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Hemis Festival Tour Package
13 Days / 12 Nights
Delhi - Leh - Thiksey - Khadungla - Nubra - Alchi -
Day 01: 3rd July 2003 : Fly Delhi - Leh (3445mtrs)
From domestic airport in Delhi for your trans-Himalayan flight to Leh. Upon
arrival, you will be met by our company Executive, and transferred to your
hotel. We recommend you relax and undergo minimal exertion to enable your
selves acclimatize to rarefied air of this remote region ensconced in the
high Himalayan plateau. In the evening, you will gather for dinner and meet
with your guide.
Day 02 : 4th July 2003 : Leh - Thiksey - Shey - Shankar Monsteries
Full day sightseeing of Thiksey, Shey & Shankar monasteries.
The Great monastery of Thiksey towers on a steep rocks at the periphery of
an oasis on the right bank of the Indus. This monastery belongs to Elugpa
order (Yellow sect). The layout of the monastery complex resembles the
Potala palace in Lhasa.
the Shey palace also known as Khar Chung was built
by Senge Namgyal in the beginning of the 17th century. It was erected on the
ruins of an already existing castle. Shey monastery belongs to red hat
Shankar: this monastery belongs to Gelugpa order (Yellow sect) and was
founded by the last Skushog Bakula as a branch monastery of Spituk during
the turn of the century.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : 5th July 2003 : In Leh
Today Local sightseeing of Leh visiting Kings Palace, Leh mosque and Shanti
Stupa. Just walk around and visit the Baazars you would come across diverse
cross section of inhabitants thay all are very polite and of assistive
nature. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04 : 6th July 2003 : Leh - Khadungla Pass - Nubra Valley ( 120 kms )
Leave after breakfast 5/6 hours drive (120 Kms) will take you to Nubra
Valley, passing through Gangles villages the road than rises to reach
Khardongla pass ( 5600 Mtrs) the worlds highest motorable road. The road
then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier, which finds its way in Guiness
book of world records. Check in at Camping and lunch at Camp. Afternoon
short drive will take you to Panamic, which is famous for its hot sulphur
spring. In the evening return back to the Camp. Dinner and overnight at
Day 05 : 7th July 2003 : Nubra - Sightseeing
After breakfast leave and visit interesting places of the Nubra valley
visiting Sumur monastery, which is 265 years old. Diskit is the headquarter
of the present administration set up of Nubra Valley but from the historical
and tourist point of view diskit is famous for its 515 years old Buddhist
monastery situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley. Short
drive will take you to Hunder to enjoy the sand dunes and bacterian camels.
One can have Camel ride on the availability of the camels. In the evening
return back to the Camp. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : 8th July 2003 : Nubra - Leh
Leave after breakfast and drive back to Leh by the lunchtime you will reach
into the hotel. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon free for personal activities.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07 : 9th July 2003 : Leh - Full Day Hemis Festival
After breakfast proceed to visit the Hemis monastery for the festival
Hemis Monastery: This is biggest and the most important monastery in
Ladakh. It was built in the 17th century by Chapgon Gyalshas and ever since
has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family. Hemis is the headquarter of
the Drukpa order and all the monasteries throughout Ladakh are administered
by it. It also trains Lamas for the royal monasteries at Leh, Shey and
Bazgo. The Monastery contains gold statues and stupas decorated with
precious stones and many priceless old Thankas. Each year the Hemis Festival
attracts more than its share of pilgrims & tourists. Held during the
full moon in June, is a series of colourful masked dances performed to the
accompaniment of cymbals, drums & long horns. Return back to Leh for
overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 08 : 10th July 2003 : Leh - Full Day Hemis Festival
Full day enjoy the fesitival activities and local souvenier shoppings.
Dance with the locals, interact with the Lamas or enjoy shooting the show
with your Camera. dinner & overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
Day 09 : 11th July 2003 : Leh
Today visit Phyang & Spituk monasteries.
lies away from Indus to the far right at the
ridge between Nimu & Leh. Phyang belongs to red hat order and was
founded in the 16th century by Kungda Grangs-Pa.
the origins of which date back to the A.D 11th
century, was built in its present form in the 15th century. Evening free to
rest. Dinner & overnight at hotel
Day 10 : 12th July 2003 : Leh - Tsomoriri Lake ( 240
Early morning we drive to Tsomoriri Lake along the right bank of Indus
river passing through different villages till Mahe bridge. From here drive
along the rough dust road through Sumdo and Thatsang Karu Lake. Overnight
stay in camps.
Day 11 : 13th July 2003 : Tsomoriri Lake
After breakfast we walk to Korzok village to visit the monastery which is
350 yrs old belonging to the Yellow Sects and we can enjoy the spectacular
view of the lake, then walk up to nomadic area. Overnight in Camps.
Day 12 : 14th July 2003 : Tsomoriri - Leh
Morning leave back for Leh. Arrive Leh and check in at Hotel for overnight
Day 13 : Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru Festival
Morning after breakfast, proceed for local sightseeing of Lamayuru. Explore
villages around the area. Lamayuru is an beautiful, nature endowed, little
hamlet. The gompa completely overshadows the village and is the most famous
and spectacular monastery in Ladakh. On the way also visit the Alchi
Monastery famous for the 1000-year old wall painting, which make this visit
more than worthwhile. Return to hotel / Camp for dinner and overnight stay.