|Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Alchi - Leh - Kargil - Srinagar
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi, you will be transferred to the hotel. Spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi
Relax in the hotel in the morning. In the afternoon visit the Presidential-Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutab Minar Tower, Jantar Mantar, the fashionable Connaught Circus, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Mahalaxmi Temple and Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi in Delhi. Enjoy the evening in a relaxed mood.
Day 3 : Delhi/Leh
After having breakfast, catch a flight to Leh. Leh, the main centre of Ladakh, is located in a small valley, just to the north of Indus valley. Take complete rest throughout the day for proper acclimatization to the high altitude atmosphere.
Day 4: Leh /Alchi
Start from Leh and drive to Lamayuru. Lamayuru is a pretty little village surrounded by the rocky Hindukush peaks. But the spectacular Lamayuru gompa, which happens to be the most famous and spectacular monastery in Ladakh, completely overshadowes the landscape of Lamayuru. From Lamayuru, visit Likir monastery and then reach Alchi.
Both Alchi and Likir Monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road. Spend the night at Alchi.
Day 5 : Alchi /Leh
Local sightseeing, Leh to Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi and night halt at Alchi. Full day sightseeing Lamayuru. After exploring villages around the area, it comes as a surprise to find that Lamayuru is a scruffy little place.
The gompa completely shadows and is the most famous spectacular monastery in Ladakh. Alchi and Likir Monasteries, these two monasteries are located near Saspal on the Srinagar-Leh road. They house many gigantic clay statue of Buddha in various forms.
The primary attraction of these monasteries is, their 1000-year old wall painting which makes it a very rewarding experience.
Day 6 : Leh
On the way to Leh, visit Rizong and Spituk. The Rizong gompa belongs to the Gelukpa. The Spituk Monastery, just before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh road on the hilltop, is also a remarkable monastery. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 7 : Leh / Kargil
In the morning drive to Kargil. Visit the Tete Sping and other interesting places like Suru Valley. Lying nestled along the northeastern foothills of the Great Himalayan wall, it extends from Kargil town, first south ward for a length of about 45 miles and then eastward for another stretch of nearly 50 miles up to the foot of the Penzila watershed where the Suru River rises.
Day 8: Kargil
Take rest and relax throughout the day in Krgil.
Day 9 : Kargil / Srinagar
Drive to Srinagar via Drass, which is noted for its heavy snowfalls and extreme cold. On the road to Srinagar, Drass, is a small township lying in the centre of a valley of the same name. It is the second coldest inhabited place in the world.
During the spring and summer, however the valley around the township becomes very picturesque. From there. Drive through Sonamarg, the gold valley, to Srinagar and stay in the houseboat.
Day 10 : Srinagar
Enjoy an exciting cruise through Dal and Nagin Lakes. Float through a network of canals to the enchanted floating gardens of Nishat and Shalimar, built in the 16th C. by the Moghul emperors. Lunch will be served onboard the Shikara (Gondola).
Enjoy a Wazwan feast, which is a local multi course meal usually served on weddings or very special occasions, in the evening.
Day 11 : Srinagar/Delhi
Enjoy the morning in a relaxed mood. In the afternoon fly to Delhi.
Day 12 : Depart Home