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    Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2018
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    Kargil

    Available Group Departure:Jan: 13,14,15,20,21,25,26,27Feb:  2,3,10About the Activity:Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colour of the nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cuts off the entire region from the rest of the world.Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. When this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders besides the river. Quick Facts:Temperature: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)Trekking Distance:  75kmMaximum Altitude: 11,123ftDifficulty Level: Difficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehTips for Chadar trek1) Prepare your mind first: This is a difficult trek that comes with a lot of extremities. From the weather to physical requirement. Train your mind to expect and accept the sub-zero level. Do bear in mind that there is life which exists there as well; for centuries Chadar is used as the only way to commute to Leh during winters. Your mental strength will signal your body to withstand the cold climb.2) Be Warm: Next is to keep oneself warm as the temperature falls severely on this trek. To keep going and not be deterred by the weather conditions, use 4 layers for the Torso that includes ,a jacket and a wind sheeter which is waterproof and has a fleece lining. For the bottom, a base layer, thermal underpants and waterproof pants with a fleece lining, should suffice. Make sure your fleece and jackets have zips down the  front so that you can unzip them as the day grows progressively warmer.3) Keep a woolen cap and gloves (a must).Essentially you need to sleep well during the night to keep you fresh for the next day of trek. Keep an insulating water bottle to keep your sleeping bag warm during the night. Use Silk liner inside your bags to keep it warm enough.4) Footwear: Hiking shoes + Gumboots At occasions, trekking on the Chadar involves wading through knee-deep cold water. Though hiking shoes are highly recommended, gumboots help keep your shoes and feet secure from the icy cold water. It is practically impossible to dry anything at Chadar, so gumboots are a compulsory and a crucial addition to the footwear.5) Expect sweet pain: The Chadar is a glossy, slippery sheet of ice and will never let you walk carelessly. But no matter how careful one is, everyone falls and slips more than once on the Chadar. If you fall, just get back up by rolling on your knees and keep walking with confidence. Gumboots might give you shoe bites, but you’ll get used to it as you walk.6) Observe and keep moving: The locals can give you a firsthand training of how to cross the lake on your foot. On a closer observation, you would notice that they walk fast and take Penguin like strides on the ice. As you watch them, you will learn their ways of manoeuvring around on the ice blanket and learn when it is wiser to wait than to carry on, or the reverse.7) Keep your electronics warm: Extreme cold climate can ruin electronics. Hence keep them warm by keeping them safe by tucking them in your pockets closer to your body it will keep them warm and long lasting.8) Protect your fingers and toes: In sub-zero temperatures, fingers and toes are the most exposed and can be frozen resulting into bad pain when camping. Carry waterproof woolen socks and gloves. An extra pair of socks would help as they gather moisture while wearing gumboots.9) Warming pads: Warming pads are very helpful for those who feel cold sooner than others. These are exothermic pads to be slipped in your gloves and socks. They release heat and keep you warm for up to 10 hours.Do's and Dont's on Chadar trekDo’s of Chadar Trek- Needless to say that one should inform one’s family before coming for this trek, so in case of any emergency, they can come for help.- The temperature extensively drops down in the region. Therefore, it is advisable to keep warm clothes and shoes at hand. The shoes should also be waterproof.- As there won’t be any pharmacies on our trek, please do carry required medications and a first aid kit, in case of any bruises or cuts.- The area of this trek has hardly any shop to stop for food or drinks, hence it is advisable to carry water and energy giving food like energy bars and other eateries to be had at regular intervals. We also travel with plenty of water.Dont’s of Chadar Trek- It is the responsibility of every trekker to maintain the serenity of the surroundings. Thus, one should not litter anywhere and spoil the magnificence.- The wonderful waterfalls should not be contaminated by the use of shampoos and soaps. Thus one should avoid using them. The local habitat tribes use this water for drinking purpose so one should keep it as clean as one expects its drinking water to be.- When meeting monks or other locals on the way, pinpointing is not advisable as they make take offense.- Respect the serenity of the shrines and thus one should never disturb the monks or prayers in the monasteries on the route.- Trekking in the Frozen River is certainly a difficult task and thus, one should not try to be over-smart. Following the tips and guidelines is a must to carry out this trek safely.

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    Stok Kangri Trek 2017, Ladakh
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    Leh

    About the Destination:Stok Kangri trek has a magnificent attracting power so that those who have not done any high altitude treks before will also wish to climb this highest trek-able summit located at a height of about 20500 feet. The pathways to Stok Kangri Peak show us multiple thrilling sights including the lofty mountains in the Himalayas and it is a dream like destination for all adventure admirers. It is considered to be one of the most fascinating places in India and Ladakh is the parent of this high peak.It gained popularity very recently due to the adventure and tremendous excitement it imposes to each trekker come its way. The deserted surroundings and the trails with plenty of ridges contribute a lot to make the entire region look amazing. When it comes to winter, Stok Kangri starts embracing beauty unlike any other high altitude possible can do with the help of thick snow cover all around it. From the summit, you will see the whole of Zanskar and the Indus Valley very clearly.About the Trek:If you are ready to accomplish the high altitude Stok Kangri trekking expedition, then here is a wonderful opportunity. The 9 day Stok Kangri trek package will be starting as you reach Leh on the first day and acclimatization is the crucial part of any Ladakh trek. Especially when you are prepared to do Stok Kangri trek, then this is mandatory. The trek starts with a walk to Stok Village firstly which will surely present before you the best sights of the village life. Chang Ma being the destination for the start day of the trek to Stok Kangri, it would be giving you the proper welcome to get enthralled by the nourished scenery. The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. Mankhorma, the Base Camp and the training days are the next targets on the expedition. After going through numerous green filled patches and chilling water bodies, you will reach Stok Kangri. The route will take you through multiple glaciers and steep slopes until you reach the summit ridge. You will be trekking on an average of 9-12 hours every day for fulfilling the dream trek to Stok Kangri. After completing the trek, you will be returning through the same route and reach Leh and wind up the exotic expedition with plenty of good memories.Quick Facts:Temperature: The temperature varies from -20 to 10 degrees. Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes.Trekking Distance:  40kmMaximum Altitude: 20,100 FDifficulty Level: DIfficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh

    d9 Days n8 Nights
    Excellent 5.0
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    16800


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    Ladakh: 10 Days Manali to Leh Tour with Tsomoriri
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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:As you explore Ladakh, it becomes more magical and the camouflaged beauty of the Himalayas will be revealed to the passionate adventurists.Here is such a tour of Ladakh which unveils the unrecognized charm of many of the sights in Ladakh that will take around 10 days to complete.Tour of Ladakh will start from Manali and you will cover Jispa, Hunder Village, Leh and nearby locations, Pangong Tso, Tsomoriri and the famed monasteries of Leh.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the sightseeing tour which is inclusive of airport transfer.

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    Leh

    About the Activity:Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colour of the nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cuts off the entire region from the rest of the world.Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. When this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders besides the river. Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)

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    Ladakh

    About the Destination: Feel the king of the world as you conquer the highest stok kangri peak trek-able summit in the Indian subcontinent, Stok Kangri trek (perched at 20,086 feet). It resonates with divine beauty of Ladakh which is known for its black and white beauty with streaks of grey and blue. The peak is situated in Hemis National Park, home to the endangered snow leopard. The Park is also the largest notified protected area in India. On this Stok kangri expedition, expect an adventure of glaciers, snowy paths, barren hills, sparkling water bodies, a steep slope of almost 75 degrees, rocky inclines and more. Not for the light hearted, this trek is where you have to challenge your mental and physical self to brave thin air and cold temperatures. The reward though is worth it as this is a dream come true for ardent trekkers.

    d9 Days n8 Nights
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    Leh

    About the Destination:The Markha Valley trek which has another nick name, tea house trek because here one can expect parachute tents accommodation at most of the villages on the way. An arid cold desert trekking area which offers the best views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges have admirers worldwide. You will come to see the 21000 feet Kang Yissay and 20086 feet Stok Kangri peaks also while you embark on this trek. Hemis National Park and Gandala La and Kongmaru La are the promising attractions one gets while taking Markha Valley trek route. Another factor that makes this trek amusing is the waist deep river crossing which helps us to cross Markha River to reach the trails to Buddhist villages and rock structures. Markha Valley is in very close proximity to Leh and every traveler comes to Leh can easily find the way to Markha and do the trek.Your initial two days of the Markha Valley trekking will be spent for acclimatization as it is vital for a healthy trip ahead. In the meanwhile unravel monasteries, museum, fort, the local market place and Leh Palace. Cross over Ganda La (4800 m) and arrive at the winsome Markha Village that is laced with green fields and willow trees and has barren mountains in the backdrop. Other thrills include camping beside a gurgling stream, getting the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak and more. Till the final day, there is something to revel in every step of the way. About the Trek:Here is a nine day Markha Valley trekking package with the aim to give you the astonishing views of Markha Valley. When you arrive in Leh, the trekking expedition starts with acclimatization. Spend one or two days to get familiarized with the climatic conditions there before you begin the actual trek. Sightseeing in Leh will help you know the culture and Buddhist traditions prevailing in the town. Markha Valley becomes closer after your reach Yurutse, the first camping destination. Yurutse to Ganda La that has steep ascents throughout will be the route letting you watch the Zanskar Range and the distant summits in the Himalayas. A confluence of rivers at Skiu is the one prominent sight that steals our heart easily.From Skiu, it is just a 6 to 7 hours trek to reach Markha after moderate climbing through the long unwinding trails. Several streams come your way but happily overcome those in order to relish the trove situated in the middle of the cold arid region. Green fields, willow trees and quaint villages are seen from the top of Markha Valley, more beautifully. The stunning view of Kangyatze Peak is the reward you get from Markha. Nimaling, Kongmaru La, Sumdo and finally Leh- this would be the route you take to return to the vibrant Leh to conclude the trek.Markha Valley Trek Highlights:- Markha Valley is one of the most alluring region located in Ladakh with the support of pure greenery and streams. Make use of this appropriate chance to wander around the secluded place and dive into the comforts offered by the valley.- Markha Valley trek takes you to enjoy the unexplored beauty of Hemis National Park as well as the two most important passes named Gandala la and Kongmaru La located at a height of about 15748 feet and 17060 feet respectively.Quick Facts:Trekking Distance:  75kmMaximum Altitude: 16,830ftDifficulty Level: Difficult Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, LehBase Camp: Spituk

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    18498


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    Leh

    About the Destination: Stok Kangrisummit trek is not just an experience, it is a way to unleash and discover the enchanting beauty of Leh-Ladakh region! Standing prominent among the other fascinating peaks of the region, this climb presents a challenge to any trekker with its staggering 20,182ft height. One of the most gorgeous and towering peaks in the region, it offers an enthralling 24 km trekking circuit that offers various challenges to the trekkers. In addition to the enthralment of trekking, this trail is also known for offering magical views of some of the other scenic peaks, stunning glaciers and high altitude water bodies. Take Stok Kangri trek between July-August to experience the best of Stok Kangri has to offer you!

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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:Kept away from the Indian monsoon, Ladakh is the cold desert brimming with the nature's revelations in plenty. The trekker's dream destination is the culturally distinct Ladakh. Here is a trekking trip to Markha Valley, a rare piece of paradise located at a good altitude.This 9 day long trek unravels the phenomenal and kaleidoscopic views from the summit. Watch the lazy yet beautiful series of willow and gorse thickets from the valley.Skiu, Chilling, Leh, Thuchungtse, Nimaling, Shang Sumdo, Gongmarula Pass, Hemis monastery etc are the major sights you would witness during the trek.Choose the package which includes food, accommodation in deluxe hotels as well as tents and all the transportation during the tour.There are different costs depending on the number of people choosing the package as:For 02 Pax : Rs. 42234/- per headFor 03 Pax : Rs. 36230/- per headFor 04 Pax : Rs. 31053/- per headFor 05 Pax : Rs. 29350/- per headFor 06 Pax : Rs. 26806/- per head

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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:The wildlife found in Ladakh has special recognition as all the species here are very rare and only live in such a climatic condition. Hence, protecting them is a crucial task for maintaining the balance of nature prevailing in Ladakh and the surroundings.Hemis National Park where the number of snow leopards is comparatively higher is the target of this 11 day trekking trip starting from Leh.From October to March, it is the ideal time to spot many snow leopards freely roaming in their habitat searching for their preys.Arrive at Leh on the first day and roam around to create a mesmerising rapport with the land of monastery and rough terrains.Visit the famous Buddhist monasteries in and around Leh, spend three to four days around Hemis National Park to have the best views of snow leopard and other commonly seen animals like Nyan or Tinetan Argali, Himalayan blue sheep, Uriel, Shapo, Asiatic ibex skin, red fox, Tibetan wolf, Pallas Cat etc.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip which is inclusive of airport transfer.There are different costs for the package depending on the number of people and are as follow:For 02 PAX : Rs. 63942/- per headFor 03 PAX : Rs. 54500/- per headFor 04 PAX : Rs. 49530/- per headFor 05 PAX : Rs. 45400/- per headFor 06 PAX : Rs. 41626/- per head

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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:The land of high passes including Khardung La, Baralacha La etc is Ladakh, the throbbing sight suitable for trek lovers as well as adventure seekers.There are towering Himalayan snow peaks, the beautiful Buddhist monasteries and many more adventurous points.Here is a 10 day trip to relish the unleashing nature's beauty at its best. From Srinagar the trip starts and it goes through Leh, Pangong Tso, Hunder, Nubra etc offering you the best moments to be spent.Watch the majestic glimpses of the Indus and Zanskar confluence, cycle down the highest motorable pass in the world that is Khardung La to Leh, roam around the local places near Leh, camp near the appreciated Pangong Tso and ride the unique double humped camels at Hunder and also indulge your heart with rafting during your tour.This package includes food, accommodation in tents and hotels and transportation during the whole sightseeing tour.The features of the package are as follow:Trip leaders: on every trip, the trip leader is carefully selected to add value to the trip. They are passionate about traveling and could be musicians, yoga teachers, film makers; trained to do more than just logistics and enhance the overall experience of the trip.Personally vetted stays: the properties/home stays we choose are personally vetted by us making sure all the facilities are available with a keen focus on the aesthetics. These stays ensure to provide you with a local feel with a hint of luxury.Itineraries with a difference: the itineraries ensure that you get the optimum travel experience with adequate time at each location. The routes from one location to another are also unique and usually coupled with an activity like rafting/cycling with breath taking views.Safety: all safety measures are taken into account for the activities and the trip overall. Small group sizes: the groups will be small and intimate and hence the tour will accommodate a maximum group size of 10 with a trip leader to avoid overcrowded trips which hamper the experience.

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    48763


  • About the Activity:Fixed departures in June, July, August, and SeptemberEmbark on this amazing and adventurous trip to Markha Valley in Leh and Ladakh region.Arrive in Leh on your first day and explore the town and its beautiful tourist locations and get acclimatized.On the second day, get a transfer to the road head from Leh, from where your trek will start and then reach Yurutse via Zinchen which will take around 3 hours of trekking.Third day will be the longest trekking day of the tour, starting from Yurutse to Skiu via Ganda, which will be of 25 km and take 7-8 hours to complete. The next day you will continue your trek from Skiu to Markha, which will be around 20 km taking around 6 hours.Fifth day will take you from Markha to Thochuntse amdist the majestic Himalayas covered with snow, which will take around 6 hours and is a distance of 13 km.Sixth day is a short trek of 6 to 7 km but as it is ascent, it will take around 3 to 4 hours from Thochuntse to Nimaling.On your seventh day, you will trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo, a trek of around 18 km and aftermath proceed to Leh via the Gongmaru La pass.Eight day will be your last day of the tour and you will depart from Leh.

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    15030


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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:Take a road trip to Leh which draws the picture of the valleys and the snow-clad peaks very well. Here is a 12 day trip to Leh from Delhi.For the first part of the road trip, you will get a ride in a comfortable bus from Delhi to Manali.Spend a day exploring Manali and get acclimatized to the higher altitudes.From Manali the real road trip begins! Drive towards Leh and camp out in Jispa, trek through the beautiful mountains and stay with the Ladakhis in their quaint villages, gaze at the magnificent beauty of Yuretse a.k.a “One Home Village” and visit the Hemis National Park to while you trek to Markha Valley.Walk through Gandha La, which is pass at the height of 4900 Mts, engage in an exciting rafting in Zanskar and witness the relishing charm of Pangong and Hunder, Nubra Valley and the relative sites and monasteries.You can opt to extend your trip by a day and complete the circuit by driving from Leh to Srinagar, stopping over at Mulbekh / Kargil for the night.The features of the packages are as follow:Trip leaders: on every trip, the trip leader is carefully selected to add value to the trip. They are passionate about traveling and could be musicians, yoga teachers, film makers; trained to do more than just logistics and enhance the overall experience of the trip.Personally vetted stays: the properties/home stays we choose are personally vetted by us making sure all the facilities are available with a keen focus on the aesthetics. These stays ensure to provide you with a local feel with a hint of luxury.Itineraries with a difference: the itineraries ensure that you get the optimum travel experience with adequate time at each location. The routes from one location to another are also unique and usually coupled with an activity like rafting/cycling with breath taking views.Safety: all safety measures are taken into account for the activities and the trip overall. Small group sizes: the groups will be small and intimate and hence the tour will accommodate a maximum group size of 10 with a trip leader to avoid overcrowded trips which hamper the experience.

    d12 Days n11 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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    64325


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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:The land of lofty peaks, Ladakh is a dream destination for adventure lovers all over the world. Such an adrenaline rushing trekking trip is here in front of you.An 8 day trip to Stok Kangri which is the most beautiful peak in Ladakh, that has some decent adventurous trails in its route though they are comparatively less challenging would be real life opportunity for you.To do the mountaineering, arrive at Leh on the first day any time you are convenient with and acclimatize.The next day onward, your sightseeing excursion starts to gaze at the glorified Buddhist monasteries and the ramparts of Ladakh and then climb up to the summit of 6150 meters.Are you excited to know what kind of sights will be there from the summit? The Saser peak in the Karakoram range where the K2 is lying so peacefully would be offering you the best ever views.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and tents and transportation during the trip.

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    Very Good 4.0

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    23830


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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:Extreme climatic conditions as well the rough roads never pulled any traveller of Ladakh back because of the unlimited array of wonders the paradise on Earth can present before any beholder's eyes.If you would like to swirl through the typical enigma Ladakh possesses, then check this 11 day package of a thrilling bike tour covering the long distances from Manali till Tso Kar and back.After you take an overnight journey in a Volvo bus from Delhi, you will arrive at Manali, the starting point of your bike ride. Receive the majestic 300 CC Royal Enfiled and find the tires of your bike creating the scars of achievements as you conquer every location.From Manali, you will be gearing up your bike to Jispa, Sarchu, Nubra Valley, Leh, Pangong Lake, Tso Kar which have countless attractions to showcase. Experience the adrenaline rush in you while you get ready to cross the Khardung La Pass, Baralacha La Pass etc as well.Totally, the adventure and excitement this trip can put forth would surprise you and of course you have to experience Ladakh to believe your ears.The package includes food, accommodation in tents and guest houses and transportation from Delhi to Manali and return after the bike tour.

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    37207


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    Ladakh

    About the Activity:There are multiple departures in the month of June, July, August and September for Ladakh rides. The trip can also be customized for the groups (min group size 10) as per their dates and destinations to be covered.There are 2 different variants for this bike ride:Manali – Ladakh – Manali:Expedition Dates: 24 June – 01 July | 15 July – 22 July | 12 August – 19 AugustSELF BIKE:2 Person on 1 Bike: Rs 18,900/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 19,900/-RENTED BIKE:2 person on 1 Bike: Rs 27,450/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 36,450/-Seat in Cab: Rs 29,900/-Delhi Ladakh Delhi:Expedition Dates: 22 June – 02 July | 13July – 23 July | 10 August – 20 AugustSELF BIKE:2 Person on 1 Bike: Rs 26,900/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 27,900/-RENTED BIKE:2 person on 1 Bike: Rs 34,450/-1 person on 1 Bike: Rs 42,450/-Seat in Cab: Rs 34,900/-*Service Tax of 9% applicable on above cost.A RIDE TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD, A RIDE OF DREAMS, A RIDE LIKE STARS ON SHOULDERS.Buckle up for the Bike Ride of your Lifetime, mounting on your Iron Horse, towards the mesmerizing cold desert of Ladakh. Starting from Delhi, riding over 3000 km across the rugged terrains of Himalayas, stopping over the sapphire lakes, and conquering 10 high altitude mountain passes including the All Mighty Khardung La that stands tall at the height of 18,380 ft. The ride will take you through the green valleys of Kashmir to cold desert of Ladakh.With clear blue skies and brown mountains, the landscape of Ladakh becomes surreal. Cherish the beauty of Ladakh with some adrenaline pumping in your body as you thump across the meandering roads into the deep, isolated, but surreal part of the world.All the adventure Junkies, just gear up and be ready to Thump !!High Altitude Passes Covered: Khardung La, Taglang La, Chang La, Zozi La, Baralacha La, Rohtang La, Fotu La, Namik La, Lachung La, Nakee LaDestinations: Leh, Nubra, Diskit, Turtuk, Pangong Tso, Magnetic Hill, Kargil, Drass, Pang, Sarchu, Jispa, Keylong, Srinagar, Manali, Jammu

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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Ladakh

  • What is the best time for trekking in Ladakh?

    The best time to trek in Ladakh is July and August, when the temprature is low and the entire region is blanketed with thick snow. However, during February, you can attempt the demanding Chadar ice-trek. During winter season, one need to prepared with cloths and equipment for safe trekking.

  • Which Season is the Best for Trekking in Ladakh? Winter or Summer? Which are the best Summer Treks in Ladakh? Which are the best Winter Treks in Ladakh?

    Summer is highly considered as the best time to trek because most of the roads and trails are open and can help in trekking easily. April to July is summer month. However, many still prepfer winter which is during October to March to enjoy the thick snow and winter in Ladakh. There are some interesting trekking options in Ladkah during summer. This include- Mount Stock Kangiri, Tsomoriri Lake, Markha Valley Trek, Mount Kangyatse and few others. Some of the interesting trekking options in Ladakh are-
    • Stok Kangri Trek
    • Chadar Trek
    • Markha Valley Trek
    • Snow Leopard Trekking in Ladakh
    • Lamayuru to Chilling Trek
    • Ripchar Valley Trek
    • Jhunglm Hemis to Padum Trek.

  • Which are famous Mountaineering Peaks in Ladakh?

    Some of the famous mountaineering peaks in Ladakh are:
    • Stok Kangri- 6153m
    • Kang Yatse 6200m
    • Mentok Kangri 6250m
    • Chamser Kangri 6620M
    • Lungser Kangri 6666m

  • How safe is trekking in Ladakh?

    Trekking in Ladakh is safe, if you’re wholly prepared with right cloths, equipment, cash, knowledge about place, climatic condition and right trekking group. Climatic condition, especially snow storm should be checked because there are certain accidental cases before. Otherwise, one can enjoy a safe trekking in Ladakh. Travelling in Ladakh trek can be sometime unsafe in terms of health and disputed region around.
    Acute Mountain Sickness: This happens due to lesser oxygen available at higher altitudes, resulting in higher breathing rate to balance. Symptoms could be headache, nausea and breathlessness.
    Difficult Roads: During the journey, the roads does gets narrow and rocky, with hairpin bends and blind corners. So while you are driving on this route, make sure you drive at a safe speed.
    Chinese Incursion: There has been Chinese incursion in Leh-Ladakh, but that never created any ruckus for Tourists. There are a lot of armed men around the city and they are really doing a great job. If going along with troop then it is quite safe in Ladakh trek.

  • I am visiting Ladakh for the first time, how should I prepare myself for Trekking?

    If you're visiting Ladakh trek for the first time, then here are certain things to consider:
    • Do remember to check for road status updates online as landslides or snowfall may stall the traffic movement.
    • One of the foremost issues while preparing for your Ladakh holiday is the issue of acclimatization. You need to prepare for acclimatization. If you are not acclimatized to high altitude air pressure and low oxygen condition, it could lead to acute mountain sickness (AMS). Spend first 2 nights in Leh for acclimatization to high altitude conditions.
    • In terms of packing, warm jackets, pullovers, hand gloves etc. comes handy in Ladakh.
    • In term of money, if you are traveling to inner places in Ladakh such as Nubra Valley, Changthang or Pangong Tso and Zanskar, do carry cash with you as there are no ATM facilities at these places.
    • For accommodation, you don’t need to pre book your stay at most of the places in Ladakh as there are enough accommodation options to cater to the demand of tourists.

  • What are the equipment provided from the company?

    Apart from essential clothing and equipment, company will provide all that is necessary for the trek to happen safely and comfortably. Some of the equipments provided are- Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent, Matresses, Dome Tent, Sleeping Bag resistant up to -30 Degrees with liners, etc.

  • What are the clothing and equipment that needs to be purchased from our end?

    Packing is the most important part in trekking and one need to carry all the essentials for safer side.
    Clothes:
    • 2-3 pair of trekking pants
    • Thermal innerwear (top/bottom)
    • Pajama/sleeping pants
    • 3 pairs of socks
    • jackets and waterproof pants
    Make sure you can carry extra pair of each clothing, especially if it's an expedition.
    Equipment:
    • Headlamp
    • Sleeping Bag Liner
    • Trekking shoes
    • Reusable Water Bottle
    • Sunsreen, hat, sunglasses
    • Walking Stick
    • Medical- aids.

  • Do we need a walking stick on trekking?

    Yes, walking stick is an important part of the trekking. There are certain trails and areas where you may need support to walk ahead. You can find trekking stick, which are designed to give stability and strength during the trek. These sticks come with 2-3 years of guarantee.

  • Which type of shoes should I buy?

    There are different types of footwears or boots for trekking. It depends on the weather, trail condition and duration of the trek.
    Hiking Shoes: They are lightweight and have flexible soles. They are meant for short treks (one day or weekend). This type of shoes are good when you don’t have to carry heavy loads.
    Trek Boots: These high-end version of hiking boots, have added support for your feet and ankles. Trek boots provide excellent support for leg muscles on rough terrain, especially when you are prone to occasional slips and twisted ankles.
    Expedition Boots: Designed for trekkers looking for longer days of expedition, the boots have thicker and more aggressive out-soles. The fabric used in these boots are more robust too.

  • What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

    The Ladakh trek can range upto 13000 feet to 18000 feet. Lack of oxygen, days of trekking can cause Acute Mountain Sickness to contend with, which include loss of appetite, nausea and dizziness. So one need to be very fit to cover the highest altitude of mountain.
    • Cardio Exercises
    • Weight and muscle training
    • Rhythmic breathing and blowing balloons to increase capacity.
    Keeping hydrated throughout the trek is extremely important. Moreover, having diet food before the trek is highly advised.

  • Do you think I should bring some medicines along with me while on the trek?

    Being preventive during trekking is extremely important. Dehydration, dizziness, allergy and other heatlh issues can effect the body during trek. Seek advise from doctor to get prescribed for medication. Get yourself ready with AMS Preventive medication after consulting with your doctor. Do not carry any medication unless recommended from doctor.

  • What about medical facilities and doctor while on the trek?

    You can find base hospital Sonamn Norphel Memorial Hospital in Leh having fully equipped with medical facilities. Company would provide First Aid Box for any medical emergency. Most of the trekkers are qualified in Advance Mountaineering Course and Wilderness First-Aid. They are quite aware about medical emergencies trekkers can fall into. Every trekker need to carry medications.

  • Is Diamox advisable?

    For those who suffer Acute Mountain Sickness, Diamox is recommeded. However, many do avoid to consume such medication during the trek because it goes against the spirit of trekking. The deciding factor depends on the number of trekking days and condition of the body. It is best to start on a course of Diamox before you start the trek. If on the other hand you are on a 12-14 days trek, then you have sufficient time to allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude. In this situation, you may not need diamox. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate, the base form of carbon dioxide. It helps in balancing the effects of the hyperventilation that occurs at altitude in an attempt to get oxygen.

  • What can be the difficulties which we can face while trekking?

    Acute Mountain Sickness is the major problem one can face while trekking. This is because of less oxygen in the highest range. Other difficulty is the climatic condition. During winter season, there can be snow storm or other climatic issues faced by trekkers. It is important to be in group, because any problem arises, you’ll get quick medical assistance.

  • What is your evacuation plan in case a contingency happens? Who will pay for the rescue if any trekker gets unwell and needs to be taken back to the camp? What are the other costs involved the trekker will have to bear?

    There is a backup team in every expedition equipped with the equipment required to take the patients back to Leh and keep the batch moving ahead. However, if there is any further problem like natural calamities during the trek, the entire batch will come back. If there is any case of illness or accident during the trek, there will be all the arrangements ready to make trekker come back safely. However, the additional costs, like transport to Leh, stay at Ladakh, will be borne by the trekker.

  • Will we get safe drinking water on trekking?

    Drinking water is the big issue in Ladakh trek. Many may face health issues after drinking stream or even local water. Better to carrying enough bottles of clean water along during the trekking period. The best way to have water filter, during your stay at the hotel. If you're using iodine tablets, then it would work fine. Before the trek, get yourself packed with boil water.

  • What type of food is served during the trek?

    Having a light food is the best way to keep yourself in better condition during Ladakh trek. Generally, veg foods are served for safer difgestive system. One can expect traditional Ladakhi meal like Momos or Indian flat bread (chapatis), sliced cheese, hard boiled egg and snacks. Heavy foods including non-veg items isn't served in during Ladakh trek to avoid digestion problem. Dry ration of biscuits and chikki will be provided as well.

  • How many trekkers are there in one group? I am the only girl in trek, is it safe?

    The number of trekkers can be from 4 to 12 or even 20. But it also depends on the trek to trek. For difficult treks, the group size will be small, but for easy trek the group size can be large. For girls, trekking is extremely safe. The trekking company have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe durint the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent.

  • How many trekkers will be sleeping in one tent?

    It depends on the size of the tent carried during the trek. However, one or two trekkers will sleep in the tent. Also, sleeping bags will be there with the tents. Moroever, there will be separate tent for girls to sleep during the trek.

  • What are the sanitary facilities?

    There is no building or civilization available during treks. Niether there is a conceate toilet available. Tents are accopanied with portable toilets for nature calls. Also making cat holes is also encouraged.

  • Can we hire a porter to carry our personal luggage? What will be the cost?

    Yes, you can hire porter or guide, available in Ladakh. The cost of the porter depends on the type of luggage and number of people in the group. It can range from Rs 1000- Rs 3000/- roughly per day.

  • What is the temperature in the day time and night time?

    The temperature during day time is recorded around -10 degrees. However, sunny day can make the environment warm as well due to the reflection of the sunrays. During night time, the temperature futher falls to -35 degree.

  • Can we have liquor or smoke while on the trek?

    Strictly not. Smoking or alcohol is highly banned during the trek to Ladakh, or even any trek. This is because to keep our body active and high strength. In fact, there would be other people in the group who may object of consuming alcohol or smoking. For trekking, you need to mentally strongand physically active to have successful trek.

  • Will we stay in the caves?

    Stay in cave completely depends on availabilty of the space. There are few caves in Chadar Trek, but due to huge traffic one may have few chance of staying in the cave.

  • What do we do with garbage which is produced during a trek?

    There are garbage disposable facilities during the trek. So trekkers can use it during the trek to keep the area clean.

Traveller Tales from Ladakh

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Umesh Joshi

05 October 2017

First, I would like to say thank you to shyam@thrillophilia.com for their coordination and cooperation.The trip was well planned and executed extremely well by the tour operators, I am very happy with the services provided by thrillophilia during this trek. 1) Our trek leaders Salman and Stenzin are really a wonderful Guys, they were very helpful and supportive all the time during trekking.Other staff members were also supportive and helpful. 2) Food quality and quantity was good. 3) Accommodation was good, camps were in good shape, neat and clean and quite spacious. Let's review the Trek. No doubt Stok trek was awesome as well as difficult. It would not be correct if I will say Stok trek is the most beautiful trek ???? but there is something which makes this trek different from all other treks and which is the main reason to attract tourist from every corner of the word, that is its height. At 20,500 feet Stok Kangri is the highest trekkable summit in India (6,153 m), what google says but when I googled it bit more and try to find if there is any other trek exist in this word which is above Stok, I did not get any information so I assume this is the highest trekkable summit in world ???? Highlights of this Trek 1) Trekking till base camp is not very tiring, which itself a big achievement as you would be able to achieve the height of 16300 feet ???? and the best part what I found in this trek is “you don’t need to walk too many hours to reach base camp” 2-4 hours walk a day is max you will walk. 2) Leh treks are totally different from Himachal and Uttrakhand treks in terms of scenic beauty, it’s a different experience, you would be able to see some splendid views of the Stok mountain ranges. 3) The last day “Summit day” will give you a totally different experience. You start your trek at night time which generally don’t happen in other treks. Moreover, you will get a chance to do snow trekking in summers as well “Only in summit Day”. Here is a great saying "the best view comes after the hardest climb" Very True!!! Preparation: I should say this is not a trek for first time trekkers but still if someone wants to give a try, Start your preparation at least 2 months before this trek as last day “Summit Day” is really a challenging one, compare to other days where you have to just walk 2-4 hours max here on final day you have to walk for a 12 – 14 hours and trekking at night on Snow is bit tricky task and it becomes more challenging when you have to walk by putting Crampons on your shoes. a) Aim for 5 km running in 30 minutes b) Do breathing exercise which helps you a lot during this trek especially. c) Drink as much as water you can.

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Kanaka Singh

18 September 2014

Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of the box experience!!!

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Kashyapi Rana

21 April 2015

I strongly recommend you to take all neccessary measures and precautions befor starting out your adventure, because its a long trek that takes about 13 days and some pretty challenging trails. Our journey begans from Manali which itself is so beautiful place to discover.

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Bhadra Bhat

11 May 2014

There is some magic in leh that drives many visitors. i loved to discover the ever flowing rivers and straight mountains.The elegant Tsarap River , Rupshu plateau and the Baralacha Pass was worth visiting.

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Deven Naik

18 October 2015

woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum, its exceptionally beautiful place guys, you gonna love this!!

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Ahilya Bhat

14 April 2014

The panaromic views of leh catches our attention. We were not only the single group who had gone for the adventure, there were many other groups too. We had started our journey from manali but i realized this location has some more beautiful points than manali.

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Aaditya Mehra

10 December 2013

It someting that will boost up your heartbeat, i was feeling so fresh after trekking on the though trails to Moung La and the descendinfg from there.A wonderful experience for all!!!

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Vaidehi Patel

21 July 2014

Two days of the Markha Valley trekking was spent for acclimatisation. Although, it is really boring, it was very crucial for a hale and healthy trek ahead. In this particular time, we visited unravel monasteries, the museum, some forts, and the local market place. We also got to visit the Leh Palace, which was gigantic. After this we crossed over Ganda La which was 4800 m and arrived at the beautiful Markha Village. This village is super green and lively. While all these seem serene and romantic, the thrilling part of our trek included camping beside a rippling stream, the trek itself, we getting the astonishing view of Kangyatze Peak. Each day was unique and fun in its own way.

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Vishwamitra Khatri

19 August 2014

I was impressed by the services of hotel staffs in manali from where we started our journey to the exciting adenture of himalayan hills. The food was really tasty, the resataurants were really good . Our trek was divided in many smaller part and i felt each smaller trek was completely new and unique in itself.

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