5 Nights / 6 Days


Day 01: Arrival Leh
Welcome to Leh! On arrival there, get transferred to the hotel in Leh. Rest of the day is free to acclimatize
to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the evening, take a walk to the local bazaar in Leh. Enjoy a comfortable
overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 02: Leh Local Sightseeing
After Breakfast Proceed to Local Sightseeing of Leh Shey , Thiksey , & Hemis Monasteries
The Shey Monastery or  Gompa  and the Shey Palace complex are structures located on a hillock
in  Shey , 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the south of  Leh  in  Ladakh , northern India on the Leh-Manali road.
Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past. [1][2]
The palace, mostly in ruins now, was built first in 1655, near Shey village, by the king of Ladakh,  Deldan
Namgyal , also known as Lhachen Palgyigon. It was used as a summer retreat by the kings of Ladakh.
Thiksay Gompa or Thiksay Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tiksey or Thiksey) is
a  gompa (monastery) affiliated with the  Gelug  sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill
in  Thiksey  village, approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of  Leh  in  Ladakh , India. It is noted for its
resemblance to the  Potala Palace  in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh, notably
containing a separate set of buildings for female renunciates that has been the source of significant
recent building and reorganization
Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery ( gompa ) of the  Drukpa  Lineage, located
in  Hemis ,  Ladakh , India. Situated 45 km from  Leh , the monastery was re-established in 1672 by
the  Ladakhi  king  Sengge Namgyal . The annual Hemis festival honoring  Padmasambhava  is held here in
early June. Hemis Monastery existed before the 11th century. Naropa, the pupil of the yogi Tilopa, and teacher of the
translator  Marpa  is connected with this monastery. A translation was made by A. Grünwedel (Nӑro und
Tilo Festschrift Ernst Kuhn, München 1916) of Naropa’s biography that was found in Hemis monastery.
Evening Return back to Hotel for Dinner & overnight stay

Day 03: Leh to Khardungla Top to Leh
After Breakfast Proceed to Khardung la Top Khardung La (Khardung Pass, la means pass in Tibetan) is
a mountain pass in the  Ladakh  region of the  Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The local pronunciation
is Khardong La or & Khardzong La but, as with most names in Ladakh, the romanised spelling varies.
The pass on the  Ladakh Range  lies north of  Leh  and is the gateway to the  Shyok  and  Nubra  valleys.
The  Siachen Glacier  lies part way up the latter valley. Built in 1976, it was opened to public motor
vehicles in 1988 and has since seen many automobile, motorbike and mountain biking expeditions.
Maintained by the Border Roads Organisation, the pass is strategically important to India as it is used to
carry supplies to the  Siachen Glacier .
The elevation of Khardung La is 5,359 m (17,582 ft). [1]  Local summit signs and dozens of stores selling
shirts in Leh incorrectly claim that its elevation is in the vicinity of 5,602 m (18,379 ft) and that it is the
world’s highest motorable pass.
Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to  Kashgar  in Central
Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually, and a small population of Bactrian
camels can still be seen at Hunder, in the area north of the pass. During World War II there was an
attempt to transfer war material to  China through this route. Evening return back to hotel for dinner &
overnight stay

Day 04: Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh
After Breakfast Day 3 starts with a full day excursion to Pangong Lake which is a 135 km drive from Leh.
The Pangong Lake is nearly 140km long and 3-5km wide and more than half of it lies in the Tibetan
territory. Since you return by the evening, you can roam about Leh’s local markets looking for a deal or
two. Overnight stay is at the hotel.

Day 05: Leh –Alchi – Leh
In the morning after breakfast, drive towards west of Leh and explore the miniature paintings of Alchi
Monastery. The foundation stone of Alchi Monastery was laid sometime back in 990 A.D. En route, drive
past Magnetic Hall and confluence of Indus and Zanskar River at Nimu. While heading back to Leh, en
route visit Military Hall of Fame. Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Leh

Day 06: Leh Airport Drop
After Breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Leh Airport for onward Journey with Beautiful

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