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 Trekking Tours  in Laddakh

Ladakh is also known as Land of High Passes, the Land of Gompa, the Land of Nomad, one of the most sought after destination, when it comes to reaping pleasure out of adventure activities and sports. Sited in the northernmost part of India, Ladakh is at a distance of some seven kilometers from the Indus River and its extensive valley. India is rich with places in the north that are copious with scenic beauty and ample scope for adventure and fun.

Proudly possessing high mountainous terrains that have altitudes ranging from 9,000 feet (2,750 m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672 m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram, Ladakh has India’s most fun-filled trekking routes. Additionally, the temperature in summers seldom exceed about 27°C in the shade, while in winter they may plunge to minus 20°C in Leh.

Apart from bone chilling temperatures and high mountainous terrains, Ladakh is also reckoned as a major Buddhist center since 3rd century AD. The eastern region of Ladakh has been under major influence of Buddhism while Islam has slowly developed in Ladakh's western regions owing to the infamous invasion of Ladakh by Tibet in the 8th century. In addition to this historical actuality, the troupes of gompas inhabiting here such as Shey, Alchi, Hemis and Lamayuru, have fascinated holy Buddhists and interested voyagers from all over the globe.

OUR PACKAGES

Sham & Indus Valley Trekking
Duration : 13N / 14D

Darcha Padum Trekking
Duration : 27N / 28D
Ladakh with Pangong lake trekking
Duration : 6N / 7D
Indus Valley Trekking
Duration : 12N / 13D
Tsomoiri Lake Trekking
Duration : 22N / 23D
Ladakh Monastery Trekking
Duration : 16N / 17D
Frozen River (Chadar) Trekking
Duration : 12N / 13D
Ladakh Zanskar Trekking
Duration : 17N / 18D
Markha Valley Trekking
Duration : 17N / 18D
The Nubra Valley Trekking
Duration : 9N / 10D
Manali Ladakh Trekking
Duration : 22N / 23D
Rupshu Valley Trekking
Duration : 16N / 17D
Lamayuru to Alchi Trek in Ladakh
Duration : 10N / 11D
Darcha Lamayuru Trekking
Duration : 17N / 18D
Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek
Duration : 12N / 13D

 


Sham & Indus Valley Trekking

Through the Indus valley and the ancient kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thikse, Hemis, Spituk, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi are all accessible by road, and Temisgang, Ridzong and Likir line the trekking route. This itinerary is of moderate difficulty and the path does not rise above 4500m. The trail crosses numerous villages where the people have kept their Tibetan ways and customs.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Leh (3500m) by plane
Afternoon at leisure in Leh, where we can take a walk to the colorful bazaar.

Day 03 : Visit of the high Indus valley monasteries
Shey houses the old summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. Its gompa shelters an amazing Buddha, 12m high. The picturesque Thikse monastery is perched on top of the hill overhanging the Indus. The Hemis gompa is one of the largest in Ladakh.

Day 04 : Visit Stok royal palace, Spituk monastery and the Tibetan Camp of
Choglamsar.

Day 05 : Leh - Phyang (3600m) by bus (1h) and walk towards Taru (3700m)
We visit the Phyang monastery and continue onwards with a pleasant walk. A short day necessary for our acclimatization.

Day 06 : Taru - Taru La (4200m) - Nyemo (3700m)
The trail climbs steeply towards the first pass of the trek, and descends to the Nyemo village.

Day 07 : Nyemo - Nie (3800m)
The route traverses Basgo, dominated by impressive ruined fortresses. A quite stricking succession of shortens, sanctuaries and a palace line the path.

Day 08 : Nie - Likir (3600m)
We enter an arid and bare landscape. Visit of the Likir monastery, one of the oldest in Ladakh.

Day 09 : Likir - Yangthang (3600m)
The route goes through two low passes, the Phobe La (3700m) and the Charatse La (3800m), opening to beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 10 : Yangthang - Hemis Shukpachan (3600m)
En route, visit of the Ridzong monastery, which is set in stunning surroundings and hidden amongst the hills. After a tiny pass, we descend towards Hemis Shukpachan.

Day 11 : Hemis Shukpachan - Temisgang (3700m)
This part of the trail has been carved out from the ochre rocks into a balcony. We climb towards two passes at 4000m and arrive at Ang. Then on to Temisgang, ancient capital of the Syham Kingdom, and its monastery.


Day 12 : Temisgang - Lamayuru - Leh by bus.
En route, visit of the Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries

Day 13 : Leh - Delhi by plane

Day 14 : Transfer to airport and fly back home.

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Darcha Padum Trekking


Towards the western end of the Himalayas a series of continuous mountain ridges, comprising scores of 6000 metre (20000 foot) peaks, forms an effective barrier between the Indian provinces of Lahaul and Ladakh. Linking these contrasting mountainous regions is a trekking route that provides one of the great challenges of the Indian Himalaya. Transferring by train and car from Delhi, we pass through the lush Kulu Valley and cross the Rohtang Pass to reach the start of our trek at Darcha.

From here, we head north across the Shingo La (c.5100m./16000ft.) into the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, famous for its hardy inhabitants and starkly beautiful landscape. En route, we encounter a succession of isolated villages and several wonderful Buddhist monasteries, notably at Phuktal, Lingshet and Lamayuru. As a finale to what is unquestionably one of the world’s classic trekking experiences, there is also time to explore the fascinating Ladakhi capital of Leh.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.
Darcha Padum Trekking

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali by bus.

Day 03 : Manali - Darcha by bus.
Early morning drive from Manali to Darcha. Arrive Darcha and overnight in Camp.

Day 04 : Darcha - Palemo (3600m) in 5h
Leave Darcha, We start our journey with an easy walk into the valley. En route, we will visit the Chika and Rarik monasteries.

Day 05 : Palemo - Zanskar Sumdo (3860m) in 5h.
We cross the river by a hanging pulley. Overnight at Zanskar Sumdo

Day 06 : Zanskar Sumdo - Chumi Napo (4640m) in 5h.
Early morning trek from Zanskar Sumdo to Chumi Napo. The route leaves the valley and starts climbing up quite steeply towards the Shingo La pass.

Day 07 : Chumi Napo - Shingo La (5090m) - Lakham (4470m) in 6h.
Prayer flags flapping in the wind mark the Shingo La pass, surrounded with fascinating views of the glaciers. An easy traverse of a glacier takes us to the valley and to the Lakham yak pastures.

Day 08 : Lakham - Kurgiak (4050m) in 6h.
A gradual descent along the Kurgiak river, lined with mani walls. On the way, we will come across a few Doksas, where yaks are kept in summer time.

Day 09 : Kurgiak - Tetha (3950m), in 7h.
The trail is now boarded by meadows of flowers and barley fields. Shortens are spread all the way and highlight the religious fervour of the Zanskaris.

Day 10 : Tetha - Purni (3700m), in 2h.
We visit Phuktal monastery (3850m), perched on the side of an impressive cliff. (4h return journey from Phuktal monastery to Purni).

Day 11 : Purni - Ichar (3650m) in 4h.

Day 12 : Ichar - Mune (3900m), in 5h.
The trail goes up and down along the Tsarap river. On arriving at Mune, we will visit its monastery.

Day 13 : Mune - Padum (3600m) in 6h.
En route we visit Bardan monastery, one of the most important in the area. Overnight in Padum

Day 14 : Padum- Karsha (3600m) in 3h.
A pleasant walk through fields. On the way we will visit Pepiting monastery and the

Karsha Gompa one of the most important in Zanskar and dating back to the 15th century. We have beautiful panoramic vistas of the full Himalayan range.

Day 15 : Karsha - Pishu (3470m) in 5h.
We progress along the Zanskar river.

Day 16 : Pishu - Hanumil (3380m) in 5h.
An easy-going walk along the right bank of the river takes us to Rinam village. We continue to the tiny hamlet of Hanumil.

Day 17 : Hanumil - Purfi La (3950m) - Snertse (3850m) in 6h.
Up and down over a steep path.

Day 18 : Snerstse - Hanuma La (4950m) - Lingshet (4000m) in 6h.
After a steep climb we reach the Purfi La pass, from where the panorama towards the Ladakhi and Zanskari ranges is quite impressive. Visit of Lingshet monastery.

Day 19 : Lingshet - Camp before Singue La (4550m), in 6h.
We start a long and gradual ascent to the Netuke La pass (4280m), where we have a wonderful view towards the Nierag valley. The trail then descends shortly to reach Skimpata and Gongma villages, then climbs steeply to reach the second pass, Khyupa La (4300m).

Day 20 : Camp before Singue La - Singue La (5050m) - Photoksar (4200m) in 6h.
An amazing spectacle of hanging icefalls. We descend towards the Photang river and progress through barley fields.

Day 21 : Photoksar - Sirsir La (4850m) - Hanupatta (3760m) in 6h.
Photang valley turns into a gorge labyrinth, which forces us to make a detour via Sirsir La pass. Three shortens mark Hanupatta and its giant hundred-year-old cedar, flanked by colorful prayer flags.

Day 22 : Hanupatta - Wanla (3250m) in 5h.
We head down towards the Photang valley and climb up to the Panjila pass(3410m). We finally descend to Wanla and visit its tiny monastery.

Day 23 : Wanla - Lamayuru (3420m) in 4h.
Visit of the monastery at Lamayuru, which is the biggest in western Ladakh and was built in the 16th century on the site of a much older temple. The gompa is very well kept and famous for its many colorful wall paintings.
Trekking in Darcha Padum

Day 24 : Lamayuru - Leh (3500m) by bus.

Day 25 : Free day in Leh for personal activities.

Day 26 : Leh – Delhi by plane.

Day 27 : At leisure in Delhi. Safety day for your international flight.

Day 28 : Transfer to airport and fly back home.

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Ladakh with Pangong lake


Pangong Lake is situated in the northeast of leh, 4,350 meters above sea level. Leh to Pangong Lake is nice adventure trip of 160 trips. It begins with Thiksey village famous for its huge monasteries ridge. Beyond this remote village there is nothing but the extreme mountain ridge.

Day 01 : Leh
On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met with our representative at the airport and transfer you to hotel. Complete day for the acclimatization which is 3500 Mts. From Sea level. In the evening explore the local market. O/N at hotel.

Day 02 : Leh – Monasteries
Morning after breakfast visit to Thiksey monastery for morning prayer. Continue drive to Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monastery of the Ladakh region. On the way back visit to Shey Palace. O/N at hotel.

Day 03 : Leh - Alchi - Uletokpo (75 kms)
Morning after breakfast leave for Uletokpo camping which is one of the most beautiful camping in the Ladakh region on the way visit Spituk monastery which is just 05 kms. from Leh town. Continue drive to Alchi monastery is the only monastery in the Ladakh on flat ground. By the lunch time you will reach Ulrtokpo. Evening enjoy to sit on the bank of the river coming down from the Ridzong side. O/N at Camp.

Day 04 : Uletokpio - Lamayuru - Leh (180 Kms.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Lamayuru via Khaltsi, continue drive to Lamayuru. The oldest and spectacularly set Lamayuru monastery founded in the 10th Century, visit the monastery. In the afternoon drive back to Leh on the back we stop at magnetic hill. O/N at hotel.

Day 05 : Leh - Khardongla Pass - Leh (85 Kms.)
Morning after breakfast full day excursion to Khardongla Pass which is the highest memorable pass in the world (5600 Mtrs.) and has been recorded in the Gunnies book of world records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountain. O/N at hotel.

Day 06 : Leh - Panagong Lake - Leh (290Kms.)
Leave early morning at 5 AM to Pangong Lake through Changla pass (5486 Mtrs.). while ascending Changlla pass. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to thee western shore of the Lake. Enjoy the landscape on the backdrop of the lake.

This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “ INDO CHIANA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. O/N at hotel.

Day 07 : Leh - Delhi
Transfer in time to the airport to catch flight for onwards destination.

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Indus Valley Trekking


The name of India itself is a corruption of the word Sindhu. Arabians pronounced ‘s’ as ‘h’ and called India Hindustan, the land of Hindus. Greeks pronounced Sindhu as Indus, and so the name India. Sindhu is the oldest name in Indian history as well in Indian geography. When Shiva carried the immolated body of his divine consort Sati over all the land, her skull-top with its hingula (sindur) fell at what has been Hinglaj ever since. It is near Karachi on the Sindh–Baluchistan border. To this holy spot—sanctified by the visit of Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana—went the great Sindhi Sufi poet-saint Shah Abdul Latif in the company of yogis.

Through the Indus valley and the ancient kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spitok, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi are all accessible by road, and Temisgang, Ridzong and Likir line the trekking route. This itinerary is of moderate difficulty and the path does not rise above 4500m. The trail crosses numerous villages where the people have kept their Tibetan ways and customs.

Day 01 : Delhi -  Leh
Arrival in Delhi, catch flight for Leh.

Day 02 : Leh
Sightseeing tour of Leh city, including its 17th century palace and Gompa.

Day 03 : Leh
Tour of Shey, Tikse, and Hemis Gompas, the spiritual heart of the Indus Valley.

Day 04 : Leh
Tour of Stok Palace, home of the hereditary rulers of Ladakh, and Spitok Gompa.

Day 05 : Leh - Likir
Tour of Basgo, Alchi, and Likir Gompas. Camp at Likir.

Day 06 : Likir - Yangthang
Trek over Pobe la (3,550 metres) to Yangthang.

Day 07 : Yangthang
Trek to Rizong Gompa and back to Yangthang.

Day 08 : Yangthang - Sermanchan
Trek over Sermanchan la (3,750 metres) and Lago la (3,750 metres) to Ang.

Day 09 : Sermanchan - Wanlah
Trek to Temisgang, then over Bongbong la (3,630 metres) to Khaltse, then by jeep to Wanlah. Camp at Wanlah.

Day 10 : Wanlah - Lamayuru
Trek from Wanlah over Prinkiti la (3,725 metres) to Lamayuru. Camp at Lamayuru.

Day 11 : Lamayuru - Leh
Return by jeep to Leh.

Day 12 : Leh - Delhi
Morning flight to Delhi, on arrival check in a hotel and stay overnight.

Day 13 : Departure Transfer
Departure- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.

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Tsomoiri Lake Trekking


Recently opened to foreigners due to the proximity of the Chinese boarder, the Changthang is a land of wilderness and magnificent landscapes. This region is characterized by high arid plains, remote villages, snow-capped peaks and beautiful high altitude azure-blue lakes, the largest being Tsomoriri at 4,500 m.

Truly remote, this area is only accessible for a few months every summer and is inhabited by Changpas - nomadic yak and pashmina goat herders of Tibetan origin, who wander this area crossing over high altitude mountain passes. Our trek will take us across these passes to their summer settlements to witness a unique human culture, far away from the reaches of the modern world. The itinerary then goes south towards Spiti, following the western bank of the lake. The scenery is wild and vast with snow-capped peaks lining the far horizon. The trek ends at Tabo, famous for its monastery.

Day 01 : Delhi. Airport - hotel transfer.

Day 02 : Delhi - Leh (3500 m)
Afternoon at leisure. We can visit the palace and the gompa of Leh and the Stock royal palace.

Day 03 : Visit of the high Indus valley's monasteries (Car). Overnight at Hotel.0

Day 04 : Visit Stok royale palace, Spitok monastery and the Tibetan Camp of Choglamsar (Car). These two days of visit are an excellent opportunity to get acclimatized for the Khardong La.

Day 05 : Leh - Rumtse (4000 m) by taxi. Trek to Kyamar (4420 m) in 4 h.
We stop at Hemis to visit its monastery, one of the largest and most important of Ladakh. Later, we will continue to Rumtse, where the trek starts. We enter a magnificent and vast area, where the Changpas - nomadic herders take their yak to pasture. We follow the ancient salt along the green Kyamar valley.

Day 06 : Kyamar - Kumur La (4770 m) - Tisaling (4805 m) in 5h
We start through beautiful color gorge towards Chorten Sumda. Easy walk for one hour then ascend towards Kumur La. From the top one can see the beautiful view of the chain of Kangyatse and the chain of Indus valley.

Day 07 : Tisaling - Shibuk La (4875 m) - Pangunagu (4800 m) in 5 h.
From the pass we get a panoramic view of the Tsokhar Lake (4400m)and the Rupshu valley. Then descend towards the lake, from witch the nomads collect some salt. We will camp near the winter camp of nomad people of Chanthang.

Day 08 : Pangunagu - Nuruchan (4630 m) in 5 h.
Today we have an easy trek along the lake. On the way one can see many birds and Wild ass (Kyang) of Ladakh

and Tibet plateau. At the end of the lake the trail goes right and enter the Nuruchan village.

Day 09 : Nuruchan - Horlam Kongka La (4 900 m) - Kyamayuri La (5 410 m ) -Gyamabarma (4950 m) in 6 h.
This is a high altitude route and we will cross two passes around 4900 m.

Day 10 : Gyamabarma - Yalung Nyau La (5 440 m) - Korzok (4550 m) in 6 h.
Trek over the Yalung Nyau La to Korzok, on the northwestern shore of Tso Moriri, the "Mountain Lake". We visit the Korzok monastery. Camp by the lake.

Day 11 : Korzok - Kyangdam (4550 m) in 6 h
Walk along the western shore of Tso Moriri to Kyangdam, an expansive grassland on the southern shore.

Day 12 : Kyangdam - Narbu Sumdo (4450 m) en 6 h.
After crossing the river, the trail climbs up for a while and enter the Parang Chu valley.

Day 13 : Narbu Sumdo - Parang Chu 1 (4850 m) in 5 h.
We gradually ascend the Prang Chu valley, on the right bank of the river.

Day 14 : Parang Chu 1 - Parang Chu 2 (5000m) in 5h
The trail passes through a narrow gorge involving many ascents and descents to the side valleys and streams

Day 15 : Parang Chu 2 - Parang La (5500 m) - Jugstok (4800 m) in 7 h.
After the frontal moraine of the Parang glacier, the trail continues on the opposite bank, thorough a mass of fallen rocks. After making our way over a few patches of snow, we climb gradually up to Parang La. The top of this Pass presents spectacular viewpoints of the peaks and ranges of Lahol and Ladakh. The Parang Chu, whose source is on the southern slopes of Parang La, can be seen below.

Day 16 : Jugstok - Kiber (4205 m) in 7 h.
Steap descend towards the Sampa Lungpa valley. After crossing a little pass, the Thaltak La (4600 m), one can see towards Parilungbi in the Lingti Valley and Shilla. We soon reach the little hamlet of Dumla, a tiny green oasis, then Kibber, which is the highest village in the world.

Day 17 : Kiber - Tabo (3050 m). Transfer by taxi, along the Spiti river (60 Km - 4 h).
We reach Kyi in less than 3 hours and have all afternoon to explore this fascinating village and the jumble of the white buildings that is the gompa, perched high on a rocky hill above the village. Afterwards, we visit the Tabo monastery, one of the most important gompas, not just in Spiti but in the whole Tibetan Buddhist world. There is also a modern gompa and a painting school founded by the Dalai Lama.

Day 18 : Tabo - Kyato. Transfer by taxi.

Day 19 : Kyato - Kunzum La (4590 m) - Rohtang La (3980 m) - Manali.
Transfer by taxi. This is quite long drive, about 8 to 9 hours. We will cross two passes split by the Chandra valley.

Day 20 : Manali - Delhi by night bus. Visit old Manali, Hadimba temple and Vashisht village. In the late afternoon we will take the night bus to Delhi.

Day 21 : Delhi. Late morning, arrive in Delhi. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 22: Delhi. Day at leisure. Safety day for your international flight

Day 22 : Delhi. Hotel - airport transfer.

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Ladakh Monastery Trekking


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight Hotel.

Day 02 : Early morning flight to Leh. Day free for rest and acclimatization.

Day 03 : Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century palace and gompa.

Day 04 - 05 : Touring the monasteries and palaces of the Indus valley.

Day 06 : Travel by jeep to Lamayuru gompa, a site that abounds in myth and legend. Overnight in the village..

Day 07 : Begin trek! Cross the Prinkiti La (~3700 metres) to the village of Wanlah, where there is a beautiful ancient gompa. A short day.

Day 08 : Continue through awesome gorge country to pastures beyond the village of Hinju.

Day 09 : Cross the 4900 metre Konzke La for a spectacular view before descending to pastures just above the village of Sumda Chenmo.

Day 10 : Pass through Sumda Chenmo, which actually has two gompas: One is active, while the other lies in ruins below the village. Camp in the valley near the river.

Day 11 : Rest day, with an optional side trip to Sumda Choon, whose ancient and rarely visited gompa houses remarkable artistic treasures.

Day 12 : Continue upwards to the beautiful meadow of Lanak. In the evenings, we have often spotted Bharal, the rare and elusive blue sheep, on the nearby cliffs.

Day 13 : Today's climb to Dundunchen La (4800 metres) is strenuous, a stunning view encompassing the Stok and Zanskar ranges. Finish our trek with a long descent into Chiling, before boarding the rafts on the Zanskar river. Ride the river to its confluence with the Indus at Nimu, then board jeeps for the trip to Alchi. Overnight at Alchi village.

Day 14 : In Alchi, we tour the remarkably well-preserved 11th -century gompa and the famed frescoes within. In the afternoon, we return by jeep to Leh for a well-deserved rest.

Day 15 : Day free in Leh.

Day 16 : Morning flight to Delhi. Brief exploration of India's capitol.

Day 17 : Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to Onwards journey.

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Frozen River (Chadar) Trekking


Walking on Frozen river of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for adventure lover. The traditional name of the trek is "Chadar trek" the frozen sheet, which was only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter when all other ways are closed due to heavy snow fall at high passes. Therefore, it had been trade route for centuries for Zanskari People. Now the route is also famous as winter trekking among adventure lovers. For last several years, we have been organizing this winter trek in three different options with trained local Zanskari potters and our well-experienced guide and staff.

The most isolated and made inaccessible for nearly eight months a year due to heavy snowfall resulting in closure of all the access passes, Zanskar has the distinction of being the least interfered with microcosms of Ladakh, and thus one of the last few surviving cultural satellites of Tibet. This geographical isolation together with the esoteric nature of Buddhism practiced here has enabled its some ten thousand inhabitants to preserve and perpetuate their cultural identity. This Chadar trek allows you to penetrate this isolation and to examine some of the villages along the Zanskar River in the midst of winter and thus catch a glimpse of the lifecycle during this unique time of the year. A visit to the ancient monastic establishments of Karsha and Zangla promises to heighten your insight into the mysteries of this Shangri-la, a land and culture frozen in time behind the ramparts of the Zanskar mountains. Chilling and Lingshed are the only sizeable villages on this trek until Hanamur and Pidmo before Pishu and Zangla in Zanskar, all the rest are names of places and caves along the route.

Day 01 : Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 02 : Leh – Shey – Thiksey - Hemis
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

Shey : Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

Hemis : about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 03 : Leh - Chilling(5 hrs drive)
In the morning drive to chilling along with our porters from Pishu village of Zanskar, visit coppersmith workshops. Dinner and overnight stay at guest house.

Day 04 : Chilling - Zaribago
We begin our Chadar trek by walking on the frozen Zanskar river from Chilling to Zaribago. The trek is of about 5 hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 05 : Zaribago - Deepyokma
Walk on the frozen Zanskar river for about 4 hours from Zaribago to Deepyokma. Overnight at Camp.

Day 06 : Deepyokma - Nyrakpulu
Walk for almost 4 to 5 hours from Deepyokma to reach Nyarakpulu below the Nyarak village. Over night at Camp.

Day 07 : Nyarakpulu - Lingshed
Frozen River (Chadar) Trek Leaving Nyarakpulu it's a one hour walk to the small village of Lingshed. Enjoy the comfort and cozy atmosphere of a private house with central heating.

Day 08 : Lingshed
Spend rest of the day in the warmth of a private home in Lingshed. Explore the nearby monasteries, meet the monks and hospitable people of the village. Overnight stay at the private home.

Day 09 : Lingshed - Nyarakpulu
Lingshed to Nyarakpulu - a walk of about five hours to the campsite.

Day 10 : Nyarakpulu - Tso Mopoaldar
Nyarakpulu to Tso Mopoaldar a four hour walk to the campsite.

Day 11 : Tso Mopoaldar - Tilatdo
Frozen River (Chadar) Trek Mopoaldar to Tilatdo - another day of walking about 5 hours.

Day 12 : Tilatdo - Chilling - Leh
From Tilatdo walk up to Chilling village from where a Jeep will take you back to the hotel in Leh by evening. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13 : Leh - Delhi
Early in the morning transfer to airport and from here catch a flight for Delhi.

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Ladakh Zanskar Trekking


Towards the western end of the Himalayas a series of continuous mountain ridges, comprising scores of 6000 metre (20000 foot) peaks, forms an effective barrier between the Indian provinces of Lahaul and Ladakh. Linking these contrasting mountainous regions is a trekking route that provides one of the great challenges of the Indian Himalaya. Transferring by train and car from Delhi, we pass through the lush Kulu Valley and cross the Rohtang Pass to reach the start of our trek at Darcha. From here, we head north across the Shingo La (c.5100m./16000ft.) into the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, famous for its hardy inhabitants and starkly beautiful landscape. En route, we encounter a succession of isolated villages and several wonderful Buddhist monasteries, notably at Phuktal, Lingshet and Lamayuru. As a finale to what is unquestionably one of the world’s classic trekking experiences, there is also time to explore the fascinating Ladakhi capital of Leh.

Day 01 : Delhi - Chandigarh - Kullu - Manali (2050 mts) (3 hrs by Train and 8 hrs Drive)
New Delhi to Chandigarh by Shatabdi and further transfer to Manali. Evening exploration of Manali mall road, overnight at hotel.

Manali is an important hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. The Kullu is in brightly patterned puttoos, Tibetan women wearing ankle-length rainbow-striped pinafores, Nepali porters, Buddhist monks, and even the odd party of Zanskaris, swathed in fusty woolen gonchas, muddled together with souvenir-hunting Indian and Western tourists-all add up to the welcoming hubbub of Manali.

Day 02 : Manali (Local sight seeing)

Hadimba Temple : Manali has many attractions but the chief centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the DHOONGRI TEMPLE dedicated to goddess Hadimba.

Manu Temple : 3 kms. from the main bazar in old Manali lies the temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth.

Tibetan Monasteries : There are 3 newly constructed colorful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Two are located in the town and one at the left bank of Beas river.

Vashist Hot Water Springs And Temple (3 Kms): Vashist, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass is worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni.

Day 03 : Manali - Darcha (3,300 mts.) (147 Kms/7-8 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Darcha. Across Rohtang Pass(3,980 mts.) which is the gateway to Lahual, Spiti, Pangi & Zanskar Valleys. 8 hours drive through Lahual valley. Overnight at Camp.

Day 04 : Darcha (Trek Starts) - Pa Lahmo (3,450 mts.) 4 hrs
After breakfast trek to Pa-Lahmo. o/n camp. Darcha is the last village of Himachal Pradesh on the way to Leh. It is the starting point of Darcha to Padam trek.

Day 05 : Pa Lahmo - Zanskar Sumdo (3,600 mts.) 7 hrs
After breakfast trek to Zanskar Sumdo. o/n camp.

Day 06 : Zanskar Sumdo - Chumik Nakpo (4,060 mts.) 7 hrs
After breakfast trek to Chhumik Nakpo. Walk towards the stream flowing from Shingo-La. o/n camp.

Day 07 : Chumik Nakpo - Lakhang Over Shingo La (4,060 mts.) 9 hrs
After breakfast trek to Lakhang over the Shingo-La Pass. Over night Camp.

Day 08 : Lakhang - Kargil (4030 mts.) 6 hrs
After breakfast trek to Kargil. Over night Camp. Passing beneath the face of the Gomborangoo, descent easily towards Kargil. on the right bank. The first village of Zanskar Region.

Day 09 : Kargil - Purni (3,700 mts.) 6 hrs
After breakfast trek to Purni. O/n camp.

Day 10 : Purni - Phuktal - Purni (5 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Phuktal Monastery built under a huge cave and back to camp. Over night Camp.

Phuktal Monastery, one of the most spectacular sights in Zanskar. Phuktal belongs to the tradition of the Gelupas (yellow-Hat Monks) The monastery is like a honeycomb, cut into a cock under a gignantic grotto, and has 70 monks. in the caves over the monastery, there is a water hole whose water level never receds, even after taking out any amount of water from there. Water is said to have healing powers.

Day 11 : Purni - Pipula (3650 mts) 5 hrs
After breakfast trek to Pipula. Over night Camp.

Day 12 : Pipula - Raru (3,600 mts.) 6 hrs
After breakfast trek to Raru. Over night Camp.

Day 13 : Raru - Padam (3,500 mts.) (Trek Ends) 6 hrs
After breakfast trek to Padam. Padam is a Sub-divisional Head Quarter of Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. Visit Bardan Gompas, one of the oldest gompa in the region. trek ends here o/n camp.

Once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, Padum (3505 m) is the present day administrative headquarters of the region. With a population of nearly 2000, Padum can be described as the most populous settlement of Zanskar, otherwise a very scarcely inhabited valley. Incidentally, it is only in Padum that there is a community of Muslims constituting nearly half the township's population, its origin in the area dating from mid 17th century. Lately, Padum has become a famous as a major trekking base and a popular tourist destination.

Day 14 : Padam - Kargil (2704 mts.) 240 Kms/8 hrs Drive
After breakfast drive to Kargil. Overnight Hotel.

KARGIL :  (2704 m), 204 kms from Srinagar in the west and 234 kms from Leh in the east, is the second largest urban centre of Ladakh and headquarters of the district of same name. A quite town now, Kargil once served as important trade and transit centre in the Pan-Asian trade network. Numerous caravans carrying exotic merchandise comprising silk, brocade, carpets, felts, tea, poppy, ivory etc. transited in the town on their way to and from China, Tibet, Yarkand and Kashmir. The old bazaar displayed a variety of Central Asian and Tibetan commodities even after the cessation of the Central Asian trade in 1949 till these were exhausted about two decades back. Similarly the ancient trade route passing through the township was lined with several caravanserais.

Day 15 : Kargil - Leh (3505 Mts) 234 Kms/8 hrs Drive
After breakfast drive to Leh. Over night Hotel.

Leh : Leh is the fascinating capital of the Autonomous Hill Council of Ladakh, also known as Little Tibet. The important monasteries to visit in and around Leh are Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spituk, Samkhar as well as the Shanti Stupa, Stok Palace and main Bazaar. The Leh palace dominating the town was the former home of the Namgyal Dynasty. The monastic festivals are very popular and Hemis, Phyang and Lamayaro festivals in summer are visited by lot of tourists who throng to see the Cham Dances.

Day 16 : Leh (Local sight seeing)
Fullday visit of Hemis/Shey and Thiksey monastery.
Leave after breakfast for fullday visit of Hemis/Shey and Thiksey monastery. Pack lunch will be served. Overnight in Hotel.

Hemis : the position of Hemis monastery lying in a small isolated valley south of the Indus, belies its importance. As headquarters of the Drukpa (Old Buddhist) order, it administers monasteries throughout the whole Ladakh - from the Indus to the Zanskar valley and from the Markha to the Sumdah valley. Hemis was established at the behest of Senge Namgyal in the early 17th century and since than has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family of Ladakh. It providesmonks as caretaker for royal monasteries at the Basgo, Leh and Shey palaces.

Shey : the former palace of upper Ladakh before Leh was established, this site commanded an important vantage over the Indus valley. Since 1834 however, after the royal family moved to Stokh, much of the palace and fort fell into disrepair; even the marshland immediately below was once a clear lake.

Thiksey : one of the most imposing monasteries in the Indus valley, Thiksey was part of the original Delgupta order in the 15th century. The monk's quarter's stretch right the way along the hillside beneath the main assembly hall. The library at Thiksy is supposedly one of the finest in Ladakh and a multi - denominations Gompa has recently been constructed - proof indeed of the continuing vitality of Buddhism in Ladakh.

Day 17 : Leh (Local sight seeing)
Local sight seeing

Leh Palace : The palace is a distinguished monument and a historical building. The nine- storeyed palace was built by the 17th century illustrious ruler of Ladakh Sengge Namgyal.

Jama Masjid : The historical mosque is situated in the heart of Leh town. It was built in 1666-67 A.D. consequent to an agreement between the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and then ruler of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal.

Spituk : The gompa stands prominently on the top of a hillock,8 Kms. from Leh, and commands a panaoramic view of the Indus Valley for miles. Many icons of Buddha and five thankas are found in 15th century monastery. There is also a collection of ancient masks, antique arms, and an awe inspiring image of Mahakal.

Phyang : The monastery is situated 17 Kms. from Leh on the Leh-Kargil road. It was built by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century A.D.and looks like a place from a distance. The gompa belongs to the Red Cap sect of the Buddhists. Hundreds of icons of Budha are kept on wooden shelves.

Day 18 : Leh - Delhi
In the morning fly back to Delhi.

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Markha Valley Trekking


Since 1974, when Ladakh first became accessible to foreign visitors, this high and arid region has captured the imagination of adventure travelers. This itinerary between Ladakh and Zanskar offers a large diversity of landscapes, from the jagged Kongmaru La pass (5000m) to the green oasis of the Markha valley with breath-taking views of the Korakoram snow-capped peaks. Many scattered high villages, each with irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, add color to this otherwise quite barren environment, and provide the chance to meet the Ladakhi peasants in the simplicity of their daily life. Markha will be an opportunity to visit the old monastery, famous for its paintings.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi,
where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi – Leh (3500m) by plane.
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 03 : Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

Day 04 : Leh - Spitok (Drive) - Trek To Zinchen (3200 M)
Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and reach Spituk (1 hr). Visit the Spituk Gompa, built about 500 years ago. Start the trek from here by crossing a bridge and walking south-west of the river Indus. The gorge section leads to the confluence of Indus and Zinchen. Camp near the village of Zinchen. Overnight in Tents.

Day 05 : Zinchen - Yurutse (3900 M) Via Rumbak
It's a gradual climb from Zinchen to Rumbak. From here one gets fabulous views of the snow capped Stok Mountains. From here we move along the Rumbak Nala towards Yurutse. At Yurutse village you will find fields of barley and potatoes. Overnight in Tents.

Day 06 : Yurutse - Skiu (3100 M) Via Ganda La
A gradual ascent followed by a steep climb gets one to the Ganda la (4900 M). From here views extend south to the Zanskar range and distant summits of the Himalayan range. This is followed by a long descent to Shingo village. From Shingo the trail heads into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu. At Skiu there is a confluence of the rivers coming from Markha valley and Shingo. Overnight in Tents.

Day 07 : Skiu - Markha (3800 M)
It's a very pleasant hike, up the Markha valley today with the trail crossing numerous streams. Markha is a quaint village with a deserted fort and a small village Overnight in Tents.

Day 08 : Markha - Thochuntse
From Markha the country changes and the warm, relatively heavily wooded sections of the lower Markha is left behind. One will be required to cross the river several times as there are no bridges here. Hankar, en route, is the highest village in the Markha valley. Overnight in Tents.

Day 09 : Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 M)
Trek starts on a good path with several small inclines and a series of grassy ridges. There are a series of mani walls (walls carved with Buddhist prayers) and chortens en route. This is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh and is dominated by the Kangyaze peak. Overnight in Tents.

Day 10 : Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 M) - Sumdo
Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5,306 M Kongmaru La, with its wonderful views from the top. There are snow peaks in every direction and on a clear day the giants of Karakoram, including K2, can be seen on the north-western horizon. The trail descends to the Martselang valley, following the Martselang stream to the village of Sumdo. Overnight in tents.

Day 11 : Sumdo - Hemis (4 Hrs Trek) - Leh
Today make an easy descent along the Martselang to where it broadens into the valley of the Indus at Martselang village. Board the awaiting jeeps. Visit Hemis monastery and after that drive to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 12 : Leh - Delhi
Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi.

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The Nubra Valley Trekking


The Nubra is a tributary of the Shyok River which flows parallel to the Indus on the northern side of the Ladakh range. Because of its lower altitude the valley has a mild climate and is therefore richer in vegetation. It is often referred to as the "Orchard of Ladakh".

In ancient times, the valley was part of the Caravan Route, today it offers unparalleled trekking opportunities and scenic landscapes. It is also the natural habitat of the double backed Bactrian Camel.

Buddhist monasteries flourished in the valley among which the famous Diskit Gompa. This monastery, over 350 years old, is the oldest in the Nubra region. It is also one of the largest. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) Sect. The Nubra valley is accessible from Leh via a number of high passes. One of them is the Khardong-la, the highest motorable pass at 5600 m.

Day 01 : Arrival at Delhi
Up on arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 03 : Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17'Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.

Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17'Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 04 : Leh - Sabu Village (3480 mts/11415 ft)
In the morning drive to Sabu village.

Day 05 : Sabu Village - Digar La Pass
After an early breakfast trek to cross Digar La (6000 mts). Then descend down to Digar Village. Overnight stay in village.

Day 06 : Digar Village - Agyam Village
In the morning trek to Agyam. The treks go through along the river Shyok. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay at Agyam village. Dinner and overnight stay at village.

Day 07 : Agyam village - Khalsar Village
In the morning we will trek up to khalsar village. Dinner and overnight stay in village.

Day 08 : Khalsar Village - Diskit
After breakfast trek to Sumur. Visit to Samtenling Gompa and continue trek to Diskit. Visit to 350 year old Diskit Gompa. Dinner and overnight stay at Diskit.

Day 09 : Diskit - Leh
In the morning drive back to Leh. On arrival check in to guest house. Evening free to explore the local market. Overnight stay.

Day 1O : Leh - Delhi
Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi.

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Manali Ladakh Trekking


The land which can be described only in Speculative Expanse - Geographical, historical and human factors have endowed this region, known earlier as Manyul “the land of men” with its unique character and place in the World. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Ladakh range & the Zanskar range. Is located in the rain - shade of the Himalaya, is arctic, high altitude, mountainous desert. It has beautiful wild flowers, a wide range of mountain animals, hundred of species of resident and migratory birds, and hospitable, hardy, cheerful and courteous people. The people are an amalgam of the Tibetan, Balti, Dard and Aryan ethnic strains. Isolated regions of Zanskar foster the non-Mongoloid Drogpa tribe in the Indus valley between Khalsi and Battalik, and the Changpa nomadic shepherds of the Eastern plains are some of the most attractive and fruitful subjects of study & Travel.

Within striking distance of several major trailheads, Manali is the most popular place and end treks. The road journey from Manali to Leh, offers a hikes over some of the world's highest passes and the most stunning mountain desert landscapes, promises to stir up the appetite of those seeking a truly Himalayan adventurer.

Day 01 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet and transfer into a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali
Take the dramatic morning flight to Kullu, then continue by jeep to Manali.

Day 03 : Manali
Day free to explore Manali. Stay overnight at a Hotel.

Day 04 : Manali
Spend an additional day in the Kullu valley, to explore the surrounding region.

Day 05 : Manali - Lamadug
Trek out of Manali to the open meadow of Lamadug.

Day 06 : Lamadug - Riyali
Trek to Riyali, just above the treeline.

Day 07 : Riyali - Kali Yani Pass
Continue to the base camp of Kali Yani pass.

Day 08 : Kali Yani Pass
Rest day in this spectacular natural setting at the base of the pass.

Day 09 : Kali Yani Pass - Donku Thach
Over Kali Yani Pass (4,725 metres) to our streamside camp at Donku Thach.

Day 10 : Donku Thach - Lamapar
Continue down valley towards the shepherd camp at Lamapar.

Day 11 : Lamapar - Dalmarhi
Trek through a verdant valley with peaks all around to our camp at Dalmarhi.

Day 12 : Dalmarhi - Barabhangal
The trekkers reach their first village in 7 days, Barabhangal.

Day 13 : Barabhangal
A rest day in the fascinating view of the village of Barabhangal.

Day 14 : Barabhangal - Thamser Pass
A steady climb to our camp at the base of Thamser Pass.

Day 15 : Thamser Pass - Pannatu
Over Thamser Pass (4,570 metres) to Pannatu.

Day 16 : Pannatu - Palachak
Trek along the river and through the woods to the tiny settlement of Palachak.

Day 17 : Palachak - Biling
Pass through several small villages on the way to the camp at the village of Biling.

Day 18 : Biling - Mcleod Ganj
Continue down to the Tibetan refugee camp at Bir, then travel by jeep to McLeod Ganj, home of Tibet's government-in-exile.

Day 19-20 : Mcleod Ganj
Spend two additional days in McLeod Ganj to visit the Tibetan library, local Buddhist monasteries, and the town's colorful marketplace.

Day 21 : Mcleod Ganj - Amritsar
Travel by jeep to Amritsar, site of the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Have an overnight stay there.

Day 22 : Amritsar - Delhi
Catch an early morning express train to Delhi. Check into a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 23 : Deaparture Transfer
Depart- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.

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Rupshu Valley Trekking


Lying between Zanskar and the Tibetan border to the east is the region known as Rupshu, the highest and least well- known part of Ladakh. This area is physically a part of the Chang Tang plains, which extend eastwards from Rupshu for almost 1000 kilometers across Tibet. Consisting of a network of high valleys, separated by impressive ridges, with snow - capped peaks soaring to over 6000 meters, Rupshu is a rugged land inhabited by a hardy and cheerful nomadic people known as Chang-pa.

Flying in to Leh, we will spend 3 days acclimatizing, with visits to several of the region's Buddhist monasteries, and we will also drive up to the world's highest road pass - the Khardung La (17,384 ft.). Our trek starts from Hemis, heading southwards into the heart of unspoiled Rupshu, crossing 4 high passes, 3 of them over 16,400 ft., which each afford splendid view across majestic plateau-land to distant snow peaks. Lovely high meadow campsites stunning scenery, isolated villages and fascinating encounters with the hardy Chang-pa at their black tented encampments, makes this undoubtedly one of the best trips currently on offer in Ladakh.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi,
Where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Leh (3500m) by plane
Arrive Leh and drive by jeep to the ladakhi style hotel. The rest of the day is free to either rest in the shade of the hotel courtyard, or we can take a lazy walk into Leh's colourful bazaar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Visit Leh
A whole day at leisure in Leh. You can visit some of the most famous and oldest monasteries of Ladakh (15th and 17th century), Thikse, Shey and Hemis and take a walk to the colorful bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04:  Leh - Hemis (3505m) by bus

Day 05 : Hemis - Shang Sumdo (3850m) in 4h
Today we leave the Indus valley. We descend towards Martselang, then follow the valley, which is fairly narrow in some places, continuing along the riverbed to Shang Sumdo. A short and pleasant stage, in anticipation of the next two long days.

Day 06 : Shang Sumdo - Latza Kongmaru (4800m) in 7h.
We progress along the river whose banks are studded with ochre rocks. From Chukirmo village, the track leads into narrow gorges, where ponies need to be unloaded twice, and climb up to the base of Kongmaru La.

Day 07 : Latza Gongmaru- Kongmaru La(5030m)-Langtang Chu (4250m) in 7h
From the pass, there are great views north towards eastern Korakoram and China, whilst the southern view is dominated by the shapely Kang Yatze (6400m) and the Ladakhi range. We take a ridge trail and descend zigzagging across scree. Afterwards, the path descends easily towards the Nimaling summer pastures and the Markha valley, the most beautiful valley in Ladakh.

Day 08 : Langtang Chu - Yakrupal (4700m) in 4h
We climb up the large valley, and, after crossing a stream, carry on along a wall of moraine

Day 09 : Yakrupal - Zalung Karpo La (5200m) - Sorra (4200m)
We carry on upwards until the valley divides, where we fork right. From the pass, we follow a ridge trail that leads to another pass, then plunge into the valley.

Day 10 : Sorra - Dat (4200m) in 5h
We follow beautiful woody gorges until they widen into a valley. Manis and shortens are scattered along the trail that leads along the Sara and Dat rivers. Dat is a verdant village, where arable farming uses every inch of land.

Day 11 : Dat - Yar La (5000m) - Lungmo Che (4010m) in 6h
An easy climb takes us up to the pass, where we enjoy a dramatic view over the Rupshu. Sometimes we are overtaken by caravans of "Khyangs", wild donkeys that frighten our ponies.

Day 12 : Lungmo Che - Lun (4100m)
The landscape completely changes, turning into into a vast arid plain where the Zara Chu flows (dry from August on). Tibetan nomads populate the area.

Day 13 : Lun - Marang La (5300m) - Takh in 7h
The path leaves the river and leads up to a beautiful plateau at 4500m. We climb up gently to the last pass. Then it is a long descent towards Takh.

Day 14 : Takh - Manali by bus
A long drive to Manali. Crossing the Rohtang Pass(3990m) above Manali, We glimpse the green forested slopes of the Kullu- Manali Valley. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15 : Manali - Delhi,
Check in to our Hotel.

Day 16 : Visit - Delhi
The morning is free to relax and then after lunch we leave for a 05 Hours sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, Which are completely different in character to one another. We visit the Qutub Minar, Red fort and India Gate.

Day 17 : Transfer to airport and fly back home.

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Lamayuru to Alchi Trek in Ladakh


Lamayuru Day 01 : Drive Leh to Lamayuru (11,033 ft, 3,364 m, 5 - 6 hours)
Drive five hours on the Leh/Srinagar Highway as far as Lamayuru, a splash of green against the stark desert with its charming village and a centuries old gompa. The afternoon is spent exploring the village and gompa. Lamayuru Gompa lies 15 km east of the Fatu La, with its medieval village seemingly growing out of the rocky hillside below it.

In the past, Lamayuru has housed up to 400 lamas, but presently there are only 30 to 50 lamas living here, although about 150 lamas belong to the gompa. The other lamas stay and teach at Lamayuru's smaller daughter gompas located in outlying villages. Twice a year, all the lamas gather at the gompa for general prayers, accompanied by three days of masked dancing. These gatherings occur in the second and fifth months of the Tibetan calendar (usually March and July).

Lamayuru belongs to the red-hat sect of Buddhism. Ancient legends say that at the time of Sakyamuni (the Historical Buddha), Lamayuru's valley was a clear lake where nagas (holy serpents) lived. The Bodhisattva Madhyantaka foretold that the lake would be emptied and a monastery built there. The legends continue by saying that Naropa, an 11th century Indian Buddhist scholar, came to Lamayuru and spent many years meditating in a cave, which can still be seen in the main Dukhang or assembly hall. Naropa then caused a split in the surrounding hillside and the lake emptied through this opening. After the lake emptied, Naropa found a dead lion previously covered by the waters of the lake. On this spot, Naropa built the first temple at Lamayuru, the Singhe Ghang (Lion Mound). Other historical accounts relate that in the 10th century the King of Ladakh ordered the building of Lamayuru gompa and placed it under the supervision of Rinchen Zangbo.

The original gompa was composed of five buildings although only the central one still stands. In the 16th century, Ladakh's King Jamyang Namgyal was cured of leprosy by a lama from Tibet. In gratitude, the King gave Lamayuru gompa to this lama and also bestowed other privileges - no taxes were collected and the area surround the gompa was declared a sanctuary where none could be arrested. For this reason, Ladakhis still refer to Lamayuru as Tharpa Ling, the "Place of Freedom". Camp is set on a forested river bank below the village.

Wanla Day 02 : Trek Lamayuru to Wanla (10,135 ft, 3,090 m 3 - 4 hours)
The trek starts after breakfast, passing through crumbling gorges. The path gradually ascends southwards, to the Prinkiti la (12,221 ft/3,726 m), reached in about an hour. Descend along a dry narrow gorge to the valley of Shillakong, through apricot orchards and beautiful willow groves, via the village of Shilla and on to Wanla village, dominated by its red-hued gompa.

Day 03 : Wanla to Hinju (12,421 ft, 3,787 m, 5 - 6 hours)
The trail follows the Yapola before turning off into the Ripchar Valley which is dotted with tiny green villages at short intervals. It then arrives at Hinju, a large village with a typical cluster of mud houses built onto the hillside and bright green fields stretching out into the barren land. Camp is set by the stream, just below the village.

Day 04 : Hinju
At Hinju Rest day. Explore the village and its surroundings.

Day 05 : Hinju to Marjek (11,152 ft, 3,400 m, 6 hours)
After following the Ripchar Nallah for about an hour and a half, the trail ascends steeply up to the Konke La (16,236 ft/4,996 m) where the fierce winds on top of the pass are more than compensated for by the spectacular views all round. Descend into the pastures where the local people bring their horses, cows, dzos and yaks to graze. This is blue sheep and ibex country and if lucky, one might even spot the occasional red Himalayan fox. Camp in a meadow by the stream.

Marjek - Lanka Day 06 : Marjek to Lanka (13,547 ft, 4,130 m, 6 hours)
Continuing along the Sumdah Tokpo, the trail reaches Sumdah Chenmo, a beautiful village with some very interesting 11th century wood carvings embedded in the ground and exposed to the elements. According to local belief, great disaster will strike the community if the carvings are moved in any way. The monolithic structures are carved in a more basis folk style. Get back on the trail and, having waded across the stream, climb up to Lanka, a grassland dotted with quaint little shepherd shelters built with piled up stones.

Day 07 : Lanka to Sumdah Choon (12,579 ft, 3,835 m, 6 hours)
After descending to the Sumdah Tokpo, the route turns east along the stream to Hasgo, along a very green valley and then north to Sumdah Choon, where camp is set for the night.

Day 08 : Sumdah Choon
At Sumdah Choon. Rest day. Explore the very old and interesting monastery which houses some unusual bronze figures crafted in a style different from that prevalent in most Ladakhi and Tibetan monasteries. The figures have predominantly Indian features, rather than the mongoloid ones seen elsewhere in Ladakh. The monastery is small and has maintained the old monastic traditions undisturbed.

Day 09 : Sumdah Choon to Pulu (14,170 ft, 4,320 m, 6 hours)
The trail ascends steeply to the Stakspi La (16,990 ft/5,180 m) where again there are wonderful views of the valleys on either side. A steep descent gets you to the campsite at Pulu.

Alchi Day 10 : Pulu to Alchi (2 hours)
A short descent to the end of the trail brings us to Alchi Gompa, located near the small village of Saspol. It is one of the earliest monasteries built in Ladakh, dating from the 11th century. Because it was built before the invading wars began in the 15th century, Alchi was built on lowlands, rather than on a hilltop as others were, in order to protect them from marauding armies. Walking towards the gompa from the small group of houses nearby, the first temple of importance is the Sum-stek temple, the oldest of the Alchi gompa. The temple is surrounded by wooden pillars and carved woodwork of mythological animals. The woodwork is original and reflects Kashmiri influence. The Dukhang is the place where the lamas gather for religious ceremonies.

The walls along both sides of the Dukhang are covered by mural paintings which are probably original to the time of the monastery's founding. Of particular interest are the miniature scenes of royal life. The best preserved is the royal drinking scene which is one of the most remarkable to have survived anywhere in the Tibetan-speaking world. The costumes in this scene clearly depict central Asian dress and the king and queen each have a halo, a convention that appears elsewhere in Alchi and possibly shows Nestorian Christian influence from Persia. This is the only painting in Ladakh that shows central Asian influence so clearly. Camp at Alchi.

Day 11 : Drive Alchi to Leh (3 hours)
Vehicles await here for the return drive to Leh.

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Darcha Lamayuru Trekking


Day 01 : Arrive- Delhi, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali by bus.

Day 03 : Manali - Darcha by bus.
Early morning drive from Manali to Darcha. Arrive Darcha and overnight in Camp.

Day 04 : Darcha - Palemo (3600m) in 5h
Leave Darcha, We start our journey with an easy walk into the valley. En route, we will visit the Chika and Rarik monasteries.

Day 05 : Palemo - Zanskar Sumdo (3860m) in 5h.
We cross the river by a hanging pulley. Overnight at Zanskar Sumdo

Day 06 : Zanskar Sumdo - Chumi Napo (4640m) in 5h.
Early morning trek from Zanskar Sumdo to Chumi Napo. The route leaves the valley and starts climbing up quite steeply towards the Shingo La pass.

Day 07 : Chumi Napo - Shingo La (5090m) - Lakham (4470m) in 6h.
Prayer flags flapping in the wind mark the Shingo La pass, surrounded with fascinating views of the glaciers. An easy traverse of a glacier takes us to the valley and to the Lakham yak pastures.

Day 08 : Lakham - Kurgiak (4050m) in 6h.
A gradual descent along the Kurgiak river, lined with mani walls. On the way, we will come across a few Doksas, where yaks are kept in summer time.

Day 09 : Kurgiak - Tetha (3950m), in 7h.
The trail is now boarded by meadows of flowers and barley fields. Shortens are spread all the way and highlight the religious fervour of the Zanskaris.

Day 10 : Tetha - Purni (3700m), in 2h.
We visit Phuktal monastery (3850m), perched on the side of an impressive cliff. (4h return journey from Phuktal monastery to Purni).
Darcha Lamayuru Trekking Tour

Day 11 : Purni - Ichar (3650m) in 4h.

Day 12 : Ichar - Mune (3900m), in 5h.
The trail goes up and down along the Tsarap river. On arriving at Mune, we will visit its monastery.

Day 13 : Mune - Padum (3600m) in 6h.
En route we visit Bardan monastery, one of the most important in the area. Overnight in Padum

Day 14 : Padum - Kargil (3700m) by bus.
Drive from Padum to Kargil, Overnight at Kargil

Day 15 : Kargil - Leh (3500m) by bus.
Drive from Kargil to Leh, Overnight at Leh hotel.

Day 16 : Leh – Delhi by plane.

Day 17 : At leisure in Delhi. Safety day for your international flight.

Day 18 : Transfer to airport and fly back home.

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Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek


Martselang Day 01 : Martselang to Chukarmo (5 - 6 hours)
From the village of Martselang, proceed up the torrent, to Sumdo. On the right, a valley leads to Shang. Continue up the valley, passing through the tiny settlement of Shodgo. Overnight camp is set at the snout of the deep gorge.

Day 02 : Chukarmo to Nimaling (8 - 9 hours)
Immediately after leaving camp, enter into a deep gorge. As soon as the pass becomes visible, the trail climbs steeply to the beautiful grassy slopes at the foot of Kangmaru La (17,409 ft/5,274 m) with its wonderful views from the top. Descend to Nimaling. Camp on the other side of the river.

Day 03 : At Nimaling
Rest day. The Nimaling plain is a broad undulating meadow which slopes upwards to the base of the ice-clad Kang Yurze which dominates the area. Nimaling with tiny ponds and rivulets flowing all over its meadows provides pasturage in the summer for an astonishing number of animals - yaks, dzos, sheep, goats, horses - not only from the Markha but also from villages all around. Himalayan marmots and white tailed hares are seen in plenty and it is not unusual to sight an occasional blue- sheep or wolf. Camp by the river.

Day 04 : Ninaling to Markha (6 - 7 hours)
Markha The trail descends steadily down the narrow valley, past small villages and barley fields. Further on in a gorge lies the Humlung monastery, not often inhabited. The trail continues descending steadily down the valley through the picturesque village of Markha. Its monastery is worth visiting. Camp is set near the village for the night.

Day 05 : Markha to Skiu (5 hours)
A very pleasant walk up one of the loveliest sections of the valley, with thick bushes along the river which is spanned by several bridges. Camp is set at Skiu.

Day 06 : Skiu to Base of Kundu LA (16,097 ft, 4,878 m, 7 hours)
Climb up a well-timbered gorge which opens on to the broad grassy shoulders of the upper valley of Sumdo. The small village with its few houses and fields lies at the junction of a small stream with the Skiu Nala. Camp is set here for the night.

Day 07 : Base of Kundu LA to Rumbak (5 hours)
Approximately an hour's steep climb gets you to the top of the pass. From here a spectacular panorama of snow-capped mountains merging into the distance Karakoram range is revealed. The trail descends steadily to the head of the Rumbak valley and passes through the small settlement of Yurutse. Rumbak is a very pretty village of farmers and caravaneers. Overnight camp.

Day 08 : Rumbak to Khilchey (7 hours)
Immediately after leaving camp, cross the Nala over the bridge and follow the trail to the right bank of the Rumbak Nala. After a short while a steep ascent through scree through a complicated knot of ridges leads you to the top. A steep descent leads to the campsite which shelters summer shepherds.

KilcheyDay 09 : Kilchey to Upper Munikarmo (6 hours)
Descend through the narrow gorge over avalanche debris. Just before the spot where a side stream joins Stok Nala, turn right and keep following the main valley, walking for quite some distance over a gentle slope. The slope gets steeper as the valley winds to the right. On leaving the curve, you get your first glimpse of the snow-capped group of mountains. Overnight camping.

Day 10 : Upper Munikarmo to Abc
Immediately after leaving camp, start climbing up the west ridge till the top. From here, walk eastwards. Base Camp is generally set at 5,300 m on moraine below the glacier. Walk through hard ice, climb up an ice wall with a 70 degree gradient, past an old snow ridge and crevices. To avoid the loose rocky area just above the snow ridge, traverse the exposed west flank, another ice wall with a 75 degree gradient.

Day 11 : At Abc
Explore the surroundings and make your way to the summit. Overnight camping.

Day 12 : Abc to Munikarmo
Retrace your steps to Munikarmo. Overnight camping.

Stok Day 13 : Munikarmo to Stok (4 - 5 hours)
Keeping on the left bank of the Stok Nala, the trail descends, going past the jagged ruins of the Staklang Khar fort. At its base is a thick grove of willow. The trail is well worn, being used for the summer movement of cattle and sheep to the higher pastures. The small gorge opens on to an alluvial plain. The trail through apricot orchards and barley fields, ending at the village of Stok where vehicles await you for the short drive to the Ladakh Sarai.

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