Ladakh Cultural Tour – 14 days

Ladakh Cultural Tour – 14 days

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3656 meter





No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax


  • Monasteries and Gompas: Ladakh is dotted with ancient monasteries and gompas (Buddhist temples). Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Diskit Monastery, and Shey Monastery are some of the most prominent ones. These monastic complexes offer a deep insight into Ladakhi Buddhist culture and art.2. Hemis Festival: If your visit coincides with the Hemis Festival, you’ll have the chance to witness one of the largest and most vibrant religious festivals in Ladakh. The festival celebrates the birth of Guru Padmasambhava and involves colorful dances, rituals, and masked performances.

    3. Traditional Architecture: Ladakhi architecture is distinctive and well adapted to the challenging climate. Explore the intricately designed homes, monasteries, and stupas that reflect the local building techniques and cultural aesthetics.

    4. Local Cuisine: Taste Ladakhi cuisine, which is influenced by Tibetan flavors and the unique conditions of the region. Try dishes like thukpa (noodle soup), momos (dumplings), and the hearty butter tea.

    5. Homestays and Villages: Stay in traditional Ladakhi homes through homestays in villages like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Sham Valley. This allows you to experience the local way of life, engage with families, and participate in their daily activities.

    6. Nubra Valley: Visit Nubra Valley, also known as the “Valley of Flowers,” and interact with the friendly people of the Balti community. Experience the unique sight of sand dunes amidst the mountains and enjoy a camel ride on the Bactrian camels.

    7. Pangong Tso Lake: Be awed by the surreal beauty of Pangong Tso Lake. The ever-changing hues of the lake against the backdrop of towering mountains create an otherworldly experience.

    8. Ladakhi Festivals: Apart from the Hemis Festival, Ladakh celebrates various other festivals, each offering a glimpse into the region’s cultural and spiritual practices. These festivals are often marked by vibrant dances, masked performances, and elaborate rituals.

    9. Traditional Handicrafts: Explore local markets for traditional Ladakhi handicrafts like thangkas (scroll paintings), woolen items, and intricate jewelry made by skilled artisans.

    10. Local Music and Dance: Enjoy traditional Ladakhi music and dance performances, which are an integral part of the culture. These performances often depict local stories, myths, and historical events.

Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for its stunning mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries, and unique culture. A cultural tour of Ladakh is a great way to experience the rich history and traditions of this region.

Here are some of the things you can do on a Ladakh cultural tour:

Visit the Leh Palace: The Leh Palace is a 17th-century palace that is one of the most iconic landmarks in Ladakh. It offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Explore the monasteries: Ladakh is home to many Buddhist monasteries, including the Hemis Monastery, the Thiksey Monastery, and the Spituk Monastery. These monasteries are a great place to learn about the history and culture of Ladakh Buddhism.

Visit the local villages: Ladakh is home to many traditional villages. Visiting these villages is a great way to experience the everyday life of the Ladakhi people.

Go for a trek: Ladakh is a great place for trekking. There are many different treks to choose from, ranging from easy to challenging.

Take a cooking class: Ladakh has a unique cuisine that is influenced by its Tibetan and Central Asian neighbors. Taking a cooking class is a great way to learn how to make some of these delicious dishes.

Attend a festival: Ladakh hosts many festivals throughout the year. These festivals are a great way to experience the culture and traditions of Ladakh.

A Ladakh cultural tour is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. It is a great way to learn about the rich history and traditions of this region, and to experience the beauty of the Ladakh mountains.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive Delhi. Assistance on arrival, transferred to hotel . Rest of the day is a leisure to recover from the flight.

Early this morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport in Delhi for your trans-Himalayan flight to Leh. Upon arrival, you will be met by your Guide and transferred to your hotel. We recommend you relax and undergo minimal exertion to enable yourseles acclimatize to rarefied air of this remote region ensconced in the high himalayan plateau. Overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast, your guide will accompany you as you explore the ancient town of Leh on foot. After a couple of hours, return to your hotel for lunch. After lunch you are driven west to visit the Shanti Stupa, inaugurated in 1983 by H.H.Dalai Lama, the peace Pagoda, whose sides are decorated with gilt panels depicting episodes from the life of Buddha, is one of the several monuments errected around India by peace sect of Japanese Buddhists. Following that, you are driven to Sankar Monastery nestled amid the shimmering coppices & terraced fields of Barley. Sankar monestry: The Gompa (Monestry in local language), contains a formidable collection of miniature stattues of pure gold and ancient paintings(called Thangkas) also done with gold. We return to our hotel in the evening.

After breakfast, we visit the Hemis monastry, the biggest and the wealthiest in Ladakh. You walk past the Chortens and the Mani walls to enter the complex through the east gate. From Hemis, you are driven westwards to Thiksey monastry, located on a hilltop with formidable views of the Indus valley. After visiting the interiors of the monestry the tour continues to Shey the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Finally we drive back to Leh to our hotel.

After breakfast, we start our drive to Alchi, 70 kms west of Leh, south of the village of Saspol . On arrival at Uletokpo camp, we check-in and followed with lunch. After lunch, we drive back to visit Alchi village & the monestry. Alchi’s large temple complex founded in the 11th century is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist centres in Ladakh and a jewel of monastic skill. You will also have an opportunity to witness villagers using primitive methods to grind the wheat along the road side. After our visit to the Alchi monastry, we drive back to our campsite.

After early breakfast, we drive towards west to Lamayuru.We visit the Lamayuru Monestry founded, properly called Yung-drung(Swastika) founded in the 11th centuary perched on a spur high above the valley bottom just off the main road, it is one of the most spectacularly picturesque gompas(Gompa means Monestry in local language) in central ladakh, as it descends from the Fa-tula to KhalatsesetLamayuru, properly called Yung-drung(Swastika) is believed to be the oldest in central Ladakh and to have been the holy place of the Bon-chos the advent of Buddhism. Afternoon picnic lunch at the Lamayuru village. After Lunch, explore Lamayuru village on foot, then we drive back to Uletokpo camp.

After a early tea/coffee, we drive to visit Ridzong Monestry. The track to Ridzong leaves the main road along the Indus at Uletokpo, between Saspol and Nyurla and follow the valley of a tributery stream, we leave the vechile and set on foot a kilometer upthe valley to Ridzong Monestry. Ridzong is is the only Nunnery Monestry in Ladakh. After that we descend, to drive back to our campsite, followed with breakfast. After breakfast we start our drive to Leh, enroute visit the Likir Monestry set up on a hill top of a low hill, it was re-founded in the 15th century by the Gelupa Sect(Yellow Sect). After that we continue our drive on the left bank of the Indus river to Leh. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon/Evening at leisure.

After breakfast, we drive to Saboo village to see the village life of Ladakh. We visit the Local Buddhist house to see the private chapels and also visit the traditional Kitchen and get a demonstration of preparing Gur Gur tea(Local tea mixed with milk, butter & salt). Afternoon picnic lunch at a local house, then continue to drive back to Leh. Evening free to exlore the local market of foot / at leisure.

After breakfast, we drive to visit the Stok palace, the former residence of the Royal family of Ladakh. We visit the museum in which the family’s heirlooms and relics are displayed, a piogant evocation of Ladakh’s vanished past as an independent kingdom. Ladakh well known as SOS Village. We visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre / Tibetan school. After that we continue our drive to Leh. We then drive to Choglamsar, which is the largest settlement of Tibetan refugee, Village in Afternoon free to explore/at leisure.

After breakfast, being the last day optional visit to the local market .

After early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Leh for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to a hotel. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure

After breakfast, we set of for a tour of Old & New Delhi. Lunch at the hotel.

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