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Home » Ladakh Tour Packages » Nubra Jeep Safari

Ladakh Tour Packages >> Nubra Jeep Safari

Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered : Delhi-Leh-Uletokpo-Leh-Nubra-Diskit-Leh-Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Delhi


Day 01: Delhi
Begin your tour
Arrive into Leh

Welcome to Vardhman's "Nubra Jeep Safari"!
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed for the sightseeing of the City.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Delhi -Leh
After breakfast transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for Leh. Leh is main centre of Ladakh, Leh is located in small valley just the north of Indus valley. On arrival at Leh Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our representative. Today is free for complete rest for proper acclimatization to the high altitude atmosphere.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Leh
Morning proceed for the sightseeing of Shanti Stupa, Sankar Monastery, Leh Palace & local Market.
Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda): Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for mediators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.
Sankar Gompa & Village: A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 04: Leh
Full day of sightseeing of the famous Ladakh monasteries0 Shey, Thiksey, Hemis.
Hemis Gompa: This monastery is the best-known in Ladakh. Ladakh's largest monastery. It contains a number of gold statues and Stupas decorated with precious stones and a superb collection of Thankas, including one that is the largest in existence. Hemis gompa is believed to have been established in 1630 by Lama Tagstang Raspa and built by Palden Sara under the patronage of King Sengge Namgyal on a site previously sanctified by the construction of a cave hermitage dating from the 12th century. This monastery is the oldest one in the area belonging to the Kargyu school. The Gompa is a unique example of a monastic complex of this period which manifests in its structure the geomantic principles which underlie religious constructions of this type.
After seeing the sights of the monastery leave for the Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace.
Thiksey Monastery: This is situated on a mountain from where you can see panoramic views of the Indus Valley. Within the monastery you can see many beautiful Buddhist artifacts. 19 Kms 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: Shey palace with its remarkable statue of Buddha and panoramic views of Indus valley. 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.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 05: Leh -Uletokpo
Early morning depart for Uletokpo one of the most important & beautiful monasteries of Ladakh visiting Likir & Alchi monastery on the way. Upon arrival in late afternoon check into tented camps for overnight rest.
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to Leh, enroute visit Alchi and Likir Monasteries. Upon arrival, check into your hotel.
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.
Alchi Gompa : 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. 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. No longer an active religious center, it is looked after by monks from the Liker monastery. This is the only monastery amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop.
Overnight: Camp

Day 06: Uletokpo
Early morning depart for Lamayuru to visit the monastery.
It is situated at a distance of approximately 127 km to the west of Leh. The legend associated with this monastery goes that at the time of Sakyamuni (the Historical Buddha), nags (holy serpents) used to live in a Lake at the present day Lamayuru's valley. It was the prediction of the Bodhisattva Madhyantaka that the lake would get drained out, making the place for the construction of a monastery. It is further believed that in 11th century, Mahasiddhacharya Naropa, Indian Buddhist scholar, meditated for many years in a cave in Dukhang, still seen today.
Overnight: Camp

Day 07: Uletokpo-Leh
On the day 7 of your tour drive back to Leh. On the way visit Bazgo Gompa. Check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 08: Leh-Nubra-Diskit
This morning drive to Diskit via Nubra Valley crossing the highest pass of the region, the Khardong La-18360 ft - world Highest motorable pass.
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 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
Visit the world highest motorable pass. Drive back to Leh. Later visit the tiny local shops in Moti market and nowshare bazaars.
Arrive Diskit and check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 09: Diskit
Visit Diskit Gompa (now a major branch of Thikse Gompa), Hunder, and Bactrian camel farm.
Diskit & Hundur Gompas: Built by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa, the Diskit Gompa dates back to the 14th century. There is a legend attached to this monastery. It goes that a Mongol demon, a sworn enemy of Buddhism, was annihilated near the monastery. However, his lifeless body kept coming back there again and again. It is further said that the wrinkled head and hand of the demon are still kept there in a dark and claustrophobic temple, packed with fierce Gods and Goddesses.
Later return back to the hotel for an overnight rest.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 10: Diskit-Leh
Morning visit Samstaling Gompa, another impressive monastery in Nubra. Later drive back to Leh. Check into your hotel upon arrival for an overnight rest.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 11: Leh
Full day free for relax, go shopping, in the evening see cultural show of Ladakhi songs and dances.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12: Leh-Delhi
In the morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival you will be met and transferred by our representataive to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 13: Delhi-Mathura /Vrindavan-Agra
Early morning drive to the 'Romantic city of Taj Mahal' - Agra!. Enroute visit Mathura and Vrindavan. Upon arrival, check into your hotel
for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14: Agra-Delhi
Early morning visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) during Sunrise. Return back to the hotel, take breakfast and then proceed for Local sightseeing of Agra. Visit Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
Later in the late afternoon we will drive back to Delhi. On arrival transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of "Nubra Jeep Safari" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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