You will discover and share splendid experiences with your family during this trip in Ladakh. Rafting on the Indus river at its confluence with the River Zanskar, trekking on the arid and colorful mountains, observing the rural life that is quite lively during summer, traversing villages, green valleys of barley fields, and apple and apricot orchards, meeting Buddhist monks and chatting with them in monasteries perched on rocks and discovering a rich and generous culture... these are just some of the experiences you will take back with you.
The short (5 days) and easy (the altitude won't be more than 4000 m) trek leads to one of the most mythical parts of the Silk road through many villages and green valleys in the middle of a lunar world with monasteries perched on rocky promontory. You will cross smiling children and barley fields surrounded by majestic snowy mountains. Every night we will establish our camp next to a village. A mule will be arranged for each child when he/she is too tired to walk.
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This trip to Ladakh with your family is synonymous with adventure, cultural discoveries and encounters. Do you want to offer your children unique experiences and share intense moments together in one of the world's most remote regions? So trust me, this trip is for you!!
Arrival at Delhi airport. Your driver welcomes you and takes you to your hotel. Take some rest before your early flight next morning to reach Ladakh, the northern region of India, sometimes called the "Little Tibet". For those who want to, and depending on the time of your arrival, can explore the wonders of the capital of India like the Lotus Temple, an impressive contemporary architecture in the shape of this symbol of purity. Free evening and night at the hotel.
Early morning flight to Ladakh. You fly over the splendid Himalayan range and its snow-capped peaks which is undoubtedly a breathtaking view from the window. Arrival at Leh Airport and transfer to the hotel. Because of the high altitude, we advise you to take some rest to acclimatize you according to the weather. Overnight at hotel.
Set off to discover the largest Buddhist monasteries in the Indus Valley and immerse yourself in the region's ultimate spirituality. A visit to the monasteries of Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, and Alchi, the oldest monastery in Ladakh, is a cultural, spiritual, and an architectural discovery. This day of acclimatization is essential in order to begin your trek later in the best conditions. In the evening, you can enjoy some delicious momos, the stuffed ravioli of the region. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
You leave early in the morning from the hotel and visit a number of villages such as Karzoo, Gompa village, Samkar Gompa and others. You then travel by jeep to Sabu to visit the monastery and spend the night in a yurt.
Morning transfer to Spituk to start rafting on the Indus river to reach Nimmu (3Hrs), a traditional village located at the junction of Zanskar and Indus valley. Walk through the village and spend the night in a very welcoming boutique hotel.
In the morning, visit the Likir monastery and start mounting up to the Pobe-La pass (3600 m) before going down to the village of Sumdo. Afterwards, mount up to the Charatse-La pass (3650 m) before going down to the Yangtang village. Stay overnight at the camps next to the village.
3/4 h of walk
Today, you begin your climb on a gentle slope to the Tsermangchan La Pass at 3870m that you see from the village. Get mesmerized by the breathtaking panorama of the vastness of rock around you. At the mere sound of multicolored prayer flags fluttering in the wind, you enjoy this moment of great tranquility. You then descend to the charming Hemis Shukpachan Village (3630m), whose name comes from the cedar bark or Shukpa, which are used to make incense. As you enter the village, you come across a row of ancient chortens (Buddhist stupas) and manis, the stone walls on which mantras or religious sayings are engraved. Overnight stay at camp.
4/5 h of walk
You start your trek and a steep climb allows you to cross the Meptak La Pass at 3880m in a lunar-like and mineral landscape. Get amazed by the rocks with its ocher hues. You then descend to the Dangdong Tokpo valley and Ang village with its apricot orchards. Finally, you reach Temisgam, dominated by the ruins of its fortress and its monastery. Overnight stay at camp.
After an exquisite breakfast, you walk across the fields to the charming village of Tea with its narrow streets, old houses and stone chortens. The welcoming villagers will surely invite you for a pink Ladakhi butter tea, a specialty of the region. You continue in this mystical universe and cross a small bridge over the steam. Then you climb a rocky zigzag path to reach Temong La pass at 3900m and Cham La at 4030m, the highest pass of your trek in Ladakh. Finally, you enter a beautiful isolated valley to Skinning, where your camp is set up for the night.
Trek along the road from the village of Skinning until Khalse. Road to Leh (lunch on the route). Along the way, visit the SECMOL School of Sustainable Development, where students participate in sustainable living and experiential learning. Night at hotel.
Today marks your last day in Ladakh; an opportunity for you to explore the small city of Leh. Enjoy a Heritage Walk of Old Leh and stroll through the bazaar to discover local Tibetan or Kashmiri crafts whose Kashmiri wool is famous around the world. Share a last convivial evening on the roof of the world, enjoying a plate of momos, the Tibetan ravioli, facing the splendid Stok Kangri. Night at Hotel.
It's time to bid adieu to this spectacular region of Ladakh and take your flight back to Delhi. With your eyes on the sky, the spirit in the mountains, and heart still warm, you again get lost in the incredible view of the Himalayan range. At your arrival in Delhi, your driver welcomes you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Depending on the time of your flight, treat yourself with a fabulous moment of relaxation during an Indian Ayurvedic massage. Based on the principle of rebalancing the energies of the body, its impact is ideal to conclude your holiday in style. According to your requirements, your driver remains at your disposal at all time before your flight. End of our Services. Feel free to contact our travel expert for any queries.
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