Leh Ladakh Cultural Tour

Experience culture of Leh Ladakh

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Ladakh or the ‘Land of High Passes’ is a barren yet beautiful region located in the north India. Sharing its east border with Tibet, Ladakh has Lahaul and Spiti to its south and the Kashmir valley to the west. Strategically placed on ancient trade routes, Ladakh lies between the Kunlun Mountains in the north and the Himalayas in the south. The region originally comprised the Baltistan valley, the Indus Valley, Zanskar, Lahaul, Spiti, Aksai Chin and Ngari.

Their culture is rich and colorful, centering around the beliefs and practices of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, the predominant religion. Ladakh and the tiny kingdom of Bhutan, east of India, are perhaps the purest remaining examples of traditional Tibetan societies since China’s subjugation of Tibet in the 1950s.

Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the respective hotel that has been booked for you. Check in to the hotel for a Complete day of rest. After lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace,Sankar Gonpa and Shanti Stupa. Overnight Hotel.

Day 01: Arrival in Manali
Once you reach Manali, check in at the hotel . Rest for some time and get ready for
an orientation process and tour briefing. Today’s day is rest and acclimatization day.
You may enjoy a relaxing nature walk on your own to Hadimba Temple and Manu
temple around Beas River. Hadimba Temple is truly one-of-a-kind, as it is dedicated
to Hadimba Devi, wife of the mighty Bhima from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Manu
Temple located near river Beas is dedicated to sage Manu, the creator of the world.
You will be allotted your bikes in the evening.

Day 02: Manali to Sarchu via Atal Tunnel
Your long-awaited ride to Ladakh finally begins on this day. Pack your bags and get
set for a thrilling ride. 

On this day, gear up for an adventure as you cross the 16,043-ft-high Bara-lacha la

Pass in the Zanskar Range. The rough patches of Darcha and Zingzingbar will give
you an adrenaline boost. You will also get to spend some time near Chandrabhaga
river (also known as Chenab) so make sure that you have a camera handy and take
mesmerizing pictures. En route, you can visit Suraj Taal and Deepak Taal, two
breath-taking lakes in the Lahaul and Spiti region. Once you reach Sarchu, relax
and retire for the night.
Bikes, Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Stay in Swiss Camps at Sarchu

Day 03: Sarchu to Leh
On day five, start your journey towards Leh, the hub of Ladakh region. The route will
take you through Nakeela Pass, Whisky Nallah, Lachulung La Pass, Pang, More

Plains, and Tanglang La Pass. When you reach Leh, check in at the accommodation
and stay overnight.
Bikes, Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel in Leh

Day 04: Leh Local Sightseeing
After having sumptuous breakfast , the group will leave for a sightseeing to Pathar
sahib Gurudwara , magnetic hill and watch the nbeauty of the confluence of River
Indua and Zanskar. The ride to these places will be through NH1 Leh Srinagar
Highway surrounded by army checkposts and camps. One would enjoy a smooth
ride over the highway as one would on an air strip with an added advantage of
scenic views.Evening Visit Leh Palace (NO BACK UP VEHICLE SINCE IT’S A LOCAL RIDE)
Bike, Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Stay in Leh

Day 05: Leh to Nubra Valley:
Wake up to a refreshing morning and travel to Nubra Valley, a cold desert with vast
landscapes and mountain ranges. Feel the thrill of crossing one of the highest
motorable passes in the world, Khardung La. On the way Visit Diskit Monastery which lies on the top of Rock.The Diskit Monastery or Diskit Gompa is the largest and oldest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra ValleyLadakh, northern India. It was established in the 14th century by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a follower of Tsong Khapa (the founder of the Gelugpa sect). The monastery is famous for its 106 feet Maitreya Buddha sculpture located just below the monastery.

Once you reach Nubra, enjoy a camel
ride in the desert mountains of Hunder (additional cost). Overnight stay will be
provided in Nubra
Bikes, Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Stay in Nubra Valley

Day 06: Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso:
Prepare for another day of a daring off-roading experience as you traverse through
untamed paths in the high mountains. The route leads to the beautiful Pangong Tso
(lake) via Shyok river or Wari La Pass. It is quite challenging yet thrilling and is
generally used by the army. On arrival, train your sights on the enchanting blue lake.
After sightseeing, you will leave for Tangste for overnight stay. (*In case Pangong
Tso is closed then we shall ride back to Leh and do the day excusrion to Pangong
Tso on the next day in suv/tempo traveller)
Bikes, Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Stay in Pangong Tso

Day 07: Pangong Tso to Hemis
In the morning, get set for yet another journey exhilarating ride as you head back to
Leh, via Chang La pass (the third highest mountain pass in the world) and
Choglamsar. En route, stop at the famous Druk White Lotus School, featured in the
blockbuster Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’ and Shanti Stupa, a beautiful white-domed
Buddhist stupa surrounded by a stunning scenery of vast mountains. On the way Visit Hemis Monastery.It belongs to the Red Hat Sect or Drukpa lineage of Buddhism. The monastery was first established in the 11th century and later reestablished in the 17th century by the Ladakhi King Sengge Namgyal. It is also famous for its 2-day religious ceremony known as the Hemis Festival.

Bikes, Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Stay in Hemis

Day 08: Hemis To Magnetic Hill-Alchi-Lamyuru

Post Breakfast Start Drive to Magnetic hill .On the way visit Gurudwar Pathar Sahib.It was built in 1517 In the memory of guru Nanak ji. Most of the Tourists stop and even Indian army is also visiting the gurudwara when they pass from here.Continue visit alchi is located near the small village of Saspol. It is one of the earliest monasteries built in Ladakh, dating from the 11th century. Because it was constructed before the invading wars begun in the 15th century, Alchi was built on lowlands, rather than on a hilltop as other gompas were, to protect them from marauding armies.

Visit Lamayuru monastery ladakh belongs to Red-Hat Sect of Buddhism .There are 150 houses of Budhist monk in Lamayuru monastery Leh.It was founded by Mahasiddhacharya Naropa during Eleventh century.It is famous for the Largest and Oldest Gompa in Ladakh. An important and interesting story is connected with the lamayuru monastery ladakh.Overnight stay in Resort.

Day 09: Lamayuru-Leh-Pang

Cross the ever mesmerizing Tanglang la pass situated at an elevation of 5328 metres an gives stunning view of snow mountain ranges. Also see shepherds herds o the way who spend their summer time near the pass. By evening reach Pang for overnight stay.

Bikes, Breakfast, Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kullu Manali

Day 10: Pang -Manali
Post breakfast drive to Thrilling Baralacha pass .It is situated in Zanskar range at an elevation 4850 metres.It is the origin point of the river Chandra and Bhagha. Take stop for Lunch and by evening reach to manali

End of the Tour