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Leh - Ladakh is the largest province with in the North Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, covering approximately 60,000 square miles (100,000 sq. km). It is surrounded and bisected by some of the highest mountain ranges in the world. Running in a generally northwest to southeast direction through Ladakh, the great Himalayan Range separates the Vale of Kashmir from Ladakh. We have various Tour Packages for your ready reference, though we believe on Tailor Made Itineraries for your scheduled trip to Ladakh and kashmir.
     
Alchi Monastery
  Alchi Gompa is located near the small village of Saspol. It is one of the earliest monasteries built in Ladakh, dating from the 11th century.
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Diskit Monastery
  The Nubra Valley lies north of Leh and is accessible over the Khardung la (18,500 feet/5,600 m), one of the highest motorable roads in the world.
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Hemis Monastery
  Hemis Gompa was built in 1620 by the king-architect Singe Namgyal who was a great patron of Buddhism. He filled Hemis with golden statues, stupas set with precious stones and thankhas brought from many places including Tibet.
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Karsha Monastery
  Spend the day visiting some of the nearby gompas. Karsha, the largest and most important monastery in Zanskar, lies on the other side of the Dodu river, a two- to three-hour walk away.
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Lamayuru Monastery
  Lamayuru Gompa lies 15 km east of the Fatu La on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, with its medieval village seemingly growing out of the rocky hillside below it.
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Likir Monastery
  Likir Gompa is set on an isolated ridge a few kilometers north of Saspol. The road approaching the gompa makes a wide semi-circle around its base, affording beautiful views of the gompa from different vantage points.
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Matho Gompa
  Matho Gompa lies about 20 km south of Leh and offers spectacular views of the Ladakh Mountain Range from its perch on top of a ridge. Matho gompa was first established in the 16th century by Tungpa Dorje after he had travelled extensively in Tibet.
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Phuktal Monastery
  Phuktal monastery is like a honeycomb, cut into a rock under a gignantic grotto and has more than 70 Monks.
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Phyang Gompa
  Phyang Gompa is also known in Ladakhi as the Gouon gompa, meaning "blue peak", for it is beautifully situated on a hilltop above the small village of Chhiwang, about 22 km west of Leh.
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Sankar Gompa
  Sanker Gompa is a subsidiary of Spitok gompa, having the same head lama. Sankar is easily visited on foot from Leh, lying as it does in Leh's suburbs.
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Shey Monastery
  The palace was built in 1645 by king Deldan Namgyal as a summer residence for the kings of Ladakh. It is the oldest palace in Ladakh and above the palace is an even older ruined fortress.
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Spitok Gompa
  Spitok Gompa was built about 550 years ago by Gyalpo Bumlde, although one temple, dedicated to Mahakala was built about 900 years ago. Spitok gompa contains both old temples and those built in the 1970s.
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Stok Gompa
  Stok Gompa is a subsidiary of Spitok and both were founded by the same lama, Nawang Lotus, during the reign of King Takpa Bumlde.
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Stokna Gompa
  Stokna Gompa is a small monastery housing 35 lamas of the red-hat sect. Although small, it has several sister monasteries, including three in the Zanskar valley.
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Tak Thok Gompa
  Tak Thok Gompa is situated some ten kilometers further up from Chemre in the Chemre Valley. The Rimpoche or head lama of Tak Thok is from Tibet and is highly respected by Ladakhis.
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Thiksey Monastery
  Thiksey Gompa was built some 600 years ago and consists of 12 levels ascending a hillside, culminating in an Incarnate Lama's private apartments at the summit. The gompa contains 10 temples, below the monastery itself are chapels and "houses" of monks stretching down the hillside.
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Package Name No of Nights Destination / Night Stay
03 Nights Stay in Leh Ladakh 03 Nights Leh 3N
Highlights of Ladakh Trip 04 Nights Leh 4N
05 Nights Stay in Leh Ladakh Tour 05 Nights Leh 5N
Towards Valley of Flowers in Ladakh 06 Nights Leh 5N , Nubra 1N
Moon Valley & Pangong Tso (Lake) 08 Nights Leh 6N , Uleytoko 1N , Nubra 1N
Ladakh with Kashmir Tour Package 08 Nights Leh 4N , Nubra 1N , Uleytoko 1N, Kargil 1N , Srinagar 1N
Overland Safari to Ladakh 08 Nights Manali 1N, Sarchu 1N, Leh 4N, Pangong 1N, Nubra 1N
Tour to High Altitude Lakes in Ladakh 10 Nights Leh 7N, Uleytoko 1N, Nubra 1N, Tsomoriri 1N
Ladakh Panorama Tour Package 11 Nights Manali 1N, Sarchu 1N, Leh 4N, Pangong 1N, Nubra 1N, Uleytoko 1N, Kargil 1N, Srinagar 1N