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Leh Ladakh 5 Nights Stay
Stok palace houses a fine
private museum, which is open to the public when the Rani (queen) of Stok
is in residence. There is a superb collection of thangkhas, said to be
the best in the world. Some of them have been worked in pure gold and paints
made of crushed semi-precious stones. Also of interest are antique robes
and royal jewellery, specially noted for its turquoise and red coral. The
collection also includes artillery and animal skins.
Stok Gompa is a subsidiary
of Spitok and both were founded by the same lama, Nawang Lotus, during
the reign of King Takpa Bumlde. Stok belongs to the yellow-hat sect of
Buddhism and currently has about 20 lamas living there. The oldest parts
of the gompa are some 550 years old though the Dukhang or main assembly
hall is only about 50 years old.
Day 1: Leh
On arrival at Leh airport,
you will be met by our representative and transfer you to Hotel. Lunch
at hotel. Complete day for rest to get acclimatize with the high altitude
in Leh (Ladakh) which is 3500 Mtrs above sea level. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Leh ( Visit Shey +
Thikse + Hemis Monasteries)
After early breakfast full
day sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey & Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace
of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha
made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storied monastery
of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an
island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is
the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect - it is here
each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country
will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel
Day 3: In Leh (Visit Stok
Palace + Leh Palace + Shnati Stupa & Leh Market)
After breakfast visit Stok
palace which houses a fine private museum. There is a superb collection
of thangkhas, said to be the best in the world. In the afternoon visit
Leh, a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. The
main street is open and airy, with rows of shops on either side. On either
side of the market are seen a long line of Ladakhi women in traditional
dress and colourful jewelry of coral and turquoise, seated behind enormous
baskets, selling vegetables. The spectacular eight-storey Leh Palace looming
above, overlooking the town, was built in the 16th century, about the same
time as the Potala in Lhasa which it resembles. Back to the hotel for dinner
and overnight stay.
Day 4: Leh - Khardongla Pass
- Leh 85 Kms
After breakfast day excursion
to Khardongla pass which is the highest motor able pass in the world 5600
Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of world records. At the
top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. Afternoon back to
the hotel and time for your personal shopping and explore market and surrounding.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Leh (Excursion Alchi
- 67 Kms)
Morning drive to Alchi for
approx 2 hours drive. Situated to the west of the town of Leh. Built by
Translator, Rinchen Zangpo, it dates back to the year 1000 AD. Alchi Gompa
in Ladakh comprises of a number of blessed temples, including the main
one of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang. The other temples are the Jamyang
Lhakhang (Manjusri temple) and the Sumtsag Lhakhang. Alchi Monastery of
Leh Ladakh reflects an Indian touch, especially in its paintings. Back
to Leh and overnight.
Day 6: Leh - Delhi
Transfer in time to the
airport to connect onwards destination flight.