On the old caravan route to Tibet, we will discover the riches of Indus Valley b> and the Sham Valley, b> before meeting the nomads of Changtang b>.
This program is divided into three stages:
We will first acclimatize in Indus Valley b> , and take the opportunity to discover the greatest monasteries of Ladakh b>.
Then we will hike in the Sham b> 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 b>, 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.
A perfect holiday for...
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.
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel near the airport. Overnight at hotel .
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 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*.
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.
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.
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.
1 h drive
Descent into the valley until Khalse. Transfer to Lamayuru . Overnight in guesthouse.
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.
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.
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.
Spend the day exploring the vast plain of Korzok Phu , surrounded by high mountains and often home to many nomads. Camp.
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 * .
Free day in Leh. Overnight in guest house * .
Early morning flight Leh - Delhi. Free day. Transfer and overnight at the hotel.
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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