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Beautiful Ladakh/Pangong Lake

6 Days   5 Nights

Day 1 : Arrival at Leh Airport in the morning.

Arrive at Leh Airport in the morning, transfer to hotel/guest house. Rest till Lunch for acclimatisation. (Leh is located at an altitude of 3524 meters (11562 ft) and taking rest is a must health precaution. Go up to Shanti Stupa in time to see the sun setting.

Day 2 : Full day of sightseeing of the Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries.

Thiskey monastery is the most beautiful of all the monasteries in Ladakh, it belongs to the Gelukpa order of Buddhism.Hemis was built around 1630 and is one of the largest and most famous monasteries, belonging to the Drukpa order. Overnight at the hotel/guest house.

Day 3 : A day trip to Pangong Lake.

After early breakfast depart for day trip to Pangong Lake which is145 km (5hrs) away from Leh. Situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft.) Pangong Lake is extends from Ladakh into what is now China.This unique salt-water lake is of bright blue colour during the day but changes into a rich deep blue towards the evening. Over night stay hotel/guesthouse in Leh.

Day 4 : A day trip to visit Alchi and Likir monasteries.

After breakfast full day trip to visit Alchi and Likir monasteries. Built in between 958 and 1055, Alchi Monastery is said to be the oldest and most famous monasteries built by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo. The Sculptors and Wood carvers are said to be brought from Kashmir during the 11th Century. Likir Monastery is situated just about 53km from Leh. It belongs to the Gelukspa Order and was established in 1065 by Lama Duwang Chosje, under the command of the fifth king of Ladakh, Lhachen Gyalpo. Return to Leh for overnight at the hotel/guest house.

Day 5 : Old town, Leh Palace & Shopping.

Take a leisurely walk around the main Leh Town (including Old Leh Town), spend time shopping and visit the Leh Palace. Overnight at the hotel/guest house.

Day 6 : Departure to Airport

Transfer to airport by taxi.

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