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Ladakh, a Walk in the Traditional Life & Monasteries of the Upper Indus Valley

A magnificent two-week itinerary to the sources of the Indus combining three days of easy walking from village to village along the Indus, exploring monasteries and mythical spiritual sites, all the while immersed in the local culure. In Leh, at 3500 m, after a 2-day visit in the region, a short trek takes travelers over 4 days from village to village in the heart of Ladakh at altitudes always varied between 3300 and 3700 m. Then visit the wonderful Lamayuru monastery before going to the extreme north of Ladakh, in the Nubra valley, at 3250 m. This is a superb introduction to Ladakh and its wonders – accessible to all. A holiday in the Himalayas moves and fills the heart, it opens another path ! Allow yourself to explore this corner of paradise.

Destinations:

Price:

From CHF 2,070.–

Length of holiday:

15 days (14 nights)

Departure dates:

Mid-May to mid-October

Features of the holiday

Destination: Asia, India, Ladakh
Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Responsible travel: Economy, Environmentally-friendly transportation, Food, Local food, Micro-economy, Transportation
Travel type: Active holidays
Traveller type: Couple, Family, Small group, Solo
Activities: Sport, Tour, Trekking, Walk
Accommodation: Home stay, Hotel, Small hotel
Natural environment: Ibex, Mountain, Yak
Culture: Architecture, Buddhism, Customs, History, Philosophy, Temple, Vernacular architecture
Climate: Alpine, Cold
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Days 1 & 2 : Geneva – Delhi, Delhi – Leh. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 3 : A light walk in the area and a visit to the Sangkar. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 4 : Hemis Monastery, C17. Tiksey Monastery. Overnight in a hotel.
  • Day 5 : Likir Village & Monastery. Start of the trek from village to village in the Indus Valley. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 6 : Hémis Shupachen, Village, ancient cedars of the Himalaya. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 7 : Crossing the Mebtak pass and the villages of Ang and Tenisgang. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 8 : Village of Lamayaru & Monastery. Walk along the Indus.
  • Day 9 : Village of Alchi & Monastery, Leh.
  • Day 10 : Road transfer along the highest vehicular road in the world (5600m) over the Kardung La pass. Diksit Monastery.
  • Day 11 : Visit Lomdon School, walk in the sand dunes of Hundar. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 12 : Village of Panamik & rarely visited monasteries. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 13 : Return to Leh, walking tour. Visit to a traditional Amchi healer (Tibetan doctor). Homestay overnight.
  • Days 14 & 15 : Leh – Delhi, Delhi – Geneva.

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Length of the holiday

15 days (14 nights)

Departure dates

Mid-May to mid-October

Price

Maximum 6 participants: CHF 2,070.  pp., 4 participants: CHF 2,760.– pp., 2 participants: CHF 3,335.– pp.

Included with the holiday

  • all land transfers (jeep or minibus)
  • all meals in Ladakh
  • all entry fees to the museums and monasteries
  • all home-stays (separate double rooms with bathroom on the floor with dry toliets)
  • a multilingual Swiss guide et a local Ladakhi guide
  • 10% of the trip recipt is donated to the Darshan Academy in Delhi, School for future peacemakers as well as different projets that we consider appropriate in Ladakh

Not included with the holiday

  • international and domestic flights
  • meals in Delhi
  • sleeping bag
  • obligatory medical and repatriation insurance
  • tips
  • personal items

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