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Leh Ladakh Buddhist Tour India | 11 Day

11 Days
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 5,416 metres
  • Delhi
  • Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March
  • Festival Tour
  • All meals during the trip
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-25
  • 1
  • 75
  • 2 - 25

Overview

: The Leh Ladakh valley in India is home to a large number of Buddhist monasteries. The vast majority of people in this region practise Tibetan Buddhism and live according to Lord Buddha’s teachings. The valley is distinguished by its row of colourful flags, which is a common sight and defining characteristic of the region. Let’s lose ourselves in the energy of the region on this 12-day exploration of Ladakh while touring several monasteries and organisations. Even if it’s a tour, it’s no less than a pilgrimage.

Highlights

  • Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel.
  • Fly from Delhi to Leh; acclimate to altitude.
  • Visit Hemis, Thiksey, and Shey Monasteries.
  • Tour Spituk and Phyang Monasteries; stay in Alchi.
  • Explore Alchi Monastery and travel to Lamayuru.
  • Visit Rizong and Likir Monasteries; return to Leh.
  • Experience local culture in Saboo village.
  • Visit Stok Monastery and Palace.
  • Free day to explore Leh and shop.
  • Fly back to Delhi; optional evening excursion.

Itinerary

  • Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport and meet our representative.
  • Our representative will help with your transfer to the pre-booked hotel.
  • After check-in, rest and refresh for the long journey and exciting journey.
  • An evening Delhi excursion can be arranged at the convenience of travellers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3 Stars Hotel

  • Take a flight from Delhi to Leh after breakfast.
  • Leh is the gateway to the Himalayas and is located at a high height of 3500 m; as a result, after checking into a hotel, you have the rest of the day free to do as you choose and acclimate to the altitude and air pressure.
  • In the evening, stroll through the markets in Leh.

  • Enjoy breakfast and get ready for a full-day excursion of nearby famous monasteries.
  • Locations covered during the day:
  • Hemis Monastery: A restored Buddhist shrine from the 17th century, it is also known as Hemis Gompa. The monastery is well-known for its collection of gold sculptures, Thangkas, and Tibetan-book library, as well as for hosting the yearly Hemis festival. Largest Thungkas (traditional paintings), are presented during the event every 12 years.
  • Thiksey Monastery: A statue of Maitreya Buddha measuring 49 feet tall is housed in this 12-story monastery. In addition, the adjacent mountains are shrouded in clouds due to the high height, creating a picturesque panorama that draws hundreds of people to the area. The yearly Gustor ceremony, which is held at Thiksey Gompa under the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism, also features a sacred mask dance.
  • Shey Monastery: The Shey Monastery complex, which is 15 kilometres outside of Leh, includes a monastery and a palace. The royal family resided in this palace until the 19th century, which was built by King Deledan Namgyal. The monastery is well-known for its two annual celebrations, Shey Doo Lhoo and Shey Rupla, as well as its enormous copper statue of Shakyamuni Buddha that is covered in gold.
  • After this long day of sightseeing, return to the hotel in Leh, have dinner and retire to bed.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • In the morning, we will depart towards Alchi and stop at two renowned monasteries en route:m
  • Spituk Monastery: Its name translates to “exemplary,” was established in the eleventh century. 100 monks reside in this hilltop monastery, which also has a museum with a sizable collection of historical masks, thangkas, and a giant statue of Kali.
  • Phyang Monastery: The Drikung Kagyu sect owns this Ladakh monastery, which takes its name from the Gang Ngonpo, a blue mountain that serves as the monastery’s backdrop. Early in the 16th century, Denma Kunga Drakpa established the monastery. The Phyang museum houses a large collection that includes thangkas, Tibetan and Mongolian weapons, idols, and texts that are 900 years old.
  • By late evening reach Alchi. Check-in at a hotel for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • After breakfast leave for Alchi Monastery.
  • Alchi Monastery – This 11th-century monastery, which was constructed before any invasion battles began and is said to be the oldest, is situated on a plain rather than a mountaintop. Although religious practises have not been practised at this monastery for about 500 years, wall carvings and ancient wall paintings nevertheless make it one of the most popular destinations.m
  • Have lunch before continuing on to Lamayuru, our next stop.
  • It is one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh and one of the two that adhere to the Drikung Kagyu school of Buddhism. Because of its historical significance and scenic beauty, it is well-liked by tourists. This monastery oversees 50 other monasteries in the region, and 300 monks are registered under the management.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • This day will begin with an early morning tour to Rizong. As you must cross a kilometer-long, steep path solely on foot to get to this monastery, the visit also offers a chance for hiking.
  • Rizong Monastery: Founded in the 19th century, it is believed Guru Padmasambhava meditated in nearby caves. The monastery upholds stringent monastic standards such as the “Vinaya Rules,” which mandate that adherent monks abstain from all earthly comforts and give up all material belongings.
  • Later that evening we will leave for Leh, en route visiting Likir Monastery.
  • Likir Monastery: This 11th century houses a 75 feet tall statue of Buddha.
  • Reach Ladakh by evening for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 :
Saboo

  • After days of monastery visits, the next few days are planned to give an experience of Local culture.
  • We will head to village Saboo after breakfast at the hotel.
  • Saboo: This beautiful village is located 7 km from Leh and you will get to visit local Buddhist residences and taste authentic Ladakhi cuisine.
  • After a full day of walks and talking in this village, return back to the hotel in Leh.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 :
Stok

  • The Royal family of Ladakh currently resides in the palace in the hamlet of Stok.
  • After breakfast, go to Stok to see the Stok Monastery and Palace.
  • Return to Leh for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 :
Leh

  • The day is all yours to explore the town, shop and interact with lovely Ladakhi people.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Take a morning flight back to India’s capital Delhi.
  • End your trip with a half-day excursion to Delhi in the evening.
  • Stay overnight at a hotel in Delhi.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 :
Adios India

  • Have breakfast and leave to catch your flight back home from the International airport.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Accommodation at 4/5-star hotels with all meals and taxes
  • Ac transport as per seating capacity
  • Tour guide and language expert
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sanitary essentials
  • All taxes related to hotels and transport
  • Entrance fee for monuments

The Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fee
  • Airport taxes
  • Porter charges at airport/railway
  • Any tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations

FAQs

What documents do I need for the trip?

You will typically need a valid passport with at least six months’ validity beyond your intended return date. Some countries may require a visa, so check the visa requirements for your destination and ensure you have obtained the necessary visas before traveling.

What should I pack for the trip?

It’s important to pack according to the climate and activities of your destination. Essentials include clothing appropriate for the weather, comfortable footwear, toiletries, medications, travel adapters, and important documents such as passports, visas, and travel insurance information.

Is travel insurance necessary?

While travel insurance is not mandatory for all trips, it is highly recommended. Travel insurance provides coverage for unforeseen events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost luggage, and other unexpected expenses. It offers peace of mind and financial protection during your travels.

How do I handle currency and payments while traveling?

It’s advisable to carry a combination of cash and cards. Research the currency used in your destination and exchange currency before your trip or withdraw cash from ATMs upon arrival. Notify your bank of your travel plans to avoid card issues abroad. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but it’s wise to carry some cash for smaller purchases and emergencies.

What safety precautions should I take during the trip?

Prioritize your safety by being aware of your surroundings, avoiding risky areas, and staying vigilant against scams and theft. Keep your valuables secure, use reputable transportation services, and follow local laws and customs. Stay updated on travel advisories and register with your embassy or consulate in case of emergencies.

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Leh Ladakh Buddhist Tour India | 11 Day
From $600
/ Adult
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 5,416 metres
  • Delhi
  • Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March
  • Festival Tour
  • All meals during the trip
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-25
  • 1
  • 75
  • 2 - 25