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Ancient Kingdoms of Ladakh & Zanskar Trek
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Ancient Kingdoms of Ladakh and Zanskar Trek

This is a real adventure trekking in a world where there are not many left, and a wonderful journey through the Indian Himalayas


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Our trek will be finish with a spectacular eight-day exploratory route west from Stongde Gompa to Brandy Nala, where our jeeps await us to drive us to Himachal Pradesh and our Hotel tucked away in the green hills of Manali from where continue  drive take us to Delhi.

Zanskar Trekking Highlights:

  • Visit around Leh (Ladakh) and the Indus Valley.
  • Cliff-side Tibetan Buddhist Gompas. (Monasteries).
  • Traditional Tibetan-style Ladakhi and Zanskari villages.
  • Demanding trekking through high passes and incredible Himalayan scenery.
  • Beautiful camp sites in remote locations.
  • Trekking to the remote Bear Valley route.
  • Trekking to the wild Stongde Valley route.
  • Central Asian wildlife Area.
  • Excellent drive to Manali over the Rotang Pass till Delhi.


Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Delhi airport, meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly from Delhi to Leh 3500m. & transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Leh Exploring day and rest.
Day 04: Leh Exploring day and rest.
Day 05: Drive Panjila (via Alchi Gompa) 3275m.
Day 06: Start trek from Panjila – Hanupatta 3960m.
Day 07: Hanupatta – Hanupatta.
Day 08: Hanupatta – Photoksar 4200m.
Day 09: Photoskar – Singge Valley Camp 4430m.
Day 10: Singge Valley Camp – Yulchung 3900m.
Day 11: Yulchung – Nyeraks 3710m.
Day 12: Nyeraks – Bear Camp 3980m.
Day 13: Bear Camp – Karmafu 3780m.
Day 14: Karmafu – Zangla Doksa Camp 3430m.
Day 15: Zangla – Stongde 3600m.
Day 16: Stongde – Stongde explore around and rest.
Day 17: Stongde – Suslantaktak 4290m.
Day 18: Suslantaktak – Zingchen 4100m.
Day 19: Zingchen – Tantak Gompa 4020m.
Day 20: Tantak Gompa (day trip to Shade)
Day 21: Tantak Gompa – Hormoche 3970m.
Day 22: Hormoche – Satak 4030m.
Day 23: Satak – Tsokmiksik 4100m.
Day 24: Tsokmiksik – Brandy Nala 4180m.
Day 25: Drive from Brandy Nala to Manali 2000m. And transfer to Hotel.
Day 26: From Manali overnight Bus to Delhi then transfer to Hotel.
Day 27: Free day in Delhi for shopping.
Day 28: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Cost: USD        Per Person.  


Our Service Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace, Jeep or Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • Domestic flight ticket: Delhi - Leh and local airport departure taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation in Delhi, Manali & Leh with Bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • All 3 delicious major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation in tented camp during the trek en-route. Kitchen tent, (Single, roomy Marmot & Big Agnes tents (double for couples) & our famous 'Tibetan Festival 'Kamzang' expedition-style trekking Tent' as a dining tent, Toilet tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.)
  • Fresh coffee & gourmet teas prepared by our expert cook while on trek.
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys (local staff), necessary Sherpa and Horse Portering.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 30 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.


Our Service Excludes:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Delhi, Manali & Leh (Ladakh).
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags or equipment rental.
  • Laundry, tipping and other items of a personal nature.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • All Drinks: Alcohol and bottled except tea and coffee.
  • India Visa fees.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel health insurance.
  • Tips for Crew: (Allow approx $ 230 for meals and tips for the crews.)

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