Ladakh Trekking Adventure

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Trekking Holidays / Tours
Country: India
Duration: 3 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

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.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Leh
Morning transfer to Delhi airport. Fly to Leh, enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city.

Day 3 Leh
Visit the Buddhist monasteries of Shey and Thikse. Enjoy the spectacular views across the Zanskar range.

Day 4 Zingchen
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.

Day 5 Zingchen/Ganda La Base Camp
Enjoy a full day of hiking to Ganda La, with the peak of Stok Kangri looming overhead.

Day 6 Ganda La Base Camp/Skiu
Spend a full day trekking from Ganda La Base Camp to Skiu, including the ascent of Ganda La (4950m). The views from the pass include the entire Zanskar Range below.

Day 7 Skiu/Markha
Take a full day to hike from Skiu to Markha with more breathtaking views.

Day 8 Markha/Thachungtse
Continue on from Markha to Thachungtse via another full day of hiking.

Day 9 Thachungtse/Nimaling
Enjoy the day hiking from Thachungtse along the Nimaling stream.

Day 10 Nimaling/Shangsumdo
Hike to Shangsumdo via Kongmaru La (5150m). This is the highest point of the trek and a challenging full day of hiking. Breathe in the thin air and soak in the stunning views.

Day 11 Shangsumdo/Leh
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.

Day 12 Leh
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 of the history of the area.

Day 13 Delhi
Fly back to Delhi and make the most of the city with free time in the afternoon.

Day 14 Delhi
Depart at any time.

 

What's Included

  • Hiking around Ladakh (8 days)
  • English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek
  • Internal flights
  • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included.)
  • Plane, private van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Standard hotel (6 nts), camping (7 nts).

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £1699 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Start/Finish: Delhi
  • Code: NUFF

 

Start Dates

Jun
July
August
September

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