.. Arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure To acclimatize high altitude. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Leh

Sightseeing to Stok and Matho. Morning after breakfast drive to Stok palace which is 14 km from Leh and takes 1 hours drive. Stok palace is the newest palace of Ladakh, which is built in 1830. In this palace there is a great collection of ancient royal ornaments, Thankas and Statues. The present Royal family of Ladakh lives in this palace.

Day 5: Leh

Morning half day tour of Spituk and visit Phyang monastery. Afternoon visit by to to Kings Palace, Leh Gompa, Shankar Gompa and then LEH market. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Leh - Khardong Pass - Leh

Days excursion to Khardong La Pass which is highest Motorable Pass in the world at 5600 MTs. And has been recorded in the Guniees book Of World Record. One can witness beauty of snow capped montains from the top. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Leh – Alchi - Uleytokpo 

After breakfast drive to Alchi en-route visit  Likir monastery. Likir monastery is 60 km far from Leh and it takes 2 hours drive. On the way to Likir one can see the great confluence of Indus and Zanskar River. The 5th king of Ladakh Lachen Gyalpo builds this monastery.After visiting this monastery drive to Alchi which is 20 km far from Likir and it takes 45 minutes’ drive. Alchi monastery is build by the Great translator Ringchen Zangpo in 11th century.

Day 8: Uleytokpo – Lamayuru – Leh  

Morning: After breakfast drive to Lamayuru which is 60 km far from Alchi . After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel

Day 9: Leh - Delhi

After breakfast transfer to Airport to board Delhi flight. Arrival assistance and transfer to Hotel.

Day 10: Delhi

Morning half day sight seeing and afternoon for shopping till transfer to International Airport for return flight.

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