Duration: 10 Nights/11 Days
Destinations: Delhi-Leh-Spituk-Zinchen-Stokla Base-Stok -Leh-Delhi
The starkly beautiful Ladakh has to be seen to be believed. Towering craggy ranges, snow-capped peaks on the horizon, crisp mountain air, colourful festivals in medieval monasteries, dragon dances, turquoise headdresses, rosy cheeked children, herds of yaks… Ladakh once seen can never be forgotten. Plan your next adventure trip to Ladakh and experience nature in its most extraordinary form.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi: Room reserved from 12 noon at the hotel in Delhi for immediate occupancy. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer from airport to your chosen hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing: Early morning meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon a guided sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting the historic Red Fort, Jama Masjid (the largest Mosque in India), Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site. Later pass through Sir Edwin Lutyen's Masterpiece city of New Delhi visiting the President's House. India Gate, Connaught Place, the towering Qutab Minar and drive past the Parliament House. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Leh in Ladakh, Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Leh in Ladakh, which is also know as the Desert of the Himalayas. Meeting & assistance on arrival at Leh airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize to Ladakh.
Day 04: Leh sightseeing, A half day guided sightseeing tour visiting the Sanker Gompa, which is towards the north of the Town, it has an impressive representation of Avalokitesvara complete with 1000 arms & 1000 heads. Later, visit the King's Palace & the Leh bazaar. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Leh sightseeing, A half day sightseeing tour visiting the Shey Palace, which was the old summer palace of the Ladakh kings and was built about 5 centuries ago. The palace is now in ruins but its Gompa (Buddhist Monastery), has a 12 meter high Lord Buddha's imate. The Thiksey Gompa is 17 kms from Leh & is visible from Shey. The monastery is very picturesque and superbly situated on a hilltop overlooking the village and the Indus River. The Hemis Gompa is one of the richest & largest in the area. It is famous for its festival, which features elaborate mask dances & goes on for two days. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Leh/Spituk/Zinchen, (5 - 6 hrs) Morning after breakfast travel to Spituk(8 kms) from Leh, from where you trek starts for Spituk - Zinchen which is for about 5 to 6 hrs. From the monastery you go down towards the village. Cross the Indus River and enjoy a good and a easy walk. Enroute you will have to cross a couple of streams till you reach Zinchen. Dinner and overnight stay in the tented camp.
Day 07: Zincehn / Rumbek, (4 - 5 hrs)- Morning after breakfast leave for Rumbak with packed lunch, continue your trek on right side of the river bank, until first crossing and then go up towards the left side leading into the valley. A good path leads to Rumbak village. Dinner and overnight stay in the tented camp.
Day 08: Rumbak / Stokla (49000 m) (4 - 5 hrs), After breakfast leave with packed lunch for Stokla. Follow the beautiful valley leading into a very steep and a difficult foot path. The trek takes you through the sharp and zig-zag path up to Stokla (4900 M). From here there is a steep descend to the Summer pastures belongings to local inhabitants. Enjoy a very beautiful view of the Stok Khangri. Dinner and overnight stay in the tented camp.
Day 09: Stokla Base / Stok / Leh, (2 - 3 hrs) - After breakfast leave for Stok. Follow the left bank of the river till you arrive at Stok. At Stok visit the Stok Palace. Here a jeep & a driver will meet you to drive you up to Leh. Stay overnight at the hotel in Leh.
Day 10: Leh / Delhi, Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the free time for last minute shopping.
Day 11: Delhi departure: Early morning transfer to International airport for flight to your onward destination.
Your room at the hotel will be retained till 12 noon on day 11.
Plan your next adventure in Ladakh and enjoy the journey of a lifetime.