Day 01 : Arrive Leh
Upon arrival in Leh you will be welcomed by Max Holidays representative who will escort you to the hotel. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 02 : Leh sight seeing
Morning visit Phyang monastery which is 17 Km from Leh built by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century AD. It belongs to the Red Cap sect of Buddhists.Afternoon visit Matho and Stakana monastries.
Day 03 : Leh Sightseeing
Today visit Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monastery. Shey Palace and Gompa is situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here. Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. Hemis Gompa is 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava'sbirth anniversary.
Day 04 : Leh -Sumur (Nubra Valley)
Early morning head to Nubra Valley via the world's highest motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Upon arrival check in at The hotel/camp. Evening at leisure.
Day 05 : Nubra valley sight seeing
After breakfast visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. It will be a wonderful experience to walk or take a double humped Bactrian Camel ride from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours. Visit Diskit which is the main village and is headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop monasteries. Evening trek to Samstaling Monastery.
Day 06 : Sumur - Leh
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 : Leh - Uletokpo
Head to Uleytokpo this morning and on the way visit Alchi monastery which is about 70 Km from Leh on the bank of the Indus river. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. Post lunch walk to the beautiful village of Mangyu at an altitude of 13860 Feet. Overnight at Uleytokpo camps.
Day 08 : Excursion to Lamayuru
Enjoy an excursion to Lamayuru monastery which is the oldest holy site in Ladakh. Entry fee in this monastery, you can offer whatever you can. Rizong Gompa is known as the paradise for Meditation and Chulichan nunnery. Below the Rizong monastery; around 20 Nuns resides at Chulichan. They provide food and cloths to the monks and perform morning and evening prayers.
Day 09 : Uletokpo - Leh
While driving back to Leh, visit Likir monastery on the way. Founded in the 11 th century and rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century, the earlier Gompa of the monastery was destroyed in a fire. The present Gompa dates back to the 18th century. Also visit Spituk monastery stands prominently on the top of hillock commanding a panoramic view of the Indus Valley for miles. Many icons of Buddha and fine Thankas are to be found in this 15th century Gompa. The Gompa also houses a collection of ancient masks, antique arms, and an awe-inspiring image of Mahakaal.
Day 10 : Leave Leh
After breakfast fly to Delhi. Assisted transfer to pre-booked hotel in Delhi. Time free to explore the city and doing your last minute shopping etc.