Likir-Temisgam (Baby Trek)

Presentation

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Duration : 15Days / 3 Days Trek / Difficulty : easy / Best period : June to September / Culture & Trek 

This short trek runs through Sham, the lower part of Ladakh .The trek will give you a great opportunity to see several ancient monasteries and villages that are rich in agriculture, especially fruit. The Likir Tingmosgam Trek is one of the easiest treks to acclimatize to, as the trail rarely rises above 4000 m.

It’s a perfect first experience in Himalaya & Ladakh.

To end this splendid trip, two days of visits to Delhi and Agra with among others the mythical Taj Mahal of Agra, THE monument that must have seen at least once in his life.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in India at Delhi – Flight to Leh

Day 2, 3, 4 : Leh Rest & visits 

Day 5 : LEH – LIKIR – YANGTHANG (4-5HRS) 

Day 6 : YANGTHANG – HEMIS SHUKPACHAN VIA RIZONG (6-7 HRS)

Day 7 : HEMIS SHUKPACHAN – TINGMOSGAM (4 HRS)

Day 8 : TINGMOSGAM – LAMAYURU (2 HOURS) BY CAR

Day 9 : LAMAYURU (visit)

Day 10 : LAMAYURU – LEH (6 HRS) BY CAR

Day 11, 12 : Leh Rest

Day 13 :  Departure to DELHI , transfer to hotel and GUIDED VISITS RED FORT, QHTAB MINAR

Day 14 : Delhi – Agra – Delhi

Day 15 : Delhi & transfer to INT airport 

Details

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Day 1 : Arrival

Arrival in Delhi nightime, stay in hotel /Early morning flight from Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.

Day 2, 3, 4 : Leh & Indus Valley 

Resting days

Visits on day 3 : Stok & Thiksey Monastery visit.

Day 5 : LEH – LIKIR – YANGTHANG (4-5HRS) 

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We start the Day early in the morning from the Leh. It is 2 hours drive from Leh to Likir following the Indus River. Likir gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir, This Monastery is headed by the younger brother of Dalai Lama. According to tradition the foundation of Likir monastery goes back 11th century when it was a Bon center. But the real foundation seem to be not earlier than 15th century. On the top on roof they have newly setup a museum which contains some very old thankas brought from Tibet and the armory, coins, seals etc.

We begin here our trek below a mountain nearby the monastery; the trek is quite easy Little ascension to the first pass then long descent to the Yangthang Village passing a very dry and stony landscape.

Day 6 : YANGTHANG – HEMIS SHUKPACHAN VIA RIZONG (6-7 HRS)

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Today our trek is pretty long. We walk alongside the river and trees amidst the gorge to the Rizong monastery. It is worth visiting Rizong Monastery, which is an isolated at the back of a natural amphitheatre and has 3 main rooms to visit, two with large Buddhas and the third one with a large stupa.

After visiting the gompa, we ascend gradually to the Shushut pass 4000 m. From the pass we have a view of Hemis Shukpachan as well as surrounding peaks. An easy descent towards our camp at Hemis Shukpachan takes a couple of hours. It is one of the major villages of Sham, and the name of the village is derived from the conifers (shukpa cedar or juniper).

Day 7 : HEMIS SHUKPACHAN – TINGMOSGAM (4 HRS)

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From Hemis Shukpachan we go onto a flat ground as far as ill-defined pass alongside the Chortens (stupas). A steep descent will lead us to the right side of the mountains and climb steadily on the slope towards the Mebtak La 3720 m.

After taking short rest and enjoying the view from the pass, we head down to the village of Ang. From Ang, we head towards the south on the dusty jeep road to the village of Tingmosgam. Tingmosgam is well famed for its monastery, and is perhaps the most affluent village in the sham valley for its apricots, apples, nuts and beautiful houses.

Day 8 : TINGMOSGAM – LAMAYURU (2 HRS)

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From Timosgam after a little rest we drive to Lamayuru where we stay for the night

Day 9 : LAMAYURU 

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Rest and visit of the Monastery.

Lamayuru is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh, dating back to the 10th century. Local legend has it that the place was once a lake that dried up. The village has around 100 houses scattered around the Lamayuru Monastery.

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Lamayuru is on the Leh – Srinagar Highway, and can be visited from Leh (if you fly in) or on your way from Srinagar if you drive to Leh.

Lamayuru monastery is situated at a distance of 127 KM from Leh at a height of 3,510 meters. Lamayuru can easily be covered in a day return trip from Leh. Lamayuru is known for its monastery, and for its “lunar” landscape – quaintly promoted as a “Moonscape” for tourists. The landscape is certainly incredible with its spectacularly odd geological formations, though this is not unique to Lamayuru. Lamayuru monastery is ancient, built into the ‘moonscape’. It has some beautiful frescoes and frightening masks. Visitors can also see the glassed in meditation cave of the Lama Naropa. Lamayuru is a part of the Dri-Gungpa sector in western Ladakh.

Lamayuru was founded in the 11th century by Mahasiddacarya Naropa. Lamayuru has the appearance of a cave monastery with moonlike landscape. Lamayuru consisting of 5 buildings, the structure is in ruins today.

The annual festival known as Yuru Kabgyat is the major attraction of the monastery. Mask dance by the lamas are the highlight of the festival. Another important ritual followed during the festival is the burning of effigies. It stands for destruction of the ego in every individual. Besides its monastery, Lamayuru also attracts tourists for its landscape quite similar to the lunar terrain.

Day 10 : LAMAYURU – LEH (6hrs) 

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Drive back to Leh … en route visiting Alchi monastery, the only monastery in Ladakh built on flat ground, well known for its peerless wall paintings.

Day 11, 12 : Leh Rest

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Free days. Visit Main Bazaar, Leh Monastery …

Day 13 : Flight back to Delhi & Transfer to Hotel and guided visits in Delhi

THE RED FORT :  (Hindi: लाल क़िला, Urdu: لال قلعہ‎) is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political center of the Mughal state and the setting for events critically impacting the region.

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Constructed in 1639 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone and is adjacent to the older Salimgarh Fort, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546. The imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise (Nahr-i-Bihisht). The fort complex is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity under Shah Jahan,and although the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal buildings that reflect a fusion of Timurid and Persiantraditions. The Red Fort’s innovative architectural style, including its garden design, influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir, Braj, Rohilkhand and elsewhere.

The fort was plundered of its artwork and jewels during Nadir Shah’s invasion of the Mughal Empire in 1747. Most of the fort’s precious marble structures were subsequently destroyed by the British following the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. The forts’s defensive walls were largely spared, and the fortress was subsequently used as a garnison. The Red Fort was also the site where the British put the last Mughal Emperor on trial before exiling him to Rangoon in 1858.

Every year on the Independence day of India (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian “tricolour flag” at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its ramparts.

It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Red Fort Complex

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QUTAB MINAR :  (Hindi: कुतुब मिनार, Urdu: قطب مینار‎) is a minaret that forms part of the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. Qutab Minar is a 73-metre (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five storeys, with a 14.3 metre (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the peak.[3] It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps. Its design is thought to have been based on the Minaret of Jam, in western Afghanistan.

Qutab Ud-Din-Aibak, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, started construction of the Qutub Minar’s first storey around 1192. In 1220, Aibak’s successor and son-in-law Iltutmish completed a further three storeys. In 1369, a lightning strike destroyed the top storey. Firoz Shah Tughlaq replaced the damaged storey, and added one more.

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It derived its name from the Sufi saint Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Quaki whom Qutab Ud-Din-Aibak worshiped. The Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments of the Qutab complex, including Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which was built at the same time as the Minar, and the much older Iron Pillar of Delhi. The nearby pillared Cupola known as “Smith’s Folly” is a remnant of the tower’s 19th century restoration, which included an ill-advised attempt to add a sixth storey.

Day 14 : Agra Taj Mahal

Departure very early to Agra to visit the Agra Fort and the mythic Taj Mahal. Return in the evening.

TAJ MAHAL :  (/ˌtɑː məˈhɑːl, ˌtɑːʒ-/ meaning Crown of the Palace is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan(reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.

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Construction of the mausoleum was essentially completed in 1643 but work continued on other phases of the project for another 10 years. The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653 at a cost estimated at the time to be around 32 million rupees, which in 2015 would be approximately 52.8 billion rupees (U.S. $827 million). The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects led by the court architect to the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. Described by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagoreas “the tear-drop on the cheek of time”, it is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year. In 2007, it was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.

 Day 15 : Delhi 

Rest & transfer to INT airport for return flight

 

Map

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Price

PARTICIPANTSPACKAGE (€) / PER PERSONTREK ONLY LEH TEMISGAM LEH (€) / PER PERSON
5900220
4950270
31000280
21000280
1ON REQUEST/SUR DEMANDE300

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation in Delhi at hotel.
  • Domestic flight (Delhi-Leh-Delhi)
  • Accommodation at Leh in single room
  • Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary by Scorpio/Gypsy/Sumo.
  • English Speaking monastery guide for sightseeing
  • All monastery entrance fees in Ladakh
  • Arrival and departure transfers at airports in Delhi and Leh with assistance
  • Trek on full board
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Helper
  • Homestay all included during trek
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • International Airfares
  • Visa fee
  • Trekking shoes
  • Food & meals while not trekking
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Emergency evacuation for the Rescue.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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