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Activities
  • 7 day trek
Accommodation
  • 7 nights hotel
  • 6 nights camping
  • 1 night Ladakhi guest-house
Meals
  • 13 Dinners
  • 13 Lunches
  • 14 Breakfasts

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Trip Code: RLG

Remote Ladakh with Garry Weare Trip highlights


  • Explore remote trails linking Nubra and Indus valleys
  • Exhilarating pass crossing over Lasermo La (5440m)
  • Spend evenings at magnificent campsites amid the towering peaks of the Trans Himalaya
  • Soak in unparalleled views that stretch north to the East Karakoram
  • Visit ancient monasteries and forts dotted throughout the valleys
  • Undertake day walks and experience the stunning landscapes of Ladakh

Why Book With Us

  • Trip escorted by well known authority on the Indian Himalaya, Lonely Planet author Garry Weare. His insight and expertise of the region will offer an unparalleled experience
  • Fully supported camping expedition with three hearty meals freshly prepared each day on trek
  • Save money by using our trek pack including quality down jacket, sleeping bag and insulated mat

Whether this is a first time trek in Ladakh or an ideal follow up this new trek from the Nubra to Indus valleys will surpass expectations. The trek reflects our vast experience in Ladakh. The trek winds through remote Buddhist settlements and summer grazing camps that afford the opportunity to explore side valleys as we gradually make our way to the base of the Lasermo La. The pass crossing is one of the most exhilarating traverses across the rugged Ladakh range with unparalleled views that stretch north to the East Karakoram. On completing the trek we savour the rich Buddhist culture of Alchi, Lamayuru and Likir monasteries before returning to Leh.


On arrival in Delhi you will be met by a World Expeditions representative and transferred to your hotel. Should you arrive early we are happy to assist with any optional sightseeing. Note if you are arriving in Delhi on an evening flight, you might like to arrive the day before the trip commences. Please talk to your World Expeditions reservations consultant or travel agent for pre-tour accommodation options. Overnight: Lalit Hotel (or similar) Delhi - 216m Transport: Airport Transfer - 1 hour

Meals:  Nil

We take an early morning flight from Delhi to Leh in the Indus Valley. If conditions are clear you will be rewarded with grand views across the Great Himalaya and Zanskar ranges before landing at the capital of Ladakh. On our first day in Leh we spend time wandering the bazaar and visiting the imposing Leh Palace. From the Palace we can appreciate the extent of Leh including the labyrinth of alleyways that comprise the old town located east of the main bazaar. Overnight: Omasila Hotel, Leh - 3500m (or similar) Transport: Airport Transfers - Delhi 1 hour, Leh 1 hour, Flight (not included in trip price) - 1 hour 20 minutes

Meals:  B,L,D

An invaluable day to assist with our acclimatisation before we head to the Nubra valley. We head to Shey Palace and Tikse monastery located approx. 30 minutes’ drive from Leh. Shey Palace originally housed the Ladakh Royal family before they moved to Leh in the 17th century. A few kilometres to the east is the remarkable Tikse monastery perched on the summit of a sugarloaf mountain. The monastery was one of the first established by the Dalai’s Lama’s Gelukpa (or popularly known Yellow Hat) order from Tibet in the 15th century. Our guides will show you around the monastery and provide you with insights as to how the monks conduct their life and day to day monastic routine. Returning to Leh we have the opportunity to visit the Ladakh Ecological Centre to appreciate how the Ladakhi people have been able to incorporate new technology into their traditional lifestyle. Overnight: Omasila Hotel, Leh - 3500m (or similar) Activity: Sightseeing

Meals:  B,L,D

The drive to the Nubra valley crosses the Kardung La (5602m), the highest motorable road in the world. En route to the pass there are panoramic views back across the Indus Valley and Leh while on the far side of the pass there are incredible views of the rugged ranges stretching to the peaks of the East Karakoram. Reaching the Nubra Valley we visit Diskit monastery before continuing to the nearby village of Hunder (3170m) where we spend the night in a modest but comfortable accommodation. Overnight: Ladakhi Guesthouse - 3170m Transport: 5 to 6 hour drive

Meals:  B,L,D

From Hunder it is short drive through an impressive gorge to the tiny village of Wachan (3900m) where we commence our trek. From the village the trail crosses a tributary before a gradual ascent through a small series of settlements to reach the campsite at Dok Gongma (4200m). Overnight: Camping - 4200m Transport: 1 hour drive Activity: 3 hour trek

Meals:  B,L,D

From camp there are options to explore the adjoining Snumao Valley, a remote alpine valley characterised by high peaks, hanging glaciers and rich pastures that are frequented by local graziers during the long summer months. This stage is also ideal for acclimatisation before we head up the main valley towards the base of the Lasermo La. Overnight: Camping - 4200m Activity: 3 hour trek

Meals:  B,L,D

We have reserved two days to gradually ascend to the base of the Lasermo La (4500m). The rich alpine valley affords no end of possibilities. Blue sheep are seen on the higher reaches which are also renowned for snow leopards and argali (Marco Polo sheep the biggest sheep in the world) while golden eagles and lammergeier (beared vultures) glide in the thermals above our camp. Overnight: Camping - 4500m (Lasermo La) Activity: 4-5 hours trekking

Meals:  B,L,D

From the base camp it takes around 3 hours to reach the pass. The initial ascent leads across an extensive moraine field before crossing a broad glacier that leads to the Lasermo La (5440m). The trail is not hard to follow as the pass is crossed regularly by mule trains resupplying the settlements above Wachan. From the summit there are spectacular views north to the East Karakoram while shortly after crossing the pass there are views of the Stok Range to the south high above the Indus Valley. The descent can be completed in three hours – the trail winding down extensive scree sloped – steep in places – before reaching a verdant valley where there are no shortage of fine campsites (4500m). Overnight: Camping - 4500m Activity: High pass crossing - 6 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

A gradual descent across open meadows with fine views to the peaks on the far side of the Indus Valley. After two hours we reach a main tributary flowing from the east and continue on down the true right bank to the tiny village of Murabak (4040m) about five kilometres above the monastery at Phyang where we camp overnight. Overnight: Camping - 4040m Activity: 5 hours trekking

Meals:  B,L,D

An early morning walk to Phyang (3560m) completes our trek and after visiting the monastery we drive to Alchi set above the swirling waters of the Indus River. After a well-earned shower we walk the short distance to the complex of the thousand years old Alchi monastery. Alchi is remarkable in so far as it one of the few surviving examples of pre Tibetan style monasteries in Ladakh. It consists of four small temples with exquisite wall paintings reflecting the artistic traditions from Kashmir and the rest of India. Overnight: Ladakhi Guesthouse - 3100m Activity: 2 hour trek, monastery visit Transport: 2 hour drive

Meals:  B,L,D

We drive alongside the Indus River to the village of Khalsi before ascending to Lamayuru. The monastery is set in a commanding position high above the Indus Valley. Established in the 11th century it is one of the largest and oldest in Ladakh and includes a cave inside the main Assembly Hall that is said to be where the Buddhist sage Naropa meditated. Later that afternoon we return to our hotel. Overnight: Ladakhi Guesthouse - 3100m Activity: monastery visit Transport: 4 hour return drive

Meals:  B,L,D

From Alchi it is a short drive to the secluded Likir monastery. The monastery was built in the 15th century at a time when the Tibetan influence was fast gaining momentum across Ladakh and Western Tibet. The monastery was rebuilt in the 18th century and, in comparison to many of the other monasteries in the upper Indus valley rarely attracts more than a handful of visitors each day. From Likir it takes around two hours to complete the drive back to Leh. Overnight: Omasila Hotel, Leh - 3500m (or similar)

Meals:  B,L,D

Free day to wander the markets and complete any last minute shopping Overnight: Omasila Hotel, Leh - 3500m (or similar)

Meals:  B,L,D

We board the early morning flight to Delhi, on arrival trip concludes. If you are departing India today please don’t book a flight out until early afternoon in case there are flight delays on the Leh- Delhi flight. Transport: Airport transfer - 1 hour, Flight (not included in trip price) - 1 hour 20 minutes

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners
  • one group airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 15
  • expert bilingual guide
  • group medical kit
  • good quality accommodation in Delhi, Leh and Alchi
  • private transportation
  • all park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • horses to carry all personal and group equipment
  • the use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • trip escorted by Himalayan expert Garry Weare

  • International flights
  • Flights Delhi/Leh
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Tips
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance

About Your Leader

Garry Weare has been involved with World Expeditions since its inception in the mid 1970’s. He is a recognised authority on the Indian Himalaya and his intimate knowledge of the region is documented in his Lonely Planet guidebook ‘Trekking in the Indian Himalaya’ and his acclaimed narrative ‘A Long Walk in The Himalaya’. Garry is founding director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. He brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and understanding to the trekking experience and will impart great insight during the trip.


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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Remote Ladakh with Garry Weare trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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