8 Days Ladakh Winter Trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladakh Winter Trek

Region India Ladakh
Days 8
Max Alitude 4595m
Grade Easy

Date: 28 Jan – 4 Feb 2017

Adventure Travel in Ladakh is mostly restricted to the summer months. Apart from the Chadar trek, most other trails are hardly explored during the winter. The Sham trek is a great opportunity to witness wonderful snow dusted landscapes of Ladakh and also experience the life of the locals in harsh winters. The trip takes you to centuries old monasteries and hike through beautiful villages. The trek offers a lot in limited time and is perfect for beginners as it has a great mix of cultural interaction, homestays and the best landscapes. The highlight would be a visit to Tsomoriri after the trek.

Day 01: Fly to Leh. Rest and acclimatization. Leh town walk in the evening

Day 02: Drive to Thiksey for morning prayer ceremony. Cover Shey Palace and Hemis Monastery

Day 03: Drive to Likir Village in Sham Valley & trek to Yangthang

Day 04: Trek Yangthang to Hemishukpachen

Day 05: Trek to Tingmosgang. Drive to Lamayuru and drive back to Leh

Day 06: Drive to Tsomoriri via Mahe bridge

Day 07: Drive back to Leh. Evening free

Day 08: Fly out

 

Day 01: Fly to Leh. Complete rest and acclimatization. Leh Town Walk in the evening. (3500m)

Take the most picturesque flight in the Himalaya over snowy mountains to arrive in Leh. Transfer to hotel and rest for the day. You can walk down to take a stroll around Leh market in the evening.

Overnight hotel in Leh.

 

Day 02: Drive to Thiksey for morning prayer ceremony. Cover Shey Palace and Hemis Monastery

Drive by the Indus to Thiksey monastery, the largest monastery in central Ladakh for morning prayer ceremony. Enjoy the beautiful view of Stok range covered in snow from Shey Palace and return to Leh after a vist to Hemis Monastery. Late afternoon, we could stroll up Shanti Stupa for some stupendous vistas of Leh town.

Overnight hotel in Leh.

 

Day 03: Drive to Likir Village in Sham Valley & trek to Yangthang (3720m) (4-5 hrs)

A short drive on Kargil road takes you to Likir Village, the start point of the trek. The trail passes through two small passes Phobe La (3580m) and Chagatse La (3630m) from where you get down to Yangthang.

Overnight at homestay.

 

Day 04: Trek Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen (3600m) (2-3 hrs)

It’s a short trek of 3 hours as we go over the Tsermangchen La at 3750m to the village of Hemis Shukpachen. Most of the passes are covered with snow and it would be a great initiation to walking on snow.

Overnight at homestay.

 

Day 05: Trek to Tingmosgang(3200m) (3-4 hrs). Drive to Lamayuru; Visit the Monastery and drive back to Leh.

The initial trail is gentle and gains gradient as we head towards Maptak La Pass (3720m) after which we descend to Tingmosgang, the ancient capital of Ladakh. There are a lot of homestays around the area and you can witness the ruins of the palace. From there we drive to the moon like landscapes of Lamayuru which is rarely visited in winters.

Overnight Hotel in Leh.

 

Day 06: Drive to Tsomoriri (8 hrs)

We make an early start and drive towards Changthang across the arid Rupshu plateau to the awe inspiring frozen lake of Tsomoriri. We stop by at Chumathang, the place of hotsprings. It is incredible to see boiling water oozing out of the ground beside the frozen Indus River with outside temperatures easily -20C. Once we reach Tsomoriri, we settle into a homestay and spend the evening strolling about the rustic village of Korzok and photographing. We could also visit Korzok monastery, the terrace of which serves as a superb viewing deck of the expansive plains.

Overnight at Homestay.

 

Day 07: Drive back to Leh (8 hrs)

Drive back to Leh with a stopover at Chumathang.

Overnight hotel in Leh.

 

Day 08: Fly out

Early morning transfer to Leh airport and fly out to Delhi.

LAND Price per person in SGD:   $1098

Tour Code: IND-LWT-08

Date: 28 Jan-04 Feb 2017

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare SIN-Delhi-Leh-Delhi-SIN: From S$ 750 including taxes

A deposit of S$ 500 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

LAND Price includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer in Leh
  • Transport during the trek till back to Leh by a non A/C car.
  • All accommodation on twin sharing basis in “A” category hotels, guest houses and home stay.
  • All meals on the trip.
  • Professional guide fee and all permit charges
  • All day hikes arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team
  • Transport for Tsomoriri and back
  • All Govt taxes
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees