Places to Visit: Delhi - Leh - Shey - Ladakh - Chilling - Bakula Bawo - Zanskar.
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Leh and transfer to the Grand Dragon Hotel to rest and acclimate for journey.
Day 03: Travel to the Ladakh village of Shey to visit the Thiksey Monastery, home to the largest Buddhist statue in Ladakh. Also visit the wealthy Hemis Monastery.
Day 04: Drive to Chilling to begin trek to Tilat Sumdo (10, 170’).
After mastering the “Ladakhi shuffle,” trek to camp on a sandy plateau.
Day 05: Trek to a cave at Bakula Bawo, considered a holy place by the Zanskari.
Continue trek along the Zanskar, traversing steep rocks due to melting ice at this lower elevation.
Day 06: Difficult travel is rewarded with magnificent scenery of frozen, sculpture-like waterfalls. Lunch near Zanskari caves at Yokmado. Overnight in the village of Nyerak.
Day 07: Trek through a tremendous canyon to Tipu, and continue to Lingshed, a large village with an interesting monastery and a solar school.
Day 08: Visit the Lingshed Monastery, journey through the valley to reach the frozen Chadar, and walk on the frozen river to Tsarak Do.
Day 09: Continue to follow the trail alongside the frozen river.
Day 10: Leave Chadar for a short road walk to the large village of Zangla, the home of Zanskar’s erstwhile king. Here we will visit a large village where you will see children skiing and sledding!
Day 11: Visit the local nunnery and then follow a jeep road to Stongde to visit another monastery.
Day 12: Trek to Karsha, home to one of the region’s largest monasteries—covering an entire hillside and offering fantastic rooftop views!
Day 13: Drive over bridge and make short trek back to Pidmo to overnight in village homes.
Day 14 - 18: Descend to the Chadar and make return trek to Chilling. Transfer to Leh.
Day 19 or 20: Fly to Delhi and depart, or join one of our extensions in India. (Note: we have scheduled an extra
Day 20: To account for flight schedule changes due to poor weather conditions.
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