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Ladakh’s Spiritual Circuit: Likir, Alchi, and More

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the spiritual heart of Ladakh with our “Ladakh’s Spiritual Circuit” day tour. Begin your journey with a visit to the mysterious Magnetic Hill, where vehicles appear to defy gravity. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and witness the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers at Sangam. Continue to Likir Monastery, known for its stunning architecture and art, and conclude your day at Alchi Monastery, home to ancient frescoes and wood carvings. Join us on this spiritual expedition through Ladakh’s captivating landscapes and rich heritage.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the magnetic phenomenon at Magnetic Hill, where vehicles seemingly defy gravity.
  • Explore the spiritual significance of Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and offer prayers at this revered Sikh shrine.
  • Marvel at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers at Sangam, a captivating natural spectacle.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist heritage of Likir Monastery, adorned with intricate art and murals.
  • Discover the ancient frescoes and wood carvings at Alchi Monastery, one of Ladakh's oldest monastic treasures.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 235
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 452
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 686
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 876
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1086
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1321
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1555

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:00 PM

Morning (8:00 AM): Pick-up in Leh
Your day begins with a prompt pick-up from your designated location in Leh by your knowledgeable tour guide.

Morning (8:30 AM): Drive to Magnetic Hill
Embark on a scenic journey to Likir Monastery, with your first stop at the renowned Magnetic Hill, situated approximately 30 kilometers from Leh. Experience the captivating phenomenon of vehicles seemingly moving uphill on their own due to the magnetic forces at play. Capture incredible photographs amidst the surreal landscape.

Morning (9:30 AM): Visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Continue your drive and arrive at Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, a sacred Sikh shrine near Magnetic Hill. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of this revered place from your guide. Take a moment for spiritual reflection and offer prayers at the Gurudwara.

Morning (10:00 AM): Drive to Sangam
Resume your journey towards Sangam, located roughly 30 kilometers from Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Witness the enchanting confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, a natural spectacle where the distinct colors of the two rivers merge. Engage with captivating tales and legends related to these rivers as narrated by your guide.

Morning (11:00 AM): Tea/Refreshments at Sangam
Pause for a break and indulge in tea or refreshments at a local stall near Sangam. Enjoy the picturesque views of the rivers and engage with the friendly locals to gain insights into their unique way of life in this remote region of Ladakh.

Morning (11:30 AM): Drive to Likir Monastery
Continue your scenic drive towards Likir Monastery, situated approximately 35 kilometers from Sangam. Relish the breathtaking landscapes as you pass through charming villages and rugged mountain terrain. Your guide will provide insights into the local culture and traditions during the journey.

Afternoon (12:30 PM): Likir Monastery
Arrive at Likir Monastery and immerse yourself in its serene ambiance and captivating architecture. Delve into the rich history, culture, and Buddhist art displayed within the monastery with the guidance of your knowledgeable guide. Admire the intricate murals, statues, and artifacts that depict Ladakh's profound Buddhist heritage. Don't miss the chance to capture panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges from the monastery's rooftop.

Afternoon (2:00 PM): Drive to Alchi Monastery
Following your visit to Likir Monastery, embark on a scenic drive to Alchi Monastery, located approximately 25 kilometers from Likir. Revel in the picturesque journey along the Indus River, soaking in the mesmerizing vistas of rugged mountains and river valleys.

Afternoon (3:30 PM): Alchi Monastery
Arrive at Alchi Monastery and explore its various temples and halls, renowned for ancient frescoes, wood carvings, and murals. Your guide will unravel the history, art, and culture of Alchi Monastery, known for its remarkable artwork dating back to the 10th century, making it one of Ladakh's oldest monastic sites. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ancient place of worship.

Evening (5:00 PM): Return to Leh
Following your exploration of Alchi Monastery, commence your drive back to Leh. Relish the scenic landscapes as you relax and reflect on the day's enriching experiences during your journey back to Leh.

Please note that the indicated timings are approximate and subject to variations based on the tour's pace and individual preferences.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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