Rs. 32,500/- per person

Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. Ladakh with the area of 95,000 square kilometers has one of the lowest population densities in the world, with 2 inhabitants per square kilometer. An old Ladakhi saying: The passes are so high and land so barren; only a dear friend or a serious enemy will reach here.

This land has for the longest time, has been known for its beauty. One can opt for various routes and means to explore Leh- ladakh. The best way to explore this terrain is by driving through Manali to Leh. Manali to Leh - Once restricted route, is now one of the most exciting drive which takes you across high Himalayan passes. This gives one the perfect chance to witness the mountains, culture, forests, and adventure of the region. Those who want to reach leh directly can fly from Delhi, only to land in Leh and start exploring. Once at Leh,
one can understand the culture by visiting monasteries and monks. For photographers, the brilliant landscapes give the perfect photographic opportunities.

In the highest reaches of the Western Himalaya is Ladakh, an area of rugged beauty, much like a moonscape at times. It is a mountainous land of high passes, green-bottomed valleys, and vast, barren expanses, with its rarefied atmosphere, lying in the shadows of the Karakoram and Himalayas.


Accessibility by Train: Delhi: 1010 Kms
Accessibility by Air: Leh: 4 Kms (Flights from Delhi)

Day 1:

Leh: 

The spectacular one-hour mountain flight over the mighty Himalayas brings you to Leh, capital of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh. On arrival transferred to Ladakhi style hotel. A day of rest to acclimatize to the arid high altitude of Leh (3100 mts). Relax in the hotel gardens or take a leisurely stroll around the colourful bazaar.  Overnight in the Guesthouse.

 

Day 2:

Leh:

After breakfast, a half day trip to the 200 year old Shankar monastery, which contains a plethora of impressive images, wall paintings and sculptures, including a huge statue of Aloketesvara-with 1000 arms & heads. Next stop is the Japanese built peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa).
The winding road leading to it offers enthralling views of the surrounding countryside. Crowned with a massive dome, this stupa is reminiscent of Nalanda and Rajgir stupas. In the afternoon, visit a Ladakhi Buddhist family and share a cup of butter tea, tsampa (roasted barley) and tschang (fermented barley beer), and see their the way of living. Overnight in the Guesthouse.

 


Day 3:

Leh–Zingchang–Gangala Base (5 t0 6 hrs)

After breakfast, we start our drive to Zingchang. It will take 45 mints to reach Zingchang. From there trek will start. It is a gradual up-hill hike to the base camp of Gandala Base. Overnight in tent.

 


Day 4:

Gandala base-Sku (7 to 8 hrs. Trek)

Early morning start. The trail is a traverse over the Ganda-La (4900 m). Along the way, you will have beautiful views of the Zanskar and Karakoram ranges. Further, the hike would be long but an easy descent to Shingo. This part is a fairly easy walk, in the shade of trees, along a deep gorge. The trail crosses the stream several times before arriving in Skiu. We camp for the night in a beautiful place along the banks of the river, overlooking a derelict fortress on the cliff. Afternoon free to explore the village. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 5:

Skiu-Markha (7 hrs. Trek)

A long days walk, crossing back and forward over the Markha Stream, to Markha village (3800 m). There are bridges at all the difficult crossing places. The lush vegetation along the river-side is in stark contrast to the dry and barren upper valley slopes. Overnight in tents.



Day 6:

Markha-Tchatchutse (6 hrs. trek) 

The trail continues above Markha village, taking us eastwards, deeper into the Markha valley to our campsite at Tchatchutse. Along the way, we pass some impressive monasteries, some ruined and some intact. In this area, we are likely to see small herds of blue sheep (bharal) which often come right down to the river to graze. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 7:

Tchatchutse-Nimaling (6hrs.)

Today's walk brings us to the head of the valley, which offers good views of the prominent peak of Kang Yatze (6,400 m). After crossing the Markha stream on the last bridge, we start a steeper climb towards the high plains, known as Nimaling. Along with blue sheep, golden marmots and large hares, Nimaling is also home to an impressive range of birds of prey, including lammergiers and golden eagles. Overnight in tents.



Day 8:

Nimaling-Kongmaru La-Shang (7 hrs.)

Early morning trek to Kongmaru-La (5100 m).
The trail from the pass offers fabulous views to the north of the hills of eastern Karakoram and China. On our way down, we walk along a narrow gorge and by afternoon arrive in Shang, our camping place for the night. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 9:

Shang-Hemis-Leh

Continuing our descent, we pass some of the highest located houses in the valley before descending into another section of the rocky gorge. Along the way, we pass through the village of Martsylang, before arriving in Hemis for lunchtime. This village, nestled in a gorge, is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. After lunch and rest, explore Hemis Monastery, the biggest and wealthiest in Ladakh. Late afternoon, we return by jeep to our guesthouse in Leh.

 

Day 10:

Leh-Delhi

Drop to Leh airport. Tour ends. 

 

Includes

  • All meals during trek.
  • Accommodation twin sharing in the guest house at Leh.
  • Trekking arrangements like Twin sharing Alpine or dome shape sleeping tent with thick mattresses, Kitchen tent with service of cook, kitchen helper, dinning tent with folding chairs and table, toilet tent, ponies or horses to carry luggage and all meal.
  • All entrances, wildlife fee and camp fee.
  • All travel in Xylo/Innova.
  • 1st aid box and Oxygen cylinder with mask.
  • B- Breakfast, PL- Packed Lunch and D- Dinner.
  • All permits, tolls and taxes.
  • Volvo Bus Delhi to Manali
  • Rafting.

Excludes

  • Flight fares to Leh.
  • All lunches and dinners in Leh.
  • Any meals/ mineral water during the train travel.
  • Any drinks (hard/soft) during your stay at any of the place of your choice.
  • Any kind of insurance/personal expenses, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘the Package Includes’.
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