Ladakh is the highest, most remote and least populated region in the whole country. The trip takes you to Leh, the capital of Ladakh, situated on the banks of the Indus, at a height of 11,000 feet (3500 meters), and gives you an opportunity to explore the town of Leh, with its vibrant markets and discover the monasteries and valleys of the Indus valley. This Ladakh tour package also gives you an opportunity to visit the Nubra valley, and crossing the Khardung La pass, supposedly the highest motorable road in the world.
Your Ladakh tour begins with an arrival to Leh, where you will be met at the airport by the representative and transferred to the hotel and assisted with check-in formalities. Leh - Leh, the starting point of your Leh Ladakh tour package, is the largest town of the Ladakh region. It is located to the north of the Indus River at an elevation of 3600m above the sea level. The town is dominated by the nine-storey Namgyal Palace and Namgyal Tsemo (victory peak), built by Tashi Namgyal on his victorious in reunification of the Upper and Lower Ladakh. Leh became the capital of Stod (upper Ladakh) during the reign of King Graspa Bum- Lde, who ruled Ladakh from 1400 to 1430 AD. In the later period, Leh became an important center for trade in Central Asia. Leh remained merely the headquarter of Ladakh district until 1974, when Ladakh was opened for foreign tourists. Since that period, Leh became the centre for tourism related activities in the region. No activity is scheduled for the first day of your Leh tour, since it takes a bit of time to acclimatize yourself to the low oxygen levels at this altitude. Overnight in Leh.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Indus Valley Monastries with Ladakh tour package. Tour includes visits to the following places of interest: Thiksey Gompa: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite. Shey Palace and Gompa: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here. Hemis Gompa: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years (nest in 2004) Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed by the monastery. It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as “green room” by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “Wheel of Life” (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel. Ladakhi House: A typical Ladakhi house is made of mud bricks which can be explored with Ladakh tour package. The center of the room is the kitchen cum guest room. Sittings are like that of Japanese thus by using low tables and Tibetan carpets where one sits in a meditation posture crossed leg. Ground floor is used during the winters called “Goontsa” and the top floors are used during summer. A visit to a Ladakhi house gives chance to directly interact with local and inside into custom. You can try “Chang” the local beer or salt tea. You may like to dress and photographed in traditional Ladakhi dress.