Ladakh is a vast highland desert lying between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. It is stretched over an immense area bequeathed with utter serenity and picturesque landscapes. Ladakh is a great tourist attraction for the foreign tourists especially during the Hemis Festival - the birthday of Guru Padmasambava, founder of the red sect of Buddhism in Ladakh. Ladakh Sojourn tour packages designed to introduce the visitor, in the shortest possible time frame, to the amazing Ladakh region with its majestic mountain ranges & deep valleys. This 09 Nights and 10 Days itinerary take the tourists to the North India Ladakh Sojourn through visiting the monasteries, stupa, Zanskar valley and Tsomoriri or Lake Moriri, Jispa and Rohatang Pass.
Day 1Arrive at Delhi
Begin Your tourArrive into Delhi. Welcome to Vardhman's "Ladakh Sojourn Tour". On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transfered by our representative to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight: Hotel
In the morning you will be transferred to the station for SHATABDI EXPRESS to Chandigarh. Upon arrival at the Railway station, you will be met and directly drive to Manali by our representative.
Late evening arrive at Manali on arrival check in the hotel. Relax for rest of the day. Overnight: Hotel
Early morning drive to Jispa after breakfast, through the Rohatang Pass 13,060 ft. around 51 km climb up to the Rohatang along a rough bridle path and once on top, enjoy the stunning panoramas of the array of snow peaks and glaciers. En route stop off at snow point a static point as it shifts with the snow.
After lunch at Keylong visit the monasteries than continue drive Jispa. Reach and check into your hotel for an overnight stay at Jispa. Overnight: Hotel
Early morning take the breakfast continue drive to Sarchu through the Darcha village. This place is the gateway for the trekker's to Lamayuru via Zanskar valley. Than cross the Barlacha Pass (4650m). Sarchu is the very open place on the bank of the Bhaga river. The evening is too much windy. Overnight: Tent
After breakfast drive to Pang. En route we cross the wild animal. Pang is the tiny migrated markets in Leh-Manali road. The person who run the shops these are Ladakhi. They are shifted there for few months as mid June till Sep. Just cross the Pang, drive up. Overnight: Tent
Excursion to Tsomoriri or Lake Moriri, in the Changthang (literal meaning, northern plains) area, is a High Altitude Lake (HAL) with an altitude of 4,595 m (15,080 ft) in Ladakh. India and is the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the Trans-himalayan biogeographic region, entirely within India. It is hemmed between Ladakh in the North and Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west; the Changthang plateau is the geographical setting with snow peaks that provides the source of water for the Lake.Tsokar Lake is approximately 45 km northwest of the Tsomoriri Lake at a height of 4485 m. It is also called "White Lake" because of the salt deposited Overnight: Tent
After breakfast drive to Leh. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Relax for a while and later visit Phiyang, Sankar Gompa and Shanti Stupa. Sankar Gompa & Village : A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here. Phiyang Gompa : 17 Kms from Leh on the Leh-Kargil road, it looks like a huge palace from afar, build by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century AD, it belongs to the Red Cap sect of Buddhists. Hundreds of icon of Buddha and other gods are kept on wooden shelves. Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for meditators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance. Overnight: Hotel
Proceed for the full day Sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey, Hemis & Stok Palace. In the evening watch a DANCES PROGRAM of the locals. Shey Palace And Gompa : Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here. Thiksey Gompa : 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite. Stok Palace & Museum : The palace of the banished royal family, Stok has a museum which displays fabulous period costumes and jewelry of the royalty along with exquisite Thankas representing the life style of Shakya Muni. Interesting historical objects like coins, armor, weapons, precious jades and porcelain too can be seen here. Overnight: Hotel
In time transfer to Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi Airport transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journeys with sweet and pleasant memories of your "Ladakh Sojourn Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.