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The Magical Buddhist Kingdom

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Delhi - Leh - Likir - Rizong - Alchi - Lamayuru - Khardung - La - Agra - Delhi

Located in the extreme north of India, Ladakh is bounded by two of the planet’s highest mountain ranges namely the Karakoram and the great Himalayas. Arid and barren, but interspersed with isolated settlements green oases of swaying poplars and cultivated farmland; Ladakh is awe-inspiring in its starkness, and strangely beautiful.
“The Magical Buddhist Kingdom” Immerse yourself in the enchanting Buddhist land escorted by the great Himalayas where the atmosphere remains filled with the serenity of prayers from the monasteries.
It is a land of medieval gompas (monasteries) clinging to cliff sides; fluttering prayer flags; a wonderfully gentle people, who practice Buddhism; rushing rivers; high peaks; and passes, but few roads. Our journey of discovery includes many fascinating excursions to nearby monasteries; short easy hikes through villages, with splendid views; and also a drive up to Khardung La (5600m) the highest motorable pass in the world.
11 days
14+ Age
  • Destination
  • Arrival
  • Arrival Time
    Early morning
  • Final Departure
  • Dress Code
    Casual, Warm and Sports Wear

Tour Itinerary : - The Magical Buddhist Kingdom


Day 1, Arrive Delhi :

Assistance and garland welcome on arrival and transfer by a private car to a pre-booked hotel. Afternoon guided tour of Old Delhi. Breakfast
Overnight in Delhi

Day 2, Delhi to Leh : Flight

Early morning transfer to the airport for a spectacular, one-hour flight over the mighty Himalayas to Leh (3500m), the capital of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh. Rest of the day free for acclimatization.
Overnight in Leh.

Day 3, Leh (half-day sightseeing) :

After breakfast time free for further acclimatization. Afternoon, set off on a half-day sightseeing trip to the 200 years old Shankar monastery, which contains a plethora of impressive images, wall paintings and a huge statue of Aloketesvara with 1000 arms and heads. The next stop is the Japanese built Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa): crowned with a massive dome; this stupa is reminiscent of Nalanda and Rajgir Stupas. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Overnight in Leh

Day 4, Leh (sightseeing) :

Full day sightseeing, visiting the three most important monasteries of Ladakh – Hemis, Thiksey and Shey Palace. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Overnight in Leh

Day 5, Leh to Likir : 55Km about 1:30hrs & Likir to Alchi : 20Km about 1/2hrs

After breakfast, we drive to Likir monastery and then begin our easy trek with gradual climbs and descents through beautiful villages; we also cross a small pass (Chagaste, 3630m) and complete the trek with a descent to Rizong monastery where jeep/s will be waiting to take us to Alchi. Total trekking hours about 5/6.

Day 6, Alchi to Mangyu to Alchi :

Today morning visit to Alchi Monastery and then we begin the trek to Mangyu village (about 5hrs). After visiting the village and its beautiful temple, we drive back to Alchi.
Overnight in Alchi.

Day 7, Alchi to Lamayuru : 56Km about 1:30hrs & Lamyuru to Leh : 115Km about 2:30hrs

Today we take an exciting drive to the most impressive monastery in Ladakh-Lamayuru situated in a delightful village. After visiting the monastery and village, we return to Leh.
Overnight in Leh.

Day 8, Leh to Khardung La Top : 40Km about 1:30hrs back to Leh

After an early breakfast, drive to Khardung La (La=pass) (5600m), the highest motorable pass in the world! The views from the top and on the way are spectacular, extending to the south, across the Indus Valley to the seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range. To the north, the views of the mighty peaks of the Saser Massif are amazing. After a short photo session, we drive back to Leh.
Overnight in Leh.

Day 9, Leh to Delhi : Flight & Delhi to Agra : 230Km about 4:30hrs

Early morning transfer to Leh airport for the return flight to Delhi; truly a great farewell from the Mountain Kingdom. Arrive Delhi and drive about 5hrs to Agra.
Overnight in Agra

Day 10, Agra (sightseeing) evening train to Delhi :

Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal and then return to the hotel for breakfast.  After breakfast, time free. Afternoon visit to Agra Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. In the evening transfer to the railway station for a fast train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight in Delhi

Day 11, Departure :

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight.



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Price, Inclusions and Exclusions

Prices per person
01 paying person in a Single Room
USD 2300/-
02 paying persons in a Double Room
USD 1390/-

Validity - January till March 2021.


Price Inclusions

• Accommodations in one room/tent for 11 days/10 nights
• Meal plan
  ✓ Buffet Breakfast at – Delhi, Agra
  ✓ Full board basis - (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at Leh and Alchi
• Transport services using Good Conditioned Small Car
  ✓ Arrival transfer in Delhi – from the airport to the hotel on Day 01
  ✓ Departure transfer in Delhi – from the hotel to the airport on Day 02
  ✓ Beginning with the pickup at Leh airport on Day 02 till drop at Leh airport on Day 09
  ✓ Beginning with the pickup at Delhi airport on Day 09 to till drop at Agra railway station on Day 10
  ✓ Arrival transfer in Delhi – from the railway station to the hotel on Day 10
  ✓ Departure transfer in Delhi – from the hotel to the airport on day 11
• Meet and greet services in Delhi, Leh and Agra
• One time entrance fees to the monasteries/monuments as per the program
• Services of English speaking local cultural guides (different guides in each city) as per the itinerary:
  > Day 01 Half day in Delhi
  > Day 10 Full day in Agra
• Services of English speaking local guide from Ladakh region from Day 02 till Day 08
Train travel
  > Agra to Delhi in Air Conditioned chair car
Domestic air travel (ONLY INDICATIVE)
  > Airfare(economy class)
     ✓ Delhi to Leh
     ✓ Leh to Delhi
• All currently applicable taxes

Price Exclusions

• International airfare for travel (from your home country to the destination and return)
• Visa charges or fees
• Airport taxes
• Camera fees during the visit to the monuments, temples or National Parks
• Tips to driver/guide/naturalist
• Additional meals
• Drinks or mineral water at the hotels or restaurants
Ayurvedic massages or treatments, laundry etc or any other items of personal nature
• Travel, health and cancellation insurance
• Any other expense/changes due to unforeseen circumstances while in India
• Any other thing not mentioned in program or “Price Inclusions”


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