Region : The Land of high Passes; Ladakh
Altitude : 4090 mts/13415 ft
Duration : 15 Days
Season : November - March
Grade : Moderate - Challenging
On arrival at Delhi meet Himalayan Adventure Executive and transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight stay.
In the morning catch a flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh met our representative and transfer to hotel for rest. This is necessary for the acclimatisation. In the evening our expert will brief about the whole trip followed by welcome dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Today we will explore the Leh local market. It is full of small lanes with hidden treasures – take the time to explore. Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast we will take a guided walking tour of Leh Palace, Victory Peak, the old quarter and offices (a local conservation organization). Overnight stay at Hotel.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Phey and from here our trek will start along the Indus River gorge, a dramatic entry to Hemis National Park. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay at the park. Dinner & overnight at tent.
In the morning after breakfast we will trek to viewing wildlife with our expert. The Hemis National Park is home to blue sheep, argali (a large horned sheep), numerous mountain and migratory birds, as well as an occasional Tibetan wolf. You are likely to see sign of snow leopard as winter is the time that they descend to lower elevations. Dinner and overnight in tent.
From day 06 to day 11 we will trek to nearby sites where snow leopard may have been sighted recently. Visit neighboring villages, and experience a home-stay. Home stay hosts have been trained in hospitality and are members of a community conservation effort to conserve the endangered snow leopard. At home stay you will feel the culture of the Ladakhi people.
In the morning after breakfast we will trek to Zingchan and from here drive to Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Early in the morning transfer to airport and from here catch a flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi meet our executive and transfer to hotel. The day is for relaxed. Overnight stay at hotel.
Transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.
Chadar trekking was a fantastic experience and adventure... Until the 15th I only saw one tourist, but after 15th more people showed up. The guide Lama looked behind every time danger was near for me or for my equipment. At one point he even risked his own safety by when he jumped to hold me from sliding down from a high frozen waterfall into the Zanskar river.