TREKKING IN LADAKH HIMALAYAS

Trekking tours in Ladakh Himalaya Leh

Ladakh Festival Calendar

Name of the festival Venue 2014 2015
Spituk Gustor Spituk January 28-29 January 18-19
Dosmoche Leh & Likir Monastery February 27-28 February 17-18
Yargon Tungshak Nubra (Yarma) March 5-6 February 23-24
Stok Guru Tsechu Stok Monastery March 10-11 February 27-28
Matho Nagrang Matho Monastery March 15-16 March 4-5
Saka Dawa All over Ladakh June 13 June 2
Yuru Kabgyat Lamayuru Monastery June 24-25 June 14 -15
Hemis Tsechu Hemis Monastery July 7-8 June 26-27
Stongday Gustor Zanskar July 15-16 July 4-5
Karsha Gustor Zanskar July 24-25 July 14-15
Phyang Tsesdup Phyang Monastery July 24-25 July 14-15
Sachukul Gustor Sachukul Monastery July 14-15 July 4-5
Korzok Gustor Tsomoriri July 30-31 July 19-20
Dakthok Tseschu Dak thok Monastery August 6-7 July 25-26
Sani Nasjal Zanskar August 9-10 July 30-31
Deskit Gustor Nubra October 21-22 October 10-11
Thiksay Gustor Thiksay November 9-10 October 30-31
Chemday Wangchok/Padum Chemray Monastery November 20-21 November 9-10
Galden Namchot All over Ladakh December 16 December 5
Ladakhi Losar All over Ladakh December 22 December 12

Lamayuru to Darcha via Nerag village trek

Region: South, Ladakh- Zanskar- Himachal- Delhi.
Grade: Tough.
Altitude: Shingo la pass 5090 mts.
Period: June to September.

Duration: 26 Days, 17 Days walking.

This trek is most enchanting and adventurous as you have to cross 7 passes in 17 days trekking. The trek starts from Lamayuru and ends at Rarik from where you will drive to Manali to Chandigarh.

Darcha to Lamayuru trek

Region: Delhi- Manali- Lahoul- Zanskar- South Ladakh
Grade: Tough.
Maximum Elevation: Shingo – la (5090mt.)
Period: 15 June to 15 Sept.

Total Days: 28 Trek Days: 20

Here is a chance for hardiest trekker, 14 to 20 kms of rough tough and wonderful views every day for 3 weeks. You and your group will be led among Western Himalayas premier long distance footpath. Which links Darcha in Lahoul with Padum in Zanskar and Lamayuru in Ladakh. At several points you will visit : Phuktal monastery which is built under a huge cave, Sani gompa, Mani gompa, Burdan gompa, Karsha gompa, Lingshed gompa and Lamayuru gompa. You will reach as high as 5100 mtrs , the path crosses several passes Shingo la 5100 mtrs, Perfi la, Hunuma la 4800 mtrs, Sengge la 5060 mtrs, Sirsir la and Prinkiti la. As you cross old pack horse trail, sheperds track, and ancient route. The route crosses rivers of Chandra, Bhaga, Tsarap, Doda, Zanskar and Indus

One of the classic trekking tours of the region, the first day 7 hrs. Drive to Darcha (3,360 m) over Rohtang pass (3,978 m) the gateway to Lahoul, Spiti, Pangi and Zanskar valleys. We camp at Darcha to acclimatize, which is starting point of some major trekking tour. We cross Shingo La pass (5,090 m) to get into Zanskar. Many ancient gompa on the way: Phuktal gompa which is built under a huge cave and it provides the one of the fantastic view. Karsha gompa which is biggest in Zanskar region. Enroute we pass shepherds a ancient gompa. It is oldest gompa in Ladakh, with large library of Buddhist literature. Leh with their flocks of sheep and climb beautiful snow covered passes with panoramic views of the Great Himalayan range. Trek terminates at Lamayuru, which has is 147 Kms from Lamayuru.

Lamyuru to Padum trek

Region: South, Ladakh- Zanskar.
Grade: Tough.
Altitude:  4808mts, 4964mts.
Period: 15 June 15 sept.
Duration: 21 days:
Walking 10 days.

This trek is most enchanting and adventurous as you have to cross 8 passes in 11 days trekking. The trek starts from Lamayuru and ends at Padum (capital of Zanskar) from where you will drive back to Leh via Rangdom and Kargil. In this trek you will spend first seven days in Ladakh and rest four days in Zanskar.

Ladakh to Spiti trek

Region: East, Ladakh- Spiti- Manali- Delhi.
Grade: Tough.
Altitude: Parangla pass. 5581mts.
Period: 1st July to 15 Sept.
Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days

The Changthang plateau a sweeping terrain of vast pasture lands and remote villages. A landscape that is home to some of the highest and largest salt water lakes in the western Himalayas. Tso Moriri at 4,500m / 14,760ft is the largest of these lakes ringed by an austere range of brown barren hills. The Changthang is also home to the semi-nomadic Changpa shepherds who roam this wilderness in search of fodder for their Pashmina wool producing goats and herds of yaks. This trek traverses a part of the Changthang and spills over into the similar landscape of Spiti in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.

Lamyuru to Alchi trek

Region: West, Ladakh.
Grade: Moderate.
Altitude: Tar la pass 4901 mts.

Period: May to October Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights.
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Leh – Lamayuru – Wanla – Base of Tarla – Tar – Mang Gyu – Alchi – Leh – Delhi

Around 125 km, west of Leh, on a spectacularly beautiful road, lies the earliest surviving monastery of Ladakh, known as Yung-drung or the Swastika. The Gonpa is remarkably built on sand stone and dates to the 11th Century. The monastery has a remarkable history and the surrounding area presents an interesting topography that is spread with yellow loess formation. The Alchi monastery lies 69 km, west of Leh, the most famous and largest of all the Gonpa built by Rinchen Zangpo in 11th Century. The monastery houses are some of the best murals and frescoes representing the Kashmiri style of Buddhist iconography. Each monastery in Ladakh is distinct in itself and for those who wish to experience the uniqueness of Ladakhi monasteries this is an ideal opportunity.

Ladakh to Spiti trek

Region: East, Ladakh- Spiti- Manali- Delhi.
Grade: Tough.
Altitude: Parangla pass. 5581mts.
Period: 1st July to 15 Sept.
Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days

The Changthang plateau a sweeping terrain of vast pasture lands and remote villages. A landscape that is home to some of the highest and largest salt water lakes in the western Himalayas. Tso Moriri at 4,500m / 14,760ft is the largest of these lakes ringed by an austere range of brown barren hills. The Changthang is also home to the semi-nomadic Changpa shepherds who roam this wilderness in search of fodder for their Pashmina wool producing goats and herds of yaks. This trek traverses a part of the Changthang and spills over into the similar landscape of Spiti in the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh.

Lamayuru to Chilling Trek

Region: West, Ladakh.
Grade: Moderate.
Altitude: Tarla 4901 mts.
Period: June to October.
Duration: 5 Days
Places to Visit: Lamayuru – Wanla – Hinju – Sumda Doksa – Dung Dung Chan La base – Chilling.

We will leave Leh by taxi in the morning for Lamayuru, following the Indus River through Sham Valley. After visiting Lamayuru monastery, we will pack our backpacks and set off for our first day’s adventure. We will follow a stream for a time, and gradually climb up to the pass of Prinkti La (3750m). We will later pass through the small village of Shilla (3700 m) before reaching our campsite at Wanla (3250m), where we will spend the afternoon either relaxing in the sun or visiting the monastery.

Markha valley trek

Region: South-East, Ladakh.
Grade: Moderate.
Altitude: Kongmaru La pass 5182 mts.
Period: May to Oct.
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi – Leh – Spituk – Zinchen – Yurutse – Ganda La – Skiu – Markha – Hankar – Nimaling – Kongmaru La – Shang Sumdo – Hemis – Thiksey – Shey – Delhi.

This wilderness trail skirts the hi-altitude Hemis National Park with its abundance of wild life and heads through far flung villages with lush green fields of barley and potato the chief crops in the region. These tiny oasis appear as welcome sights as you traverse an otherwise stark barren landscape. Far to the northwest extend excellent views of the mighty Karakorum mountain ranges.

Ladakh Indus Tsomoriri Lake trek

Region: East-South, Ladakh- Rupsho.
Grade: Moderate.
Altitude: Yalung Nayo pass 5440 mts
Period: May to end of Sept.
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi – Leh – Shey – Ladakh – Spituk – Rumtse village – Kyamar – Kumur La – Pangunagu – Nuruchan – Tisaling – Shibuk La – Horlam Kongka La – Tso Moriri lake.

The beautiful Rupshu region is still one of the most isolated regions in Ladakh. A sweeping plateau with numerous saltwater lakes it is also home to the hardy Changpa nomads with their livestock of sheep and Yaks.

SHAM VALLEY TREEKING

Region: West- soth of Leh.
Grade: Moderate
Altitude: 3,750 Mtrs Period: March to December.
Duration: (10 Nights & 11 Days)

Through the Indus valley and the ancient kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spitok, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi are all accessible by road, and Temisgang, Ridzong and Likir line the trekking route. This itinerary is of moderate difficulty and the path does not rise above 4500m. The trail crosses numerous villages where the people have kept their Tibetan ladakhi ways and customs.

LAMAYURU MARKHA AND RUPSHU TRAIL

Region: West-South-East, Ladakh- Rupsho.
Grade: Moderate.
Altitude: Zalung Karpo la pass 5197mts
Period: May to Oct.
Duration: 20 night 21 days.

This rewarding trek leads from the stark mountains of Ladakh and Zangskar into the sweeping high altitude plateaus of Rupshu with its expansive grazing pastures. The entire trek offers you spectacular views and sights of unusual rock formations besides a chance of spotting some of the rare wildlife that inhabit this austere land.

LAMAYURU HEMIS MARKHA VALLEY TREK

Region: West-South, Ladakh.
Grade: Moderate.
Altitude: Zalung Karpo la 5197 mts.
Period: May to Oct.
Duration: 17 night & 18 days.

MARKHA RUPHO MANALI

Region: South-East, Ladakh rupho.
Grade: Moderate.
Altitude: Zalung karpo la pass 5197 mts.
Period: May to Sept.
Duration: 16 night 17 days.

A trek that offers you glimpses into an amazingly diverse landscape. Range after range of stark barren mountains that magically change colours with the traverse of the sun; high snow covered mountain passes with breathtaking panoramic vistas; ancient monasteries and wizened monks living in a land that time seems to have forgotten; and the enormous sweep and space of the hi-altitude plateaus and grazing lands of the hardy Changpa nomads with their flocks of sheep and herds of Yak. That’s what this magical journey offers.

Ladakh zanskar Junglam Trek

Region: South, Ladakh- Zansker.
Grade: Tough.
Altitude: Zalung Karpo la pass 5197 mts.
Period: End August to End Sept.
Duration: 15 night & 16 Days.

The trek starts from Hemis monastery (one of the richest monastery in Ladakh). It enters in famous Markha valley and Zanskar via Junglam, which is open only for a month. In summer this route is closed due to water crossing and in winter heavy snowfall.

Hemis to Zangla Trek

Region: East-South, Ladakh- Zanskar.
Grade: Tough.
Altitude: Zalung Karpo l pass 5197 mts.
Period: Mid August to Sept.
Duration: 19 night & 20
Days. 20 Days, 8 Days walking.

Hemis to Zangla route leads through some of the most isolated mountain regions with no villages for six days. Crossing three passes in route. Crossing the rivers ChangChu and Zunling Chu in three days approx. 170 times. This trek is feasible only after mid August till September due to high river rapids.

LADAKH NUBRA VALLEY TREK. VALLEY OF FLOWERS

Region: North-West, Ladakh- Nubra.
Grade: Tough.
Altitude: Lasermo la pass 5208 mts.
Period: June to End Oct.
Duration: 18 night & 19 Days.

The Garden is what literally Nubra means and it lines up to its name because Nubra is greener as compared to other parts of Ladakh. Situated on the old caravan route, this beautiful fertile valley was an important halting place on the old caravan route. It lies north of main Indus valley and Leh. It was a restricted area because of its strategic location bordering China on the northeast and Pakistan on the west. The highest battlefield of the world, Siachen Glacier, is located here bordering Pakistan where still Indian and Pakistani armies exchange fire almost every day.

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