Buddhism Unveiled


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Green Village:
Urbis
Grade:
Easy
Trek distance:
12 Km (2 days)
Includes:

Airport pickup

Sight seeing

7N stay

All meals

Local guide

Transport


Custom dates

Join this trip to Western Ladakh where we take you to some ancient Buddhist sites. Lamayuru monastery is one of the most prominent ones in Ladakh. Also experience the village life and get a glimpse of the local culture at Urbis, including some ancient mystic stone arts. The Alchi Monastery is another prominent site that we'll visit apart from the well known Hemis Monastery and Thikse Gompa.

Day 1: Acclimatize in Leh

Pick up from the airport and the entire day at leisure. Gives you time to get acclimatized to the high altitude and reduced oxygen levels.

Day 2: Get introduced to Ladakh

Getting to know about the Ladakhi heritage and more about Buddhism as a religion that is widely followed here. You get a chance to attend the morning chanting at Thikse Gompa. Learn about it's history and Buddhism.

Day 3: Go west, visit Lekir monastery and hike to Urbis

Driving towards the west of Leh we visit the ancient Lekir monastery. The village against the backdrop of mountains is a treat for the eye. We'll drive further to start the trek. It is an easy trek for 4-5 hours from the base point. On the way you get to see some mystic drawings on stones. In the evening relax at the homestay and enjoy the peace at Urbis.

Day 4: Spend a day in Urbis

Experience the Buddhist way of life at village Urbis. Stay in the village homestay and get to experience the life they live full of simplicity.

Day 5: Hike down and drive to Leh. Visit Lamayuru and Alchi monastery.

Say goodbye to the villagers and Hike down where our vehicle is waiting. We'll drive to Lamayuru, it is one of the largest and oldest Monasteries of Ladakh. Here we walk through the history and origin of Buddhism and understand their mythology. Later we visit Alchi monastery, it is known for its structure and paintings. A marvel site recognized under world heritage structures.

Day 6: Goodbye Ladakh

Airport transfer as per your flight schedule.

  • Airport transfers in a private vehicle

  • Lodging in Leh for 4 nights in a 3-star guest house/hotel

  • Logistical costs for local sight-seeing in Leh on Day2

  • Accommodation in homestays during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Leh and during the trek

  • Support staff cost (trek leader, guides, cooks, porters and horses to carry your luggage)

  • Visit to Hemis, Lekir, Lamayuru and Alchi Monastery

  • Medical kits, carried by trek leader and guides

  • National Park permits and all Govt. taxes

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