Spiritual Escapade: Likir and Alchi Monastery Excursion from Leh
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Product Code : AGORA437
Embark on a spiritual escapade with a private day trip from Leh to Likir and Alchi monasteries. Discover the cultural and artistic wonders of Ladakh as you explore these ancient monastic complexes. Marvel at the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas as you journey through picturesque valleys and ancient villages. Immerse yourself in the serene and peaceful ambiance of these sacred sites, steeped in rich Buddhist traditions, and gain insights into Ladakh's spiritual heritage. A soul-enriching experience awaits on this spiritual escapade to Likir and Alchi Gompa from Leh.
8:00 AM: Pick-up from your designated location in Leh by your tour guide.
8:30 AM: Drive to Magnetic Hill
Enroute to Likir Monastery, visit the famous Magnetic Hill, located about 30 kilometers from Leh.
Experience the fascinating phenomenon of a vehicle appearing to move uphill on its own due to the magnetic pull of the hill.
Capture some memorable photos with the surreal landscape as the backdrop.
9:30 AM: Visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Continue your drive and visit the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, a revered Sikh shrine located near Magnetic Hill.
Learn about the history and significance of this sacred place from your guide.
Take a moment for spiritual reflection and offer prayers at the Gurudwara.
10:00 AM: Drive to Sangam
Resume your drive towards Sangam, located about 30 kilometers from Gurudwara Pathar Sahib.
Witness the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, a mesmerizing sight where the different colors of the two rivers merge.
Listen to interesting stories and legends associated with the rivers from your guide.
11:00 AM: Enjoy Tea/Refreshments at Sangam
Take a break and enjoy some tea or refreshments at a local stall near Sangam, while taking in the beautiful views of the rivers.
Interact with the locals and learn about their way of life in this remote part of Ladakh.
11:30 AM: Drive to Likir Monastery
Continue your drive to Likir Monastery, located about 35 kilometers from Sangam.
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the landscape as you drive through picturesque villages and rugged mountain terrain.
Get insights into the local culture and traditions from your guide during the journey.
12:30 PM: Likir Monastery
Arrive at Likir Monastery and explore the monastery, known for its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings.
Learn about the history, culture, and Buddhist art housed in the monastery from your knowledgeable guide.
Admire the intricate murals, statues, and artifacts that depict the rich Buddhist heritage of Ladakh.
Take in the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges from the monastery's rooftop.
2:00 PM: Drive to Alchi Monastery
After visiting Likir Monastery, drive to Alchi Monastery, located about 25 kilometers from Likir.
Enjoy the scenic drive along the Indus River, passing through picturesque landscapes.
Capture stunning vistas of the rugged mountains and river valleys on your camera.
3:30 PM: Alchi Monastery
Arrive at Alchi Monastery and explore the various temples and halls, known for their ancient frescoes, wood carvings, and murals.
Learn about the history, art, and culture of Alchi Monastery from your guide.
Marvel at the exquisite artwork that dates back to the 10th century, making Alchi one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.
Take time to soak in the peaceful ambiance of this ancient place of worship.
5:00 PM: Drive back to Leh
After exploring Alchi Monastery, drive back to Leh, enjoying the scenic beauty of the landscape.
Relax and reminisce about the day's experiences as you head back to Leh.
Please note that timings may vary depending on the pace of the tour and individual preferences.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.