Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. O/N Leh.
After breakfast drive for full day sightseeing to, Stok Palace, Hemis Gompa, Thiksay Gompa and Shey palace in Leh.
Stok Palace: built by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825, in the present times is the residential palace of the royal descendants of King Sengge Namgyal. The architecture of this palace is a perfect mix of the traditional and the contemporary architectural styles. This palatial property consists of a number of beautiful gardens as well as a library that has around 108 volumes of the Kangyur (a collection of teachings of Lord Buddha). The palace is located around 15 kms away from the main city of Leh.There is also a collection of royal clothing, crowns and other important things which you can see while on the excursion of the palace.
Hemis Monastery: Hemis Monastery existed before the 11th century. Naropa, the pupil of the yogi Tilopa, and teacher of the translator Marpa is connected with this monastery. A translation was made by A. Grünwedel (Năro und Tilo, Festschrift Ernst Kuhn, München 1916) of Naropa's biography that was found in Hemis Monastery.
ThiksayMonastery/Gompa: Transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tiksey or Thiksey is a gompa (monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey village, approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of Leh in Ladakh, India.It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh, notably containing a separate set of buildings for female renunciates that has been the source of significant recent building and reorganisation. The monastery is located at an altitude of 3,600 metres (11,800 ft) in the Indus Valley. It is a twelve-story complex and houses many items of Buddhist art such as stupas, statues, thangkas, wall paintings and swords. One of the main points of interest is the Maitreya Temple installed to commemorate the visit of the 14th Dalai Lama to this monastery in 1970; it contains a 15 metres (49 ft) high statue of Maitreya, the largest such statue in Ladakh, covering two stories of the building.
Shey Palace: Shey used to be the capital of antique Ladakh. Shey palace Leh is located beside Indus River. Shey is approximately 15 kilometres from leh and is the beautiful villages in Ladakh. Shey palace is one of the ancient palaces in Leh. The Leh Shey palace is the famous tourist destination in Leh, Ladakh. Shey Palace is reconstructed in the mostly ruined state. Shey used to be the capital of ancient Ladakh. Shey palace Leh is placed on a hill Shey includes a gold topped victory Stupa. The monastery has a two storied statue of Sakyamuni Buddha shaped with copper and gold. The walls of the Du-Khang are decorated with beautiful frescos. In view that the monastery is exclusive, it's most excellent to make preparations to peer this monastery with the top Lama beforehand. Many chortens will also be obvious to the east of the Monastery. A traveller should not miss the engraving on a rook-face beside the primary avenue beneath the monastery which symbolises five Buddha's in meditation. The Shey Palace is built up in a very beautiful way and is extended up to 3 floors. Leh Shey Palace is attractive and tourist all over the world come and visits the palace. The name Shey is translated into Ladakhi that means mirror and it is known as the reflection of the palace. The Shey is located at a intentional location overlooking the entire heartland of Ladakh. The statue is nearly 7.5m tall made up of brass plated with gold and treasurable gems. It is placed along the Indus River. It used to be built by way of the king of Ladakh 5 centuries in the past. It's famous for its scenic magnificence, palace and monasteries. It is about 30 km from Hemis. Widespread Hindi film three Idiots were shot in Shey College. The palace and monastery of Shey are in the neighbourhood of the village by the identical identify.
After Breakfast leave to chilling drive to khardung-La pass to experience the snow which is highest motor-able road in the world.
After breakfast walk to old town of Leh market, hike up to Leh palace, Tsemo Gompa and Sankar Gompa for photography pick up by car from Samkar Gompa and have lunch in the market, after lunch visit to Hall of fame sangam point magnetic hill . O/N Leh.
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination. Journey ends with Sweet Memories of Ladakh