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Thiksey Monastery is a great example to learn about Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and Nirvana

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Located at the mountain ranges of Jammu and Kashmir, Thiksey Monastery of Leh Ladakh is a symbol of peace, power and discipline descended directly from Lord Buddha's life and his teachings. The monastery is well known for the 8 different stupas (hemispherical structure) which refer to the 8 important periods of great Lord Buddha, who is the founder of the religious philosophy Buddhism.

Each stupa is a symbol for every major event in Lord Buddha's life. The Lotus Blossom for his birth, the enlightenment for Buddha's enlightenment during mid-age, stupa of many gates indicating Buddha's first teachings after enlightenment, stupa of descent from God, stupa of miracles, stupa of reconciliation, stupa of complete victory and finally the stupa of nirvana or death.

Thiksey Monastery or Gompa is the largest in central Ladakh and one of it's main interesting places is the Maitreya temple which was built after the visit of Dalai Lama in the 70s. The monastery closely resembles the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and has earned the nickname 'Mini Potala' from the monks and visitors.

Annually a trade fair Is held at the monastery which attracts villagers from all over Ladakh where they exchange goods and make business with each other.

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LEH ROUTE
LEH ROUTE
Leh ( 470Kms from Manali)
Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features, set in an enormous and spectacular landscape amongst the mountain ranges of the Karakoram and Great Himalaya.Visit Monasteries like Hemis,Thiskey and Pengong Lake ShantiStupa ,Leh Palace, Optional : rafting on Zanskar river at Nimo or a excursion with a Night halt at Nubra Valley

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LEH MONASTRIES
LEH MONASTRIES
Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features, set in an enormous and spectacular landscape amongst the mountain ranges of the Karakoram and Great Himalaya.Visit Monasteries like Hemis,Thiskey and Pengong Lake ShantiStupa ,Leh Palace,

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LEH - NUBRA VALLEY
LEH - NUBRA VALLEY
Nubra Valley (120Km / 5hrs from Leh)
Drive through the world highest motorable road, Khardongla Pass which is at a hight of 18380 ft to reach the Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers) The main attraction in this area is the Bactarian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes,also visit Deskit and Samstanling monasteries.

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LEH
LEH
Today visit the pristine Pengong lake and some monastries enroute later make a visit to Shanti Stupa ,Leh Palace and in the evening enjoy some shopping at the local market and dont forget to eat the local delicacy Momos.

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ZANSKAR
ZANSKAR
Zanskar( 240Kms/ 8Hrs from Kargil)
About 20 kms south-east of Rangdum stands the Panzila axis, across which lies Zanskar, the most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys. The Penzila pass (4,401m) is a picturesque tableland surrounded by snow-covered peaks. Visit Sani valley and Karsha Monastry and Phugthal Monastry.

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