The morning is free to relax. In the afternoon, hit the road to Saboo, which is around 8 kilometers from Leh and nestled atop of a hillock facing the Indus Valley. It is the most visited monastery in Leh.On your way back to Leh, visit the SOS village (Choglamsar). It is an important destination for those who are interested in studying Tibetan culture. The Central Institute of Buddhist Studies located here features a Tibetan library, handicraft shop, restaurants and medical center. There is also a golf course and a polo ground.
Post breakfast, take a road journey to Alchi. On the way, halt at Phyang Gompa, located on the main highway to Alchi. It is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh.Post sightseeing in Phyang monastery, visit Basgo, which is located along the road to Alchi. When the kingdom of Ladakh got divided in the 15th and 16th century, the Basgo village was an important tourist center in the medieval times.In the afternoon, visit the Alchi Gompa. It is a temple complex located within the Alchi village and dates back to the 11th century. It exhibits a seamless blend of Indian and Kashmiri architecture. It is the seat of the Ngri Rimpoche, whose incarnation in embodied in the younger brother of the Dalai Lama. Stay overnight in the hotel.
While returning back from Alchi to Lamayuru, pay a visit to Ridzong Gompa, one of the less visited monasteries in Ladakh. Built sometime around 1840, this Gompa is beautifully set in a valley, in a gorge and was founded by Lama Tsultim Nima. After exploration of Ridzong Gompa, proceed on a trip to the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery. There is a popular legend that the Arhat Madhyantika, a disciple of Buddha, offered holy food and water to satisfy the spirits inhabiting the Gompa. Stay overnight in the hotel.