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.
DATES FOR GROUP DEPARTURES:
July 5 to July 17, 2015 | From 19 to 31 July 2015 | From 2 to 14 August 2015 | From 9 to 21 August 2015 |
A perfect holiday for...
On arrival in Delhi; warm welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel located in the center of Delhi. Stay overnight.
Morning; transfer to the airport to board a flight to Leh. On arrival in Leh; transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to take complete rest to acclimatize you according to the weather. It is highly recommended because of the high altitude. Stay overnight.
Morning; take a visit of Leh and the main part of Indus valley visiting the monasteries of Shey, Tikse and Hemis. Stay overnight 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 until Nimmu (3H easy). 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
Morning; start mounting up towards Tsermangchan-La pass (3750 m) and then slope down to the magnificent village of Hemis Skupachan (3700 m). Later, visit the village and its school. Stay overnight at the camp.
4/5 h of walk
Morning; start climbing up gradually to Mebtak-La pass (3720 m) and slope down to the Dangdong Tokpo valley and Ang village. On arrival at Temisgam, visit the village and stay overnight at the camp.
We will walk across the fields to the foot of a small hill, after passing through the village of Tea. The rise of the peak is gently sloping. After the pass (4050 m), we will undertake a gentle descent to the village of skinning. Camp overnight.
Trek along the road from the village of Skinning until Khalse. Road to Leh (lunch on the road). Night at hotel.
Day of leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Early morning; transfer to the airport to board a flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi; transfer to the hotel located in the center of Delhi. Rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel. Stay overnight.
This day is a buffer in case the itinerary gets delayed due to weather conditions. Transfer to the international airport in the evening. End of our services.
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PRICE FOR DEPARTURES IN ORGANIZED GROUPS
From $1460 per person based on 4 participants (Departure guaranteed from 1 traveler. The price is guaranteed from 4 travelers. The Tour Leader is offered from 6 participants)
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