Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi you will be received by our representatives and transferred to a prebooked hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi - Leh
An early morning transfer to the domestic terminal of the airport for the flight to Leh. This surely is one of the most sensational scheduled flights in the world, taking you right over the Greater Himalayas before dropping down in a series of steep turns, to land at the small airport at Leh. Flight time approx. 1½ hours. You will be received on arrival and driven to check into a Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for accliimatization.
Day 3: At Leisure In Leh.
Again take it easy today and enjoy a tour around town. Leh is very Tibetan; the usual dress, 'stove-pipe' hats and felt boots with turned-up toes are much in evidence. The Royal Palace, which dominates the town, is very reminiscent of the Potala in Lhasa and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, large chortens, prayer flags and mud brick houses with flat roofs are a dramatic culture change from the hot, teeming frenetic rush of Delhi. Don't try to do too much on this first day! Visit the palace
Sightseeing tour, Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries. Return to Leh. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Drive up to the Khardung La (5300m) as an acclimatisation exercise. Return to Leh. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Drive to the village of Chilling on the west bank of the Zanskar River (3100m). Overnight stay in camps.
Cross the river on a pulley bridge and trek to Skiu in the Markha Valley. Overnight stay in camps.
A long day of trekking beside the Markha River to Markha Village (3800m).
Overnight stay in camps.
Still following the river, trek to the highest village in the valley, at Hangkar (4100m). Overnight stay in camps.
Trek up onto the Nimaling Plain, to a camp (4600m) beneath the peak of Kang Yatze. Overnight stay in camps.
Rest day. Explore towards Kang Yatze. Overnight stay in camps/guest house.
Trek up to the Kongmaru La (5100m) and descend through a rocky gorge to Chogdo (4000m). Overnight stay in camps/guest house.
Heading west through uncharted territory and crossing several passes, trek to Shang Po.
More rugged terrain and superb trekking track, en route see Gangpoche.
Approaching Stok Kangri, descend into the Stok Valley and trek up to the basecamp at 4900 metres.
The day is free for acclimatisation and rest. Time to sort out equipment for the climb.
Climb Stok Kangri (6120m). Or, possibly move to a high camp (5300m).
Spare day for climbing Stok Kangri. Return to basecamp.
An easy morning’s descent to Stok Village and then drive to Leh. Afternoon free. Overnight stay aat the Hotel.
Fly to Delhi, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay aat the Hotel.
Free day in Delhi. Optional half-day sightseeing tour. Evening transfer to the airport.