Explore Aryan Valley with Tsomoriri Lake in Ladakh

Duration : 08 Nights & 09 Days

Destinations : Leh - 2 nights | Dha-Hanu - 2 nights | Leh - 1 night | Tsomoriri Lake - 2 nights | Leh - 1 night

Places Covered : Leh - Shanti Stupa - Sankar gompa - Tsemo Fort - Hall of fame - Spituk Monastery - Gurudwara Pather Sahib - Magnetic Hill - Sangam - Alchi - Dha- Nahu - Lamayuru - Leh - Chumathang - Tsomoriri Lake - Tsokar - Shey - Thiksey - Leh

Day 01Arrival Leh :

Upon arrival at Leh Airport in Ladakh India, a representative from Prudent Networks will greet and transfer you to the hotel. Wash, change and relax. Have complete rest for full day for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 35 00 mtrs). Have sumptuous dinner and restful overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02In Leh - Local sightseeing :

Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy local sightseeing tour of Leh visiting Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa, Tsemo Fort and Leh Palace. Explore local Leh Bazaars in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 03Leh - Alchi - Dah- Hanu :

Take breakfast at the hotel. Check out from hotel and then drive towards Leh - Srinagar highways, explore lower Indus Valley. Enroute visit Hall of fame (Kargil war Museum) , Spituk monastery (know as Kali Mata Mandir), Grurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangam point of Indus and Zanskar River and Alchi monastery. Alchi if one of the oldest monastery in Ladakh and only monastery which is built on a flat group. Alchi monastery is also known for its beautiful wall painting and wall statue. Further drive towards Dha-Hanu and check in at Aryan Valley Camp in Beema Lhastyang. Welcome drink will be served with cookies. After welcome drink check in to your tents, situated in the middle of beautiful apricot orchard. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp.

Day 04At Dah-Hanu :

Today full day tour of Dha and Hanu, experience Brokpa (the Dard of Aryan Valley in Ladakh) culture. Dha and Hanu are two villages of the Brokpa of the Leh District of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. They are the only two villages that tourists are allowed to visit out of a number of Brokpa villages. The Dard People of Dah Hanu are nominally Buddhist but also worship their own animist pantheon of Gods. They have anIndo-European appearance in contrast to the predominant Tibet-Mongol inhabitants of most of Ladakh. Dha and Hanu are two villages situated in the Dha-Hanu valley, about 163 km northwest of Leh in Ladakh. Being at a lower altitude, Dha and Hanu are warmer than Leh, allowing for the cultivation of wine-grapes and cherries as well as apricots and walnuts

Day 05Dah-Hanu - Lamayuru - Leh :

Have hearty breakfast at the Aryan Valley Camp. After breakfast drive back to Leh. On the way visit Skyurbuchen village to witness Skyubuchen fort and monastery built above the village on a hill side facing might Indus River. Further stop at Domkhar to capture ancient rock arts at Indus River bank. Upon arrival at Khaltsi check point dive 25 km toward Srinagar highway to explore Lamayuru monastery and moon land view point. Lamayuru is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh, dating back to the 10th century. Local legend has it that the place was once a lake that dried up. Strange but beautiful landscape next to monastery. Some say the soil here is very similar to that on the moon. Later drive back to Leh. On arrival at Leh, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 06Leh - Tsomoriri Lake :

After an early breakfast depart from Tsomoriri Lake (alt: 15,000 ft.) driving through Chumathang (hot water springs), Mahe and Puga Sumdo. Tsomoriri Lake (28 km long & about 8 km wide) is the breeding ground of many migratory birds including the rare bar-headed geese. Enjoy birding at Tsomoriri Lake. Don’t forget to take snaps of rare species of birds. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp or guest house near Tsomoriri Lake or Korzok.

Day 07At Tsomoriri Lake :

Today explore Korzok monastery and Chagpa of Ladakh in Korzok village. Visit Korzok monastery in the morning. Situated in Korzok village, the monastery is affiliated to the Drukpa lineage and was once the headquarters of the Rupshu Valley. It is an independent monastery which houses a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha along with images and statues of other deities. Korzok mostly attracts travelers during the Korzok Gustor festival which is held in July/August. The Changpa of Ladakh is high altitude pastoralists, raising mainly yaks and goats. Among the Ladakh Changpa, those who are still nomadic are known as Phalpa, and they take their herds from in the Hanley Valley to the village of Lato. Hanley is home to six isolated settlements, where the sedentary Changpa, the Fangpa reside. Despite their different lifestyles, both these groups intermarry. The Changpa speak Changskhat, a dialect of Tibetan, and practice Tibetan Buddhism. Only a small part of Changthang crosses the border into Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is, however, on a historically important route for travelers journeying from Ladakh to Lhasa, and now has many different characteristics due to being part of India. Historically, the Changpa of the Ladakh would migrate with their herds into Tibet, but with Chinese takeover of Tibet, this route has been closed.

Day 08Tsomoriri Lake - Tsokar - Leh :

Take breakfast and then retrace the route down to Puga Sumdo and then follow the road across the Polokongka Pass to visit the picturesque Tsokar Lake. Tsokar Lake is a beautiful salt lake system in Rupsho Plateau. After sightseeing around the lake, drive back to Leh. Check-in at the hotel on arrival in Leh. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel. r driver will drop you at you hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Leh.

Day 09Departure Leh :

Today early morning our driver will transfer you to the Leh Airport where you’ll board flight back to Delhi and onward to your home with sweet memories of you trip to Ladakh. (End of Tour)

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