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JOURNEY TO LADAKH WITH ATTENDING HEMIS FESTIVAL 2023

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11 days
Delhi
Ladakh
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 4
Date of Journey: 
24th June - 4th July 2023
WhatsApps call and message: 
+33 7 82 21 03 98

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Tour Details

Ladakh is the focal point of travel and discovery. It is also an important retreat space for many religious people across the world. The feeling of calmness after visiting a monastery, trekking along the mountains and being greeted by apricot cheeked kids.

Well, the adventurekeeps on growing and of course away from the stir and storm of city life. Hemis Festival is an integral part of this programme and provides you a glimpse of the day which commemorates the birth of Guru Padamasambhava. If you are curious about oracles, you can witness Lhamo, a female Shaman-Oracle. Oracles attend patients and cure their ailments.They also predict auspicious time for various events in one’s life. In order to discover the local taste, a lunch with a local Tibetan family will be arranged on the same day. You will have the opportunity to actively participate in two days retreat on eight verses on mind training. To fetch deeper insights into Yogis, you can attend a Chod prayer. 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. If you are curious about oracles, you can witness Lhamo, a female Shaman-Oracle. Oracles attend patients and cure their ailments.They also predict auspicious time for various events in one’s life. You will also be able to observe rituals like green tara puja, hanging prayer flags and cleansing offering.

Special requirement

Price Includes

  • Domestic Airfare (Delhi- Leh & Leh - Delhi)
  • 11 Nights Hotel Accommodation with breakfast
  • Breakfast daily
  • 9 lunches; 9 dinners (full board in Ladakh)
  • English speaking tour guide throughout
  • Arrival transfers with private hotel driver
  • Luxury transportation in Ladakh
  • Entry fees to museums and monasteries noted on itinerary
  • Restricted Area Permit for Ladakh (ILP)
  • Environment fee for Ladakh
  • Honorarium to Yogi and Shaman

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare( to and return from Delhi, India)
  • Indian Tourist eVisa (required)
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls
  • Tips for local guides, drivers, porters, hotel staff, and ect
  • Any type of Natural Crises, Road Blocking and Flight Delay Charges
  • Anything not mentioned in website

Accommodation detail:

Tour Featuring
  • Hemis festival : Hemis is the largest monastery in Ladakh and home to more than 1000 monks across its branches in the Himalayan region. It is a habour of a treasure trove of ancient remaining. Such as statue of Buddha made up of copper, gold and silver. It has a huge courtyard where the mask dances are performed. Hemis Festival is an important par of the monastery.
  • Oracle: Oracles attend to the patients and cure their ailments. A group session with Lhamo – a female Oracle will be arranged. They also predict the auspicious time for various events in one’s life.
  • Chod prayer with yogi: 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 hungry creatures of the spirit world. Highly realized tantric masters perform this ritual.
  • Private consultation with Amchi: Tibetan medicine is a holistic approach to one’s health which emphasis on the balance of element within you. It employs the techniques like pulse reading, urinalysis, dietary and habitual modification. Their medicines mainly comprises of herbs grown in the high Himalayan region. The most striking feature of the Tibetan medicine is the absence of side effect. Tibetan medicine is gaining worldwide attention especially from the West.
  • Recitation of powerful mantra with Monk: 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 deters you from achieving success.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Delhi (B)

You will find our representatives waiting for your arrival at Delhi Airport. After
receiving a warm welcome, you will be dropped at your designated hotel. You can
relax and rejuvenate for the day

If possible, we suggest arriving a day early to rest and refresh after your flight., we can arrange the extra night.

(Overnight in Ashok country resort or similar)

Day 2Delhi – Leh (B,L,D)

After a delightful breakfast, we will leave towards the IG Airport and board our flight
to Leh. You are setting forth to unfold Ladakh through your own lens. Our
representatives will greet you at the Leh airport and you will be transferred to your hotel.
You are advised to take a good rest in order to acclimatise to the new environment.
In the evening we are going to visit Shanti Stupa ,Shanti Stupa is the major attraction in Leh. Perched on the mountain top, this religious place also offers a panoramic view of the Leh city and the surroundings, and short walking around the local market.

(Overnight in The Nangsay hotel or similar)

Day 3Tsemo temple- TCV school- meeting oracle ( Leh ) (B,L,D)

Our pilgrimage starts from Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, which consists of two small
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.
TCV is an integrated charitable organisation – is to ensure that all Tibetan children under its care receive a sound education, a firm cultural identity and become self-reliant and contributing members of the Tibetan community and the world at large.

We will have the privilege of a private group session with Lhamo, a female Shaman-Oracle. The deity that enters the Shaman is associated with the energy of Sri Devi, Palden Lhamo, a female deity and the protector deity of the Dalai Lama. It is this powerful spiritual being that enters the female Shaman’s body and through whom predictions and physical healings are performed. In traditional Tibetan culture Shamans often run in family lineages, and are selected by the spiritual entity that enters them spontaneously. They are then tutored by their predecessor rather than being formally trained.
After the meeting we will have a lunch with Tibetan Family.

(Overnight in The Nangsay Hotel or similar)

Day 4Leh- Thiksey - Matho- (B,L,D)

Early morning we are going Thiksey Gompa, watch the sunrise and attend prayers at gompa. Experience the energy of
Buddhist mantras and chants with monks. Thiksey monastery is settled on a hill top and it shares a story of its resemblance to Potala in Lhasa. The monastery houses a big statue of the Maitreya Buddha.
After breakfast at Thiksay we are going to visit Matho monastery, Matho is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery built under the Saskya Monastic Establishment by Lama Dugpa Dorje in 1410. The Matho village, which starts from Zanskar range and go across the Indus is situated at the deep gorge. This monastery is parallel to the Thiksey monastery.
Stok Palace: Towering over a hill overlooking the valley of Singey Sangpo, popularly known as the Indus River, the 200-year old Stok Palace is an endearing landmark, historically, aesthetically, architecturally

(Overnight in The Nagsay Hotel or similar)

Day 5Hemis Festival (B,L,D)

On this day, we will observe Hemis Festival, which commemorates the birth of Guru
Padamasambhava. After an early breakfast, we will travel to Hemis Monastery. The
highlight of the festival displays the gathering of the lamas around the central flagpole to
perform the mystic mask dances (Chams) and sacred plays. Dressed in colourful bright
brocades with vibrantly decorated and richly adorned paper-mache masks the dancers enact
an elaborate combat between good spirits and evil demons to the clatter of drums, cymbals
and long horns.

(Overnight in The Nagsay Hotel or similar)

Day 6Leh - Alchi . Sham valley (B,L,D)

We will sojourn to ShamValley after breakfast and visit Likir Gompa enroute. The monastery
was built in the 11th century, is known for the 75 m tall Buddha statue. Geshe la, will offer
prayers for longevity and the removal of obstacles in our life and spiritual practice.

Alchi village is known for Alchi Choskor which is one of the oldest temples in
Ladakh (a national heritage). Alchi Choskor mainly known for the preservation of 10 th
century wall paintings and images decorated by artists and craftsmen of Buddhist
Kashmir under the supervision of Lostava Rinchen Sangpo. Because of its exterior
appearance, Alchi escaped the attention of invaders from neighboring regions that
destroyed monasteries located on the Leh-Srinagar trade route.

Overnight in Grand Lamayuru hotel (Sham valley).

Day 7 Lamayuru- Wanala- Leh (B,L,D)

After breakfast drive to Wanla The monastery is believed to be built around 1000 AD. During that time, Lama Rinchen Zangpo, a saint, translated Buddha’s teachings into Tibetan. The monastery is located near the Lamayuru Monastery. The monastery falls in the category of the 108 Monasteries which were constructed during 958-1055 AD with the support of the King of Ladakh.
The key attraction of this monastery is the three-storied image of the 11-headed Mahakaruna or Avalokiteshwara. The Gompa also has many paintings of Buddha, Bodhisattvas and Mandalas.You will have a chance to meet and interact with Yogis and attend the Chod prayer lead by Yogis at Wanla. 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.
Today we will also explore 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.

(Overnight in The Nagsay Hotel or similar)

Day 8Leh - Nubra valley (B,L,D)

Today we will journey towards Nubra Valley. After a whirlwind of bumpy ride up the Khardunglha pass 18380 ft, enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Our lunch would be en-route.
On the way we will visit Diskit Monastery, the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra valley. We will learn about the spiritual and cultural history of the monastery and its connection to Thikse Monastery.

We will also spend time at the nearby statue of JampaMaitreya Buddha (Buddha of the future), which stands over 100-feet tall on a hilltop just below the monastery. In 2010 His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama consecrated the statue, which promotes world peace and protects Diskit village. This colourful statue is impressive to behold, and we will explore the significance of the “future Buddha” and the role of the statue.

(Overnight in Champa Resort or Similar, Nubra valley)

Day 9Nubra Valley (B,L,D)

After breakfast we’ll drive to Yarab Tso (Vision Lake), 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 monastery.

Evening meditation and discussion session

(Overnight in Champa Resort or Similar, Nubra valley)

Day 10Nubra Valley - Leh (B,L,D)

Drive back to Leh via Khardungla Pass.

You can After arrival at Leh free you are free to shop and stroll down the Leh market.

In the evening there will be conclusion of tour followed by closing prayer by Geshe La.

Overnight in Leh.

Day 11Leh -Delhi (B)

After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Delhi.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel at Delhi (Ashok country resort)

Late evening transfer to international airport and fly back home with an upgraded travel experience.

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Anne Karin

Solo Traveller

Had a very good experience travelling with a group lead by Tenzin. Highly recommended!

October 3, 2019

Lupita Gonzalez Quesada

Couple Traveller

I am so glad to have chosen Soulfull tours, it made my trip fully enjoyable and Mr Tenzin took care of every detail. I fully recomend his company

September 20, 2019

Maria Pilar Salvador López

Couple Traveller

I Have travelled with Tenzin three times, and have a very special experience each one, Tenzin works hard to make things go well… I hope I can enjoy with soulful tours again in the future!!

September 10, 2019

Daphne Athenea Nieto Ferrer

Solo Traveller

Very good! Hugh experience! Tenzin was so kind and everithing was perfect.

September 7, 2019
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