Trekking
 
The entire region of Ladakh has some of the most fascinating treks in the Indian Western Himalayas. Our treks range from 2 to 22 days. Our well trained and experienced trekking guides, expert cooks who can rustle up a gourmet meal in the middle of nowhere and our always wanting to please and help camp staff take care of all your needs on your trek. Our sturdy camp equipment is well maintained and can stand up to any adverse weather conditions which are unlikely anyway during the trek season, while providing you the best possible comforts on your trek. Depending on the route you will be accompanied either by dependable porters or sturdy pack ponies who take care of all load carrying tasks. Choose from some of the treks mentioned here or if you have a particular region in mind that you would like to trek in we can design one specifically for you. Mail us for a more detailed list of all our planned treks.


The Changthang Lake Trek - 12 Days

This trek goes over mountain passes and through seemingly endless grasslands of the Changpa nomads. Very good chances of sighting herds of Kyang (Tibetan Wild Ass), a lone wolf, mischievous marmots and picas, the graceful Lammergeier gliding gently on thermal currents high above in the sky. Meet the ever cheerful Changpa nomads and visit the only permanent settlement of Karzok village with its ancient monastery on the shores of the expansive Tso Moriri lake.


The Ancient Trade Route Trek - 8 Days

This fascinating trek takes you over the 5400 meter high Lasermo La into the picturesque flower and fruit orchard land of the Nubra Valley. The valley was once an important stopover for the heavily laden trade caravans traversing the routes overt the formidable Karakorum range into Central Asia besides going through China, Turkistan and Afghanistan. Excellent views of the Karakorum and Zanskar ranges.


The Rupshu into Himachal Trek - 18 Days

One of our best treks and one of the most impressive leading over the Zalung Karpo La 16,570 ft and through awesome gorges and tiny far and in between villages into the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh. Excellent views of the Zanskar and Ladakh ranges. Good chances of sighting the Blue Sheep, Kyang herds, Tibetan hare, marmots and picas and maybe the elusive Snow Leopard? Vast plains and easy passes.


The Classic Markha Valley Trek - 9 Days

This ever popular trek begins from the ancient village of Hemis skirts the Hemis National Park and goes through easy to cross mountain passes. Passing through hi mountain pastures it goes alongside the Zanskar river and the Skiu village and ends at the ancient village of Alchi with its renowned monastery. Magnificent views of the Ladakh range.


The Indus Valley Trek into Lamayuru - 6 Days

Commencing from the village of Likir this trek crosses the Prinkiti La at 3725 metres and ends at the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery. Significant is a visit to the ancient Ridzong Monastery.


The Lamayuru - Stok Trek - 8 Days

This delightful trek goes through impressive gorge country, quaint oasis like villages and high mountain passes ends at the ancient village of Stok.


The Shang La - Stok Kangri Traverse - 8 Days

On this trek you are afforded excellent views of the expansive Indus valley and the towering Karakorum and Stok Matho ranges. Cross high pasture land on the way walk through meadows and also visit the Shang monastery and village. An interesting feature on this trek is the 5030 metre high campsite below the Stok Kangri peak.


South Zanskar into Lahaul Valley over the Kangla pass- 14 Days

This is a difficult yet extremely rewarding trek in terms of scenic views. Leaving the small town of Padum we head south into the Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh through the valley of the flowers - the Miyar Valley. The Kang La pass is a technical one and our expert guides takes you through the glaciated slopes safely. The Miyar valley is a beautiful level walk with lush meadows strewn with wild flowers. The trek ends in Lahaul from where you drive to Manali.


The Classic Lamayuru - Darcha Trek - 22 Days

This ever popular trek involves crossing of numerous passes. Excellent views of the entire Zanskar range from atop the passes. Going though central Zanskar tiny villages and then crossing the tiny town of Padum the trail heads south over the 5000 metre high Shingo La to finally end at the small hamlet of Darcha in Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh from where surface transport takes you to the resort town of Manali.


These are just a few of our treks from our exhaustive trek list. Do write to us if you need a customized trek.

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