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We will pick you up from Leh airport at 3500m, and escort you to the hotel in a car. Today just take rest and acclimatize yourself for the high altitude and low oxygen level. In the evening, take a stroll to the town of Leh. Sleep overnight at the hotel in Leh.
After breakfast, head out to tour the monasteries here. Visit the largest monastery in Ladakh, the Hemis Monastery. Visit the Thiksey Monastery, to admire the stunning statue of Buddha Maitreya and its traditional Tibetan architecture. In the evening, spend some peaceful moments at the Shanti Stupa watching the beautiful sun going behind the ghostly mountains.
After a relaxed breakfast, drive to Kargil via Lamayuru. On the way, you can visit the 10th century built Alchi Monastery to see the ancient Gandhara arts statues and wall paintings. On the way, you can visit the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills. After a drive of 5-6 hours, we’ll reach Kargil city. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Today we embark our journey to the Zanskar valley. We ride through the roads of Suru valley that very well symbolizes the beauty of the mountains. We pass by Penzi La, the gateway to Zanskar. In the middle, the Drang Drung Glacier greets us to the eastern flank of Penzi La. We reach Padum after a long journey from Kargil.
Padum, named after the Great Odiyana Padmasambhava is the only town and administrative center in Zanskar. Several notable Buddhist monasteries are located near Padum including Bardan Monastery and Karsha Monastery and the newly built Dalai Lama Photang. Soak in the calmness of the town that is spiritually rich and still not adulterated.
From Padum towards the south, our drive leads us into the diverse valley, Lungnak. A 4-hour drive on a rough gravel road we’ll reach the end of the road at a beautiful village, Cha. From Cha, we must trek 2 to 3 hours along the Tsarap River to reach the Phugtal monastery. Hidden in the valley sitting in a cave, the sight of the Phugtal monastery is something out of the world.
After having your breakfast proceed to visit the monastery. The stupa at the center of the cave is the main attraction apart from the library and praying hall. Spend some quality time with the novice monks studying there. Take a visit to Yugar village, on the other bank of the river crossing a wooden woven bridge. Take a stroll into the simple life of the Zanskari people and learn their culture.
With beautiful memories to cherish, start walking back towards Cha village. The way back is much harder as most of the trek is ascend. While continuing on the right of Tsarap river walk for 3-4 hour until Cha village. The pickup taxi would be waiting for us as the trekking comes to an end. Another 3-hour ride through the dusty road and you will be at Padum. Stay overnight at Hotel.
After morning breakfast proceed to the Rangdum Monastery. A few hours of drive from Padum you will be climbing the Penzila pass(4200m). This area is very scenic and you will find many shepherd’s huts here. Rangdum Monastery is an important temple of Zanskar. Built in the 18th century, the monastery belongs to the Gelugpa order of Buddhism and home to some 40 monks.