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Ladakh Monasteries and Villages


Trip duration : 12 Days

  Best period: June to September 

 Leh / Lamayuru / Dha Hanu / Khaltse / Liker / Shey / Taktok / Tangyar / Hunder / Sumur / Delhi

Trip Cost

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Hotel Envisaged

(We will arrange the accommodation that best suits your budget)

Ladakh Monasteries and Villages

This 12 days tour, we ride into the most remote villages and monastries from the lowest part of Ladakh to highest pass in the world We cross three passes Photola 4100m,Warila 5250m and highest ride able road in the world 5385m. En route we visit Lamayuru.The Lamayuru monastery is located on a high rocky outcrop, which overlooks a valley and the village of Lamayuru, 125 Km west of Leh. It is also called the Yung Drung or Swastika monastery and its stunning location makes this monastery a must visit on a tour to Ladakh. The monastery has many Thangka paintings in its main hall. The annual festival of Lamayuru Monastery is held every summer on the 28th and 29th days, of the 2nd month of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar.


The main attraction of this village is Drokpa Community considered being as last race of Aryans confined to the valley. Their features are pure Indo Aryan and they have preserved their racial purity down the centuries. Their culture and religious practices are very similar to ancient pre- Buddhist religion known as Bon-Chos.

Alchi Gompa

The Alchi Gompa is situated on the bank of the River Indus and is easily accessible since it is the only Gompa in Ladakh, which is located on flat ground. Founded by Ringchen Zangpo, the Great Translator, the Alchi Gompa displays a Kashmiri influence in its art and architecture. Within the monastery you can see many beautiful images of Buddha. Photography is not permitted within the Alchi Monastery.

Likir Monastery

The Likir Monastery is also called the Klu-Kkhjil or "water spirits" Gompa and is situated 52 Km from Leh. Built over an earlier Gompa burnt down in the 15th century, the present Gompa is an 18th century construction and houses monks of the Gyalukpa sect. The Likir monastery has a rich collection of paintings, robes and artifacts. The Likir Festival is held from the 17th to 19th of the 12th month of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar.

Day 01 :
Leh- Lamayuru by car 125km

Day 02 :
Lamayuru - Dha hanu (via Photola 4100m)82km

Day 03 :
Dha hanu – Khaltse 79km

Day 04 :
Khaltse – Liker (via alchi) 45km

Day 05 :
Liker – Shey 72km

Day 06 : 
Shey – Taktok 46km

Day 07 :
Taktok – Tangyar (via Wrila 5250m) 48km

Day 08 : 
Tangyar – Hunder 52km

Day 09 : 
Hunder –Sumur 23km

Day 10 :
Sumur – Leh (via Khardongla 5385m)

Day 11 :
Leh – Delhi

Ladakh Monasteries and Villages