Adventure Tour Ladakh Experience

 

 

Adventure Tour Ladakh Experience 9 Days
Delhi * Agra * Delhi * Leh

Delhi

Welcome to India!! Upon arrival and after you exit from the International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel

Delhi

Today after breakfast, take a tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid after which you will enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk. Visit Red Fort, drive past the President’s House, India Gate and several other government buildings. Then head to Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, and Qutab Minar.
Overnight at the Hotel.

Delhi- Agra – Delhi

A day to visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the spectacular Taj Mahal. It is a three hours drive from Delhi to Agra. We start early in the morning, reach Agra and check into the hotel. Later we will visit the Taj Mahal. Any picture does not truly justify the actual beauty of the monument. You can spend some time here admiring the intricate work and the wonderful detailing. You can then opt to walk in the beautiful lawns as you enjoy the beauty of the fountains. You may also wish to take some professional pictures on the marble benches just like some world known celebrities. After visiting the Taj Mahal, we head towards the Agra Fort made of red sandstone and learn about its history. Agra was capital of Mughal Empire for a long time and it’s quite obvious from its lavish palaces and the attention to detail visible in every aspect of the construction. In the morning take a train to Agra beautifully situated on the banks of the River Yamuna. It is still a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. All three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
On arrival, Agra Fort, designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., with red sand stone. In it you will find several beautiful palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, and the Musamman Burj from where the Taj Mahal is visible from one side of the fort. Emperor Shah Jehan, in his old age, imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb was kept in a cell from where he used to gaze at the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever designed and built by a husband for his wife. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial.
In the evening take the train back to Delhi, arrive, check in and relax.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Delhi – Leh

After breakfast, fly to Leh. Arrive and check into the hotel. In the evening one can visit the local market.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Leh was the capital of Ladakh and the Leh Palace, the former residence of the royal family, is often visited by tourists.

Leh

After breakfast drive (104kms) to visit the monasteries: Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries and Stok Palace Museum. Return in the evening and relax.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Shey was the former summer capital of Ladakh. The palace complex has a monastery, with a huge golden statue of Lord Buddha, three floors high. The paintings, sculptures and architecture reflect royal Buddhist culture.
Thiksey Monastery is the largest monastery in central Ladakh. This twelve-storey Tibetan monastery has an assembly hall, stupas, ten temples apart from being a residence of monks and nuns. The monastery has a statue of ‘future Buddha’ which is almost 40 feet high.
Hemis monastery, 50kms from Leh is the richest monastery. Located on the banks of the Indus River, the Gompa is known for tantric preaching. The mask dance is very famous during the annual festival of the monastery.
Stok Palace Museum depicts Buddhist culture and lifestyle. The museum exhibits royal artifacts, royal crowns, precious heirlooms, copper coins, precious stones and jewellery.

Leh – Nubra

After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (120kms) via Khardungla (highest drivable road in the world). On arrival, check into a hotel or tented accommodation for one night.
Nubra Valley is about 150 km north of Leh, (the valley of flowers,) the capital town of Ladakh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The common way to access this valley is to travel over the Khardung La from Leh.
Enjoy the rest of the day on your own lingering among the picturesque Deskit and Hunder villages, or opt for a camel safari in the sand dunes.
Overnight at the Hotel.

Nubra – Leh

After breakfast, drive (120kms.) visit the Deskit Monastery, the largest monastery in Nubra, and drive back to Leh crossing Khardungla Pass. On arrival, check into the Hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel.

Leh

After breakfast drive (120kms) to visit Pangong Lake 14,500 feet, through the Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third highest drivable road in the world.) Later that evening return back to Leh.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Pangong Tso (or Banggong Co Lake) is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas (water that does not flow back into the sea,) situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 miles) long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 kms. (3.1 miles) wide at its broadest point. During winter the lake made of saline water freezes. The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.

Leh – Delhi

Morning after breakfast, transfer to the Leh Airport to catch your flight to Delhi for your onward flight.