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The Mystic Land of the Lamas
Experience firsthand, the regal beauty that is Ladakh

On this five day adventure, get in touch with your spiritual side as you explore Ladakh's famed monasteries. Camp amidst the most breath-taking of landscapes and get a glimpse of the way of life of the locals. Relish authentic Ladakhi cuisine and meet some of the friendliest people as you traverse the terrain of this region.

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!

Accomdations

Camps
Hi Altitude Nature Camp

Service Level

Upgraded
Luxury

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

Max 75 years

Difficulty

Easy

Who is this tour for?

Solo Men, Solo Women, Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Mixed Group, Family & Friends
Tour Map

Tour Experience

Enclosed in between the Himalayan and Kunlun mountain ranges, Ladakh is a region renowned for its natural beauty, with breathtaking landscapes ranging from green fields and valleys to barren deserts, and lakes of blue and green with mountain tops rising from the lands.

  • Experience an early morning prayer ceremony at the Thiksey Monastery
  • Watch a beautiful sunset from the Shanti Stupa, overlooking the Old City of Leh
  • Experience the traditional game of Archery
  • Visit the famous Alchi Monastery for an insight into the culture.
  • Explore the Basgo fort, once an important centre of power in the region
  • Raft the waters of the Indus river, past Ladakhi villages and picturesque landscapes
  • Discover the colourful streets of Ladakh on foot
  • Rediscover your love for the outdoors
  • Shop for handicrafts and souvenirs
  • Visit the biggest Monastic institution in Ladakh - the Hemis Monastery

*The price mentioned is for accommodation in a Luxury Suite Tent. For an upgrade, get in touch.

4N/ 5D

Departure: Fixed

You will be doing:

Bird Watching
Photography
Cycling
Village Walk
Hi-Altitude Camping
Shopping
Camping
Local Interaction
Monastrey Visit

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
Wild Life
High Altitude
Spiritual

Itinerary

1 Arrival in Leh

Welcome to the mystic land of the Lamas!

On arriving in Leh, a representative will escort you to your residence at Chamba Camp, Thiksey. After a traditional Ladakhi welcome, you can check into your Luxury tent and get settled in.

The rest of the day has no activities in store for you as it is medically mandated that you first get acclimatised to the low oxygen levels at this high-altitude.

After some rest, meet with the Excursion Specialist at the camp to discuss the itinerary and make slight modifications if required, to better suit your interests.

  • Leh
  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
19 km None
Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Camps, Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Photography, Hi-Altitude Camping, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, High Altitude
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You can sleep in today, for we have a late start! You have the morning to yourself. Have an unhurried breakfast and enjoy the serene sights in and around the camp. Unwind amidst the willow and poplar trees as you listen to the calming sounds of nature.

If you're game, take a walk through the lush, green fields of Nyerma and get an insight into the age-old wisdom of medicinal herbs, agricultural and religious practices passed on over generations, at the nunnery.

After a delicious lunch at the camp, we set out to the Leh City for a heritage walk. Walk through the complex maze of by-lanes and narrow streets of Leh and uncover the wonders of the city. Stroll through the lanes downtown, where everything from daily necessities and woollen clothing to rugs, handicrafts and accessories can be found.

You can shop a little at the city boulevard which is lined with shops that sell Pashmina shawls, stoles, Tibetan handicrafts and silver jewellery and traditional Ladakhi jewellery studded with turquoise, glass, mother of pearl, emerald and jade.

End the day with a spectacular sunset at the Shanti Stupa.

  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
  • Leh
  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
34 km 5 km
None +
Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Camps, Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Bird Watching, Photography, Shopping, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, Wild Life, High Altitude
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, a journey of spiritual exploration is in the offing. Post breakfast we drive along the Indus river through breathtaking landscapes as we go to the Alchi Monastery.

Built in the 11th century, this monastery appears to have a distinct Kashmiri and Tibetan influence on both its art and architecture. It is believed to have been founded in the 11th century, arguably by Rinchen Zangpo. It boasts of Tibetan and Gandhara style murals that rival even European frescoes. The painting here are good examples of Buddhist art from that period.
We have a delicious picnic lunch amidst the stunning natural beauty before we head back towards the camp.

On the way back from Alchi, we drive past the ruins of the Basgo fort, which has stood witness to important political events in Ladakh. 'Basgo is the local word for 'Cow's head'.

  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
  • Alchi Monastery
  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
161 km None
Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Camps, Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Monastrey Visit, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, High Altitude
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today calls for a really early start. After a quick cup of coffee or chai to do away with the morning blues, we head to the Thiksey monastery, a kilometre away from the camp. The monastery boasts of a two storey tall statue of the Maitreyi Buddha seated on a lotus. Participate in a Buddhist morning prayer ceremony as the sun comes up and take in the fantastic view of the Leh valley that spreads out down below.

After a relaxed breakfast at camp, we drive to the Hemis monastery and museum, a good 45 minutes away from the camp. Built in 1630, this monastery finds itself in a secluded valley on the Western bank of the Indus river and is the largest in Ladakh. It boasts of an impressive collection of Thangkas (Tibetan murals), Tibetan books, statues and stupas. The monastery belongs to the Drukpa branch of Tibetan Buddhism. Get a glimpse of the many features of this monastery where young lamas are nurtured and educated in philosophy, literature, history, yoga and more.

After an insightful experience, return to the camp for lunch.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
  • Thiksey Monastery
  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
  • Hemis Monastery
  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
50 km None
Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Camps, Hi Altitude Nature Camp
Hi-Altitude Camping, Monastrey Visit, Local Interaction
Nature, Culture, High Altitude, Spiritual
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bid adieu to the dreamy 'Land of the Lamas' as you head home or onward on your journey after having enjoyed the serene and scenic landscape of the region.

  • Chamba Camp, Thiksey
  • Leh
20 km None
Breakfast

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Inclusions
  • Arrival and departure transfers by an AC Innova from Leh airport.
  • Accommodation in Luxury Suite Tent or Presidential Suite Tent.
  • Personalised butler service.
  • All meals, including tea/coffee and soft beverages at the camp restaurant.
  • Guided excursions as specified in the tour programme.
  • Still camera fees (not professional) as applicable.
Exclusions
  • Other optional tour mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Goods and services tax (of 5%)
  • Taxes not mentioned in the package
  • Any transfers outside of the itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for the service staff, including local guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses (cigarettes, alcohol, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Professional still and video camera fee.
  • Pre or post tour accommodation and other tour extensions outside of the package.
Advisory
  • Foreign nationals and NRIs must hold a valid visa.
  • The rates are subject to availability. During the festive season, the rates are subject to change, with a possible surge.
  • Please carry government issued IDs.
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, medical conditions or special requests, please notify at the time of booking.
  • The rights to alter any particular itinerary or excursion as a consequence of bad weather, political unrest, restrictions at the area of sightseeing, rests entirely with the Company
  • You must be in possession of a valid voucher/document which will be mailed to you upon receiving full payment, otherwise the stay will be refused.
  • While travelling, bear in mind to pack light and warm.
  • Be a responsible traveller. Avoid littering and any kind of damage to flora and fauna.
  • Pack basic medicines for conditions like a cold, fever, headaches.

Why Ecohunters?

Small Groups
We deliberately encourage small groups as they allow for better experiences , more interaction and exchange.
Epic journeys
Every journey listed on the site has been mined for the sheer purpose of extending the joy to you!
All Inclusive Trips
All inclusive trips ensure you soak into the experience 100% without having to bother about the nitty-gritties.
Safety First
Every journey is calibrated ensuring the safety of the traveller. We closely monitor events man-made or natural to avoid any uncertainty during your travel. Trusted local partners ensure local support.
Accomodations
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible

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