Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by a Group Tours to India
representative and transferred to hotel, where we will
be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi
Morning excursion to the city included visiting Laxmi
Narayan Temple - the Place of Gods, India Gate - the
memorial to the soldiers who laid down their lives in
the World War I., Parliament House. Afternoon tour of
Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in
Asia, Red Fort - the red stone magic, Gandhi Memorial -
The memoir of father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound
& light show in the evening. Overnight stay at the
Day 03 - Delhi / Leh
Transfer to the Delhi domestic airport for your flight
to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Dep. 0540 Arrive 0655.
Leh is situated among the hills on the north side of the
Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh, you will be met by
your guide and transferred to your hotel. Day complete
rest to acclimatize yourself to high altitude. Evening
walk to Lehbazaar at a slow pace. You are advised not to
run or exert. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 - Leh
Embark on a day sightseeing of Thiksey, Shey and Hemis
monasteries with packed lunch. Overnight stay at the
SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Located on a hillock 15 Kms
upstream from Leh, it served as the residence of the
royal family. You can see a copper statue of Buddha,
plated with gold and the largest
of its kind.
THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of
the largest and architecturally most imposing Gompas.
This Gompa houses several temples, containing images,
stupas and wall paintings relating to Buddhism, which
HEMIS GOMPA: Located 40 Kms from Leh, Hemis Gompa is
the best known, wealthiest and biggest of Ladakh. Its
other claim to fame is that it is home to a major annual
festival held here every summer to commemorate Guru
Padma Sambhava's birth anniversary. It also has the
largest Thanka in Ladakh, which is unfurled once in 12
years (nest in 2004) Built in 1630 during the reign of
Singge Namgyal, the Hemis Gompa continued to receive
patronage from different dynasties. It is divided into
two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple
on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as "green
room" by the dancers during the festival. The temple is
known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of
frescoes, among them the Buddhist "Wheel Of Life" (Kalachakra)
and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer
Day 05 - Leh-Likir
Drive from Leh to Likir (60 Kms.) on the Leh-Srinagar
Highway. Pay a visit to the monastery. Overnight camp at
Day 06 - Likir to Yangthang (3,700M) 05:30 Hrs.
After taking breakfast at the camp, start the trek
towards south through trail behind the monastery, amidst
wheat fields. After a walk for 20 minutes, you come down
to the rough motorable road to Hemis Shukpachan. Ignore
the road and walk through the trail down the road along
with Stupas westward.
As the easy ascent starts from here, you can go to the
top of "Chagatse La" pass (3,700M). Again skip the road
on your right and walk through the trail down and up to
the road. From here you can glimpse a hamlet named
Saspotse. Start walking towards the village leaving the
road on your right hand side. You have to cross a river
to reach the village. Take the trail behind the village
through a small gorge, which leads you to "Phobe la"
pass (3,849M). You can have the glimpse of Yangthang
village from here.
After a walk for 10 minutes arrive at the camping site.
The two camping sites; one near the school which has
beautiful view of the village and the peak. The next one
is near the river amidst poplar plantation.
Day 07 - Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan-Rizong (3596
Take s short walk if you want to camp at Hemis
Shukpachan village. You can also walk up to Temisgam or
village of Ang before Temisgam, which takes around 6-7
hrs. As soon as you cross the river, the climb of the
Phobe La (4,000 M) starts, which takes around 01 hour to
reach the top of the pass. After another hour or half
you reach Hemis Shukpachan, trek to Rizong. Drive back
to Leh. Overnight stay at the hotel at Leh.
Day 8: Leh/Delhi/Agra
This morning fly to Delhi and drive directly to Agra.
Afternoon visit the famous Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.
Taj View/Clark's Hotel.
Day 9: Agra/Fatehpur-Sikri/Jaipur
We continue on to Jaipur with a stop in Fatehpur-Sikri,
a huge fort complex that served as capital ofIndia
before it was moved to Delhi in 17th.century. Stay at
Jai Mahal Palace Hotel/Trident hotel. Afternoon
sightseeing at the City Palace, the Albert Museum and
Day 10: Jaipur/Delhi:
Today's highlight is an elephant ride to the Amber Fort
followed by exploration of the city and bazaars.
Afternoon leave for Delhi. Arrival and transfer to
hotel. The evening is free.
Day 11 - Departure back home
Transfer to the International airport to connect flight
for departure back home.