Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by
two of the world's mightiest mountains ranges, the
Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart
two other, the Ladakh range and the
Zanskar range. Ladakh lies at
altitudes ranging from about 9,000 feet (2750m) at
Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672m) at Saser Kangri in
the Karakoram. Thus summer temperatures rarely
exceed about 27 degree celcius in the shade, while
in winter they may plummet to minus 20 degree
celcius even in Leh. Surprisingly, though, the thin
air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than
at lower altitudes; it is said that only in
Ladakh can a man sitting in the
sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke
and frostbite at the same time!
Our itinerary offers you fun as
well as adventure:-
Day 01 : We
Arrival in Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met by
our representative and transferred by
air-conditioned coaches to hotel Park (Five Star)
for an overnight stay.
02 : We leave early morning via plane for
Leh. On arrival we are transferred to Hotel
Kanglhachhen. Afternoon is free for relaxation.
Day 03 : A day
of Sightseeing at Shey, Thikse and Hemis
Day 04 : Drive
to camp at Uleytokpo visiting Alchi monastery
Day 05 : Drive
to Lamayuru. Visit the monastery built in the 10th
century and one of the oldest monastic sites in
Day 06 : Trek
starts. The trail heads down the valley before
turning east to Prinkitila (3506m). Descend from the
pass to the scenic village of Wanla. Camp overnight.
Day 07 : Hinju:
- Follow a nice wide path till the village of Penji
from where you leave the main trail and head up the
Ripchar valley to Hinju.
Day 08 :
Continue up the valley to grazing areas which
support the village summer camps to camp at the base
Day 09 : Begin
a short but steep climb to Konzela (4950m) for views
of the Zanskar range. A long and steep descent
brings you to a camp by the river at Lanak.
Day 10 :
Chilling (3390m):- Follow the left bank of the river
to the village of Sumda then go up the ridge to
another pass - Dunduchunla (4435m) and descend to
camp near the village of Chilling, the inhabitants
of whom are the only ones who are the main metal
workers making Ladakhi copper
Day 11 : Skiu
(3390m):- Cross the Zanskar by pulley cable and
follow a lovely trail to camp at Skiu.
Day 12 : Markha
(3810m):- A full walking day. Cross the Markha River
at two places to the village of Chalak. Beyond this
settle-ment is an impressive line of chortens and a
huge mound of goat horns. Follow the Markha River to
the village of Markha to camp overnight.
Day 13 :
Thachungtse:- Follow the main trail passing the
monastery at Humlung to the village of Hankar. We
now go away from the wide valley and go up a narrow
valley to the pastures at Thachungtse. (5-6hrs).
Day 14 :
Nimaling (4700m):- Approx. 3-4hrs from Thachungtse,
the trail climbs steeply to the plateau and pastures
of Nimaling with impressive views of Kangyassey
15 : Rest day at Nimaling. Optional hike
up the left shoulder of Kangyassey.
Day 16 : Chogdo:-
Begin a gradual climb of about 2 hrs to the top of
Kongmarula (5030m), the highest point on the trek
with excellent views of the Stok range and the
Karakoram range of mountains. Descend to the wooded
gorge to camp at Chogdo.
Day 17 :
Shangphu:- Follow the Shang Tokpo (stream). Go up
Shang la at 4900m and descend to camp.
Day 18 : Leh:-
Descend from Mathola to the village at Matho. Drive>
to Leh visiting Stok Palace and museum on the way
Day 19 : Free
day in Leh.
Day 20 :
Rafting on the Indus. Grade 2+ with a lot of waves.
Approximately 3 to 4 hrs of fun on the river. Return
Day 21 : Extra
day to be adjusted in case of flight cancellation or
exchanged for an Agra extension.