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India ECOLUXURY - Ladakh: Il Piccolo Tibet

Tour Duration 7 Nights
Starting from 3.500 €
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Itinerary
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Description

Ladakh, although it’s a Himalayan district of India, belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist cultural world. This journey will lead you to the discovery of the centuries-old culture of Ladakh, exploring its fascinating picturesque monasteries enriched by ancient art forms, fairs and festivals. A land of diverse landscapes, from white deserts to blue lakes, from ice-covered mountains to lush valleys, the Ladakh, is a wildly beautiful setting nestled between the Kunlun Mountains and the Himalayas. Located in a valley just north of the Indus River is Leh, the capital of Ladakh, a region often called "Little Tibet".

Accommodation on Tour (or similar available)

  • Delhi – Imperial ECOLUXURY
  • Thiksey – Chamba Camp ECOLUXURY
  • Delhi – Imperial ECOLUXURY

 

Suggested Highlights

  • Cycling around Thiksey
  • Sunset from Shanti Stupa in Leh
  • Traditional archery experience

 

Itinerary

Delhi

Day 1                    Delhi

Arrival in Delh and transfer to Hotel. Lunch free. In the afternoon visit of the most beautiful of Delhi, Humayun Tomb, and the archaeological park of Qutb Minar. Dinner free and overnight.

Thiksey

Day 2                    Delhi - Leh  - Thiksey

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and flight to Leh. Arrival in Leh and transfer to the tented camp in Thiksey. Day to relax and to acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight.

Leh

Day 3                    Thikey (Leh)  

Breakfast. Morning walk with naturalist guide to admire the surroundings of the camp and the rare species of birds of this trans Himalayan region. Lunch at the camp.  In the afternoon excursion to Leh. Visit of the Palace built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century and walk in the center of Leh. Stop at the Munshi (Togoche) a typical house located at the foot of the Leh Palace where you will appreciate the architectural heritage of the old city. Return to the camp by car. Dinner and overnight.

Hemis

Day 4    Thiksey (Hemis)  

Departure very early in the morning to visit the monastery Thiksey.  In the monastery you will have the privilege of attending the morning prayer ceremony at sunrise. The view of the valley below is spectacular. Return to the camp for breakfast. Morning available for relaxation or bike ride in the surroundings. Lunch at the camp. In the afternoon we set off to discover the monastic treasures of Ladakh, the monastery of Hemis.  In the late afternoon, we return to the camp; along the way we will watch the sunset behind the mountains. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Alchi and Basgo

Day 5                             Thiksey (Alchi e Basgo)

Breakfast. Departure for the visit of the monastery of Alchi, founded by the guru Ringchen Zangpo. Inside the monastery the immense murals Gandhara and images of the Buddha. Packed lunch on tour. Then the tour continues to visit the ruins of the castle of Basgo. Dinner and overnight.

Stok and Leh

Day 6                    Thikey (Stok and Leh)

Breakfast. Free morning for relax and/or optional excursions on site. Lunch at the camp. In the afternoon departure for the visit of the castle of Stok, on the other side of the Indus. Walk to the local village. Dinner and overnight.

Delhi

Day 7                    Thisey- Leh - Delhi

Breakfast. Transfer to Leh airport and flight to Delhi. Arrival and private transfer to the Hotel. Free lunch and dinner. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.

Delhi

Day 8                    Delhi

Breakfast. Transfer to Delhi airport. End of services.

TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Cost per person from: € 3.500 (based on double occupancy)

Cost includes:

-          Domestic flights

-          Overnight stays in indicated or similar hotels/camps

-          Meals as indicated

-          All transfers in a private vehicle as per the itinerary

-          English speaking guide during the entire trip tour (other languages on request)

-          Sightseeings and entrances as per the itinerary

Not included:

-          International flights

-          India Visa fee

-          Any item of personal nature such as beverages, tips, etc

-          Travel Insurance

-          Any services not mentioned in the itinerary

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