Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive on the mountain road of Leh towards Phey village
Start your rafting expedition on the river towards the river confluence
Arrive at Nimoo – the confluence of Indus & Zanskar rivers
Hot lunch will be provided in this spectacular venue
After lunch drive to Likir & Alchi monasteries
Return back to Leh
Late afternoon : Visit Shanti Stupa at sunset
Drive back to hotel in the evening
Dinner at the hotel
W H I T E W A T E R R A F T I N G
· The Indus River, locally known as the Singhe Khababs (out of Lion’s mouth), flows across the north west to the south east, passing through Ladakh and flows into Pakistan where it joined Shayok and Suru to become major historical Indus River. The Indus, originates near the Kailash Mountain and the Mansarovar Lake in Western Tibet.
· The Phey – Nimoo route consist mostly of Grade II or III easy rapids is that it passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains, many of them with tiny hamlets and imposing old monasteries nestling among the valleys. Starting from Phey Village, about 12 Kms from Leh and ends Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimo, about 36 kms from Leh.
· L I K I R
· Likir is also known as Klu-Kkhjil (water spirits), founded in the 11th century AD and was rededicated to another monastic order (the yellow sect) in the 15th century, its earlier gompa was destroyed in fire. The present gompa dates back to the 18th century. It contains huge clay images of Buddha’s (past, present & future) and various old manuscripts. It also houses an interesting collection of thankas, old religious and domestic costumes and implements etc. The Likir monastery is on the old caravan road from
Basgo to the bridge of Khalse. The main temple contains stupas, statues of Sakyamuni, Maitreya and Tsongkyapa, founder of the Gelupa order. One Can see a huge image of Budhha here.
A L C H I
On the bank of the Indus is the village and religious sanctuary of Alchi, one of the oldest of monasteries in Ladakh. As per the Historians, the monastery was founded in the 11th century by Kal-dan Shes-rab, a nobleman of Tibet who moved to this region to resist the tides of Hinduism and Islam. Its unique art forms have a distinctive Tibetan flavor. Paintings cover every available inch of space.
S H A N T I S T U P A
Shanti Stupa of Ladakh is located on the hilltop at Changspa.The Stupa was constructed by a Japanese Buddhist organization, known as ‘The Japanese for World Peace’. The aim behind the construction of the stupa was to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism and to promote World Peace. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama inaugurated the Shanti Stupa in the year 1985.