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Trekking in Ladakh

Think of the Himalayas and you'll inevitably think of Mount Everest. But there's so much more to see in this picturesque country than just the mother of all mountains. Across the mountain ranges in India, there's a whole different world waiting to be explored under your hiking boots. Hike among tiny villages, walk through remote valleys and marvel at isolated Buddhist monasteries high up in the cliffs. Even though you haven't left India, trekking through this unique tapestry of colours and cultures will make you feel that you've been transported to another world.


Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145690
Starts: Delhi, India Finishes: Delhi, India
You will Visit
  • Delhi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Delhi/Leh (1B)

Morning transfer to Delhi airport. Fly to Leh and enjoy the rest of the day free to explore.

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Leh (1B)

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit the Buddhist monasteries of Shey and Thikse. Enjoy the spectacular views across the Zanskar range.

Included Activities:
Shey, Thikse and Hemis Monastery Visit

04

Day 4: Leh/Zinchan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive to Spituk Gompa. Explore the monastery, then begin the hike to Zingchen. The hike gradually ascends and passes through deep gorges on the way.

Included Activities:
Spituk Gompa Visit
Ladakh Trek

05

Day 5: Zinchan/Ganda La (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a full day hiking. Head for Ganda La today, with the peak of Stok Kangri looming overhead.

Included Activities:
Ladakh Trek

06

Day 6: Ganda La/Skiu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend a full day trekking from Ganda La Base Camp to Skiu, including the ascent of Ganda La (4,950m/16,240 ft). The views from the pass include the entire Zanskar range below.

Included Activities:
Ladakh Trek

07

Day 7: Skiu/Markha (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a full day hiking from Skiu to Markha.

Included Activities:
Ladakh Trek

08

Day 8: Markha/Thachungtse (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue on from Markha to Thachungtse during another full day of hiking.

Included Activities:
Ladakh Trek

09

Day 9: Thachungtse/Nimaling (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day hiking from Thachungtse along the Nimaling stream.

Included Activities:
Ladakh Trek

10

Day 10: Nimaling/Shangsumdo (1B, 1L, 1D)

Full day to Shangsumdo hiking via Kongmaru La (5,150m/16,896 ft). This is the highest point of the trek and a challenging day of hiking.

Included Activities:
Ladakh Trek

11

Day 11: Shangsumdo/Leh (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a short trek in the morning before leaving Shangsumdo. Catch a well-earned ride for the last section of the journey back to Leh.

Included Activities:
Ladakh Trek

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 35km)

12

Day 12: Leh (1B)

Take a day to relax and enjoy the sights around Leh. Absorb the culture at Hemis Monastery, once the richest and largest in the region. Visit Stok Palace and learn more about the history of the area.

13

Day 13: Leh/Delhi (1B)

Fly back to Delhi and make the most of the city with free time in the afternoon.

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

14

Day 14: Delhi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hiking around Ladakh (8 days)
    • English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek
    • Internal flights
    • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (6 nts), camping (7 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the Buddhist monasteries of Shey and Thikse
  • Explore the mountain city of Leh
  • Hike on the trails between villages in the Markha Valley
  • See India's highest peak Nanda Devi looming overhead