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Ladakh Trekking Tour with Golden Triangle

The district of Ladakh is nestled in the Himalayan ranges. Leh is headquaters of Ladakh.Taking a trip to Leh-Ladakh is an experience like no other. The high mountains of Ladakh give you enough opportunity to go on adventurous trekking trips. These trekking trips not only give you a breathtaking view of the snow covered mountains but also give you an idea of the culture of the area. The Ladakh India trip includes the golden triangle as well. Leh India trips allow you to get a glimpse of the mountains of India and the plains of India.A View of Ladakh

Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Fatehpur - Sikri - Alchi-Leh
Tour Package Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Day 1: Delhi
On arrival at Delhi transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2: Delhi
The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon take a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. The tour includes a visit to the Presidential-Palace, Parliament House, India Gate,Qutab Minar, Jantar Mantar, the stylish Connaught Circus, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Mahalaxmi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi. The evening is free.

Day 3: Delhi/Leh
Catch the early morning flight to Leh, the capital of Ladakh.Leh has a population of 50,000 and is located in a small valley, north of Indus valley. Rest for the day and get acclimatized to the high altitude of Leh.

Day 4: Leh /Alchi
Drive from Leh to Alchi.On the way to Alchi visit Lamayuru. Lamayuru is a nice little hamlet surrounded by the rugged Hindukush peaks. Explore the villages around Lamayuru.The gompa at Lamayuru, is the most famous and fabulous monastery in Ladakh. The gompa dominates the enitre landscape. Visit the Alchi and Likir monasteries that are located near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road.These monasteries have huge clay statues of Budda in different forms. The main attraction of these monasteries is the 1000-year old wall paintings. These paintings are so exquisite that it makes the visit worthwhile.Spend the night at Alchi.

Day 5: Alchi /Leh
On the way back to Leh from Alchi, vist the Rizong and Spitul monastaries. The Rizong gompa is about 5 miles along a steep, rocky track from the main road. The nunnery of Julochen is also here. The gompa belongs to the Gelukpa order. Just before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh road on a hill top over looking the Indus is the Spituk monastery. This monastery has some prized tankha and has a chamber with an enormous statue of Kali. The face of this statue of Kali is unveiled only once a year. The chamber has an ancient collection of facemasks too.

Day 6: Leh
Spend the shopping and discover some interesting infomation about Ladakhi art and culture by visiting the Tibetan refugee camp at Choklamsar, the Library and the Ecological Development center.

Day 7: Leh
Spend the day visiting the Leh Bazaar,Leh Palace and the women's vegetable market. In the evening visit Zanskar and Leh monasteries. The Leh Gompa is situated above the Leh Palace and was built in 1430. The gompa has a 47 ft. tall statue of Buddha, which the Ladakhis call "Chamba". According to the Lamas of the monastery this statue is that of the future Buddha. Butter lamps burn in front of the statue through out the day and night. The Zanskar gompa is 2 miles from Leh. This monastery is renowned for its excellent collection of miniatures in pure gold and a number of other splendid painting.

Day 8: Leh/Delhi/Agra
Catch the morning flight to Delhi. On arrival drive directly to Agra. In the afternoon visit the famous Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.Spend the night at the hotel.

Day 9: Agra/Fatehpur-Sikri/Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur and on the way stop over at Fatehpur-Sikri, a huge fort comples that served as the capital of India before it was shifted to Delhi in the 17th century. On arrival at Jaipur check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the City Palace, the Albert Museum and the Observatory.

Day 10: Jaipur/Delhi
Enjoy an elephant ride to the Amber Fort and visit the city and bazaars of Jaipur. In the afternoon leave for Delhi. On arrival transfer to the hotel. The evening is at leisure.

Day 11: Depart Home
Trasfer to airport at appropriate time to catch connecting flight.

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