As the Golden Triangle tour circuit renders a comprehensive package of North India travel, but Leh Ladakh makes it complete in its entirety. With utmost lush green mountainous beauty, this journey becomes more than interesting in many ways. Plan 11 Days Ladakh Tour with Golden Triangle to experience the ultimate truth rendered by nature.
Arrival at Delhi airport, you will be met by our representative & transfer to the hotel. Lunch at hotel. Complete day for rest. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour includes the Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutub Minar Tower, Jantar Mantar, the fashionable Connaught Circus. Also we will take you to Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Mahalaxmi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early this morning fly to Leh, capital of Ladakh. With the inhabitants of 50,000, Leh is located in small valley just the north of Indus valley. We'll take complete rest for proper acclimatization to the high altitude atmosphere.
Today we will take you to Leh to Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi Monastery. Move towards sightseeing Lamayuru, After exploring villages around the area, it comes as a surprise to find that Lamayuru is a cute little hamlet surrounded by rugged Hindukush peaks. The Lamayuru Gompa completely overshadowes the landscape which happens to be the most famous and spectacular monastery in Ladakh.
Alchi and Likir Monasteries, these two monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road. They house many gigantic clay statue of Buddha in various forms. The primary attraction of these monasteries is, however, their 1000-year old wall painting, which alone makes the visit a worthwhile experience. Night halt at Alchi.
Today we will take you to Alchi to Leh. On the way back to Leh, sightseeing of Rhizong and Spituk monastaries. Rising, About 5 miles along a steep, rocky track from the main road starts the area with the nunnery of Julochen and the gompa of Rhizong. The gompa, belongs to the Gelukpa.
Spituk Monastery : Just before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh road on the hilltop overlooking the Indus, the Spituk monastery boasts not only of some prized tankha, but also a chamber with enormous statue of Kali, whose faces are unveiled once a year. The chamber contains an ancient collection of facemasks too.
The whole day is dedicated to shopping and to discover some interesting things about Ladakhi art and culture by visiting the Tibetan refugees camp Choklamsar, Library and Ecological Development center etc.
Today's sightseeing will cover Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace and Sankar gompa, the women's vegetable market in the afternoon. Later we will take you to Sankar monastery and Leh Gompa.
Leh Gompa : It is situated above the Leh Palace and was built in 1430. It contains a 47 ft. high statue of the Buddha, which the Ladakhi call Chamba. According to the Lamas this splendid statue is the future Buddha. Butter lamps burn day and night in front of this statue.
Sankar Gompa : Just 2 miles from Leh is this monastery that has a formidable collection of miniature of pure gold and a number of exciting paintings. It is well lit and may be visited in the evening as well.
We continue on to Jaipur with a stop in Fatehpur Sikri, a huge fort complex that served as capital of India before it was moved to Delhi in 17th. century. Arrival at Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing at the City Palace, the Albert Museum and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Early morning enjoy elephant ride to the Amber Fort followed by exploration of the city and bazaars. Afternoon leave for Delhi. Arrival and transfer to hotel. The evening is free and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, we will transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight.