Ladakh River Rafting
18 Night /1
Duration : Delhi - Leh - Shey - Tikse Gompas - Basgo - Alchi
- Chiling - Bakhula - Nyarak - Sarakdo - Zanskar - Losar -
Padum - Zangla - Manali - Delhi
Day 01 :
New Delhi International airport.
On arrival, the guest will be met by our representative and
transferred to hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi -
Delhi - Leh (3500 m) by plane. Afternoon at leisure. We can visit the palace
and the gompa of Leh and the Stock royal palace.
Leh has nonetheless retained a tranquil side,
and is a pleasant place to unwind after a long bus journey. Attraction in
and around the town itself include
the former palace and Namgyal Tsemo gompa, perched amid strings of prayer
flags above the narrow dusty streets of the old quarter. A short walk north
across the fields, the small monastery at Sankar harbours accomplished
modern Tantric murals and a thousand-headed Avalokitesvara deity. Leh is
also good base for longer day-trip out into the Indus valley. Among the
string of picturesque villages and
gompas within reach by bus are shey,
site of a derelict seventeenth-century palace, and the spectacular Tikse
Day 03 : Leh City Tour
After breakfast sightseeing leh , soaking up the atmosphere of the
bazaar. Sixty or so years ago, this bustling three-lined boulevard was
the busiest market between Yarkhand and Kashmir. Merchants from Srinagar and
the Punjab would gather to barter for pashmina wool brought down by nomadic
herdsmen from western Tibet, or for raw silk hauled across the Karakorams on
Bactrian camels. These days, though the street is swash with kitsch curio
shops and handicraft emporiums, it retains a distinctly central Asian feel.
Even if you’re not shopping for trekking supplies, check out the
provision stores along the street, where bright pink, turquoise, and
wine-red silk cummerbunds hang in the windows.
Shey - Tikse Gompas
Tour of Shey and Tikse gompas, and Stok Palace.
Day 5: Basgo - Alchi
Visit to Basgo fort and Alchi gompa, a remarkably well preserved 11th
-century gompa and one of the artistic treasures of the Himalaya.
Day 6: Chiling
Drive to village of Chiling, from where we begin the trek. A short
ways from Chiling we step onto the frozen Zanskar river for the first time.
Trek to Tilat Do. Overnight in cave.
Day 7: Bakhula
Walk upstream on the ice to Bakhula. Overnight in cave.
Day 8: Nyarak
Walk through tremendous canyons, inaccessible in any other season,
to Nyarak. Overnight in cave.
Day 9: Sarakdo
Continue on the frozen river to Sarakdo. Overnight in cave.
Day 10: Hanuma
Walk to Hanuma, the first village and most likely the first people we
have seen since leaving Chiling. Overnight in village house.
Day 11: Pishu
Hanuma to Pishu, another small village. Overnight in village house.
Day 12: Zanskar
Pishu to Karsha, site of the largest monastery in Zanskar. Overnight in
Day 13: Losar
Karsha to Padum, the regional capitol of Zanskar and the goal of our
journey. Losar (Tibetan New Year's) celebration.
Day 14: Padum
Rest day to explore Padum and the surrounding valley.
Day 15: Zangla
Visit to local villages and gompas, including the kingdom of
Day 16: Zangla to Manali
After Breakfast checkout Hotel / Camp and dirve to Manali, evening check
in Hotel, Over night stay in Hotel
Day 17: Tour of Manali. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 18: Flight from Kullu to Delhi.
Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to onwards journey.
Places of Interest (Visit
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.
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 gompa
shelters a cave in which the apostle Padmasambhava is said to have meditated
during his epic eight-century journey to Tibet.
Dhahanu is situated to the south west of Leh,
around 163 Kms. passing through the beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar,
Padum is 240 km to the south of Kargil, comes as a bit of an anticlimax
Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on
the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other.
Walled in by the Great Himalayan Divide, Zanskar, literally " Land of
White Copper" has for decades exrted the allure of Shangri La on visitours
Zangla is the nodal point on the popular Padum Strongdey Zangla Karsha
Padum round trip, which covers most of the cultural sites of Zanskar.
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
the Nubra valley - nubra means green used to be on the trading route
connection Tibet with Turkistan, Also Now as the Valley of Flowers
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
The Shyok River receives the waters of the Nubra and Changchenmo rivers. It rises from the Khumdang glacier, which can be approached from
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 or "Mountain Lake" is Famous for the large herds of
king, or wild ass, which graze on its shores, the lake of Tso Moriri.