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Leh & Ladakh Tour 
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered :  
Delhi - Srinagar - Kargil via Drass - Leh - Spituk - Alchi - Lekir- Uletokpa - Lamayuru - Delhi

Day 1: Delhi to Srinagar (by air)
Reception upon arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Afternoon shikara ride on the Dal lake, visiting floating/vegetable gardens. Dinner and overnight stay in Deluxe Houseboat.

Day 2: Srinagar

After breakfast sightseeing of the Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother- in-law of Jehangir in 1632 A.D. Shalimar Bagh was built by jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. On the way to the gardens, visit a carpet weaving factory. Lunch at Houseboat. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight stay in Deluxe Houseboat.

Day 3: Srinagar to Kargil Via Drass 

Morning departure by car/coach to Kargil, enroute stops include Sonamarg and Baltal hamlets, famous for rugged snow peaked meadows. Past Baltal cross over Zoji-La Pass (11,500 ft). We are in Drass valley with strikingly different landscape dotted with remote mud huts giving an impression, that you really have traveled back in time. After a passport check we continue on to Kargil. Overnight in a local hotel

Day 4: Kargil to Leh
Morning visit to local Immambarah and Turkish inspired architectural structures from the Silk route days, when this used too be a major stop for Central Asian trade route. Enroute to Leh stops include Mulbekh Monastery, perched on a mountain over the village of the same name, known for the huge image of Buddha carved from a giant rock. After Mulbekh, continue on to Alchi and Likir Monasteries. These monasteries house Buddha and renowned 1000-year-old religious wall paintings. This evening arrive in Leh and check into local hotel/inn.

Day 5: Leh

Full day sightseeing tour of the monasteries - Hemis, Shey and Thikse. The Hemis Gompa is the most powerful of the monasteries in the vicinity of Leh and belongs to the Kaguyupa Buddhist sect. Large areas of the surrounding farmland are controlled by the monastery. Shey and Thikse occupy hill top sides and offer remarkable views across the Indus Valley. Overnight Leh.

Day 6: Local sight seeing

Morning sightseeing of the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa and Shankar Gompa. Afternoon drive to Stok across the river Indus to see the Stok Palace. Evening free to explore the bazaars. Overnight Leh

Day 7: Leh - Spituk - Alchi - Lekir- Uletokpa

After breakfast at the hotel we'll set out for Spituk and arrive after a drive of 8kms. From there we move further upto Alchi, 64 kms from Leh. Here you'll see the awesome 11th century Alchi Gompa- the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter, we cover Lekir to visit the splendid three storey Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues. You will come across frescoes depicting the life of Buddha. Then we'll proceed to the Uletokpa camping ground for overnight camping.

Day 8: Lamayuru

After Breakfast Full day sightseeing in Lamayuru. This is a scruffy little place. Here we'll visit the small Wanlah Gompa located in the south of this place. The night is spent in an overnight camp in Lamayuru.

Day 9: Back to Leh

After breakfast we start our backward trip to Leh. Driving in these high altitude regions is quite adventurous, with the winding and serpentine roads flanked by mountains on one side and deep gorges on the other. Upon arrival, you check in at your hotel and spend the night there.
 

Day 11: Leh - Delhi
After an early breakfast we leave for the airport, where you can board the flight to Delhi. Our representative will meet you at Delhi airport and help you check into your hotel. Check into your hotel and relax. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Delhi - Departure
After breakfast, leave for a day's sightseeing tour of Delhi. In historic Old Delhi you will see the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques of India; the Red Fort, an impressive sandstone monument built by the Mughals, and you can explore the busy market of Chandi Chowk. You can also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi you can see India Gate, Parliament House and the President's mansion. Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Bahai Temple and shopping in crafts emporia in Delhi complete your Delhi tour.  and Evening Transfer to Airport

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