India: 20D Round Trip to Ladakh

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Country

India

Duration

20 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Activity

Trekking

Ladakh or “Little Tibet” lies as a separate area in the Himalayas of northern India at the Tibetan Plateau, at the frontier of Karakoram. And trekking is the best way to explore the Mountainous region of Ladakh. It hardly rains in this region. That is why a spectacular moon landscape is created where surrealistic colors like earth-red, gold, and deep dark purple twinkle at the rocks. Ladakh has a rich cultural and religious heritage. Those you can see in the very old monasteries that still function. It is for sure that, this is one of the few places left where one can witness Tibetan Buddhism in its original state!
You walk an average of 4 hours per day. Then your luggage is carried by packed animals. Similarly,  you’re accompanied by a local guide and stay the nights in 2-persons tents.
We travel to Leh overland or fly in or vice versa, one domestic flight is obligatory. Passes are open from the first week of July. The trip starts from Delhi and trains journey to Kalka. We change the train in Kalka to reach Simla. Then we drive to Manali. The route from Manali is Jispa, Sarchu, and all the way to Leh and flight back to Delhi.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival at New Delhi

Arrival at New Delhi & transfer to hotel.

Day 02:

Delhi

Overnight train to Shimla Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. In the evening, take the night train to Kalka

Day 03:

Shimla

You will arrive at Kalka in the morning and then change the train for Shimla, the summer capital of British India. Overnight in Shimla

Day 04-05:

Manali

You will drive through many mountain villages and apple orchards to end up in the cozy little village of Manali in the Kullu area. Next day you will visit Hadimba Temple, Vashishta Temple, Hot Spring and old Manali. Overnight in Manali.

Day 06-07:

Jispa

Sensational drive over the Rohthang pass. To have good acclimatization, we stay two nights at Jispa (3100 m.) where we will have our first acquaintance with the Bhuddist culture. We visit Gemur monastery, Castles and walk back to the hotel.

Day 08:

Sarchu

Drive further on, pass through mighty canyons. Overnight in tented camps of Sarchu.

Day 09:

Sarchu - Leh

The road to Leh winds all the way up and cross the Tanglang La (5065m), the second highest motorable pass in the world. We continue our way along beautiful aquarelle-lakes and unforgettable views to end up in Leh late in the afternoon. Overnight hotel Leh.

Day 10-11-12:

Leh and Around

You will visit different Buddhist Gompas from Medieval period like Tsemo Gompa, Sankar Gompa and Leh Palace etc. The other day, you will have excursion to Shey Monastery and Thiksey Monastery. Afterwards, we visit Hemis Monastery where famous Hemis Festival is celebrated every year at the peak time of summer.

Day 13-16:

Likir - Tingsmogang Trek

From Likir you will start the walking tour. This route seldom goes higher than 4000m, where you walk through a beautiful, almost unreal landscape. From a far distance you can spot fresh green nature, an oasis where the people of Ladakh live and survive in this overwhelming nature. We pass breathtaking canyons, and enjoy the views at the pastel Color Mountains of which the peaks are covered with snow.

Day 16-17:

Leh

You will discover more the capital of Ladakh. Leh is the link of the legendary Silk Route between the old Cathay, which was the name of China in times of the great Kublai Khan, and India

Day 18:

Delhi

From Leh, we take a flight over the Himalayas back to Delhi. Overnight in hotel Delhi

Day 19:

Delhi

Free day for shopping.

Day 20:

Departure

Transfer to Airport for departure.

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What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer from international and domestic airport in Delhi
  • Ground transport
  • Domestic flight Delhi-Leh
  • Insurance, pennon fund for crew of Himalayan Leaders
  • Train ticket
  • Sightseeing with cultural guide as per mention in the program
  • Accommodation in hotel, lodge and tent
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Hotel with breakfast in Delhi and Leh as per mention in the program mention above

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Extra transport or horse in case of road block and any accident
  • Monument entrance fee during sightseeing in Delhi
  • Lunch and dinner in Delhi and Leh
  • Indian Visa fee, airport tax
  • International flight ticket

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