Jeep tour Programs
Jeep safari is the easiest, fastest and most comfortable way to explore Ladakh that can cover the most notable and exciting places in one tour and also presents an opportunity to interact with the Ladakhi people. Though the roads are rough, exploring the remote regions of Ladakh on jeep is one of the most popular adventure activities of Ladakh because of the panoramic surroundings and pretty landscapes that can enchant nature lovers with their picture-perfect beauty. The most preferred and yet the toughest jeep safari destinations in Ladakh are Tsmori-Ri, Nubra and Dah Hanu.
Khardungla pass is the highest motorable pass in the worls and one would certainly not like to miss the experience. The barren landscape, culturally diverse people, desolate mountains and deep ravines only add to the bewitching beauty of the environs of Ladakh.
There are many travel agencies that offer jeep safaris and include the preferred destinations of Ladakh in their itinerary. One can take their services to ensure well-planned tour including the arrangements of meals, accommodation, guides and porters. However, while one should not miss jeep safari in Ladakh, one must pay attention to the availability of dehydrated foods, potable water and juices, camping tents and other gear, spare parts for the jeep, first-aid kit and fuel before starting the trip.
If you are driving yourself, then you must be confident enough to handle the rough mountainous roads. Don't forget to account for the Inner Line Permit for Ladakh and the possible effects of acclimatization.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Alchi - Lamayuru Lamayuru has fascinating caves carved out of the mountainside. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.
Mune Monastery Mune Monastery is located in between Padum to Raru road .The monastery stand on a mighty rock mountain facing the great snow peak of Skaing lager pass. The monastery has around 10 senior and 20 junior monks. The monastery lack great Infrastructure like any other monastery in zanskar and need a monetary help from time to time to preserve the ancient buddhism teachings and scripts.
Rangdum Suru valley along Suru River. Enroute we see the mighty twin peaks of Nun & Kun that are among the most challenging peaks in Ladakh.As We arrive at Rangdum plains in Zanskar region we can visit the Rangum monastery and the lush green plains of Rangdum valley. Overnight stay in the tents in the picturesque campsite (The Nun Kun deluxe camp ).
Sani Monastery Sani Monastery is located next to the village of Sani where the Stod Valley broadens into the central plain of Zanskar in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. It is about 6 km to the northwest of the regional centre of Padum, a gentle two hour walk. Like Dzongkhul Monastery, it belongs to the Drukpa Kargyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and is the only one of this order in Zanskar which has nuns. It is thought to be the oldest religious site in the whole region of Ladakh and Zanskar..
Dzongkhul Monastery or Zongkhul Gompa Dzongkhul Monastery or Zongkhul Gompa is in a south-western side valley of the Bardur River. It is built directly on a rock wall with two caves behind. In front are about 10 stone houses which tend to blend in with the surrounding rocks from a distance. About 10 minutes' walk from the gompa is a high viewing spot similar to the one at Hemis Monastery with a beautiful view from the terrace...
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