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Ladakh Monasteries Tour
Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Leh - Delhi
Excursions : Shey, Thiksey, Stok Palace, Sindhu Ghat, Pangong Lake and Khardung la Pass
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by International flight in the evening.
Delhi, the city is acclaimed for being the cultural capital of India. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments. This city witnesses an interesting blend of diverse cultures (some even 5000 years old). Delhi has always had a mysterious eternity, the city having witnessed empires rise to glory and fall to ashes. The contemporary Delhi is a culmination of seven cities built by different emperors. Ruins of this ancient city are found even today and now converted to some major tourist attractions, which can be seen during city tours.
You will be well received on your arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel (near airport).
Traditional welcome upon your arrival at hotel with arti, tikka, garlanding & welcome drink. After check- in formality, you will check in to the room.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 : Delhi/ Leh- Flight
Early morning Tea/ Coffee at hotel and transfer to airport to board Flight to Leh.
Ladakh is a Land of Passes and the Roof of the World and Leh is the capital of Ladakh in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Age-old monasteries, quaint lanes, colorful markets and stunning views of the Himalayas make Leh an exotic destination. Leh is where your adventure in Ladakh begins. Explore a Gompa, go mountaineering in the Himalayas, camp on the Ladakh plateau where the earth seems nearer to the sky, trek on treacherous and breathtaking routes and see rare mountain goats ascend the slopes and cranes fly overhead. Tour a land that will amaze you with its stark beauty and delight you with the warmth of the Ladakhi people.
You will be well received upon your arrival at Leh and transfer to your hotel. Arrive and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize.
In the evening visit Leh market & Shanti stupa.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 3 : Leh- excursion to Monasteries
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for the tour of Indus valley monastery including Shey, the ancient capital of Ladakh, Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and Stok Palace – the present residence of the royal family. Enjoy packed Lunch at Sindhu Ghat and return to Leh in the afternoon.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 4 : Leh- excursion to Pangong Lake (14000ft)
After an early breakfast, drive towards Pangong Lake through Changla Pass (5486mtrs). Pangong Lke, situated at an altiture of 14,000feet (4,267mtrs) is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly 6-7kms at its widest point and over 130km in length, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. After spending some time at Pangong, drive back to Leh.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 5 : Leh- excursion to Khardungla Pass (18380ft)
After breakfast, drive towards Kkhardung La- the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 ft. The Top is 39kms from Leh. Enjoy the views from the top and then return to for Lunch. Rest of the day at leisure to visit the market etc. Later in the afternoon at leisure for last Day visit to the market etc.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 6 : Leh/ Delhi- Flight
After breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi.
You will be well received at airport and proceed for city tour of Delhi.
The city of Delhi can broadly be divided into two parts, Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Delhi’s Muslim rulers notably the Mughals between 17th & 19th centuries. New Delhi on the other hand is referred to as the IMPERIAL city when the British decided to move their capital from Calcutta in 1911.
The sightseeing of Old Delhi includes a visit to Jama Masjid which is India's largest mosque, built of red sandstone and white marble in the middle of the 17th century. Red Fort, a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi, Rajghat, cremation site of father of Nation- Mahatma Gandhi) and rickshaw rally through the streets of Chandni Chawk (Silver Street), once the imperial avenue down which Shah Jehan rode at the head of lavish cavalcades, is today bustling with shops, stalls and silversmiths' ateliers.
Sightseeing of New Delhi includes a visit to India Gate, built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War. Drive pass Rashtrapati Bhawan, built in the early 20th century as the Imperial residence of the Viceroy is today the official residence of the President of India and Parliament House, an unique circular building with huge colonnades, houses the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament. Humayun's Tomb is the first Mughal garden tomb. Visitors are immediately struck by the tomb's resemblance to its more famous cousin - the Taj Mahal - with its four grand gateways, octagonal base-plan, soaring niche-shaped arches, lofty double domes and the symmetrical garden with its central canal. And finally Qutab Minar, one of Delhi’s most striking monuments, which is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters.
Later, in the evening, transfer to Delhi International airport to board your flight back home.
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