Day 1: Delhi
On arrival Delhi pick up from airport. Transfer to Hotel and evening hrs free. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi – Leh by Flight
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the hotel for a Complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Lunch will be served at 2.00 PM, after lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame and Shanti Stupa. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3 : Leh
In the morning, there will be a guided tour through the ancient bazaar and alleys of Leh town. In the afternoon, visit the Sankar Monastery. We will wrap up the day’s program with a visit to Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda built on a hillock. Your visit to the pagoda will be timed in such a way that you will enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view of the sun-drenched Indus Valley before the sunset. Overnight at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 4 . Leh-Tour of Thiksay, Hemis : Monastery and Shey Palace
Morning visit to Hemis Monastery, which is situated 45kilometers west of Leh. Hemis is the largest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you will be driven back via the same route in order to visit the Thiksey Monastery, which is located on a hillock. This will be followed by a visit to the Shey Palace , which is the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Overnight at the Hotel in Leh.
Optional: Attending the prayer ceremony at Thiksay monastery, performed in the assembly hall starting at 0530hrs, followed with a pack breakfast.
Day 5 : Leh to Alchi monastery :
Today after an early breakfast, we will be driven on Srinagar highway to visit Alchi monastery. This is one of the oldest monasteries, being founded in 11 th centaury, and is the only monastery situated on low lands along the bank of River Indus. This monastery differs from the rest, as it has a mixture of Kashmiri and Tibetan Arts. After that, we will continue walking to up to hotel/guesthouse, which we will check into upon arrival for the next two nights. The rest of the day is at leisure or an optional walk. Later in the afternoon, we will take a drive to visit Rizong monastery, and the only nunnery in Ladakh. It is also known as Chomoling and is beautifully situated in a gorge. Dinner and overnight at the hotel at Alchi.
Day 6 : Manyu village :
Today after an early breakfast, we will set out on a easy trek to Mangyu village to visit the Mangyu monastery, which can only be reached by foot. The Mangyu monastery is among the earliest monasteries of the region. The complex consists of four chambers. The main temple houses the image of Vaircona, with the four Buddhas of the directions around him. The entrance to this temple has thoroughly eloboratly carved wooden doorways, and on the walls are the paintings of mandalas of Vairocana. The monastery also houses the rare thangkas (scroll paintings on the cloth) of the Panchen Lama, brought from Tibet . Lunch at Mangyu and we then walk back to Alchi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Alchi.
Day 7 : Alchi to Rizong to Lamayuru to Leh:
After an early breakfast, we will drive to connect with the Srinagar-Leh highway, and then continue the drive to Lamayuru. Upon arrival, we will visit the Lamayuru Monastery, which is among the oldest monasteries in central Ladakh, being founded in 10 th century. This will be followed by a brief visit to Lamayuru village, situated at the foot of the Monastery. We will return to Leh taking the same Srinagar-Leh highway. Arrive Leh and check into the hotel. Overnight in Leh
Day 8 : Leh – Delhi by air :
Today you will be woken up early in the morning. After a hot cup of tea/coffee, you will be driven to the airport to connect with your flight to New Delhi . This will be your last opportunity catch the spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges.
Day 9 : Delhi / onward destination
After breakfast leave for full day city tour visiting India Gate, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Lakshminarayan Temple – modern Hindu temple, drive past President’s House, Parliament House & Secretariat Building. Afternoon sight-seeing of Old Delhi visit Rajghat & Shanti Vana (the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru), Jama Masjid and drive past Red fort and Chandni Chowk. And Evening transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.