- 4 days point-to-point walking; 1 optional daywalk
- Full porterage throughout the trek
- Altitude maximum 4060m, average 3500m
In Delhi, we use a simple hotel, which has air-conditioned rooms with bathroom en suite. In Leh we stay in a simple hotel with bathroom en-suite.
On trek we use spacious two-person tents, with a mess tent and toilet tent. All accommodation is on a twin share basis. In Alchi we stay in a simple guest house.
All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners included.
This trip is a mixture of sightseeing and walking with a fairly gentle 5 day trek, which takes in the best of the contrasting scenery that the Indian Himalaya has to offer; lofty snow-clad peaks, the wild and barren hillsides of this high altitude desert and the pretty green villages in the valley which spring to life in the summer when the crops are grown after the long, harsh winter.
The trails are generally well made and we walk for 3-6 hours each day with frequent stops. We have allowed 3 nights in Leh before the trek to allow for acclimatisation. The trip should be within the capabilities of those who are active and do some walking. The luggage is transferred by vehicle and there will be a back up jeep in case you want to spend more time exploring the villages.
It can be very hot in Ladakh in the summer so we do start walking quite early to avoid the heat of the day. Activity Level 3 (Moderate); 4 days point to point walking and 1 optional daywalk; maximum altitude 4,082m, average 3,700m. This is a fully supported camping trek and we provide spacious two-person tents, dining and toilet tents, stools, cooking and kitchen gear and a full support staff. We have put a lot of effort into improving standards on our Indian Himalayan treks and we believe in terms of organisation, our standards of service are as good as in Nepal - many of our Nepalese staff now work in Ladakh in the summer months and you may well find Nepalese sherpas working alongside our Ladakhi staff. All groups will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by a local guide, ponymen, assistant guides and cook team. Whilst on trek we will wake you up with a cup of hot tea, and will also provide a small bowl of warm washing water in the mornings.
All our leaders are trained in the use of a PAC bag (Portable Altitude Chamber) and this is carried on all treks in Ladakh. The PAC bag is used in an emergency only to treat altitude sickness in the mountains. A First Aid kit is carried with the group.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus local leader and appropriate local staff. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
No experience is necessary; those who take weekend hill walks in areas like the Peak District or Cotswold’s at home should manage a B-grade trek; good health and reasonable fitness are important. These Moderately graded departures are either fairly easy medium-duration walks or harder, shorter walks.
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