Nature Knights “Expedition to Ladakh”

Experience Life Time Adventure Experience with Nature Knights at “Expedition to Ladakh”

(We have only 10 more seats available) – Delay in booking will increase flight between Delhi – Leh; booking cost or worse no tickets will be available; the cost of flight is on actual and has to be directly born by the participating member besides the camp fee.

Phase I: Safari covering tops 3 highest passes in the world; highest Salt Lake in the world; chance to take bacterial camel safari; river rafting in class 3 and 4 rapids and more.

Phase II: Safari; River Rafting; Trekking going up to Stok La.

Phase III: Complete Expedition i.e. Phase I and II

Extended Safari: from Leh to Kargil to Jammu; includes stay in house boat and exploring gardens of Srinagar

Other details visit our website www.natureknights .com

Or SMS/ mail us for complete details of the trip

M. Asif – 9821081566; asif@natureknights.com

Dnyanesh – 9820834622; dnyanesh@natureknights.com

Highlights

Think about top 10 destinations for trekking, safari, and adventure biking and Ladakh most definitely will be among the top 5.

Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.

Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture.

The expedition in broken into different phases pick your choice or join us for the entire expedition.

Phase I (14 Days) (Mumbai to Mumbai)

This adventure will involve Himalayan Jeep Safari rides through mountain passes over 17,000 feet above sea level, Trekking, Jungle Trails in National Parks (Hemis High Altitude National Park among UNESCO List) residence to the snow leopard amongst other exotic wild life, exploration of the unique Ladakhi culture and its people (Their homes, food, monasteries, palaces, markets and more). Some of the interesting places covered in this exciting adventure are:

Passes

Manali
Rohtang Pass (13,050 ft)
Taglang La Pass (Second Highest Motorable Road in the World at A Height of 17,585 ft)
Baralacha Pass (16050 ft)
Nakeela & Lachlangla Pass (16,617 ft)
Changla Pass (17,350 ft) Third Highest Motorable road in the world.
Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the world, 18,380 ft)

Lahaul Valley
pass by Koksar
Tandi (Chandra River meets Bhaga River here)
Keylong

Over Night Stay at - Sarchu (13953 ft)

Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth Stretching 42 Km

Hemis & Tikse monastery, Stok Palace & Museum

Pangong Lake (1at 14,500 ft), the highest salt water Lake in the world, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of lake on its banks while appreciating the changing colors of this fascinating high altitude lake.

Valleys

Nubra Valley; reach Hundur by Afternoon, rest of the day to explore Deskit & Hundur Villages or one can leave for two hump camel safari in the sand dunes at Hundur Village. O/N Hundur. B/PKD L/D

Some of the Monasteries, Stupas, Palaces and Forts (Covered in Phase I and II)

Deskit Monastery
Shanti Stupa
Leh Fort.
Lamayuru (Oldest Monastery on Central Ladakh Region)
Basgo palace,
Alchi & Liker Monastery
Hall of Fame Museum

River Rafting

Phase II – Safari, River Rafting and Trekking in Ladakh (Spituk - Zingchan - Rumbak - Stok-La Campsite - Stok)

The Ladakh Trek

Spituk – Zincgchan
Time 5 hours
Level – Moderate to Easy
Transfer by jeep or by Bus to the nearby village, Spituk and start trekking down through the barren landscape after crossing Indus from Spituk Bridge. The trail turns east through a narrow valley after a stream. Cross the stream to reach a wooded place and then the village Zingchan. We will camp at the upper end of the village which offers a good camping site that you rent for a nominal fee.

Zingchan - Rumbak
Time 5 hours
Level – Moderate

Cross a wooden bridge beyond the village, across a mountain stream followed by three or four more river crossings; but the water is not more than knee deep during summer months. At the junction of two valleys, the route turns east into a narrow valley and you see the small village of Rumbak. Camp by the side of a stream.

Explore Hemis National Park from Rumbak
Level - Easy
Hemis National Park is a high altitude protected area created in1981 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. km in the Markha and Rumbak valleys. There are many U-shaped valleys, carved by the glacial actions that occurred in the past. Rivers and streams have laid a thick deposit of sand along their banks. The general elevation of the parks exact location is over 10,000 ft.

Dry forests of juniper, birch and fir are found in the region. Also present are the alpine grasslands and scrublands. There are many rare and endangered animal species found in the cold desert area that are also found in the Hemis national park, known to be the home of an interesting assemblage of cold desert fauna. Amongst these are the elusive snow leopard, Tibetan wild ass or the Kyang, ibex, serow and Tibetan antelope. Amongst the avian fauna population found in the Hemis national park are the snow partridge and golden oriole. 16 mammal species and 73 bird species have been recorded in the park so far.

Rumbak - Stok La Campsite
Time 5 hours
Level – Tough
The trail ascends gradually up to the base of Stok la at 16,050 ft. where the ascent gets a bit steep and continues for another 2 hours. While at the peak you can have a very close view of the Stok glaciers and a panoramic view of the Indus valley and the mountain ranges beyond the Indus River.

Day 5: Campsite to Stok village
Time 4 hours
Level - Easy

The descent is as steep as the ascent on the other side. En route to Leh, the capital town, you visit the Stok monastery and Stok Palace Museum.

End of Ladakh Trek/Back to Leh Hotel

Leh check out - Airport drop - Take overnight train from Delhi for Mumbai
Or Continue with Extended Safari.

End of Phase II

Extended Safari Begins (Leh – Kargil – Shrinagar – Jammu; includes stay in house boat)

Day 1 Jeep Safari from Leh to Kargil

Day 2 Kargil to Srinagar House Boat

Day 3 Srinagar city tour of gardens

Day 4 Srinagar to Jammu (10 hours journey)

Day 5 Board Train from Jammu for Mumbai

Day 6 (Sunday): Arrival in Mumbai

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