Trekking, Biking, Jeep Safaris and Festival Tours
Custom-designed Tours and Treks in Ladakh
and the Indian Himalayas
Little Tibet of India:
the most remote outposts of the earth, a cultural satellite of Tibet and
the best that adventure
and cultural travel in the trans-Himalaya can offer!
people and curious monks and admire the perfect harmony in
which they have learnt to live with their harsh yet stunning environment!
Buddhist culture that has enabled its inhabitants to preserve and
perpetuate their cultural identity north of the Himalayas!
awe-inspiring desolation, remoteness and thin air high at 15000 feet!
one of the most remote outposts of the earth, a cultural satellite of Tibet and the best that adventure and cultural travel in the trans-Himalaya can offer!
Meet warm-hearted people and curious monks and admire the perfect harmony in which they have learnt to live with their harsh yet stunning environment!
Discover Buddhist culture that has enabled its inhabitants to preserve and perpetuate their cultural identity north of the Himalayas!
Feel Ladakh's awe-inspiring desolation, remoteness and thin air high at 15000 feet!
Wherever we camp, we pitch our toilet tents far away from any rivers or streams, dig a hole in the earth and following our clients’ departure each morning cover it with soil. We bring all of the non-biodegradable garbage we produce on our tours on horses back to Leh.
We gladly turn part of our
clients’ hard earned money to villages and monasteries in
form of payments as camping and monastery entrance fees,
contributing to the maintenance of local camping sites,
trails, bridges and to improvements in water supply and
sanitation, as well as helping monks to fund repairs and
renovations of monastic structures and priceless artwork.
On a trail:
Trekking with us you'll have a
guide, a yak or pony (handled by a native "yak driver"), a
tent (more exactly your tent, plus a dining tent, and a
toilet tent) and a cook. Your gear will be on a yak so you
basically walk hands free with only a day-pack. You get
delicious meals cooked by our Ladakhi or Nepalese Sherpa
cooks. As mentioned above, all our guides are local Ladakhis
as are our support crews. This type of travel makes it a
very pleasant experience for you as our local guides and
crew will enable you to visit homes and monasteries, a great
advantage as this type of access you would never have on
your own. We provide all of your gear and equipment - all
you need to bring is your sleeping bag; we don't provide
those because of hygiene and difficulties to find good
dry-cleaning in Ladakh.
When to come:
When to come:
Although Ladakh is a remote region of the world, it is accessible by air and thus conducive to touring almost year-round. The main tourist season in Ladakh is during the North American summer, from the beginning of June to the end of September. Although July and August bring the warmest temperatures in Ladakh, this is the period of rainfall in Ladakh. Being in the so-called 'rain shadow' of the Himalayas, Ladakh sees very little precipitation, particularly compared to the Himalayas further south, however, the rivers do rise, making many areas inaccessible, trails and bridges get swept away, and landslides tumble down. As rain brings snow to the highest elevations resulting in difficulties crossing the passes, many treks can be undertaken best only in the later parts of summer and early fall, from mid August to mid October. Spring and fall only start and end the short but hot summer, separating it from the long and brutally cold winter. From late September to late October the days stay pleasantly warm but get shorter and nights become progressively colder; on the other hand, the rivers at this time are low and easier to ford, and the crowds of tourists are gone. By the end of October, the climate starts turning to winter, with the lowest temperatures arriving in January. Although Ladakh stays frozen until March and it’s completely cut off by overland routes from Manali and Kashmir south of the towering ranges of the Himalayas, this is the time we run our winter treks on the frozen Zanskar River. During April and May Ladakh starts to warm up again, the ground thaws and the color returns. The villages begin slowly to turn from its winter brown to summer green, a striking contrast to the arid earth tones of the surroundings, and our summer season of Ladakh treks and jeep tours begins.
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