LEH LADAKH(9D/8N)

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Price: ฿59,900/- p/person
From: 01-02-2017 to: 31-12-2017

Day 01                         Arrive Delhi                            AI 333 @ 1200 Hrs                                          

Arrival Delhi. Assistance & transfer to local restaurant for lunch after which visit Akshardham Temple.

Akshardham Temple: Monument to World Peace is located at the mega Akshardham temple complex in New Delhi. The temple which depicts the Hindu mythology and Indian culture promises to attract lakhs of tourists’ every year with its religious tourism. Build over an area of 100 acres on the banks of the Yamuna River, it took more than 2 years for construction and costed around Rs.2 billion, funded by millions of Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) followers worldwide. The temple has 234 ornate pillars, 20,000 statues and many arches. Besides the Swaminarayan temple the complex consists of the main monument, exhibition halls, an IMAX theatre and a musical fountain, surrounded by a garden. It also got a restaurant modelled on the Ajanta and Ellora caves and an ayurvedic bazaar.

Evening free for shopping at Janpath Market.

Dinner at local restaurant.

After which check in to your hotel for overnight stay

Day 02                           Delhi/ Leh                               AI 445 @ 0545/ 0705 hrs                               

Cold breakfast at the hotel after which assistance & transfer to airport to connect flight for Leh.

Upon arrival, assistance & transfer to hotel.

Lunch at hotel

Half day at leisure to acclimatize. Later visit Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace in the city. Spend the evening exploring the local market

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 03                         Leh                                                            

After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, we drive to visit the Hemis Monastery, situated 45 km west of Leh. Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you will be driven back along the same road to Thiksey Monastery, located on a hillock with formidable views of the Indus Valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace, the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Located nearby is the Druk Pema School that featured in the popular Hindi film ‘3 Idiots’. You will also see the site of the annual Sindhu Darshan Festival.

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04                         Leh/ Khadungla Pass/ Hunder Sand Dunes/ Nubra Valley                   Breakfast at the Hotel, drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 feet. The road crosses a bridge laid on a glacier which has even found a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. Arrive in Hunder in the afternoon.

After lunch, explore nearby villages. If you are lucky, you may see two-humped camels in the region.

Dinner & overnight stay at camp.

Day 05                         Nubra Valley/ Leh                                                                                         

Breakfast at the hotel. proceed to visit the Diskit Monastery which is more than 500 years old. It is situated on a hill and offers an excellent panoramic view of the valley. Later, walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market. Head next to the Samsthaling Monastery, Panamik (a scenic village on the way to the Siachen Glacier Base Camp) and Yarab Tso Lake. Take the Khardung La Pass once again and return to Leh.

Lunch at hotel.

Afternoon free for leisure. 

Dinner & overnight stay at camp.

Day 06             Leh/ Alchi/ Uleytokpo                                                                                            

After breakfast at hotel, after which depart for Uleytokpo. Stop by the 1000-year-old Alchi Monastery, the only Gompa on flat ground in the Ladakh region. Proceed to Lamayuru, said to be one of the largest and oldest monasteries of Ladakh. Along the road, you will also see a grey-white patch of land that looks remarkably like the lunar landscape. The spot is full of mud mounds and pits, giving it the appearance of the surface of the moon. Reach Uleytokpo.

Dinner & overnight stay at camp.

Day 07               Uleytokpo / Leh                                                                                                         

After breakfast at hotel, depart from Uleytokpo. Proceed to the Likir Monastery and see the splendid 75-feet gold statue of Buddha. You will also see the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill (where cars seem to defy gravity) and Basgo Palace. The Leh Hall of Fame is a museum with memorabilia from the Kargil War. Arrive in Leh

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 08             Leh/ Pangong Lake/ Leh                                                                                           (

Breakfast at the Hotel, after which proceed for sightseeing of Pangong Tso: Pagong Tso means long, narrow, enchanted lake in the Tibetan language. It is situated at the height of about 4,350m, and measures nearly 134 km in length, though, at its widest it is just 5 km. Despite the fact that the lake is full of brackish water, it freezes to a depth of several meters in winter season. The lake changes in color during the day, appearing deepest hues of blue when the sun is high, a turquoise shade near the bank and deeper hues in the middle of the lake. It loses its shades and turns dull as the day progresses with the sun moves towards the horizon.

Packed Lunch from hotel.

Then return to Hotel.

Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09                           Leh/ Delhi                                           AI 3450 @ 0740/ 0900 hrs           

                        Delhi/ Bangkok                                  AI 332 @ 1340 hrs                                         

Early Breakfast at the hotel after which assistance & transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi assistance at domestic terminal to international terminal to take your connecting flight to Bangkok.

 

RETURN WITH GOOD MEMORIES

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