Ladakh is a unique and beautiful part in Indian Himalayas. This fascinating tour through this Tibetan Land provides the perfect family-friendly introduction to this extraordinary place with immersive cultural experiences, and a gentle yet exhilarating, four-day trek. The tour ends with a visit to the incomparable Taj Mahal in Agra.
Setting out from Delhi we take a morning flight across the spectacular Himalayan ranges to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. As the city is at an altitude of 3,500 metres we take a couple of days to acclimatise before embarking on our short, but exhilarating, trek. We visit some of the fascinating monasteries around Leh and also take to the river for easy whitewater rafting on the Indus.
The trek begins at the village of Uleytokpo after a day in which we visit Shey Monastery and enjoy some river rafting through a dramatic gorge on the Indus River. We trek beside the Uley River, stopping by villages and monasteries and passing through picturesque settlement of Hemis Shukpachan before ascending the Meptek La (4,000m, the highest point of the trek) and then on to the village of Themisgam with its ruined castle. We ascend another pass, the Bong-Bong La with magnificent views, before completing the trek. We then drive back to Leh via the famous monastery at Alchi.
The final leg of the tour sees us return by plane to Delhi and continue by road to Agra, where we see the impressive Agra Fort and pay an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal to get mesmerized by its beauty.
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Arrive at the international airport of Delhi. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Optional sightseeing tour of Delhi. Overnight Hotel
Delhi – Leh (Flight;3500m). Early morning flight to Leh. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon free to relax and acclimatise. Evening, orientation walk through Leh bazaar. Overnight Hotel
Local exploration. In today’s tour of the Indus Valley monasteries visit Thiksey, Shey and Hemis monasteries, all outside the main town of Leh. Overnight Hotel
Visit Gyamsa Village. Short walk to Shanti Stupa flowed by a visit to Gyamsa village before moving onto Leh Palace. Rest of the day is at leisure for acclimatisation to the altitude. Overnight Hotel
Visit Tibetan Refugee Centre. After breakfast this morning visit Tibetan Refugee Centre at Choglamsar and return to hotel late in the afternoon. Rest of the day free. Overnight Hotel
Rafting on the Indus and transfer to Uleytokpo. Today go for whitewater rafting for 2-3 hrs on the Indus. Have lunch at Nemo and then drive to the camp at Uleytokpo. Overnight Camp
Uleytokpo – Ridzong – Yangtang (3720m) trek starts (3-4hrs). In the morning visit Ridzong Gompa, known as the paradise for meditation. Then trek to Yangtang via Ridzong. Overnight Camp
Trek to Hemis Shukpachan (3600m;3-4hrs). Trek westwards from Yangtang through Sham Valley for 3-4 hours to camp at Hemis Shukpachan, a village of around 70 families. Overnight Camp
Hemis Shukpachan – Meptek La – Temisgam (3200mts;4-5hrs). Today’s trek crosses the Meptek La (4,000m) to Temisgam, the ancient capital of Ladakh. The ruined castle here has some interesting temples. Overnight Camp
Temisgam – Khalsi (trek ends;2-3 hrs) – Lamayuru. Today is the last day of trekking that ends shortly at Khalsi from where we drive to Lamayuru. Rest of the day free to rest and relax. Overnight Hotel
Lamayuru – Alchi – Leh. After breakfast visit 11th century monastery at Lamayuru and drive to Leh stopping en route at Alchi to visit Alchi Monastery. Evening free to visit the market in Leh. Overnight Hotel
Leh – Delhi (Flight) – Agra (230 km;4-5 hrs). Morning transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and drive to Agra. Transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon visit to Agra Fort. Evening free to visit the local market. Overnight Hotel
Agra – Delhi (230 km;4-5 hrs). Visit Taj at sunrise. From Taj return to the hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon drive to Delhi. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight Hotel
Tour concludes. Get departure transfer to International Airport in Delhi to board flights to respective destinations.
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Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
Meptek La (4000 metres)
Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
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