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.
Moderate hiking at medium elevation (maximum 12,200'), moderate touring
- 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: DelhiDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive in Delhi
Arrive in Delhi.
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.
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.
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.
DATES: Best time to go: July - September Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
2014 & 2015 Prices
Claridges HotelNew 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.
A very simple hotel run by a Ladakhi family
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