Manali Ladakh Trekking
Manali and Ladakh Trekking Itinerary
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.
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.
Parang La Trekking in Ladakh
Parang La Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Manali (2000 M)
Take the morning flight to Kullu and from here drive to Manali. Overnight stay in Span Resorts
Day 3: Manali
Explore the surroundings of Manali, raft on the Beas. Overnight at Span Resorts.
Day 4: Manali - Kaza (3600 M)
Drive from Manali To Kaza. A distance of 200 km that will take 8-9 hrs. Overnight stay in a Hotel.
Day 5: Kaza
At Kaza for rest/acclimatization. One can visit the renowned Tabo monastery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Kaza - Kibber (4400 M)
Drive to Ki monastery and Kibber village the highest village at 4440 M in the world and a distance of 20 km from Kaza.
Day 7: Kibber - Dumla (4350 M)
The Trek to Dumla of 6kms begins with a steep descent and one crosses the Parilungbi river. Overnight at camp.
Day 8: Dumla - Thaltak Meadow (4870 M)
The trail climbs from Dumla for a couple of kilometers and then one gets a spectacular view of the peaks above the Kunzum pass. The total trek today is 8 km. Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Thaltak Meadow - Borogan, (5180 M)
The trek of 12 km today starts with a steep descent through shifting sands into the Parilungbi gorge and after the village of Jagtha ascends steeply over a scree trail to reach Borogan. Ovaenight at camp.
Day 10: Borogan - Parang La - Kharsa Gongma (4950 M)
The Trek to Parang La (5578m) is a steady climb and from the top one gets to see stunning views of the Lahul & Ladakh Peaks. The descent from the pass is through a crevassed glacier. The trekking distance is 12 km today. From here on the trek is gradual with no steep climbs. Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Rest/exploration day
Day 12: Kharsa Gongma - Dutung (4800 M)
The 8km trail today is along the Parang Chu, that has its source on the southern slopes of Parang La. Overnight in camps
Day 13: Dutung - Thaktote (4620 M)
The 15 km trek today takes one through a narrow gorge with lots of ups and downs. Overnight in camp.
Day 14: Thaktote - Umdung (4675 M)
A steady 14 km trail with a few stream crossings takes you to Umdung. Overnight at camp.
Day 15: Umdung - Narbu Sumdo (Flat Terrain)
A 20 km walk along flat terrain. Overnight at camp.
Day 16: Narbu Sumdo - Kiangdom 4150 M
Another 18 km of a easy hike leads one to the banks of the magnificent Tso Morori. Its shimmering surface reflecting the towering peaks that surround it is a sight to behold. Overnight at camp.
Day 17: Rest day in kiangdom/Tso Moriri
Enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings and chill out. Overnight at camp.
Day 18: Tso Moriri - Leh
Trek to korzok road head (20 km). From here drive to Leh via Tanglang la -225km). overnight in a hotel
Day 19: Leh
Vist Shey, Thikshey and Hemis. Overnight at hotel
Day 20: Leh - Delhi
Catch the flight back to Delhi.
This remote trail follows the traditional trade route between the people of Spiti, Changthang and Tibet. It begins in the high altitude meadows of Kibber, the breeding ground of the famous Spiti horses and also called the Snow Leopard country. The trail descends the Kibber gorge and then climbs over the Parang la (5600 m), the source of the Pare Chu River, the only one of its kind to have its source in India, flow into Tibet and enter the country again in Spiti. Across the pass, the trail follows a broad valley till the confluence of the Pare Chu with the Phirtse Phu at Norbu Sumdo. A river crossing here brings one to an almost incredible change of scenery as we walk towards the Rupshu plains of Changthang, known for the abundance of Kiangs (Tibetan Wild Ass).
Rupshu Valley Trekking in Ladakh
Rupshu Valley Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to Domestic airport for flight to to Leh.
Day 2: Delhi-Leh
Leh Sightseeing- After breakfast sightseeing of Leh city.
Day 3: Leh
Sightseeing tour of Spitok and Phyang Gompas.
Day 4: Leh
Tour of Shey and Matho Gompas and Stok Palace, the home of Ladakhi royalty.
Day 5: Tour of Tikse and Hemis Gompas, two of the wealthiest and most influential institutions in Ladakh. Camp at Hemis.
Day 6: Hemis-Chogdo
Trek from Hemis to the village of Chogdo.
Day 7: Chogdo-Kongmaru La
Trek to Kongmaru La base camp.
Day 8: Kongmaru La-Kang Yatze Peak
Over Kongmaru La (16,730 ft.) to the plain of Nimaling, then over a small ridge to the secluded base camp at the foot of majestic Kang Yatze peak (21,000 ft.).
Day 9: Kang Yatze Peak
Day at leisure or perhaps climb an adjacent ridge for a closer view of Kang Yatze's summit.
Day 10: Kang Yatze Peak-Langtang Chu
Over Konka Wangpo (16,500 ft.) to the valley of Langtang Chu.
Day 11: Langtang Chu-Sokra
Climb to the top of Zalung Karpo la (16,570 ft.) for a bird's-eye view of the Kharnak region before descending to the lovely meadow of Sokra.
Day 12: Sokra-Kharnak
Pass through Kharnak, with its imposing fort looming over; enter a spectacular gorge leading further down into willow groves. When the valley widens again, one will reach one of the most auspicious spots in the region, the site of a massive and remarkably ornamented monument. Overnight camp.
Day 13: Kharnak-Dat
A short day. After one hour's walk, one will reach the semi-permanent settlement of Dat and camp near the village. The village and its small Gelugpa Gompa merit an afternoon's exploration.
Day 14: Dat-Lungmoche
On the vast open plain beyond Dat, keep a close lookout for herds of Kyiang, the Tibetan wild Ass, seen frequently in this valley. The stream has dried up here, but bubbling springs provide refreshment before the climb to Yarla (15,910 ft.). This is an easy pass, but the views are incredible. From the pass, there is a simple descent to Lungmoche.
Day 15: Lungmoche-Zhabuk
The scenery changes yet again as one passes two small ridges and descend through grotesquely wind-carved rocks to one of the most beautiful campsites in Ladakh, called Zhabuk.
Day 16: Zhabuk-Zara Chu (river)
Be prepared for some exciting river crossings before climbing high above the Zara Chu (river) and leave it behind for good.
Day 17: Zara Chu (river)-Marang la
Make an early start to tackle the highest pass on our journey, 17,390 ft, Marang la. The views from the summit stretch to the Great Himalayas. The descent is quite long, and one ends up in a lovely willow grove on the bank of the mighty Tsarap Chu, leaving the icy heights far behind.
Day 18: Marang la-Darcha
It's a short walk to the Manali-Leh road, where one can get jeeps that will take one to Manali. This spectacular drive takes adventurers over the main Himalayan range at the 15,255 ft Baralacha la before stopping for the night in Darcha.
Day 19: Darcha-Manali
Continue by jeep over Rohtang Pass (3,978 metres) to Manali.
Day 20: Day free in Manali.
Day 21: Manali-Pinjore
Drive to to Pinjore, check into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 22: Pinjore-Chandigarh
A short jeep ride to Chandigarh, then the Express train to Delhi, on arrival check into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 23: Departure
Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.
Explore Ladakh's remote Rupshu district, home of nomadic tribes, hidden forts, high passes and majestic yak. This area was first opened to foreigners in 1989, and has seen very little outside influence since that time. Over the course of 23 days, our trek takes us through deserted villages, wild desert scenery much like the American Southwest, and vast grasslands where herdsmen graze their yak. With the easing of restrictions in the eastern part of Leh, it is now possible to visit the great wilderness around the lake of TSO Moriri in Rupshu southeast of Leh and to glimpse Tibet from the shores of Lake Pangong in the far east of Ladakh. Far more relaxing and inviting are the new trekking possibilities offered near these lakes.
India: Ladakh & Zanskar Trekking
Ladakh & Zanskar Trekking Itinerary
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).
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.
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. (Hotel B&B)
Day 28 Deaparture Transfer
Depart- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.
Towards the western end of the Himalayas a series of continuous mountain ridges, comprising scores of (6000m) 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 (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.
Ladakh Tsomoriri Lake Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Delhi. Airport - hotel transfer.
Day 02: Delhi - Leh (3500 m) by plane. 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 30. 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 30. Walk along the western shore of Tso Moriri to Kyangdam, an expansive grassland on the southern shore.
Day 12: Kyangdam - Narbu Sumdo (4450 m) in 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 30. 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 23: Delhi. Hotel - airport transfer.
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.
India: Grand Ladakh Trekking
Grand Ladakh Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred 30 minutes to hotel. O/N.
Day 02: Early morning transfer for flight to Ladakh. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free.
Day 03: Sightseeing at Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries.
Day 04: Drive to camp at Uleytokpo visiting Alchi monastery enroute.
Day 05: Drive to Lamayuru. Visit the monastery built in the 10th century and one of the oldest monastic sites in Ladakh.
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 of Konzela.
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 utensils.
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 peak.
Day 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: Ladakh:- Descend from Mathola to the village at Matho. Drive to Ladakh visiting Stok Palace and museum on the way back.
Day 19: Free day in Ladakh.
Day 20: Extra day to be adjusted in case of flight cancellation or exchanged for an Agra extension.
Day 21: Fly Ladakh- Delhi.
Day 22: Departure Delhi for final Departure.age walking time is 5-6 hours.
A very interesting trek beginning at Lamayuru and walking up the less traveled Ripchar valley with its small villages, nomadic settlements and pastures where you see a wide variety of flowers from end of July to end of August and birds too. You cross some high passes with excellent views of the Karakoram and the Zanskar ranges. The initial part of the trek till Chilling is less traveled. From Chilling you cross the Zanskar River by a pulley cable and continue into the Markha valley-most popular and considered one of the best valleys in Ladakh. This trek is not difficult but is demanding in stages due to the terrain. The average walking time is 5-6 hours.
Nubra Valley Trekking in Ladakh
Nubra Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi and transfer to domestic airport for flight to Leh.
Day 2: In Leh:Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century palace and Gompa.
Day 3-4: In Leh: Touring the monasteries and palaces of the Indus valley.
Day 5: Sightseeing:Take a morning stroll to Sankar Gompa, then to the nearby village of Sabu. Overnight stay in Sabu.
Day 6: In Sabu, one can get horses to begin the trek. First day takes the trekkers through lovely grazing areas to the campsite at Polu Digar. From this vantage point, the Stok mountains appear to float majestically above the Indus valley.
Day 7: Continue upward to the Digar La base camp. A short day to aid acclimatization.
Day 8: One makes an early start to cross the 17,230 ft, Digar La. From the top, views stretch south to the Zanskar range and north to the Saser range, Ladakh's highest peaks. The descent is steady and one can camp by a lovely meandering stream at Chumik Yogma.
Day 9: Continue down through the village of Digar to the tiny settlement of Aghyam.
Day 10: Trek to Tangyar, a prosperous village in a remarkable location.
Day 11: Continue upward to Dhungle, base camp for the pass.
Day 12: Ascend the 17,061 ft Wuri la for views all the way to the Karakoram in Pakistan! Descend to camp at Zule Tokpo.
Day 13: Finish the trek with a short walk out to the village of Sabu, and the Thak Thok Gompa, an ancient shrine built within an impressive cave. Travel by jeep over 18,000 ft plus Chang la to the village of Tangtse, where one can camp amongst idyllic meadows.
Day 14: Explore the shoreline of the brilliant turquoise and azure Pangong Lake, Ladakh's largest and one of the great salt lakes of Central Asia. Proximity to the Chinese border prevents one from penetrating much beyond the western shore or camping at the lakeside, but the views are stupendous. Return to Leh takes one back over Chang la, the second highest motorable road on earth. Back in the Indus valley, one can visit the little-known Gompa of Chemrey before returning to Leh that evening.
Day 15: Morning flight to Delhi, on arrival check into a hotel for an overnight sta
Day 16: Departure- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.
The Nubra Valley means Ldumra (the valley of flowers), situated in the north of Leh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The main attraction in this area is Bactarian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes, Deskit & Samstanling monasteries and Khardung la Pass (18,380 feet.) above sea level. The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardongla (the highest motor able road in the world) 18380 ft. around 50 kms. away from Leh. After crossing the pass, you can have a view of Khardong village, Khalser and Deskit (the main villages of Nubra valley). The Deskit village offers Guest Houses and lower budget hotels. The Camel safari can be organized from Deskit to Hunder village for 2 hours. Hundar village has small monastery and it is located on ancient Silk Route. The lands north of Leh were off limits to tourists till 1994, and had been unexplored by outsiders since the 19th century. Now, the Nubra Valley, unfolding beyond the world's highest stretch of motorable road as it crosses the Khardung La (5,578m), can be visited with a seven day permit, which gives one enough time to explore the stark terrain and trek out to one or two Gompas.