Ladakh Short Tour
Holiday Durations : 03 Nights - 04 Days
Holiday Destinations : Delhi - Leh - Ladakh - Monasteries
Holiday Cost : INR On Request per person on twin sharing basis.
Best Time : Early Jan to Feb End
Day 01 : Delhi - Leh
Early morning transfer to the airport for your fight to Leh; upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh & Ladakh
Day 02 : Leh & Ladakh
Leh is the capital of Ladakh – a vast highland desert lying between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. Ladakh is characterised by a desolate moonlike landscape and snowy peaks. Leh is inhabited predominantly by the Buddhists and accordingly is the centre of Buddhist culture. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the town, dominated by Sengge Namgyal’s nine- storey palace, a building in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture. Above it, on Namgyal Semo the peak overlooking the town, are the ruins of the earliest royal residence at Leh a fort built by king Tashi Namgyal in the 16th century. In the bazaar the main sites to visit are the jo khang a modern ecumenical Buddhist temple, and an imposing mosque dating from the late 17th century situated opposite each other. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Leh & Ladakh
Day 03 : Monasteries
Enjoy a full day excursion to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis monasteries. Shey monastery situated on a hilltop is about 15km from Leh, was the summer palace of the royal family of Leh. The monastery houses a two storey high-seated image of Buddha cast from copper and covered with gold leaf. Thiksey monastery is situated on a hilltop and the views of the green Indus valley from its rooftop are splendid. This monastery has a number of chambers full of statues and stupas. Courtyard murals are bright and this imposing structure is in many respects a replica of Potala Palace in Lhasa. Hemis Gompa is the biggest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh contains a large number of gold statues, stupas and thangkas, one of which is reputed to be the largest in existence and is exhibited once every 12 years. Overnight: Leh & Ladakh .
Day 04 : Leh - Delhi
Leh - Delhi. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your fight for Delhi. Late evening you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward fight.