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Zanskar Cultural Tours

Cultural Tours in Zanskar Valley is the subset of tourism concerned with Ladakhi cultures. Specifically the lifestyle of peoples in Zanskar Valley, the history of Zanskar and those peoples, their art, architecture, religion and other elements. Cultural Tours in Zanskar, showcasing the traditions of ethnic cultural societies and their values and lifestyle.



Srinagar Zanskar Ladakh Tours (15 Days)


Zanskar Ladakh tours with Srinagar provide tourist an exciting trip of Ladakh Srinagar. During tour visiting monasteries such as Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Alchi, Rangdum, Sani, Karsha and Stonde. In Srinagar visit Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and many more. Explore the terrain, Heritages and Cultures of Ladakh Zanskar and Srinagar.


Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, transfer to your Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 02: Flight Delhi - Leh

Early morning, you will be transfered to domestic Airport to board flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh, our representative will well come you and you will be transfered to hotel. Check in hotel. Day free for acclimatisation. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh. (3500m)


Day 03: Drive Leh - Stok – Matho – Samkar – Shanti Stupa

After breakfast, drive to Stok (14km) by crossing a bridge over Indus river Indus at Choglamsar village. In Stok, visit the royal palace, constructed by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825AD. Inside the palace, you see great collection of ancient royal ornaments, Thankas (scroll paintings) and old statues. After the visit, drive to Matho village, 10 km from Stok. This monastery was built by Lama Tungpa Dorje in 13th century. Two famous oracles (known as Rongtsan), (who were invited from Tibet by the founder of this monastery) still make appearance during the festival of monastery. After visiting Matho, drive back to Leh. Post Lunch, visit exquisite Shanti Stupa and Samkar Monastery in Leh. You enjoy the spectacular view of Indus valley with its surrounding magnificent mountains of mighty Himalaya. Overnight at hotel in Leh.


Day 04: Cultural Tour to (Shey, Thiksey and Hemis)

After breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery which is 45 km far from Leh and it takes 90 minute drives. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with great ancestor Singey Namgyal built this biggest monastery in 16th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Thiksey monastery, which is 27 km from Hemis. This monastery is the oldest monastery of Gelugpa sect in Ladakh. The great Lama Paldan Shesrap built in 14th century. Here you visit the big statue of the Future Buddha. After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh via visiting Shey Palace wherein you visit big copper gilt statue of Lord Buddha. Overnight at Guest House in Leh. (3500m)


Day 05: Drive Leh – Likir Gompa – Alchi Monastery – Ulleytokpo (72 km)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Ulleytokpo. En-route visit Likir and Alchi monastery. Today you drive on Leh-Srinagar highway. On the way, you travel through spectacular and magnificent view of landscape and its beautiful mountains, sometime imposing gorge and you pass across Magnetic hill, confluence of Indus and Zanskar before Nimoo village; beautiful and charming villages of Ladakh. After Basgo, winding highway scenic for few meters and then open barren terrain till likir village. Leave highway towards the right and continue drive about more than 2kms up till Likir monastery. Visit Likir exquisite Gelugpa sect monastery built on hill top with awe inspiring view of the valley, by Lhachen Gyalpo in 1065AD. You visit also Big Statue of Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) beside the monastery. After the visit, continue drive to Alchi village (8km). After Saspol village, you cross Indus River over a bridge on left and follow the road that leads to Alchi. Visit the 1000 years Gelugpa sect monastery. Later drive further 7km to Ulleytokpo for overnight stay. Overnight at Ulley resort above Indus River. (3300m)


Day 06: Drive Ulleytokpo – Rizong Monastery – Lamayuru Monastery – Fotula (4090 m) - Mulbek (113 km)

Post breakfast, Leave resort for Mulbek. Enroute you Rizong and Lamayuru monastery. Drive 1km from resort then take right hand side road at Gyera and enter into the stunning gorge. Continue drive up as far as Chulichan where you will find Nunnery with small temple. Further 3km drive takes you to Rizong monastery that picturesquely built on hill top with imposing view of surrounding wonderful mountains by Lama Tsultim Nima 150 years ago. This exquisite monastery is located in very isolated place in the middle of huge towering mountains. After the visit drive back to Gyera then continue drive onward to Mulbek. Halt at Lamayuru to visit the beautiful Digung sect monastery, founded on hill top dominating the valley, by Lama Nyimagung. History says that great Mahasiddha Naropa visited this place and the sacred cave where he resided and meditated still to be seen inside the principle temple. After the visit, keep on drive to Mulbek by crossing Fotula-4090m (The highest motor road pass in the leh-Srinagar highway) as far as Mubek. You pass through several charming villages and spectacular landscape. Arrive Mulbek. Overnight at Fixed camp. (3150m)


Day 07: Drive Mulbek – Kargil - Rangdum (170 km)

Morning after breakfast, visit 2nd century rock 9m high rock curved statue of Maitreya Buddha and then proceed to Kargil. Arrive Kargil (2nd largest town in Ladakh). While leaving behind the highway, you continue drive to Rangdum along the Suru valley. Today you have long journey but en-route you have unforgettable, enchanting and awesome view of landscape of Suru valley and its surrounding magnificent mountain peaks. As usual, morning after breakfast, drive Kargil to Rangdum passing through beautiful villages of Kargil. En-route, you enjoy the view of highest mountain massif snow cover peaks in the India Nun (7135m) and Kun (7077m) and you pass across several beautiful and charming villages (inhabitants are almost Muslim). Arrive at Rangdum village. Overnight Fixed Camp. (3230m)


Day 08: Drive Rangdum – Padum (115 km)

Post breakfast drive to Rangdum monastery. Visit the picturesque monastery founded on hill top with enchanting view of the valley, by Lama Gelek Yeshe Takpa 200 years ago. Rangdum is physically located in the Suru Valley and culturally it is part of Zanskar. From the monastery, you have wonderful panoramic view of landscape and Randum village. After then continue drive by crossing pentsila pass (4400m) on the way. Halt at top of pass to take photo of wonderful view of landscape with its stunning mountains. On the way, you pass across the as many as Shepherds of Zanskar with their domestic animals and Yaks. Continue drive as far as Padum.Overnight hotel in Padum. (3590m)


Day 09: Excursion Tour to Sani – Bardan – Zongkul

Morning after breakfast, drive Padum to Sani to visit the most famous monastery wherein you visit the sacred statues of Buddhas and Boddhisattavas. This monastery located and picturesquely built in the middle of field and houses. After the visit, proceed to Zongkul monastery and then continue drive to Bardan monastery. On the way you enjoy the view of beautiful and charming villages of Zangskar valley. After visiting the Bardan village and its monastery, drive back to Padum. Evening, explore Padum (the capital of Zanskar. Overnight in Padum.


Day 10: Sightseeing Tour to Karsha & Stongde Monasteries

Morning after breakfast, drive to Karsha to visit the monastery. Karsha (Pair of White i.e., Outer white and Inner white) is 7km form padum. Visit Gelugpa sect and largest monastery of Zanskar. The monastery picturesquely built on hill top with imposing view of enchanting valley and tributary rivers (Tsarap and Doda river), by Great Lama Phagspa Shesrap (the translator of Zanskar). From the monastery, take pleasure of awesome and spectacular view of the capital of zanskar (Padum) and its surrounding mountains. After the visit continue drive to Stongde village. Visit the beautiful monastery built on hill top, overlooking the valley, by Lama Marpa 950 years ago. Approximately 60 monks are residing in this monastery. After the visit, continue drive back to Padum. Afternoon, explore the Padum. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 11: Drive Padum – Rangdum – Kargil (245 km)

Morning after breakfast, drive back to Kargil. Overnight at hotel in Kargil (2900m)


Day 12: Drive Kargil – Zojila (3570m) – Sonarmarg – Srinagar (204 km)

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Srinagar, 204 km away from Kargil. En-route, pass through the Drass valley,a Himalayan Highland, locally known as "HIMBABS" a Sanskrit name meaning the Abode of Snow, believe to be second coldest place of the world. Enjoy the enchanting and amazing view from Zojila pass (the gateway of Ladakh), Sonamarag (valley of golden meadows) and Kashmir valley (paradise on the earth). Arrive Srinagar. Overnight at house Boat in Srinagar.


Day 13: Srinagar (Full day excursion around Srinagar)

Early Morning visit vegetable floating market by exciting Shikari riding in Dal Lake. Afternoon visit Old mosque in Old Srinagar.


Day 14: In Srinagar

After breakfast, sightseeing tour in Srinagar like Nishat (Garden of pleasure), Shalimar (Abode of Love), Cheshmashai (Royal spring) and also visit Shankaracharya temple. Later on return back to House Boat for Lunch. Overnight at houseboat in Srinagar.


Day 15: Flight Srinagar – Delhi / Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel. Afternoon, visit Old and New Delhi. Late evening transfer to IGI Airport to board onward flight for your home country.


Cost with A - Category Hotels


02 to 03 Pax

€ 1202 per person

04 to 06 Pax

€ 1142 per person

07 to 09 Pax

€ 1053 per person

10 to 12 Pax

€ 984 per person

Single Supplement will be

€ 233


Included: A class Hotels with Breakfast & One meal (Lunch or Dinner)


Cost Includes :

  • Standard Hotel in Central Delhi with Bed & Breakfast.
  • A - Category Hotel in Leh.
  • Deluxe Houseboat in Srinagar.
  • All ground transportation in Delhi by air-conditioned car/coach.
  • All ground transportation in Ladakh by non air-conditioned jeep.
  • Local English speaking guide in Delhi & Ladakh.
  • Entry fee to monasteries / monuments in Ladakh only.

Cost Does not Includes :

  • International/ Domestic Flights
  • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi.
  • Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Tips, hard & soft drinks, mineral water, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Entry fee to mounments in Delhi.
  • Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head "Cost includes".

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