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WILDLIFE AND VILLAGE TREK

PACKAGE CODE : L005
DURATION :  06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS (02 DAYS OF TREKKING + 01 DAY OF RAFTING)
BEST TIME :  MAY TO OCTOBER
ACCOMMODATION : 06 NIGHTS IN HOTEL
MINIMUM PEOPLE REQUIRED : TWO
LEVEL OF ENDURANCE :  MILD moderate



Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival LehArrival Leh
On your arrival at Leh, a representative from Nomadier will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Remainder of the day would be for you to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Leh.

 

Day 02: Sightseeing around Leh
Morning at leisure or explore the nearby places on foot. Post lunch a visit to Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Jokhang and Local Bazaar would be scheduled. Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Leh.

 

Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda)Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda)
Shanti Stupa/Japanese Peace Pagoda was built by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with, help from organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Changpas village providing a bird's eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for meditation  and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.

 

Leh PalaceLeh Palace
The Namgyal Tsemo (Victory Peak) was built by King Tashi Namgyal after the reunification of upper and lower Ladakh and victory over Hor whose bodies are placed under an image of Mahakala, the guardian deity to stop further invasion of Hor. The Leh Palace known as 'Lechen Palkhar' was built by Singay Namgyal at the beginning of 17th Century A.D. The nine-storied palace is now deserted, and the ASI (Archeological Survey of India) has taken up the renovation work.

 

JokhangJokhang
The Ladakh Buddhist Association, in 1957, built the small Gompa known as Jokhang in the main bazaar, which is open throughout the day for visitors. The Gompa contains statue of Joyo Rinpoche (crowned Buddha).

 

Day 03: Day Trekking in Hemis National Park
After breakfast in the morning drive towards Hemis National Park up to Zinchen which is the last point for vehicles. Here, you will start your walk inside the National Park and get back to Zinchen by evening. Drive back to Leh for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Hemis National Park
The Hemis National Park is located around 40 km southeast of Leh and takes its name from the world famous Buddhist Gompa situated here. It is situated on the bank of river Indus and includes the catchments areas of Markha, Sumdah, and Rumbak streams. Hemis National Park is a high altitude protected area created in 1981 in the eastern part of the cold desert of Ladakh for the conservation and protection of its unique flora and fauna. It covers an area of 600 sq. kms in the Markha and Rumbak valleys.  The terrain surrounding the park is rocky and the thin soil cover supports a poor vegetative growth. Dry alpine pastures are present in sheltered locations and the grass growth is relatively rapid during the summer season after the snow melts away from the region. You can also see many rare and endangered animal species like the snow leopard, Tibetan Wild Ass or Kiang, Ibex, Serow, Tibetan antelope, Snow partridge and Golden oriole.

 

Day 04: Day Trek
After breakfast you will drive towards Stakmo Village, a 22 km drive to your trek’s starting point. From here you will walk inside the valley for about 3 – 4 hrs and come back to the same point for the pick up. Drive back to Leh for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 05: Rafting on Indus (15 Km stretch)Rafting on Indus
After breakfast leave for the experience of a lifetime. Our jeeps will drop you at Phey – the Raft “Put in” point and will pick you up from Nimmu where you end your rafting. Drive back to hotel in Leh to relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Phey to Nimmu
This route consists mostly of Grade II or III easy rapids and passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains, many of them with tiny hamlets and imposing old monasteries nestled among the valleys. Starts from Phey Village, about 12 km from Leh and ends at Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimmu, about 36 km from Leh. This stretch can be undertaken by novices as well.

 

Day 06: Excursion to Pangong Lake (280 Kms round trip)
Departure in the morning after breakfast to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border with the route taking you past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turning off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh range is crossed through Chang-la Pass (18,000 ft.), which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year, even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Overnight stay in Hotel in Leh.

 

Pangong LakePangong Lake
The Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 ft. is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, nearly 6-7 km at its widest point. Visitors are permitted to only around 7 km along the southern shore from the head of the lake as part of Pangong lies in China. Standing there offers stunning views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake’s brackish water. Also visible above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.

 

Day 07: Airport Departure
Nomadier  provides assistance in your transfer to the Airport and wishes you goodbye.