Trans Himalaya Trek

India, Trek & Walk, 18 days - from $2,165 (land only)

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Trekking holiday in Ladakh - Trans Himalaya - IndiaTrekking holiday in Ladakh - Trans Himalaya - India

Amended and Improved Itinerary

Now 4 days shorter, this trek has lost none of its amazing highlights!

  • A superb trekking holiday, Ladakh to Spiti across the Parang La
  • Visit the unique cobalt-blue lake of Tso Morari
  • Karzok, one of the highest villages on earth
  • Follow an ancient trade route through a remote and unspoiled area
  • Crosses the main chain of the Indian Himalaya

South-east of the Ladakhi capital of Leh and extending towards the border with Tibet, the starkly beautiful Chang Tang uplands are brought sharply into focus around the stunning 4500 metre-high lake of Tso Morari. After spending time in Leh and at the Buddhist monasteries of the upper Indus Valley, we complete our acclimatisation with 2 nights at a scenic camp beside the lake of Yaye Tso above Chumathang. We then drive across country to the large, cobalt-blue expanse of water that is Tso Morari, known for its rare birdlife and for the remote monastery and settlement of Karzok, one of the highest continually inhabited places on earth. From here, we embark on a classic 6-day trek that will take us on an ancient trading route, beneath snow-capped peaks and across the main Himalayan ranges at the crest of the Parang La (5400m). Meeting our transport in Kibber, we drive across the Kunzum La to the hill-station of Manali and have time for sightseeing including a visit to the Hadimba Temple, before returning to Delhi by road and by train. One of the best treks in the Indian Himalaya!

Is this holiday for you?

Before setting off on trek from the village of Karzok,  we have several days during which we build our acclimatisation ing to the altitude in Ladakh (3500 metres at Leh). During which time we will visit several of the monasteries of the upper Indus Valley and also drive up to the Khardung La. Then, after spending 2 nights beside Yaye Tso, we will continue our journey to Tso Morari and Karzok. Our trek from here follows good trails, which are used by the nomadic herders and their stock as they move between grazing areas. On our approach to the highest pass, the parang La, we will encounter trackless areas and some potentially rougher underfoot conditions. This is not a particularly sustained trek and we have allowed plenty of time for resting and acclimatisation. However, the generally very high altitude is a significant factor and will contribute to the challenge of this excellent trekking holiday.

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