After breakfast, the Day 2 of the Journey to Ladakh tour will begin with a ride to the Alchi Monastery, situated in the west of Leh. Alchi Monastery is the oldest and witnesses a good footfall. The major buildings of the monastery are Dukhang or Assembly Hall, Main Temple (gTsug-lag-khang), Manjushri Temple ('Jam-dpal lHa-khang), and Chortens. Additionally, the monastery also has two other important temples -'Lotsabha Lakhang' and 'Lakhang Soma'. All these stunning architectures are adorned with minutely carved paintings, which are believed to be the oldest surviving in Ladakh. Gigantic statues of the Buddha and intricate wood carvings and artwork allure tourists the most.
On the way, drive through the Magnetic Hill, the small stretch of road that defies the phenomenon of gravity. And the reason is the pull of the magnetic hill that makes the stationary vehicles move upwards. Famous as the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh, it is the major tourist attraction in the valley and a perfect pit-stop for exhausted riders traveling on the highway. Bikers on their Ladakh Bike Trip often pass by this attraction to unveil the mysteries.
En route, you will also halt at the confluence of Rivers Zanskar and Indus in Nimu called as Sangam to click pictures. One of the most attractive wonders of nature in Ladakh is Sangam. Nestled between the spectacular mountains towering above the cold desert, there lies a vantage point. It is about 35 km from Leh near the village of Nimmu, on the Leh - Srinagar Highway.
Later, continue further to the monastery. After the visit to the monastery, on the way back to the hotel, halt to visit the Military Hall of Fame. It is a museum constructed by the Indian Army in memory of the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives defending the motherland. The Hall of Fame Museum, consisting of two stories, is divided into various sections which contain several displays.
Stay overnight at the hotel.