Tibetan Lands: Ladakh – Festivals, Monasteries and Waters

Tibetan Lands

A mountainous area, surrounded by high hills of brown talus and snowy mountains that stand as sentinels in the sky, Ladakh lies to the northwest of the Indian sub-continent at altitudes of between 10,000 and 20,000 feet. The multicolored mountain ranges are ornamented with monasteries, temples, caves, castles, and stupas. The great river Indus flows through the middle of Ladakh and the capital Leh is at the center. During the winter, Ladakh is quite cold and there is much snow, but from May until October, it is a spectacularly beautiful place to visit. Beginning in Delhi, you will fly to Leh and do a series of day trips out of the Ladakhi capital to monasteries, palaces, and local homes, visit the spectacular Nubra Valley, raft the Indus River, and, depending on timing, enjoy one of the many summer festivals.

Note that this is a general itinerary, and will be adapted to suit the particular festival being celebrated.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive Delhi.

Day 2

Fly to Leh. Transfer. PM slow walk around town.

Day 3

Shankar, Spitok, Tibetan Village and Oracle.

Day 4

Hemis, Chemre and Dak Thok or visit Phyang Monastery for Festival

Day 5

Visit Likir. Afternoon to visit textile crafts people and bazaar. (July – Phyang Festival)

Day 6

Leh to the Nubra Valley.

Day 7

Explore Nubra Valley.

Day 8

Return to Leh.

Day 9

Raft trip from Phey to Nimmu. Visit Alchi and possibly Ridzong.

Day 10

Visit Lamayuru and return to Ulley or overnight in early July for Festival

Day 11

Watch festival or visit area around Ulley. Drive near Leh and overnight with a family

Day 12

Spend time with the family. Return to Leh.

Day 13

Fly to Delhi. Afternoon available with car.

Day 14

Farewell dinner and late evening transfer to the airport.