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Monastery Tours


Destinations Covered: Leh, Sham Valley & Monasteries

DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH
Arrival Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the most sensational flights in the world. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.)

Upon arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize followed by Welcome tea or Coffee at the Hotel. Evening Visit to LEH MARKET & SHANTI STUPA. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.


DAY 02: LEH (EXCURSION TO MONASTERIES)
Post breakfast we visit SPITUK MONASTERY, Built in 15th century during the reign of Grags ‘bum-lde, these new Gelug-pa monastery was built like fortress on the summit of crags and also visit HALL OF FAME near Leh is worth a visit for every citizen. It is a glorious museum constructed by Indian army.

Post lunch we take a sightseeing tour visiting SANKAR GOMPA, located at a distance of approximately 3 km from the town of Leh, Leh Palace is one of the most captivating architectural ruins that attract the attention of the tourists almost immediately with its majestic setting at the edge of the Namgyal hill and overlooking the town and at once looks like a reminiscent of Lhasa's Potala Palace.



DAY 03: LEH TO SHAM VALLEY (92 KMS / 4 HRS)
After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting GURUDWARA PATTHAR SAHIB Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. A drive of another 4 km took us to MAGNETIC HILL which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the CONFLUENCE OF THE INDUS AND ZANSKAR RIVER 4 km before Nimmu village, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the LIKIR MONASTERY. The name Likir derives from the word Lukhgil (coiled snake) as the site appears to be encircled by two great serpent spirits – Nanda and Taksako. Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh. After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to TINGMOSGANG or ULETOKPO, where on arrival you check into a Fixed Camp. In the afternoon you visit RIDZONG MONASTERY. There is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. There are fine silver chortens that contain the relics of the founder and his son. Later walk back to Uletokpo or drive to Tingmosgang for an overnight stay at a Fixed Camp.


DAY 04: SHAM VALLEY TO LEH VIA LAMAYURU (158 KMS / 05 – 06 HRS)
Post breakfast you proceed to the 11th century LAMAYURU MONASTERY enroute visiting the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides. The monastery has gradually expanded over the years and newer structures have been built around a large courtyard. The antiquity of this site is evident from the large number of chortens, similar to those at Alchi. On your return drive to Leh you first visit the ALCHI GOMPA. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century.

After Alchi you proceed to BASGO, which lies astride the road to Leh. The jagged skyline of the ruins of the 15th century capital of Ladakh dominates the village of Basgo. It was an important center in the old days, having been the capital of lower Ladakh when the kingdom was divided in the 15th & 16th centuries, and the seat of that branch of the dynasty, which eventually unified Ladakh and took the surname Namgyal.  Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.

DAY 05: LEH (EXCURSION TO CHEMDEY, TAKTHOK, HEMIS, SHEY PALACE & THIKSEY) – 06 HRS APPROX.
Post breakfast we take sightseeing tour monasteries visiting CHEMDAY which occupies an imposing position just to the south of Sakti village, TAK-THOK Monastery is situated in Sakti Village, at a distance of approximately 46 km from the town of Leh. HEMIS GOMPA, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, THIKSEY an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village & SHEY PALACE, The ancient capital of Ladakh. Overnight at Hotel


DAY 06: LEH (STOK, MATHO, STAKNA & MAHABODHI) - 05 HRS APPROX.
Post breakfast we start our by visiting MATHO MONASTERY renowned mainly for its yearly festival & known as Nag-hrang after the name of the local god (sa-bdag).  Following drive to STAKNA a small monastery, comprising the private apartment, all newly decorated in good Tibetan style & MAHABODHI, The only centre in Ladakh to conduct Dhamma talks and meditation programs & STOK PALACE lies south south of leh on the opposite side of the singe Tsangspo River. The castle was built on a hill at the end of village in about the year 1825 by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal. Overnight at Hotel


DAY 07: DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)
Tour concludes. AV Tours thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

COST OF THE PACKAGE(Per Person in INR)


iCATEGORY

01 PAX

02 PAX

04 PAX

06 PAX

EXTRA BED

CHILD W/O BED

STANDARD

INR 37,600

INR 21,050

INR 15,600

INR 13,750

INR 8,100

INR 6,950

DELUXE

INR 39,800

INR 22,400

INR 16,950

INR 15,100

INR 9,200

INR 6,950

SUPER DELUXE

INR 47,900

INR 25,750

INR 20,250

INR 18,450

INR 11,850

INR 9,100

LUXURY

INR 65,500

INR 37,800

INR 32,300

INR 30,500

INR 16,700

INR 11,550

HOTELS/CAMPS (INCORPORATED)

DESTINATION STANDARD DELUXE SUPER DELUXE LUXURY
Leh Noble House, Hill Town, Asia or  Zambala Inn Mandala, Pangong, The Ladakh, Eco Poplar, Kaal or Similar Spic N Span, Lharisa, Lasermo, City Palace or Similar The Grand Dragon
Sham Valley Moonland Hotel in Lamayuru West Ladakh Camp in Uleytokpo Namra Hotel or Namra Camp in Temisgam Namra Hotel or Namra Camp in Temisgam


PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:-

Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport with traditional welcome in the Hotel
06 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
Daily Bed Tea, Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner in Leh & All meals in Sham Valley
Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Scorpio, Tata Safari

Tavera, Tata Grande or Qualis as per the program.
Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas (if any)

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THE ABOVE PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:-

Any airfare or airport tax & Government Service tax (3.10%)
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
Medical & Travel insurance
Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc

OTHER CHARGES:

Professional Tourist Guide Rs. 1250 per Day.
River Rafting Rs. 1400 per person (Phey to Nimu) Note: Season for Rafting is from 25th June until 30 August)
Cultural Program Rs. 6000 per program.

NOTE:

Prices valid from 01st April 2012 to 31st October 2012. Prices valid for Minimum 02, 04 & 06 pax traveling together in one vehicle & above 06 pax based on Maxi Cab
During October to April Pangong Lake Journey will be done in one-day excursion
The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only.

COST INCIDENTAL TO ANY CHANGE IN THE ITINERARY/ STAY ON ACCOUNT OF FLIGHT CANCELLATION DUE TO BAD WEATHER, ILL HEALTH, ROADBLOCKS AND/OR ANY FACTORS BEYOND CONTROL.

Do’s & Don’t for the Visitors

DO'S

DON'TS

Must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card (Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo Id card ). Remember to carry sufficient woolens including hand gloves.
Carry moisturizer, lip guard & sun protection lotions who have allergy of exposure to sun.
Do not disturb Monks at prayer, and always ask permission before taking photographs
o not touch religious artifacts.
Do not drink, smoke, take drugs or spit in the monastery premises.
Avoid talking loudly or disturbing the peaceful atmosphere.


DESTINATION FACT SHEET

Leh:Leh is one of the famous places of Ladakh region and the main commercial hub. Airport of Ladkh is also located in Leh. Main attraction of Leh town is Namgyal Palace, which is a nine story building. Leh was an important centre of trade with Central Asia from the ancient time. It was opened for tourism activities in 1974 for tourist coming from outside countries.

Zanskar Valley:Zanskar is one of the famous tourist attractions of Ladakh region because of its picturesque valleys. It is located to the South of Leh town and surrounded by Zanskar and Himalayan ranges. The valley covers an areas of around 5,000 sq km and the average elevation is 13,154 feet. One has to cross through some of the highest passes of the world to reach this region, which remain closed during the winter months because of the snowfall. It is very famous for its trekking routes.

Nubra Valley: Nubra Valley means Valley of Flowers and is located to the North side of Leh town. The average height of the valley above sea level is about 10,000 feet. Main attractions of the region are Bactarian Camels (Camels with double hump), some of the beautiful ancient monasteries and Khardung La Pass, at an altitude of 18,350 feet.

Buddhist Monasteries in Ladakh:Ladakh is world over famous for its Buddhist monasteries, which are also known by the name of Gompas. These monasteries house a number of Thankas, paintings and ancient Buddhist sculptures. Some of the famous Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh are Likir Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Hemis Gompa, Namgyal Tsemao Gompa, Thiksey Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Shey Monastery and Phugal Gompa.

Tso Moriri Lake:It is a beautiful water body bounded by mountains, which expands around 240 km. It is located at an altitude of 14,000 feet near to the Korzok village. It is located to the East direction of Leh town.

Pangong Lake:This beautiful lake is 2.4 miles in width, which is located at an altitude of 4,267 meters above sea level. Turquoise colour of its water is the main attraction of the lake. 75 percent area of this lake is located in China and 25 percent in India.

Service Tax Extra @3.10%
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Prices valid from 01st May 2012 to 31st October 2012.
Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon).
All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing.
For the Month Jan to April & October to Dec we will provide Vehicle & Rooms with Heaters.
During Off Season Pangong Lake Journey will be done in one-day excursion.
During Off Season Heaters will be provided for Accommodation and Vehicle without any extra charges.