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Kashmir Ladakh Trek
Duration : 14 Nights /15 Days
Destination : 
Delhi - Srinagar - Pahalgam - Aru - Lidder watt - Kolahoi Glacier - Sindh Valley - Sumbal - Srinagar - Leh


Kashmir is Paradise on Earth, and explore the colourful Buddhist history of Ladakh. In Srinagar you stay on a houseboat on the serene and peaceful Nagin Lake - one of life’s most unforgettable experiences. Water-powered peddlers sell everything from saffron to paper-mache deer to the houseboat door. Ride a Shikara - a Kashmiri gondola - to the watery vegetable markets and see the mountains mirrored in the lakes.

Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is a dream come true for many travellers. Its ancient Buddhist history, displayed with gompas and monasteries set off in a fluttering of prayer flags at every turn, is set off in a most dramatic way against a backdrop of the world's tallest peaks. Villages untouched by the trappings of modern life dot the surrounding valley.

Day  01 DELHI
You are met on arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel.

Day  02 Delhi - Srinagar
In the morning we transfer to the airport for the flight to Srinagar, Kashmir, which takes just over an hour. On arrival you are met and taken to your houseboat on the beautiful Nagin Lake.

Day 03 Srinagar
Sightseeing in and around Srinagar takes in the beautiful Hazratbal mosque, where the famous relic of the repository of a single hair of the prophet Mohammed is found, and exhibited on certain days of the year. We explore the old city and visit the beautiful Mughal gardens, a legacy of the Mughals' great love for Kashmir.

Day 04 Srinagar - Pahalgam - Aru
We drive out of Srinagar to commence our trek. Situated 2130m up at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, deliciously cool even in the height of summer, and a wonderful day is spent exploring the natural pine forests and enjoying nature's splendour. We trek steadily along the river to the pretty log-hut village of Aru, 11 kms from Pahalgam. At Aru, the camp is already set up for you beside the Lidder River. We eat a delicious dinner round the fire and rest.

Day 05 Aru - Lidder watt
We trek 11 kms through the lush Lidder Valley to Lidder Watt, where our reward is overnight at the beautiful Lidder Watt campsite, situated by a stream that runs straight from the glacier into the Tarsar Lake.

Day 06 Lidder watt - Kolahoi
A short trek takes us to the base of the Kolahoi Glacier at the head of the Lidder Valley, where our surroundings become noticeably more alpine and dry. The glacier, climbing from 3400m up to 4000m, descends from twin peaks at 5433m that tower majestically overhead, and is a truly magnificent sight. We head back to Lidder Watt for campfire meal and rest.

Day 07 Lidder watt Tarsar Lake
A memorable say as we follow the pure, glacial trail to the shores of Tarsar Lake, a stunning, clear pool hidden deep in between the awesome surrounding peaks. We camp overnight at the lake.

Day 08 Tarsar lake - Sindh valley
 Today is another momentous day, as we set off over the Simmus Pass at 2500m, offering superb views of the mountain landscape on all sides of us. We then descend steadily on an easy path into the Sindh Valley, watching as the scenery becomes increasingly green and lush once more. We settle into our camp set up in the near side of the Sindh Valley.

Day 09 Sindh Valley - Sumbal
 A pleasant day's walking as we descend further into the beautiful Sindh Valley, enjoying the shady forests groves and gushing brooks that feed this lush landscape of flowers and trees. We arrive at Sumbal, a small village in this stunning land, with the mountain peaks still visible on the horizon. Here we rest and enjoy our last night of the trek.

Day 10 Sumbal - Srinagar
We transfer by road to Srinagar, and settle into your houseboat accommodation on arrival to rest and reflect on our expedition.

Day 11 Srinagar to Leh
We transfer to the airport for our flight to Leh, where you are met and transfer to your hotel.

Day 12 Leh
The day is spent sightseeing in and around Leh, the capital of Ladakh, which is nestled in a valley just north of the Indus. We visit some of the Buddhist gompas here, including the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, built in 1430, which contains a fabulous three-storey-high image of the Buddha, as well as many ancient manuscripts and frescoes. Above lies the ruined fort, from which spectacular views of Leh, blooming amidst a fluttering of brightly coloured prayer flags, can be enjoyed. We visit the former abode of the sixteenth century ruler of Ladakh, Leh Palace, and journey out to Thiksey and Hemis to explore the ancient monasteries.

Day 13 Leh
The day is spent at leisure to explore this ancient Buddhist centre at your own pace. Several nearby villages with fascinating Buddhist history lie within easy walking distance, whilst within Leh a vibrant culture of colourful bazaar shops and stalls thrives

Day 14  : Leh - Delhi
An early morning transfer to Leh airport for the flight to Delhi.

 

Day 15 , Departure :
Visit old or new Delhi (Full day sight seeing ).evening transfer to International airport for Flight to onward destination.



 

Ladakh Places of Interest (Visit Ladakh)

Leh
Leh is nested in a side valley just to the north of the Indus Valley.  Until 1947 it had close trading relations with Central Asia yak trains would set off from the Leh Bazaar to complete the stages over the Kaakoam Pass to Yarkand and Kashgar.

Kargil

Administering the  Valleys of Suru , Drass, Wakha and Bodkarbu, Kargil lies midway between the alpine valleys of Kashmir and the fertile reaches of the Indus Valley and ladakh


Thak Thok
Thak Thok gompa shelters a cave in which the apostle Padmasambhava is said to have meditated during his epic eight-century journey to Tibet.

Dhahanu
Dhahanu is situated to the south west of Leh, around 163 Kms. passing through the beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar, Skurbuchan 


Padum
Padum is 240 km to the south of Kargil, comes as a bit of an anticlimax

Rangdum
Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other. 


Zanskar
Walled in by the Great Himalayan Divide, Zanskar, literally " Land of White Copper" has for decades exrted the allure of Shangri La on visitours to Ladakh.

Zangla
Zangla is the nodal point on the popular Padum Strongdey Zangla Karsha Padum round trip, which covers most of the cultural sites of Zanskar.
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Valley of Ladakh

The Suru Valley
Diving two of the world's most formidable mountain ranges, the Suru Valley winds south from Kargil to the desolate Pensi La the main entry point for Zanskar. 

Nubra Valley
the Nubra valley  - nubra means green used to be on the trading route  connection Tibet with Turkistan, Also Now  as the Valley of Flowers more ...

Drass Valley
Drass (3230 m), 60 km west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar, is a small township lying in the centre of the valley of the same name . 

Shyok Valley
The Shyok River receives the waters of the Nubra and Changchenmo rivers. It rises from the Khumdang glacier, which can be approached from Shyok. 


Pangong Tso
Pangong Tso, 15km to the southeast of Leh, is one of the largest saltwater lakes in Asia, a long narrow strip of water stretching from Ladakh east into Tibet.

Tso Moriri
Tso Moriri or "Mountain Lake" is Famous for the large herds of king, or wild ass, which graze on its shores, the lake of Tso Moriri.

 
 

 

 

 

 

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