Leh, also dubbed Little Tibet, is a mesmerizing land of contrasts, with its stark and scenic beauty. From the moon-surface landscapes to the curving Himalayan mountainous roads, and fertile green river valleys, there is a subtle mysticism to this region. The town is overshadowed by the ruins of Leh Palace, which was abandoned by Ladakh’s royal family in the 19th century. The Drass Valley is considered the world’s coldest inhabited region after Siberia, whilst the Zoji La is one of the world’s highest mountain roads. Kick back and breath in the fresh mountain harmony for an unforgettable Shangri-La experience.
One of the easiest to adapt to is the Leh-Sabu trek, rarely rising over 4000m. This short trek runs via Sham in lower Ladakh, famously called Apricot Valley. Start early morning from Leh, driving 4.5hrs to the small hamlet of Upper Sabu via the high Digar La pass. Walk downhill from Sabu along a track of vast flood plains and cultivated fields. Observe traditional Ladakhi life and see locals tending fields. Be welcomed into a local family house for lunch. After your meal, you will be driven back to your Leh hotel for the night.