Pilgrimage to Ladakh with Prof. Dr. Lobzang Tsewang (Personnel Translator to H H the 14th Dalai Lama) August 24 – 06 September, 2017

Tour at a glance

  • August 24– 06 Sep , 2017
  • Daily morning meditation
  • Daily evening teaching and Q&A with Prof. Dr. Lobzang Tsewang  – We’ll present the perspectives relevant to what we are seeing and engage in lively discussions.
  • Escorted by LTT representative.
  • Explore the ancient Kingdom of Ladakh, nestled high in the Tibetan Plateau
  • Limited to 16 guests
  • Early bird price of $2750 per person (based on double occupancy)
  • After July 12, 2017, price is $2950 (based on double occupancy)

Journey Highlights

  • Daily meditation, teaching, and Tantric sadhana
  • Meditation lessons
  • Pilgrimages to monasteries from various Tibetan Buddhism sects and village
  • Spiritual, cultural and geographical exploration of Ladakh Himalaya while also practicing Tibetan yoga and Meditation
  • The package takes you to various enthralling locations like Nubra valley, Pangong Lake and Aryan Valley, old Buddhist monastery, meeting with local people and lama etc.

Why Travel to Ladakh?

Ladakh

Nestled high in the Himalayas on India’s Tibetan Plateau, Ladakh is truly a hidden gem. This high altitude desert landscape provides a stunning backdrop for such rich and colorful Buddhist traditions. Ladakh provides one of the last glimpses into traditional Tibetan culture available in the world. In fact, at times Ladakh was part of Tibet. Ladakh & Tibet had a number of conflicts over centuries until the 13th century when they developed friendly relations. Ladakh remained an independent kingdom until 1834, and it is currently a district within the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Ladakh only opened to tourism in 1974, and 30,000 foreign tourists visit Ladakh each year.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION New Delhi / New Delhi
PLACES COVERED Ladakh, Zanskar, Leh
TIME Full time tour
WEAR Comfortable warm clothings, gloves and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
All breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners included
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Flights from Delhi
Arrival and departure transfers
All Hotels with breakfast & dinner
NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance
Alcohol and other beverages.
Single accommodation supplement
Gloves, jackets, boots, strap.
Visas or vaccinations

Journey to Ladakh Itinerary

This is intended as a brief outlive or our activities while in Ladakh, beyond daily teaching with Prof. Dr. Lobzang Tsewang. As we will be a small group, we are blissfully flexible, fluid, and will base each day’s activities on the wishes of the group and the schedule of the monks and their families.

You’ll be met at the New Delhi airport on the evening of August 24 and you’ll be staying at a nearby 5-star hotel in order to rest up before your gorgeous flight on the morning of the 24th. The flight from Delhi to Leh is only 50 minutes long, but it’s one of the most picturesque flights on the planet. It will take you directly over the Himalayas, allowing you a rare, lofty perspective on this part of the world. Upon arrival in Leh, you’ll take a short but beautiful drive to Thiksey Monastery to get settled. We’ll spend this day acclimating to the altitude and leisurely exploring some of the magnificent grounds.

We will stay at Phodang  guesthouse for the duration of our trip at leh, with the other of one nights that we’ll stay directly on the Indus River in Uleytokpo. Uleytokpo is an ideal home base to explore monasteries that are west of Leh and to experience Ladakh’s famous “moonscape,” one Night at Tsomoriri Lake while visiting Korzok monastery one night at Dha hanu two day at Nubra valley.

Some of our activities during the rest of our journey include:

  • A thorough exploration of old Monastery with our local guide, speacially thiksay, Hemis, shey palace, which are one of the most beautiful and influential monasteries in Ladakh. We’ll attend special pujas in the Protector Temple, as well as morning pujas in the Prayer Hall. We’ll see the old nunnery and its ancient paintings, as well as the old library and its clothbound volumes at Thiksay and Hemis monastery.
  • Dialogue with the monks about Tibetan Buddhism & Philosophy.

There are scores of monasteries in Ladakh, and we will pay a visit to some of our favorites, time permitting, including:

  • Lamayuru Monastery is Ladakh’s oldest monastery, set in a stunning “lunar landscape” and affiliated with the Drikung Kagyu school of Buddhism. Here you can visit a meditation cave used by Naropa.
  • Hemis Monastery, Ladakh’s largest monastery, tucked away in a picturesque gorge.
  • Likir Monastery, with its beautiful 3D mandala and 75′ tall Maitreya statue.
  • Stakna Monastery, situated on a hill overlooking the Indus river. Stakna, a Drukpa monastery, is renowned for its beautiful, vivid murals.
  • Matho Monastery, the only Sakyapa Buddhist monastery in the area. This monastery, beautiful in its own right, also provides stunning vistas across the Indus Valley.
  • Shey Monastery and Shey Palace, which houses a beautiful 3-story Shakyamuni Buddha statue. At one time, Shey was the capital of the Ladakh region.
  • Alchi Monastery, a Gelugpa monastery directly along the Indus River which houses some of the oldest surviving paintings in Ladakh.
  • Takthok Monastery, the only monastery of the Nyingma tradition in Ladakh
  • Rizong, Monastery, a very special and very strict monastery belonging to the Gelugpa order.
  • Stok Monastery and Stok Palace, which is still the summer home for Ladakh’s former royal family.

Visit Local oracle

  • One night two day for visiting Tsomorir Lake with Korzok Monastery.
  • Meeting with Amchi ( Tibetan Doctor) and study basic Tibetan Medicine
  • On the morning of 7th September, you’ll fly from Leh to Delhi (one more chance to see that gorgeous vista!)  We can help arrange further travels in the region or you can head back home to reflect, process, and practice all you’ve experienced.

Our Accommodation in Phodang choglamsar

We will be staying at Phodang guesthouse, with a gorgeous view of the Dalai Lama summer residency  itself. Although the guesthouse is simple, it is clean, and each room has ensuite bathrooms and hot water. Wifi is sporadic, due to our very remote location, but available whenever possible. Our guesthouse has an on-site restaurant, featuring Tibetan specialties & northern Indian food. importantly, smocking is strictly restricted area.

Our Accommodation in Uleytokpo

For two nights we’ll make Uletokpo’s Ule Ethnic Resort our home, in order to explore the monasteries of Lamayuru, Likir, Alchi, Rizong & more. We’ll perch directly above the Indus in our cottages, with gorgeous meeting spaces for our classes and meditations. This quaint riverside resort even has a spa, if you want to get a massage on the Rooftop of the World!

OUR ACCOMODATION IN Tsomoriri lake

Tsomoriri Resort & Camps is situated on Tsomoriri Lake (240 Kms from Leh) in the Changthang area at an altitude of 4,595 m (15,080 ft) in Ladakh and is one of the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the region.
DELUXE TENTED ACCOMMODATION:-
We have seventeen 05 Rooms & 15 attached deluxe tents with en-suite facilities cold running water in each tent, facing beautiful Tsomoriri lake. All tents are wall to wall jute carpets & boutique style décor with wall.

CUISINE:
We serve authentic, cuisine of North-Indian, Ladakhi, Tibetan, South Indian and our continental menu.

FACILITIES:
At our exclusive Resort & campsite we also provided up to date medical facilities for those who may be affected by High Altitude sickness besides first aid services. And our staff is knowledgeable in providing these facilities. We also provide electricity in all our attached bathrooms Accessibility to the lake is limited to summer season only (May-Sept).

This 14 day/13 night all-inclusive journey is $2750 per person (double occupancy) before july12, 2017. After that date the price is $2950.

If you prefer to have your own room, the single supplement is $650 and will be added to your last payment. (Click here to understand why this single supplement is necessary).

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This 14 day/13 night all-inclusive journey is $2750 per person (double occupancy) before june, 01, 2017. After that date the price is $2950.

If you prefer to have your own room, the single supplement is $650 and will be added to your last payment. (Click here to understand why this single supplement is necessary).

What is a single supplement and why do I have to pay it?

Our trip prices are based on double-occupancy rooms; that is, two people (spouses, partners, friends, etc) sharing a room and essentially splitting the cost of each hotel room.

If you choose to have your own room OR you do not have a roommate, you are responsible for paying the entirety of the cost of your hotel rooms, hence the additional fee (or “single supplement”).  If you traveling alone but desire a roommate, we can put you in touch with other single guests looking for a roommate; however, we can never guarantee a roommate and if you do end up with a private room, you will be responsible for the single supplement.

Please don’t think you’re ever being punished for traveling by yourself (we are big fans of traveling solo!), but we cannot absorb the extra cost of your hotel room if you cannot find a roommate.  We do not profit from your single supplement, it is simply to cover your private accommodation.

Please note that we cannot guarantee you a roommate for this trip, and if you room alone, you will be responsible for the single supplement.

A $800 deposit holds your space.  The second installment of $1000 is due by july 24, 2017 (30 days before start of trip) and the balance is due by August 15, 2017 (10 days before start of trip).  Single supplement ($350) is due along with the last installment.

Price Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Delhi to Leh
  • Daily practice teaching with Prof. Dr. Lobzang Tsewang
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All site fees
  • Guided 24×7  by LTT representative and Tour guide

Price does not include:

  • International airfare (although we can and will be more than happy to help you decide on arrangements)
  • Indian visa fee (e-Tourist visa is about $60USD; we can advise on other types on visas)
  • Travel insurance (required)

NOTE: 

  • There is a minimum of 16 guests that must sign up in order for this trip to take place. We will hold your deposit & payments until the minimum number of guests have signed up.  Please do not purchase any airfare until you get the go-ahead from us that we’ve reached our minimum number of participants.  
  • If the minimum number of guests have not signed up 1 months prior to the departure date, we’ll give you the option to transfer your reservation to another tour or fully refund your money.

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