Trekking   in   Ladakh   Zanskar

Our trek options range from one day walks around Leh, visiting monasteries or walking up mountain ridges to longer treks involving 2-4 weeks of walking through spectacular trails and camping in breathtaking sites. While the shorter treks can be done in May the longer ones start from June and go on till early October. Our treks within Ladakh and Zanskar take you to some of the most extravagant landscapes in the world crossing mountains, streams, rivers and vast plateaus visiting ancient monasteries in dramatic settings, emerald blue lakes that stretch to infinity and oasis like villages seemingly lost in time. In winter we offer the once in a lifetime memorable Chadar Trek which involves walking on the frozen Zanskar River through magnificent gorges and camping in caves which are inaccessible during the other seasons. All our treks are led by professional English speaking guides who know each trail like the back of their hands; expert cooks who can rustle up a fantastic meal in the middle of nowhere; helpful and efficient camp staff; porters or pack ponies and pony men.

The   Apricot   Valley   Trek

Duration: 8 Days; Grade: Easy; Season: 15th June - 15th October
High mountain passes, ancient famous monasteries, charming villages and excellent views of the Zanskar range.

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The   Lamayuru - Hemis   Trek    Via    Markha

Duration: 13 Days; Grade: Strenuous; Season: 15th June - 15th October
Walk along the Ripchar valley -  quaint villages, nomadic settlements, wild flowers, teeming birdlife, high passes, breathtaking views of Karakorum and Zanskar mountain ranges. Experience village life, river crossings, the serenity of deep gorges. Visit the ancient Stok palace and the Stakna monastery.

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The    Nubra    Valley    Traverse

Duration: 13 Days (22 Days Delhi - Delhi); Grade: Vigorous/ Strenuous; Season: 15th June - 15th October
Cross the highest motorable road in the world. Experience milder climate, laid back village life; wander through apricot and apple orchards; walk through fertile green fields of barely, wheat and millet. Birdwatchers delight with a variety of bird species. Age old monasteries; once a stopover on the legendary caravan trade route.

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The    Lamayuru    to    Chilling    Trek

Duration: 5 Days; Grade: Strenuous; Season: 25th June - 15th October
High mountain pass; panoramic views of Karakorum and Zanskar mountain ranges; charming villages; great view of the roaring Zanskar river; ancient dramatically located monastery.

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The    Padum    to    Lamayuru    Trail

Duration: 16 Days; Grade: Strenuous; Season: 25th June - 15th October
Numerous High mountain passes; excellent views of the Ladakh ranges; vast plains; deep gorges; ancient monasteries.

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The    Lamayuru    to    Alchi    Monastery    Trek

Duration: 7 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: 25th June - 15th October
Easier trek. mountain passes; less visited trails and remote Ladakhi Villages. Lower altitudes; prominent monasteries of central Ladakh; a reborn ancient monastery.

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The   Classic    Markha    Valley    Trail

Duration: 16 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: 15th June - 15th October
High and arid region; region between Ladakh and Zanskar; large diversity of landscapes; excellent views from the jagged 5000 metre Kongmaru La pass; green oasis of the Markha valley; breath-taking views of the Karakorum snow-capped peaks. numerous high villages; irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, meet Ladakhi peasants; experience the simplicity of their daily life. visit the old monastery famous for its paintings.

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The   Lamayuru    to    Chilling    Trek    (Option    2)

Duration: 6 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: 25th June - End September
One of the most popular treks in Ladakh; cross the Prinkiti La pass; visit Shilakong Valley; village of Wanla; beautiful Hinju Valley, cross the 4950 metre Konze La; great views of the mountain ranges all around; small possibility of spotting the elusive snow leopard or the blue sheep; stunning views of Zanskar valley.

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The    Brandy    Nullah    to    Rupshu    Valley    Traverse

Duration: 11 Days (16 Days Delhi - Delhi); Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: 15th June - End September
Rupshu is a large area to the south east of Ladakh, on the road linking Kulu & Leh; altitudes between 4500 & 5500 Mts. Extremely cold and dry plateau little agriculture but a lot of grazing land; sparsely populated; inhabitants called Changpa - essentially nomads with herds of goats, yaks, and flocks of sheep; they also trade and transport goods by caravans between Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti.

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The   Sham    &    Indus    Valley    Trek

Duration: 4 Days (8 Days Delhi - Delhi); Grade: Easy; Season: 15th June - 15th October
Easy and gentle trek in Western Ladakh ; ancient monasteries; delightful villages; through the famous Apricot Valley of Ladakh. 1000 year old magnificent murals & wall paintings at Alchi Monastery; once center of Silk Route Trade Caravan; drive through barren landscapes and moon land.

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The   Stok    Kangri    Trek

Duration: 13 Days; Grade: Strenuous ; Season: 15th June - End September
Stok Kangri peak- perfect objective for fit trekkers without climbing experience; one of the main peaks of the Zanskar range; high and arid landscape; remote valleys, scattered high villages and hilltop monasteries; stunning views of the Karakorum Range; distant views of K2 mountain peak.

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Sabu    Village    to    Phyang    Monastery    via    the    Nubra    Valley

Duration: 9 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: 15th June - End September
Mild climate; great views of the Nubra and Shyok rivers; apricot and apple orchards; charming villages; ancient monasteries; fertile green fields; once a stopover for caravans plying the ancient trade routes to Central Asia. encounters with the nonchalant Bactrian double humped camel.

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The    Sabu    to    Khalsar    Trek

Duration: 7 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: June - September
Excellent views form Digar La pass; easy trail in the Nubra valley; sand dunes; Bactrian double humped camels; riverside walks; charming villages and ancient monasteries; drive across the highest motorable mountain road in the world.

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The    Changthang    to    Spiti    Trail    over    the    Parang - La

Duration: 9 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: June - September
Remote trail; traditional trade route between the people of Spiti, Changthang and Tibet; high altitude meadows of Kibber; highest permanently inhabited village in the world; breeding grounds of the famous Spiti horses; called the Snow Leopard country; over the 5600 metre high Parang la the source of the Pare Chu river; 15,000 ft high Tso Moriri a high altitude lake 27 kms long and nearly 8 kms wide; breeding ground for bar-headed geese, black-necked crane and the Brahminy ducks.

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The    Rumtse - Tso Moriri    Trail    to    the    Nomad    Lands

Duration: 8 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: June - September
Of the beaten track through pastures and wilderness across rugged landscape; over small passes; excellent views and fantastic landscape; Tsokar brackish salt-water lake at 4250m; through the Rupshu plains; small lake and Hot Springs at Puga; Tso Moriri Lake at 4550 metres; small village of Korzok, small monastery; visiting the nomads who live in their yak skin tents tending to their Pashmina goats.

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The    Lamayuru    to    Hemis    Monastery    through    Markha    Valley

Duration: 13 Days; Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: June - September
Oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh; Lamayuru and Hemis; many mountain passes on this trail; through Hemis national park; protecting snow leopard and other wild animals; 10% chance to view a snow leopard; beautiful valley of Markha overshadowed by many Peaks; high pasturelands; yaks & goats; Changpa nomads; taste Yak milk, butter and curds.

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The    Lamayuru    to    Stok    Kangri    Trail    through    Matho    Village

Duration: 9 Days (18 Days Delhi - Delhi); Grade: Moderate to Strenuous; Season: 15th June - End September
Through the arid Markha valley; Zanskar river crossing by a box bridge; old famed monasteries; extensive summer pasture lands of shepherds; high mountain valleys; excellent views of Kang Yatze peak's north face; sweeping views of Ladakh ranges and Indus valley; base of Stok Kangri peak.

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