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Leh with uley & Pangong Lake
The Leh with uley and Pangong Lake is a thrilling 7 nights and 8 days tour. The route map inclusive in the Leh with Uley and Pangong tour package includes the journey starting from Delhi- Leh- Uleytokpo- Lamayuru- Uleytokpo- Leh- Delhi. Touring ladakh will take you along some masterpieces of Buddhist architecture and the vastness of nature goddess blessings on this land.
Day 1: Delhi- Leh
Arrive at the Leh airport from where you shall be assisted by our representative and escort you to the hotel. Grab some rest after a tiring journey. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 2: Leh The day starts with a visit to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis. After breakfast, we shall proceed to Shey – it was the ancient capital of Ladakh and even after Singge Namgyal built the more imposing palace at Leh, the kings continued to regard Shey, as their real home Thiksey – is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas, and exquisite wall paintings. It also houses a two - storied statue of Buddha that has the main prayer hall around its shoulder. Later we shall proceed to the monastery of Hemis – which is dedicated to Padmasambhava. Hemis was found in the 1630's by Tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Singe Namgyal, Hemis is the largest and richest of the Ladakh Gompas. It nestles into the mountainside a little way up in the mountains of Zanskar range. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 3: leh
Ealry morning we shall proceed to visit Traktok. Above the village of Sakti, is Traktok Gompa, the sole representative in Ladakh of the Nying-ma-pa, the most ancient religious order, was founded in the regain of Tshewang Namgyal in the 16th century. It is constructed round one of the innumerable caves in the Himalaya. The small Du-khang has the usual paintings on the verandah, and on the inside walls recent murals, mostly of fierce divinities. His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated a new temple in 1980. Chemre was founded under the direct patronage of members of the ruling Namgyal dynasty. During the 16th century & was established at the instance of King Singge Namgyal. The Monastery belongs to the Red Hat (Kargyud-Pa) sect of Tibetan monasticism. Return to Leh for Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Leh- Uleytokpo
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Uleytokpo en-route visiting Likir Monastery. Likir was built during the reign of Lachen Gyalpo; the Gompas was invested with a collection of fine images, Tangkhas and murals to compete with those at Alchi. The present buildings date mainly from the 18th century since the original were destroyed by fire. Likir was converted to the Gelugpa sect in the 15th century. The head lama, the younger brother of the Dalai Lama, has his apartments here. Later drive to Uleytokpo Ethnic Resort for all meals & overnight stay.
After lunch visit Alchi monastery. Founded in the 11th century by Rinchen Zangpo the Great Translator, it was richly decorated by artist from Kashmir and Tibet. Paintings of the Mandala’s that have deep Tantrik cognizance; some decorations are reminiscent of Byzantine art. The monastery is maintained by monks from Likir and is no longer a place for active worship. Return to the camp. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Uleytokpo Ethnic Resort.
Day 5: Uleytokpo- Lamayuru
Early morning drives to Lamayuru; at arrival enjoy the hot lunch at Lamayuru Restaurant. After Lunch, visit Lamayuru Gompa also referred, as “Yangdrung Gompa” is the oldest monastery of Ladakh perched on hilltop with its village at the foot of the hill. Much of the monastery is now in ruins. It was partially resorted in 1975. The oldest holy site of Ladakh, Lamayuru was once a lake. It was blessed by a lama after which, as legend goes the water of the lake receded upto the mountains leaving place for the monastery to be built. It is also the" free zone" of Ladakh since not even a criminal can be apprehended in this place. Now mostly in ruins only the main hall exists today and houses numerous “Tangkhas.” Return to Uleytokpo Ethnic Resort & en-route stop at Khalsi Village for Tea & Snacks. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Uleytokpo Ethnic Resort.
Day 6: Ulektokpo- Leh
Early morning after refreshment leave the resort to visit Rizong Monastery. It has a monastery and a nunnery, which accommodates lady monks or Nuns locally called as “Chomos.” Return to the camp for breakfast. Proceed for Leh, en-route visit to Phyang Monastery, which is 17 Kms from Leh, built by Tashi Namgyal in 16th century AD and belongs to the Red Cap Sect of Buddhists. After lunch drive to Leh, at arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 7: Leh
Leave early morning towards Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of it's running the other side of the "INDO CHINA BORDER.” One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh.
Day 8: Leh- Nubra
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.
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