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Complete day for the acclimatization, which is 3500 Mtrs above sea level. In the evening short walk around Leh bazar. Overnight at Hotel.<o:p> <br> <img src="/special/images/H&l%20WITH%20DAH%20HANU2.jpg" width="350" height="340" align="right"> </o:p> <br> <br> <br> </span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day02: </font></span></b></font><font color="#330000"> LEH HEMIS MONASTERY</font></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Leave after early breakfast ( with picnic lunch ) One and half hours drive (45 Kms) will take you to the famous monastery Hemis which is one of the most famous monastery of the Ladakh region. Hemis is one of the most famous and largest of all monasteries in Ladakh founded in 17<sup>th</sup> century belongs to the Drukpa order. The monastery was founded by Stagsang Raschegn who was invited to Ladakh by king Singee Namgyal. The king offered him religious estates and attended him as his principal guru. Hemis Tsche ( festival) assemble annually from 9<sup>th</sup> to 11<sup>th</sup> day of the 5<sup>th</sup> Tibetan month. Its resident Lamas perform sacred masked dances leading to the destruction of the sacrificial offerings. Masks worn by the Lamas represent various guardian divinities of the Drugpa order, of which Hemis is the leading establishment in region.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>The gompa has well preserved Thankas and copper gild statue of the Lord Buddha, various stupas made of gold and silver and many auspicious objects. Complete day to enjoy<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>the festival. In the evening return back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 03</font></span></b></font><font color="#330000"> : LEH  SHEY- THIKSEY</font><o:p></o:p></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>After breakfast leave (with picnic lunch) for Thiksey<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>which is about 20 Kms drive (half an hour). This gompa is situated on the top of the hill and part of Gelukpa order the disciple of Jangson Tsongkhapa, Sherab Zangpo of stod, first built the temple of Stagmo Lakchung at the top of Stagmo Lakchung at the top of Thiksey. There are sacred shrines and many precious objects to be seen. The successive reincarnation of the skyabje Khamp Ringpoche act as incharge of<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>the monastery.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>On the way back visit to Shey Palace which was constructed by the first king of Ladakh, Lhachen Palgyigon and of successive kings. Around 12 feet Shakyamuni Buddha s statue made by cooper guilt is the largest in the region, but by Deldan Namgyal in 1633 is a funerary memorial to this father, king Singee Namgyal. On the 30<sup>th</sup> day of the 1<sup>st</sup> Tibetan month celebrates Shey rul-lo and on the 10<sup>th</sup> day of the 7<sup>th</sup> Tibetan month of the festival of Shey Surblo is held. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 04: LEH  SABOO<o:p></o:p></font><o:p></o:p></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Day to visit Saboo which is the famous for the Oracles. In the evening return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 05: LEH  SPITUK  PHYANG</font><o:p></o:p><br> </span></b></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><br> Leave after breakfast and proceed directly to Phyang which is just 22 Kms from Leh ( forty<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>minutes drive). The monastery is remarkably built on the hilltop, similar to the Lekir monastery. This monastery belongs to the Degungpa order. On the way back visit to Spituk monastery which was founded by Od Lde, in the 11<sup>th</sup> century AD. In<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>those days the gompa belonged to the Kadampa school but Gelukpa order was introduced during the region of King Dragspa Bum ilde, when Lama Lhawang Lotus restored the monastery. Return to the hotel for hot lunch. Afternoon visit to Tsemo gompa (Namgyal Tsemo) victory peak was built by King Tashi Namgyal after the reunification of upper and lower Ladakh and victory over Hor and their bodies are places under an image of Mahakala, the guardian deities to stop further invasion of Hor. On the way back visit Leh Bazaar enjoying walking through the decorated narrow streets of the market. In the evening return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 06: LEH</font><o:p></o:p></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Day for personal activities and leisure. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 07: LEH  DAH HANU - ULETOKPO</font><o:p></o:p></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><img src="/special/images/H&l%20WITH%20DAH%20HANU.JPG" width="221" height="375" align="left"></span></font></span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Leave<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>early in the morning and<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>three hours drive will take you to Khaltsi. The area<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>along the Indus between Khaltse and the Shayok Indus confluence, live people known as Drokhpa belongs to the purest of Pure from Aryan race. They are tall, handsome and hospitable. Drokhpas are believed to have migrated to this area via Gilgit around 1000 year ago from central Asia. They are different with large, beautiful eyes, sharp aquiline noses. They are culturally distinct from the rest of the Ladakhis. The greatest attraction in this area are the villages of Biama and Dah. The route follows the Indus down from Khaltsi which is just 66 Kms passing the village of Domkhar, Skurbuchan and Achinathang, along a fairly good road. In the gorge of the Indus the sun s heat, reflected off bare rocks and cliff is a frequently nit. The same heat makes it possible to take two crops every year from the fields, fruit is also grown apricots and apples. The special interest of this region is less the landscape than its Drokhpa inhabitants, their features are pure Indo Aryan, and they appear to have preserved their racial purity down the centuries. Camp at Biama which is the beautiful place for the camping. Afternoon visit to Dah to see the real Aryan village. It is quite interesting to spend some time with the inhabitants of this region. In the evening return back to the camp.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000"><br> <br> Day 08: ULETOKPO  LAMAYURU  ULETOKPO</font><o:p></o:p></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Leave after breakfast and two hours drive will take you to the Lamayuru. The view on the way to Lamayuru is the most spectacular<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>view known as Moon Land. The history of the monastery begins with the visit of Arahat Nimagung to this place, when there was merely lake here. It is said that Arahat made a prophecy that the monastery will come up at this spot and he made offerings (Prayer with grains of corn) to the Nagaserpent spirits. The corns mixed with the earth and formed in the shape of Swastika (Yungdrung) later it came to be known as Yungdrung monastery. The great translator Rinchen Zangpo constructed a temple here in eleventh century. Visit the monastery and enjoy the festival, which is celebrated for two days but the first day is the most interesting and enjoyable. In the evening return back to the Uletokpo. Overnight at Camping.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 09: ULETOKPO  ALCHI  LIKIR - LEH<o:p></o:p></font><o:p></o:p></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Leave after breakfast and short drive will take you to Alchi<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>monastery, which is the only monastery in the Ladakh on flat ground. Largest and most famous of all of them temple and built by the particularly Kashmir influences. The monastery comprises of Dukhang (Assembly Hall) visit the Alchi monastery and its surrounding areas. Continue drive to Likir monastery belongs to the Gelukspa Order. The Alchi monastery is also a branch of Likir. This monastery was founded in 1065 AD by Lama Duwang Chosje during the reign of king Lhachen Gylapo, which was named Klu Khil Ga Ldan Dar Rgyas Ling and a monastic community was introduced. Another 53 Kms drive will take you to Leh, which will take nearly 2 hours, drive from Likir. By the lunchtime you will reach Leh. Afternoon free for personal activities. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style='font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 10: LEH<o:p></o:p></font><o:p></o:p></span></b></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">After early breakfast, transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight. 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