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Visualise the following - Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) dramatically crown rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas and many walls. Colourful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages metaphorically with the mountain breeze. Prayer wheels spun clockwise release more merit-making mantras. Gompa interiors are colourfully awash with the murals and statuary of countless bodhisattvas.
This is Ladakh ("land of high passes"), a region in the North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir ;that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.
It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. The largest town in the region is Leh and this will be the base for the trip. The best time to visit Leh - Ladakh is between May to September.
Leh is very well connected by Delhi. Delhi would be the main entry point into India and from here guests can connect to various flights operated by Jet Airways, Air India, Vistara and Indigo airlines. All these flights are dramatically scenic. You will arrive in the morning and the rest of the day has to be spent doing nothing to acclimatise to the very high altitude (Leh is at 3.500 meters)
About the Destination
Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Ladakh region. Dotted with stupas and crumbling mudbrick houses, the Old Town is dominated by a dagger of steep rocky ridge topped by an imposing Tibetan-style palace and fort. Beneath, the bustling bazaar area is draped in a thick veneer of tour agencies, souvenir shops and tandoori-pizza restaurants, but a web of lanes quickly fans out into a green suburban patchwork of irrigated barley fields. Here, gushing streams and narrow footpaths link traditionally styled Ladakhi homes and hotels that feature flat roofs, sturdy walls and ornate wooden window frames.
Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and maze-like lanes. ;Leh’s a place that’s all too easy to fall in love with – but take things very easy on arrival as the altitude requires a days' acclimatisation before you can safely start enjoying the area's gamut of adventure activities.
Post your acclimatization the trip starts with a with a lecture on Tibetan Buddhism Scholar followed by exploring the lovely Saboo valley and its natural landscapes, learning about the Ladakhi way of life, visiting the famous Leh Palace, there will also be a short visit to the traditional local house where in you will enjoy a presentation or talk by a Ladakhi scholar on the architectural heritage of the Old City. Not only this you will be witnessing the traditional Ladakhi Horse polo match followed by a special “Kopong” performance, a Nomadic Guitar specially played by the Nomadic shepherds while grazing high up in the mountains. On one of the days you will be introduced to Buddhist Meditation with a short session with a leading expert.
From Leh you will move onto Alchi enjoying a drive through the scenic countryside followed by a visit to the famous Alchi Gompa. From Alchi you will proceed towards Nurla and will spend an overnight at charming hotel nestled amongst apricot and apple trees overlooking the Indus River. ;After an overnight in Alchi return to Leh after visiting the famous Lamayuru Monastery. Your scenic journey will come to an end and you will be transferred to Delhi for your International flight back home.
This tour will introduce the guests to the traditional Ladakhi culture, hospitality and practices, whilst they will enjoy the region full of Natural Beauty and Serene landscapes.
The region is also a great place to do treks, jeep safaris or other outdoor activities if varying intensities. Ask us for a more detailed suggestion on the region.
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