All-Inclusive Adventure Holiday in Ladakh, Northern India


Postponed until August/September, 2020 (13 days/12 nights). Price per person based on shared, double room occupancy. Flights to Delhi not included. 175 USD for single room upgrade (not possible in homestays). Visit our All Inclusive Adventure Vacations page for a detailed trip description. Exclusions apply. Fly in/out of Delhi, India.


  • Category: All-Inclusive Adventure Vacations

Price:$2100


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Description

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi International airport, free afternoon to explore Delhi by tuk tuk, welcome dinner

Day 2: Guided day trip to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal and Red Fort, group dinner

Day 3: Flight Delhi – Leh (3500m), check-in to Leh guesthouse, followed by a gentle orientation walk of Leh and its bazaars

Day 4: Leh Sightseeing: Shankar Gompa – Shanti Stupa – Leh Palace, night at Leh guesthouse

Day 5: Visit Gelugpa Monastery in Spituk, Ladakh, start trek into Zingchen Gorge and Stok Mountains (3-4 hours), arrival at rural homestay in Rumbak (3870m)

Day 6: 3-4 hour trek through the valley from Rumbak – Yurutse (3900m), night at homestay

Day 7: Hike up the spectacular Ganda La pass (4970m) with colorful prayer flags, visit the hamlet of Shingo, descent into Skiu (3400m) along the Markha River (6-7 hrs), night at homestay

Day 8: Trek from Skiu to Markha (3850m; 5-6 hrs) with views of the scenic, barren mountains of Ladakh, lunch at Sara in a tea tent, afternoon visit to a local monastery, night at homestay

Day 9: 4-5 hour trek on the Markha valley, visit the Umlung Gompa monastery on the cliff face, homestay in the small village of Hankar (4000m)

Day 10: Short but steep walk to Nimaling (3-4 hours) with spectacular views of Kang Yangtse at 6,400m (climb to Yangtse is optional), overnight in tented camp

Day 11: Trek over Kongmaru La (5280m), the highest pass on the trek with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, followed by a steep 2-hour descent into the Shang Gorge, with its strange and otherworldly rock formations, ending in Chogdo, taxi to Leh and overnight in guesthouse

Day 12: Morning transfer Leh airport for flight to Delhi, transfer to hotel, the rest of the day is free for optional sightseeing of Delhi (we suggest using a tuk tuk), dinner on your own

Day 13: Departure Delhi

What is Included:

1. Guided sightseeing tour in Agra and Leh including entrance fees, transportation in air-conditioned mini van (Delhi-Agra) and buffet lunch
2. 3 nights hotel accommodations in Delhi and 3 nights guesthouse accommodations in Leh in shared double rooms including breakfast, lunch, and dinner; *single room supplement is 175 USD
3. 6-9* nights in homestay/tented camps/ashram accommodations in shared double rooms, tents or dormitories including 1 night in Rumbak, 1 night in Yurutse, 1 night in Skiu, 1 night in Markha, 1 night in Hankar, 1 night in Nimaling, *3 nights in yoga ashram (optional) including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
4. Local English-speaking sightseeing guide in Leh and local English-speaking trekking guide July 18-24 in Markha valley including all tips
5. Transportation by SUV/Tempo Traveller, which includes all airport transfers
6. Transportation of all luggage by pony during the Markha valley trek (please bring a North Face-type duffel bag or large backpack - NO roll-on suitcases)
7. Entrance fees to all monuments as per the itinerary
8. Return flight Delhi-Leh (luggage limit is 15 kg + 7 kg hand bag)

What is Excluded:

1. International flight to/from Delhi
2. Tourist VISA for India
3. Travel Insurance
4. Last night's dinner in Delhi
5. All alcoholic drinks
6. Excess baggage costs

*If for some reason you need to cancel your trip and there is a waiting list, you will receive your full deposit back minus banking/Paypal costs.