Destinations Covered :
Arrival in Delhi, flight to Leh.
Tour of Leh city.
Tour of Spitok and Phyang gompas.
Tour of Shey and Matho gompas and Stok palace, the home of Ladakhi royalty.
Tour of Tikse and Hemis gompas, two the wealthiest and most influential institutions in Ladakh. Camp at Hemis.
Trek from Hemis to the village of Chogdo.
trek to Kongmaru La base camp.
Over Kongmaru La (16,730 ft.) to the plain of Nimaling, then over a small ridge to the secluded base camp at the foot of majestic Kang Yatze peak (21,000 ft.).
Day at Leisure or perhaps climb an adjacent ridge for a closer view of Kang Yatze's summit.
Over Konka Wangpo (16,500 ft.) to the valley of Langtang Chu.
Climb to the top of Zalung Karpo La (16,570 ft.) for a birds'-eye view of the Kharnak region before descending to the lovely meadow of Sokra.
Pass through Kharnak, with its imposing fort looming over us, and enter a spectacular gorge leading further down into willow groves. When the valley widens again, you will reach one of the most auspicious spots in the region, the site of a massive and remarkably ornamented monument. overnight camp.
A short day. After one hour's walk, we reach the semi-permanent settlement of Dat and camp near the village. The village and its small Gelugpa gompa merit an afternoon's exploration.
On the vast open plain beyond Dat, we keep a close lookout for herds of Kyiang, the Tibetan wild ass which frequent this valley. The stream has dried up here, but bubbling springs provide refreshment before the climb to Yar La (15,910 ft.). This is an easy pass, but the views are incredible. From the pass, there is a simple descent to Lungmoche.
The scenery changes yet again as you pass two small ridges and descend through grotesquely wind-carved rocks to one of the most beautiful campsites in Ladakh, called Zhabuk. You slake your thirst in the crystal clear spring and watch for the flocks of graceful Bharal, or Blue Sheep, on the cliffs above.
Be prepared for some exciting river crossings before we climb high above the Zara Chu (river) and leave it behind for good.
You make an early start to tackle the highest pass on our journey, 17,390 ft. Marang La. The views from the summit stretch to the Great Himalaya. The descent is quite long, and we end up in a lovely willow grove on the bank of the mighty Tsarap Chu, leaving the icy heights far behind.
It's a short walk to the Manali-Leh military road, where we meet the jeep that will take us on to Manali. This spectacular drive takes us over the main Himalaya range at the 15,255 ft Baralacha La before stopping for the night in Darcha.
You continue by jeep over Rohtang Pass (3978 metres) to Manali. Over night in Manali
Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to onwards journey.