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Ladakh is bounded by world's two mightiest mountain ranges the great Himalayan and the Karakoram, It lies athwart two others The Ladakh and the Zangskar range.
It leaves the first time traveler awestruck by its geographical and cultural difference as they land at Leh. The features of Ladakhi people, their clothes and dialects are similar to Tibetan and Mongoloid then Indian.

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Buddha Purnima Festival Tour

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations Covered : Leh - Sumur (Nubra Valley) - Leh - Uletokpo - Lamayuru - Uletokpo -Leh

Day : 01- Arrival Leh

Reach Leh and get a warm welcome from the tour representative on day 01 (i.e. 30th May) of the Buddha Purnima festival tour. Check in at the hotel and leisure for rest of the day. Overnight stay at theCulture in Ladakh hotel.

Day : 02

Full day At Festival
Witness the famous Buddha Purnima festival on 31st May (One of the most important days of the Buddhists, Buddha Purnima festival is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Buddha and is the day when Buddha got enlightenment. It is celebrated on a full moon day in April). Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day : 03 Leh sight seeing

Go on a sightseeing tour of Phyang Monastery on day 03 of the Buddha Purnima Festival Tour. Phyang Monastery is located at a distance of 17 kilometers away from Leh and belongs to the Red Hat Sect of Buddhism. Later visit Matho and Stakna monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day : 04 : Leh - Sumur (Nubra Valley)

Proceed to Nubra Valley via World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass on day 04 of the Buddha Purnima Festival Tour. Khardungla is a high mountain pass and is located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and is just 37 kilometer by road from Leh. On reaching Nubra check in at The Silk Route Cottages. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at The Silk Route Cottage.

Day : 05 : Nubra Valley Sight Seeing

Head for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder on 3rd June. Visit places like Hunder and Diskit monasteries. You can also enjoy camel ride (on own). Trek to Samstaling Monastery in the evening. Samstanling Monastery is founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima and is 132 years old. Overnight stay at the cottage.

Day : 06 : Sumur to Leh

Drive to Leh via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road on day 06 of the Buddha Purnima festival tour. Explore the famous Leh bazaar for souvenir in the evening. Later visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day : 07 : Leh Sight Seeing

Day 07 begins with a full day sightseeing tour of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monastery. One of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas, Thiksey Gompa is about 19 kilometers away from Leh. Whereas, Hemis is the wealthiest and one of the best known and biggest Gompas of Ladakh and is 40 kilometers away from Leh. Stay overnight at the hotel in Leh.

Day : 08 : Leh to Uletokpo

Drive from Leh to Uleytokpo and enroute visit Alchi monastery on day 08 of the Buddha Purnima Festival Tour. Later also walk to the beautiful village of Mangyu. Overnight stay at the Uleytokpo camps.

Day : 09 : Excursion to Lamayuru

Start your day with an excursion to Lamayuru Monastery on June 7th. Also know as Yung Drung (Swastika), Lamayuru is one of the oldest holy sites in Ladakh. Visit the Rizong monastery and Chulichan nunnery in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the Uleytokpo camps.

Day : 10 : Uletokpo to Leh

On June 08th, drive back to Leh and enroute visit Likir and Spituk monastery. Likir Gompa was founded in 11th century and was rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century. Spituk Gompa is beautifully located on a hilltop and provides a beautiful view of the Indus Valley. Visit Stok Palace and museum in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day : 11 : Departure

Transfer to Leh airport to board flight for the onward destination on day 11 of the Buddha Purnima Festival Tour.