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Go Glamping At Thiksey

The land of the Lamas, Thiksey monastery, recreates the magic of old world charm with canvas luxury at quite another level. The Camp at Thiksey creates once in a lifetime experiences amidst the most picturesque spots with unforgettable views and much more.

Highlights:

  • Experience the first truly mobile luxury camps in India
  • Visit to Leh Palace, LAMO [Ladakh Arts and Media Organization] Centre
  • Visit to Shanti Stupa
  • Discover hidden relics of Thiksey Monastery
  • Explore the Hemis Monastery
  • Experience some of the authentic regional cuisine at Ladakhi house

Best Season:

June – September

  • Day Wise Itinerary
  • Other Optional Sightseeing’s
  • Notes
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

Arrive Leh* On To Thiksey

Welcome to your “Go Glamping at Thiksey” tour!
On arrival in Leh airport you will be transferred to your camp.

Soak in the serenity of the surroundings as you are accorded the traditional welcome of Ladakh. You will be accompanied to your well appointed luxury tents, where the check-in formalities will be completed by our Guest-Relations hostess.

There will be no activity on your day of arrival as it is medically mandated that you relax and undergo minimal exertion to enable you to acclimatize to the rarefied oxygen levels at this high-altitude. At your convenience, an excursion specialist at the camp will meet you to discuss the itinerary suggested and help you plan your excursions and make changes if required, as the excursions mentioned in the program can be customized to suit your interests, choices and leisure.

Overnight stay at the camp in Thiksey. (Lunch, Dinner)

Thiksey

Today brings a late start, leaving the morning free for you to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and walk around the camp site, taking in the sights and the atmosphere where each tent opens out on to alfalfa pastures. Enjoy the view of the willow trees as the wind gracefully brushes the branches and the rustling sound of the poplar trees create an aura of unmatched beauty and serenity, making you unwind and relax.
OR, if you are an early riser, may we suggest setting out on our optional bird watching sojourn, with our camp naturalist, spotting and identifying a variety of birds of the Trans Himalayan region. (On your Own)

This afternoon following lunch, proceed on a gentle orientation tour of Leh, located approximately 19 kilometres (1 hr) from your camp. Visit popular landmarks which include the magnificent Leh Palace. Built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century, the palace has nine storeys’, some of which are in ruins. Some of the sections display fine traces of Ladakhi architecture. From the palace continue by foot to the LAMO [Ladakh Arts and Media Organization] Centre on a short walking tour passing some enchanting old houses. The Centre is housed in one of the most important heritage houses, Munshi (Togoche) House situated at the foot of the Leh Palace. Following a tour of the house there will be a short presentation by a Ladakhi scholar on the architectural heritage of the old city. Enjoy a view of the old city from the terrace of the Munshi House as you sip the special Ladakhi tea with light snacks. The Heritage exploration continues from Munshi House through the old city ending in the bazaar. Conclude your tour at the Shanti Stupa, perched upon a great vantage point over Leh, with spectacular views of the stone strewn landscape, as you relish a hot cup of traditional Ladakhi butter tea watching the setting sun.

Overnight stay at the camp in Thiksey. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Thiksey

Get ready for an early morning start with tea and coffee followed by a visit to the Thiksey monastery, which stands about a kilometre from your camp. This beautiful monastery houses a two storey statue of the Maitreya Buddha seated on a lotus, and boasts of a spectacular view of the valley. At the monastery, you will have the privilege to participate in the Morning Prayer ceremony at sunrise. Continue on a guided tour of the monastery, visiting the beautiful prayer room which has many handwritten and painted books as well as the temple dedicated to goddess Tara with her 21 images placed in glass-covered wooden shelves. You will also see small shrines devoted to the guardian divinities including Cham-Sing, the protector deity of Thiksey.

Return to the camp for a leisurely breakfast. The rest of the morning is free, allowing you time to relax and take in the pristine beauty around you. OR you may like to indulge in our optional cycling trip in the vicinity of the Thiksey village and its surroundings. OR else you could also choose to drive to the Saboo village for a seance session with the Oracle. On your own)

[Note: This optional excursion will be confirmed a day prior subject to the oracle willing to give an audience]

This afternoon, proceed to explore the jewel in the crown of the Drukpa lineage, the Hemis Monastery, the oldest monastic institution of Ladakh, situated about 20 kilometres (1 hr) from Thiksey. Built in a secluded valley, the monastery belongs to the Drukpa School or the Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. Explore the many interesting facets of this institution, established under the patronage of King Senge Namygal in the 13th century, where young lamas are taught literature, history, philosophy, yoga and tantra. The monastery halls are adorned with beautiful statues and mural paintings. Lastly, we drive to Stok village approx 19 Kms from Leh en route we cross Indus River at Choglamsar Bridge. Stok is the hometown of the royal family of Ladakh, the erstwhile Namgyal dynasty used to rule the kingdom of Ladakh, 38th king jigmet namgyal now lives in the small Stok palace. We shall visit Gyap-Thago family house in Stok where members will try understanding how to prepare local Ladakhi cuisine. The house landlady Mrs. Chondol and her daughter in law Mrs. Yangzes will invite the members to help them prepare the delicacies. Meanwhile members will enjoy some homemade butter tea. The family also has a 150 years old house which is reminiscent of ancient Ladakhi house.

Overnight stay at the camp in Thiksey. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Depart Thiksey* On To Leh Airport

Post breakfast check-out from the hotel and depart home with the matchless experiences of Thiksey. (Breakfast)

Notes -  

 

SEE

  • Cycling tour: - Enjoy cycling tour in the vicinity of Thiksey Monastery.
  • Lamayuru: - It’s the most ancient, royal and interesting located at a distance of 125 kilometres from Leh. It comes in your way when you move towards Kargil from Leh. Drive on the road towards Lamayuru is an excellent way to explore the scenic snow capped mountains of the region.
  • Tso Moriri Lake: - Drive to the beautiful Tso Moriri Lake. It is beautifully place in the secluded Rupshu valley.
  • Pangong Lake: - It is one of the most popular places to visit in Leh and is located 160 kilometres away from Leh city. The drive to Pangong lake is an exciting experience offering scenic views. It is a beautiful lake with crystal blue waters blessed with pleasant weather.
  • Magnet Hill: - It is also called "gravity hill" located near Leh. The alignment of the road with the slope of the background can give the illusion that cars are able to drift upwards.
  • Nubra Valley: - The valley is around 150 km north from the main town of Leh. Reach Nubra valley, you have to pass through the Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world. The sand dunes of the Nubra Valley offer the tourists a very much Arabian Nights like experience. The famous two-humped camels are also found in this region.
  • Diskit Gompa: - It is the most ancient and largest gompa located near the Nubra valley. The golden Buddha statue which is 32 meters tall is worth seeing.
By Air : The nearest airport is Leh - Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport.
By Road : Leh is connected by road with Srinagar 434 kms via Kargil and Manali 490 kms via Sarchu.
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