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Explore Zanskar Valley-Monastery Tour Packages

 Zanskar Valley :  zanskar valley

A monastery Safari Packages

Region : Leh & Ladhakh

Altitude : 7,756 m

Duration : 12 Night /13 Days

Destination covered:

Delhi-leh-Alchi- Kargil-Rangdum-Padum- Phutkal Monastry -Raru-Leh-Delhi

The ancient Buddhist kingdom of Zanskar is hidden deep in the western reaches of the great Himalayas.Passing up the Suru Valley through Pensi la (which is open 3-4 months JULY-OCTOBER), one arrives to Zanskar. Over PensiLa is the 5,000 sq km vast expanse of concentrated mountains and long valleys of Zanskar, an ancient kingdom with a better preserved cultural entity Primarily Buddhist. Padum is a sub district head quarters with several accessible monasteries and 8th century rock edicts with significant carvings and inscriptions. Other places of interest in Zanskar are Karsha with its large and wealthy monastery and Zangla. Treks commence from here for Lamayuru and Hemis. Phugtal and Zongkhul Monastery are two famous cave monasteries in Zanskar. To savor a typical experience of western Ladakh, a trip to Sabku, Panikahar and Parkachik is a must For most of the year the high passes are inaccessible because of snow, making the deep gorge of the frozen Zanskar River the only way of transport by walking. Villages nestling high up on cliffs, the greenest fields where peas and buckwheat are grown and ancient monasteries, are just some of the attractions on this spectacular trek.

Tour Itinerary:

During tour visiting monasteries such as Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Alchi, Rangdum, Sani, Karsha and Stonde. Explore the terrain, Heritages and Cultures of Ladakh Zanskar.

Day 01 July: Flight Delhi – Leh
Early morning, you will be transferred to domestic Airport to board flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh, our representative will well come you and you will be transferred to hotel. Check in hotel. Day free for acclimatisation. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh. (3500m)


Day 02 Leh to Alchi  – Likir Gompa – Spittuk, -Phyang- Alchi Monastery – Ulleytokpo (72 km)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Ulleytokpo. En-route visit Likir and Alchi monastery. Today you drive on Leh-Srinagar highway. On the way, you travel through spectacular and magnificent view of landscape and its beautiful mountains, sometime imposing gorge and you pass across Magnetic hill, confluence of Indus and Zanskar before Nimoo village; beautiful and charming villages of Ladakh. After Basgo, winding highway scenic for few meters and then open barren terrain till likir village. Leave highway towards the right and continue drive about more than 2kms up till Likir monastery. Visit Likir exquisite Gelugpa sect monastery built on hill top with awe inspiring view of the valley, by Lhachen Gyalpo in 1065AD. You visit also Big Statue of Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) beside the monastery. After the visit, continue drive to Alchi village (8km). After Saspol village, you cross Indus River over a bridge on left and follow the road that leads to Alchi. Visit the 1000 years Gelugpa sect monastery. Later drive further 7km to Ulleytokpo for overnight stay. Overnight at Ulley resort above Indus River. (3300m)

Day 03: Drive Ulleytokpo – Rizong Monastery – Lamayuru Monastery – Fotula (4090 m) – Mulbek/Kargil (113 km)
Post breakfast, Leave resort for Mulbek. Enroute you Rizong and Lamayuru monastery. Drive 1km from resort then take right hand side road at Gyera and enter into the stunning gorge. Continue drive up as far as Chulichan where you will find Nunnery with small temple. Further 3km drive takes you to Rizong monastery that picturesquely built on hill top with imposing view of surrounding wonderful mountains by Lama Tsultim Nima 150 years ago. This exquisite monastery is located in very isolated place in the middle of huge towering mountains. After the visit drive back to Gyera then continue drive onward to Mulbek. Halt at Lamayuru to visit the beautiful Digung sect monastery, founded on hill top dominating the valley, by Lama Nyimagung. History says that great Mahasiddha Naropa visited this place and the sacred cave where he resided and meditated still to be seen inside the principle temple. After the visit, keep on drive to Mulbek by crossing Fotula-4090m (The highest motor road pass in the leh-Srinagar highway) as far as Mubek. You pass through several charming villages and spectacular landscape. Arrive Mulbek. Overnight at Fixed camp. (3150m)

Day 04: Drive Mulbek / Kargil – Rangdum (170 km)

Morning after breakfast, visit 2nd century rock 9m high rock curved statue of Maitreya Buddha and then proceed to Kargil. Arrive Kargil (2nd largest town in Ladakh). While leaving behind the highway, you continue drive to Rangdum along the Suru valley. Today you have long journey but en-route you have unforgettable, enchanting and awesome view of landscape of Suru valley and its surrounding magnificent mountain peaks. As usual, morning after breakfast, drive Kargil to Rangdum passing through beautiful villages of Kargil. En-route, you enjoy the view of highest mountain massif snow cover peaks in the India Nun (7135m) and Kun (7077m) and you pass across several beautiful and charming villages (inhabitants are almost Muslim). Arrive at Rangdum village. Overnight Fixed Camp. (3230m)

Day 05 Drive Rangdum – Padum (115 km)

Post breakfast drive to Rangdum monastery. Visit the picturesque monastery founded on hill top with enchanting view of the valley, by Lama Gelek Yeshe Takpa 200 years ago. Rangdum is physically located in the Suru Valley and culturally it is part of Zanskar. From the monastery, you have wonderful panoramic view of landscape and Randum village. After then continue drive by crossing pentsila pass (4400m) on the way. Halt at top of pass to take photo of wonderful view of landscape with its stunning mountains. On the way, you pass across the as many as Shepherds of Zanskar with their domestic animals and Yaks. Continue drive as far as Padum.Overnight hotel in Padum. (3590m)

Overnight in Padum.

Day 06: Sightseeing Tour to Karsha & Stongde Monasteries
View from Kargil Morning after breakfast, drive to Karsha to visit the monastery. Karsha (Pair of White i.e., Outer white and Inner white) is 7km form padum. Visit Gelugpa sect and largest monastery of Zanskar. The monastery picturesquely built on hill top with imposing view of enchanting valley and tributary rivers (Tsarap and Doda river), by Great Lama Phagspa Shesrap (the translator of Zanskar). From the monastery, take pleasure of awesome and spectacular view of the capital of zanskar (Padum) and its surrounding mountains. After the visit continue drive to Stongde village. Visit the beautiful monastery built on hill top, overlooking the valley, by Lama Marpa 950 years ago. Approximately 60 monks are residing in this monastery. After the visit, continue drive back to Padum. Afternoon, explore the Padum. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 : Excursion Tour to Sani – Bardan
Morning after breakfast, we proceed drive to Padum  and we visit  Sani , the most famous monastery wherein you visit the sacred statues of Buddhas and Boddhisattavas. This monastery located and picturesquely built in the middle of field and houses. After the visit, proceed to Zongkul monastery and then continue drive to Bardan monastery. On the way you enjoy the view of beautiful and charming villages of Zangskar valley. After visiting the Bardan village and its monastery, drive back to Padum. Evening, explore Padum (the capital of Zanska

Day 08 :Zongkul Gompa(Dzongkhul Monastery)

After Breakfast  we proceed to drive visit Zongkul Gompa or Dzongkhul Monastery or Zongkhul Gompa is located in the Stod Valley of Zanskar valley.Its a moderate trail.

and all the monastry  in the same area .  Overnight we stay in Padum hotel Ibex.

Day 09  : Next day, after breakfast we proceed  Drive to rahu to phuktul Monasatery Phugtal Monastery or Phugtal Gompa is a monastery in south-eastern Zanskar, Ladakh in northern India. Founded by Gangsem Sherap Sampo in the early 12th century,  overnight stay in Raru Camp.

 From Rarhu Trek to Phutkul is not possible the same , this trek covered at list 4 days .

Day 10  : After breakfast , we proceed to drive from Raru to Rangdum. Overngiht stay in Rangdum Nun kum camp.

Day 11  : Next day after breakfast we proceed to drive from Rangdum to Kargil aproximately 8 hours journey.

overngiht stay in Kargil Hotel Zozila

Day 12 : Early in the morning , after breakfast we proceed drive to Leh. overnight stay in hotel Gunaam at leh.

Day 19  : Flyout from Leh.:Morning check-out from the hotel & drop you at Leh Airport.

                     “”End of the Tours with Incredible memory “”

leh Package cost :1500 US $  PP

Package Inclusion:

  • 01 Toyota Innova for the entire tour as per the itinerary. Includes: Fuel, Parking/ Entry Fee & Driver allowances.
  • 2 Rooms is at all places. (01 Rooms on Triple sharing basis & 01 Room on Double Sharing basis)
  • Meal Plan- MAP ( 12 Breakfast & 12Dinner)
  • No.of Pax:05
  • Duration : 12 Night  Leh Region
  • Accomodation : 02  Deluxe Room with One Extra bed
  • Inner Line permit to visit restricted area in Ladakh region.
  • Transport by NON AC vehicle.
  1. Tour Cost not Includes:
  2. Air fare / Rail fare / Bus fare
  3. Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone call etc.
  4.  Any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, and starters)
  5. Monastery entrance fees, camera fees, and monument guide services
  6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the heading “Cost Inclusion
  7. Extra nights in hotel due to ill health, flight cancelation or any other reason
  8. The services of the vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary Extensions of the tour programme or diversions in the tour itinerary for any reasons eg. due to bad weather, road closure, breakdown or any natural calamities.
  9. Guide Service Per Day Rs. 2500/-

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