KI - 10 Tours Of Ladakh
Have you ever dreamt of espying heaven on earth then just leave all your research and go for this tour of Ladakh.
Ladakh stands for the land of high passes. Situated between the two highest mountain ranges in the world- the Himalayas to the south and the Karakoram to the north, it is India’s most remote and sparsely populated region. Not many are aware that the region was indeed the highest plateau of Kashmir-India’s most beautiful state. Spanning the high and beautiful mountain ranges of Himalaya and Karakoram, the area got its beauty from these mesmerizing hills.
Moving away from Leh towards countryside, the Tourists are always spellbound by the flatness of terrain and the manner in which huge mountains seem to almost sit on this terrain in all the possible hues; if hills could be of as varied a shade as purple, brown, blue and orange, than it is here that a traveller can get to see it all. These mountain ranges were formed over a period of 45 million years when the Indian plate folded into the more stationary Eurasian Plate and this is the reason why there are no major peaks in the region.
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Day 01 :
Fly to Leh. Upon arrival, meet and assist and then transfer to your hotel. Ladakh means the land of high passes, also known as the land of endless discoveries, the moon land, little Tibet situated on the Northern part of India at an altitude of 9000 feet to 25000 feet, bounded by the Great Himalayas, in the Karakoram ranges. It is believed that Ladakh was once under water centuries ago. A Buddhist saint, Dha Chomba Nomegung came from Kashmir and prayed for the existence of human life there. His prayes were listen and water receded, giving way to mountains and valleys. Then came three different races i.e. MON,BROKPA,and TIBETANS in search of pasture and settled down in different region. O/N in hotel.
Day 02 :
You will explore the monasteries of Spituk and Phyang in the morning. You will also drive to the Tibetan Children’s village and the Stok Palace. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03 :
The day will be spent in visiting the most famous monasteries of Ladakh today. We begin with the Shey monastery and later drive to the Thikse monastery. The sightseeing will end with a spectacular visit to the largest and most wealthy known as Hemis. In the early evening we will drive back to Leh. Overnight in hotel.
Day 04 :
Today you will visit Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib, Magnitic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskhar and Indus River. O/N in hotel.
Day 05 :
Drive to Dha Hanu (135 kms/05 hrs). Dhahanu is situated to the south west of Leh, around 163 kms, passing through the beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar, Skurbuchan and Achinathang. There are many small villages but only two villages of Dha and Hanu are open for tourist. Being on lower altitude Dhahanu is warmer than Leh. O/N in hotel.
Day 06 :
Today Explore the town of Dha Hanu. O/N in hotel.
Day 07 :
Drive to Lamayuru (130 kms/05 hrs). Lamayuru is a scruffy little village situated about 127 km west of Leh, but has one of the most spectacular gompas. It is not so much the gompa, but the location and construction that makes it special. It is perched above a drained lake, overlooked by massive mountains. Founded in the 10th century, this Kagyupa monastery is one of the largest and oldest ones in Ladakh, with a resident population of 150 monks. O/N in hotel.
Day 08 :
Drive to Alchi (57 kms/02 hrs). Around 67 km from Leh, a small village by the name of Alchi is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh region. Standing on the banks of river Indus, the monastery, Alchi Monastery, is also known by the name of Alchi Choskhor. Though traditionally, the credit for the construction of the monastery goes to the great translator Rinchen Zangpo (958-1055), the oldest monuments preserved here date back to the middle of the 12th century. The significance of the monastery also lies in the fact that it is the only one that has been built on a flat ground. O/N in hotel.
Day 09 :
Drive to Leh (60 kms/02 hrs).
Day 10 :