Tour Covered: Leh/ Alchi / Kargil / Lamayuru / Rangdum / Zanskar
Best time of visit: June to October
Day 1 :Delhi
On arrival at Delhi international airport, welcome and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Leh (3445mtrs)
Boarding of a flight to Leh at about 06:00 hr and arrive at Leh by 07:15hrs. Will be assisted with the checking out from the Leh airport and till the hotel. A half day rest at the hotel to acclimatize. And during the second half visit Sanker Gompa and walk around Shanti Stupa (Japanese Stupa).
Day 03: Departure to Alchi
The next early morning, after the B/F we set off to Alchi, which is 67 km from Leh (Approx. 3 hrs drive). On the way visit Spituk and Phyang monastery. On the arrival check in to a hotel and will served with a lunch. After which will be visiting the famous Alchi Gompa built in the 11th century by the great Tibetan translator Rinchen Zangpo. The monastery is also famous for known for its fresco paintings throughout Ladakh and some of the paintings has been able to wake up UNESCO.
Day 04: Alchi to Biama
The next morning after b/f, drive to Biama 90 km away from Alchi. We stop at Skyurbuchan for lunch and also visit a beautiful monastery there. After reaching Biama, another hour's drive from the Skyurbuchan check in to Aryan valley fixed camp. In the late afternoon visit Dah village and its Gompa. Here you will be able to see one of the most unique tribe and interact with them. During the night a culture show and a camp fire will be arranged.
Day 05: Departure to Kargil
After b/f drive to Kargil. Break for lunch at Lamayuru at one of the restaurants there. After the lunch a visit to the famous Lamayuru Monastery. Drive further to Kargil and check in a hotel there.
Day 06: Kargil to Rangdum
Early morning after b/f drive to Rangdum, this is exactly a half way to Zansker. The days drive will be quite tough as there is no paved road to Zanskar. But the whole drive is beautiful as it gives you the opportunity to see beautiful mountains with glaciers. Over night in fixed camp.
Day 07: Rangdum to Zanskar
After the morning b/f we are off to see one of the most amazing valley, full of scenic beauty, the Zanskar. On the way, you will pass through enchanting valley with snow capped mountains and glaciers. Including all the stoppage time it will take around 8-hours to arrive Zanskar. On arrival, check in to hotel.
Day 08: Zankar (Day 01), Local Sightseeing
We start with the visits of lower Zanskar. Drive along the Zanskar river for about 35 km and visit the beautiful monastery of Tongdey (the second largest Gelukpa gonpa), Zangla nunnery, the only remaining royal palace in Zanskar.
Day 09: Zanskar (Day 02)
We visit the beautiful Karsha monastery across the Zanskar river, the largest Yellow Hat Monastery, next to the Karsha monastery is the beautiful nunnery. One of the most sacred 11-headed Avaloketeshvara image is one of the main attraction there. Near to the temple is the 11th century built stupa of Rinchen Zangpo. Drive back to hotel for hot lunch and rest for a while. In the evening we visit the Kalachakra temple of the Dalai Lama.
Day 10: Zanskar (Day 03)
Today we drive along the Tsarap river to visits the Bardan monastery. On the way back visit the Gyalwa Rignga, a big stone on which the five Dayani Budha are inscribed with unknown period. After that we drive back to the hotel for lunch. After which we will visits Stakrimo monastery and the Gurutemple at Pipiting.
Day 11: Zanskar (Day 04)
Today we will visit two of the most sacred sites of Zansker. Zongkhul, the ravine cave of the famous 11th century saints, the great Naropa, who meditated there for many years. There are two caves, one with old paintings and one with the present temple. On the way back visit the famous Sani Palace. Sani is famous for two reason, one there is the Kanishka stupa, believed to be built in 2nd century AD and another is Naropa also meditated there. Close to the Sani village, there is a sacred lake too.
Day 12: Departure to Kargil
As the driving hour from Zansker to Kargil take about 14 hours, due to the unpaved road early departure is suggested. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 13: Kargil to Leh
Morning after b/f drive back to Leh for about 8hrs.
Day 14: Leh To delhi
The next morning after b/f get to the LehAirport to board for a flight back to Delhi. On arrival check in a hotel for overnight stay.