Trekking Overview

Ladakh has held a great attraction for trekkers from all around the world for the past few decades. And no wonder! All kind of mountains, all trekking grades, all kinds of challenges from three days to more than 20 days – in Rupshu Kharnak, Zanskar, Nubra Valley, Kargil, and of course in and around Leh itself.

The landscape has a very unusual topography, which is typically rugged with miles and miles of sun-beaten and windswept mountains, inhospitable and craggy terrains, and challenging peaks, unconquered and unmanned.

Let us invite you to discover one of the most impressive landscapes on our beautiful planet with us! We promise to support you in every way you need to make your trek in Ladakh an unforgettable adventure!

Please contact us for detailed information by email or form.  Let us know your fitness level and whether there are any health or disability issues to consider. Leh itself is situated at 3,500 m above sea level; treks can easily reach 5,000 m and more, so let us know whether you have any previous high-altitude experience.

1. Jhunglam

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Aug-Oct
10 Days
Strenuous
5,200 m

Adventure and wilderness - combined in a fantastic trek connecting the Markha valley and Zanskar!

Villages: Martselang, Shang Sumdo, Lartsa, Thachungtse, Karsha, Padum
Monasteries: Shey, Thikse, Hemis, Karsha, Tongde
Highlights: Hemis National Park, Shang gorge, Langthang valley, Changthang plateau, Nomades, Nimaling
Passes: Kongmaru La 5,200 m, Rabrangla 4,700 m, Charcharla 4,950 m
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2. Lamayuru - Zanskar

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Jul-Oct
13 Days
Strenuous
5,090 m

A beautiful trek to the ancient buddhist kingdom of Zanskar

Villages: Wanla, Hanupatta, Photoskar, Lingshed, Hanumil, Karsha, Padum
Monasteries: Lamayuru, Likir, Alchi, Lingshed, Tongde
Highlights: Photang valley, Zanskar River, Drang Drung Glacier, Gorges, Nun (7,135 m) Kun (7,080), Sham valley
Passes: Prinkti La 3,750 m, Sir Sir La 4,850 m, Singge La 5,090 m, Hanuma La 4,950 m, Parfi La 3,950 m
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© Connie Peter, New Zealand

3. Lamayuru - Alchi

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May-Oct
5 Days
Moderate
5,250 m

Famous monasteries combined with the beautiful landscape of Ladakh

Villages: Wanla, Gera
Monasteries: Lamayuru, Likir, Alchi
Highlights: Sham valley, Mang Gyu
Passes: Prinkti La 3,750 m, Tar La 5,250 m
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4. Lamayuru - Darcha via Zanskar Valley

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Jul-Oct
21 Days
Strenuous
5,090 m

A beautiful trek to the ancient buddhist kingdom of Zanskar - and furtheron to Darcha in Himachal Pradesh

Villages: Wanla, Hanupatta, Photoskar, Lingshed, Hanumil, Karsha, Padum, Mune, Ichar, Purne, Kuru, Pallamo, Darcha
Monasteries: Lamayuru, Likir, Alchi, Lingshed, Tongde, Bardhan, Phuktal,
Highlights: Photang valley, Zanskar River, Drang Drung Glacier, Gorges, Nun (7,135 m) Kun (7,080), Sham valley, Gonpo Rangjung, Lakung
Passes: Prinkti La 3,750 m, Sir Sir La 4,850 m, Singge La 5,090 m, Hanuma La 4,950 m, Parfi La 3,950 m, Shingo 5,090 m
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5. Lamayuru - Chilling

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May-Oct
5 Days
Moderate
4,950 m

Famous monasteries, traditional lifestyle - combined with the beautiful valley of Sham in Ladakh

Villages: Wanla, Hinju, Sumda Chenmo, Chilling
Monasteries: Lamayuru, Likir, Alchi
Highlights: Karakoram and Stok ranges, Sumda Chenmo valley
Passes: Prinkti La 3,750 m, Kongskil La 4,950 m, Dung Dung Chan La 4,820 m
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6. Likir - Tingmosgam (Baby Trek)

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Jan-Dec
4 Days
Easy
4,000 m

This short trek, also called baby trek, will give you a glimpse of Sham, the lower part of Ladakh - btw. helping you to acclimatize!

Villages: Hemis Shukpachan, Ang, Tingmosgam
Monasteries: Likir, Rizong, Alchi
Highlights: apricots, apples, nuts fields, Rizong gorge, Indus river
Passes: Shushut 4,000 m, Mebtak La 3,720 m
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© Connie Peter, New Zealand

7. Markha Valley

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Jun-Oct
8 Days
Moderate
5,200 m

Very popular and beautiful trek along the Markha valley with traditional villages

Villages: Spituk, Skiu, Markha, Hankar, Shang Sumdo, Martselang
Monasteries: Skiu, Techa, Hemis, Shey, Thikse
Highlights: Zingchen valley, Hemis National Park, Spectacular gorges, Mani walls, Nimaling
Passes: Ganda La 4,900 m, Kongmaru La 5,200 m
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8. Phyang - Hunder

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Jun-Oct
6 Days
Moderate
5,400 m

This trek will show you the beauty of the Nubra valley - before passing the highest motorable road worldwide (5,606 m)

Villages: Phyang, Hundar Dok, Dok Gongma, Dok Yokma, Wachan
Monasteries: Phyang
Highlights: Panoramic view of Indus valley and Shayok valley, Hunder Gorge, View of Saser Kangri 7,672 m
Passes: Lasermo 5,400 m, Khardung La 5,606 m (jeep)
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9. Rumtse - Tsomoriri

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Jun-Oct
8 Days
Strenuous
5,450 m

The Nomadic Trek with traditional lifestyle along the beautiful Tsomoriri lake - and a wildlife trek as well

Villages: Rumtse, Korzok
Highlights: Indus Valley, Changthang range, Tsokar Lake, Tibetan nomads with their flock of yaks, sheep and pashmina goats, Tsomoriri lake
Passes: Kumur La 4,800 m, Mandalchan La 4,850 m, Shibuk La 4,900 m, Horlam Kongka La 4,900 m, Kyamayuru La 5,410 m, Kartse La 5,300 m, Yalung Nyaulung La 5,450 m
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10. Rupshu - Kharnak

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Jun-Oct
9 Days
Strenuous
5,200 m

A less-frequented, nevertheless beautiful trek - combining Markha valley and the Changthang plateau

Villages: Martselang, Shang Sumdo, Chogdo, Dat, Zara
Monasteries: Shey, Thikse, Hemis
Highlights: Hemis National Park, Shang gorge, Nimaling, Langthang valley, Changthang plateau, Nomads
Passes: Kongmaru La 5,200 m, Zalung Karpo La 5,200 m, Yar La 4,950 m
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© Connie Peter, New Zealand

11. Leh - Tsomoriri

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Jun-Sept
19 Days
Strenuous
5,800 m

A long and beautiful trek - combining Markha valley and the Changthang plateau! Additionally it's a very special trek, were all participants share the daily work, pain and joy!

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: Rumbak, Markha, Hankar, Martselang, Shang Sumdo, Chogdo, Dat, Zara
Highlights: Hemis National Park, Shang gorge, Nimaling, Langthang valley, Changthang plateau, Nomads, Tsokar Lake, Tsomoriri Lake
Passes: Ganda La 4,900 m, Zalung Karpo La 5,200 m, Spangchen La 5,800 m, Kozur La 5,590 m, Kostse La 5,380 m, Yalung Wyau La 5,430 m
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12. Spituk - Stok

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May-Oct
4 Days
Moderate
4,900 m

A nice and short trek, reachable by local bus - designed for you to ease acclimatization

Villages: Zingchen, Rumbak, Stok
Highlights: Zingchen Valley, Hemis National Park, Rumbak gorge, colourful rock formations, Stok palace
Passes: Stok La 4900 m
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