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Indus and Changtang

On the old caravan route to Tibet, we will discover the riches of Indus Valley and the Sham Valley, before meeting the nomads of Changtang .

This program is divided into three stages:
We will first acclimatize in Indus Valley , and take the opportunity to discover the greatest monasteries of Ladakh .

Then we will hike in the Sham region, famous for its desert landscapes, colorful rocks, beautiful oases, opulent houses, fields of barley, and apricot and almond orchards.

Finally, we will discover the Changtang , the most eastern part of Ladakh, situated on the Tibetan border. The landscapes are infinitely beautiful and bright; the spaces are vast and wild life is intense. The Changtang houses two permanent villages, and many nomads who live in tents, with their yaks and pashmina goats.

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15 days
28 to 12 July 2015, 5 to 19 July 2015, 19 to 2 August 2015, 2 to 16 August 2015, 23 to 6 September 2015, June to September

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start from £1585 / person
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Alice
Rajasthan Travel Expert

A very comprehensive program that allows you to combine trekking and cultural discovery. You can cross the Ladakh Valley of Sham to Changtang where beautiful lakes Tso Kar and Tso Moriri will amaze you with their beauty! Between jeep safari and moderate trekking, this route is also modified if you want to discover other valleys such as Nubra.

Your tailor-made trip - Ladakh - Zanskar

Day 1

Arrive in Delhi

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel near the airport. Overnight at hotel .


Day 2

Flight Delhi – Leh – Nimmu (3250m)

1h20 flight + 45 road

Early morning flight Delhi- Leh , passing over the high Himalayas. Transfer to Nimmu village. First contact with the " Little Tibet" and its altitude. Afternoon rest. Because of the altitude ( 3500 m ), it is advisable to stay indoors on the first day. Overnight in guest house *


Day 3

Nimmu: East Indus valley

Day to get accustomed to the altitude. Visit the eastern part of the Indus Valley: Chemre and Tikse. Return to Nimmu in the afternoon. Night in guest house*.


Day 4

Nimmu - Likir (3400 m) - Yangtang

2 h drive

Morning departure by private vehicle towards Yangtang with a stop at the monastery of Likir. Start trekking. Climb to the Col de Tsermangchan La ( 3750m ) , then down to the beautiful village of Hemis Skupachan (3700 m). Visit the village and the school. Camp overnight.


Day 5

Hemis Skupachan - Mebtak La ( 3720 m) - Temisgam (3600 m )

4/5 hour walk

Long gradual climb to the Col du Mebtak La ( 3720m ) . Descent to agricultural valley and the village of Dangdong Tokpo Ang . Short walk to the large village of Temisgam . Visit the village. Camp.


Day 6

Temisgam - skinning ( 3550 m )

4/5 hour walk

We walk across the fields to the foot of a small hill , after crossing the village of Tea. The rise of the cervix is gently sloping . After the pass ( 4050 m) , gentle descent to the village of skinning . Camp.


Day 7

skining - Khalse ( 2,950 m) - Lamayuru

1 h drive

Descent into the valley until Khalse. Transfer to Lamayuru . Overnight in guesthouse.


Day 8

Lamayuru - Nimmu

3h drive

Take the road to the charming village of Nimmu . You stop at Alchi Monastery before settling in a cozy guest house at the confluence of Zanskar and Indus called Nimmu House.


Day 9

Nimmu - Lake Tso Kar (4500 m )

7h drive

Road toward Lake Tso Kar : we ascend towards the valley of the Indus and visit the Hemis monastery , before turning south to Tso Kar, a salt lake located in a lunar landscape . Camp near the village of Thukje. If time permits, you can reach the lake by walking through the Kongka Seru La ( 4850m ) from where the view of the lake Tso Kar is stunning.


Day 10

Lake Tso Kar - Tso Moriri Lake - Plain Korzok Phu (4600 m )

3h road & 3/4 hour walk

Tso Moriri to fast track through the Namshang La ( 4960 m). Stop at the Kyagar Tso Lake and hike abouTag 3 H to the northern tip of the Tso Moriri . Short transfer to Karzok , one of only two permanent villages of Changtang . Visit the monastery of thirty monks that houses a reincarnated child called Rimpoche . We then go on foot to the prairies of Korzok Phu where nomads gather (1 hour walk) . Camp.


Day 11

Plain Korzok Phu (4600 m )

3/4h walk

Spend the day exploring the vast plain of Korzok Phu , surrounded by high mountains and often home to many nomads. Camp.


Day 12

Tso Moriri Lake - Leh ( 3500 m )

7h - 210 km

We leave the Tso Moriri lake to reach the beautiful Lake Thatsang Karu and the neck of the Namshang . Descent down the Indus Valley before reaching Leh for a well deserved shower. Overnight in guest house * .


Day 13

Leh ( 3500 m )

Free day in Leh. Overnight in guest house * .


Day 14

Leh - Delhi

Early morning flight Leh - Delhi. Free day. Transfer and overnight at the hotel.


Day 15

Delhi - International Airport

Free day in Delhi, in case of delay of the Delhi / Leh flight (mainly due to weather conditions) before the late transfer to the airport. End of our services.


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Travel terms and conditions

Starting from £1585 per person based on 2 travellers
Price includes

  • Airport pick-up and briefing
  • Transfers and transportation as per the program in private vehicle with English speaking driver (price includes its housing and meals)
  • The flight Delhi – Leh - Delhi (daily prices are subject to change at the time of booking depending on the availability)
  • The assistance of a local team team : English speaking Ladakhi guide, cook (and cooking helpers for large groups), muleteers
  • The transport of collective and individual equipment: pack animals carry the group and individual equipment for camping and cooking
  • Accommodation: in a hotel in Delhi, a guest house in Leh, a boutique hotel in Nimmu and camping during the trek (3 man tents for 2 people) and fix camp in Changtang.
  • Meals: Full board only during the trek, except main meals in Delhi , Leh and Manali, so you can choose your own selection of restaurants and menus (we will give you a booklet ‘Our Recommendations’, upon arrival in Delhi)
  • Group pharmacy
Price does not include

  • The services of an English speaking guide during the entire trip (the price includes their salary, accommodation, meals and entrances fees to sites visited)
  • International Flights. You can check our list of tour operators who offer good deals. We sometimes have ‘good tips’, please contact us for more information
  • Main meals in Delhi and Leh
  • Entrance fees for the temples, monuments, and museums mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees
  • Repatriation assistance.
  • Personal medical kit
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Personal pharmacy
Details

  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.
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