Into the Land of the Drok - Pa
Dha - Hanu: 150 - 170Km from Leh, situated at an altitude of 10,000ft is the Land of the "DROK-PA" an Indo Aryan race. Only two villages are open for tourist Dha&Biama. Their cultural and religious practices are totally different from the rest of Ladakh. They believe in an ancient pre-Buddhist Animist religion known as "BON-CHOS". This people used to never take bath a few years earlier, "saying that if you wash your self, Your Luck goes away". It has much to offer to scholars in the field of Ethnology&Social Anthropology.
Day 01: Delhi - Leh :
Arrive Delhi ex International Flight & take connecting flight to Leh early morning. Day at Leisure to acclimatise.
Day 02: In Leh :
Today is again a "leisure" day because is essential at this altitude to acclimatise properely. We will explore the delights of Leh in the morning and in afternoon get introduced to the "Bullet", your close companion for the next few days as you start your motorbike holiday into Zanskar.
Day 03: Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru :
Drive to Alchi & Lamayuru Monasteries. Enroute visit - Nimu, the confluence point of Zanskar & Indus rivers. See Basgo - A Ruined fortress that houses a statue of Maitreya enroute. O/N Camp.
Day 04: Drive to Dha - Hanu ( Indo Aryan Village ) :
Spend the day exploring the villages and interacting with the local people known as the Dards or Brokpas. O/N Camp.
Day 05: Full day at Hanu :
Early morning after breakfast we will explore the rich culture of Aryan peoples. O/N Camp.
Day 06: Drive back to Leh :
Early morning we will drive back to Leh. O/N Hotel.
Day 07: Free day :
Day 08: Hotel - Leh airport :
Early morning we will transfer you Leh airport and fly back to Delhi.