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Monasteries and yoga in Himalayas 22 Days / 21 Nights
Delhi - Dharamsala - Srinagar - Sonamarg - Kargil - Lamayuru - Leh - Pangong Tso - Leh - Delhi
Far from the torpor of Delhi, west of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala Guaranteed escape in the foothills of the Himalayas. We are Buddhist countries, surrounded by snowy peaks calling any traveler to the practice of hiking under the benevolent protection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama ... Further north and further west to the border with Pakistan, Srinagar also offers beautiful scenery. The mild climate, calm Dal Lake, Mughal gardens sublime and the beautiful snow-capped peaks that surround the valley are one of the preferred destination for Indian tourists. The region, mainly populated by Muslims, you will enjoy the many diversities that India has to offer. To finish off, Ladakh, over Kashmir, is a region of arid mountains renowned for being one of the driest in the world. Due to its border position, with a side of China, which at the time of the annexation of Tibet is granted the right to take part and the other the Paskistan who did the same, it will not be surprising to see some soldiers. Ladakhi population Lamaist Buddhist tradition, is concentrated along the Indus. Very respectful of the environment, Ladakhi produce their own food, cultivating mostly vegetables and barley, feat these arid lands or snowy much of the year. People in these high mountains, extremely kind, will remain forever etched in your memory. This trip initiaque, cultural and wonder will continue to pursue you long after your return ...
Day 1: Delhi
Arrive Delhi at 10:50 p.m. in the evening. Our representative. Overnight at hotel Florence.
Day 2: Delhi - Night Train
After breakfast city tour of Delhi accompanied by an English speaking guide
The India Gate
QTub Minar
Jama Masjid
The Red Fort
The market of Chandni Chowk ...
In the evening, departure by night train to Dharamsala (in air-conditioned cab).
3,4,5,6,7,8 Days: Pathankot - Dharamsala
Arrival in the morning in Pathankot. Ascent vehicle to Dharamsala (approx. 3 hours) and transfer to h?telPemma Tang half board.
The city of Dharamsala presents itself no particular interest. Ten kilometers above, the road leads you to Macleod Gang (1770 m), a place of refuge Tibetan people in exile in India. In the seventeenth century, the area, located in the Kangra Valley, no less than 50 monasteries and 2000 monks. Founded in 1850, this former British garrison town was destroyed in 1905 by an earthquake and abide practically abandoned until 1960 when it was offered by Nehru to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, leader of Tibetan people sprirituel while fleeing the Chinese invasion. The city is now a place of refuge for many Tibetans. This pleasant little town has breathtaking views of the snowy mountains of the Himalayas offering great opportunities for walks or relax on the many terraces overlooking the valley. Culinary side one is not disappointed! The small Tibetan restaurant, along the main street leading to the monastery, offer delicious 'momos', from soups to rice pasta, sautéed vegetables ...
1:30 yoga every morning (Indian professor).
During your stay, do not hesitate to immerse yourself in the heart of Tibetan culture
The Tsuglagkhang (Namgyal Temple): This includes the main monastery, the official residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Museum. The Tsuglakhang contains among others the silver statue with eleven faces of Avalokiteshvara God of compassion (including the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation) and a gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni 3 m high. Feel free to linger in that place where over a hundred monks who pray, study, stroll by turning the prayer mills (note: always in the direction of clockwise).
The Kalachakra temple with beautiful murals.
Take a stroll around the monastery (always in the direction of clockwise), very pleasant in the evening.
You will have many walks to walk around since MacLeod Gang
Bhagsu, 2 kms on foot
Dharamkot, 3 kms
Lake Dal, 4 kms and Naddi temple where you have a beautiful view of the surroundings. Beside the lake, the Tibetan Children's Village that collects the children of Tibetan refugees.
Sidhibari, 6 km, the Gyuto Tantric Gompa houses the residence of Ogyen Trinley Dorje fled to India since 2000 and the 17th Karmapa of Tibetan Buddhism school "black hats" (Kagyu).
Day 9, 10 & 11: Dharamsala - Jammu - Srinagar
On the morning of the ninth day, after breakfast, departure by bus to Jammu Airport (5h bus). Flight to Srinagar, arriving late afternoon and installation Butt's Clermont House-boat half board. Town surrounded by mountains, famous for its houseboats on Dal Lake and Nagin covered with lotus that give this amazing city an undeniable charm.
Visit the old town and the bazaar
The Great Mosque, Jama Majid dating from the late sixteenth century.
Yoga 1:30 3 Mughal gardens Shirazi Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. These gardens dating from the early seventeenth century were built by the Mughal emperors who came to cool off during the summer. Equipped with every comfort, the Palace include reception rooms, harems, fountains ...
Shankaracharya temple. Facing the lake, this small Hindu temple built on the remains from the early seventeenth century. Perched on a hill, it offers beautiful views of the city, the lake and the mountains.
Floating market at daybreak, boat on the lake.
The Rozabal shrine, which according to a controversial theory would house the tomb of Jesus Christ ... (!)
If time permits, excursion in the game reserve Dachigam.
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Day 12: Srinagar - Thajiwas - Sonamarg (49 kms)
Departure after breakfast for Glacier Thajiwas. About 2 hours on climbing foot in a beautiful landscape surrounded by high mountains. Picnic in breathtaking scenery! Sonamarg is a small town situated in a beautiful valley where Indian pilgrims go to visit the snow until Thajiwas glacier. Arrival at Sonamarg, installation and night at the hotel on half board. (Hotel Step)
Day 13: Sonamarg - Kargil (123 Kms)
Muslim city and second largest city of Ladakh. Step mandatory dorm ... Overnight at hotel on half board. (Hotel Step)
Day 14: Kargil - Lamayuru (153 kms)
Departure to Lamayuru after breakfast. Visit the villages of Bodh Kharbu and Mulbekh. Arrival at Lamayuru in the early afternoon and visit the Lamayuru monastery. The oldest Tibetan monastery in Ladakh the Kagyu order. It is located at an altitude of 3510 m. Lamayuru Monastery at night half board.
Day 15: Lamayuru - Leh
After breakfast, drive to Leh. En route visit Alchi and Likir monasteries. The latter 11th century houses a Gelugpa monks community. Stop at Magnetic Hill. A minimum time of 24 hours to adapt to the altitude is recommended. We advise you not to do too much effort that day. Walk in the old town of Leh. Ladakh Sarai night half board.
Day 16: Tour of leh. (3520 m)
Somar Gompa Monastery consists of 3 religious buildings.
The Royal Palace. Built from 1553 by Buddhist kings. Somewhat dilapidated building at certain charm. Roof, great view of the city.
The strong Tsemo. 15 minutes mounted on a hill overlooking the city.
Overnight in Leh Ladakh Sarai half board.
Day 17: Leh - Pangong Tso (Lake)
Early departure for the Pangong lake along the Chinese border at 4250 m altitude. Between India and Tibet, it extends over 134 km and reaches 5 kms in its widest point. Arrived in the early afternoon. Installation in tents and small trek for the bravest around the lake. Overnight stay in tents (Annex Ladakh Sarai) full board.
Day 18: Pangong Tso - Leh
Return to Leh at midday. Free time. Ladakh Sarai night half board.
Yoga 1:30
Day 19 and 20: leh, visiting monasteries.
Monastery of Thikse: Got up early and leave the hotel at 5:30 am to attend the morning prayer. This monastery is compared to the famous Potala Palace in Lhasa and belongs to the Gelugpa tradition also called "school of yellow hats."
Shey: It contains a Buddha seventeenth century and was the summer residence of the kings of Ladakh.
Spituk Monastery: Founded in the eleventh century, one of the largest Gelugpa monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh. Overnight in Leh Ladak Sarai half board.
1:30 yoga every morning.
Day 21: Leh - Delhi (Aircraft)
Departure in the morning for Delhi. Arrival, welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel Florence. Free day and overnight at the hotel on half board.
Day 22: Delhi - International Airport
Transfer to the airport depending on the time of the international return flight.
€ 1884 per person in double room with half board (Minimum 12 people)
The Price Includes
Domestic flights (Jammu-Srinagar and Leh-Delhi)
The night train (4 people per cabin)
Transportation with driver and English-speaking guide (except Macleod Gang)
Local guides (except Macleod Gang)
Hotels in half board (except the day of departure from India)
Full board at Lake Pangong Tso
Accommodation in double rooms (twin if possible)
Yoga classes
A representative of our company will accompany you since your arrival in Delhi until Macleod Gang. It will be at your disposal throughout your stay in Macleod Gang in case of special need and will be replaced by a French mountain guide on the day of departure Macleod Gang Srinagar.
The Price Does Not Include
Personal expenses (drinks, tips ...)
The inputs of Monuments and Sites
Walks on the back of animals, boats ...
Recommendations
Kashmir and Ladakh are regions of mountains deemed very cool nights. You will, sometimes housed in tents at very high altitudes ... Dress Side choose warm clothes, practical, comfortable and inexpensive.
kit
Hiking Shoes + a few pairs of socks
Light Kaway in rain
Woolen gloves
Scarf
Jacket
Hat, sunglasses, lip balm ...
Flashlight
1 small towel (in case ...), 1 sarong
1 bar of soap (if also ...)
Paracetamol in case of headache due to altitude sickness
Dressings
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