(Hello in Ladakhi)
LADAKH- India’s highest plateau, cradled between the two highest mountain ranges in the world- Karakoram Range and the Greater Himalayas. Defined by the barren cliffs, craggy plateaus and highest cold desert, Ladakh’s astounding scenery is peppered with a number of colourful monasteries, multi coloured prayer flags and traditional culture- making it a sanctuary of Buddhist calm.
Through this tour of “ The Land of Lama: Ladakh!”, INDIAN EXPERIENCE takes you on an incredible journey across the Roof of the World- Ladakh!!
The magical experience begins from observing the mystical prayer ceremonies and listening to the younger monks reciting sacred Buddhist texts to the accompaniment of cymbals in Thiksey Monastery, one of the grandest monasteries in Ladakh to the largest and most richly endowed monastic institution - Hemis Monastery, sitting on a green hill and surrounded by the spectacular Himalayas. From catching sight of a tall statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Diskit Monastery to a white-domed stupa on a hilltop, built to promote world peace and prosperity- Shanti Stupa.
Appreciate the pristine natural beauty of stunning lakes, beautiful villages, apricot orchards, ancient monasteries, scenic vistas, and lovely surroundings of Nubra Valley to the stunning moon-like landscape framed by picturesque bare mountains of Lamayuru Valley.
Soak up the serene atmosphere of the rich Ladakhi culture which is rich and colourful, centring around the beliefs and practices of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism.
Marvels of the tour
Travel to off-beat destinations in the Himalayas.
Feel the adrenaline rush running through your veins as you drive through the world’s highest motorable pass, Khardung La
Visit the Monasteries or gompas that epitomise the glory of Buddhism
Experience geographic undulation of mountains, forests, deserts, lakes and rivers at one beautiful place.
Interact with Ladakhi people- descendants of a blended race of Mons of North India, Dards of Baltistan and Mongols of Central Asia.
Taste the staple food of Ladakhi people - Sku and Thukpa (thick soup) and khambir (local bread).
Sojourn in the remote areas of the Himalayan Ranges.