Destination: Ladakh

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Formerly part of the Tibetan empire, isolated during the 17 th and 18 th centuries, and later encorporated within the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh (average altitude: 3,500m) is an area where traditional Tibetan lifestyles merge with those of South Asia. The northernmost and easternmost parts of Ladakh are an extremity of the Jangtang Plateau, where the lakes Pang-gang and Morari border Tibet. Central Ladakh straddles the banks of the Indus River, and has several important Buddhist monasteries: at Leh, the capital, Choglamsar, Stok, Shey, Thikse, Stakna, Hemis, Spituk, Phyang. Lekir, and above all Alchi.

Southern Ladakh comprises the arid plateau of Zangskar.

Trans Himalaya's tour programme includes cultural events, monastic visits and treks through Zangskar, Hemis National Park, Zangskar, and Nubra, as well as mountain safaris into Ladakh from Himachal Pradesh to the south. As such, we feature the core itineraries recommended and detailed in Robert & Roma Bradnock's India Handbook (Footprint Handbooks, 12th edition 2002). We also specialise in customised expeditions and tours, which can be organised anywhere in Ladakh to suit individual requirements.

Main Photograph by Gloria Williams

 

 

SELECTED ITINERARIES

Overland through Kunu, Spiti and Garzha to Ladakh (19 days)

Explore the ethnic Tibetan areas of Himachal and Ladakh

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