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The Insightful Monastic Package
Delhi – Leh – Monasteries near Leh – Delhi – Agra – Delhi - 7 Nts / 8Days

Day 1: On arrival you are met by our representative and taken to your hotel. As most International flights arrive rather early in the morning (12 Midnight to 5 am) the entire day is free to get over your jet lag if any. If you desire we take you an interesting tour of the old city known as ‘Shahjehanabad' . Here you'll walk through narrow streets lined with hoary figures offering delectable Kebabs (spiced up minced mutton cutlets) and Biryanis (Rice mutton Pilafs); an assortment of trinkets and curios beside other exotic ware. We visit the adjacent 15 th century built Jama Masjid India's largest mosque and then go over to explore the majestic Red Fort built during the same period with its beautiful gardens and red stone and marble pavilions. We escort you back to your hotel for dinner and the night.

Day 2: Take the early morning flight from Delhi to Leh . On arrival we transfer you to your hotel. The day is intentionally kept free due to the high altitude and you must acclimatize to the thin rarefied air containing less oxygen before heading out to explore some of the fascinating monasteries on our tour. Relax and unwind.

Day 3: We take a morning tour of the close by Leh Palace and Gompa dominating the entire landscape of Leh; after lunch we stroll around the interesting Leh bazaar with its numerous curio and antique shops and inviting cuisine. By evening you return to your hotel for dinner and the night.

Day 4: After breakfast we drive east to visit the Sabu, Choglamsar settlement, Stok Palace and Museum, Shey and Thiksey Monasteries taking along packed lunch. Return to your hotel in time for tea. If you're up to it you can take a leisurely stroll around the Fort Road the main shopping area in Leh.

Day 5: After breakfast we head further east and then deviate north to visit the Chemrey and Thakthok Monasteries in a side valley. After having our packed lunch we return to the main Indus Valley and proceed to the famous Hemis Monastery across the Indus River. Return to your hotel by evening.

Day 6: We visit the 11 th century Spituk monastery built atop a hillock and housing priceless manuscripts, beautiful wall paintings and gilded images. From here we head further west to the Phyang Gompa with its neat and clean the interiors containing new detailed wall paintings done in brilliant colours. The lintels and doors are also flawlessly decorated with religious art. Phyang also has an interesting collection of 14 th century Kashmiri bronzes, arms and armour. The rooftop also offers beautiful views of the fields and the Indus River . Return to your hotel by evening.

Day 7: Catch the early morning flight back to New Delhi and check into your hotel. The day is free for shopping. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 8: Leave early in the morning for Agra. Here visit the legendary exquisitely built Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri 37 Kms from Agra. Return to Delhi be late evening and check into your hotel to wait for your flight to your onward destination.

 

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S. No. Tour Days
1.

The Far Flung Monastic Tour
Delhi - Leh - Nubra -Leh - Delhi - Agra -Delhi

10
2.

The Ladakh Exploration Package
(Delhi - Leh - Monasteries - Nubra Valley - Leh - Pangong Tso - Leh - Delhi- Agra - Delhi)

12

 


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