Discover Ladakh | Trekking in Ladakh | UFO Adventure Travel
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Difficulty

Easy

Max. Altitude

4250m

Duration

7 Days

Best Time

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept,

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Tour description

The Discover Ladakh itinerary is a perfect way to be introduced to the stunning beauty of this Trans Himalayan region. The weeklong trip has been designed to cover and explore the best bits that Ladakh has to offer. We start the trip by crossing one of the world's highest motorable roads Khardung La on our way to Nubra Valley, which lies to the north of Leh and was once the gateway to the ancient Silk route. The valley has vast alluvial plains and bacterian camels, which roam the sandy banks of the Shayok River. We then leave for the high altitude lake of Pangong Tso which manages to mesmerize every single time you visit it. We head back to Leh from the Lake and then leave for a rafting experience on River Zanskar. With visits to nearby monasteries and adventure sports coupled with the beauty of the unspoiled landscape , this trip will leave you reminiscing about its stunning views.


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DISCOVER LADAKH

Is this Holiday for you ?

On this holiday we will be constantly at an altitude of more than 3500m. Therefore, it is essential that you acclimatize well in order to make the best of the week. You will be advised by the UFO guide to rest and keep your body hydrated as much as possible on the first day of arrival. Your oxygen levels will be monitored from time to time to check on the level of acclimatization. There is fair bit of travelling to be done every day, and we would encourage you to do a bit of walking/running and breathing exercises to enjoy this trek. A fair level of fitness is always helpful.

Explore the stunning trans Himalaya landscape of Ladakh

Experience the changing landscape from mountains to alpine desert at Nubra Valley via Khardung La

Witness the stunning beauty of Pangong Tso .

Exclusive camping and rafting experience





  • 7 Days, 5 nights hotel, 1 night camping
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
  • max group size: 10
  • On the high plateau of Ladakh, the maximum daytime temperature low down on our trip (and at Leh) will be around 15°C, with night-time lows below 0°C. At high altitude, the sun has a very strong effect and at the height of the day it will feel hotter than the indicated temperatures. Ladakh is not adversely affected by the monsoon and we can usually expect stable, weather. However, mountains do generate their own weather systems and some rain or wind cannot be ruled out at anytime.

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  • Local English speaking guide
  • Airport transfers as described
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • All permits and entrance fees in the itinerary
  • Rafting equipment/ climbing equipment
  • All costs are applicable for double occupancy
  • Oxygen tank (for emergency only)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals as per the Meal Plan
  • Airport transfers other than those described
  • Tips for local staff including the local guide and drivers
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.
  • Personal camera equipment & gear
  • Flights and airfare
  • Meals will be a mix of local and comfort food. Breakfasts will consist of bread, cheese, honey, jams, fruit, tea and Nescafe along with eggs, paranthas, etc. For lunch there will be a variety of momos, thukpas, and other dishes from which we can select, or a full packed lunch. Dinner will usually be a soup followed by lentils, vegetable curry and meat as available. Vegetarians can be catered for.
  • A single group transfer will be arranged from Leh Airport to the hotel in Leh. This transfer will meet the arrival of the flights from Delhi at 1030hrs. At the end of the trip there will be a single group transfer from the group hotel to Leh Airport at 8 am. This transfer will be after breakfast on Day 7 of the trip itinerary. A representative of our local agent will assist with the transfers between the airport and the group hotel. If the arrival transfer does not work with your flight, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements at Leh Airport. Should you require an airport transfer, these can be arranged by the hotel reception staff or alternatively please contact the UFO office.
  • During this trip the group will spend 5 nights in hotel and 1 night camping.. All accommodation is allocated on a twin sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. All accommodations used by UFO adhere to hygiene and comfort norms. For Hotel prices and single supplement costs please contact UFO office.
  • Day will start with a hot cup of tea served to you in the tent at around 7 am. At around 8 a.m. breakfast will be under way and by 8.30 we should be back on the trail to our next destination. You will have plenty of time to get up and pack your bag which will be transported safely to the next destination in your taxi. Please make sure you fill you water bottles for the day ahead. Lunch will either be at the hotel you are staying or at a nice restaurant while traveling. Usually travelling is 5-6 hours every day. On arrival at hotel, we can relax in our mess tent and take tea or coffee. Dinner is ready at around 7.30-8 p.m. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the trip so far and for general socializing. After dark, the temperature starts to fall and everyone will soon be tucked up in their beds.

ITINERARY FOR THE TREK

DAY 1

MEET AT THE GROUP HOTEL IN LEH.

Meet at the group hotel in Leh. A single group transfer at 10.30am from Leh Airport to the group hotel is provided. The first day is reserved for acclimitization and you will be advised to rest, eat and keep yourself hydrated as much as possible. A short walk around the city to Leh Palace in the evening can be organized. 



  Accommodation
Hotel in Leh
  Meals
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DAY 2

EARLY MORNING PRAYERS A THIKSEY MONASTERY. LEAVE FOR NUBRA VALLEY.

We will make an early start after tea and breakfast to catch the morning prayers at Thiksey Monastery. Affiliated to the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism, it is situated on a hill in Thiksey village and is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. We then leave for Nubra Valley by crossing and making a quick pit stop the high motorable pass of Khardung La( As it is only your second day, we would not advise a stop of more than 15-20 minutes on the pass). We reach Nubra Valley late afternoon and check in our hotel/resort for Lunch. The evening can be spent walking the sand dunes, exploring Diskit Monastery and Hundar village. 



  Accommodation
Hotel/Fixed camps in Nubra
  Meals
BD
  Time
4-5 hrs drive

DAY 3

DRIVE TO PANGONG TSO.

After tea and breakfast, we set out for the high altitude lake of Pangong Tso. The stunning drive with the changing landscape is a thrill to experience. We reach the lake by late afternoon and you will have the evening at leisure to explore the lake shore.



  Accommodation
Hotel/Fixed Camp in Pangong Tso
  Meals
BD
  Time
5-6 hrs drive

DAY 4

LEAVE FOR LEH. EVENING ACTIVITY.

After a leisurely breakfast, we head back towards Leh crossing another high pass Chang la.  After checking into our hotel in Leh, we head to Shey after lunch for rock climbing and rappelling. 

Option: If you do not want to do rock climbing and rappelling, then we can stop at Sindhu Ghat and Shey Palace while on our way back to Leh.



  Accommodation
Hotel in Leh
  Meals
BD
  Time
5-6 hrs drive

DAY 5

CAMPING EXPERIENCE AT CHILLING.

After a late breakfast, we will leave for a 2 hour drive to Chilling along the River Indus.  We will stop at the confluence at Nimoo Village for a while. We reach our campsite for the day and get ourselves comfortable in the tents. There are numerous trails near the campsites the guide will then take you for a hike after lunch in the nearby  trails. We come back to camp by tea time  and evening will be at leisure in the camp.



  Accommodation
Camping
  Meals
BLD
  Time
2-3 hrs drive

DAY 6

RAFTING ON ZANSKAR RIVER. BACK TO LEH.

Another beautiful day and we get ready for rafting on Zanskar river. Expert guides will take you on the river as you raft for two hours while all the your luggage will be packed in the car waiting for them at the confluence. After lunch, we then head to Alchi Monastery. After we have explored the monastery, we move ahead to reach our destination Leh. On the way we can stop at Magnetic Hill and reach Leh by evening. Before we check into our hotel we will visit the Shanti Stupa to get a glorious view of the Leh valley at sunset.   



  Accommodation
Hotel in Leh
  Meals
BLD
  Time
2-3 hrs drive

DAY 7

DEPARTURE DAY

After an early breakfast we will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport. If you want to extend your stay to visit  Tso Moriri and Tso kar please contact our staff.



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Why trekkers love us?

I joined UFO on their twin peaks initiative in Ladakh climbing Stok Kangri (6150m) & Golep Kangri (5900m). The experience could not have been better curated. From the start of the trip till the very end, everything was well organised to meet the best quality standards. The team is beautifully welcoming and cheerful!

Shuchita Grover

Fantastic 2 days spent in Doon Valley, with some great camping experience, views of the Himalayas.. UFO Team was extremely warm, helpful and professional. This was our daughter's (who is 9 years old) first camping experience, she rated this one of her best trips.

Shantanu Singh

UFO are great partners when seeking adventure. I did an expedition to Mentok Kangri (6210m) and Kang Yatse II (6250m) in Ladakh, day hike to the double living root bridge in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya and also a relaxed camping experience in Hemis national park in Ladakh. UFO are very hospitable in accommodating their guests specially at high altitudes.

Suyesh Rawat

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Frequently asked questions

How do we travel to Ladakh?

There are three ways to reach Ladakh- a) you can take flight from Delhi to Leh from major airlines such as Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Indigo and Go Airlines. b) You can take road journeys either from Manali or Srinagar. It takes 2 day journey (474 kilometers) from Manali to Leh with a night stopover in Sarchu. On the other hand, Srinagar to Leh will take 2 days (434 kilometers) with a night halt at Kargil. All the roads remain open from May to October.

What are the symptoms of High Altitude sickness? How long does it take to get acclimatize in Ladakh?

Some common symptoms of high altitude sickness include giddiness, loss of appetite, lack of sleep and difficulty in breathing. The best way to acclimatize in Ladakh is a natural rest for at least 48 hours,keep yourself well hydrated and eat well. Even then it depends from person to person as to how long it takes to acclimatize before trekking in the Himalayas.

Am i fit enough for an adventure in Ladakh?

Anyone with an enthusiasm for the outdoors, different cultures and overseas travel and is prepared to be open minded and flexible. Our trips are fun and informal and attended by a wide range of people. We offer a range of trips which are all graded for difficulty to help you choose your holiday, if you would like advice please get in contact us at. You will always enjoy your trekking holiday in Ladakh better if you have a good level of fitness. Running, cardio vascular exercises or playing sports always helps.

What kind of food is provided during the trek?

We provide clean, hygienic and tasty food during treks and climbs. Below items will give you an idea with regards to the meals:

Breakfast: Porridge, Cornflakes, Muesli, Bread, Apricot Jam, Honey, Butter, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Pan-Cake, Omelette, Tea and Coffee.

Lunch: (You will have Packed Lunch while trekking mostly) Sandwiches, Boiled Eggs, Boiled Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Chocolate Bars,Biscuits,etc.

Tea Time: Instant Noodles,Popcorn, Pakoda, Tea, Coffee with Biscuits

Dinner: Soup, Rice, Curry (Veg. Mushroom, Paneer, Dal) Noodles (Thukpa, Chowmien) Momos, Pasta, etc. and deserts.

Please Note: All of the above items are served different on different days, and the items are subjected to the availability in the market. Meals can be customized according to clients and private groups.

Which treks should be considered in Ladakh?

Ladakh has a wide array of treks and climbs of different grades. Treks with multiple high altitude passes, average camping altitude and remoteness determine the toughness of the trek.

Easy treks: Markha valley trek, Sham Valley trek, Lamayuru to Chilling trek

Moderate Treks: Phyang to Hunder, Tsokar to Tsomoriri

Challenging treks: Rumtse to Tsomoriri, Chadar Trek

Which are the famous mountaineering peaks in Ladakh?

Stok Kangri(6150m) is the highest walking peak in India and draws a lot of climbers due to its height and non technicality. Kang Yatse (6400m), Mentok Kangri (6210m), Golep Kangri (6000m) and Nun (7135mts) Kun (7085mts) are other famous mountaineering peaks.

Why our some treks more expensive than others?

If we have to organize a trek near Leh, the transportation cost and carriage cost is less expensive. Markha Valley trek is more accessible from Leh than the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek, therefore it will be cheaper than it. Horses to carry your luggage also play an important component to trek cost. Ultimately though, it is the services that the client or the groups require and want i.e accommodation, food, experiences, etc that will determine your trek or adventure cost.

What kind of accommodation is available in Ladakh?

There are various price points in Ladakh for accommodations. From homestay/guesthouses to boutique hotels to luxury hotels and camps, travelers can pick and choose according to the budget. We usually choose  A class and luxury hotels with their facilities and services comparable to any 3-4 star hotel. Hotels in Ladakh are designed with traditional architecture of the region and feature good sized rooms equipped with modern amenities.