Ladakh - Meditation Tour with special buddhist Festival at Hemis Monatery

17th - 30th July

Ladakh is one of the most beautiful and pristine places in the world, popular known as the broken moon, and the lost Shangri- la, little Tibet etc is a small paradise in between the high peaks of the Himalayas set in the most northern part of India. Politically a part of the world known region of Jammu - Kashmir, the mountain range forms a kind of wall between the absolute peaceful Ladakh and its neighbors. Its culture is slightly similar to the Tibetan tradition and the way of living is in its manner very unique.

Isolated for centuries it developed a rich culture and a deep believe in the Buddhist religion. The first population to be here where the Monks from Tibet and Kullu and the Drads came later and started to live in lower Ladakh. For first timers Ladakh leaves them spell bound. There is such a vast cultural difference between Ladakh and other regions people are taken in by that. The land of lost Shangri la is mysterious enough and its several monasteries and local stories intrigue the visitor even more. There are villages which are decorated with Monasteries that have hermits, monks residing since such a long time.

Ladakh’s history can be traced back to the Neolithic era and appears in early historic accounts via Herodutus and Ptolemy. The region hosts ancient trade routes connecting trade from as far west as Damascus to the far east reaches of Guangzhou and connecting the Nothern Caspian Sea to Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Its unique geographic location and its historic celebration of diversity of culture, makes it one of the earliest examples of an international hub. Initially part of the Kushan empire in the first century CE, Buddhism spread through the region via the ancient trade routes. To this day, Ladakh is guardian to ancient artwork with Buddhist subject depicted in a Roman-Greco style with Byzantine influences.

In 842 AD, Ladakh was an independent dynastic where its culture and traditions flourished. This Ladakhi dynasty spearheaded the “Second Spreading of Buddhism drawing masters from northwest India and claiming its place in history as one of the most scared lands in Central Asia. In subsequent centuries, Ladakhi kings extended the territory to the realm of Purang and Mustang (present day Nepal). Since ancient times, Ladakh has hosted great masters, meditators, seekers and explorers. The monumental mountainous terrain coupled with its deep spiritual history makes it one of the most profound regions for reflection, retreat and spiritual quests.

Day 1 - Landing in Delhi

On your arrival in Delhi airport we will transfer you to Domestic airport to take next morning flight to leh.

Day 2 - Arrive in Leh

Early morning fly to Leh, free day for Acclimatize (between 5 AM to 8 Am)
Fly to Leh. (70 min flight). On your arrival in Leh we will transfer you to Hotel or Guest house in Leh. Free day for acclimatize.

Day 3 - Exploring Leh

Visit around Leh Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace etc.
We go by walk to visit shanti palace and Leh place with Local guide. Evening stroll in the market. Night in Guest house or Hotel.

Day 4 - Drive to Hemis

Visit Hemis Monastery. www.naropa2016.org/programe.php
In morning we do yoga and after breakfast drive to Hemis. Full day Hemis Festival. Back to leh.

Day 5 - Hemis Festival

Full day at Naropa2016 Festival organisied every 12 years by Hemis Monastery.

Day 6 - Hemis Festival

In morning we do yoga and after breakfast drive again to the Naropa2016 Festival at Hemis Monastery.
End of day back to Leh city.

Day 7 - Drive to Likir

Visit Village and Monastery.
In morning we do yoga and after breakfast drive to Likir meditation in monastery. Stay in Home stay with Local family. Simple accommodation.

Day 8 - Visit Lamayuru

Night stay lamayuru Morning Join Monastery puja. Drive to lamayuru, Meditation in lamayuru monastery. Evening visit Village. Night in Guest house simple accommodation.

Day 9 - Drive back to Leh via Alchi Monastery

Drive back to leh via Alchi Monastery. Morning attending Puja in monastery.

Day 10 - Leh to Diskit (4600 m), 120 km

Leave to Nubra valley over Khardungla (5600 m) via Khalsar.
Then Leave Leh early, after the breakfast over Khardungla (5600 m) through the highest road in the world. Just below the pass there is check post, get your passports checked and arrive at Khalsar. Continue to Diskit, visit monastery and leave to Hunder, a 6 km walk on the sand of Shyok River, this beautiful village is worth to visit. Drive back to Diskit; overnight at the guest house or Home stay.

Day 11 - Diskit to Panamik (3232 m), 85 km, back to Sumour

Meditation or yoga Panamik, a large settlement at the bank of the Nubra, enjoy hot sulphur spring water where in olden times Caravans of silk route used to take halt. Afternoon visit the 250 years old Samour Gompa; overnight at the camp.

Day 12 - Samour to Leh, 120 km

Meditation or Yoga. Check-in at the Hotel; afternoon free day and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 13 - Free visit in Leh.

In morning we will do yoga or meditation class in the Hotel. Free day to explore the city by yourself.

Day 14 - Back to Delhi

Visit Delhi. Evening transfer to airport fly to onward.
Room for wash and change will be included (4 person can share the room for wash and change)
Note - People who will stay in Delhi. Night charges will be extra. Min 40 euro to 80 Euro per room.

Tour Cost

Cost per person 1690 Euro
Booking untill 19th Juni 1540 Euro

Single room charges 350 Euro

Cost Included

  • All airport transfer
  • Delhi to Leh and leh to Delhi Flight fare (150 Euro x 2)
  • Guest House, Hotel, Camp, Home Stay on full board as per itinerary
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Local Monastery guide in Leh
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Inner line permit to Visit Nubra Valley
  • 1 Meeting with Amchi (Tibetan Ayurvedic Medicine Doctor)

Not included

  • Any beverages
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Monument fee and Donation in monastery
  • Hotels in Delhi except last day wash and change
  • Food in Delhi
  • Any other services which are not mentioned in included Services