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Complete day for the acclimatization, which is 3500 Mtrs above sea level. In the evening short walk around Leh bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;page-break-after:avoid;mso-outline-level: 1'><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 02: LEH  SHEY- THIKSEY- HEMIS  STOK</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 drive to Thiksey gompa (half an hour drive) which 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. Continue drive to Hemis (one hour s drive) 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. Stagsang Raschegn who was invited to Ladakh by king Singee Namgyal founded the monastery. The king offered him religious estates and attended him as his principal Guru.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. On the way back drive 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. From here after short drive we have to turn left and cross a bridge over the Sindh river and visit to Stok Palace and museum which was built in the year 1825, by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal, after the Zorawar s annexation of Ladakh. The royal family resides here since Ladakh lost to Zorawar Singh. At present the Palace has a collection of royal dresses, old thankas and king s crown etc. <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'>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 03:LEH  PHYANG FESTIVAL<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 proceed directly to Phyang, which is just 22 Kms from Leh (forty-five minutes drive). The monastery is remarkably built on the hilltop, similar to the Lekir monastery. This monastery belongs to the Degungpa order. Enjoy the festival sacred dance dramas or Chhams forms the core of this festival. The main attraction for the devotees is the pilgrimage to the huge thanka of Skyabje Jigten Gombo founder of the Drungungpa monastic order, which is kept on exhibition during these two days festival. 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 04: </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"></font></span></b></font><font color="#330000">: LEH  TSOMORI RI<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 in the morning and drive to Chumathang stop at Upshi for passport checking. From here the road turns towards left and reach Karu. Chumathang is famous for medical hot spring and people visit to this place for medical bath and visit chumathang monastery. From here a short drive upto Maha bridge the main checking point to enter to this new area. From here the road is rough. On the way visit Sumdah village and another 55 kms drive will take you to Tsomoriri 4300 Mtrs. The lake is breeding ground for numbers species of birds. Chief among them is the bar headed goose, found in great numbers, and crested grebe, the Brahmin ducks (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown headed gull. The Lake is 8 CMS. Wide and 28 CMS long. Overnight in tents.<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: </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"></font></span></b></font><font color="#330000">: TSOMORIRI<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 Korzok<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>(village) walking distance from the Camp. Korzok village with its houses and its gompa appearing like a mirage. The few barley fields Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world and enjoy the festival at Korzok village. Afternoon visit to the lake and enjoy the different colors of the lake with the reflection of the sunrays. Overnight in tents.<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: </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"></font></span></b></font><font color="#330000">: TSOMORIRI  TSOKAR LAKE<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>- 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'>Drive to Mahe village and the road turns left from here towards Puga valley. The village is an unforgettable scene of shooting fountain and white clouds hanging upon. <img src="/special/images/P&K%20with%20tsomoriri2.JPG" width="400" height="226" align="right">This is Butan gas for which Puga valley is famous. Continue drive to Tsokar via Polokongka pass (13500 ft) and visit Tsokar (small salted lake). The place is famous for wild asses are generally seen here grazing and they seem moving in flocks. From here short drive and reach on National Highway route (Leh- Manali). Continue drive towards Leh via Tanglangla pass (5350 Mtrs) which is the second highest motorable pass in the world. Arrive Leh in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;page-break-after:avoid;mso-outline-level: 1'><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:</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"></font></span></b></font><font color="#330000"> : LEH  LOCAL SIGHTSEEING</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'>Morning<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>visit to<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Leh Palace, known as Lechen Palkhar was built by Singay Namgyal, around in the beginning of 17<sup>th</sup> Century A.D. The nine storey PalaceTsemo 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. Afternoon free for personal. 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"><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><font color="#330000">Day 08:</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"></font></span></b></font><font color="#330000">: 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'>After breakfast transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight. 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