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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

  •  Leh Ladakh
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22499/- 9D/8N

Overview

Monasteries in Ladakh were established between 11th centuries and 19th centuries when Ladakh enjoyed independent Kingdom. As Today, Ladakh has about 35 Buddhist monasteries and all were the important institution responsible for keeping alive culture, education, religion and knowledge in the Himalayas.

If it’s the peace, tranquillity and ancient culture that attracts you the most, Ladakh is the place to head for. For centuries, these great monasteries became renowned across the Indian Himalayas where Tibetan Buddhism took deep roots. The monasteries played an important role in Buddhist arts and craft development which includes paintings, range of ritual objects, mandala drawings, wood carving, paper making and so on. The collection of manuscripts and ritual objects house within the monasteries are extremely precious, many of them dating several centuries.

Ladakh enjoys having in practices all the living major sects of Tibetan Buddhism of Nyingma, Sakya, Kkagyud and Geluk. Every monastery has several branches in almost all villages of Ladakh. It has successfully retained its ancient cultural heritage and still untouched by the waves of modernism, the relationship between the monasteries and the villages communities is considered as the central pillar for keeping alive the rich culture and religious traditions in the Himalayas. Every social system in the villages revolves around the monastery and its impact on people has been intense in every way. The inhabitants are simple and always wear a charming smile on their faces despite the trying climatic conditions.

As far as tourist facilities are concerned, Ladakh is as advanced as any other destination in the world.

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Highlights

  • Welcome in a traditional way at Leh Airport.
  • Glimpse of Buddhism in Ladakh.
  • Glipmpse of Ancient cultural heritage still untouched by the waves of modernism.

Stay: Accommodation in clean & hygeinic hotel/home stay on twin sharing

Meals: Brekfast & Dinner during the trip

Activities: Rural Living, Village Homestay, Excursion of places

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Itinerary

  • Arrival at Leh

    Arrival at Leh, received in a traditional way at Leh Airport and check in Hotel.
  • Visit Tsemo Monasteries

    Post breakfast, briefing about Buddhism in Ladakh and its Monasteries. After Lunch visit Tsemo Monastery, Sankar Monastery and Shanti Stupa.
  • Have a glimpse of different monastries.

    Visit Spituk Gonpa, Phyang Gonpa, Liker, Saspol caves and Alchi.
  • Day 4:

    Alchi to Mangyu, Rezong and Lamayuru.
  • Day 5:

    Lamayuru to Mulbik (Nunnery) and Shargol Gonpa.
  • Day 6:

    Shargol to Phokar village and Phokarzong. (Walking of 4 hours)
  • Day 7:

    Shargol to Leh.
  • Day 8:

    Thiksey, Hemis, Gotsang and Khespang (Camping)
  • Day 9:

    Back to Leh. End of the tour
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)

Exclusions

  • All entrance / camera fees.

Other Important Information

  • Price may very depending upon the avaiblity of tour or hotel

Cancellation policy

  • 50% Refund if cancelled 30 days before the trip start date.
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