Ladakh, the far flung peaceful eastern corner of the beautiful Jammu and Kashmir. It is India's most remote and sparsely populated region, a high - altitude desert cradled by the ranges of Karakoram and Great Himalaya. The first settlements, along the upper Indus, were established by Mons, Buddhist pilgrims on their way from India to Mt Kailash in Tibet. The Brokpa tribe, who today live in Dha- Hanu, are the last Indo-Iranian people to still follow Buddhism.
Included: Accommodation: Camping in Tents.
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners, vegetarian food.
Transport: Private vehicle for the Pickup and transfer for trekking place with all road taxes and parking fees.
Guide: English speaking guide during Trek.
Others: Kitchen equipment, tent, table and mattresses, cook, helper, horses/porters for luggage. Not included: · Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
· No accommodation in Leh
· Sleeping bags
· Monument, Museum entrances, wild life fees etc.
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
· Go experience Ladakh – the far-flung peaceful eastern corner of the beautiful Jammu and Kashmir.
· Trek India's most remote and sparsely populated region, a high-altitude desert cradled by the ranges of Karakoram and Great Himalaya.
· Pass gorges, valleys and local villages.
· Visit Nimaling at 4,900m – a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats and yaks graze during the summer months.
Day 01- Leh/Spituk/Zingchen - 5 hours
After the breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. From Spituk bridge starts the trekking along Indus River walking through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Soon you arrive at Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Stay overnight in Camp at Zingchen.
Day 02- Zingchen to Yurutse - 4 to 5 hours
Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter Hemis national park for the preservation of Snow leopard, Baharal, marmot, wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight in Camp.
Day 03- Yurutse to Skyu - 6-7 hours
From Yurutse follow the path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. There after cross Gandala pass (4380m). Then walk the long descent towards Shingo for 2 hrs that will lead to the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skyu. Overnight halt in tents.
Day 04- Sku to Markha- 7-8 hours
From Skyu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross the right bank of river then the barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter, walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Towards the end of the village there are good camp site near the river. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 05- Markha to Thachungtse - 5-6 hours
Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight in tents.