Moon Land With Taj
Duration: 18 nights/ 19 days
Best Time: Mid June-Mid Sep
Hight Lights: Monasteries, Lakes, local houses, Rafting in Indus river, Taj, Palace.
Upon arrival meet to assistance drive to hotel for rest of the night. Hotel near by the airport, because next day early morning we take flight to Leh.
Early in the morning take flight to Leh, one hour flight over the Indian Himalayas, you have the good chance for a glance of the high peaks, on arrival at Leh meet and greet by our local representative, welcome by Ladakhi tradition, drive to hotel, on arrival check in, tea, coffee & snacks will be ready for you. Rest of the day leisure for get used the rare air of Ladakh. Overnight night at hotel.
Full day local sightseeing of Shanti Stupa, Shanti Stupa is an impressive white-domed structure in Changspa that is beautifully illuminated at night. It was built by a Japanese Buddhist organization to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism and to promote World Peace. The Shanti Stupa was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1985. The views of the sunset and sunrise from the Shanti Stupa are spectacular. Sankar gompa, is a subsidiary of Spitok, having the same head lama. Sankar is easily visited on foot from Leh, lying as it does in Leh's suburbs. The gompa is 90 years old but is located on the site of a small temple that was built some 500 years ago. About 25 lamas of the yellow-hat sect are attached to Sankar gompa but only a few live here permanently. Hall of Fame, museum where you can find the local clothes, ornaments, weapons and traditional costumes. Tsemo castle (Victory tower) and local market. Overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast drive to Lamayru (3420m) en route visit Rizong Gompa and Nimmu (confluence of Zanskar and Indus River, continue drive to Lamayuru en rout take another break at Moon Land, on arrival visit Lamayuru monastery, “Yungdung” gompa is remarkably built on sand stone, this monastery is belong to the Drigungpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery begins with the visit of Arahat Nimagung to this palace, when there was merely a lake here. It is said that Arahat made a prophecy that the monastery will come up at this spot. Rest of the time free, overnight at camp.
After breakfast walk down along with the stream towards east and than after few minutes take right turn gradually ascending toward the Prikiting La (3750m) after the pass you reach down the river in the Shillakung valley, the trail to the right also lead Zanskar valley via Sugutse La (5120m) follow the narrow gorge till the chortan take left turn to the Wanla village, rest of the time free to visit the village and small market. (5-6 hrs trek)
After breakfast commence trek towards Hinju, till Phinsila village, take left route that one lead us till the gorge of the small stream, continue straight trek to Hinju, en route visit some another village on arrival at Hinju, take tea, coffee & snacks rest of the time visit surrounding. Overnight at camp. (6-7 hrs trek)
Hinju-Sumda Chenmo (4105m) over Konski La (4820m)
After an early breakfast start our trek to Sumda Cheno, first part of the trek is gradually ascending toward Konski la (4900m) form the top you can see the Karakoam and Nubra valley, than descending trek to Sumda Chenmo, the camping site is near by the confluence of tow river, on arrival take tea coffee, and snacks rest of the time free for relax. Overnight at camp.(6-7 hrs trek)
Sumda Chemo-Bas of Dunduncha-la (4100m)
After breakfast commence trek to next destination, from the top of Konski la you have been seen the camping site, first part of the trek is descending till the bridge, later gradually climb to base of Dundunchan la, overnight camp.(5-6 hrs trek)
BC of Dundunchanla-Chilling (3560m)
Early breakfast commence trek to Chilling over Dundunchan-la (4950m), from the top you can see the Leh city and another view of panoramic of Indus valley. Later descending toward the Chilling village, as you know this village is famous for making the copper utensil, on arrival at near by the road head, tent for overnight.
After breakfast drive to Basgo, follow the Zanskar river, till the confluence with Indus, on arrival at Basgo check in local house, rest of the time visit Basgo Palace, overnight at local house enjoy the local food, folk dance, folk song etc. off course local wine say “Chhankg”, overnight at local house.
After breakfast start drive to Leh en route visit Phyang monastery, on arrival at Leh check in hotel rest of the day free for individual activities, overnight at hotel.
After breakfast drive 245 km to Tsomoriri via Mahe bridge and Chhumathng (hot water spring), from the Mahe bridge late right turn to continue voyage to Tomoriri en rouge several pause for photos etc. on arrival at Tsomoriri check in fix tent for overnight. Tsomoriri lake is a beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water. It is around 15 mile in length and 3-5 miles in width. The water is salty and clear. Rest of the time visit surrounding the Lake for photos etc. overnight at tent.
Tsomoriri-Tsokar Salt Lake (3985m)
After breakfast drive to Tsokar around 130km, en route visit SumdoVillage (Tibetan refuge) and hot water spring, if you have the good luck you can see the neck Crain, continue drive to camping site, rest of the time you can visit surround the camping site good possibility watching the “Kyang” wild Ass. Overnight at fix camp.
Tsokar-Leh over Tanglan-la (5320m)
Early in the morning after breakfast drive to Leh, around 154km. on arrival check in hotel for overnight. Rest of the time free to visit local market.
Leh-Delhi-Agra (225 km)
Ealry in the morning take flight to Delhi ETD 0800hrs on arrival at Delhi meet to assistance drive to Agra, on arrival check in hotel later visit Agra Fort, and local market. Overnight at hotel.
Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur (275km)
Early in the morning visit Taj Mahal on sun rise, Taj open 0600 hrs, Friday closed, later drive back to hotel for breakfast, check out drive towards Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, “The Ghost City” the ancient capital of Emperor Akber, continue drive to Jaipur on arrival check in hotel for overnight, rest of the time visit “Pink City”
Full day local sightseeing visit Amer Fort by the elephant back, The Wind Palace, The City Palace & Observatory. Rest of the time visit Pink City. Overnight at hotel.
Early leave to Delhi, on arrival, visit Qutab Minar and Government building as India Gate, Indian Parliament & President Palace. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast full day New and Old Delhi sightseeing, check out 1200 hrs. Farwell dinner, in time dep. transfer to international airport. End The Tour.