Hemis Festival, Ladakh
festival is one of the most famous monastic festivals in June to commemorate
birth of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. The
sacred dance drama of the life and mission is performed wearing facial masks
and colorful brocades robes. The three-day festival takes place from 9th to
11th. Especially the monkey year festival, which comes in a cycle of 12
years. During it the four-storey thanka of Guru Padma Sambhava is hung in
the courtyard and other precious thankas are also exhibited.
Ladakh festival takes place in September 1-15 every year in Leh and
villages. The inauguration ceremony takes place in Leh on large scale with
the procession of various cultural troupes from different part of Ladakh. It
passes through Leh Market dancing, singing with traditional music, in
colorful traditional Ladakhi dresses, and finishes at Polo ground after
performing their best dances and songs. The festival last for 15 days with
regular program in different villages. The program includes Archery, Polo,
and Mask Dances from the monasteries, traditional dances by cultural troupes
from Villages. There are series of musical concert and dance program in Leh
06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 01 : Delhi
Delhi - Srinagar - Leh - Delhi - Onward Destination
Delhi. Meeting & Greeting & Airport & transfer to hotel for
Day 02 : Delhi - Srinagar
After breakfast transfer to Airport to connect flight for Srinagar. On
arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit world famous Mughal Gardens visiting
the Nishat Bagh (the garden of pleasure) and the Shalimar Bagh (abode of
love). In the evening Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty of
the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Srinagar
After breakfast full day visit to Gulmarg which is one of the most
beautiful summer resorts in the valley. It has the highest Golf Course in
the world. Enjoy the splendour of nature and the snowy mountains. Enjoy
Gondola ride (cable car - subject to availability) from Gulmarg to
Day 04 : Srinagar - Leh
Early morning transfer to Airport to connect flight for Leh by IC447. Dep.
Srinagar 08:40 Hrs. Arr. Leh 09:25 Hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel. Leh is
the capital of the cold desert, Ladakh. Full day excursion to the Ladakh
Fair. Overnight at hotel.
Please Note: the flight operates only on Tuesday.
Day 05 : Leh
visit the famous Monastries, it is interesting to visit early morning to
enjoy the praying ceremony at the Monasteries- Hemis Monastery, Thikshey
Monastery and on return visit the Shey Palace.
Afternoon sightseeing in the town. Visit the Shankar Gompa, the Leh
Palaceand the Museum. Walk around the Leh town later.
Evening is spent at the horse Polo grounds watching a thrilling game of
Day 06 : Leh
Day is free for your own activities or can spend the day into fair. Watch
the beauty of nature. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Leh - Delhi - Onward Destination.
Early morning transfer to Airport to connect flight for Delhi by 9W610.
Dep. Leh 07:35 Hrs. Arr. Delhi 08:50 Hrs. On arrival at Delhi transfer to
hotel. After breakfast sight-seeing tour to Delhi, which includes Jama
Masjid - the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan, Red Fort, Raj Ghat-
cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate - a 42 meter stone arch
built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II, Drive
past the President's House & Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb, the Qutab
Minar & Lotus Temple. Evening transfer toInternational Airport to
connect flight for Onward Destination.