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Facinating Ladakhy Tour
The facination in exploring this charming land on earth Ladakh will never fade, but instead leave you wanting more by looming in its mesmerizing aura. That the power of the magic of this paradise and what could be better option than to explore this land via Fascinating Ladakhi Tour. The 11 nights and 12 days Fascinating Ladakhi Tour Package offered by Capital City Tours and Travels will be a memorable journey starting from Delhi - Shimla - Naggar - Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Leh.
Day 01 : Delhi-Shimla
Early morning depart from Delhi to Shimla via flight. At your arrival our representative, who will then transfer you to the hotel, shall escort you. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 02 : Shimla-Naggar
Drive to Naggar, here some special places to visit is the Nagar Castle & Vashist hot springs.. On arrival, check-in at camp, overnight stay will be at the camp itself.
Day 03 : Naggar- Manali
The third day we shall leave early morning for Manali and Proceed to Chamunda Ji Temple, which is of immense significance in Hinduism. As we drive via Palampur to see Tea Estates & the famous paragliding. We stop at Baijnath to see Shiva Temple at Baijnath a sheer example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture. Later we pass through the town of Mandi, the temple city & famous for Pandoh Dam, 16 Km ahead. Further drive along the River Beas passing thru Kullu Town, the Valley Of Gods. Head further 40 Kms to arrive at Manali. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04 : Manali -Jispa
From Manali we shall drive to Jespa, stop at Rohtang Pass (3980 Mts. ASL) via Koksar (stop for Passport check) Sisu falls & Keylong, the district Headquarters of Keylong Valley. As we pass by the famous Chenab River, visit some villages at Jespa and the Buddhist monastery. This high altitude road beyond the great Himalayan range connects the densely fertile and green Kullu valley to the stark barren region of Ladakh. The drive starts at Manali slowly winding up mountain roads till Rohtang Pass at 3,950 Mts. that connects the Kullu to the Lahaul valley. On entering the Lahaul valley we see a distinct change with the Hindu influence being replaced with the Buddhist religion. We reach Jispa by late afternoon. Overnight in deluxe tents.
Day 05 : Jispa-Sarchu
Drive early morning alongside the Bhaga River up towards its source via Baralachla-la (4892 Mts. ASL). On arrival at Sarchu, check in at fixed camps for overnight stay & sumptuous meals. Sarchu is considered ideal as the start point for the difficult trek into the Zanskar region of Ladakh. Overnight stay shall be arranged in the tents.
Day 06: Sarchu-Leh
Day seven we shall precede towards Leh a paradise situated 10 km from the fertile valley of Indus River. In stark contrast of the giant ‘White Mountain’ and cold desert lay the flourishing the city of Leh. A one-stop destination to experience Tibet right here in India. During our drive get a view of magnificent Zanskar Range. Drive over Naklila & Lachungla Pass (5060 Mts. ASL) Stop at Pang for Passport check. Proceed further through More Plains & then ascend over Tanglangla Pass (5330 Mts. ASL) and arrive at Leh.
Day 7-8 : Leh
An important trading center, Leh is an explicit market for exquisite thing across boundaries of Ladakh. Carpets, rugs, and pashmina shawls from Kashmir, Persian motif, jewellery from
Tibet made of semi precious stone. Thangka paintings, prayer wheels, music bowls are other curios you can take back as a souvenirs Glimpses of ruins of ancient castles are worth capturing in your cameras. A simple yet pleasing and comfortable stay at a local hotel will keep you geared-up for your trek to Ladakh palace and climb many stairs to shanti stupa.
Further days to come we shall visit to traditional Ladakhi home and to add thought for food relish the barley beer- chang, and stable food tsampa with the famous butter tea. A stopover at two gompas (monasteries) Spituk and Phyang will allow you to experience the calmness and spirituality among the monks and discover your inner self.
Witness an exotic evening with a sheer display of Ladakhi traditional dress and dance at a cultural show organized especially for you.
The following day is free for individual activities. Some people may choose to go for an optional rafting trip, others may want to visit the Tibetan Refugee village in Choglamsor, and some may just want to explore the bazaar for interesting trinkets. Day 09-
Day 09-10: Leh
Visit Hemis the largest monastery in Ladakh, the Gompa of Hemis is located 45 km from Leh. The Red Hat sect of Buddhism built it. The walls are adorned with beautiful frescoes and the largest Thangka painting in the world depicting Guru Padmasambhava is preserved here. It also the abode of the Sakyamuni Buddha statue made of precious stones. Lamas rejoicing the birth of Guru Padmasambhava perform chaams or masked dances at the famous Hemis Festival. The festival also includes a vibrant bazaar where craftsmen sell handcrafted items, Stakna, Matho are other places to visit. The prominent monasteries here also includes the Spituk and Phiyang Approximately 8Km from Leh, the Spituk Gompa belongs to the Gelukpa order. Od-de founded this Gompa in 11th century. According to Rinchen Zangpo, Spituk means exemplary, denoting the belief that an exemplary religious community shall develop here. Stok Monastery: The Palace of the banished royal family, Stok has a museum which displays fabulous period costumes and jewellery of the royalty along with exquisite Thankas representing the life style of Sakya Muni. Interesting historical objects like coins, armour, weapons, precious jade and porcelain too can be seen here. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 : Leh
we shall visit Alchi, was built in the 11th century. Its sheltered position in the Indus valley, off the main trails to Leh, is probably the major reason why it survived wars and abandonment to the elements. It is the best surviving example of the era and is notable because it was built down in a valley instead of on a hilltop or mountainside. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 12 : Leh-Next destination
Departure transfers to the Leh airport.
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