The tour starts like our classic tour of Ladakh, a gradual discovery of Himalayan landscapes by spending a night in camp after the passage of each pass. This ensures a better acclimatization and the opportunity to really enjoy each different places.
In the middle of the tour, we do not descend to the Indus valley, but we plunge into the wild world of Eastern Ladakh close to the Tibetan border. After Lake Tso Kar, a spectacular road and a day of walk brings us to Lake Tso Moriri and Kiagar. We spend a whole day at Tso Moriri to fully enjoy the landscape with the changing light during the day.
The tour also goes by the Buddhist monastery of Hemis before going to the largest lake in Ladakh, Pangong Tso. We spend one night there in camp. Children are welcome for this tour. The little ones may stay at the camp during the hiking days.
Day 1: International flight to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi at night. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Day 2: Visit in Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Train to Kalka. "Toy train" Kalka up to Dharampur. Taxi to Shimla. Visit of the Mall, overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Transfer by vehicle to Manali. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: For the bikers, it starts here, otherwise we continue in the vehicle. Passage of the Rohtang pass (3975 m). Journey to Keylong. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: The second high pass, Baralacha (4890 m). We descent to the Tsarap River entrance of Zanskar, incredible mineral and geological universe. Camp near the River (4170 m).
Day 7: Third pass, Lachulungla (5079 m). Camp on the banks of Tso Kar lake
Day 8: Hike to Lake Kiagar by a pass (5270 m). Camp at Lake Tso Moriri.
Day 9: Day spent at the lake Tso Moriri. Camp at the lake.
Day 10: Drive to Hemis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Visit the monastery of Hemis. Night at the monastery.
Day 12: Drive to Lake Pangong Tso via Changla pass (5340m). Walk around the lake. Camping at the lake.
Day 13: Back in the Indus Valley. Journey to Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Free day in Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Flight to Delhi. Free time. Return flight.