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Leh – Manali Jeep Safari
Leh - Alchi –Uletopko – Lamayuru – Nubra – Sarchu - Keylong – Manali
(09 Nights /10 days)
Ladakh: Known as “the moon land ”, ”Little Tibet” or even more romantically as “the last Shangri La”, is one of the most remote region of India, a barren, virtually rainless area. Ladakh beckons for more than one reason. This enlightening safari takes you to the most remote and isolated valleys in the Ladakh region. Here the landscape assumes fantastic and bizarre shapes a result of wind erosion. A remote village en-route, with its green barley fields and willow trees, only breaks the stark barren landscape. The defiance of its barren landscape, its unique flora and fauna, its culture, it’s clear blue skies and clean air, the land where snow never melts and only corn ripens, has more to offer than a good holiday.

Day 01: Arrive in Leh:
You will be met at the airport upon your arrival in Leh. Our Representative will then escort you to your pre-booked hotel situated in the central part of the city. The day will be spent in complete rest to acclimatize you in this high altitude region. In the evening we will take a light stroll to the market. Dinner and Overnight at the Guesthouse.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Leh:
You will spend day of sightseeing in Ladakh’s most famous monasteries known as Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. Built in between the period of 15th and 17th centuries, the monasteries are a living example of the Buddhist teachings largely forgotten in the Asian region. An interesting collection of murals, frescoes and statues can be seen inside the main temples. We return in the afternoon to the hotel for lunch and relaxation. In the evening we will take a walk to the beautiful Shanti Stupa perched on a hilltop overlooking the city and the Indus valley. Dinner and overnight in Guesthouse.

Day 03: Leh to Alchi & Uletopko:
Today we drive on the Indus river route to visit the lovely oasis of Alchi situated in the outer Zanskar region. As we drive past colorful villages and hill side monasteries the journey will get more interesting. We cross the bridge and arrive at Alchi a bit early in the afternoon. After lunch at one of the hotels, we spend the time exploring the small village. One of the interesting aspects of this village is its monastery. Mainly known for its wall paintings of the 11th century, the monastery was built by the great translator "Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo". The wall paintings in Alchi Monastery are some of the oldest surviving paintings in Ladkah and reflect artistic and spiritual details of both Buddhism and Hindu kings of that time in Kashmir. Later as we wrap up our Alchi visit, we drive to our overnight camp at Uleytokpo. Upon arrival in Uleytokpo we settle into the camp and explore the outer areas. Dinner and overnight at Camp.

Day 04: Uletopko to Leh via Lamayuru:
After breakfast in the morning, we drive back to Leh and en-route visit the Lamayuru monastery. The Indian scholar Mahasiddhacarya Naropa founded Lamayuru monastery in the 11th century (allegedly on the site of a dried-up lake) after spending many years meditating, Lamayuru is the one of the largest and also one of the oldest gompa in Ladakh with a population of around 150 permament monks resident. After we explore this beautiful monastery we will head back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at the Guesthouse.

Day 05: Leh to Nubra: (230 km / 6-7 hrs drive):
We will drive to Nubra valley in the morning, driving over the highest motored pass in the world. The exciting journey through serpentine roads leads us to the Khardungla Pass at an awesome height of 5550 meters. We stop at the pass to admire and click some photographs of the fantastic view, before driving down into the Nubra valley. The valley is situated on an old caravan route at the confluence of the Shyok and the Nubra rivers. We drive to our fixed camp resort we will stay for a few nights and explore the gentle and green valley. On this day we will visit Santaling monastery. Overnight in camp.

Day 06: In Nubra Valley:
We will begin a long and full day of explorations into this charming valley, by driving to Deskit – the tiny capital of Nubra. The capital is marked by a single file of shops that are put up on the main road. We will visit the Deskit Gompa, perched on a rocky spur above the village, with a commanding view of the entire valley. From Deskit we will drive to Hunder past an area of sand dunes and get aquinted with the famous Bactrian camels. This small population of shaggy double-humped animals, which in the old days, were used as pack animals on the Central Asian trade routes are now used as riding animals in the high deserts. In the late afternoon we will drive to the camp. Overnight in camps.

Day 07: Nubra to Leh: (230 km / 6-7 hrs drive):
We will drive back to Leh, driving on the same route and crossing the Khardungla pass yet again. We arrive at Leh in the afternoon and settle for the day at our Guesthouse.

Day 08: Leh to Sarchu:
We begin our trans Himalayan safari from Leh today and travel across the Indus Valley towards to Sarchu. We pass through a number of picturesque villages and fruit orchards before ascending the stark road towards Tanglangla, Pass. This is locally called as the second highest motorable pass in the world. As we drive down the pass, we will be running right across the Morey plains and then descending the infamous Gatta loops, known because of their sheer drop to the valley floor. We arrive in Sarchu late in the afternoon and settle at our camp, while we are served with hot beverages and snacks. Dinner and Overnight at the Camp.

Day09: Sarchu – Keylong:
Enjoy your breakfast at the camp and drive to Keylong. We cross the state border and drive now into Himachal Pradesh We drive across Baralachala Pass, (4,883m) which is also known as the gateway for the Zanskar valley trek. We will reach Keylong in the late afternoon. The Bhaga River runs right through Keylong, which is also described as the Oasis of green fields. The people of this valley are mainly Buddhists & the local society still follows the ancient culture of polygamy. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel. Later in the evening we will take a short tour in the village. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Keylong to Manali:
Today we start from Keylong and drive on for another exciting day across the Trans Himalayas towards Manali. We drive past the village.. We continue our drive to Manali through the Rohatang Pass 13,060 ft. We will reach Manali in the late afternoon and get transferred to our hotel. Manali, is the northern end of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, and is situated at a height of 2050 m in the Himalayas. Situated on the Beas River it is a staging point for a number of treks across the state. Overnight at the hotel.



Markha Valley Trek
Leh- Stok – Khilchay- Yurutse- Skiu- Markha- Hankar- Nimaling- Shang-Sumdo
(10 Nights/11 Days)
While trekking along the Markha River through one of the world's highest inhabited plateaus, you take in spectacular views of the Great Himalayan, Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. You will cross two high passes at elevations of up to 17,400'. The trails wind past willow groves, alongside patches of wild roses and through pastel canyons festooned with multi-hued prayer flags undulating in the breeze. The opportunity to meet nomadic families as they herd their yaks and a visit to a small monastery where butter lamps are lit morning and evening by an elderly nun leave indelible impressions of our journey through this gloriously illuminated landscape.

Day 01: Arrive in Leh:
On your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for a complete day of relaxation, because of the high altitude. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 02: In Leh:
You will spend day of sightseeing in Ladakh’s most famous monasteries known as Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. Built in between the period of 15th and 17th centuries, the monasteries are a living example of the Buddhist teachings largely forgotten in the Asian region. An interesting collection of murals, frescoes and statues can be seen inside the main temples. We return in the afternoon to the hotel for lunch and relaxation. In the evening we will take a walk to the beautiful Shanti Stupa perched on a hilltop overlooking the city and the Indus valley. Dinner and overnight in Guest House.

Day 03: Leh to Stok & Trek to Khilchay: (4-5 hrs)
Today we will leave for our trek and drive to the small village of Stok, which also serves as a base trekking point to the Markha Valley. We cross over the village on higher section keeping on the left bank of the Stok Nallah and continue walking in the south-west direction. We climb uphill and reach Khilchay (4116 mtrs) in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening and overnight at camp.

Day 04: Trek to Yurutse: (6-7 hrs):
A long trekking day today, we start early in the morning and begin our ascent over the Stok-La (4900 M). After a well spent time at the top we descend into the Rumbak Valley an continue walking along the Jingchan Nallah, before crossing the bridge and arriving at our campsite in Yurutse. The day will be spent in exploring the area and visiting a small family. Evening and overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek to Skiu: (7 hrs trek)
We will begin a gradual ascent today that will be closely followed by a steep climb to the mountain pass of Ganda-La (4971m). From the top, we will be greeted by a spectacular view of the snow capped peaks of Stok Kangri and the Zanskar range. After a well spent hour of rest and lunch, we will descend steadily to Shingo, and continue down to our campsite at Skiu. As we enter the village, we will be confronted by a majestic wall of towering rock faces. Evening and overnight at camp.

Day 06: Skiu to Markha: (5-6 hrs):
Today we will walk along one of the most beautiful sections of the Markha Valley. En-route we will pass several monasteries that are perched high on the hillsides and dotted with chortens and prayer walls. We camp in the Markha valley (3793m).

Day 07: Markha to Hankar: (7-8 hrs):
Our walk for today will take us to the distinctly cooler valley of Hankar. You will notice the changes once you leave the Markha Valley and head towards the twin villages of Lower and Upper Hankar. After a well spent day of 7 to 8 hrs of trek we arrive at Hankar (3986 m) in the late afternoon. Evening and overnight at camp.

Day 08: Trek to Nimaling:
Our journey today takes us on the trail to the plains of Nimaling. A broad meadow that reaches upwards to the base of Kangyatse peak (6553 m), The Nimaling plains are a great asset to the nomads living in this area as it provides pastures for their animals. Here you can also see the occasional wild sheep or wolf. We arrive in Nimaling (4878 m) in the afternoon and set our camp in the meadow. The day will be spent in exploring the fascinating valley or even getting close to the base camp.

Day 09: Trek to Shang-Sumdo: (7-8 hrs):
A long day ahead, we begin our journey in the early morning and begin our slow ascent to the highest pass on this trek. The imposing Kongmaru-la pass sits pretty at a height of 5346 m, and looks beautiful in the glistening sun. After a well trekked hour or so, you will be rewarded with fine views of the Kangyatse peak in the distance. Afterwards we then begin a steep descend down a slope until we reach the Martslang valley. We spend some time at the sulphur springs of Chuskyrmo, and then resume our walk into the lovely village of Sumdo (5274 m). We will spend the night here, at the confluence of the Shang River and the Martselang stream.

Day 10: Shang-Sumdo to Leh: (3-4 hrs):
Today we will walk leisurely, congratulating everybody on the completion of the trek and singing melodies of the mountains. We follow the jeep track along the Martselung stream, and continue to the broadening valley of River Indus. As we arrive in Hemis (3400 m), we will be greeted with a lovely view of the Hemis monastery in the distance. We will spend a little time inside the monastery, before heading back to the comforts of a hotel in Leh. We arrive at Leh in the late afternoon and transfer to the Guest House for Overnight stay.

Day 11: Depart Leh:
Early in the morning, you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Delhi



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