Ladakh – 08 nights/09 days
Delhi –Leh- Lamayuru- Alchi- Rumbak – Leh- Delhi
- Visit ancient monasteries
- Experience home stays with Ladakhis
- Visit the highest motorable pass
- Get lucky to spot a snow leopard
Day 01 Delhi (Arrival)
Arrive in Delhi. Meet at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi
Morning walking tour of old Delhi. Post lunch sightseeing of Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar & Lotus Temple. Back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Delhi- Leh
Morning transfer to the airport to board flight for Leh. Arrive Leh. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the evening take a small round trip to Shanti Stupa for the beautiful sunset view over the entire Leh Valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 Leh (Monastery Tour and Indus Valley)
Morning sightseeing of Shey, Thikse and Indus river. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 Leh – Lamayuru – Alchi – Ulley
Morning drive to Ulley enroute visiting Lamayuru & Rizong Monastery, Alchi, and Basgo fort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Ulley -Leh – Zingchen – Rumbak
Morning drive to the road ahead of Zingchen situated on the entrance of the Hemis National Park. Trek 3-4 hours (covering 6 kms) to Rumbak village situated at an elevation of 4000mtrs. Enroute look for snow leopard signs along the side valleys of Tarbung and Husing. Rumbak village Homestays are located in prime snow leopard habitat. Overnight in a Homestay.
Day 07 Rumbak
Spend the early morning hiking to a vantage point and look for the elusive snow leopard. Afternoon hike up to Husing La pass, 4400 mtrs, overlooking the Husing valley which has a high frequency of snow leopard movement. Overnight in Homestays.
Day 08 Rumbak – Leh
Morning a short hike upto the Tibles for continued search for the elusive cat. Drive back to your Hotel in Leh. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 09 Leh – Delhi
Morning transfer to the airport to take fight back to Delhi Transfer to hotel. Relax. Day free for shopping. Evening transfer to international airport to board flight back to home.
Best Season : March- November
Ladakh lies in the eastern half of the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the far north of India. It shares its much disputed north western border with Pakistan, while to the north lies the Chinese province of Sinkiang, and to the east, Chinese occupied Tibet. It covers an area of approximately 60,000 sq. kms and ranges from 2600 metres to 7670 metres in elevation, making it the largest and highest district in India. Ladakh is sandwiched between two mountain systems – the Karakorams to the north and the Himalayas in the south. Ladakh can basically be divided into five geographical regions – Central Ladakh (the heartland of the Indus valley), Nubra (lying to the north of the Ladakh range), Rupshu (a dry, high altitude plateau lying in the south-east of Ladakh, Zanskar (one of the highest inhabited regions in the world) and western Ladakh or Lower Ladakh (around Kargil).
Ladakh really is a “Little Tibet”. Although Tibet is politically a part of China today, Ladakh, like parts of Nepal, is situated on the Tibetan plateau. Ladakh has many Tibetan refugees who fled Tibet due to the Chinese invasion. The daunting height of the Himalayas add to its isolation. Even today the main road routes to Ladakh remain closed for more than six months of each year. Until 1979, there were no regular civilian flights into Ladakh so from October to June the region was completely cut off.
Today, it is full of amazing sights – strange Gompas perched on soaring hilltops, dwarfed by snow capped mountains, the barren shattered looking landscapes splashed with small, brilliant patches of green and ancient palaces clinging to sheer rock walls. But most of all it is notable for its delightful people -friendly as only Tibetans can be and immensely colorful.