Ladakh: mountains and lakes, monasteries and festivals!

Accompany us in Ladakh: Admire the high mountain lakes, experience the silence of secluded monasteries - and their roaring mask festivals.



Nubra valley

Of all the valleys in Ladakh, the Nubra Valley is the most lush and fertile. It lies north of Leh, and is delimited by the Karakoram in the north and the Ladakh massif in the south. The course of the Indus through this valley means that as far as the eye can see it shines in lush green and is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. An unforgettable sight ...

From Leh, the path leads over the Khardung La with 5,606 m and thus the highest passable pass on earth. The view from the top is accordingly breathtaking - you can look south over the entire Indus Valley to the rugged snow-capped peaks of the Zanskar Valley. The Karakoram is blocking the view to the north!

The rather winding descent from Khardung La takes you to Diskit, the capital of the Nubra district, in a few hours. This place also has a monastery high on a cliff, built in the 16th century.

7 km from Diskit is Hunder Village, where you can see real scrubby two-humped camels ... and camel riding in the sand dunes between Diskit and Hunder Village a great experience!

Dha Hanu

Dha Hanu

Dha Hanu lies approx. 162 km southwest of Leh. On the way there you come through many small picturesque villages such as Domkhar, Skurbuchan and Achinathang. However, the greatest attractions of this area are the places Dha and Beema, whose population still consists of the few descendants of the Dards who live today. These Drokpa communities are probably the last remnants of the ancient Aryan population who lived in this valley long ago. Their cultural characteristics correspond entirely to the Indian Aryans and here like nowhere else they have been preserved over the centuries. Their religious practices are very similar to those of the pre-Buddhist Bonpos, unlike the rest of Ladakh, which is predominantly Buddhist.

These groups live endogamously, which means that weddings follow certain rules that have been set for a long time and the corresponding rites have been preserved from modernity. The clothing of the drokpas is remarkable, consisting of an untied, woolen tunic, in which all corners are decorated with geometric patterns, and a hat, which was usually lavishly decorated with dried flowers, ribbons and needles.



The Zanskar valley is located in the southwest of Ladakh - it is a magical and remote valley at an altitude of approx. 3,950 m, making it the highest valley in the Himalayas.

A trekking fan will find everything his heart desires here; the ancient culture of the Ladakhis has been preserved here better than anywhere else by the remoteness of the valley. The methods of agriculture, spinning and weaving have not been changed for centuries, accordingly ancient tools can be found here.

Since Zanskar lies directly behind the mountain range of the Great Himalayas, it snows and rains a lot more here than in Leh; this means that the valley remains completely inaccessible 7 months a year. All high passes are blocked by masses of snow and the surface of the Zanskar River freezes. If there is a need and something is needed, the locals walk along the frozen Zanskar River to its confluence with the Indus at Nemoo Village. That's exactly what you would like to try, on the so-called Chaddar Trek - the Frozen Blanket Trek! With our trekkings you will find a corresponding offer that you can hardly resist!

Other attractions in Zanskar are the monasteries of Stakrimo, Zongkul, Karsha, Rangdum, Stongday, Phuktal and Bardan and the Palace of Sani.