EXPLORE GLIMPSES OF WONDERLAND
EXPLORE GLIMPSES OF WONDERLAND -Like the land itself, the folks of Ladakh are typically quite totally different from those of the rest of India. The faces and physique of the Ladakhis. Therefore the garments they wear are additionally similar to those of Sitsang and Central Asia than of Bharat. The initial population might are Dards, associate Indo-Aryan race down from the Indus and therefore the Gilgit space. However immigration from Sitsang, maybe a millennium with some agony.
Mostly surrounded by the culture of the Dards and obliterated their racial characteristics. In eastern and central Ladakh, today’s population looks to be largely of Tibetan origin. Additional west, in and around Kargil, the people’s look suggests a mixed origin.
The exception to the current generalization is that the Arghons, a community of Muslims in Leh. Originated as a result of marriages between native girls and Kashmiri or Central Asian merchants.
It is a high-desert town within the mountain chain. The capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and geographic region state.
Leh is currently far-famed for its Buddhist sites and close trekking areas. Valley of Nubra fashioned an element of the land route between Tibet and geographic area.
Thus summer temperatures rarely exceed about 27 C in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to -20 C even in Leh.
But the main source of water remains the winter snowfall. Drass, Zanskar and the Suru Valley on the Himalaya’s northern flank receive heavy snow in winter.
EXPLORE LADAKH WONDERLAND
Ladakh was the passage through that Buddhism reached Sitsang from Bharat and within the method, it got deeply entrenched within the region from the terribly starting.
There square measure ancient Buddhist rock engravings everywhere the region. Even within the square measure as like Dras and therefore the lower Suru depression that nowadays is tenant by associate completely Muslim population.
The divide between Muslim and Buddhist Ladakh passes through Mulbekh (on the Kargil-Leh road) and between the villages of Parkachik and Rangdum within the Suru depression.
Although there square measure pockets of Muslim population additional east, in Padum (Zanskar), in Nubra depression and in and around Leh.
The approach to a Buddhist village is invariably marked by several walls that square measure long, chest-high structures two-faced with inscribed stones bearing Buddhist mantra, and by Chorten (commemorative cairns) several villages square measure topped with a Gompa or cloister, which can be something from associate imposing complicated of temples, prayer halls and monks’ dwellings, to a small heritage housing one image and residential to a solitary lama.
Why you choose this EXPLORE GLIMPSES OF WONDERLAND Package!
- Visit famous Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, the Magnetic Hill and Hall of Fame
- The Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi, Nishat & Shalimar Bagh
- Enjoy a Gondola ride (cable car) to Kangdori/Alpatra
- Sonmarg – which is one of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar
- Excursion of Thiksey Monastery and better to visit early morning to see the sunrise and praying ceremony
- Visit famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long
Day 01: New Delhi
Arrive at Delhi airport late in the evening/morning. Our Company representative will receive you at the International Airport. Board the car and drive to the pre-booked hotel. Check-in at the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 02: Delhi
After having breakfast at the hotel, will take you to the full day city tour. Being the current metropolitan and the capital, Delhi is also one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Basically, Delhi is divided into two parts, New Delhi & Old Delhi. You will start your day by visiting Lotus Temple also known as Bahai Temple built in the shape of Lotus. Then proceed to Qutub Minar, the 72 meters high minaret. After admiring the huge minaret, go to India Gate which is also known as All India War Memorial. Then proceed to Birla Mandir and en route sees Rashtrapati Bhawan, the president’s house. Now proceed to Old Delhi and see the Red fort & Jama Masjid. In the evening enjoy shopping and strolling in the famous Chandani Chowk Bazaar. Enjoy shopping and food there. Drive back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 03: Delhi – Srinagar
After breakfast gets driven to Delhi Airport to board a flight for Srinagar. Meet & greet and transfer by to Houseboat/Hotel. Welcome, drink on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the houseboat.
Day 04: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Srinagar
After breakfast full day excursion of Pahalgam. Take a pony ride to one of the many beautiful spots around Pahalgam (at your own cost). Return to the houseboat/hotel by the evening for overnight stay.
Day 05: Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
After breakfast full day excursion of Gulmarg. You can enjoy a pony ride or enjoy a Gondola ride (cable car) to Kangdori/Alpatra (at your own cost). Return to the houseboat/hotel by the evening for overnight stay.
Day 06: Srinagar
After breakfast visit the Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi, Nishat & Shalimar Bagh. In the afternoon enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Overnight in the houseboat/hotel.
Day 07: Srinagar – Kargil (Via Sonmarg)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Kargil via Sonmarg. Sonmarg – which is one of the most beautiful drives from Srinagar. You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. On arrival in Kargil check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Kargil – Leh
In the morning after breakfast drive to Leh. Enroute visit Lamayuru Monastery (time permitting). On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Leh (Full day monasteries tour)
Breakfast at the hotel. This day we take you for a full day excursion of Thiksey Monastery. It is better to visit the early morning to see the sunrise and praying ceremony. Also, visit Hemis Monastery which is one of the biggest in this region. While returning to Leh visit Shey. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 10: Leh- Pangong-Leh
Get ready early morning to drive Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of it’s running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and the environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Leh – Uletopko Camp, Alchi
After breakfast, we start our drive to Alchi, 40 km west of Leh. On the way, we visit the famous Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, the Magnetic Hill and Hall of Fame. We check-in on arrival at the Uletopko Camp. After lunch, we visit Alchi Village and the monastery. Alchi’s large temple complex founded in the 11th Century is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist Centres in Ladakh and a jewel of monastic skill. You will also have an opportunity to witness villagers using primitive methods to grind the wheat along the roadside. Overnight at the campsite.
Day 12: Uletopko Camp, Alchi – Leh
After early tea/coffee, we drive to visit the Ridzong monastery. Ridzong is the only Nunnery Monastery in Ladakh. After that we descend, to drive back to our campsite followed by breakfast. Later check-out and drive to Leh. Enroute visit Likir Monastery. On arrival in Leh check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon we take you for a tour of Leh city visiting Sangkar, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Leh to Delhi
After early breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival get transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and last moment shopping experience. In the evening depart to the international airport in Delhi to fly back home.