India: Ladakh - Trekking, Nomads & Festivals
A mountainous area, surrounded by high hills of brown talus and snowy mountains that stand as sentinels in the sky, Ladakh lies to the northwest of the Indian sub-continent at altitudes of between 10,000 and 20,000 feet. The multicolored mountain ranges are ornamented with monasteries, temples, caves, castles, and stupas. The great river Indus flows through the middle of Ladakh and the capital Leh is at the center.
This fascinating summer trek takes you over some of the magnificent passes and down into summer pastures covered with nomads and their yaks, pashmina goats and sheep. In July, you will also attend the Korzok Gustor Festival, where good and evil do battle.
The trek itself is not easy, crossing passes in some cases more than 17,000 feet high, and camping outside at altitudes of between 11,500 feet and 15,748 feet. On the other hand, it is an unforgettable, life-changing experience.
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $4295.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)
Dates: July 20, 2014 - August 4, 2014 (Korzok Gustor) and August 19, 2014 - September 3, 2014 (Ladakh Festival)
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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|Day 1||Arrive Delhi|
|Day 2||Fly Leh. Late afternoon walk through Market|
|Day 3||Tour Shey, Thikse, and Hemis, as well as Choklamsar and the local oracle.|
|Day 4||Rafting the Indus from Phey to Nimo|
|Day 5||Drive Rumtse via Chemrey Monastery and trek to Kyamar|
|Day 6||Trek to Tisaling|
|Day 7||Trek to Pangunagu|
|Day 8||Trek to Nuru Chan|
|Day 9||Trek to Gyama Barma|
|Day 10||Trek to Gyama|
|Day 11||Trek to Korzok. Enjoy Festival in July|
|Day 12||Explore Korzok and enjoy festival in July|
|Day 13||Drive Leh via Hot Springs|
|Day 14||Free day in Leh. Enjoy Opening of Ladakh Festival in Sept. Optional visit to Shey, Stok and Matho|
|Day 15||Fly Leh/Delhi. Rest of the day free|
|Day 16||Tour of Delhi – Chandni Chowk, Gandhi’s Home, Jama Masjid and Craft Museum. Farewell dinner. Transfer to airport for flight home.|