The trip destination
— 16 days land only/17 days flight inclusive
— 10 days point-to-point walking
— Altitude maximum 6,189m, average 4,500m
— 6 nights hotels, all en suite, 9 nights full-service camping
— All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
— Golden Triangle extension available
— Free airport transfer for any flight
— Optional single supplement (includes single tent)
— 19 August 2023 & 13 July 2024 departures led by Valerie Parkinson winner of Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2021
All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners are included.
All meals except for main meals in Delhi and Leh are included; please allow about GBP70 (approx. USD115) for these.
Whilst camping, the staff will bring a hot drink (usually tea) to your tent each morning. When you reach camp in the afternoon tea and biscuits will be served. At breakfast, dinner and in the afternoons, there is a choice of hot drinks. Breakfasts typically include cereal, toast and jam, eggs and porridge. Lunch on trek is usually served as a picnic en route (except on shorter days when it is in camp). Lunch and dinner typically include soup to start, followed by a variety of hot dishes (both local and western) such as potatoes/chips, vegetables, curry, pasta, rice, dhal and paneer (cottage cheese). At dinner time a dessert such as tinned fruit and custard, fritters or cake is also served.
Please note that although some meals will include meat, it is not as readily available whilst camping.
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.
We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Ladakh. In Leh there is a shop called Dzomsa which sells safe drinking water. Your leader will show you where this is on your first day in Leh.
During the trek the cooks will collect and boil drinking water from the mountain streams and fill up your water bottles for you, but you may need to collect water during the day and may wish to use your own water purification treatment as well.