If you have limited time, want to enjoy the Himalayas and one of its most intact Buddhist cultures, this short summer excursion to Ladakh is for you. After a day in Delhi, you fly across the sky-touching mountains into Leh, the capital of Ladakh, or Little Tibet. Here you spend a week visiting the different monasteries and participating in one of the many summer festivals.

Along the way, you can visit with the shaman, stay in a local home and explore the fascinating blend of the Buddhist and Muslim cultures. Note that there may be slight deviations from the itinerary, depending on festival schedule.

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $2995.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)

Dates: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014 (Lamayuru Festival); Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (Dak Thok Festival); Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Thursday, September 11, 2014 (Ladakh Festival)

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts
  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites

Customized Travel

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If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Day 2 Early AM flight to Leh. PM optional slow walk around town. September, arrive early enough to enjoy the festival parade.
Day 3 Shankar Gompa, Spitok, Tibetan Village, Oracle
Day 4 Hemis, and Stok or Thikse
Day 5 Dak Thok and Chemre
Day 6 Drive Likir and then on to Alchi.
Day 7 Drive to Lamayuru for Festival in June or for day in September.
Day 8 Return near Leh, and overnight with a family
Day 9 Visit with family. Return to Ladakh. Afternoon free for shopping.
Day 10 Fly Delhi. PM free with car.
Day 11 Chandni Chowk, Jami Masjid, Jain Temple, Gandhi Home, Crafts Museum. Farewell dinner and airport transfer.
Day 12 Home

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