01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
Around midnight arrival in
New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city
and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers to
Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred
to the hotel.
02: New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. In the afternoon sightseeing
of Old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat"
and "Jama Masjid", the great mosque of Old Delhi.
Today we also visit the famous "Humayun Tomb"
which is the first substantial example of Mughal
in India. We will also visit "Qutub Minar" which
is 71 meter high and consists of five stories. In 1199 work
began on this tower, which was intended to be the most glorious
tower of victory in the world. Before we proceed to the
hotel we will drive through New Delhi where we will visit the
India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
03: New Delhi - Leh (by air)
In the morning we will drive to airport to board flight
to Leh. An hour's spectacular flight over the Greater Himalayas,
with views stretching as far as K2 in the west and the entire
Zanskar range and views of
Tibet beneath. You are met by
an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to your
hotel. In the evening we will visit
Sankar Monastery, which
is situated in the
04: Leh - Spituk
In the morning after breakfast we will visit the famous
Hemis Monastery, which has some of the most precious Tankhas,
silver Stupas and enshrines statues of various
gods and goddesses. We will also visit Thiksey Monastery.
This imposing monastery, situated on a hill overlooking
the village has a huge statue of
Shakayamuni Buddha. We
will also visit Shey Palace, which was earlier the Royal
Palace. We will drive to Spituk. In Spituk we have an overnight
05: Spituk - Leh
In the morning after breakfast we will visit Spituk Monastery
overlooking the whole Indus valley. Later we will drive
to Leh. Evening free to explore the local market.
06: Leh - Kargil
In the morning after breakfast we drive from Leh to Kargil
through a spectacular moonscape. We drive over the
La (14,000 ft), a high mountain pass, exiting the Indus
valley and entering the
Suru valley. Enroute, we visit the
Lamayuru monastery, known to be one of the oldest monasteries
amongst the 'Red Hat' sect. We will spend night in Kargil.
07: Kargil - Rangdum
In the morning after breakfast we have a spectacular drive
past Panikar and Parkachik with magnificent views of the
Nun and Kun massifs (7000 m) hanging glaciers and large
meadows. We drive till
08: Rangdum - Remala
In the morning after breakfast we drive to Remala, which
is the starting point for the rafting trip on the
a tributary of the
Zanskar River. We drive over the
La (14,500 ft), which enables grand views of the Zanskar
peaks at the bottom of which is the
Drung Durung glacier
that feeds the Zanskar River.
09: Remala - Karsha Gompa
In the morning after breakfast we will begin our rafting
expedition at Remala. We will have a brief introduction
on river rafting and safety precautions. Then we will we
raft to Karsha Gompa. When we will raft 6000 metre high
peaks will surround us.
10: Karsha Gompa - Pidmu (about 30 km)
After an early morning start, we raft from Karsha Gompa
to Pidmu. This stretch is approximately 30 km full of various
rapids. In the evening we will visit the nearby villages
of Pidmu and Hanomil.
11: Pidmu - Nyerak (about 20 km)
In the morning after having our breakfast we raft 20 km
to Nyerak. The gorge narrows in on the river - this indeed
is a grand canyon in its own right. We stop for the day
in a gorge below Nyerak village.
12: Nyerak - Lamayuru (about 35 km)
Today's 35 km rafting section takes us from
Nyerak to Lamayuru, through the core of the Zanskar River.
Rock formations, spires and an amazing palette of colours
will add to the trip. We will spend night at Lamayuru.
13: Lamaguru - Nimu (about 40 km)
In the morning after having our breakfast we raft for approx.
40 kms from Lamaguru to Nimu.
Nimu lies at the confluence
of the Zanskar River and the
14: Nimu - Alchi (about 25 km)
After having our breakfast we raft from Nimu to finish the
trip at Alchi (approx. 25 km). After ending the trip at
Alchi, we will visit the monastery to view the beautiful
frescoes and woodcarvings.
15: Alchi - Leh
This morning free for leisure. Later we will drive to Leh.
Evening free to explore the local market.
16: Leh - New Delhi (by air)
In the morning after breakfast transfer to airport to board
flight for New Delhi. Evening free at leisure. After
having dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.
17: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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