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Ladakh, also known as little Tibet, is one of the most remarkable regions of India. Although politically part of India, Ladakh is geographically and culturally an extension of western Tibet. Ladakh is a high and arid landscape with lush irrigated valleys surrounded by snow capped peaks. Leh the capital of Ladakh has long been a remote and fascinating outpost and important cross-roads for pilgrims and traders in the upper Indus Valley.

After the spectacular flight over the Himalaya to Leh we spend several days for essential acclimatization with sightseeing at Buddhist monasteries. The trek starts at the village of Chilling in the Zanskar valley and from here it is a six day trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp. On the climb we use a High Camp at 5,300m that improves our chances of summit success. After an early start on summit day we cross the glacier to reach an exposed ridge that we follow to the summit. There are superb views south to Zanskar and north to the Karakoram range.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2: Fly to Leh (3,500m).
Transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Leh. The rest of the day it is best to do nothing in order to gradually adapt to the high altitude of Leh.
Overnight: hotel.

Day 3: Sightseeing around Leh.
Leh is the ancient capital of Ladakh and has many hilltop forts and palaces to visit including the Royal Palace which overlooks the town. The town is situated on the old Silk Route and still has a trading tradition, it is well worth wandering around the colourful bazaar.
You will have the opportunity to visit the two well known monasteries of Shey and Thiksey. Shey gompa was constructed by the first king of Ladakh and was the seat of power for the pre- Tibetan kings. Thiksey gompa is a very impressive monastery containing numerous stupas, statues, thankas, wall paintings and a large pillar engraved with the Buddha's teachings.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4: Day excursion to Khardung La (5,605m).
Today we drive up the “highest motorable road in the world” from Leh to the top of the Khardung La at 5,605m. This takes about 2 hours and is an ideal way to help the acclimatisation process by spending time above 5,000m.
On our return to Leh later in the afternoon we take th short walk up to the Shanti Stupa above the town, there are superb views of the Indus Valley and snow capped peaks including Stok Kangri.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5: Drive to Chilling (3,200m) - 3 hour driving.
Morning after breakfast drive to Chilling. Arrive Chilling and explore the village.
Overnight: Tent

Day 6: Cross Zanskar River and trek to Skiu (3,500m)- 5 hours walking.
After crossing the Zanskar River on a box and cable bridge (see photo) we follow the Zanskar river upstream to the village of Skiu.
Overnight: Tent

Day 7: Trek to Ganda La Base Camp (4,100m)- 5 hours walking.
Today we walk up a beautiful gorge to the village of Shingo and then set up a camp a little further up the valley at the Base Camp of Ganda La pass. Along the way you will see beautiful Ladakki scenery with splashes of green near the streams or irrigated farmland and elsewhere the landscape is dry and arid with a variety of colours.
Overnight: Tent

Day 8: Trek to Rumbak (3,800m)- 7 hours walking.
From Camp we follow a long gradual ascent to the Ganda La at 4,850m then descending to Yurutse and onto our camp near the village of Rumbak.
Overnight: Tent

Day 9: Trek to Khilchay (4,200m)- 5 hours walking.
From Rumbak we start the the steep climb to the Stok La at 4,900m where we have views of the Stok Kangri range. The camp is at Khilchay a short descent from the pass.
Overnight: Tent

Day 10: Trek to lower Stok Kangri Base Camp (4,500m)- 5 hours walking.
Today we walk to the lower Stok Kangi Base Camp and in the afternoon we go for an exploration walk (“climb high, sleep low”) to help the acclimatisation process.
Overnight: Tent

Day 11: Trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp (5,000m).
Today we continue up the valley ascending to a pass where we get views of Base Camp and also the route to the summit of Stok Kangri. We spend two nights at Base Camp to help our acclimatisation to the high altitude.
Overnight: Tent

Day 12 : Climb Stok Kangri
Our summit day begins before dawn, the route climbs over scree and boulders to reach the south ridge which continues to the summit. The ridge is quite exciting with a certain degree of exposure although it is never too steep there is some scrambling in places. The biggest challenge is the altitude making the climb feel very strenuous.
The summit views are superb in every direction with Leh visible way down in the valley below and the Karakoram mountain range to the north. After the summit celebrations and maybe a bite to eat we retrace our steps back to lower Base Camp.
Overnight: Tent

Day 13: Trek to Stok and drive to Leh (4 to 5 hours trek and 30 minute drive)
We descend to the village of Stok where we meet the jeeps for transport back to Leh.
Overnight: Hotel.

Day 14: Fly to Delhi.
Early morning fight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Later visit the Delhi.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15: Delhi departure
Transfer to Delhi airport for the flight back home

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