Ladakh is a heaven of adventure –from all types of trekking and sightseeing to riding white water rapids and mountain biking. Plus it has an amazing array of culture and history to immerse yourself and experience.
Maybe you are ready to test yourself and take yourself to the next level in the mountains, or perhaps you want to experience a jeep safari. You may want to enjoy the natural environment, or take a motorbike and feel the mountain wind in your hair! Or you just might want to meditate, relax, and have time to unwind. Whatever it is – Ladakh has it all.

We really hate to use clichés, but Ladakh is indeed a trekker’s paradise. And once you’ve broken in your hiking boots here, you will only agree. The best months to trek here are from May through October. Its unique geographical location makes Ladakh rich with extraordinary trekking trails for all expertise levels. Its high mountain passes give you astounding views of the majestic mountains every day of your trek. Then there is the huge variety of landscapes—you will be passing from barren terrain into green meadows and then wooded valleys. Ladakh easily has some of the most picturesque treks in India, and perhaps even in the world. And we mean, really picturesque! Whip your camera out and it would be practically impossible for you to click a picture that’s not beautiful. Well, unless you leave the lens cover on!

Below we list some of the treks we organize, none the less we are more than happy to tailor make a trek to your requirements and taste.

Trekking routes:

Likir to Khaltsey Trek

Description: Sham trek is a mild trek, which is good for people who prefer an easier option. The trek takes you to visit monasteries and traditional Ladakhi villages. This is the only trek that can be enjoyed throughout the year as there are no high passes.

We drive in the morning to Liker and visit Liker monastery. After, we begin the gentle trek enjoying and taking in the scenery and wildlife.

We can visit other monasteries of Rizdong, Temisgam and Lamayuru after finishing the initial trek.

Grade: Easy

Best period: The route is open through all the year. However, at the end of July and beginning of August it gets a bit warm.

Highest Point: Tsermangchan La (3750m)

Duration: it could take between 2 and 5 days, depending on the traveler’s plan.

Day 01: Likir to Yangthang (3700 m)

Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins

Day 02: Yangthang to Rezong and back to Yangthang

Duration:6 hrs

Day 03: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan (3596 m)

Duration: 2 hrs

Day 04: Hemis Shukpachan to Tingmosgang

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Tingmosgang to Khaltsey

Duration: 2-3 hrs

Markha Valley Trek

Description: This trek is one of the longstanding favourites. The beautiful Valley of Markha is overshadowed by the amazing Kangyatse mountain ranges and other magnificent groups of peaks. There are numerous small villages, shepherd camps and passes to see and experience on this trek.

Beginning at the Spituk monastery or Stok village it passes through Stok La and Ganda La Pass, which takes you across the Markha valley. Finally cross the stunning Kongmaru pass and finish at the famous Hemis monastery.

Grade: Moderate

Best period: June to September

Highest Point: Kongmaru La (5135m)

Duration: 7 days

Day 01: Leh to Zingchen to Yurutse (3900 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 02: Yurutse to Sku (3400 m)

Duration:6-7 hrs

Day 03: Sku to Markha (3600 m)

Duration: 7-8 hrs

Day 04: Markha to Thachungntse (400 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Thachungtse to Nimaling (4900 m)

Duration:4-5 hrs

Day 06: Nimaling to Shang Sumdo (3760 m) via Kongmaru-la (5100 m)

Duration:6-7 hrs

Day 07: Shang Sumdo to Martselang or Hemis

Duration: 4 hrs to Martselang or 5 hrs to Hemis

Rumtse to Tsomoriri Lake

Grade: Tough due to high altitude

Best period: June to mid-October

Duration: 8 days

Day 01: Leh to Rumtse (4095 m)

Day 02: Rumtse to Kyamar (4383 m)

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 03: Kyamar to Tisaling (4800 m) via Kyamar La (4870 m) and Mandalchan La (4996 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 04: Tisaling to Pangunagu (Tsokar 4398 m) via Shibuk La (5016 m)

Duration:5-6 hrs

Day 05: Pangunagu to Nuruchan (4500 m)

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 06: Nuruchan to Rachungkaru (4668 m) via Horlamkongka La (4900 m)

Duration: 3-5 hrs

Day 07: Rachungkaru to Gyamalhoma (4985 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Gyamalhoma to Korzok (Tsomoriri Lake) (4500 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

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LIKIR TO KHALTSI

– Markha Valley Trekking

– Rumtse to Tsomoriri Lake

– Tsomoriri to Kibber Trek

– Spituk to Stok

– Kyangdam to Pang

– Lamayuru to Darcha

– Henaskut to Lamayuru

– Hemis to Rupsho Valley Trek

– Hemis to Zangla by Junglam

– Lamayuru to Hemis via Markha Valley

– Lamayuru to Alchi or Uleytokpo

Likir to Khaltsey Trek

Description: Sham trek is a mild trek, which is good for people who prefer an easier option. The trek takes you to visit monasteries and traditional Ladakhi villages. This is the only trek that can be enjoyed throughout the year as there are no high passes.

We drive in the morning to Liker and visit Liker monastery. After, we begin the gentle trek enjoying and taking in the scenery and wildlife.

We can visit other monasteries of Rizdong, Temisgam and Lamayuru after finishing the initial trek.

Grade: Easy

Best period: The route is open through all the year. However, at the end of July and beginning of August it gets a bit warm.

Highest Point: Tsermangchan La (3750m)

Duration: it could take between 2 and 5 days, depending on the traveler’s plan.

Day 01: Likir to Yangthang (3700 m)

Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins

Day 02: Yangthang to Rezong and back to Yangthang

Duration:6 hrs

Day 03: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan (3596 m)

Duration: 2 hrs

Day 04: Hemis Shukpachan to Tingmosgang

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Tingmosgang to Khaltsey

Duration: 2-3 hrs

Markha Valley Trek

Description: This trek is one of the longstanding favourites. The beautiful Valley of Markha is overshadowed by the amazing Kangyatse mountain ranges and other magnificent groups of peaks. There are numerous small villages, shepherd camps and passes to see and experience on this trek.

Beginning at the Spituk monastery or Stok village it passes through Stok La and Ganda La Pass, which takes you across the Markha valley. Finally cross the stunning Kongmaru pass and finish at the famous Hemis monastery.

Grade: Moderate

Best period: June to September

Highest Point: Kongmaru La (5135m)

Duration: 7 days

Day 01: Leh to Zingchen to Yurutse (3900 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 02: Yurutse to Sku (3400 m)

Duration:6-7 hrs

Day 03: Sku to Markha (3600 m)

Duration: 7-8 hrs

Day 04: Markha to Thachungntse (400 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Thachungtse to Nimaling (4900 m)

Duration:4-5 hrs

Day 06: Nimaling to Shang Sumdo (3760 m) via Kongmaru-la (5100 m)

Duration:6-7 hrs

Day 07: Shang Sumdo to Martselang or Hemis

Duration: 4 hrs to Martselang or 5 hrs to Hemis

Rumtse to Tsomoriri Lake

Grade: Tough due to high altitude

Best period: June to mid-October

Duration: 8 days

Day 01: Leh to Rumtse (4095 m)

Day 02: Rumtse to Kyamar (4383 m)

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 03: Kyamar to Tisaling (4800 m) via Kyamar La (4870 m) and Mandalchan La (4996 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 04: Tisaling to Pangunagu (Tsokar 4398 m) via Shibuk La (5016 m)

Duration:5-6 hrs

Day 05: Pangunagu to Nuruchan (4500 m)

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 06: Nuruchan to Rachungkaru (4668 m) via Horlamkongka La (4900 m)

Duration: 3-5 hrs

Day 07: Rachungkaru to Gyamalhoma (4985 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Gyamalhoma to Korzok (Tsomoriri Lake) (4500 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Tsomoriri to Kibber Trek

 

Description: Drive six hours to beautiful Tsomoriri Lake and Korzok the nomadic main village situated next the lake. The journey takes you through Chumathang and Mahay Bridge along the Indus River. After a night it is important that you are fully acclimatised to start the high altitude trek. So the next day is spent walking and exploring the area, visiting the Changpa nomads and enjoying the stunning Tsomoriri Lake. On the third day, you will start your trek along the Tsomoriri Lake through the amazing landscape of Changthang valley. The trail turns southward from Nurboo Sumdo and you walk along Parang chu valley with its towering snow peak mountains. Then you will walk along a glacier mountain to reach Parang La 5880m. Crossing the pass, the landscape suddenly changes with the high mountains of Lahaul & Spiti. The Kibber village in Himachal Pradesh is reached after another day’s trek through this awesome landscape and the trek finishes here in Kibber village.

After the trek you can extend the trip and visit Ki, Lhalung, Pin and Tabo monasteries of Spiti Valley by Jeep.

Grade: very tough due to high altitude (highest point 5588 m)

Best period: August-October, as the river that has to be crossed rises in the months of June and July as the snow starts melting.

Highest Point: Parang La (5580m)

Duration: 9 days

Day 01: Leh to Tsomoriri

Duration: 6 hrs

Day 02: Korzok to Kyangdam (4595 m)

Duration: 5 hrs

Day 03: Kyangdam to Skitpodangsa (4563 m) or Nurboo Sumdo

Duration:4-5 hrs

Day 04: Skitpodangse or Nurboo Sumdo to Getpabuzak (4600 m)

Duration:5-6 hrs

Day 05: Getpabuzak to Tarangyokma (4732m)

Duration:4-5 hrs

Day 06: Tarangyokma to Kharzagongma (4900 m) or Parang-la Base (Bubnen) (5089 m)

Duration: 3-4 hrs

Day 07: Tarangyokma to Takkarzong (4850 m) via Parang La (5588 m)

Day 08: Takkarzong to Thangltak (4500 m)

Duration 4-5 hrs

Day 09: Thangltak to Kibber

Duration:3 hrs

Spituk to Stok

 

Grade: moderate

Best period: June to September

Duration: min 3 days, max 4 days

Itinerary:

Day 01: Leh to Spituk to Zingchen

Duration: 3-4 hrs

Day 02: Zingchen to Rumbak

Duration: 3-4 hrs

Day 03: Rumbak to base camp of  Stok la (4800 m)

Base camp to stok village 02 hrs

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Kyangdam to Pang

Grade: tough

Duration: 5 days

Day 01: Kyangdam to Latogongma (4600 m)

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 02: Latogongma to Tharangang (4680 m)

Duration 5 hrs

Day 03: Tharangang to Zozinggo (4750 m)

Duration: 6 hrs

Day 04: Zozinggo to Numa via Thalakungla (4980 m)

Day 05: Numa to Pang (4630 m)        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamayuru to Darcha

 

Description: This is a really great trek into the remote and stunning village of Zangskar via the beautiful Shingo La. The trek starts from the famous monastery of Lamayuru and enters Zangskar through the remote villages of Lingshet, Photoksar and the main nomad region in the valley of Padum. The trek takes you to Darcha in Himachal Pradesh via Phuktal and Bardan monasteries.

Grade: Tough

Highest Point: Shinkhul La (5080m)

Best period: June to mid-October

Duration: 19 days min, 21 days max

Day 01: Leh to Lamayuru  (3600 m)

Duration: 7 hrs

Day 02: Lamayuru to Wanla (3250 m)

Duration: 2-3 hrs

Day 03: Wanila to Hanupata (3970 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 04: Hanupata to Photoksar (4050 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Photoksar to Sengge La base (4300 m)

Duration:5-6 hrs

Day 06: Sengge La to Styangs

Day 07: Styang to Lingshed (3950 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Lingshed to Nyetse (3800 m)

Duration: 8 hrs

Day 09: Nyertse to Pishu (3500 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 10: Pishu to Karsha (3700 m)

Duration: 4 hrs

Day 11: Karsha ro Padum (3610 m)

Duration: 2 hrs

Day 12: Padum to Raru (3800 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Raru to Pepula (3750 m)

Duration: 5 hrs

Day 14: Pepula to Purne (3775 m)

Duration: 4-6 hrs

Day 15: Purne to Phuktal (3900 m) to Purne

Duration: 5 hrs

Day 16: Purne to Kargyak or Hing (4000 m)

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Kargyak to Lhakhang (4450 m)

Duration: 6 hrs

Day 18: Lhakhang to Ranjak (4300 m) via Shinkun-La

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 19: Ramjak to Palhamo (3700 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 20: Pal Lhamo to Darcha Sumo (3300 m)

Duration: 3-4 hrs

Henaskut to Lamayuru

 

Description: Around 6 days trek; depending on your choice of pace, takes you from Henaskut to Wanla village. Henaskut is about 160km from Leh near the Leh-Srinagar highway in the Kargil district. There are many passes like Yogmala 4900m, Niyigutse La 5100m and Pirkiting La 3700m to adventure over on this trek. Finishing at Lamayuru where the oldest monastery in Ladakh is located, around 125km from Leh. You are then transported back to Leh by Jeep so you can relax back at your hotel.

Grade: Moderate

Best period: June to September

Highest Point: Nyigutse La (5000m)

Duration: 6 days

Day 01: Henaskut to Kanji

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 02: Kanji to Shilakung via Yogmala 4900 m

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 03: Shilakung to Hanupata Drog via Nyigutse La 5100 m

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 04: Hanupata Drog to Hanupatta

Duration: 3 hrs

Day 05: Hanupatta to Wanla

Duration: 6 hrs

Day 06: Wanla to Lamayuru via Prikiting La 3700 m

Duration: 4-5 hrs

 

Hemis to Rupsho Valley Trek

Grade: Strenuous

Best period: June to September

Duration: between 8 and 12 days, depending on the chosen itinerary

Itinerary:

Day 01: Hemis to Chuskurmo;

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 02: Chuskurmo to Nimaling via Kongmaru La 5100 m;

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 03: Nimaling to Yakrupal

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 04: Yakrupal to Sogra via Zalungkarpola 5100 m

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Sogra to Dat

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Dat to Lungmochey

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 07: Lungmochey to Pangmur

Duration:  5-6 hrs

Day 08: Pangmur to Pang via Pangmurla 4500 m

Duration: 5-6 hrs

OR:

Day 07: Lungmochey to Spangchendo

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Spangchendo to Chibzang

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Chibzang to Nuruchan

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Nuruchan to Pangunagu (Tsokar Lake)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

OR

Day 07: Lungmochey to Pangmur

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Pangmur to Numa

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Numa to Daktago

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Daktago to Zozingo via Thalakung La 4900 m

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 11: Zozingo to Gyama via Lanyarla 5500 m

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Gyama to Korzok (Tsomoriri) via Nyalangyugula 5100 m

Duration: 7-8 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

Hemis to Zangla by Junglam

Description: The trek starts from Hemis monastery which has one of the richest collections of artefacts in Ladakh. The monasteries location is protected by mountains this has meant it has never been attacked and so has maintained an array of historical treasures displayed in the museum. Trekking through the beautiful Markha valley and remote Zangskar village you will discover the beauty of this amazing landscape.

Also you traverse via Junglam, which is open only for a month, which makes this an equally special adventure, as the route is often closed due to water flooding and in winter heavy snowfall.

Grade:Strenuous

Best period: August to September

Highest Point: Char char La (4950m)

Duration: 10 days

Day 01: Martselang to Shang Sumdo

Duation: 5-6 hrs

Day 02: Shang Sumdo to Kongmaru Lartsa (base)

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 03: Lartsa to Thachungtse via Kongmarula 5100 m

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 04: Thachungtse to Yakrupal

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Yakrupal to Khurma Sumdo

Dutaion: 6-7 hrs

Day 06: Khurma Sumdo to Tilat Sumdo

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 07: TIlat Sumdo to Chupchak

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Chupchak to Zangla Sumdo via Charchar La 4950 m

Day 09: Zangla Sumdo to Zangla

Duration: 5-7 hrs

Day 10: Zangla to Padum

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Lamayuru to Hemis via Markha Valley

Description: The oldest monastery of Lamayuru is the starting point of this trek, and it finishes at Hemis the most culturally rich and most famous monastery in Ladakh. There are many passes to adventure over on this trail.

It passes through Hemis national park where you might see the endangered Snow Leopard and other wild mountain animals like the blue sheep.

We trek to the beautiful valley of Markha, which is overshadowed by huge breathtaking mountain peaks. The high pasturelands of Nimaling are dotted with yaks and goats of the Markha villages which they use to produce their milk, butter and curd.

Grade: Moderate

Duration: 6 days

Highest Point: Kongmaru La (5135m)

Day 01: Lamayuru to Wanla

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 02: Wanla to Hinju

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 03: Hinju to Sumda Chenmo drog via Kongski La 4900 m

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 04: Sumda Chenmo drog to Dundunchan La

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Dundunchan La to Chilling via Lanakla 4850 m

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chilling to Sku

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 07: : Sku to Markha (3600 m)

Duration: 7-8 hrs

Day 08: Markha to Thachungntse (400 m) to Leh

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Lamayuru to Alchi or Uleytokpo

 

Grade: Moderate

Duration: 5 days

Itinerary:

Day 01: Lamayuru to Wanla via Pikitingal 3700 m

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 02: Wanla to Urtse

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 03: Urtse to Tar via Tarla 4880 m

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 04: Tar to Mangyu via Heptila and Mangyula 4550 m

Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Mangu to Alchi

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Or

Day 05: Mangu to Uleylokpo

Duration: 2 hrs

No holiday is complete without a tryst with the waters. And Ladakh makes sure you make full use of the Zanskar and Indus rivers and their tributaries. Placed strategically on the banks of this great river, between the rivulets Spituk and Saspol, Ladakh is a traveller’s muse. The 20,000-mile-long river, which originates in Tibet, is a good bet if you’re looking at extreme adventure sports like rafting or kayaking. And what could be a better way to check out the countryside than an exhilarating ride in its waters. The diverse terrain, the interesting foliage and the surf-like feel of the waters can get you addicted. Beginners, amateurs and professionals can run the course of the river on different stretches. Apart from sightseeing and exploring the scenic beauty, rafting in the chill waters of Ladakh can be adventurous and exciting simply because of the adrenaline jolt.

One of the best ways to take a look at the enterprising Indus Valley, rafting to Saspol is highly recommended by professional adventure sport lovers.  Most of the rivers are frozen during the winters, so its best for you to book your trip during the spring-summer months. Apart from the summer months, August and September are also good months to enjoy rafting, as the waters are calmer and more manageable.

We provide a wide range of rafting and kayaking options with different grades for amateurs and professionals alike. Our trained river guides and high standards of service & saftey will ensure you have have great time paddling the rapids or just lazily floating along the calm patches. Some of the Rafting option in the region are:

 

Phey to Nimo

Being an easy rapid route, it passes through beautiful mountains with the view of imposing old monasteries spread around the valley. This route starts from Phey village, about 12 km from Leh and ends at Indus Zanskar confluence, at Nimo, about 36 km from Leh.

 

Sangam to Saspol

This route starts from Sangam and ends at Saspol, on Leh-Srinagar Highway, near Alchi. This is relaxed enough to enjoy the spectacular landscapes and beauty of the Indus.

Ulley tokpo  to Khaltsey

This is the most challenging route, for experienced rafters, with kilometres of rapids at Nurla. It ends at Kjaltsey, 90 km from Leh.

Chilling to Sangam

 

 

Padum to Nimo (Grade 4) – 8 – 9 days: Padum to Rinam – Honya – Tsarakdo – Boskar Gongma – Gyalpo Skyalsos – Skin Yogma – Chilling – Sumdo – Nimo.

Hemis to Choglamsar (Grade 2 – 3) – Day trip with professional river guides, and safety kayakers.

 

Nimo to Alchi (Grade 4) – Day trip with professional river guides, and safety kayakers.

Ladakh is a mountaineer’s paradise as it has several mountain ranges like Karakoram and Zanskar surrounding it. There are options for people who are looking for beautiful landscapes and for those who want to live the extreme adventure, peaks with different grade of difficulty.

The most famous and easily accessible is the Stok Kangri massif in Zanskar range, South of Leh. The base Camp for the various peaks of this massif is about four days trek from the village of Stok or Spituk. Other peaks in this area includes Golaib Kangri 5900m. Adjacent to Stok is Matho west 5950m and many unnamed but stunning peaks in the same range. The Kangyatse peak 6400m lies south east of Leh and is reached via the famous and beautiful Markha Valley trek which takes 9 days. There are many other peaks around Kangyatse at a similar altitude range of 5500m and 6400m, which are also suitable for climbing in the Nimaling plateau.

The Suru and Zanskar Valleys have a number of spectacular mountain peaks that attract climbers from the world over. In particular, the Nun-Kun massif serves as the focus of increasing mountaineering activity in the region. Its easy accessibility by road makes it one of the most attractive mountaineering destinations in the Western Himalaya. Nearby is the Zanskar massif with several challenging peaks surrounding the majestic Drung-Drung Glacier, adjoining Penzi-La. This massif too is accessible by road up to the base of the glacier, and the approach trek to the base camp is about a day’s trek from the road. The Nun-Kun massif in the greater Himalayan range is easily accessible from the Kargil-Padum road. Among its six known peaks accessible from Suru Valley is Nun (7,135 meters) and Kun (23,213 feet.) is the highest.

The climbing period in the region is from early June to mid October, the main climbing period being June to September. When most of the Himalayas remain inaccessible due to the monsoon – the Ladakh Himalaya remains unaffected.

 

 

Cautions & Essential Equipments :

The 10 essential things one requires while mountaineering are: a map, compass, extra clothing for changing, matches, fire starter, knife or multi purpose camp tool, sunglasses, extra food, first aid kit, headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries, sunscreen, water filter or other method of water purification and whistle as a crucial security item to keep handy when exploring unpredictable terrain.

 

 

Climbing Stok Kangri (6150 m)

Stok Kangri Peak (6150m) is the most famous trekking peak. It is not technically difficult and doesn’t require any special mountaineering skills, but untrained people could face some difficulties because of the high altitude. The fact that it could be climbed in such a short time and the spectacular view of the Indus valley and Karakoram Range that it offers make it very popular among mountain lovers who come to Ladakh.

Grade: Tough

Duration: 5 days

Best period: mid-May to October

Services: Porters, permits, food, transportation from and to Leh, tents, full equipment.

Description:

Day 01: Leh to Stok to Mankarmo

We’ll start the expedition to Stok Kangri with the ascending to Mankarmo camp (4000m). Although it is possible to go to the base camp too, at 5000m,

it is recommended to have the first stop here for a better acclimatization.

Day 02 and 03: Mankarmo to Base camp

We will arrive to base camp, at 5000m and install our camp. For avoiding the sick altitude, it is recommended to stay at least one day at 5000 m altitude, so for day 03 we propose to you a short trek around the base camp, for a better acclimatization.

Day 04: Summit time

 

Our day will start early, at 2 a.m. We are already familiarized to the way to the glacier. From there will come a 3-4 hour steep ascend to the top. Once we are on the top and done all the recording of the special moment, we’ll take some time to enjoy the view that surrounds us. If the weather is clear you can see Nun, Kun, K2, Kaylash peaks, to name some of them. After that we’ll return to base camp. In the evening we’ll have a little mountain party for celebrating the event and take rest.

 

Day 05: Back to Leh.

 

In the last day, you’re going back to Leh, where you could take a well-deserved rest before continuing your travel. Accommodation for this last night is included.

 

 

Climbing Kangyatse

This beautiful peak from Nimaling Plateau is a good choice for mountain lovers with no special technical skills. The climb on Kangyatse is challenging and interesting, ideal for someone in quest of his/her first Himalayan summit. All the trekkers that go through Markha Valley would want to climb it, as they see the majestic peaks in their threk.

Grade: Tough

Duration: 6 days

Best period: mid-May to October

Services: Porter, permits, food, transportation from and to Leh, tents, full equipment.

Description:

Day 01: Leh- Hemis National Park

The expedition will start with a glimpse in the wild life, in Hemis national park. We’ll have the first camping in the small village Shang Sumdo (3700m).

Day 02:Lartsa

Next day we’ll have a 6-7 hours climbing to Lartsa. The camp will be at 4600m.

Day 03: Gongmaru La (5200 m)

On the 3rd day we’ll start with a steep 3 hours climb to Gongmaru La (5200m). After enjoying the marvelous view of Kangyatse, Zanskar and Karakoram Range, we’ll descend to Nimaling, the place where the shepherds keep their sheep, goats and yaks during summer.

Day 04: High Camp (5500 m)

The next step of expedition will be very important for succeeding of the summit. Depending on your physical statement we’ll take a rest or go to next camp, the high camp at 5500m. It will be a 2 hours steep climbing.

Day 05: Summit time

It’s summit time. There will be 9-10 hours of physical and mental challenging, with a great reward once we are on the top.  There are 2 options for final climbing: first the summit of 6200m, which doesn’t need special technical skills, and 6400 m peak who needs more technical climbing experience.

Day 06: Return to Leh

We will return to Leh, taking time for enjoying the surroundings and the wild life.

Climbing Mentok Peaks

 

South from Korzok village, there are two majestic peaks that calls the heart of every mountain lover. In Korzok, a small village inhabited by nomadic shepherds, it is produced pashmina, one of the most expensive types of wool. In July and August the entire Korzok valley is green with flowers giving the peak it’s name MENTOK, that means wild flower in Ladakhi. Mentok peaks offer a beautiful landscape and more than one option to satisfy your sense of adventure. You could chose to climb Mentok 2, which is pretty simple to climb, or Mentok 1, which requires some experience and technical skills.

The shortest time required is 4 days for the climb. Two days is required for going and coming back from Tsomoriri Lake by jeep as the starting point is from Leh (240 km away).

Grade: Tough

Duration: 4 days

Best period: June to October

Services: Porter, food, permits, transportation from and to Leh, tents, full equipment.

Description:

Day 01: Leh- Korzok by jeep

In the first day you are driven to Korzok, a very beautiful village situated above 4000 m, where you could spend the evening with the local friendly people.

Day 02: Enjoying Tsomoriri lake with its amazing variety of wildlife

Tsomoriri lake is home for a big variety of rare birds and wild animals. Also, this area forms an important living source for nomadic people called Changpas and their huge livestock that rely on the pastures around the lake. Trust us, you wouldn’t get bored here.

Day 03: Korzok- Base camp

Today we start ascending up the slope among some of the herbal flowers whose color and the fragrance filled the valley. Then as we go around toward the back of the peak, some rocky path makes difficult for the horses. We reach the camping area which is rocky and a bit windy.

Day 04: Summit day

The trek starts at around 02:00 am towards Mentok Kangri. If you chose to climb Mentok 1, now it’s time to climb up along that scary slope of adjacent peak, that is technical and quite tough. But be sure that you should summit the peaks before sunrise. When you are at the top of the much-anticipated peak, it offers spectacular view of Mt Kharlung and at the other side, Mt Chamser and Mt Lungser with all those beautiful meadow valleys and the blue lake all lying beneath. After enjoying the view, slowly and carefully get down towards base camp before it’s getting too late.

Day 05: Back to Korzok

You go back to Korzok, watch again the mesmerizing nature around, and when you reach Korzok, if you’re not tired, you could do some walking around Korzok, visiting the monastery and making new friends among the locals.

Day 06: Back to Leh

This day would be filled with the drive back to Leh, where you could enjoy the city and arrange your memories from this amazing trek.

Either you’re on a brief trip or you are here to do more than just trek, you can choose the very popular Jeep Safari up Ladakh. A Jeep Safari along Ladakh is a great adventure idea as it saves time, it let you sink into nature with the minimum of efforts and makes sightseeing comfortable and easy. You could drive down, visit new places and interact with the locals. And for those looking for a little more adventure, the Jeep Safari could only add to the thrilling affair.

With a vast expanse of Buddhist monasteries and hills embedded with snow, Zanskar and Padum can keep you culturally charged up while on a sightseeing spree. Take the 472 km overland journey from Manali to Leh or an exciting trip to the Nubra valley across Khardung La pass – the highest motorable road in the world.

Make sure you don’t miss the very popular Rohtang Pass, Pangong Lake, Changla pass, and the Tsomoriri Lake.

We conduct an array of specialized jeep safaris. Arrangements for the meals, accommodation, guides and porters during the jeep safaris in Ladakh are meticulously planned and executed. Dehydrated foods, potable water, juices, tents and other camping gear, spares for the jeep, first-aid-kit, and fuel are the other details that are taken care of by us. Obtaining the required Inner Line Permits for restricted areas are taken care of too. The driving experience on the rough roads adds that tinge of adventure in the jeep safari… without forgoing any safety standards. For everyone visiting Ladakh, the jeep safari is a must.

Some of the routes are as below:

 

Discover Ladakh (18-20 days):

You will be able to see the whole region of Ladakh in this one tour! The area of the remote Ankara valley, Dha-Hanu, Central Ladakh, Changthang region, stunning Nubra Valley ending the tour at either Manali or Srinagar.

 

 

 

Manali to Leh

The 472 km overland journey is open for about 4 months a year from June to late September. The Manali to Leh drive can be completed in two days with an overnight stay at Serchu or Darcha.

Day 1: Starting in Manali driving to the Manali Rohtang Pass (3980 m) is beautiful and serene, passing through lush green pastures, which are shrouded in a delicate mist. The landscape changes into rugged brown rocks of the rain shadow area of Lahaul then to naked desert. Passing through a few villages of Lahaul the drive starts ascending to Baralacha Pass and you can see the sprawling plains of Serchu.   We camp at night under the stars here at Serchu in a tented Camp.

Day 2: There are a number of small pretty passes before crossing Taglangla pass. Taglangla is 5330m and is used to reach Rumtse and Gya village. An hours drive from Rumtse to Upshi we cross the Indus river and enter the Indus valley with its dotted villages on the banks and beautiful monasteries built up on the hill sides. Then the jeep returns to Leh.

There are a number of alternative options or additions that can be added to the above trip:

  • Extend the journey to Nubra valley across the awesome Khardungla pass, (the highest motor-able road in the world) or to beautiful Srinagar after crossing Zojila Pass.
  • Or drive to Leh via Tsokar and stunning Tsomoriri Lake on the return leg.
  • Reverse the trip so you travel from Leh to Manali.

Pangong Lake

The beautiful and breathtaking Pangong Lake is a great day trip or can easily be extended to two days to enable you to enjoy and relax more in the fantastic surroundings and experience camping in the wilderness of the Himalayas.

The lakes spectacular backdrop of the colourful Karakoram mountain range is amazing. The scenic drive through the Chang La pass and along this mountain range throughout the journey is delightful.

The drive begins with the view of Thiksey monastery, famous for its architectural similarities with Potala palace of Lhasa – the Dalai Lama’s palace in Tibet. The monastery covers an entire mountain ridge. The long easy ascent takes you to Chang La pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Chang La Pass for a quick photograph and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can enjoy a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through many small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden and spectacular view of the lake. The Pangong Lake is dramatic, surrounded by colorful mountains and its reflection makes the lake beautiful. The color of the lake changes throughout the day. The division of lake between India and China makes it different than the other Lake in the world.

Please note that because this area is restricted we will need 1 working day to arrange your permit.

Tsomoriri and Tsokar Lake

This trip can be completed in 3 days. The journey to Tsomoriri Lake passes through Shey, Thiksey, Upshi and many small villages along the Indus River. The hot spring at Chumathang (3965 m) means if you bring your bathing suit you can enjoy a dip! The hot spring resort is where you can relax and bathe in the hot spring water. The Ladakhi people believe the lake’s water has healing qualities. After an hour’s scenic drive you will cross Mahay bridge and drive upto Tsomoriri (4555 m) through Puga village. Puga is known for its sulphur and borax deposits. Enjoy a full day walking tour of Tsomoriri Lake including a visit to Korzok monastery and the nomad camp above the village. The Tsomoriri Lake is the starting point for trekking to Spiti through its traditional route through Parang La (5580m). The “Changpas” or the nomadic people, have trade relations with Spiti. The area is rich with wildlife including the “Kiang” (wild ass), red fox, marmots and the rare, endangered Snow leopard. Black Necked Cranes, Brahmini ducks and Bar Headed Geese flock to the lakeside for breeding during the summer months June- September.

You can also choose to drive to Manali via Tsokar Lake and Serchu.

 Nubra Valley

Nubra is located in the north of Leh around 120 Kms across the amazing Khardung La pass (5600m), and is the highest motor able pass in the world. The flat Nubra valley is also known as “Ldumra” means ‘the region of flowers’.  It used to be an important station on the famous “Silk Route” leading from Leh to Kashgar through the two passes of Saser and Karakoram. Now farmers use the land to grow apples, apricots, barley and sea blackthorn bush which used for food products and has high antioxidant properties. The main attractions are the Bactrian Camels (Double Humped Camels), Khardung La Pass (world’s highest motorable road at 5600m), sand dunes and the monasteries at Diskit and Samstanling.

Leh Srinagar (2-3 days)

Leh Zanskar (6-7 days)

 

 

 CAMEL SAFARI

 

The Nubra valley is home to the unique Bactrian camels (Double Humped Camels). The camels are not native to Nubra, but came from central Asia during the “Silk Route” period. Rides can be arranged for as little as 20 minutes just for fun, or longer safaris are also possible.

The drive to Nubra Valley leads through spectacular Khardung La pass 5600m, which is about 39 kms from Leh. Camel Safaris can be organized from Diskit to Hundar Villages.

The tour can be extended for 2 nights / 3 days by visiting Panamik village and Sumur.

 

 

LAKE SAFARI

 

Ladakh boasts world-renowned, high altitude lakes and waterways which are really beautiful. Lake safaris are simply enchanting – the places and lakeside environment evokes a sense of true bliss and peacefulness and you can get to discover the wildlife in the area. There are many species of rare birds here so it’s great for nature lovers. Next to the Tsomoriri lake there is the local nomads’ main village called Korzok. Pangong Tso, Tsomoriri & Tsokar are the main lakes to visit. But all trips and safaris can be customized according to your specific needs.

 

HORSE / PONY SAFARI

Horse or Pony Safaris can be organized in some excellent places in and around Ladakh. Experienced guides and staff will make your safari fun & satisfying taking you through some breathtaking scenery and regions.

Revving up the throttle at traffic lights is what kids do. You, on the other hand, crave for something a bit more exciting, a lot more challenging. How about driving as high as anyone possibly can?

Yes, in Ladakh, you can. The Khardung La Pass, at an elevation of 5621m above sea level is the highest motorable road anywhere in the world. And that will only be one of the high points of a journey through high-altitude deserts, snow-covered peaks and towering mountain passes. You will be covering over a 1000km of untamed terrain—in fact about half of the circuit is virtually unpaved roads—at altitudes ranging from 2600m to 4400m. There will be no stoplights and no traffic snarls—though you can expect to come across some yaks trundling down ‘their’ roads. And yes, most definitely, there will be no road rage—that just might have to do with the calm and pristine nature that will surround you. Driving one of the classic bikes – Royal Enfield 500cc you will feel totally free and cool. This is the way to really enjoy yourself and get a natural buzz from the thrill of the ride and the beauty of the bike!

Or maybe it’s the presence of the tranquil Buddhist monasteries. This circuit will be open only from May to September.

Not too many people can experience the wonder that is the Frozen River Trek. The mother of all treks, it can be exhilarating and challenging beyond belief. In Ladakh, this is also called the Chaddar Trek. ‘Chaddar’ literally means ‘blanket’, and metaphorically refers to the frozen blanket over Zanskar River. Heavily laced with adventure, the Chaddar trek is definitely breathtaking and it’s a very good option for those who visit Ladakh during the winter when all the trek areas are cordoned off due to harsh weather. Frozen river treks are common amongst the village folk as Zanskar in winter can be isolated and the only way one can reach the rest of the world is by trekking the rivers.

The trek requires you to walk a minimum of five to seven hours daily at a good pace and all you need is the capacity to stay fit enough to take on the extreme weather. With the coldest of temperatures to battle along with a picturesque scenario to boot, frozen river trekking in Ladakh is a dare. Temperatures are known to come down as much as 20-30 degrees Celsius too. Exquisite landscape, photographic valleys and arresting hills—river trekking in Ladakh makes sure you stay connected to your inner self.

For this particular expedition we use all local staff from Zanskar, all the porters, and guide are from Zanskar itself, in every sense we want to give you a local feeling, and it helps the visitors to interact easily with local families, and monks. You will never forget the gathering and camp fire in evening, some places you have to sleep in caves … a life time experience!

During this trek you might encounter with many rare species of wild life, so prepare your camera.

 

Grade: Moderate

Best period: Mid-February to Mid-March

Duration: 10 days

Itinerary:

Day 01: Leh to Chilling by Jeep

Day 02: Chilling to Tilat Sumdo by Chadar, night in cave or tent 5 hrs

Day 03: Tilat Sumdo to Markalak, 6-7 hrs

Day 04: Markalak to Yogmado, 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Yogmado to Nyeraks Pullu,, 6-7 hrs

Day 06: Nyeraks Pullu to Sarakdo, 6-7 hrs

Day 07: Sarakdo to Hanamur, overnight in house, 4 hrs

Day 08: Hanamur to Pishu, 6-7 hrs

Day 09: Pishu to Karsha, 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Karsha to Padum, transfer to Leh, 3 hrs

Bike lovers, you just got into Paradise. You can mountain bike on one of the highest roads in the world, exceeding your limits at 5621m. The way up is a tough one, but the freedom that you feel on your way down is incredible.

We can arrange for you good bikes for this adventure and transportation to the point where you want to start your route and back to Leh.

Apart of Kardung La, there are some more routes that you would want to try with your bike. You can ride your bike in places like Nubra valley, Pangong Lake or even to Manali.

Bike trips we offer:

Leh- Kardung La (1 day)

Leh- Nubra Valley (7-8 days)

Route: Leh to Gangles – Khardung – Khalsar – Diskit  – Hunder – Sumur – Panamik

Leh- Pangong Lake (6-7 days)

Leh to Hemis – Sakti – Trotsak – Durbuk – Tangtse – Pangong Lake overnight in Muktab – Punpun – Changla Base – Chemrey – Stakna – Leh.

 

Leh to Tsomoriri (7-8 days)

Leh , Hemis – Upshi – Chumathang – Sumdo – Tahtasng Karu – Tsomoriri