Day 01: Arrival in Leh :
Upon arrival at Leh Airport you will met by Moonlight Travel’s representative and Welcome in traditional Ladakhi style and transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize. Overnight stay at hotel Leh City : The capital of Ladakh, at one time was a major stop on the Asian "Silk Route". A stroll along the main bazar, observing the varied crowd and peering into the curio shops, is an entrancing experience. Chang Gali, behind the main bazar is less bustling but has intriguing little shops selling curios and jewelry like pearls, turquoise, coral, malachite, lapis and many other kinds of semi-precious stones, as well as curiously carved Yak-horn boxes, quaint brass locks, china or metal bowls etc.
Day 02: Leh: AM: Excursion Spituk & Hall of Fame. PM: Excursion to Sankar Gompa & Shanti Stupa:
Post breakfast we depart for AM Sightseeing tour to Spituk. Spituk monastery which was founded by Od Lde, in the 11th century AD. In those days the Gompa belonged to the Kadampa School but Gelukpa order was introduced during the region of King Dragspa Bum ilde, when Lama Lhawang Lotus restored the monastery. Later we drive back to hotel on time for lunch: Later in the afternoon, guided sightseeing tour visiting the Sanker Gompa, which is towards the north of the Town, it has an impressive). Later visit Shanti Stupa, The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, 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. From there one can see the nice spectacular view of Leh town.
Day 03: Leh: Excursion to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis:
Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue. Then we visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras- Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyall. Hemis is one of the largest and richest gompas of Ladakh.The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. Later in the evening we drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Leh - Nubra (126 km) (42OOm/ 5-6hrs. Drive):
After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley the road to the Nubra Valley goes through the highest motorable pass in the world at Khardung La (5602m) The Pass is almost permanently covered in fog and snow, On arrival in the Nubra valley Nubra means green used to be on the trading roué connecting Tibet with Turkistan, and was the navy of Turkistan which invaded it several times. Also know as the Valley of flowers, Nubra has always been well cultivated and fertile, with the best climate in Ladakh, so grains and fruit, such as apples and apricots, have always been plentiful. Ninety per cent of Nubra's population is Buddhist. The Government maintained a granary to sell foodgrains for the men, and even for the horses. Overnight stay at the Footprints Camp.
Day 05: Nubra:
Full day visit of Nubra Valley first visit the hot sulphur springs at the village of Panamik, the last destination travellers are permitted to travel to in Nubra are believed to have certain medicinal qualities that cure a number of ailments. Later 3-4 hrs walk till the Esna monastery that is over 250 years old. This is the oldest monastry in Nunbra valley. Return drive to camp rest of the time at camp.
Day 06: Nubra - Leh:
After breakfast drive to Leh over the Khardungla pass. On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure or one can explore the beauty of Leh on their own. Overnight stay at hotel The Meridian.
Day 07: Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh:
Early morning we will drive to Pangong Lake which 40 miles lenth and nearly 2-4 miles in width and 13930 ft. above sea level. What strikes the eye on coming first in view of this lakeis lovely color of water, especially in evening, which is of the richest deep blue, over the whole expense, at morning time? The water of lake not that salty as sea water. Overnight Hotel/tented camp at Pangong lake.
Day 08: Leh - Lamayuru - Alchi - Ridzong - Leh:
After break fast start early morning drive to Lamayuru, and Ridzong back to Leh. Lamayuru lower ladakh its also called as sham. Lamayuru Gompa: 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. After visit at lamayuru Gonpa the drive to Ridzong Gompa: There is no road to Rizong Gompa hence one has to walk to the monastery which is deep into the mountains. Rizong Gompa is known as the paradise for Meditation. Guru Padma Sambhava is believed to editated here for years. One can still find the small caves where Lamas used to meditate for years cutting themselves from the rest of the world except for a one feet square outlet window from where they accept the one time meal of the day. After Ridzong visit we drive back to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09: Leh:
Complete day at leisure for own activities and Last day Shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Depart Leh:
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.
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