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SHAM TREK

SHAM TREK



VISITING: DELHI - LEH - YANGTHANG - ANG - KHALSE - ALCHI - LEH

DAY 01 / DELHI:

Arrive New Delhi.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check-in time is 12 noon.

Delhi- Delhi as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the saga of a bygone era stand there. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists. With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poor in equally. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' or for people with heart. This phrase acquires a true colour when one goes around the lanes of Delhi. Delhi-- a window to the kaleidoscope that is India. From a string of historical monuments to modern commercial centers, Delhi has evolved into an exceptional and dynamic destination offering a wealth of shopping and sightseeing activities. Tourism in Delhi has undergone a sea change in recent times as the city is in the process of a steady makeover.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 02 / DELHI - LEH BY AIR

Morning transfer to airport in time to board flight for Leh.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Leh
It is a mysterious land shrouded in myth and legend. Known for centuries as the 'land of passes' (La-pass; Dakh-land). The region of Ladakh spread over to an area of 96,701 Sq. Kms . Ladakh is a paradise for nature lovers, culture travelers and adventure seekers. Visit Ladakh and get enchanted with its beautiful snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and accept the challenges of its thrilling trekking routes.

Evening walk to Leh Bazaar on slow pace. Also visit Sankar monastery and Shanti stupa.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 03 / LEH

Morning guided excursion to Shey, Thikse and Hemis Monastries.

Situated at a distance of around 40 km southeast of Leh, Hemis is located in the Ladakh division of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It takes its name from the world famous Buddhist Gompa situated here.The Hemis monastery was established in 1672 AD by the then king Senge Nampar Gyalva. Hemis, however, it best known to tourists because of its colorful festival held in July. At this time, monks perform their traditional dances to celebrate the birth anniversary of the monastery's founder, Padmasambhava. Its resident Lamas perform sacred masked dances leading to the destruction of the evil forces, & sacrificial offerings.

Thiksey Monastery, an outstanding specimen of Ladakhi architecture, is a glorious Buddhist monastery located nearby Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. Thiksey Monastery is the part of Gelukpa order in Buddhism and is beautifully located in the picturesque top of a hillock. It encloses numerous stupas, Thangkas, statues, swords, wonderful wall paintings and a large pillar carved with Buddha’s ideas and preaching, all in a mammoth 12 storied building complex. A marvelous Buddha statue in the seated position is adorning the main prayer hall. Thiksey Festival, a major attraction for tourists and Buddhist devotees, is conducted here with splendor and much pomp.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 04 / LEH - LIKIR - YANGTHANG

Morning proceed to Likir enroute visiting countryside and on arrival visit Likir monastery.

The name Likir means "The Naga - Encircled". The reason behind this naming of Likir Gompa of Ladakh is that it stands surrounded by the bodies of the two great serpent spirits, the Naga-rajas, Nanda and Taksako. The monastery is situated at a distance of approximately 62 km to the west of Leh town. Lhachen Gyalpo, the fifth king of Ladakh, offered the site where the monastery now stands, to Lama Duwang Chosje. The Lama, a great champion of meditation, blessed the site offered to him, after which the construction on the monastery was undertaken.

The Likkir Monastery of Leh Ladakh was founded in the later half of the 11th century, around the year 1605. It belongs to the Yellow Hat Sect, founded by Tsongkhapa. It consists of a number of shrines inside its complex. Presently, it serves as the residence of approximately 120 Buddhist monks. The monastery also has a school, in which almost thirty students study. In the 15th century, Likir Gompa came under the influence of Lodos Sangphu.

Later attend a briefing on trekking techniques and start the trek to Yangthang(3500 m).

Overnight in camp.

DAY 05 / YANGTHANG – ANG (TREK)

Morning proceed for tek to Ang village via Shemchan La, Hemis-Shukpachan(the Cedar village), visit the small Gompa.

Overnight in camp.

DAY 06 / ANG – TINGMOSGANG – KHALSE (TREK)

Morning proceed for trek again through Appricot rich villages of Ang, Tingmosgang and Tia. Crossing over Bongbong La Pass (3400 m) to arrive at Khaltse.

Overnight in camp.

DAY 07 / KHALSE – ALCHI – LEH

Morning proceed to Alchi enroute visiting Alchi Choskor and Monastery Basgo. Later drive back to Leh and transfer to your hotel.

Alchi Gompa dates back to the year 1000 AD and was built by the Translator, Rinchen Zangpo. He even made a reference about the monastery in his biographies. It is written that he brought thirty-two sculptors and wood carvers from Kashmir, for the construction of the Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh. The monastery is sited at a distance of approximately 67 km to the west of Leh. One can easily see an Indian touch in this monastery, especially in the way its paintings have been made.

Three sacred temples, with the main one being that of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang, make up a major part of the Alchi Gompa of Ladakh. However, there are other temples also, namely Jamyang Lhakhang (Manjusri temple), Sumtsag Lhakhang and so on. There are a number of images inside the monastery. However, the main one is that of Vairocana. The other images include the ones of the five Buddha Families, along with their attendant deities.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 08 / LEH

Day at rest and free for independent activities.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 09 / LEH – DELHI BY AIR

Morning transfer to airport in time to board flight for Delhi.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Rest day free for independent activities.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 10 / DELHI OUT

Transfer to airport in time to board flight for onward destination. Check-out time is 12 noon.



Bon Voyage

Note: all the above arrangements are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.