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<< Indian Himalayas << Tour Packages Itineraries >> << Trekking Tour Packages >> << Tour Packages Ladakh >> Hemis Festival

Trekking Markha ValleyDuration - 21 Days

Place : Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir
Month : June - July
Venue : Courtyard, Hemis Gompa
Significance : The birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava

The Hemis Monastery lying just 45 kms away from Leh, the capital of Ladakh is the largest Buddhist monastery in the area. The courtyard of Hemis Gompa - the biggest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, is the stage for the famous 'Hemis' festival, held annually in the month of June/July.Hemis festival is one of the most famous monastic festivals to commemorate the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet.

Festival Activities
A colourful fair, displaying some beautiful handicrafts, is the special highlight of the festival. The sacred dance drama of the life and mission is performed wearing facial masks and colorful brocades robes. Dramatic masked dancers, swirling around to the music of pipes, enact the battle between the good and the evil spirits. Around the monastery a fair springs up during the festival where local handicrafts are sold.

 
20 Days Tour
June to October

 

Day 01 Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi International airport Kai representative will welcome, assist & provide transfer to respective hotel for immediate occupancy.

Day 02 Delhi - Leh
Morning after breakfast Kai representative will welcome, assist & transfer from hotel to domestic airport to connect flight to Leh. Upon arrival in Leh welcome in traditional Ladakhi style and transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize. Overnight at respective hotel.

Day 03 Leh
Morning at leisure. Afternoon depart for sightseeing of Spituk, Phyang, Sankar Monastery ,Tissure & Shanti Stupa in Chanspa village. Return to the hotel. Evening at leisure for meals & Overnight at respective hotel.

Day 04 Leh - (Festival) Hemis - Phyang - Toktak Festival
Visit in Festival

Hemis Festival - 2006 JULY 06-07
We stay two nights in tented camp close to Hemis & will be visting the festival on both the dates.

Phyang Festival - 2006 JULY 27-28
We visit the Festival & return to Leh to respective hotel for overnight .

Toktak Festival - 2006 AUGUST 04-05
We visit the festival & return to Leh to respective hotel for overnight.
Further are the fixed dates for the tour.

Day 05 Leh ( Festival )
Visit Festival or OPTIONAL VISIT to after breakfast visit Sabu & SOS Tibetan Children Village, Leh Palace & Bazzar or full day sightseeing tour of Shey,Thiksey & Hemis Monastery along with lunch packet, depending upon the tour. After visit return to the hotel for hot meals & Overnight in hotel.
 
Day 06 Leh - Uletokpo via Likir & Alchi 109 Kms
Early morning depart for Uletokpo one of the most important & beautiful monasteries of Ladakh visiting Likir & Alchi monastery. Upon arrival in late afternoon check into tented camps for overnight.
 
Day 07 Leh - Lamayuru - Leh 110 Kms
Early morning depart for Lamayuru to visit the monastery, after visiting drive to Leh enroute visiting a Sikh Gurudwara known as Pith/Patthar Sahib just 25 kms short of Leh town after visiting continue drive to Leh. Upon arrival in the evening check into hotel for overnight.

Day 08 Leh -Spituk-Zinchen (Trek) 
After breakfast drive to Spituk upon arrival start trek to Zinchen (4hrs). Upon arrival in Zinchen village check into two men tent, meals & Overnight in camp.

Day 09 Zinchen - Rumback 
After breakfast trek to Rumback (4hrs) en-route cross Rumback River. One may come across some wildlife, during the trek such as blue sheep's, deer & some migratory birds. Rumback is an interesting village. Upon arrival in Rumback village check into two men tent, meals & Overnight in camp.

Day 10 Rumback - Stok - la 
After breakfast trek to Stok-la pass 4603 mts (6hrs). Upon arrival at Stok- la meals & overnight in tented camp. On a clear day one gets nice commanding view of Stok- Kangri peak.

Day 11 Stok - la - Stok - Leh 
After breakfast 4 hrs trek to Stok - an easy trek .Upon arrival visit the stock Palace the vehicle's will be awaiting to pick you up and drive to Leh.Meals & overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh 125 Kms.

After early breakfast depart for Pangong Lake approximately at 0500 hrs with pack lunch boxes after visiting return to Leh late in the evening meals & overnight in hotel.

Day 13 Leh
Day at leisure & over night stay in the hotel.

Day 14 Leh - Tsemorari 
After early breakfast drive to Tsemorari via Mahai Bridge (270Km/8hrs). Upon arrival check into two men tented camp in Kurzok village 4100 mts. Evening at leisure. Overnight at two men tented camp.

Day 15 In Tsemorari
After breakfast walk around the lake and see the various species of birds and visit Kurzok Gompa and village. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in two men tented camp.

Day 16 Tsemorari - Leh 
After breakfast depart for Leh via Tsokhar and Tanglan la pass 5320 mts, one may see the wild ass. Upon arrival late in the evening check into the hotel for meals and overnight.

Day 17 Leh
Day at leisure in Leh (buffer day) & over night stay.

Day 18 Leh - Delhi
Kai representative will assist & provide transfer to the airport in time to connect flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi assistance & transfer will be provide to the respective hotel.

Day 19 Delhi
Morning depart for sightseeing tour of old & New Delhi visiting India gate, Parliament house, President's house, Parliament Building, India gate, Jama Masjid & Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb. Return hotel in the evening for wash & Change and dinner, after meals Kai rep will provide transfer in time for your international fight back home.

Day 20 Delhi - Back Home

On international flight.
FIXED DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2006

  Hemis Festival -   JULY 03-JULY 22, 2006
Phyang Festival - JULY 24 -AUG 12, 2006
Toktak Festival -  AUGUST 01-AUGUST 20, 2006

 

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