A two week trek with optional peak scramble in the Trans-Himalaya of Ladakh. The focus of this trek is Ladakhi, Changpa, and Tibetan Buddhist culture. The first few days we will acclimatize with monastery visits to the Buddhist monasteries of the Indus valley, and perhaps do some mountain biking or rafting (if individuals would like, not a requisite). Next, we jump into the jeeps and head to the start of the classic Markha valley trek. The Markha valley wends its way from the Zanskar river to the high plains of Nyimaling, with interesting locals making their lives in adobe houses surrounded by verdant fields and soaring Himalayan peaks above. From here we trek into the high plains of Nyimaling, and then on over the Zarlung Karpo La to Dat, where we complete our trek with a visit to a Changpa nomad camp in the area.
Leadership. Luke Smithwick will be leading this trip working alongside his team of top notch local guides and staff.
Cultural experiences alongside great days in the mountains. Traversing the Trans-Himalaya range via a 5000 meter pass and climbing a 20,000 ft peak is a real challenge. Come and experience a high altitude peak and trek in the spectacular Himalaya, with the guides and resources to keep you safe and informed.
>Spectacular and scenic trek through the Himalaya
>Cultural interaction with Ladakhi homesteads and rural villages
>Visits to Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nunneries in the Indus valley
>Field trip to SECMOL campus – a sustainability campus of the Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh
>Scenic camps in remote mountain valleys
>Visits with Changpa nomads
>6000 meter peak scramble (optional)
trip deposit US$500
Our service includes
4 nights hotel in Leh
All other accommodation while present on scheduled trip itinerary
Ground transportation by private vehicle
‘Himalaya Alpine’ Expedition style trekking trip: Delicious meals, french press coffee and herbal teas, all horse porterage on approach/retreat, local guides and staff, Mountain Hardwear expedition tents, equipped dining tent, experienced western guide (Luke).
Solar charging for electronics
Himalaya Alpine Guides duffel bag
Our service excludes
Meals while not on trek (Leh)
Items of a personal nature (laundry, bar bills, gratuities, etc.)
1 – arrive Leh – 3500m – Sunday 23 July 2017
2 – Leh sightseeing and monasteries – 3500m
3 – Leh rafting or mini-trek – 3500m
4 – drive Chiling, trek Skiu / visit with villagers
5 – trek Hamurchen
6 – trek Markha / visit with villagers
7 – trek Langtang Chen
8 – trek Zalung Karpo BC
9 – acclimatize Zalung Karpo bC
10 – climb Kang Yatze 2 – 20,404ft / explore side valleys
11 – trek Tsokra (via Zalung Karpo Pass 16,994ft)
12 – trek Dat
13 – trek Rupshu camp
14 – drive Leh
15 – depart Leh – Sunday 6 August 2017
Jullay and Namaskar.