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Duration: 15 Days 14 Nights
Description : Delhi, Agra, Leh, ShamValley Trek, Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake

(LADAKH – Situated on the western end of Himalayas, has four major mountain ranges – the great Himalayan, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram, passing through it. A maze of enormously high snowcapped peaks and the largest glaciers outside the polar region, dominate the terrain where valley heights range from a mere 8000 ft. to 15000 ft. while passes of up to 20000 ft. and peaks reaching above 25000 ft. can be seen all around)

Day 01: Delhi by Air & Surface to Agra
Arrive Delhi, meet at Airport and Leave by Car for Agra (200 Km, 03,0hours)

Late Morning/Afternoon: Arrive, Agra, CHECK-IN at the Hotel.
14:30. Visit Agra Fort – built by Emperor Akbar The maze of Courtyards, mosques & Private Chambers of the Fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti (Pearl) Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian Architects & artists.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Agra

Day 02: AGRA – DELHI
Sun rise Visit to TAJMAHAL – one of the seven Wonders of the world built Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved Consort Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful Mausoleum in pure marble is an architectural marvel
Breakfast in the Hotel
EVENING – Return to Delhi
Overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi

Day 03:DELHI-LEH BY AIR
Breakfast in the Hotel
Transfer to Airport
Leave by Flight for Leh
Arrive, Leh – Transfer to Hotel
Rest of the Day Free for acclimatization

EVENING: Walk up to SHANTI STUPA – Shanti Stupa (means ‘World Peace’ in Japanese) was built by a Japanese who harboured the ambition of spreading Buddhism across the world, in 1985 with aid from the Japanese Government. It is located at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch.
Overnight stay at the Hotel

Day 04: LEH
Breakfast in the Hotel
Visit:
LEH FORT: Visible from virtually everywhere in Leh, 16th-century Tsemo (Victory) Fort is a defining landmark that crowns the top of Palace Ridge. Directly beneath, Tsemo Gompa consists of two little 15th-century temple buildings, one enshrining an 8m-tall gold-faced Maitreya . Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. Modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. The palace was abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid 19th century, and the royal family moved to Stok Palace.
Visit the LEH MARKET.
Return to Hotel for Lunch. After Lunch, Visit:

STOK PALACE
Ladakh’s former royal family were stripped of their power in 1846 and now live a comparatively modest life, dividing their time between a private mansion in Manali and the stately Stok Palace. Vaguely Potala-like and with wobbly, colourful window frames, the palace is photogenic despite a giant telecommunication tower that looms directly behind.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

SHAM VALLEY TREK
On this trek there are several villages among the richest in Ladakh. This trekking is known as Sham valley or Apricot valley trek. Arrive at Likir monastery, where the track to Likir monastery meets in between Saspol – Bazgo, it is hardly an hour walks from the road. Through the Indus valley and the ancient kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thikse, Hemis, Spituk, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi are all accessible by road, and Temisgang, Ridzong and Likir line the trekking route. This itinerary is of moderate difficulty and the path does not rise above 4500m. The trail crosses numerous villages where the people have kept their Tibetan ways and customs.

Day 05: LEH – LIKIR (2 Hrs. drive)
Breakfast in the Hotel
Drive from Leh to Likir Monastery.
LIKIR. Founded in the 11th century and rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century, its earlier Gompa was destroyed in a fire. The present Gompa dates back to the 18th century. Skilled craftsmen producing excellent Thankas, earthen pots and carved wooden folding stools, live here in the village. Majestically situated, Likir commands a spectacular view. A magnificent giant Jupiter tree, one of the few survivors of its species, stands in the courtyard
After visiting the monastery & Likir village,

TREK STARTS. Start ascending towards a small pass Pobe La, arrive at Sumdo village cross the river and leaving Sumdo on the right side, continue in the valley for about
an hour and finally reach at the summit of the CharastseLa. It is only half an hour to Yangtang from Charatse la summit.
Overnight stay at the Tents

Day 06: YANGTHANG – HEMIS SHUKPACHAN (3600m) (04 – 05 Hrs).
Breakfast in the Tents
Proceed to Wulle valley, very close 15 minutes only, then ascent for one hour to Sermanchan La and then descent towards Hemis Shukpachen a big village. Here Cedar is found in plenty, hence the name of the village. There is a beautiful Gompa.
Overnight stay at the Tents

Day 07: HEMIS SHUKPACHEN – TINGMOSGAM.
Breakfast in the Tents
After crossing Hemis Shukpachen there is flat land, then steep descent, follow right side climb a steep slope to the summit of the Meptekla. Descent for half an hour and you are in Ang village. A path leads to north towards Shyok valley. From Ang we will proceed to Tingmosgam village. It is richest valley in Ladakh. Apricots, Apples & Nuts are in plenty houses are beautiful. A motorable road links Tingmosgam with Nurla.
Overnight stay at the Tents
END OF TREKING

Day 08 : TINGMOSGAM – LAMAYURU – ALCHI – LEH.
Breakfast in the Hotel
Proceed onwards to LEH and visit the following Monasteries
Lamayuru. The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other gompa can match Lamayuru.

Alchi: 70 km from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its wall features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. No longer an active religious centre, it is looked after by monks from the Likir monastery.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Day 09: LEH – NUBRA VIA KHARDUNGLA PASS.
Breakfast in the Hotel
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra by noon and check in at Camp. Evening at leisure.
Overnight stay at the Tents in Nubra

KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.

Day 10: NUBRA SIGHT SEEING.
Breakfast in the Tents
Visit the following Monasteries:
DESKIT VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen from the monastery.

DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.
HUNDAR VILLAGE: Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The
walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump Bactrian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful (On Own).
SAMSTANLING GOMPA: Samstanling Monastery was founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima and Monastic community was introduced as Rezong Gompa. About 50-60 monks are residing at this 132 years old monastery.
Overnight stay at Nubra Hotel or Camp

Day 11: NUBRA – LEH.
Breakfast in the Hotel
Drive to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Day 12: LEH – TSOMORIRI LAKE
After early breakfast
Leave by Car for Tsomoriri Lake via Chumathang valley driving along the Indus river up to Upshi, en-route passing by magnificent Lake of Thatsang Karu and over Namshang la pass before we reach our destination, the magnificent Tsomoriri Lake. Access to the eastern side of the lake is prohibited due to its closeness from the Chinese border.
After Arrival, check-in at the Guest House/Camps
Afternoon: visit the magnificent village of Karzok situated above the lake at the height of 4500M and one of the highest populated villages in the World
Overnight stay at the Hotel/Tents in TSOMOIRI LAKE

Day 13:TSOMORIRI LAKE – LEH
Breakfast in the Camps
Rest of the Morning – enjoy the scenic beauty
After Early Lunch – Return to Leh
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh

Day 14: LEH TO DELHI BY AIR.
Breakfast in the Hotel
Transfer to Airport
08:30 – Leave by G8-204 for Delhi
09:50 – Arrive, Delhi – Meet and Greet at Airport
Transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon: FREE or avail optional
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi.

Day 15: DELHI – back Home
Breakfast in the Hotel
FREE until departure to International Airport
CHECK-OUT 11 AM