Rafting Indus

Een uitdagend 12-daags programma voor de actieve reiziger!

Trekking & rafting Ladakh

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, a MakemyTrip representative will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to hotel near airport.

Day 02: Delhi-Leh
Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Leh.
On arrival in Leh, a MakemyTrip representative will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to the hotel.
Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh.
In the evening take a walk to the local bazaar in Leh. Overnight.

Day 03: Monastery tour and Sindhu Darshan (90 km round trip)
After breakfast, drive to Thiksey and visit the monastery. After the visit, drive to Shey and visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Continue drive to Hemis monastery and visit one of the most famous monasteries of Ladakh.
Later on the way back to Leh get down at the Sindhu Ghat for Sindhu Darshan and walk along the river. Back to hotel and relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Leh.

THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 km from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.

SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 km upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to the tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kings. A 7.5 m high gold plated copper statue of Buddha, and the largest of its kind, is installed here.

HEMIS GOMPA: 40 km 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’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years. Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as “green room” by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “Wheel Of Life” (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters, beside the prayer wheel.

Day 04: Drive to Likir and Trek to Yangthang (3,700M) 05:30 hrs
Early morning, drive to Likir and start the trek towards the south amidst wheat fields.
The easy ascent starts, from here which leads you to the top of the small pass “Chagatse La” (3,700M). Along the trail, you will view a hamlet called Saspotse. Walk towards the village which you will reach after crossing a river. Take the trail behind the village through a small gorge which takes you to “Phobe la” pass (3,849M). You can have a view of Yangthang village from here. We will stay at a Local Homestay in Yangthang village.

Day 05: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan (3596 m) - 2 hrs
Today is a shorter walk to Hemis Shukpachan village.
You can also walk up to Temisgam or viilage of Ang before Temisgam which takes around 6-7 hrs.
We will stay at a Local Homestay in Hemis Shukpachan.

Day 06: Hemis Shukpachan to Temisgam 5-6 hrs
After an easy walk for an hour you will start climbing Meptak La. After the pass you reach Ang village near the river. After crossing the river you can walk down to Temisgam village. The camp is near the road. We can visit the Temisgam Palace, monastery and Nunnery. Your trek finishes here. Drive to Ulletokpo for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight stay at Ulletokpo

Day 07: Excursion to Lamayuru (110 km round trip)
In the morning excursion to Lamayuru monastery.

LAMAYURU GOMPA: The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is located on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.
In the afternoon visit the Rizong monastery and Chulichan nunnery. Overnight.

RIDZONG GOMPA: Rizong is the most isolated monastery of all the monasteries of Ladakh. There is no entry fee in this monastery, offerings are however welcome. Rizong Gompa is known as the paradise for Meditation. Guru Padma Sambhava is believed to have meditated here for years. One can still find the small caves where Lamas used to meditate for years cutting themselves from the rest of the world except for one square foot outlet window from where they accept the one time meal of the day.

CHULICHAN: Chulichan, the nunnery is around one and half km. 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 08 :Uletokpo to Leh
In the morning drive back to Leh, enroute visiting Likir and Spituk monastery. Later, visit Stok Palace and museum. Overnight hotel at Leh.

LIKIR GOMPA: Founded in the 11th century and rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century, its earlier Gompa was destroyed in a fire. The present Gompa dated back to the 18th century. Skilled craftsmen producing excellent Thankas, earthen pots and carved wooden folding stools, live here in the village. Majestically situated, Likir commands a spectacular view. A magnificent giant Jupiter tree, one of the few survivors of its species, stands in the courtyard.

SPITUK GOMPA: 8 km from Leh, it 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. The face of the Kali image is kept covered and is revealed only at the annual function at January every year.

Day 09: Leh - Nubra Via Khardungla Pass (140 km / 5 – 6 hrs)
Early morning proceed to the Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 m) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. Later if time permits visit Hunder and Diskit monasteries and check in at Deluxe Camp. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the camp.

KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 km away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.

DESKIT VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village in the Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen from the monastery.

DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.

HUNDAR VILLAGE: Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with lot of trees. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump bacterian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful (on own).

Day 10: Nubra – Leh
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 on foot. Overnight at the hotel.

JOKHANG: the Ladakh Buddhist Association in 1957 built the small Gonpa opposite to SBI and known as Jokhang in the main bazaar, which is open throughout the day for visitors. The Gompa contains statue of Joyo Rinpoche (crowned Buddha).

LEH MOSQUE: The Jama Masjid of Leh was built in 1666-67 AD under an agreement between Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Ladakhi ruler Deldan Namgyal. Initialy, the architecture of the mosque bore Tibetan, Central Asian and Ladakhi style. In recent years it has been reconstructed and given a new look with minarets and domes.

Day 11: Leh - Chilling – Nimo – Leh
Rafting 35 km of Class III/IV white water from Chilling to Nimo (3154 m; 10,345 ft; 3-4 hrs). We will pass the village of Chilling and exciting rapids as the Zanskar plunges out of the canyon to meet with the Indus at Nimo. We end our trip at the confluence of the Zanskar with the Indus. Drive an hour back to Leh. Overnight hotel.

Day 12: Airport departure
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the local restaurant for dinner (direct payment)
Later in the evening, transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.

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