After breakfast drive back to Leh. On the way visit Shey, Thiksey Monastery and Rancho School. Evening relax. Dinner & Overnight stay.
SHEY GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
RANCHO SCHOOL: The school was started at the request of the people of Ladakh who wanted a school that would help maintain their rich cultural traditions, based on Tibetan Buddhism, while equipping their children for a life in the 21st century. The master plan and school buildings, designed by architects and engineers from Arup Associates and Over Arup & Partners, combine local building techniques and materials with leading edge environmental design to make them effective in the extreme climate