Duration : 05 Days / 04 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Leh - Khardongla Pass - Leh - Delhi
Visit the Ladakh valley, dotted with beautiful monasteries that stand amongst the prime attractions. Enjoy an array of Buddhist relics like sculptures, thankas, murals and scriptures. Experience tranquility while overlooking the settlements monasteries and get enthralled like never before. Embark on your journey with this special itinerary and enjoy to the fullest.
You can arrive at leh by flight or by road. There are regular services from Jammu, Delhi, Srinagar, and Chandigarh. There are flight services from Shimla as well taking hardly 40 minutes.
On day 2, you can visit to some of the well renowned monasteries of ladakh –shey, thikse and Hemis monasteries.
Shey : this beautiful monastery was built by king Deldon Namgyal in the memory of his father Singay Namgyal. Inside the monastery there is a huge statue of Buddha Shalyamuni -the second largest statue of Buddha in Ladakh. The statue is made up of copper sheets and decorated with gold.
Thicksey monastery: it is an outstanding example of Ladakhi architecture located at a distance of 18 km from Leh.
Hemis Monastery: Hemis gompa is established in 1620 by Lama Tagstang Raspa and built by Palden Sara under the patronage of King Singe Namgyal. It is located at about 50 km away from the Leh city.
If you have a thrist to know about the ancient culture of ladakhis then you can start your day by visiting Stok Palace as it has excellent collection of Royal crowns, precious heirlooms, copper coins, prayer instruments and materials, precious stones and jewels .In the afternoon you can visit the markets of leh to purchase traditional dress, colourful jewelry of coral and turquoise and many other items which you want to take as a memory of Ladakh.
Next morning , you can make a plan to visit the Khardungla pass- the highest motorable pass in the world(5600 m).
Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight.