Leh and Ladakh Tourism


Leh and Ladakh TourismLeh and Ladakh TourismLeh and Ladakh Tourism
Vardhman Vacations
Espanol French Deutsch Portugues Italian English  Japanese Korean
Time in India :

(* represents compulsory fields)
* Name

* Country

* Phone (Include Country /Area Code)

* Email

* Tentative Month of Travel

Duration of Travelin India (Approx.)

No. of People Travelling
No of
Children [1 to 5 years]
Children [6-12 years]

Type of Hotels

* Describe Your Travel Plan/Requirements

Leh Tourism
How to Reach
Fair and Festivals
Places of Interest

Leh and Ladakh Tourism
Home » Ladakh Tour Packages » Zanskar Jeep Safari with Taj Mahal

Ladakh Tour Packages >> Zanskar Jeep Safari with Taj Mahal

Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Places Covered : Delhi- Leh-Uletokpo-Rangdum- Karsha- Zangla Castle & Stongde Gompa- Karsha- Sani-Parkhachik- Mulbekh-Leh-Delhi- Agra-Delhi

Day 01: Delhi-Leh
Transfer to Delhi airport (at your own) to catch flight to Leh
Begin your tour
Arrive into Leh

Welcome to Vardhman's "Zanskar Jeep Safari with Taj Mahal"!
On arrival in Leh, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Full day rest to acclimatize yourself. Evening go for a brisk walk to stretch your body.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: Uletokpo-Rangdum
On the day 6 of your tour drive to Rangdum.Upon arrival, check into your Camp for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Camp

Day 07: Rungdum-Pensi La-Karsha
Morning visit Rangdum Gompa and then drive to Karsha via Pensi La (4400m). Upon arrival check into your camp. Later visit Karsha Gompa.
Rangdum Gompa: Situated in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, it serves as the residence of approximately 40 monks. The monastery rises over a centrally ascending mound, entrenched around by the bifurcated route of a mountain stream. The Rangdum Gompa of Ladakh gives the appearance of an age-old fortification, which is standing as the protector of a mystical mountain valley. One of the major attractions of the monastery is its small museum.
Karsha Gompa: Situated in the Karsha village of the Zanskar region. The full name of Karsha, the largest monastery of Zanskar, is Karsha Chamspaling. Phagspa Shesrab, the translator of Zanskar first founded this monastery. The monastery, as it stands today, was the result of the efforts of the Teacher, Dorje Shesrab. It was under him only that the monastery flourished and prospered. Shesrab Zangpo of Stod was the one to introduce the Gelukpa Order in the Karsha Gompa of Leh Ladakh.
Overnight: Camp

Day 08: Karsha-Zangla Castle & Stongde Gompa-Karsha
This morning after breakfast visit Zangla Castle and Stongde Gompa.
Zangla Castle: Zangla is mainly famous for a number of places that the village has. There is an old castle in the village, which now lies mostly in ruins. The only intact remnant of the castle is a small chapel that overlooks the deserted valley below. Quite near to the castle is an old Nunnery, housing a small population of monastic nuns.

Stongde Gompa: Situated at a distance of approximately 18 km to the north of Padum, on the road to Zangla. Lama Lhodak Marpa Choski Lodos founded this monastery in the year 1052. The Stongdey Monastery came to flourish under the influence of Shakya Zangpo of Stongdey itself. It belongs to the Tsongkhapa order, which was introduced by Lama Gyaltsanpa Tundup Palzangpo. The Stongde Gompa of Leh Ladakh is considered to be the second largest monastic establishment in the region of Zanskar. The monastery comprises of a number of magnificent shrines within its complex, along with some exquisite wall paintings.
Drive back to Karsha Camp for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Camp

Day 09: Karsha-Sani
On the day 9 of your tour visit Bardan Gompa and then drive back to Sani. Upon arrival check into your camp. Later visit Sani Gompa.
Bardan Monastery: It is standing atop a rocky crag, lies at a distance of approximately 12 km to the south of Padum. It belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order. Infact, it was one of the first centers of Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order to be set up in Zanskar. Bardan Gompa of Leh Ladakh dates back to the 17th century. A number of smaller monasteries in the region come under the management of Bardan. One such monastery is the Sani Gompa.
Sani Gompa: A castle like gompa and is located in Sani. It is a part of the Drukpa Kagyupa School. The prime draw is Kanika Stupa, which is located in the backyard of the monastery.
Overnight: Camp

Day 10: Sani-Parkhachik
This morning after a lesiurely breakfast drive to Parkhachik. Check at your camp for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Camp

Day 11: Parkhachik-Mulbekh
On the day 11 of your tour drive to Mulbekh. Upon arrival, check into your camp. Relax for a while and later visit Mulbekh Chamba and Mulbekh Gompa.
Mulbekh: It is a small village located in Kargil District. It is about 45 km east of Kargil,on the road to Leh (190 km). This scenic village derived its name from a small watercourse, which originates form the Zanskar and meets the Suru River at Kargil. The beautiful hills and the small cultivated fields that dot the landscape presents a pretty picture of nature’s splendor at work. It forms the cultural border of the state as Buddhism is predominant towards the east from here and Islam towards the west.
Overnight: Camp

Day 12: Mulbekh-Leh
This morning after a leisurely breakfast drive back to Leh. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 13: Leh
Full day at your leisure, shopping, cultural program show in the evening.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 "Zanskar Jeep Safari with Taj Mahal" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

Ladakh Tour Packages
Mystic Ladakh Tour
Ladakh Exotica
Marvelous Ladakh Tour
The Spirit of Ladakh
Panoramic Ladakh Tour
Ladakh Adventure Tour
Nubra Jeep Safari
Explore Ladakh with Kashmir
Forbidden Ladakh Tour
Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
Ladakh Buddhist Tour
Delhi Ladakh Air and Road Package
Delhi Leh Air Package
Zanskar Jeep Safari with Taj Mahal
Ladakh with Golden Triangle

Ladakh Tourism Ladakh Trekking Packages Ladakh Tour Packages Treks in ladakh
About Ladakh
History of Ladakh
Peoples of Ladakh
Culture of Ladakh
How To Reach Ladakh
Festivals of Ladakh
Places of Interest in Ladakh
Trekking Tours of Ladakh
Leh Jeep Safari
Wildlife in Ladakh
Zanskar Trek
Ladakh Monasteries Trek
Manali Ladakh Extended Trek
Nubra Valley Trek
Indus Valley Trek
Markha Valley Trek
Popular Markha Valley Treke
Stok Kangri Expedition
Ladakh Adventure Jeep Safari
Spiti - Ladakh Trek
Mystic Ladakh Tour
Ladakh Exotica
Marvelous Ladakh Tour
The Spirit of Ladakh
Panoramic Ladakh Tour
Ladakh Adventure Tour
Forbidden Ladakh Tour
Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
Ladakh Buddhist Tour
Delhi Leh Air Package
Chadar Ice Trek
Outer to Inner Saraj
Throne of the Gods
Indus Valley Trek
The Classic Markha Valley
Chandra Tal
Ladakh Monastery Trek
Journey to South Zanskar
Trans-Zanskar Expedition
The Passes of Spiti
Ladakh Festival Tour Packages
Buddha Purnima Festival Tour - Hemis Monastery Festival Tour - Lamayuru Monastery Festival Tour - Phyang Monastery Festival Tour
Takthok Monastery Festival Tour - Ladakh Annual Festival Tour

Surf Our Other Travel Websites
www.vardhmanvacations.com www.visitrajasthan.net www.rajasthan-luxurytours.com www.southindiatour.net
www.visit-rajasthan.net Rajasthan Tourism www.royal-rajasthanonwheels.com India Tours
www.wildlifetour-india.com www.rajasthansafari.net www.beachtoursindia.com www.tourpackages-india.com
www.indianholidayonline.com www.keralatours-india.com    

leh-ladakh.net offers: zanskar jeep safari with taj mahal, ladakh zanskar jeep safari, zanskar jeep safari tours, ladakh zanskar jeep safari, zanskar jeep safari tours, jeep safari in ladakh, zanskar jeep safaris, himalaya jeep safari tours, leh ladakh jeep safari, ladakh jeep safari tour, jeep safari in himalayan, jeep safaris in ladakh, jeep safari ladakh, ladakh jeep tours, leh ladakh jeep safari tours, jeep safaris in himalayan, leh ladakh travel, leh ladakh travel packages, leh ladakh tourism, luxury family holidays in ladakh, cheap vacation packages to ladakh, leh ladakh.
Ladakh Tourism - Ladakh Tour Packages - Ladakh Festival Tour Packages - Ladakh Trekking Packages
Treks in ladakh - Leh Tourism
Home - Profile - Contact Us - Email - Query
All Right © Copyright Vardhman Vacations
Home Profile Contact Us Email Query > Home Profile Contact Us Email Query