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Journey to Ladakh

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USD 1,900
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USD 1,900
December 15, 2018

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169
11 Days
Availability : 19th July - 29th July
New Delhi
Ladakh
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 15
Overview

Journey to Ladakh

With meditation and teachings on loving kindness

Ladakh is the land of high passes, not only famous for its scenic landscape but it is one of the sacred retreat spot to the many religious people around the world.  The Land itself is located far away from the hazy and busy city life, giving you the peace of mind. With your tour guide we’ll participate in meditation/Teaching amidst the high mountains and age old monasteries. Explore some of the best destinations in Ladakh, and gain insight into local culture and beliefs. A journey in Ladakh is an authentic experience like no other.

An Introduction to Known Retreat Guide ( Tenzin Tsogyal )

Ladakh Tours

These journeys are led by Mr. Tenzin Tsogyal. Tenzin Tsogyal has led a variety of trips from trekking in breath taking mountainous Himalayan terrain to cultural and heritage visits to meditation and yoga. In 2014, Tsogyal spearheaded Kalachakra Tour with a team of four in Leh Ladakh which led to a successful international sign up. Participants from around the world enjoyed a seamless door to door travel arrangement to receive the Kalachakra teachings and initiation from HH Dalai Lama. Tsogyal repeated the same success in 2017 in Bodhgaya, India. In private, Tsogyal is a practicing Buddhist spending personal time in retreats and attending frequent lectures by HH Dalai Lama and other Buddhist teachers.

Tsogyal firmly believes generosity, kindness and compassion makes THE WORLD A better place to live in. He is intentional about living by these principles and sharing them with others.

Departure & Return Location

Indira Gandhi International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure in Delhi
  • Accommodation on Double/Twin sharing basis as per listed above
  • 02 nights accommodation in Delhi(During arrival & departure at Delhi)
  • 05 nights accommodation in Leh
  • O2 nights accommodation in Nubra valley
  • 02 nights accommodation in sham valley
  • Breakfast in Delhi
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Leh, Sham valley and Nubra valley
  • Transportation of airport arrival and departure at Delhi
  • Air ticket from Delhi to Leh (economy class)
  • Air ticket from Leh to Delhi (economy class)
  • All the local sightseeing tours by non- Ac car(As per itinerary )
  • Guidance of teacher for meditation and teaching by Buddhist lama
  • All the tour guides with a local guide (Tenzin Tsogyal)
  • Cushion for meditation and teaching
  • Environment fee / Entry fee to all sites
  • All applicable present government taxes
  • 01 mineral water bottles per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Single room supplement ($400 USD) (If you wish to stay a single)
  • Tips ($150 USD per person)
  • *Medical and Travel Insurance (Compulsory)*
  • International flight ticket
  • Visa fee (You must obtain your own Visa)
  • Drinks (Alcoholic)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Delhi
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses, Optional Tours
  • Anything not specified under the head "Prices included"
  • Extra meals above Itinerary, Laundry, Telephone Charges
  • Any type of Natural Crises, Road Blocking and Flight Delay Charges

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Highlights of the Tour
  • Dwell in the ancient Buddhist monasteries and mesmerised with the rich culture and heritage it entail.
  • Each morning will be followed by brewing cup of Tibetan herbal tea to cleanse your mind.
  •  Teaching and Meditation: Metta bhavana, or loving-kindness meditation and teaching, a method of developing compassion. It comes from the Buddhist tradition, but it can be adapted and practiced by anyone, irrespective of your religion and backgrounds.  The crux of the meditation is to cultivate love and compassion.
  •  Journey to the highest motorable Pass in the world is a feat in itself.
  •  Participation in Chod ritual, which was performed and lead by the highly realized tantric masters perform this ritual.
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Delhi

Upon your arrival in Delhi Airport you will be welcomed by our representative and thereafter you will be taken to the hotels booked for you. Consider the remaining day to rest.
If you prefer to arrive a day early, we can arrange the extra night.(B)

Day 2 Delhi - Leh

After having early breakfast, leave to the IG Airport and board flight to Leh, the land of the Himalayas and numerous passes. Witness the unmatched beauty of nature so raw and so much to offer to the eyes and soul wandering for the naked beauty of nature. One your arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to your hotel. For the remaining day, you will stay at ease to adapt with this environment.

In the Evening there will be a brief introductory meeting with the tour teacher and your fellow travelers. (B+ L+ D)

Day 3 Leh

Our morning starts with a brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by prayers and meditation for 45 minutes from 7 am. Thereafter you will have your breakfast.
Our pilgrimage starts from Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, which consists of two little 15th-century temple buildings directly beneath the Tsemo Fort ruins. One enshrines an 8m-tall gold-faced Maitreya, the other is a more atmospheric gonkhang, home of protector deities. After visits walk to the local market and Leh Palace is known as ‘Lachen Palkhar.
In the evening we will teach on loving kindness followed by meditation.
Dinner (B+L+D)

Day 4Leh - Hemis - Thiksey - Leh

Our morning starts with a brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by prayer and meditation for 45 minutes from 7 AM. Thereafter we’ll proceed for breakfast.
After breakfast we will drive to Thiksey and Hemis monastery. Thiksey monastery is perched on a rock-strewn hill, resembles the Potala in the Tibetan capital Lhasa. The monastery housed a big statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the purity of whose gaze invites reflection and silent meditation. Hemis monastery is the most famous and largest monastery of Ladakh and it belongs to Drukpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. In the evening continuation teaching on loving kindness followed by meditation.

Day 5Leh - Alchi - Temisgum.

Our morning starts with a brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by prayer and meditation for 45 minutes from 7 AM. Thereafter we’ll proceed for breakfast.
After breakfast drive to the sham valley, on the way visit to Alchi. This village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage) Alchi temple mainly known for its magnificent, and well-preserved 11th- or 12th-century wall paintings, all in an Indo-Himalaya style.
In the evening continuation of teaching on loving kindness followed by meditation.
Later evening attends the private Green Tara Puja at nunnery held especially for the group. This prayer is done to remove any obstacles in your life, be it spiritual or mundane. Participation in these rituals may benefit you from clearing the obstacles that abstain you from achieving success
Overnight is in Sham valley. (B+ L+ D)

Day 6 Temisgam- Lamayuru- Temisgam

Our morning starts with a brewing cup of Tibetan medicinal herbal tea, followed by prayer and meditation for 45 minutes from 7 AM. Thereafter we’ll proceed for breakfast.
After breakfast drive to Lamayuru monastery, Lamayuru is the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh and this monastery is the largest monastic institution of Kagyu lineage in Ladakh.
We will climb to Lamayuru meditation center. Lamayuru meditation center is a beautiful valley where there’s small community of yogis, lived and practice a kind of tantric meditation that was practiced in ancient Tibet by great yogis like Milarepa, Naropa. Get a chance to meet and interact with Yogis and attend the Chod prayer lead by Yogis. Chod ritual is an esoteric tantric practice aiming at cutting your ego or attachment to your body by mental visualizing the offering of your body to all sentient being especially to the restless hungered creatures of the spirit world.
Later we’ll have lunch at the retreat Centre with a typical local style.
An Evening visit to Timisgang castle and continuation of teaching on loving kindness followed by meditation.
Overnight is in Sham valley. (B+ L+ D)

Day 7Temisgang –Basgo- Leh

A fresh start to the morning with a warm glass of Tibetan herbal tea, followed by an hour of prayer and meditation from 7 Am, thereafter will have breakfast.
After breakfast drive back to Leh, Enroute visit Basgo castle. Hot lunch at Leh and afternoon you are free for shopping.
In the evening continuation of teaching on loving kindness followed by meditation.
Overnight is in Leh. (B+ L+ D)

Day 8Leh - Nubra valley

A fresh start to the morning with a warm glass of Tibetan herbal tea, followed by an hour of prayer and meditation.
After breakfast starts our journey to Nubra valley. After winding and bumpy ride up the Khardunglha pass 18380 ft, enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding mountain ranges.
Our lunch would be en-route and after lunch visit Disket monastery and grand statue of Miteriaya Buddha (Future Buddha / Galwa Jampa).
On arrival in Hunder, there will be an hour of free time. Followed by gentle walk around the village or to the sand dune. If the weather permits, one can meditate amidst the sand dune.
In the evening continuation of teaching on loving kindness followed by meditation.
Overnight in Nubra valley. (B+ L+ D)

Day 9 Nubra Valley

Again a fresh start to the morning with warm cup of Tibetan herbal tea, followed by prayer and meditation and breakfast thereafter.
After breakfast, we’ll drive to Yarab Tso (VisionLake), visit this sacred Lake where according to local legend, the fine movements of the waves inspire visions in visiting pilgrims. Over there, you can hang the prayer flags and participating in special smoke prayer (Sang sol) under the guidance of your tour teacher, for the sake of peace, harmony, and the happiness to all the sentient beings.
After that we are going to visit Ensa monastery (ancient retreat centre), in Ensa we’ll do self-meditation and prayer recitation of heart sutra in the monastery.
In the evening continuation of teaching on loving kindness followed by meditation.
Overnight is in Nubra valley. (B+ L+ D)

Day 10Nubra Valley - Leh

Again a fresh start to the morning with a warm cup of Tibetan herbal tea, followed by prayer and meditation. Followed by Breakfast. Drive back to Leh via Khardungla Pass.
After arrival at Leh free, you are free to shop and stroll down the Leh market.
In the evening there will be a conclusion of teaching on loving kindness followed by meditation.
Overnight in Leh. (B+ L+ D)

Day 11Leh - Delhi

After breakfast transfer to the airport and Fly to Delhi. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and after lunch visit to Lotus temple.
Late evening transfer to international airport and fly back to Home. (B)

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