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Leh to Markha Valley, Ladakh - A photographic tour - 17 Days

Embark on a 17 day tour from Australia to trek to Leh, Ladakh including Markha valley, one of the most beautiful and varied regions in the world, comprised of multiple mountain ranges and a culture unchanged, with our local expert, also one of the best selling guide book author and professional photographer, 

 

Summit of the world, Ladakh, India is truly the Himalayas’ last unspoiled region. Unlike its neighbouring regions, Ladakh has a long history of peace and prosperity. Culturally and physically, it can be considered an extension of Buddhist Tibet. Central to its beauty and one-off ambience is that it did not suffer the devastation of the Cultural Revolution. Its monasteries, temples, villages and customs remain intact, and they await – and invite – our exploration.
   

We will begin our thirteen-day adventure with a discovery of cultural heritage of Delhi. Then, in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, we will enjoy the finest accommodation along with a vibrant, bustling village featuring fascinating bazaars, temples and shrines. While on the trek proper, we will enjoy five-star camping with the best (new) Marmot outdoor equipment at our disposal. The trek is supported by a large group of ground staff and ponies.


To know more about this journey, please click here.

 

 

This Package

We have designed this fully-inclusive tour package for people who want peace of mind and great value. All transportation and accommodation is organised by us, as is all support necessary for a comfortable trekking experience. All meals are provided throughout the trek. We want you to relax and enjoy your Himalayan experience in comfort, both in city of Delhi and during the trek itself. 

  • You will receive a fully-inclusive package with a great service, travelling in a small or private group, all at an unbeatable price.

  • You will be in receipt of traditional Indian hospitality during the trek.

 

Our Services

  • Upon booking, a comprehensive trip note will be provided which includes all essential information about the trip;

  • A free pre-departure information session will be provided for groups;

  • A licenced and experienced English-speaking local guide will lead you on your trek and take you on a heritage tour of Delhi;

  • The crew on your trek will do their utmost to ensure your safety and comfort.

 

 

Current Offer

If you book this trip by 30th April, 2014, you will receive a $100 gift card which can be used to purchase goods at a local adventure gear shop in Australia.

 

CALL US NOW or simply fill out the booking inquiry form

 By booking this trip, you will be supporting local economy and child education in rural Nepal.

 

 

Testimonials

1. Shannon Bartier - 

"Just wanted to say thank you for a fabulous time we had on our trek to Everest Base Camp and Chitwan Jungle Adventure (November 2012). I bought vouchers ...and not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by the standard of accommodation we received, both in Kathmandu and Chitwan. The local guides were so friendly and helpful...I wouldn't have made Base Camp without Bimal's help! I have been raving to everyone since returning home about how fantastic our 'holiday' was. Thank you again!".

2. Click here for a video testimonial from our clients

 

Highlights

  • incredible views of some of the world’s tallest peaks and mountain ranges;
  • expert guidance of an experienced photographer with a vast amount of local knowledge who will lead you to the best photographic spots and provide you with all assistance necessary to secure indelible, vivid memories of this unforgettable trekking experience;
  • an amazing opportunity to wander through secluded villages untouched by modern civilization and gain an unparalleled insight into the Buddhist culture of the Himalayas;
  • mouth-watering traditional food and pleasant, homely accommodation provided by a peace-loving people who pride themselves on mountain hospitality.

 

Recommendations

This thirteen-day wilderness experience is highly recommended for people who harbour a desire to explore remote, unspoilt parts of the world and who are fond of outdoor photography. The trek is also recommended for photography students who are seeking special opportunities to upgrade their landscape and/or cultural portfolios. 

 

Options

  • If the group departure date doesn't suit you, we can run a private group at a time specified by you (minimum of 4 travellers). Please inquire.

  • You can upgrade the accommodation in Delhi for added comfort.

 

Please Call Us Now On 1300 660 226 or

             Fill Out This Booking Inquiry Form.

email: info@sherpatours.com.au

  

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).
Day 02 Fly from Delhi to Leh. Acclimatise in Leh.
Day 03 Sightseeing in Leh, including Leh castle and Spitok gompa.
Day 04 Drive to nearby monasteries - Likir, Basgo and Alchi.
Day 05 Commence trek from Leh to Spitok, then to Jingchan.
Day 06 Trek from Jingchan to GandaLa Base Camp.
Day 07 Trek from GandaLa BC to Skyu via Pass.
Day 08 Trek from Skyu to Markha.
Day 09 Trek from Markha to Thachungtse.
Day 10 Trek from Thatchungtse to Nimaling.
Day 11 Trek from Nimaling to Chuskyurmo via Gongmarula Pass (5200m/17.050 ft).
Day 12 Trek from Chuskyurmo to Shang Sumdo, where trek ends.
Day 13 In Shang Sumdo, visit Hemis gompa, Thiksey Gompa and Shey castle, then drive to Leh.
Day 14 Day in leisure for rest and shopping.
Day 15 Fly back from Leh to Delhi.
Day 16 Free day in Delhi for sightseeing.
Day 17 Final Departure.
Notes
  • Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
  • the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
Detailed Itinerary

Inclusion Summary

  • airport transfers;
  • all mentioned accommodations i.e. hotel in Delhi & Guesthouses in Leh;
  • domestic flights as needed including local departure tax;
  • group transportation by private vehicle;
  • expedition style trek including tents, essential camping equipments, mule and trekking staff including a professional photographer guide, porters and cook;
  • three superb meals a day on trek.

Accomodation

A hotel equivalent to 3* in Delhi, a nice comfortable lodge in Leh and camping on trek.

Meals

Breakfasts in Delhi and Leh, at the hotels. All meals provided on trek.

Transportation

All land transfers are in private vehicle.

Equipment

Any items necessary for the trip, including personal items such as toiletries, need to be provided by you. A recommended list of items will be included in the trip note which will be provided at the time of booking.

Exclusion Summary

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, personal medical supplies, personal trekking equipment, bar bills, laundry, tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.

 

Any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc. Cancellation of flight etc due to unforeseen uncertainties beyond our representatives and agents control.

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