The 11 days Hemis Monastery Festival Tour covers destinations Leh, Sumur (Nubra Valley), Uletokpo and Lamayuru. This Ladakh tour will take you for sightseeing of Shey and Thiksey. Witness the largest and impressive Thiksey Gompa and the richest Hemis Monastery.
Be a part of the Hemis Monastery Festival, which is the major attraction of this trip. It is the birthday of Padmasambhava (founder of Tibetan Buddhism), celebrated for two-days on the tenth day of Lunar month of Tibetan calendar. Other attractions will include Nubra Valley, Khardungla pass, White Sand Dunes at Hunder, Lamayuru Monastery, Phyang, Spituk, Rizong monastery and Chulichan nunnery along with Diskit and Samstaling Monasteries.
Also pay a visit to the Stok Palace and museum, enjoy a camel ride and collect souvenir from Leh bazaar during your Tour to Hemis Monastery Festival.
Reach Leh and get a warm welcome from the tour representative on day 01 (i.e. 23rd June) of the Hemis Monastery Festival Tour. Check in at the hotel and leisure for rest of the day. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Leh Sight seeing
Start day 02 of the Hemis Monastery Festival tour with a sightseeing tour of Shey and Thiksey. Thiksey Gompa is one of the largest and architecturally the most impressive Gompas and is about 19 kilometers away from Leh. Whereas, Hemis is the wealthiest and one of the biggest and the best known Gompas of Ladakh and is 40 kilometers away from Leh. On return visit Tibetan Refugee Center.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Enjoy the famous
Hemis Monastery Festival on June 25th. . Celebrated on tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month, Hemis Monastery is a two-day festival that celebrates the birthday of Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche) the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Leh - Sumur (Nubra Valley)
Proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass on June 26th. Khardungla is located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and is a high mountain pass situated just 37 kilometer by road from Leh. On arrival, check in at The Silk Route Cottage. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at The Silk Route Cottage
Nubra Sight Seeing
Enjoy your day by going on a sightseeing tour of Nubra on 27th June. Visit the White Sand Dunes at Hunder and enjoy the camel ride. Also visit places like Hunder and Diskit Monastries. Founded by Lama Sherab Zangpoof Stod, Diskit Monastery houses about 100 monks. Trek your way to Samstaling Monastery in the evening. Overnight stay at the Silk Route Cottage.
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Sumur to Leh
Day 06 of the Hemis Monastery Festival Tour begins with a drive to Leh via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Explore the famous Leh bazaar for souvenir in the evening. Also visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Leh Sight Seeing
On day 07, go on a full day sightseeing of Leh and visit palces like Phyang, Spituk monastery and Stok Palace and museum. On return visit the Tibetan Refugee Center. Overnight stay at the hotel at Leh.
Leh to Uletokpo
Drive from Leh to Uleytokpo and enroute visit Alchi monastery on June 30th. Post lunch walk to the beautiful village of Mangyu. Overnight stay at Uleytokpo camps.
Excursion to Lamayuru
On 01st July go for a morning excursion to Lamayuru Monastery. Later in the afternoon visit the Rizong monastery and Chulichan nunnery. Overnight stay at the Uleytokpo camps.
Uletokpo to Leh
Drive back to Leh on day 10 of the Hemis Monastery Festival and enroute visit Likir monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.
On 03rd July, transfer to Leh airport to board flight for the onward destination.
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