Peaks Of Ladakh Trek


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Duration: 16 Days
Starts in: India
Group Size: 4-16

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Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.


Start Delhi.

Fly to Leh (3,500m); rest of the day is free

Sightseeing in and around Leh, visiting Thikse and Shey monasteries and Leh Palace.

Acclimatisation walk in Leh Valley; optional jeep to the Khardung La (5,602m) the highest motorable road in the world.

Drive to Stok, start our trek heading t Mankarmo (4,350m)

Cross the Matho La to Ganpoche (4,440m) the first of our passes

On to our second pass Shang La then down to our camp at Shang Phu (4,373m)

Through stark landscapes up to to Gyuncho La; then on to Chuskurmo (4,140m)

Trek to our highest pass at Gongmaru La (5,236m). Today we have spectacular views across the Indian Himalaya and Ladakh Range. Continue down to Nimaling (4,854m)

Trek to Dzo Jongo Base Camp and then ascend Vatseri our warm-up peak. (Please note the peak is optional)

Rest and acclimatisation day at base camp. We can go for a short walk to see tomorrow’s trail and admire the scenery.

Today is summit day and so our wake-up call is very early for our climb to Dzo Jongo East (6,189m). This climb is optional and there is a nice walk to a glacial lake if you prefer.

Trekking through a remote valley up to Lalung La (5,320m) we will have great views of Dzo Jongo and Kang Yangste peaks. From here we head to our camp at Riyul Sumdo.

The final part of our trek takes us to the green fields of Lato village where we say goodbye to our pony men and camp crew and drive back to Leh.

Fly to Delhi; afternoon free.

End Delhi

Additional Information

Ladakh remains one of the best places to experience the unique culture of the High Himalaya. As well as the Tibetan culture and religion there are some fantastic trekking routes, many of them off the beaten track. Ladakh is also the best place to conquer your first 6,000m Himalayan peak and if conquering one summit isn't enough of a challenge, try two peaks and seven passes! After acclimatisation time in Leh (3,500m) we begin trekking from Mankarmo. The trail ascends spectacular gorges and crosses mountain passes to reach a high altitude plain at Nimaling.  This is inhabited by Ladakhi shepherds and their huge flocks of sheep, goats and yaks. Vatseri Peak (5,640m) is a good warm up before summiting our highest peak, Dzo Jongo East (6,189m), which offers breath taking views over the Karakorum and Indian Himalaya. This optional climb is tough but technically easy and a much quieter summit thanStok Kangri. We trek out to the roadhead via a remote pass and beautiful valley with fantastic rock formations.


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