The Tibetan-Buddhist Carnival That Will Keep You Amazed
Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is a treasure trove of Tibetan Buddhist culture. The region is richly dispersed with a number of monasteries (gompas) from one corner to the other. Hemis monastery is the largest of all monasteries in Ladakh and host to the much popular Hemis festival which is celebrated here annually with great pomp and show. The Hemis festival is held for two days in early June, in dedication to the birth of Padmasambhava, who founded Tibetan Buddhism. The popularity of the Hemis monastery has reached far and wide due to the major annual celebrations that are organized here.
For travellers, the Hemis festival is an excellent opportunity to dig into the very rich Tibetan-Buddhist culture. The festivities take place under the guidance of the head of the Hemis monastery. During the festival, locals from every nook and crevice of Ladakh arrive here, dressed in colourful apparels. Strikingly beautiful masquerades are organized while monks play different types of musical instruments. Bright brocade dresses, multi-hued outfits and tinted masks lend great beauty to the entire event of the Hemis festival. The slow-paced mask dance that's performed at the festival is also unique in its own sense. The mask dances, also referred to as chams, are a part and parcel of the Tantric tradition.
While participating in the Hemis Festival in Ladakh, you'll come across a unique experience. Additionally, you'll get a chance to savour a variety of local Ladakhi cuisines and enjoy adventurous yak safaris.
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Day 02 Day return trip to Agra
Day 03 Delhi to Leh
Day 04 Leh to Hemis
Day 05 Thiksey and Shey
Day 06 Leh to Nubra Valley
Day 07 Diskit and Hunder
Day 08 Nubra to Leh
Day 09 Leh to Delhi Depart
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
02 nights aboard ac houseboat, 02 nights in handpicked hotels
04 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Spice plantation tour, boat ride at Periyar, visit to Kumarakom bird sanctuary
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
The Southern Splendour tour of South India offers comfortable 12 nights and 13 days stay in handpicked hotels including few city hotels, guest houses, beach resorts and some characteristic hotels. The hotels are picked for your stay based on the report and feedbacks of the past guests used these properties. The hotels offer clean rooms with attached toilet and many other standard facilities equivalent to three star standard.
Most of our price offers are generally based on double room sharing basis. For single room stay the guest need to inform us in advance and pay single room supplement.Remark : Ask us for upgradation of your accommodation which is available at an additional cost.