Thiksey & Hemis Monasteries
Thiksey, Ladakh, India
Explore both Thiksey & Hemis Monasteries with your private guide.
Today you will start with a leisurely breakfast. and have the oportunity to relax at the camp or to take an optional cycling trip in the vicinity of the Thiksey village and its surroundings. You could also choose to drive to the Saboo village for a séance session with the Oracle [Note: This optional excursion will be confirmed a day prior subject to the oracle being willing to give an audience].
This afternoon you will be able to visit Hemis Monastery, the oldest monastic institution of Ladakh, situated about an hour from Thiksey in a secluded valley. The monastery belongs to the Drukpa School or the Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. At Hemis you will have the oportunity to explore the many interesting facets of this institution, established under the patronage of King Senge Namygal in the 13th century, where young monks are taught literature, history, philosophy, yoga and tantra. The monastery halls are adorned with beautiful statues and mural paintings.
You will return to the camp in time for a sundowner.