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Best of Ladakh Tour

(10 Days / 9 Nights)
(New Delhi - Leh - Thikse - Shey - Hemis - Spituk - Phyang - Leh - KhardungLa Pass - Diskit - Panamic - Sumoor - Leh - New Delhi)

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Ladakh is among the most beautiful places in the world which is situated at a height of 3513 meters above sea level. Best of Ladakh tour provides a culturally rich experience through an area, which remains a mystery to most of us even today. This tour will take you to the beautiful monasteries of Thikse, Shey, Hemis, Spituk and Phyang.
Day 01: New Delhi
Around midnight arrival in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi - Leh (by air)

In the morning a short flight brings us to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Due to its altitude (3500 m.) Ladakh is also known as the roof of the world. Leh was an important place in the historical times on the silk road to central Asia. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude of Leh. In the evening you will be visiting Leh Bazaar and Leh monastery.

Day 03: Leh Excursion (Thikse, Shey, Hemis)

Today we start our excursion by visiting the monastery of Thikse. Thikse is one of the most imposing monastery in Ladakh. The monastery has 12 stories, 10 temples, a nunnery and 60 lamas in residence. It contains numerous stupas, statues, tankhas, wall painting and a large pillar engraved with the teaching of Buddha. We can also see here a collection of Tibetan scripts. After the visit of Thikse we visit the village of Shey on the eastern bank of the Indus. Shey was the royal residence and was located at an important vantage point in the Indus valley. It has a large victory Stupa which is topped with gold. After the visit of the monastery of Shey we visit the monastery of Hemis. The rich monastery of Hemis is the biggest in Ladakh and is perched on top of a pleasant green hill surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery.

Day 04: Leh Excursion (Spituk, Phyang)

Today we start our day by visiting the monastery Spituk. Spituk monastery of 15th century is around 8 km from Leh and is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Indus. Spituk valley has an enormous statue of Kali whose face is unveiled once a year during the Spituk festival. This monastery also contains an ancient collection of masks. 135 yellow capped monks resides in this monastery. After the visit of Spituk we shall proceed to the Gompa Phyang which is a traditional monastery setting for a spectacular religious festival with masked dancing. There are 50 red capped monks residing here.
Spituk Monastery Shey
Spituk Monastery Shey
Day 05: Leh - KhardungLa Pass - Diskit
After breakfast we will drive further to Diskit. Enroute we will come across the KhardungLa Pass which is the highest motor able road in the world located at 18832 feet above sea level. In Khardungla pass the snow capped mountains and the mountain views are amazing. After crossing the pass we will reach Diskit. Being the main town of Nubra, it has a small market bustling with activity. In Diskit we visit the Gompa, situated on a rocky spur above the village providing a commanding view of the valley. We have an overnight stay in the hotel in Diskit.

Day 06: Diskit - Panamic - Sumoor

After having breakfast we leave for Sumoor. Enroute we stop at Panamic. Today, Panamic is a sleepy village, with its people quietly working in their fields. There we will visit the thermal hot springs locally reputed to have therapeutic qualities. We have an overnight stay at Sumoor.

Day 07: Sumoor - Leh

After breakfast we leave for Leh. In the evening you will arrive in Leh. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel in Leh. Rest of the day at leisure. 

Day 08: Leh

The whole day is free to enjoy the rafting at Indus River.
Khardungla Pass Sand Dunes Sumoor
Khardungla Pass Sand Dunes Sumoor

Day 09: Leh - New Delhi (by air)
After having the breakfast we drive to the airport to board flight for New Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. Rooms are available to get refresh before departing for the airport.

Day 10: New Delhi

Around midnight flight to home destination.

Tour Reservation
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Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
         chosen category. 
     
Rooms on the departure day.
     
American/continental Breakfast.
     
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
         at every place of sightseeing.
     
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
         representative.
    
  All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
         driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
        
provided.

Exclusions:

      Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills and Alcoholic
         beverages.

      Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
     
Any Flight Charges.
     
Monument Entrances.
     
Unspecified Meals etc.
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