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  Safaries & Camps Site >>Ladakh Jeep Safari

Duration: 10 Days Tour
Places Covered: Leh - Hemis - Tsomoriri - Pangong - Khardung La
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Day 1 : Delhi Arrival
Upon arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 2 : Delhi
Take an early Arrive in Leh and check into hotel. Later visit Thiksey, Shey and Hemis monasteries.

Leh: Leh is the fascinating capital of the Autonomous Hill Council of Ladakh, also known as Little Tibet. The important monasteries to visit in and around Leh are Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spituk, Shankar as well as the Shanti Stupa, Stok Palace and main Bazaar. The Leh palace dominating the town was the former home of the Namgyal Dynasty. The monastic festivals are very popular and Hemis, Phyang and Lamayuru festivals in summer are visited by lot of tourists who throng to see the Cham Dances.
 
Day 3 : Leh – Shey – Thiksey - Hemis
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.

Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
 
Day 4 : Leh
Leh Palace: The palace is a distinguished monument and a historical building. The nine- strayed palace was built by the 17th century illustrious ruler of Ladakh Sengge Namgyal.

Jama Masjid: The historical mosque is situated in the heart of Leh town. It was built in 1666-67 A.D. consequent to an agreement between the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and then ruler of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal.

Spituk: The Gompa stands prominently on the top of a hillock, 8 Kms from Leh and commands a panoramic view of the Indus Valley for miles. Many icons of Buddha and five thankas are found in 15th century monastery. There is also a collection of ancient masks, antique arms, and an awe inspiring image of Mahakal.

Phyang: The monastery is situated 17 Kms. from Leh on the Leh-Kargil road. It was built by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century A.D. and looks like a place from a distance. The Gompa belongs to the Red Cap sect of the Buddhists. Hundreds of icons of Buddha are kept on wooden shelves.
 
Day 5 : Leh - Tsokar - Tsomoriri
Start early for Tsokar. On the way, you will pass Tanglangla, the second highest motorable pass in the world and part of the Changthang plateau called More Plains. After spending some time at Tsokar, head to Karzok which is on the banks of Tsomoriri. Stay the night at Karzok.
 
Day 6 : Rest day at Tsomoriri
Explore the lake and surrounding areas. Look out for high altitude wildlife such as Kyang (the Tibetan wild ass), bar-headed geese, snow fox etc.
 
Day 7 : Tsomoriri – Pangong
Trace the route back to Leh till Upshi from where a diversion takes you over Changla pass to the huge Pangong Lake, 2/3 of which lies in Tibet. Overnight stay at Spangmik on the banks of the lake.
 
Day 8 : Pangong – Leh
Return to Leh. You can explore the Leh for the rest of the day.
 
Day 9 : Leh – Khardung la – Leh
Drive up to Khardung la (5606m), world's highest motorable pass which is also the gateway to Nubra valley and Siachen. Overnight Stay.
 
Day 10 : Leh - Delhi Dept.
In the morning take an early flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to international airport to catch onwards flight according to flight schedule. Overnight Stay in Hotel.
 
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