Alchi amongst other places, The focus in the tour would be the festivals at Hemis and Lamayuru, undeniably probably the most well-known monasteries of Ladakh. Hemis pageant will be the greatest and most well-known in the monastic festivals. It's devoted to Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the 1 who introduced Buddhism from India to Tibet. The taming, conversion and eventual integration in the pre-Buddhist Bon-po gods and demons in to the Buddhist pantheon as guardian divinities are reverently attributed to him. Tse-chu refers for the tenth day of each and every Tibetan lunar month and Tse-chu in the fifth month as well as the tenth month are celebrated because the delivery anniversary of Padmasambhava. The Hemis dance-drama depicts the magical feats of Padmasmbhava, also recognized as Guru Rimpoche, in his 8 diverse manifestations to conquer the enemies of Buddhism and for its propagation. Popularly recognized as Hemis Tse-chu, for which Ladakh is well-known all around the globe, Hemis monastery celebrates this occasion within the type of the two-day pageant. Lamayuru Yuru Kab-gyat pageant normally requires location on the Lamayuru monastery, regarded as to become the oldest monastery in Ladakh and therefore a main spiritual landmark. The two-day pageant of sacred dances along with other rituals is carried out by the resident lamas sporting masks representing guardian divinities from the Dri-gung-pa monastic order pantheon and concludes as most monastic dances using the destruction on the sacrificial choices. The pageant is definitely an unforgettable occasion no much less for its very own special character than for that impressive, picturesque moon-land environment on the distant village substantial over which the Lamayuru Gompa is mounted precariously atop a steep hill.
Zhung (Center Ladakh) and Sham (Reduced Ladakh)
Hemis Gompa & Yuru Kabgyat
Places Covered : Delhi, Leh, Shanti Stupa, Sangkar, Tsemo Gompas, Hemis gompa, Matho, Stakna, Takhtok monasteries, Hemis Tse-chu, Chemde, Thikse, Shey monasteries, Lamayuru gompa, Likir, Alchi, Ridzong Gompa, Lamayuru Kab-gyat, Bazgo, Phyang monasteries Day
Early morning flight Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest. Monks Play Gyalings for Masked Dance Pageant
Morning sightseeing - Shanti Stupa, Sangkar and Tsemo Gompas; lunch at hotel, afternoon rest.
Going to Hemis gompa, with stops to see Matho, Stakna and Takhtok monasteries.
Hemis Tse-chu and short hike and sightseeing around Hemis
Return to Leh by jeep, on the way visit Chemde, Thikse and Shey monasteries