Trekking In Ladakh

Among the several ways to explore Ladakh, trekking is one of the most popular ones. Trekking in Ladakh gives you an opportunity to discover and admire each and every nuance of Ladakh’s beauty. From Sham Valley Trek to Chadar and Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh offers treks of different grades, and each one of them is equally sought after. However, the climatic conditions and high altitude make trekking in Ladakh different from trekking elsewhere in India. Trekking in Ladakh requires you to be more physically fit and better acclimatised. But you do not need to worry about anything if you book your trek with us as we ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable trek, without compromising on adventure. Read More

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Chadar Trek 2016

8 nights
  • Leh(2)
  • Tilat Sumdo(1)
  • Nyerak(1)
  • Leh(1)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Feb, Jan

Experience

Camping, Trekking, Adventure

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18990

Per adult

Planned for 320 customers

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Markha valley Trek

10 nights
  • Leh(1)
  • Zingchen(1)
  • Markha(1)
  • Leh(2)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep

Experience

Village Walks, Trekking, Wildlife, Camping, Monastery visits

Price
On Request*

 

Planned for 240 customers

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Markha Valley Stok Kangri Trek

20 nights
  • Leh(3)
  • Markha Village(1)
  • Stok Kangri Summit(1)
  • Leh(2)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep

Experience

Camping, Village Walks, Wildlife, Monastery visits, Trekking

Price
On Request*

 

Planned for 215 customers

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Stok Kangri Trek with Stok-La

5 nights
  • Leh(1)
  • Stok La(1)
  • Mankarmo(1)
  • Stok Kangri(1)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep

Experience

Steep climbing, Trekking, Camping

Price
On Request*

 

Planned for 180 customers

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Lamayuru Alchi Trek

8 nights
  • Leh(2)
  • Tarla(1)
  • Mang Gyu(1)
  • Leh(2)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep

Experience

Camping, Trekking, Walks, Monastery visits, Village Walks

Price
On Request*

 

Planned for 40 customers

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Darcha Lamayuru Trek

23 nights
  • Manali(2)
  • Purne(1)
  • Lingshed(1)
  • Leh(2)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep

Experience

Village Walks, Camping, Walks, Monastery visits, Wildlife, Trekking

Price
On Request*

 

Planned for 80 customers

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Sham Valley Trek

13 nights
  • Leh(3)
  • Nyemo Village(1)
  • Yangthang(1)
  • Leh(2)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun, Sep

Experience

Camping, Walks, Monastery visits, Wildlife, Trekking, Village Walks

Price
On Request*

 

Planned for 30 customers

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Rumtse Tso Moriri Trek

15 nights
  • Leh(3)
  • Rumtse(1)
  • Tsokar Lake(1)
  • Leh(2)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun

Experience

Walks, Village Walks, Camping, Wildlife, Monastery visits, Trekking

Price
On Request*

 

Planned for 0 customers

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Ripchar Valley Trek

7 nights
  • Leh(2)
  • Hinju(1)
  • Lanak(1)
  • Leh(1)
Trip Type: Trekking
Departure Date

Aug, Jul, Jun

Experience

Photography, Trekking, Camping, Adventure, Monument Visits

Price
On Request*

 

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Ladakh, the cold desert lying in the rain shadow region of the Trans Himalayas, is replete with natural beauty at every step, and what better way to explore this abode of serenity than walking. Trekking in Ladakh lets you view, admire and experience the minutest and subtlest details of its beauty. Sham Valley, Chadar Trek or Stok Kangri, Ladakh offers treks of different grades and natures. However, trekking in Ladakh is in stark contrast with trekking in other states of the country. Usually, other treks start at an altitude of 2000m. Their highest elevation comes at approximately 3500m with the weather usually pleasant, greenery around, and sufficient oxygen. Treks in Ladakh begin at a height of 3500m and their highest elevation is at least around 4500m. Since Ladakh is a cold desert, there is no vegetation or greenery, and the oxygen is less. Therefore, it is important to acclimatize well to these tough conditions prior to beginning the trek. At least two days should be spent resting and getting proper sleep before the trek. All that being said, trekking in Ladakh, despite its share of hardships, is more fun and adventurous than trekking in any other part of the country. After all, how many treks include walking on a frozen river at -35°C?

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Ladakh is between June to September as the weather is relatively warmer, highways are open for road trips, and all major tourists spots like Pangong Tso are open for visitors.

Temperature
  • Summers (June to September) – Minimum: 5° C, Maximum: 30° C
  • Winters (October to May) – Minimum: -25° C, Maximum: -1° C
RLT’s Local Office

With our local office being in Leh, you can always be assured of assistance being only a call away.

Permits

As per government guidelines issued in 2014, Indian tourists require only Government of India issued photo identity cards (Passport, Driving License, PAN card etc.) to visit inner line areas like Pangong, Tso, Nubra Valley and Dha Hanu etc. However, foreign tourists need to get permits for visiting these areas.

How To Reach

  • By Air:
  • You can catch a flight from Delhi to Leh. Flights from Delhi operate daily to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, which is one of the highest airports in the world. It is advised to book well in advance as tickets get expensive as the summer season approaches.

  • By Road:
  • There are two road routes to reach Leh.
  • Manali to Leh (NH3)
  • Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D)
However, both these highways get closed in winters due to heavy snowfall.

Trekking In ladakh

  • Sham Valley Trek: Also called Baby Trek, Sham Valley Trek is the easiest trek in Ladakh. This trek lets you see the extensive natural beauty of the Ladakh Valley and explore the local culture and lifestyle of Ladakh. Its highest elevation is more than 4000m.
  • Chadar Trek: Chadar Trek is unique as it includes walking over the Zanskar River after it freezes in the months of January and February. This trek is difficult especially because of the harsh cold conditions, with temperature dipping to as low as -35°C. Its highest elevation is 3850m.
  • Markha Valley Trek: Undertaken in the months of June to October, the Markha Valley Trek entails crossing several high altitude passes like Stok La (4800m) and Kongmaru La(5135m). Walking along the Markha River, this trek allows you to explore the changing landscape of the Ladakh Himalayas.
  • Stok Kangri Trek: Stok Kangri is one of the most difficult and most sought after treks in the country. It is the highest trek in Ladakh and lets you enjoy majestic views of snow capped peaks and glaciers of the Ladakh Himalayas. Its highest elevation is 6100m.
  • Darcha-Lamayuru Trek: This trek lets trekkers discover the spiritual essence of Ladakh in the various monasteries that come on the way. Its highest elevation is 4470m.
  • Lamayuru-Alchi Trek: This is a perfect trek for beginners. It lets you explore the beauty of Himalayas while indulging in spirituality at Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries. Its highest elevation is 4300m.
  • Indus Valley Trekking: This trek of moderate grade lets you discover the spellbinding beauty of the ancient Indus Valley.
    Things to Carry on the Trek
  • Waterproof backpack
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Torch
  • Camp shoes and socks
  • Woolen clothing
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Wide hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Multi-tool knife
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50)
    Dos and Don’ts of the Trek
    Do’s
  • See a doctor if you suffer from any heart disease or asthma
  • Acclimatise
  • Start early in the morning
  • Stay hydrated
  • Refill your water bottles instead of buying new ones
  • Clean the campsite before putting up tents
  • Respect local traditions, culture and religious sentiments
  • Camp near water bodies
  • Keep the region clean
  • Multi-tool knife
  • Extinguish the fire properly after you are done with it
  • Don’ts
  • DO NOT camp under trees
  • DO NOT litter
  • DO NOT rush or tire yourself
  • DO NOT take tobacco, alcohol, sleeping pills or anti depressants.
  • Do NOT pollute water sources
  • Some Ladakhi Words
  • Hello, goodbye, thank you : Julley
  • How are you? : Khamzang le?
  • I am well : Khamzang in le
  • What is your name? : Nyerangi ming chi in le?
  • My name is: Nge ming le
  • Where do you come from? : Nyerang kane in le?
  • I come from Delhi: Nga Delhi ne in le
  • I understand: Hago le!
  • Do you understand? : Hago a
  • I do not understand: Hamago le
Trekking in Ladakh
  • Pangong Tso: One of the most beautiful lakes in the country, its crystal clear water changes colour throughout the day. Undoubtedly one of the most enchanting sights you will behold in your lifetime, Pangong Tso is something you cannot afford to miss.
  • Nubra Valley: The Nubra Valley is a desert replete with majestic sand dunes. It is a tranquil place with the Nubra River flowing between the tri-armed valley. Famous for its double humped Bactrian Camels, the Nubra valley separates the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges.
  • Lamayuru: Situated on the Kargil-Leh highway, Lamayuru is famous for its Lunar or Moon like landscape. Its Lamayuru monastery, built in the 11th century, is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. Visit this place to get a feeling of being on the moon.
  • Hemis: Situated 40 km away from Leh, it’s famous for its monastery and the Hemis National Park, which is home to the endangered Snow Leopard. The Monastery celebrates the vibrant Hemis festival in the month of July.
  • Alchi: Alchi is a small village in Leh district, situated on the bank of the Indus River. It houses the centuries old Alchi monastery, famous for the exquisite paintings adorned on its wall.
  • Nimoo: This is where you get to see ‘Sangam’, the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers.
  • Hall of Fame: ‘The Hall of Fame’, that displays the stories of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the Indo-Pak wars instills an altogether new feeling of patriotism in every Indian who visits it. The Hall of Fame also has a museum that exhibits the culture, art, flora and fauna of Kashmir
  • Magnetic Hill: The Magnetic Hill, as the name suggests has magnetic properties that pull cars up the hill with its force. This place is a must visit to marvel at the wonders of nature.
Trekking in Ladakh
  • Ride to the highest motor-able road – Khardung La Pass
  • Learn about the Ladakhi lifestyle at a homestay
  • Immerse in meditation and yoga
  • Dance with the Mask Dancers at Hemis monastery
  • Go river rafting or kayaking on the Zanskar or Indus rivers
  • Ride a bike till Pangong Tso
  • Trek till Tso Moriri and meet the nomads and their animals on the way
  • Cycle around Ladakh
  • Drive to Khardung-la, the world’s highest motor able pass
  • Take part in a camel safari along the ancient silk route
  • Go for Chadar trek- walk on the frozen Zanskar river

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