Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport by our Representative and transfer to hotel. Room reserved at hotel in Delhi from 1400 Hrs.
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for the guided city tour of Old Delhi including visits to Jama masjid (the largest mosque in India) including cycle-rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk (the walled city), Red fort (once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal empire) and Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi father of the nation. Later continue sightseeing of New Delhi including visit to Qutab Minar and Humanyuns Tomb, India Gate and driving past through parliament house, president house and Government buildings. Overnight at hotel in DELHI.
Day 3: Delhi – Leh (Domestic Flight)
Early morning check out and transfer to Delhi airport to connect flight for Leh. Assistance on arrival at Leh and transfer to hotel. Day free for acclimatization and individual activities. Lunch and Dinner at hotel. Overnight at hotel in LEH.
Day 4: Leh
Morning excursion of Phyang and Spituk Gompas. Phyang Gompa is 20 kms from Leh on the right side of Leh-Srinagar road. The beautiful statues and Thankas are worthseeing. Spituk Gompa, which lies on the right side of Srinagar-Leh road, is about 6 kms short of Leh Proper. Some very interesting Thankas are pride of this monastery. Afternoon visit Stok and Matho Gompas. Stok Palace Museum is about 12 kms from Leh across Indus River. It houses some old statues and other equipment. Matho is about 6 kms from Stok and houses some incredible statues and paintings. Overnight at hotel in LEH.
Day 5: Leh – Diskit Via Khardung La
Early morning drive from Leh to Nubra (7 hrs drive). The Nubra Valley lies in the north of Leh and is accessible over the Khardung la (18,380 ft.) one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The valley is on the trade route from Leh to Kharga via Saser and Karakoram passes. Apart from unparalleled trekking opportunities the valley houses several Buddhist monasteries such as Sumur (Khagar) and 350 years old Diskit Gompa famous for its murals. From Khardung la drive to the village of Khardung and then through starkly beautiful countryside to the TCP at Khalsar where permits have to be registered/checked. Overnight At Nubra
Day 6: In Diskit
After breakfast walk upto Diskit monastery to witness the Morning Prayer ceremony. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the monastery through a long scattered chortens. The Gompa is one of the highest point near the village belonging to the yellow sect (Gelugpa). Parts of the gompa, which houses 120 resident monks, are about 700 years old. The Dukhang has many statues, one of which holds the head and left arm of Turkish invader believed to be about 5000 years old. Return to camp for lunch. Later, drive 7 kms to visit Hunder Gompa. This is a small gompa belonging to the yellow sect. It is set amidst innumerable chortens and has a huge impressive statue of Chamba in the main prayer hall. The gompa was built at the time when King Namgyal came here with his wife Gyal Khatun. Meals and overnight in the camp. Overnight at Nubra
Day 7: Diskit – Leh
Drive back to Leh. Retrace the route to Leh via Khalsar and Khardung la. Lunch and Dinner in Hotel. Overnight at hotel in LEH.
Day 8: In Leh
Full day excursion of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Gompas. Shey Gompa lies on the left side on the way to Hemis on the top of a hill and houses largest victory stupa with golden top. Thiksey Gompa lies on the left side of the same road. One can have a beautiful view of Indus Valley from this Gompa. Wall paintings of this Gompa are very interesting. Overnight at hotel in LEH.
After very early breakfast drive upstream along the Right Bank of the Indus River. At Karu turn left towards Chemdey Gompa and continue along the steep roadside towards Chang La (17,350 ft.). Permits have to be verified at Zingrul travelling check point (TCP) (13,500 ft.), 12 kms short of the pass. There is a temple at the top of the Chang La and lots of prayer flags. The next TCP is at Tsoltakh. The first village is Durbuk followed by Thangse, both big army stations. From here to Lukung is a 32 kms drive along a rough dirty track through spectacular Barren Mountain scenery, which takes about 2 hrs. Pass through Tak Tak & the Chakartale TSO. Between the Muglib and Lukung there are many flat green stretches of land with clean streams ideal of compositions. Pangong Lake (which means hollow) is very long narrow spread of water situated at an altitude of 14,500 ft. Extending from east to west through the whole length of the Ruthong region of Tibet to neighborhood of Chisul, it bends to the north west for about 25 miles and forms a boundary between Ladakh and Ruthong. Only a quarter of the Lake lies in India, the rest stretching into Ruthong. Rare black necked cranes and other migratory birds are seen here. The water of the lake is salty. Late afternoon return back to Leh. Dinner overnight Hotel.
Day 10: Leh – Delhi
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to hotel. Remaining day free. Overnight at hotel in DELHI.
EP (No Meal)
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis in Standard category rooms for 10 Nights
10 Breakfast, 07 Lunch and 07 Dinner as per programme.
Local English Speaking guide.
All monument fees as per itinerary.
Arrival/departure transfer /sightseeing using Air-conditioned Car/Coach.
All government taxes at hotels as on date.
01 Mineral Water Bottle per person per day.
Services of a TBI representative at the airport for arrival / departure transfer.
Any expenses of personal nature for e.g. tel calls, laundry, porterage, mineral water or any other services not mentioned above.
Any Visa fee or insurance fees
Any airfare or airport taxes.
Any other services not mentioned above Itinerary.
Tips to Guide/Driver.
Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.