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8 Night / 9 Days

Land of The lama Tour

Delhi – Leh – Alchi – Rizong – Lamayuru – Leh – Delhi

  • Day 1 : Arrive DelhiArrival at Delhi international airport. Clear immigration and visa formalities, collect your baggage and Lotus India Holidays representative will meet you with a placard. Transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight. (Dinner)
  • Day 2 : DelhiAfter breakfast full day city tour of Delhi, tour starts with Old Delhi drive past of Red Fort. Visit the Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. Later take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk . Afternoon visit New Delhi, which will include photo stop at- Parliament HouseIndia Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best examples of a Mughal Garden Tomb.  Later visit Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 3 : Delhi – lehTake the morning flight for Leh. Check into the hotel for a Complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Lunch will be served at 2.00 PM, after lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame and Shanti Stupa.
  • Day 4 : LehMorning after breakfast, there will be a guided tour through the ancient bazaar and alleys of Leh town. We will wrap up the day’s program with a visit to  Peace Pagoda built on a hillock. Your visit to the pagoda will be timed in such a way that you will enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view of the sun-drenched Indus Valley before the sunset. Overnight. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 5 : Leh – Thiksey – Hemis: Monastery and Shey PalaceMorning after breakfast visit to Hemis Monastery, which is situated 45 kilometers west of Leh. Hemis is the largest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you will be driven back via the same route in order to visit the Thiksey Monastery, which is located on a hillock. This will be followed by a visit to the Shey Palace, which is the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 6 : Leh – Alchi – RizongMorning after breakfast, we will be driven on Srinagar highway to visit Alchi monastery. This is one of the oldest monasteries, being founded in 11 th centaury, and is the only monastery situated on low lands along the bank of River Indus. This monastery differs from the rest, as it has a mixture of Kashmiri and Tibetan Arts. After that, we will continue walking to up to hotel/guesthouse. Later in the afternoon, we will take a drive to visit Rizong monastery, and the only nunnery in Ladakh. It is also known as Chomoling and is beautifully situated in a gorge. On arrival check in hotel. Overninght. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 7 : Manyu VillageMorning after breakfast, we will set out on an easy trek to Mangyu village to visit the Mangyu monastery, which can only be reached by foot. The Mangyu monastery is among the earliest monasteries of the region. The complex consists of four chambers. The main temple houses the image of Vaircona, with the four Buddha’s of the directions around him. The entrance to this temple has thoroughly elaborately carved wooden doorways, and on the walls are the paintings of mandalas of Vairocana. The monastery also houses the rare thangkas (scroll paintings on the cloth) of the Panchen Lama, brought from Tibet. Lunch at Mangyu and we then walk back to Alchi. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 8 : Alchi – LamayuruMorning after breakfast, we will drive to connect with the Srinagar-Leh highway, and then continue the drive to Lamayuru. Upon arrival, we will visit the Lamayuru Monastery, which is among the oldest monasteries in central Ladakh, being founded in 10 th century. This will be followed by a brief visit to Lamayuru village, situated at the foot of the Monastery. We will return to Leh taking the same Srinagar-Leh highway. Arrive Leh and check into the hotel. Overnight in Leh. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 9 : Leh – Delhi Morning after breakfast, you will be drive to the airport to connect with your flight to New Delhi. This will be your last opportunity catch the spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges.
Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Arrive DelhiArrival at Delhi international airport. Clear immigration and visa formalities, collect your baggage and Lotus India Holidays representative will meet you with a placard. Transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight. (Dinner)
  • Day 2 : DelhiAfter breakfast full day city tour of Delhi, tour starts with Old Delhi drive past of Red Fort. Visit the Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. Later take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk . Afternoon visit New Delhi, which will include photo stop at- Parliament HouseIndia Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best examples of a Mughal Garden Tomb.  Later visit Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret. Overnight. (Breakfast)
  • Day 3 : Delhi – lehTake the morning flight for Leh. Check into the hotel for a Complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Lunch will be served at 2.00 PM, after lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame and Shanti Stupa.
  • Day 4 : LehMorning after breakfast, there will be a guided tour through the ancient bazaar and alleys of Leh town. We will wrap up the day’s program with a visit to  Peace Pagoda built on a hillock. Your visit to the pagoda will be timed in such a way that you will enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view of the sun-drenched Indus Valley before the sunset. Overnight. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 5 : Leh – Thiksey – Hemis: Monastery and Shey PalaceMorning after breakfast visit to Hemis Monastery, which is situated 45 kilometers west of Leh. Hemis is the largest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you will be driven back via the same route in order to visit the Thiksey Monastery, which is located on a hillock. This will be followed by a visit to the Shey Palace, which is the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 6 : Leh – Alchi – RizongMorning after breakfast, we will be driven on Srinagar highway to visit Alchi monastery. This is one of the oldest monasteries, being founded in 11 th centaury, and is the only monastery situated on low lands along the bank of River Indus. This monastery differs from the rest, as it has a mixture of Kashmiri and Tibetan Arts. After that, we will continue walking to up to hotel/guesthouse. Later in the afternoon, we will take a drive to visit Rizong monastery, and the only nunnery in Ladakh. It is also known as Chomoling and is beautifully situated in a gorge. On arrival check in hotel. Overninght. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 7 : Manyu VillageMorning after breakfast, we will set out on an easy trek to Mangyu village to visit the Mangyu monastery, which can only be reached by foot. The Mangyu monastery is among the earliest monasteries of the region. The complex consists of four chambers. The main temple houses the image of Vaircona, with the four Buddha’s of the directions around him. The entrance to this temple has thoroughly elaborately carved wooden doorways, and on the walls are the paintings of mandalas of Vairocana. The monastery also houses the rare thangkas (scroll paintings on the cloth) of the Panchen Lama, brought from Tibet. Lunch at Mangyu and we then walk back to Alchi. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 8 : Alchi – LamayuruMorning after breakfast, we will drive to connect with the Srinagar-Leh highway, and then continue the drive to Lamayuru. Upon arrival, we will visit the Lamayuru Monastery, which is among the oldest monasteries in central Ladakh, being founded in 10 th century. This will be followed by a brief visit to Lamayuru village, situated at the foot of the Monastery. We will return to Leh taking the same Srinagar-Leh highway. Arrive Leh and check into the hotel. Overnight in Leh. (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Day 9 : Leh – Delhi Morning after breakfast, you will be drive to the airport to connect with your flight to New Delhi. This will be your last opportunity catch the spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges.
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