Ladakh festival takes place in September 1-15 every year in Leh and villages. The inauguration ceremony takes place in Leh on large scale with the procession of various cultural troupes from different part of Ladakh. The Ladakh Festival brings together a magnificent display of the inherent diversity of the region through a medium that not only helps in reviving the tradition but also provides an artistic display that can be enjoyed by tourists, both local and international.
Day 01 - Leh
Welcome to the ‘land of gompas’: pick up by our representative and transfer to hotel for a complete day of rest.
Day 02: Around Leh
We spend the day in exploring the local sights around Leh.
Day 03 Leh Festival
Experience the Leh festival on its opening day as the artist groups from various villages and tribes visit the Leh town to showcase the wealth of their cultural heritage.
Day 04 and 05: Excursion to Nubra Valley, Panamik, Diskit and Hunder.
Via Khardungla Pass (World`s Highest Motor able Road, 18360 ft) lies the uniquely landscaped Nubra valley, which separates Ladakh range from the Karokaram range. One can experience the white sand desert of Hunder equipped with double hump camel rides. Panamik is the last place up to which civilians are allowed on the road towards Siachen Glacier and on a clear day one can get a glimpse of world's highest battlefield from here.
Day 06 and 07 Leh: Excursion to Pangong Lake (320 km)
After early breakfast leave for pangong lake (14,500 ft), through changla pass 17,350 ft, it is the third highest motorable road in the world. at 1200 hrs. arrive pangong, it is the highest salt water lake in the world, shared by two countries India & China. packed or hot lunch will be provided. enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of pangong while appreciating the changing colors and fascinating high altitude of the lake. drive back to leh by the same route.
Day 08: Explore Leh
We spend the day in exploring the local sights of Leh.
Sindhu Ghat: The Sindhu Ghat at Choglamsar village at the bank of Indus is where 50 senior Lamas hold prayers to mark the beginning of the Leh festival.
Hemis Monastery: Hidden in a gorge, built on a green hillside the Hemis Gompa lies on the western bank of the Indus, also happens to be the biggest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh and is a must for visitors. It holds the annual Hemis Festival and is well known for its wall paintings.
Thiksey Monastery: Thiksey Gompa is the most beautiful of all monasteries in Ladakh which lies on a hilltop to north of Indus River. The monastery is home to a 35ft Buddha statue, a must visit.
Leh Palace: The erstwhile palace was home to the royal family, located on a hilltop it overlooks the Leh town and offers spectacular views of the same.
Shanti Stupa: A spectacular white domed structure, the Shanti Stupa located on a hilltop at Chagspa offers magnificent view of the sunset. It was constructed by a Buddhist organization, known as 'The Japanese for World Peace'.
Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 09: Depart from Leh
Transfer to airport with sweet memories of Ladakh.
Please note: Your trips could be customized.