Ladakh Trekking Tour


21 Nights / 22 Days

Destination Covered:

Delhi-Manali-Keylong-Jispa-Palamo-Zanskar Sumdo-Chhumiknakpo-Lakong-Kargyak-Purne-Mune-Padum-Rangdum-Suru Valley-Kargil-Mulbekh-Leh-Delhi


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  • Rapid Golden Triangle I had a wonderful experience in Golden Triangle Tour of North India! Everything was pre plan according to my itinerary, taken care of and I still felt I had the freedom to do what I wanted. I got to see and do so much more than had I tried to do this trip solo. Excellent recommendations from my tour desirner who made us program adaptable to my wishes and price range. My driver was knowledgeable about each locations and gave great suggestions on activities for me (photography related) Echo Blum, United Kingdom, December 2014
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  • The trip was great! Everything worked very well The travel itself was well elaborated, the hotels were very well equilibration, from the more basic ones to the luxury resorts as the Dune or the Taj Malabar in Cochin. A very special experience was the trip on the boat (Spice Coast Cruises) -> simply great!
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Tour Description


 ‘Ladakh Trekking Tour’ is well designed itinerary gives chance to explore the highest sate of India, Ladakh and enjoy the trekking experience.  It is 21 nights and 22 days long itinerary designed to provide you the best exposure of the Ladakh region. Ladakh is located on the foothill of Karakoram Mountain which is subrange of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Range. Ladakh is also called The Land of Mountain Passes which offers most spectacular landscapes and fascinating monasteries. You would be surely get a lifetime experience. With this tour, explore the Ladakh’s amidst snowy peaks blessed with breath-taking landscapes and free flowing Indus.


Day 1: Delhi - Arrival
On arrival at the Delhi airport, meet our representative, transfer to the hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing 
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Delhi including the major attractions of Delhi such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, Humayun Tomb, the complex of Qutub Minar, and the Lotus Temple. Drive past the India Gate, President House and Government Secretariat. Evening is free at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 03: Delhi - Kalka (By rail 269kms/05hrs) & Kalka - Manali (By road 287kms/07hrs)
After early morning breakfast, transfer to the Delhi railway station to board the train to Kalka. Upon arrival in Kalka, commence your drive to Manali. On arrival at Manali, check-in at your hotel. Evening enjoy with delicious dinner and rest of evening free for leisure.  
Overnight in Manali
Day 4: Manali Sightseeing 
Early in the morning after breakfast, proceed to the city tour of Manali. the highlight of the sightseeing is Hadimba Devi Temple and the Tibetan Monastery before proceeding to Vashisht village, just outside Manali, across the river Beas, known for its hot Sulphur springs whose water is said to have curative properties and Manu temple. On the way stop at Naggar, the former capital of the king of Kullu. While in Naggar visit the 400-year-old castle built of weathered wood & stone that has now been converted into a tourist hotel. Visit Rhoerich art Gallery which houses the beautiful paintings. En route visit the village of Jagatsukh. Exploring the peaceful surrounding of the attractive villages of Manali. Also visit the 600 year old Hadimba Devi temple.
Overnight in Manali
Day 5: Manali - Keylong – Jispa (3182 Meter)
After breakfast, drive to Keylong the capital village of this valley. A popular stopover on the Manali Ladakh highway, which is 117 kilometres from Manali, by the banks of the River Bhaga. It is a quiet town. On reaching Keylong take a walk around the town, visit the monastery of Lahaul called Khardung and also stroll in its interesting market of the region.
Late afternoon drive to Jispa. Just 22 kilometres away from Keylong and 138 kilometres from Manali located on the road to Leh. Evening free for leisure at Jispa Camp.
Overnight in Jispa
Day 6: Jispa - Palamo (358 meter)
After early morning breakfast, enjoy the trek that starts from the Himachal region and ends in the Ladakh region. During the 3 hour trek to Palermo, cross through the two villages of Chikka and Rareek. Reach Palamo passing by a beautiful gorge.
Upon arrival, check in to Camp, enjoy with dinner and rest of evening free for leisure. 
Overnight in Palamo
Day 7: Palamo - Zanskar Sumdo (3750 meter)
After breakfast, trek for 5 to 6 hours, reach the beautiful Zanskar Sumdo, the place that marks the meeting point of two rivers. Earlier to cross Zanskar River was very difficult, but the construction of the modern suspension bridge has made it convenient to cross the river. This bridge is the gateway to enter the Zanskar valley. Upon arrival, check in to the cams. Have your dinner.
Overnight in Zanskar Sumdo 
Day 8: Zanskar Sumdo - Chhumiknakpo (4060 meter)
After early breakfast, start the trekking along the stream flowing from the Shingo La Pass. A large number of streams have to be crossed while trekking to the Chhumiknakpo, These streams should be crossed slowly and cautiously since they are extremely cold. Enjoy the dinner at camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Chhumiknakpo - Lakong (4400 meter)
After early morning breakfast the trail steeply ascends along a stream and then after further ascending across a snow-filled path, reaches Shingo La Pass. Enjoy the spectacular views of the peaks of Ladakh while standing at the Shingo La Pass.
Upon enjoy the magnificent view standing at the top of Shingo La Pass descent down to the meadows of Lakong. Dinner and overnight stay at a camp in Lakong valley.
Day 10: Lakong - Kargyak (4060 meter)
The trail descends along the Kargyak River, which is difficult to cross if there has been a lot of snow melting during the day, increasing the depth of the water. After crossing the river, trek down the valley, continue down the valley past the beautiful sheer-sided mountain known as Gumburanjon located on 5900 meter, and reach Kargyak, it is a first and highest village of Ladakh. Enjoy the dinner at camp. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 11: Kargyak - Kuru - Testa - Purne (3745 meter)
After breakfast, the trail gradually descends and runs along little settlements. The houses in this region are very simple compared to the intricate architecture found in other parts of Zanskar valley. The houses in this portion of the valley are built below the ground level that helps to keep them protected during the cold winter months. While trekking down also pass by Teta and Kuru villages and then follow the Kargyak River down the valley till you reach the Purne village. Have your Dinner at camp. Overnight at camp in Purne village.
Day 12: Purne - Phuktal Gompa - Purne (3745 meters)
Post breakfast, proceed for excursion to the most popular monastery of Phuktal. This monastery is visited by a large number of visitors for its impressive Gompas. Also visit the vivacious Gelukpa monastery which is situated around a sacred spring that has its origin from a deep cave. Later in the day trek back to Purne after visiting the monastery to camp for lunch. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Day 13: Purne - Reru - Mune (3650 meters)
After breakfast, the trek gradually descends through this Buddhist region, on the way visit the beautiful Chortens. So according to custom, always go from the left side of the Chortens, which are stonewalls with religious inscriptions. Upon driving to Reru village we will cross through the motorable road leading to Reru village. Behind the village one small lake and protected forest area the location is top on a small plateau. Continue along the river until you reach the village and monastery of Mune. Enjoy the dinner at Camp .Overnight in the Camp.
Day 14: Mune- Padum (3560 meters)
Post breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Bardan Gompa- the oldest Monastery of the region. Trek along the riverside to reach the Bardan Gompa. The friendly monks will show you around the Gompas, which also houses a gigantic prayer wheel, which stands over three meters high. Later in the day trek down to Padum. Dinner at camp. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 15: Padum
After having the delicious breakfast proceed for the full day guided tour to Zangla and Karsha Gompa also explore the local villages around Padum. Have you dinner at camp. Enjoy your comfortable stay in camp for the night.
Day 16: Padum - Rangdum
Post breakfast, proceed for Rangdum by road, which is about by covering 140 km. away from Padum, located midway between Padum and Kargil. Upon reaching Rangdum visit the beautiful Rangdum monastery. Rangdum offers itself as a perfect stoppage to break their grueling long journey for an overnight stay.
Day 17: Rangdum - Suru Valley - Kargil
After early morning breakfast, drive to Kargil. En route visit the Shepherd houses and Nomadic camps. Enter the Suru Valley, which is the most magnificent valley of Ladakh. Suru Valley offers itself as a spectacle of stunning features such as the breathtaking mountain ramparts surrounded by snowcapped peaks, the beauty of this region is further enhanced by the sheer contrast provided by the towering peaks of Kun and Nun which loom over the skyline in their crystalline majesty. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 18: Kargil - Leh
Post breakfast, proceed to Leh by surface. En route visit the historical site of Mulbekh. Explore the Mulbekh Monastery which houses a 9 meter long statue of the Maitreya Buddha, also known as the Laughing Buddha or the ‘Buddha of the future’.
Later in the day visit Lamayuru monastery. The earliest surviving monastery of Ladakh. After exploring the place resume your drive towards Leh. Leh is the largest town in Ladakh. Upon arrival in Leh check-in at the hotel. Evening is free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Leh
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Leh covering famous places such as Spituk, Phyang & Shanker Monasteries. In the evening pay a visit to the Shanti Stupa and roam around in the market, where you can buy the local handicrafts. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Day 20: Leh 
Post breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to the important monasteries of the Indus valley. Visit to Hemis – it is tucked into the side of a wooded gorge, fed by a clear mountain stream the largest monastery in the Ladakh region. En route explore Shey and Thiksey monasteries. The huge mid-15th century Gelugpa monastery covers a whole hillside, built like Tibet’s Potala Palace, it is the largest structure in central Ladakh. In the afternoon return to hotel in Leh. In the evening proceed for shopping in the local market of Leh city. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 21: Leh – Delhi (By flight)
Today after early breakfast, get transferred to the Leh airport to board a flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, proceed to the hotel, check-in at the hotel. Ret day is free at leisure. Later in the evening move out to explore the market of Chandni Chowk to experience great shopping and taste the delicious street food of the city. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 22: Delhi
Today is the last day of the tour, after breakfast, Check out from the hotel transfer to airport to board the flight to onward destination. We trust you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.
Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights:
  1. Delhi tour covering major hotspots such as visit to Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Mosque, Rajghat, Parliament House
  2. Explore Rohtang pass, the majestic barren mountain landscapes.
  3. Darshan at Hadimba Devi temple, with a four -tier pagoda shaped roof.
  4. Guided tour tothe most celebrated monastery of Lahaul called Khardung
  5. Trekking at the beautiful Zanskar Sumdo,  the meeting point of two rivers- Zanskar River and Padam River
  6. Enjoy the alluring view of the peaks of Ladakh while standing at the Shingo La Pass.
  7. Capturing the sight of beautiful sheer-sided Gumburanjon mountain while trekking down Lakong valley
  8. Explore Suru Valley-the most beautiful region of Ladakh
  9. Guided tour of the most famous and vivid monastery of Phuktal
  10. Visit to Bardan Gompa, one of the first Buddhist monastery in Zanskar
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