Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to connect the flight for Leh.
Upon arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatize to the altitude (3,500m). Late in the afternoon, there is a gentle orientation walk of Leh and its bazaars. In the olden days, Leh was an important trading center along the old Silk Road from China. The town is dominated by the nine-story Namgyal Palace whose faded grandeur has been likened to a mini version of the Potala Palace in Lhasa .
After the breakfast, we would start the sightseeing of Thiksey Monastery which is a magnificent gompa. This monastery has affiliation with Gelug Sect which belongs to the Tibetan Buddhism, sitaued on the top of a hill in the village called Thiksey which is approximatevily 20 Kms from Leh. To get further acclimatized, we would do a small walk of approx. 02-03 Kms and visit the Shey Monastery. Thereafter, we visit Shey Palace, located around 15 Kms south of Leh. This was the summer capital of Leh in the past. After completing the sightseeing, we return back to our hotel. Rest of the say is free at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast is served to us in the Hotel. After the breakfast, we would venture out of the hotel for the sightseeing of Shanti Stupa which is approximately one kilometer away from our hotel. Upon arrival at Stupa, which further tests our acclimatization levels, we can see excellent views across the valley of Stok Kangri as well as the Zanskar Range. After completing the sightseeing, we would then continue our walk and would reach Gyamsa Village and while going to this village we can have a break for lunch enroute and then after finishing off our activities, we return back to our hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight is at the hotel.
After breakfast this day, we would move out of Leh as we have planned a visit to Stok Palace which was constructed by craftsmen coming from Ladakh region in the year 1820. This complex still houses the descendant of Namgyal dynasty. Origin of this dynasty dates back to 10th century and Lhachen Palygon was the founder of this dynasty.After finishing the sightseeing, we drive for the visit of Tibetan Refugee center which is located in Choglamsar . This center is being taken care of by His highness, The Dalai Lama. After the visit, we drive back to our hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is an exciting day ahead with the rafting program. Rafting begins in Chilling to Nimmu. (Note that rafting is not done on too turbulent water. We will continue this activity for 3 to 4 hours.) After lunch in Nimmu, we will continue to Alchi.
On arrival, check - in at the hotel.
After breakfast, short transfer to Ridzong and before that we would be visiting Monastery and Nunnery. The trek that we would do today would be of 03 hours walk and would follow the Uley River till our camp at Yangtang at (3720 meters). Overnight will be at the camp in Yangtang.
Duration of Trek: 4 Hrs
After having our breakfast, we would continue our Trek as we would have a day which is short and easy in Trekking. As we would be descending towards the Village of Hemis Shukpachen, we reach the camping site where we set up our camp. Later, we would have an option of meeting the local people. Overnight would be in the camp.
Duration of Trek: 6-7 Hrs
Distance: 20 Kms
After breakfast, we would head out for a long day Trek. We would be trekking across the Meptek La and would start our descend towards the village of Ang Tingmosgaam which is the old capital of Ladakh. This place has some ruined temples which deserve to be visited in this area.
Duration of Trek: 4-5 Hrs
Breakfast is served to us in the camp and we would leave for the longest day of trekking as we have to reach the Village of Teta and after that have to Trek towards the village of Skindiyang which is a decending trek. Our overnight will be here in the camp.
After our hike yesterday, we have a relaxed day ahead. After breakfast at the camps.
We take our vehicle which then takes us to Leh. On arrival, we go to our pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax. Night at the hotel.
Leh - Delhi
After early breakfast, we are transferred to the Leh Airport to board our flight to Delhi.
Delhi - Agra
Upon our arrival in Delhi Airport, we would connect with our driver and would start our drive to the City of Agra which is a comfortable four-five hours drive. Upon arrival in Agra, we will be taken to our hotel. Check-in at the Hotel. Rest of the evening is free to relax.
Today is the day to strike off the Taj from our bucket list. We rise early to visit this astonishing wonder in white marble. Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love, stands on the southern bank of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in the 16th century CE. The charisma of the amazing Taj Mahal never fails to leave a first time visitor spellbound. Thereafter, we visit Agra Fort, a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. An artwork originally belonging to the Rajputs got renovated from time to time by different Mughal emperors with red sandstone, bricks and the beautiful marble from Makarana.
After the visit, take the route towards Delhi. On arrival, check - in at the hotel.