DAY 01, Arrive Delhi:
Welcomed and greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 02, Delhi – Leh:
Early morning transfer to domestic airport for the 1-hour spectacular flight over mighty Himalayas. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatisation. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 03, Leh (sightseeing):
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing to the Indus Valley. Visit three important gompas – Shey, Thiksey and Hemis OR Spituk Festival. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 04, Leh – Chilling:
Morning drive to Chilling (about 4hrs), one of the famous villages in Ladakh, known for craftsmanship especially metal works. In the afternoon meet your trekking crew and prepare for the mission ahead. Overnight in local home/camp.
DAY 05, Chilling – Tilat Sumdo:
After breakfast start trekking towards Tilat Sumdo (3180m) along the iced up Zanskar river. This trek along frozen river is the only route into Zanskar region, as heavy snow on high passes blocks all other approach routes in to this remote valley. Trek: 5-6hrs; overnight in cave.
DAY 06, Tilat Sumdo – Paldar Sumdo:
After breakfast trek to Paldar Sumdo (3220m). The trek is along the edges of the frozen river, through a narrow mountain gorge. Dwarfed by the mountains around us and mesmerised by the awesome scenery we carefully trek along the river. Trek: 6-7hrs; overnight in cave.
DAY 07, Paldar Sumdo – Nerak Pullu:
Walk through sheer canyons, inaccessible in any other season, to Nerak (3300m). If lucky we may catch sight of a rare Red Fox on the high mountain ridges as we trek along the river valley. Trek: 5-6hrs; overnight in cave.
DAY 08, Nerak Pullu – Hanumur:
After breakfast trek to Hanumur (3380m) the first village on the trail and inhabited most likely by the first people we shall see since setting out from Chilling. Trekking: 5-6hrs; overnight in cave.
DAY 09, Hanumur – Pishu:
Today trek along a well established path to the village of Pishu (3470m), which is larger than Hanumur. Trek: 5-6hrs; overnight in local home/camp.
DAY 10, Pishu – Karsha:
After breakfast trek to Karsha (3600m), along the banks of Zanskar. Arrive at Rinam village and then ascend gradually to Karsha village, with its 15th Century Karsha Gompa – the largest monastery in Zanskar region. The monastery is perched on a hill side overlooking the valley. Trek: 5-6hrs; overnight in local home/camp.
DAY 11, Explore Karsha:
Today go to this charming village and observe the local way of Life; and also visit the splendid Karsha Monastery, dating back to about 11th century and belonging to the Gelukpa order. Perched on a hill it is a large white complex housing over 100 monks; there is also a 500 year old nunnery nearby. Overnight in local home/camp.
DAY 12, Karsha – Pishu:
After breakfast trek to Pishu. Overnight in local home/camp.
DAY 13, Pishu – Hanumur:
Today we trek to Hanumur, through the frozen Zanskar. Overnight in cave.
DAY 14, Hanumur – Nerak Pullu:
Trek to Nerak Pullu. Overnight in cave.
DAY 15, Nerak Pullu – Paldar Sumdo:
Trek to Paldar Sumdo. Overnight in cave.
DAY 16, Paldar Sumdo – Tilat Sumdo:
Trek to Tilat Sumdo. Overnight in cave.
DAY 17, Tilat Sumdo – Chilling – Leh:
Trek to Chilling village and then drive back to Leh. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 18, Leh:
A day free to relax or visit monasteries / festival at Likir. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 19, Leh – Delhi:
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Afternoon free for individual activities. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 20, Delhi (sightseeing) / late evening departure:
After breakfast a full days guided tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Gandhi Samadhi, India gate, Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple. (your rooms are reserved till 1800hrs/Day rooms). After dinner transfer to International airport for return flight to home country.
JOIN US FOR A TOUR OF RAJASTHAN, AS THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THIS MOST COLOURFUL STATE OF INDIA.