• India: Ladakh Sampler

    Trek through Ladakh, India's “Little Tibet,” with an insider's perspective

    Experience the vastness of the Ladakh region in India, an extremely remote and unexplored area along the northern border. Trek along off-the-beaten path trails and through the high valleys and mountains of this mysterious region, which was isolated from outside contact for centuries until 1974.

    best times to go: July - September

    departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $3,195 see detailed pricing

    India

    Moderate
Avaliable as a private trip. Call for details

Trek through Ladakh, India's “Little Tibet,” with an insider's perspective

Often called “Little Tibet,” Ladakh is one of the most remote regions of India. On the vast Tibetan plateau, 20,000-foot Himalayan ramparts tower to the south with the mighty Karakoram range to the north. A spectacular landscape: sweeping open sandstone valleys are punctuated by emerald oases and turquoise lakes, with Buddhist gompas (monasteries) perched high above. Take a leisurely three-day trek through local villages, including Tingmosgaam (10,496'), the ancient capital of Ladakh, and visit Ladakh’s most outstanding monasteries.

Activities

Moderate hiking at medium elevation (maximum 12,200'), moderate touring

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Signature MTS guides lead you on a 3-day trek through Ladakhi villages, where you'll have the rare opportunity to visit local homes
  • Visit ancient monasteries set against a harsh but breathtakingly stunning landscape
  • Explore Old Delhi and Leh, ancient capital of Ladakh

Duration: 10 days Start Location: Delhi End Location: Delhi

Download Detailed Itinerary
BRIEF Itinerary
  • Las_day1cow
    Day 1 : Arrive in Delhi

    Arrive in Delhi.

  • Las_day1
    Day 2 : Leh (12,000')

    Early morning flight to Leh, the ancient historical capital city of Ladakh and once a stop on the Asian "Silk Route." Afternoon to rest or stroll in the Leh bazaar, where there are many shops selling Ladakhi, Tibetan, and Kashmiri goods.

  • Las_day3
    Days 3 - 4 : Monasteries around Leh

    Tour the monasteries around Leh including Shey and Thiksey, plus the Stok Palace Museum, which displays ancient Ladakhi culture and costumes.

  • Day 5 : Alchi Monastery

    Drive down to Alchi.

  • Day 6 : Balukhar – begin trek to Tingmosgang (10,495')

    Drive for an hour to the road head at Balukhar. From here we begin our trek, walking up to the top of Bongbongala (11,906') and then descend steeply to the village of Tingmosgang.

  • Day 7 : Tingmosgang (10,495')

    Day excursion around Tingmosgang.

  • Day 8 : Hemi Shukpachen (11,795') - drive to Leh

    Leave camp after an early breakfast and continue to the village of Ang. You'll cross another pass (the Meptakla at 12,202') and descend to the large village of Hemis Shukpachen (11,795'). Meet our vehicle and drive to Leh.

  • Day 9 : Delhi

    Return flight to Delhi. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.

  • Las_day10
    Day 10 : Delhi

    Tour of old Delhi on cycle rickshaw. Sights include Jamma Masjid (The Great Mosque), Chandani Chowk, the main street of old Delhi; the Red Fort, built by the builder of the Taj Mahal, and Raj Ghat, where the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was cremated.Transfer to the airport for departure on homeward bound flights.

Download Detailed Itinerary

DATES: Best time to go: July - September Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

PRICING:

2012 Prices
$3,195 (2 or more members)
$500 single supplement
$4,695 (solo traveler)
$550 internal airfare

  • Claridges Hotel
    New Delhi

    Graceful architecture, elegant décor, and a seamless blend of old-world charm and contemporary facilities have earned The Claridges Hotel its esteemed reputation. Distinguished guest rooms, personalized service and proximity to shopping and local culture make this the ideal accommodation for the discerning traveler.

  • Namra Hotel
    Tingmosgang

    A very simple hotel run by a Ladakhi family

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

photo credits: ©MTS Photo File

close

Itinerary for India: Ladakh Sampler

In order to view/download a detailed itinerary for "India: Ladakh Sampler" please fill out the short form below.

We look forward to having you travel with us!

To:

Mountain Travel Sobek


1-510-594-6000 1266 66th Street, Suite 4 Emeryville, CA 94608 From:
My Message:
Hello, my name is
and I am interested in a detailed view of the adventure to be had on "India: Ladakh Sampler".
Thank you.
Loading
close

Activity Ratings

Easy

Many activities are optional and involve fairly easy travel. Trips may include short hikes of two to three hours or optional walks at low elevations. Includes less demanding sea kayaking and river rafting trips with Class I-II rapids.

Moderate

More active trips involving hiking over moderate terrain, usually - but not always - with vehicle support and at elevations less than 10,000 feet, or trips with long hiking days, multiple sea kayaking days, wilderness camping, or other invigorating activity. On many trips, you can elect to skip a day's activity, depending on logistics. Includes more demanding sea kayaking trips and river rafting trips with Class III rapids.

Strenuous

Hiking and trekking over steeper or more rugged terrain or where elevations may exceed 10,000 feet - often several days in a row. Includes more demanding sea kayaking trips (4-5 hours paddling a day) and river rafting trips with Class IV-V rapids.

Ultimate Challenge!

Our most demanding trips: trekking over steep, rugged terrain at high elevations (no vehicle support) or with substantial altitude gains and losses; trips to remote, extreme wilderness; mountaineering trips. Includes our most demanding sea kayaking (5-7 hours paddling a day) and river rafting trips with Class IV-V rapids.

close

Departure Dates

close

Generate Final Itinerary

To create a final itinerary please enter a departure date.


preview itinerary generate itinerary
close

Request your FREE catalog today!


Want to download your catalog in PDF form right now?
Get it here!

(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

*Required Information

  • /system/covers/10/content/MTS2014.JPG?1381472229
PLEASE NOTE: We currently only mail catalogs to addresses in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For other international requests, please contact us directly via phone (1-888-831-7526) or email Loading
close

Don't Get Left Behind! Sign up for our popular E-mail newsletters

  • Featuring a new destination every month
  • Beautiful slideshows and videos
  • Fascinating facts and tales from the field
  • Special offers, programs and more

Mountain Travel Sobek values your privacy and doesn't share your personal information. Please review our Privacy Policy for more details.



 
Loading
close

Contact Us!




format: 555-555-5555

Ask a Question or Describe the Trip You're Interested In



*Required Information Loading

Mountain Travel Sobek

1266 66th Street, Suite 4

Emeryville, California 94608

Toll Free:1-888-831-7526

close

Contact Our Regional Specialist!




format: 555-555-5555

Ask a Question or Describe the Trip You're Interested In



*Required Information Loading

Mountain Travel Sobek

1266 66th Street, Suite 4

Emeryville, California 94608

Toll Free:1-888-831-7526