5 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Leh - Hemis Monastery - Pangong Lake - Khardung La - Delhi
Hemis Festival and Leh Tour, a package of 5 nights and 6 days, offers you a chance to enjoy the festivities during the extremely well-known Hemis festival along with exploring the tourist attractions of Leh. This two-festival is organized on the 10th day of the Tibetan lunar month at the Hemis monastery, the largest and richest monastery in India. During the tour, you also enjoy an excursion to Pangong Lake and Khardung La.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
Once you arrive at Delhi International airport, meet an IHPL representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen-up and join the briefing session where you get important details of the tour. Spend the day at leisure, indulge in the activities of your interest- explore the popular monuments, visit the well-known markets, gorge on street food etc. Overnight stay.
On day 2, get an early morning transfer to the airport to board a flight for Leh. On arrival, get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and enjoy refreshments. Post lunch, indulge in sightseeing. Cover the ruins of Leh Palace- the former residence of the royalty of Leh, Hall of Fame- a museum built and maintained by the Indian Army and Shanti Stupa – a white-domed Buddhist chorten not only popular for religious importance but also for an amazing view of the surroundings that it offers. In the evening, enjoy a leisure walk in the market. Stay overnight.
After breakfast, visit the Hemis Monastery to enjoy the festivities. This largest and wealthiest monastery in India, every year plays host to the popular Hemis festival. Enjoy the Chaam, a sacred masked dance being performed by the Lamas, along with musical drums and long horns. You can also shop for souvenirs from the temporary market stalls. Later, visit the Shey Gompa – housing a huge statue of seated Buddha, this monastery is located within the Shey Palace and later the Thiksey Gompa- a Tibetan Buddhist monastery belonging to the (Gelugpa) sect, it has an architecture similar to Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
On day 4 of the tour, have breakfast and proceed to Pangong lake (4350 meters), via Chang La (5360 meters), world's third highest motorable road in the world. Carry packed lunch. Reach Pangong (afternoon), an endorheic lake, highest in the world, located in India and Tibet. Admire the beautiful surrounding views of the snow-capped mountains. Return to Leh for an overnight stay.
On the 5th day of the tour, post breakfast, begin driving towards Khardung la (5359 meters), famed as the highest motorable road, around 39 kms from the main town of Leh. Once you reach the top, treat your eyes to the surrounding local scenery. Back to Leh for lunch. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities. In the evening, visit the market. Stay overnight.
Get on-time transfer to the airport to board a flight back to Delhi to board a flight for your onward destination.