Validity: From 15 May to 10 October 2016
Embark on a nomadic journey in canvas luxury. Unfurl the centuries-old culture of Ladakh, exploring her fascinating monuments, quaint monasteries enriched with ancient art forms, fairs and festivals. Be part of the region's unique rituals; enjoy the ancient sport of Polo, brought to Ladakh in the 17th century by the Royals. Try your hand at archery set amidst the most dramatic and breathtaking landscape. Raft on the gentle Indus River, stopping for a delicious picnic lunch at a most picturesque spot along the banks.
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Following your arrival into Leh, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your residence, The Chamba Camp, Thiksey. You will be guests of the Thiksey Monastery. Soak in the serenity of the surroundings as you are accorded the traditional welcome of Ladakh. You will be accompanied to your well appointed luxury tents, where the check-in formalities will be completed by our Guest Relations hostess.
There will be no activity on your day of arrival as it is medically mandated that you relax and undergo minimal exertion to enable you to acclimatize to the rarefied oxygen levels at this high-altitude. At your convenience, the Excursion Specialist at Chamba Camp, Thiksey will meet with you to discuss the itinerary suggested and help you plan your excursions and make changes if required, as the excursions mentioned in the program can be customized to suit your interests, choices and leisure.
Meal: Lunch and Dinner
Overnight in Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Today brings a late start, leaving the morning free for you to enjoy a languid breakfast and walk around the camp site, taking in the sights and the atmosphere where each tent opens out on to alfa-alfa pastures with a view of the willow trees as the wind gracefully brushes the branches and the rustling sound of the poplar trees creating an aura of unmatched beauty and serenity, making you naturally unwind and relax.
Or, if you are an early riser, may we suggest setting out on our optional bird watching sojourn, with our camp naturalist, spotting and identifying a variety of birds of the Trans-Himalayan region.
This afternoon, following lunch proceed on a gentle orientation tour of Leh, located approximately 19 kilometres (1 hr) from your camp. Visit popular landmarks which include the magnificent Leh Palace. Built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century, the palace has nine storeys', some of which are in ruins. Some of the sections display fine traces of Ladakhi architecture. From the palace continue by foot to the LAMO [Ladakh Arts & Media Organisation] Centre on a short walking tour passing some enchanting old houses. The centre is housed in one of the most important heritage houses, Munshi (Togoche) House situated at the foot of the Leh Palace. Following a tour of the house there will be a short presentation by a Ladakhi scholar on the architectural heritage of the old city. Enjoy a view of the old city from the terrace of the Munshi House as you sip the special Ladakhi tea with light snacks. The Heritage exploration continues from Munshi House through the old city ending in the bazaar.
End your tour at the Shanti Stupa, perched upon a great vantage point over Leh, with spectacular views of the stone strewn landscape, as you relish a hot cup of traditional Ladakhi butter tea watching the setting sun.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Chamba Camp, Thiksey
An early morning start with tea and coffee followed by a visit to the Thiksey monastery, which stands about a kilometre from your camp. This beautiful monastery houses a two storey statue of the Maitreya Buddha seated on a lotus and boasts of a spectacular view of the valley. At the monastery, you will have the privilege to participate in the morning prayer ceremony at sunrise. Continue on a guided tour of the monastery, visiting the beautiful prayer room which has many handwritten and painted books as well as the temple dedicated to goddess Tara with her 21 images placed in glass-covered wooden shelves. You will also see small shrines devoted to the guardian divinities including Cham-Sing, the protector deity of Thiksey.
Return to the camp for a leisurely breakfast. The rest of the morning is free, allowing you time to relax and take in the pristine beauty around you. Or you may like to indulge in our optional cycling trip in the vicinity of the Thiksey village and its surroundings. Or you could also choose to drive to the Saboo village for a seance session with the Oracle. [Note: This optional excursion will be confirmed a day prior subject to the oracle willing to give an audience]
This afternoon, proceed to explore the jewel in the crown of the Drukpa lineage, the Hemis Monastery, the oldest monastic institution of Ladakh, situated about 20 kilometres (1 hr) from Thiksey. Built in a secluded valley, the monastery belongs to the Drukpa School or the Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. Explore the many interesting facets of this institution, established under the patronage of King Senge Namygal in the 13th century, where young lamas are taught literature, history, philosophy, yoga and tantra. The monastery halls are adorned with beautiful statues and mural paintings.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Embark on an exploration of the monastic treasures of Ladakh. Driving through picturesque landscape along the River Indus, arrive at the fabled Alchi Monastery, built in the 11th century. Founded by Ringchen Zangpo, the Great Translator, the Alchi Gompa displays a Kashmiri influence in its art and architecture. Within the monastery you will see beautiful Tibetan and Gandhara style murals of Ladakh, frescos and images of the Buddha. Relish a picnic lunch in a picturesque setting. On your way back from Alchi, you will stop by at the Basgo fort, built in the 16th century. Basgo, literally "Bull's Head" in the local language, was the centre of power and politics in this region at one point of time and houses a copper-gilt Buddha statue in one of its prayer halls. The ruins of the fort bear the horrific evidence of the invasions of the Mongols.
Alternatively combine your visit to Alchi with our optional rafting excursion. The day begins with a drive through the pastoral countryside, arriving at the put-in point. Take a gentle rafting trip down the Indus River, floating past traditional Ladakhi villages, enjoying the mesmerising views, and the contrast between the greenery of the Nimoo village on one bank and the stark barren landscape of the other. Following a picnic lunch contrinue to the fabled Alchi Monastery.
Meal: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch at Alchi Monastery, Dinner
Overnight in Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Today you bid farewell to the enchanting and breath-taking mountainous and rugged terrain of Ladakh, as you transfer to the Leh airport and board your flight to your onward destination.
Included Explore Hemis Monastery, The Jewel In The Crown Of The Drukpa Lineage
The Hemis Monastery, the largest monastic institution in Ladakh, is situated about 20 kilometres (1hr) from Thiksey. Built in a secluded valley, this monastery belongs to the Drukpa School or the Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. It was established under the patronage of King Senge Namygal in the 13th century, and features beautiful statues and murals. At the Hemis Monastery, you’ll witness young lamas being taught various subjects, including literature, history, philosophy, yoga and tantra.
Discover Hemis Monastery and other centers of cultural and social significance while at our Chamba Camp in Thiksey.
Optional Indus Valley Rafting
The Indus River originates from sacred Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in Tibet. It flows towards India and enters her borders through the region of Skardu in Baltistan. A gentle white-water rafting adventure on the Indus lets you float past some of the most scenic sights along the river. This includes breathtaking views of the canyons in the Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges, and the various monasteries and gompas along the river's banks. The splash of the icy-cold water against your face as you embrace the gentle Grade I and II rapids is an experience like no other. A sumptuous picnic lunch on the picturesque setting of the banks of the Indus is the best way to wrap up this fantastic rafting tour.
Included Discover The Hidden Relics Of Thiksey Monastery
Ladakh's Thiksey Monastery is located about a kilometre away from our camp. This beautiful monastery boasts spectacular views of the eastern Indus Valley, and is home to a two-storey statue of the Maitreya Buddha seated on a lotus. The monastery offers our guests the privilege of participating in a beautiful prayer ceremony, which takes place at sunrise. The prayer room at Thiksey Monastery features many handwritten and painted books, as well as a temple dedicated to the goddess Tara with her 21 images placed in glass-fronted wooden shelves. You will also see small shrines devoted to guardian divinities, including Cham-Sing, the protector deity of Thiksey.
Included Walk in the Footsteps of Buddha
With our excursion to Alchi in Ladakh, you can embark on an exploration of the monastic treasures of this ancient region. Driving through the picturesque landscape along the River Indus, you arrive at the fabled Alchi Monastery, which was built in the 11th century. Founded by Ringchen Zangpo, the Great Translator, the Alchi Gompa has a distinct Kashmiri influence in its art and architecture. Within the monastery you will see beautiful Tibetan- and Gandhara-style murals of Ladakh, and frescos and images of the Buddha. Enjoy a picnic lunch in a picturesque setting. On your way back from Alchi, you will pass by the Basgo fort, built in the 16th century. Basgo, literally 'Bull's Head' in the local language, was the centre of power and politics in this region, and houses a copper-gilt Buddha statue in one of its prayer halls. The ruins of the fort bear the horrific scars of the invasions of the Mongols.
Optional Ride with the Wind: Wari La
When in Ladakh, an early morning visit to Wari La is a must. One of the most scenic passes in Ladakh, Wari La is also the fourth-highest motorable road in the world. This pass connects two of the most exotic valleys in this trans-Himalayan region. Here you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Nubra Valley, which lies beyond the pass, as well as the many villages that dot the Indus Valley. Wari La was opened only in 2008 as an alternative route into the Nubra Valley. Following a short safety briefing at the top, you'll be ready to cycle down the most extraordinary track that the Ladakhi Himalayas have to offer. The path criss-crosses its way down the mountainside into the green oasis of Sakti village. This exhilarating ride comes to an end at Kharu town.
1) Drive from Chamba Camp, Thiksey to Wari La Top
Altitute:5312 mtrs,17428 ft
Time:02 hours drive time
2) Wari La Top to Lunch Stop
Time:20 minutes drive time
3) Halt For Lunch
Altitute:4276 mtrs,14029 ft
Time:1 ½ hours
4) Enjoy downhill mountain bike cycling from Kharu town through the picturesque hamlets of Takthok ,Sakti and Chemdey
Time:1 ½ hours cycling
5) You also have an option to further cycle down from Kharu to Chamba Camp, Thiksey
Altitute:3550 mtrs,11647 ft
Time:1 ½ hours cycling
Additional Services Included In This Optional Tour:
Optional Ancient Secrets of Nyerma -the Nunnery
The Nunnery at Nyerma, close to the TUTC camp, houses a school for a community of Buddhist nuns. It was established under the aegis of the present Khenpo Rinpoche of Thiksey, and is home to approximately 25 nuns from various parts of Ladakh, ranging in age from 11 to 87 years old. They practise meditation, study Buddhist philosophy and adhere to monastic practices. The nunnery is located within the precincts of the rich, ancient temple complex, founded by the Rinchen Zangpo, known as the Great Translator.
Evidence from the ruins that surround the nunnery suggests an ancient regional learning centre for Buddhist philosophical studies dating back to the 11th century. A peek into the stupas will give you a glimpse of some very special Buddhist paintings from a bygone era.
The village of Nyerma is also a mini-oasis in which many regional flora and fauna flourish. Here you'll get to learn about various indigenous herbs and plants used for medicines and cooking. Thiksey is one of the few Ladakhi villages that actually sits on the flat valley floor. The local community have taken to making mud bricks the traditional way, which is a fun thing to experience first-hand.
Optional Seance with the Spirits
Buddhists are firm believers in the influence of the spirits on the material world. This influence is taken into consideration before any new venture or important activity is initiated. The lamas associated with the monasteries play the key role of mediator between the world of the humans and that of the spirits. Not only do they perform the rites necessary to appease the gods, they also take on the role of astrologers and oracles who can predict an auspicious time to start work. Whether it's for ploughing fields, picking the harvest, arranging a marriage or going on a journey, the lamas are consulted on almost everything.
In addition to a Seance Session with the Spirits, many other intriguing experiences can be enjoyed at TUTC.
Optional Hiking Tour in Ladakh
The perfect hiking tour lets you experience the natural, rural and cultural treasures of a destination, without compromising on comfort. At TUTC, we have easy camp orientation walks, hikes to nearby nunneries, walks that take you over almost lunar landscapes and the many oases of happiness that are the hamlets of the valley. No matter what kind of adventure you prefer, Ladakh will not disappoint.
Validity: From 15 May to 10 October 2016
Validity: From 15 May to 10 October 2016
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You also assume the risks and understand that all travel has inherent risk that may result in injury or death and that participation in activities, including but not limited to, driving, hiking, walking, touring, visiting archeological sites, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing, riding in helicopters, on trains, in boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding, adventure tour, wildlife safaris and any other activities. The information contained in the TUTC website / brochure / emailer and other marketing collaterals has been compiled with all reasonable care, is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is given in good faith.
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Any dispute or differences between the parties shall be referred to arbitration to be conducted in accordance with provisions of The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 by a sole arbitrator to be appointed by TUTC. The seat of arbitration shall be at New Delhi, India. Arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English language.
Your relationship (and any contract you may have) with TUTC or with any third party supplier or any disputes or other matters arising from it shall be interpreted as per Indian Laws and Courts in New Delhi, India alone would have exclusive jurisdiction.
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