Ladakh, the path of Buddha

Ladakh is a land of high mountains and unspoilt nature, whose main religion is Buddhism witnessed by ancient temples, attended by monks and devotees, prayer wheels to recite the mantra, high Buddha statues, multi-colored flags hanging in the wind to spread prayers there recorded.
A journey among the mountains of the Himalayas, in this land called "country of high passes" to the higher elevations of its carriage roads. An unforgettable trip for adventure lovers, hiking and Nature.

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival, meet with our staff and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, tour of Old Delhi, visiting from outside the Red Fort, from 2007 it recognized as a World Heritage site in 1639 and built by Emperor Shah Jahan Mogul (the creator of the Taj Mahal). Visit the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, also commissioned by Shahjehan and completed in 1656. It crosses the characteristic old Chandni Chowk market built in the 17th century by the emperor himself. Visit Raj Ghat, a black marble platform that marks the site of the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi took place January 31, 1948 one day after his assassination. Continuation for the new Delhi until the district government buildings that represent the largest liberal democracy in the world and Connaught Place. Stop at India Gate. the arch erected in memory of the Indian soldiers who left their lives fighting for the British Army during World War II. Visit the complex of the Qutub Minar, a tower of 73 meters, engraved with verses of the Koran, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak is one of the finest monuments in India and around the world. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 03: Delhi / Leh
In the morning flight to Leh, capital of Ladakh, situated at 3,400 meters above sea level, which requires a rest day to acclimatize. Late in the afternoon, walk in the center of Leh .. Full board.

 

Day 04: Leh
After breakfast, visit the Tibetan-Buddhist monastery of Hemis, 45 km from Leh. It already existed before the 11th century and is still revered as the largest monastic establishment in Ladakh. And 'famous for its rich collection of ancient texts, the statue of Buddha, stupas of gold and silver. Then visit the Thiksey monastery, on top of a hill at an altitude of 3600 mt., About 11 km. from Leh and who so resembles the Potala in Lhasa. Home to many Buddhist art objects and and statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha. Photo stop at the monastery of Shey. Afternoon visit the Shanti Stupa, built in 1991, at a height of 4,267 meters and which offers a magnificent view over the valley. Free time for a tour to Leh, among its traditional bazaars. Opportunity to visit the Sankar Gompa, reached by an easy walk of half an hour from Leh. Full board.

 

Day 05: Leh / Nubra Valley
Transfer to the Nubra Valley (average altitude 3048 m.) Through the spectacular pass of KardungLa to well 5602 meters above sea level. in the tented camp accommodation. In the afternoon visit the Diskit monastery, the largest and oldest Buddhist monastery of the Valley. On top of the hill opposite the monastery, a large statue of Buddha 32 meters high, the construction of which began in April 2006 and was consecrated by the Dalai Lama on July 25, 2010. Visit the Samstaling monastery, built in the early 19 century, about 120 km. from Leh and is located in one of the remotest villages of Nubra Valley, in a particularly scenic landscape. Late in the day, walk on the sand dunes with optional possibility of a camel safari. Full board.

 

Day 06: Nubra Valley / Leh
In the morning, drive back to Leh. Afternoon free for shopping and individual walks up to Sankar Gompa and the castle of Leh. Full board.

 

Day 07: Leh / Uletokpo
Transfer to Uletokpo along the Indus valley. Along the way, a visit to two of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh: Likir, founded in 1065 and Alchi, dating back to 'the 11th century, rich in frescoes and with large golden statue of 23 meters high Maitrya. Lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the Lamayuru monastery, the most 'oldest Gompa of Ladakh, situated at 3510 meters. high, on top of a stunning valley that resembles a lunar landscape. Return to Leh. Full board.

 

Day 08: Uletokpo / Leh
In the morning, drive back to Leh. Visit of Spituk Monastery, 8 km. From Leh, 11th century. Then visit to Phyang, 15 km from Leh, and founded in 1515, which houses a collection of bronzes, ancient paintings and tantric salt. Afternoon visit of the small monastery of Stakna and to Matho, located in a picturesque landscape. Downhill walk through the pretty village. Full board.

 

Day 09: Leh / Delhi
Transfer to the airport for boarding flight to Delhi. Free lunch. Afternoon free for individual initiatives. Room available to settle down and cool off. After dinner, transfer to the airport.

 

Day 10: Departure from Delhi
Flight boarding for the return home.

 

We inform you that all our trips may be changed, if required, according to your needs!
 

 

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