Area: Ladakh Himalaya
Duration: 23 days
Altitude: 4,725 mts.
The land which can be described only in Speculative Expanse - Geographical, historical and human factors have endowed this region, known earlier as Manyul “the land of men” with its unique character and place in the World. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Ladakh range & the Zanskar range. Is located in the rain - shade of the Himalaya, is arctic, high altitude, mountainous desert. It has beautiful wild flowers, a wide range of mountain animals, hundred of species of resident and migratory birds, and hospitable, hardy, cheerful and courteous people. The people are an amalgam of the Tibetan, Balti, Dard and Aryan ethnic strains. Isolated regions of Zanskar foster the non-Mongoloid Drogpa tribe in the Indus valley between Khalsi and Battalik, and the Changpa nomadic shepherds of the Eastern plains are some of the most attractive and fruitful subjects of study & Travel.
Within striking distance of several major trailheads, Manali is the most popular place and end treks. The road journey from Manali to Leh, offers a hikes over some of the world's highest passes and the most stunning mountain desert landscapes, promises to stir up the appetite of those seeking a truly Himalayan adventurer.
Day 1: Delhi Arrive Delhi, meet and transfer into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi-Manali Take the dramatic morning flight to Kullu, then continue by jeep to Manali.
Day 3: Manali Day free to explore Manali. Stay overnight at a Hotel.
Day 4: Manali Spend an additional day in the Kullu to explore the surrounding region.
Day 5: Manali-Lamadug Trek out of Manali to the open meadow of Lamadug.
Day 6: Lamadug-Riyali Trek to Riyali, just above the treeline.
Day 7: Riyali-Kali Yani Pass Continue to the base camp of Kali Yani pass.
Day 8: Kali Yani Pass Rest day in this spectacular natural setting at the base of the pass.
Day 9: Kali Yani Pass-Donku Thach Over Kali Yani Pass (4,725 metres) to our streamside camp at Donku Thach.
Day 10: Donku Thach-Lamapar Continue down valley-of-flowers towards the shepherd camp at Lamapar.
Day 11: Lamapar-Dalmarhi Trek through a verdant valley-of-flowers with peaks all around to our camp at Dalmarhi.
Day 12: Dalmarhi-Barabhangal The trekkers reach their first village in 7 days, Barabhangal.
Day 13: Barabhangal A rest day in the fascinating view of the village of Barabhangal.
Day 14: Barabhangal-Thamser Pass A steady climb to our camp at the base of Thamser Pass.
Day 15: Thamser Pass-Pannatu Over Thamser Pass (4,570 metres) to Pannatu.
Day 16: Pannatu-Palachak Trek along the river and through the woods to the tiny settlement of Palachak.
Day 17: Palachak-Biling Pass through several small villages on the way to the camp at the village of Biling.
Day 18: Biling-Mcleod Ganj Continue down to the Tibetan refugee camp at Bir, then travel by jeep to McLeod Ganj, home of Tibet's government-in-exile.
Day 19-20: Mcleod Ganj Spend two additional days in McLeod Ganj to visit the Tibetan library, local Buddhist monasteries, and the town's colorful marketplace.
Day 21: Mcleod Ganj-Amritsar Travel by jeep to Amritsar, site of the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Have an overnight stay there.
Day 22: Amritsar-Delhi Catch an early morning express train to Delhi. Check into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 23: Deaparture Transfer Depart- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.