Arrive Delhi late evening and transfer to the hotel.
An early morning transfer to the domestic terminal of the airport for the flight up to Leh. This surely is one of the most sensational scheduled flights in the world, taking you right over the top of the Greater Himalaya before dropping down in a series of steep turns, to land at the small airport at Leh. Flight time approx. 1½ hours. You will be met on arrival and driven through Leh to check into the Hotel. Leh is at an altitude of 11,500ft/3,500m and therefore we recommend that the rest of the day be spent resting to help adjust to the altitude.
Again take it easy today and enjoy a tour around town. Leh is very Tibetan; the national dress, 'stove-pipe' hats and felt boots with turned-up toes are much in evidence. The Royal Palace, which dominates the town, is very reminiscent of the Potala in Lhasa and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, large chortens, prayer flags and mud brick houses with flat roofs are a dramatic culture change from the hot, teeming frenetic rush of Delhi. Don't try to do too much on this first day! Visit the palace.
Sightseeing tour, Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries. Return to Leh. Hotel.
Drive up to the Khardung La (5300m) as an acclimatization exercise. Return to Leh. Hotel.
Drive to the village of Chilling on the west bank of the Zanskar River (3100m).
Cross the river on a pulley bridge and trek to Skiu in the Markha Valley.
A long day of trekking beside the Markha River to Markha Village (3800m).
Still following the river, trek to the highest village in the valley, at Hangkar (4100m).
Trek up onto the Nimaling Plain, to a camp (4600m) beneath the peak of Kang Yatze.
Rest day. Explore towards Kang Yatze.
Trek up to the Kongmaru La (5100m) and descend through a rocky gorge to Chogdo (4000m).
Heading west through uncharted territory and crossing several passes, trek to Shang Po (4350m).
More rugged terrain and superb treking, en route to Gangpoche. (4320m).
Approaching Stok Kangri, descend into the Stok Valley and trek up to the basecamp at 4900 metres.
A rest and acclimatisation day. Time to sort out equipment for the climb.
Climb Stok Kangri (6120m). Or, possibly move to a high camp (5300m).
Spare day for climbing Stok Kangri. Return to basecamp.
An easy morning's descent to Stok Village and then drive to Leh. Afternoon free. Hotel.
Fly to Delhi, transfer to the hotel.Overnight Hotel.
Free day in Delhi. Optional half-day sightseeing tour. Evening transfer to the airport.
Fly back home.
Mr Amit Joshi
Mahananda Complex, Haridwar Badrinath Road, Tapovan(garhwal), Rishikesh, Uttaranchal, India - 249192
Ladakh Zanskar Trek (Ladakh - Tough Trek) - 28 D / 27 N
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New Delhi - Rishikesh - Auli
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Rishikesh - Shivpuri - Marine Drive
New Delhi - Chandigarh - Dharamshala - Triund - Lahaesh Cave - Indrahar Pass - Chatru Parao - Kuarsi - Machetar - Chamba
New Delhi - Dehradun - Mussoorie - Sangla - Shimla
New Delhi - Haridwar - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rishikesh
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Frozen River Trek Tour (Ladakh - Tough Trek) - 24 D / 23 N
New Delhi - Leh - Chiilling - Kharsa - Padum - Chilling