The Hemis festival is dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche) venerated as the representative reincarnate of Buddha. He is believed to have been born on the 10th day of the fifth month of the Monkey year as predicted by the "Shakia Muni Buddha". It is also believed that his life mission was, and remains, to improve the spiritual condition of all living beings.And so on this day, which comes once in a cycle of 12 years, Hemis observes a major extravaganza in his memory. The observance of these sacred rituals is believed to give spiritual strength and good health.
||7 Days / 6 nights
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. Our representative will receive you at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and escort you to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Leh
Early morning, we will transfer you to domestic airport to board flight to Leh (Leh is the the largest town of Ladakh with an area of 45110 Sq Km). Spend the day free for high altitude acclimatisation.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 03: Leh (Indus Valley Tour)
Morning after breakfast, we will take you to a guided tour of the Monasteries of the Indus Valley. Your excursion would include visits to, THIKSEY (25 KMS SOUTH OF LEH) Thiksey,one of the most imposing monasteries belonging to the 15th century, stands on a crag overlooking the flood plain on the east bank of the Indus. SHEY (15 KMS SOUTH OF LEH) On the East bank of the Indus river lies the beautiful Shey Monastery. Up to the 16th century it was the royal palace. Return to your hotel by the later part of the afternoon. Evening you can walk down to the nearest market on your own or spend some time at leisure.
Day 04: Leh (Hemis Festival)
Full day witness of Hemis Festival. Morning after breakfast, we will take you to Hemis Monastery for the Opening Day of Hemis Festival. HEMIS (45 KMS. SOUTH OF LEH) This monastery is also known as Changchub Samling and is one of the richest, largest and most important monastery in Ladakh and has the patronage of the royal family. Later in the afternoon, return to your hotel at Leh for overnight stay.
Day 05: Leh - Lamyuru - Alchi
Our first visit would be Monastery of Lamayuru (125 kms from Leh, Lamayuru is a pretty little village surrounded by the rocky Hindukush peaks.The Lamayuru Gompa is about halfway between the verdent valley of Kashmir and the upland desert plateau of Tibet. Dating back to the 10th century and belongs to Kargyu Pa sect (Red Hat Sect), Lamayuru is not only the most scenic of all Ladakh monastries, but also distinctly different from most others. Afterwards you will drive back to Alchi. Upon arrival check in at hotel .Spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight at your hotel.
Day 06: Alchi - Leh
Morning after breakfast, pay a visi to Alchi Monastery (The village of Alchi is famous for existence of Alchi Gompa- one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh mainly known for its wall paintings which date back almost a thousand years.Later drive down to Leh. En route Visit Likir Monastery (Located at a distance of approximately 62 km to the west of Leh, the Likir Monastery dates back to the year 1065. Arrive Leh in the afternoon and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: Leh - Delhi & depart
Morning after an early breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport to board flight to Delhi. Shikhar Travelsí Representative would receive you at Delhi Airport and take you for a Heritage Tour through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi. Your leader would be your guide who would unfold the colorful history of Old Delhi which goes back thousands of years. Post sightseeing our representatives will escortyou to the International Airport to board flight for onward destination.
- Accommodation on Double Sharing Room on bed and Breakfast basis in Delhi and all meals in Ladakh.
- Transportation by AC Car in Delhi and NON AC Jeep in Ladakh as per the program.
- Services of local English Speaking Guide as per program.
- Monument / Monastery Entrances Fee to the places visited as per the itinerary.
- Presently Applicable Taxes.
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