HEMIS FESTIVAL LADAKH 2019
Hemis dedicated to the Festival held every year at the monastery in honor of the great master Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism in Tibet (also called the second Buddha). During the festivities Buddhist monks wear colorful costumes and large masks and perform ritual dances to the sound of typical instruments, giving fascinating performances
HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR
06 July 2019 : Delhi - fly to Leh
Arrival at Delhi airport early in the morning. Handling of the customs formalities and meeting with the guide who will accompany you to the National Terminal to take the flight to Leh. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and lunch at the restaurant. Leh, the capital of Ladakh, also nicknamed "Little Tibet", is located at an altitude of 3500 meters, so you will need all day to relax and acclimatize to the Himalayan altitude. Free dinner and overnight
07 July 2019 : Leh
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Shey, ancient capital of Ladakh located 15 km from Leh. Here, between the hills of a breathtaking panorama, stands one of the most impressive monasteries of the region, dating back to 1655 and within which is enclosed the famous statue of the golden Buddha.The enveloping spiritual atmosphere will steal your mind and you will have time to enjoy the benefits. Lunch in a restaurant. We then proceed to the Thiksey monastery, which stands alone on the slopes of a rock formation above the homonymous village and houses 60 Buddhist monks. Finally, we visit the Spituk monastery, belonging to the Gelug sect. Return to Leh
08 July 2019 : Nubra Valley
Breakfast at the hotel and departure in the direction of the spectacular Nubra Valley. To reach it you will cross the highest road in the world, incredibly scenic and suggestive, until you reach and pass the Khardung-la pass (5.359 m). Upon arrival, after settling in the tented camp, we walk towards the Samsthaling monastery. Picnic lunch. Here, immersed in an imposing and silent nature among the picturesque Himalayan mountains, you will enjoy a peaceful and meditative atmosphere together with the approximately 50 monks who live there. Return in evening, dinner and overnight.
09 July 2019 : Excursion to Diskit & Hunder
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Diskit Monastery, the largest and oldest of the Nubra Valley. Wrapped in its mystical atmosphere, the painted white Gompa stands among the bare mountain rocks overlooking the floodplains of the Shyok River, giving a picturesque setting. Through a staircase made of stones you reach the prayer rooms and the hall that houses the statue of Buddha. Lunch. In the afternoon, you reach the dunes of the Himalayan desert, incredibly enclosed in the mountains at 3000 m above sea level and crossed by the river Indo; here you can take a walk along the river and in the dunes, where you can meet Bactrian camels. Return to the hotel at sunset, dinner and overnight.
10 July 2019 : Leh
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to return to Leh, along the scenic road that crosses the highest peaks of the Himalayas. Along the way there will be a stop to visit one of the wonderful villages that rise in the mountains. Arrival in Leh and lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon we walk to the Shanti Stupa, built by the Japanese and inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 1985. From here, immersed in a mystical and spiritual atmosphere, you will enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the valley of Leh
11 July 2019 : Leh - Hemis - Leh
Wake up at dawn to go to the Thiksey Monastery and attend the morning prayer ceremony of Buddhist monks. At the end, return to the hotel for breakfast and departure for the Hemis monastery. Full day dedicated to the Festival held every year at the monastery in honor of the great master Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism in Tibet (also called the second Buddha). During the festivities Buddhist monks wear colorful costumes and large masks and perform ritual dances to the sound of typical instruments, offering fascinating shows. Packed lunch during the ceremonies.
12 July 2019 : Lamayuru
Breakfast at the hotel and departure in the direction of Lamayuru, where you can experience pure spirituality in one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh, famous for its murals made with mineral and plant colors. Lunch . Along the way you will stop at the ruins of the castle of Basgo and the Buddhist temple in Alchi. Upon arrival, after visiting the monastery of Lamayuru, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
13 July 2019 : Leh
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Rizong Gompa, a place of peace and serenity, particularly suitable for meditation. To reach the monastery, perched on the mountains, you follow a narrow valley where there are breathtaking scenery. Here they will spend a few hours, to have time to fully enjoy the regenerating power of this place. Lunch. Then continue towards Leh. Upon arrival, hotel accommodation, free dinner and overnight stay.
14 July 2019 : Delhi - Home
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the airport in time for the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, free time for shopping and optional activities. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit the beautiful Sikh Bangla sahib Temple. In the evening we will celebrate the end of the trip with a typical dinner in an Indian style restaurant. At the end, transfer to the airport in time for the international flight
Guide price is based on 04 adults ( with 02 rooms ) or 02 adults + 02 kids ( 02 rooms ) travel together
Price is subject to change during peak / festival season or less than 04 pax are traveling
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PAYMENT & DEPOSIT
Bookings travelling more than 45 days out will be required to pay deposit of 50 % at the time of confirmation sent and with the balance owing payable 30 days prior to travel (the “due date”). Prior to the due date, the balance owing may be paid by credit card, debit card or you may transfer into our bank account directly to avoid card fees. We will email you a final payment reminder. Travel vouchers and booking confirmations cannot be issued until final payment is received. If you fail to pay by the due date we reserve the right to automatically charge the credit card provided to complete the final payment. Any booking not paid in full by the due date is subject to automatic cancellation without further notification. Any deposit paid will be forfeited or, at your request, it may be used as a payment towards an alternative booking. Deposit conditions for certain accommodation and tour products may vary and we will advise you of these conditions and request your consent prior to proceeding with the booking. Bookings over Christmas and New Year’s (Festive Season) require a non-refundable deposit of 25 % while confirmation of trip and final payment 60 days prior, as this it non refundable under any circumstances. We will refund this 25 % in case tour is non operational or not confirmed dates. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance if you are visiting India.
Payment or deposit charges would be as follows:
- 25 % while booking the trip ( if any domestic airlines included in trip )
- 50 % once all bookings / services are confirmed by us via email or status chart.
- 50 % due amount will be paid 30 days before trip commenced or as per due date on invoice whichever is earlier.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
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In addition to the above, in case of cancellation of tour by either party, the amount spent by the Company on visas, medical insurance, POE, flight including administrative charges would be payable by the Client. If the total cancellation charges mentioned above exceed the amount paid by the Client, the balance amount would be payable by the Client.
In case of Third Party Products, the rules relating to cancellation and the cancellation schedule prescribed by the concerned Third Party Service Provider would be applicable and in addition the Company shall have the right to claim service and communication charges. It is a clear understanding between the parties that for the purpose of this clause cancellation can be due to any reason whatsoever including the reason of inability to participate due to any reason including illness, death, court orders, non-availability of travel documents etc.
Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:
- 45 days prior to arrival: 10% of the Tour / service cost
- 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the Tour / service cost
- 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
- 07 days prior to arrival or No show : 100% of the Tour / service cost
( 25 Dec from Christmas – 05 Jan bookings as well as Diwali festival trips will be non refundable )
All hotels shown are subject to availability. If it is no longer available, hotels of the same category will be booked.
Leh - Sai la Guest house
Nubra - Sand dunes
Lamayuru - Moon land guest house