Things to do
City Highlights of Ladakh
Take day or overnight treks of varying difficulty levels; Enjoy mountaineering, white water rafting and jeep safaris.
8 Day Trek to Markha Valley
Journey by trek to the upper Markha Valley, one of the best ways to get acquainted with this remote yet magical Buddhist kingdom. Trekking here is rewarded with stunning views of the stark jagged landscape, punctuated with greenery amid a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Trek via Buddhist monasteries, mountain villages, Nimaling and Kongmarula high altitude pastures, Kangyatse’s high altitude peak and Hemis wildlife sanctuary. Start from Spituk near Leh and resume at Hemis. The area is home to endangered wildlife with a unique assemblage of large mammals. Enjoy interacting with local people.
4 Day Spituk-Stok Trek
Looking for a pretty short, accessible trek with great views and moderate difficulty? This is it! Drive early morning from Leh to Spituk. Trek via dry land till it gets greener entering Zingchen Valley, where River Rumbak flows into the Indus. Next day starting in Hemis National Park, climb to Rumbak village to see the Stok peaks from the gorge. Stop at a teahouse run by village women. Trek up to Stok La next day to view the stunning Indus Valley. Camp overnight at Mancarmo. Next day, descend into Stok via lovely rock patterns. Visit the Stok Palace cum Museum. Later drive back to Leh.
3 Day Trek to Sham Valley
This trek runs through Sham in the Ladakhi Valley, aptly called the ‘Baby Trek’ due to its lower altitudes and passes, making it a pleasurable experience! Weave via astounding ridges, mountain tips, several villages, fruit farms, and ancient monasteries. Start with a 2hr drive from Leh via Sham to Likir along the Indus River, where you will visit Likir Monastery. Trek to Yangthang to camp overnight. Next day, trek to Hemis Shukpachan along Chortens/stupas via Rizong Monastery. Arrive at Ang village. Head to Tingmosgam, famed for its monastery and village. Drive back to your Leh hotel.