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Hemis Festival Tour
  • Mask Dances at the famous Hemis monastery in Ladakh.
  • Hemis Festival Dates 10 - 11  July 2011
  • Explore colourful Buddhist monasteries
  • Drive through the world`s highest motorable road.
  • Go rafting on the Zanskar River
Itinerary Details
Day 01: Arrive Delhi - Local Sight Seeing
Traditional welcome on arrival in Delhi, India Travellers office executive will meet you at the airport and will escort you to hotel. Tailor made tour  of Old Delhi and New Delhi including the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid and enjoy Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk.
Day 02: Fly to Leh
Flight to Leh in itself is an experience. You will spot some of the highest mountain ranges, untouched glaciers and on your way to landing an exhilarating view of monasteries in Leh. India Travellers executive will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel in Leh. After the traditional welcome, take it easy today for acclimatization. Evening you want, visit to Shanti Stupa and enjoy Leh valley view.
Day 03: Leh – Hemis Festival (40 Kms / 2 Hrs) (10-11 July 2011)
Full day visit Hemis Monastery and take part in the Hemis Festival, the wealthiest, best known and the biggest Monastery in Ladakh. It was built in 1630. See the spectacular Mask Dance and the colourful fair displaying exquisite handicrafts of this region.
Day 04: Leh – Khardung La 18,380 ft. (40 Kms / 2 Hrs) – Nubra Valley (85 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Early morning drive from Leh to Nubra crossing over the Khardung la, one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Nubra was part of the famous trading ‘silk’ route and there are still double hump camels (Bactrians) in Nubra Valley. We stay tonight in Sumur village in Nubra Valley. Nubra Valley is a high altitude desert and Sumur is an oasis with greenery all around representing a unique contrast.
Day 05: Nubra Valley – Leh (125 Kms / 6-7 Hrs)
Morning visit the Diskit and Hunder Gompas. We drive back to Leh again via Khardung La enjoying the  The spectacular view of Karakorum range & famous highest peak Saser kagri 7678 mts and the Siachen glacier 70 km long. Evening free in Leh Market
Day 06: Leh – Rafting Experience (60 Kms / 2 Hrs) – Local Sightseeing
Drive to village of Chilling to enjoy white water rafting trip on the River Zanskar. Enjoy your ride,  rapids, freezing water and the beautiful scenery of the gorge in the Himalayas along the 28km route to the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus River. Hot buffet lunch is served. On your way back to Leh, stop off at the Magnetic Hill, where you will experience nature defying gravity. Drive back to Leh.
Day 07: Leh – Delhi
Today morning in time drive to Leh airport for flight to Delhi. Enjoy stunning scenery as you fly over the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. Connect for evening return flight home
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Price Guide
Price is Per Person on twin sharing basis. It includes standard accommodation with breakfast, private car and driver, all transfers and services of private English-speaking guide. Internal flights within India are not included. For more details visit FAQ, here... 
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