Explore the hidden mysteries of Ladakh with LungtaTravel
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TRANS-ZANSKAR EXPEDITION
(15 July – 6 August)

This trek is designed for people passionate about the natural world, including the abundant diversity of Ladakh’s high-altitude plants, as well as its unique wildlife and culture. A key focus of the trek is medicinal plants, and their use in traditional medicine, and Kanji, Rangdum, and many other areas of the trail are gifted with medicinal plants in full bloom this time of year. The trail also goes through high-altitude summer grazing pastures and to remote villages, each with a distinct lifestyle, culture, and dialect, with the opportunity to meet traditional health practitioners (amchis) in Kanji, Rangdum, Hamiling and Lingshed.

D-1:          15 July 07        LEH -KANJI: Leave Leh by taxi at 6 a.m.
D-2:          16 July 07        KANJI – NORTH BASE LA: 8hour
D-3:          17 July 07        NORTH BASE LA – SOUTH BASE LA: 8hour, 5,150 meter
D-4:          18 July 07        SOUTH BASE LA – RANGDUM: 7hour
D-5:          19 July 07        AROUND RANGDUM
D-6:          20 July 07        RANGDUM – PENTSE LARTSA: 6hour
D-7:          21 July 07        PENTSE LARTSA – BOKS: 7hour
D-8:          22 July 07        BOKS – SRINMOI NUMA: 5hour
D-9:          23 July 07        SRINMOI NUMA – HAMILING: 6hour
D-10:        24 July 07        HAMILING – RANTHAGSHA: 5hour
D-11:        25 July 07        RANTHAGSHA – SANI: 5hour
D-12:        26 July 07        SANI – PADUM: 4hour
D-13:        27 July 07        PADUM KARSHA: 3hour
D-14:        28 July 07        KARSHA – PISHU: 5hour
D-15:        29 July 07        PISHU – HANAMUR: 4hour
D-16:        30 July 07        HANAMUR – NERTSE: 5hour
D-17:        31 July 07        NERTSE – LANANG: 5hour
D-18:        01 Aug 07       LANANG – LINGSHED: 3hour
D-19:        02 Aug 07       LINGSHED – STYANGS: 6hour
D-20:        03 Aug 07       STYANGS – PHOTOKSAR: 7hour
D-21:        04 Aug 07       PHOTOKSAR – HANUPATA: 6hour
D-22:        05 Aug 07       HANUPATA – WANLA: 6hour
D-23:        06 Aug 07       WANLA – HOTEL IN LEH
Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person

CHANGTANG WILD EXPLORATORY (1 July – 22 July)

Following ancient caravan trails, this treks offers the best of Ladakh, with open grasslands, jagged peaks, turquoise lakes, picturesque villages, Buddhist monasteries, high passes, and Tibetan nomads grazing livestock across high plateaus. Few tour operators are aware of this thrilling trail, and clients rate this trek as a superior experience.
The trek is challenging and demanding, with long days and high passes. LungtaTravel’s guides and accompanying horsemen have the logistic expertise to handle unexpected hardships that occur due to fluctuations in the weather.

Day 1:  Leave Leh at 7 a.m, drive to Shang Sumdo; begin trekking by 9 a.m. Camp at Larsta.
Day 2:  Lartsa-Nimaling, via Kongmaru-la , 5,130 meter.
Day 3:   Nimaling – Thachungtse, visit Hankar village.
Day 4:   Thachungtse – Tamachan.
Day 5:   Tamachan – Yakrupal.
Day 6:   Yakrupal – Tsogra.
Day 7:   Rest day at Tsogra.
Day 8:   Tsogra –Dat –Dango, via Yar-la, 4,950 meter.
Day 9:   Dango – Lungmoche.
Day 10: Lungmoche – Spangmur.
Day 11: Spangmor – Numah, via Spangmor-la, 4,905 meter.
Day 12: Numah – Tagstago.
Day 13: Tagstago – Lanyar, via Thelakung-la, 4,980 meter.
Day 14: Lanyar – Lato, via Manechan-la, 4,765 meter.
Day 15: Lato – Kyangdam.
Day 16: Kyangdam – Korzok.
Day 17: Rest day at Korzok, in the exotic heartland of the Ladakhi nomads. Camp on the shores of Lake Tsomori. Explore the area, visit nomad encampments, and watch for the rare black-neck cranes. Celebrate the end of the trek with a sumptous feast, with provisions brought by taxi from Leh.
Day 18:  Drive to Leh, stay in a cozy guesthouse; explore the town or shop.
Day 19: Flight to Delhi.
Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person

 

THE ULTIMATE ECO -TREK (15 July – 15 August),
with an emphasis on medicinal plants, wildflowers, and Tibetan Medicine (Sowa Rigpa)

DAY 1: FLY TO LEH. This is one of the most sensational scheduled flights in the world, flying over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in Ladakh and Kashmir with spectacular views of the distant Karakorams, to land at the small military airport in Leh. You will be met by LungtaTravel staff at the airport and driven to a Ladakhi-style Guesthouse. We recommend that the remainder of the day be spent resting to insure acclimatization.
DAY 2: AT LEISURE IN LEH. Enjoy a tour of the town and the bazaars as you adjust to the altitude. Visit the Royal Palace, reminiscent of the Potala in Lhasa, and the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. The large chortens, prayer flags and mud brick houses with flat roofs and slow pace of life are a dramatic change from the frenetic rush of Delhi. 
DAY 3: SIGHTSEEING IN THE INDUS VALLEY.Visit some of the largest monasteries and palaces in the Indus Valley, including:  SHEY PALACE, 15 km from Leh, was built by the first King of Ladakh,  550 years ago, and houses Ladakh’s largest statue of the Buddha.The statue, of gold and gilded copper, stands 12 meter high and has blue hair.  THIKSE GONPA, 17 km from Leh, perched on a hill high above the Indus, has the largest population of Gelupa monks in Ladakh. The 500 year old monastery has a new chapel with a 15-meter-high seated Buddha. HEMIS GONPA , 45 km from Leh, is famous for its annual masked dances, held from the 9th to 11th day of the fifth Tibetan month. The 350 year old monastery has one of the largest thangkas in the world, displayed to the public every 12 years at the Hemis Festival. 
DAY 4:  DRIVE TO SAPI. Begin driving at 6:30 a.m. west of Leh for three hour, breakfast at Khaltsi. Drive four hour to Mulbek, through a sparse and dramatic landscape, to lunch at Mulbek, site of a tall Maitreya Buddha carved in rock. After an exciting three hour drive reach Sapi, a region gifted with diverse medicinal and aromatic high altitude plants. Camp in tents at Chhangyul, with astonishing views of sharp mountains, crystal clear glaciers, and glacier melt streams.
DAY 5:  TREK TO SUMDHO THANG. The botanical trek begins today, crossing Shagaran bridge, and walk to Spanglung and Rdzamlung viewing countless flowers and medicinal herbs, following a stream with traditional water-run grinding mills. Camp at Sumdhothang, in a sanctuary surrounded by medicinal and aromatic plants. Today’s trek may extend to six hour or more as we stop to photograph wildflowers.

DAY 6: SUM DHOTHANG TO SAPI LAKE. There is no defined trail yet to the lake. Different rare and unusual flowers and medicinal herbs, their characteristics changing with the altitude, cover the landscape. Close to the north edge of Rtabresthang and the glacier lies Sapi Lake, 50 meter down a steep and slippery trail. The lake appears as a ’paradise on earth’, surrounded by a carpet of wildflowers and medicinal plants. Villagers say the lake changes color; sometimes it is milky white, other times it is turquoise blue. Camp at a lower altitude.
DAY 7:  SAPI LAKE TO CHANGYUL. Cross through the Dentsang and Kapachan valleys and follow a small stream on a beautiful zigzag trail, bordered by abundant botanical diversity, for two hour before reaching Pharka village opposite Chhangyul.
DAY 8:  DRIVE TO LEH. Drive to Leh starting at 6:30 a.m, breakfasting at Mulbek (or picnic enroute). Lunch at Khaltsi and return to the hotel in Leh for a comfortable rest.
DAY 9:  FLY TO DELHI
Cost
Quotation on Demand

 

CHADAR ICE TREK - an exclusive winter trek

This expedition is possible only in the coldest part of the Ladakhi winter and involves walking on the frozen Zanskar river, accompanied by Zanskari guides and porters experienced in this adventurous route. The trek enters some of the most isolated yet inhabited regions of the Zanskar Mountains, commencing from the village of Chiling located not far from the confluence of Indus and the Zanskar rivers, and follows the river gorge through a spectacular landscape, a photographer’s paradise offering an occasional sighting of wildlife. We average five to seven hour daily walking at an easy pace on the frozen river; however a reasonable degree of physical fitness is needed to sustain a nine day trek in winter conditions.

It is possible that this unusual itinerary will not available in ten years, as the Indian government is planning to build a road from Manali to the remote regions of Zanskar.

Day 1: Arrival Delhi.
Day 2: Early morning flight to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.
Day 3: Morning sightseeing, including Shanti Stupa and Sangkar Gonpa; lunch at hotel; afternoon visit to traditional medicine centers in Leh to witness the tradition of Sowa Rigpa and the preparation of Tibetan medicinal formulas.
Day 4: Sightseeing around Sham, west of Leh, visiting Likir and Alchi monasteries. Alchi is known worldwide for its paintings.
Day 5: Leh to Chiling (by private bus or jeep) accompanied by our Zanskari porters , 5 hour driving; visit artisans of Chilling famous for their copper containers.
Day 6: The Chadar, the walk on the frozen Zanskar River, commences from Chiling with a 5 hour walk to Zaribago, and a 4 hour walk to camp at Dipyokma.
Day 7: Dipyokma to Nyaraks Pulu, a  4 to 5 hour walk; walk 10 minutes to camp below Nyaraks village.
Day 8: Nyaraks Pulu to Lingshed,  a one hour walk on the Chadar, and 5 hour steep walk uphill to Lingshed village; stay in a private, well-heated house.
Day 9: Rest day in Lingshed, one of the most remote villages in Ladakh; visit the monastery, school for monks, and traditional medicine center.
Day 10: Lingshed to Nyaraks Pulu, a 5 hour walk.
Day 11: Nyaraks Pulu to Tsomopaldar, a 4 hour walk.
Day 12: Tsomopaldar to Tilatdo, a 5 hour walk..
Day 13: Tilatdo to Chiling, returning by jeep to Leh, 5 hour driving.
Day 14: Rest day in Leh.
Day 15: Return flight to Delhi.
Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person


THE ZANSKAR EXPLORATIVE

The Zanskar River cuts across flatlands and through deep canyons in some of the most spectacular and remote regions of western Ladakh. 10th century monasteries cling to the sides of sheer cliffs; remote villages and a surreal landscape add to the enjoyment of the trip.

Day 01: FLIGHT DELHI TO LEH. This is one of the most sensational scheduled flights in the world, flying over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in Ladakh and Kashmir with spectacular views of the distant Karakorams, to land at the small military airport in Leh. You will be met by LungtaTravel staff at the airport and driven to a Ladakhi-style Guesthouse. We recommend that the remainder of the day be spent resting to insure acclimatization.
Day 02: SIGHTSEEING IN LEH: Take the first few days easy; tour Leh city, including the 17th century Palace and the many Buddhist monasteries.
Day 03: SIGHTSEEING IN THE INDUS RIVER VALLY. Tour of Thikse, Shey and Hemis Gonpa, the spiritual heart of Ladakh. Drive to Thikse at 6:30 to observe morning prayers; drive to Hemis Gonpa for a picnic lunch; return to Leh via Shey Palace.
 Day 04: SIGHTSEEING IN LEH. Visit Shanti Stupa, Tisuru and Samkar Gonpa; free time after lunch to explore the city and its fascinating bazaar.
Day 05: DRIVE TO LAMAYURU. Visit Basgo and Alchi on the way to Lamayuru, the starting point of the trek. Camp in tents at Lamayuru.
Day 06: LAMAYURU TO WANLA. A 5 hour walk through a silent, narrow gorge; cross Prinkiti-la (3725 meter). Camp in tents.
Day 07: WANLA TO HANUPATA. A 7 hour walk on steep rock trails along the river, crossing the river three times in this narrow gorge. It is a difficult route for people and pack animals, but the beauty of the gorge’s rock patterns will give you much pleasure. Camp in tents.
Day 08: HANUPATA TO PHOTOKSAR. A 6 hour trek beginning with the steep climb before crossing Sirsir-la, with its breath-taking views of snow-clad peaks and glaciers. Cross the Hanupata and Photoksar streams on wooden bridges; camp in tents.
Day 9: PHOTOKSAR TO SINGELA. An 8 hour walk, passing herds of yaks, with the occasional sight of a wild marmot. Cross snow-melt streams on rock stepping-stones, and camp at Ga-zho.
Day 10: SINGELA TO LINGSHED (via Skumpata). A 7 to 8 hour walk, the landscape becoming open and panoramic close to the Zanskar river, with views of Nyaraks and Yulchung villages. There’s the potential for seeing wild animals today. Camp at Lingshed.
Day 11: REST DAY AT LINGSHED. Visit the Lingshed monastery, foreign-assisted community schools, and traditional (Sowa Rigpa) health center, meet local amchi; camp in tents.
Day 12: LINGSHED TO NYERTSE. A 7 to 8 hour walk, crossing Haluma-la with a view Lingshed village, and continuing through a narrow gorge following a crystal clear stream until camp at Nyertse.
Day 13: NYERTSE TO HANAMUR. A 5 - 6 hour walk, descending to the Oma-Chu River near Zhing-Chen, the last village in Leh District bordering Zanskar. If you are attentive you could see Ibex today. Camp at Hanamur.
Day 14: HANAMUR TO PISHU (via Pitmo). A 4 to5 hour walk, with a views of the historic Zankari village of Zangla.
Day 15: PISHU TO KARSHA. A 5 to 6 hour walk, passing through Rinam to Karsha, the center of the Zanskar region; visit Karsha Gonpa, and overnight in tents.
Day 16: KARSHA TO PADUM. Trek for 3 to 4 hour to Padum. After lunch drive to Rangdum. Overnight in Rangdum, making the journey to Leh shorter and less tiring.
Day 17: DRIVE TO LEH.  Early morning visit to Rangdum Monastery; drive to Leh, arriving late in the evening.
Day 18: LEH. Free day, and farewell party in the evening with LungtaTravel staff.
Day  19:FLIGHT TO DELHI.
Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person


SHAM CULTURAL TREK
Likir –Balukhar in  7 Days
The route from Likir to Balukhar seldom goes above 4,000 meter, and passes through several isolated villages. The trek offers the opportunity for observation and interaction with traditional Ladakhi culture, and the possibility to stay with local families and observe everyday life.

Day 1: LEH TO LIKIR. Drive to Likir in the late morning for little more than two hour including a few photo stops, visit the monastery including a walk around the village to observe traditional farming and other daily activities of a typical Ladakhi village life, camp overnight.
Day 2: LIKIR TO YANGTHANG.  A 4 to 5 hour walk, crossing Chagatse La at 3,550 meter; tour Yangthang village having unique farming activities and interesting socio –economic history, and overnight in camps.
Day 3: YANGTHANG TO HEMIS. A 4 to 5 hour walk to Hemis, with its interesting monastery and cultural sites; Hemis is one of the model villages where you could experience a complete set of traditional and cultural values in an intact form, without much negative influence of modern changes.
Day 4: REST DAY AT HEMIS. A 3 hour round-trip to a meditation cave called Dakmar: an extremely elevated cave used by a sage. And free time to explore the Hemis village environment.
Day 5: HEMIS TO ANG. A 3 hour hike to Ang village in the Tingmosgang region across Meptak La, knowing as ’burning hot pass’, if crossed on a sunny day.
 Day 6: ANG TO TIA. A 3 to 4 hour scenic and interesting walk to Tia village.
Day 7: TIA TO BALUKHAR AND CHULICHAN.  A 5 hour walk to the road at Balukhar, between Nurla and Khalsi villages, and a one hour drive to camp at Chulichan Nunnery. This nunnery hosts about 30 nuns of both young and aged nuns.
Day 8: CHULICHAN TO ALCHI. Visit Chulichan Nunnery and Rizong Monastery in the early morning; drive an hour to a guesthouse in Alchi.
Day  9: ALCHI TO MANGYUE TO LEH. Visit Alchi Monastery in the early morning and drive to Mangyue, visit Mangyue Gonpa; return to Leh, stopping at Basgo Castle. Wallpaintings at Alchi are famous in the world and Mangyue has similar artifacts to Alchi. Stone paintings at Basgo is again one of the wonders like at Alchi.
Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person

 

A PILGRIMAGE IN LADAKH

Day 1: FLIGHT DELHI TO LEH. This is one of the most sensational scheduled flights in the world, flying over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in Ladakh and Kashmir with spectacular views of the distant Karakorams, to land at the small military airport in Leh. You will be met by LungtaTravel staff at the airport and driven to a Ladakhi-style Guesthouse. We recommend that the remainder of the day be spent resting to insure acclimatization.
Day 2: SIGHTSEEING IN LEH. Drive to Shanti Stupa and Sankar Gonpa via Tisuru Chorten, a monument of historical importance. After lunch explore Leh’s ancient bazaar.
Day 3: SIGHTSEEING IN LEH. Drive to Namgyal Tsemo, and walk to Leh Palace passing through the older part of  Leh; visit Gonpa Soma in the afternoon, located in the heart of the town.
Day 4:  THIKSE MONASTERY AND SHEY PALACE.  Drive to Thikse Monastery in the early morning to attend a religious ceremony in the main assembly hall, tour the monastery; vist Shey Palace and the chapel.
Day 5:  LEH AND CHOGLAMSAR. Attend a talk on Sowa Rigpa, the traditional Ladakhi system of healing, also known as Amchi medicine, originating in Tibetan Buddhism. After lunch tour the Tibetan community of Choglamsar, visiting the summer palace of H.H. the Dalai Lama, and Zhiwai Tsal, the grand teaching ground for Buddhists.
Day 6:  VISIT CHEMREY GONPA AND TAKTOK MONASTERY.  A 3 hour drive including both ways; Chemrey Gonpa is situated on a rocky slope having magnificient view of Sakti and Cherey villages and Taktok is the only monastery in Ladakh of the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism, Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated in a nearby cave. Both Chemre and Hemis monasteries are built by Lama Stagtsang raspa.
Day 7:   VISIT STAKNA GONPA AND MATHO MONASTERY. A 2 hour drive including both ways, and at least 1 and a half hour tour of the monasteries leaves the afternoon free for exploring Leh.
Day 8:   LIKIR TO LAMAYURU.  Drive to Likir in the morning, visit Likir Gonpa; continue driving to Lamayuru,  and visit the famous Lamayuru Monastery; overnight in Lamayuru.
Day 9:    LAMAYURU TO ALCHI. Drive to Alchi, visiting Chulichan Nunnery and Rizong Monastery along the way; tour Alchi Monastery, famous for its paintings; overnight in Alchi.
Day 10:  RETURN TO LEH. Drive back to Leh, stopping at Basgo Castle; return to Leh in time to enjoy an unscheduled afternoon.
Day 11:   SPITUK TO PHYANG. Visit Spituk Gonpa in the morning; drive to Phyang to enjoy a picnic lunch in a beautiful pasture and tour Phyang Gonpa.
Day 12:  HEMIS MONASTERY. Drive to Hemis Monastery, the largest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh; tour the monastery. Take a 2 hour (each way) optional to walk to Got-sang, with ancient meditation caves and prayer flags, considered auspicious by traditional Ladakhis.
Day 13:  LEH TO SABOO TREK.  A short day trek between Leh and Saboo Village, with a break for tea in a local family’s house to enjoy the warmth of traditional Ladakhi hospitality.
Day 14:  FLIGHT TO DELHIOvernight in hotel in Delhi, and depart by bus to the International Airport.

Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person


THE KINGDOM OF ZANSKAR AND THE GORGES BEYOND CHARCHA LA

Few are privileged to venture into the heart of the mysterious Zanskar Valley, and for those who do it is the experience of a lifetime. Isolated villages, remote monasteries, white stupas, carved stone mani walls, and multi-colored prayer flags form part of the dramatic and striking landscape. This 22 day exciting and strenuous itinerary is our most challenging trek, crossing several rivers, exploring Zanskari culture, and sometimes going far beyond the reaches of human habitation. This is truly one of the finest treks in the Himalayas. 

LAMAYURU-DARCHA
Day 01:     Lamayuru toWanla, a 3 hour walk via Prinkiti La (3725 meter).
Day 02:     Wanla to Hanupata, a 6 to7 hour walk.
Day 03:     Hanupata to Photoksar, a 6 to 7 hour walk via Sissir La at 4,800 meter.
Day 04:     Photoksar to Singay La Base, a 7 to 8 hour walk via Singay La, at 5,100 meter.
Day 05:     Singay La Base to Lingshed, a 7 to 8 hour walk via Kyukpa La, at 3,850m. and Murgum La at 4,500 meter.
Day 06:     Lingshed to Nyertse, a 7 to 8 hour walk, via Hanumi La at 4,700 meter.
Day 07:     Nyertse to Hanamur, a 5 to 6 hour walk via Parfi La at 3,900 meter.
Day 08:     Hanamur to Pishu,  a 4 to 5 hour walk.
Day 09:     Pishu to Karsha, a 5 to 6 hour walk; visit Karsha Monastery.
Day 10:     Karsha to Padum, a 3 to 4 hour walk; visit local monasteries.
Day 11:     Rest day in Padum.      
Day 12:     Padum to Mune, a 5 to 6 hour walk.
Day 13:     Mune to Pepul, a 5 to 6 hour walk.
Day 14:    Pepul to Purni, a 6 to 7 hour walk.
Day 15:    Purni to Phuktal; overnight at this spectacular monastery clinging to a cliff.
Day 16:    Phuktal to Purni, a 2 hour walk.
Day 17:    Purni to Tangse, a 6 to 7 hour walk.
Day 18:    Tanse to Kargyak, a 5 to 6 hour walk.
Day 19:    Kargyak to Lhakhang, a 6 to 7 hour walk.
Day 20:    Lhakhang to Ramjak, a 6 to 7 hour walk, via Shinkun La at 5,080 meter.
Day 21:    Ramjak to Pal Lhamo, a 5 to 6 hour walk.
Day 22:    Pal Lhamo to Darsha Sumdo, a 6 to7 hour walk.
At the end of the trek are two possibilities: 1) drive to Leh and fly to Delhi; or 2) drive to Delhi via Manali from Darsha Sumdo.
There is also the opportunity, if time is a constraint, to end the trek at Padum (Day 10), returning to Leh by taxi (a separate charge).
Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person

MARKHA CLASSIC TREK

The Markha area, beyond Ganda La Pass (4,900 m.), is known for floral and faunal diversity and as a breeding area for the endangered Snow Leopard. The trail takes us across several streams, passing extraordinary rock strata, numerous historic monuments (dating to the 6th century), and gradually climbs to the high altitude yak pastures of Nimaling at  4,700 meter. A zig-zag path meanders from Nimaling to the highest pass on trek, the Kongmaru La at 5,1,30m. with superb views north into the Tibet Plateau, northwest to the Karakoram Mountains, and south to the Ladakh Range. After ending the trek at Martselang return to Leh via Hemis,Thikse, and Shey.

Day 01:    Flight to Leh, rest in hotel to insure acclimatization.
Day 02:    Visit Spituk and Phyang monasteries.
Day 03:    Visit Alchi, Likir, and Rizdong monasteries.
Day 04:    Start trek, walk 5 hour from Spituk to Zingchen, camp at 3,400 meter.
Day 05:    Zingchen to Yurutse, a 5hour walk, camp at 4,140 meter.
Day 06:   Yurutse to Skiu over Ganda La pass (4,900 meter.), a 6hour walk, camp at 3,300m.
Day 07:    Skiu to Markha, a 7 hour walk, camp at 3,710 meter.
Day 08:    Marka to Thuachungtse, a 5 hour walk, camp at 4,200 meter.
Day 09:    Thuachungtse to Nimaling, a 3 hour walk, camp at 4,700 meter.
Day 10:    Rest day at Nimaling.
Day 11:    Nimaling to Shang Sumdo over Kongmaru La (5,130 meter), a 7 hour walk, camp at 3,660m.
Day 12:    Shang Sumdo to Martselang, a 3 hour walk; drive to Leh, visiting Hemis, Thikse, and Shey on the way.
Day 13:   A day at leisure in Leh; visit a local home; and enjoy a traditional Ladakhi cultural evening at your hotel.
Day 14:   Fly to Delhi; visit Delhi historical sites.

According to time constraints the Markha Trek can be adjusted as follows: Matho to Martselang via Markha Valley, 11 days; Stok to Martselang via Markha Valley, 9 to 10 days (including climbing Kangyatse Peak at 6,400 meter, 12 days).
Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person

 

BICYCLE EXPEDITION TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD - KHARDUNG-LA (5602 meter.)
(Best Time July, August & September)

Riding a bike has always been a pleasure for a person who loves adventure and sports. Mountain biking is like climbing mountain with the help of a bike. If you are looking for the excitement of challenging climbs then it is present in our very own mountain biking tour. The mountain biking tour will begin in the mountains of Manali and cover Marrhi, Jispa, Zing Zing bar, Serchu, Pang, Rumtse, Upshi, Thiksey, Spituk and end up in Leh.

Day 1: Flight to India (New Delhi): Around Midnight arrival in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for the travelers to India. Upon arrival you will be met by a Lungta Travel representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi: the day is at leisure either to have sightseeing in Delhi or for relaxation.
Day 3: New Delhi – Manali: By car or Bus: in the morning after breakfast drive straight to reach Manali. Upon arrival, you will meet by Lungta Travel and transferred to the hotel. Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One can see spectacular views of well-defined snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas River rushes along its rocky course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild flowers and wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the stream’s edge. It is known as the Switzerland of India. In the evening we will have sightseeing in Manali. We will visit Hadimba Devi temple, Vashisht hot water spring, Naggar castle and Arjun cave.
Day 04: Manali-Marrhi (40Kms.)-Today we will begin our mountain biking tour from Manali. From Manali we will bike towards Rallah Falls. We have lunch at Kothi. Then we bike towards Marrhi . Arrive in Marrhi by evening we will spend night in Marrhi.
Day 05: Marrhi-Jispa (111Km): Today in the morning after having our breakfast we leave Marrhi. From Manali we will bike towards Gondla. We will also cross Rohtang Pass 3978 meter. We have lunch at Gondla. Then we bike towards Jispa via Keylong. Arrive in Jispa by evening. We will spend night in Jispa.
Day 06: Jispa-Serchu (95km): today in the morning after having breakfast we leave Jispa from Jispa we will bike towards Zing-Zing Bar. We have lunch at Darcha. Then we will bike towards Serchu via Baralacha pass (4892 meter.) Arrive in Serchu by evening. We will spend night in Serchu.
Day 07: Serchu-Pang (77km): today in the morning after having our breakfast. We leave Serchu. From Serchu we will bike towards Tak and cross Brandy and Whisky Bridge. We have lunch at Tak.  Then we bike towards Pang via Lachulang-la pass (5365 meter.) arrive in Pang by evening. We will spend night in Pang.    
Day 08: Pang-Rumtse (94km): today in the morning after having our breakfast. We leave Pang. We will enjoy cycling ride on flat stretch of road at the height of 4730 meter. We have lunch at more plains. Then we bike towards Rumtse and cross the Tanglang-la pass 5360 meter. Which is the second highest motor able pass in the world. Arrive in Rumtse by evening. We will have an overnight stay in Rumtse.
Day 09: Rumtse-Upshi(35km): today in the morning after having our breakfast we leave Rumtse for Upshi. Arrive in Upshi by the afternoon. Evening free for leisure and relaxation. We will have an overnight stay in Upshi.
Day 10: Upshi-Leh(51Km): Today in the morning after having our breakfast we leave Upshi for Leh. Arrive in Leh by the afternoon. Upon arrival, you will be met by Lungta Travel representative and transferred to the hotel. Evening free for leisure and relaxation. We will spend night in Leh.
Day 11: Leh-Thiksey (20km) in the morning after breakfast we will visit the famous Sankar Monastery, which is situated in the Indus Valley. We will also visit the famous Hemis Monastery, which has some of the most precious Thankas, silver Stupas and shrines, statues of various Buddhist gods and goddesses. Thiksey Monastery, situated on a hill overlooking the village has a huge statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. We will also visit Shey palace, which was earlier, the Royal Palace.
Day 12: Leh -Khardung la Top (50km): In the morning after having early breakfast we will bike to the highest motorable road in the world, the Khardung la. From the pass you would experience absolute blissfulness. Most spectacular panoramic view of Stok Kangri is seen on return journey. And generally this is a magnificent trip. 
Day 13: Spituk-Leh: In the morning after breakfast we will visit Spituk Monastery overlooking the whole Indus valley. Later we will drive to Leh. Evening free to explore the local market.
Day 14: Leh-New Delhi: in the morning after breakfast transfer to Airport to board flight for New Delhi. Evening free at leisure (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel) After dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.

Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person


THE MYSTIC ZANSKAR AND LADAKH EXPEDITION

Grade: Strenuous
Trek days: 19
(Best Time From Mid August – Mid September)
This trek leads through all mysteries of both Zanskar and Ladakh. All famous treks are synchronized with their most spectacular passes and undiscovered trails and camps wisely included. Definitely tailored made to meet the optimistic travelers who enjoy challenging the nature’s adventures. This very special trek of Lungta Travel passes through all kinds of landscapes, including rocky trails, deserts and numerous river crossings. Elevation maintains from 4000 – 5200 meter approximately.

 

Day 01: Fly to Leh from Delhi and rest in hotel/guesthouse.
Day 02: Rest day in Leh and a short walk to the Town but not at all recommended to take any exhaustive walk.
Day 03: Visit Alchi, Mangyue and Basgo Monasteries by leaving Leh at 8am and return to Leh around 4 in the evening.
Day 04: LEH – CHILING - SKUE: 5/6 hrs, Drive to chilling from Leh at 7am and Trek to Skue village & camp. Before the walking begins you have to cross Indus River over a trolley, which takes an hour or more.
Day 05: SKUE- MARKHA: 5/6 hrs, Today’s walk is quite simple and leads through small hamlets. Most common view would be farming activities of farmers. Camp at Markha.
Day 06: MARKHA – RABRANG BASE: 6/7 hrs, the walk is always along crystal clear stream of Charcham.
Day 07: RABRANG-TILAD SUMDHO: 5/6 hrs Via Rabrang la (4410 meter). Today we might have to cross-rivers for more than twenty times but along beautiful gorge and lots of bushes and plants. High chances to see wild life.
Day 08: TILAD SUMDHO -WANGCHUK CHENMO: 6/7 hrs, again river crossings till Chubchak but not too big river. Small stream which coming from Charchar la (5210 meter)
Day 09: WANGCHUK CHENMO-CHUBCHAK: 6/7 hrs, Camp. Hope you have explored the Wangchuk Chenmo cave and enjoyed the myth behind it. Camp at Chubchak.
Day 10: CHUBCHAK- TSAZAR SUMDHO: 6-7 hrs, Via Char Char La (5210 meter). Most of the walk of today involves steep down trail.
Day 11: TSAZAR SUMDHO- NIRI: 7 hrs, Once again many small river crossing but easy ascending walk. On the way huge herd of Yaks to spot. Camp at Niri’s beautiful camping ground.
Day 12: NIRI – MITSIK: 6-7 hrs, Quite easy walk along stream river and small pass, Lari la from the pass trek down to Shade Nalla. Via Nirila 4220 meter Niri Doksa. Having beautiful views of Zanskar mountain range. Whole Valley is green, quiet and peaceful. The place is famous for rearing Yak and other animals by the villagers of Zangla & Shade. Overnight in camps at Purutse.
Day 13:  MITSIK – ROLUNG LA -TANTAK-; 8 hrs, Via Shade village & Niri Doksa, quite easy hike, cross Rolung la 4800 meter. Camp at Tantak.
Day 14: TANTAK –PHUKTAL GONPA: 6 hrs, Morning trek to Phukthal gonpa, one of the most famous gonpas in Ladakh region. Known for magnificent scenic views. Sleep in Gonpa House.
Day 01: PHUKTAL GONPA- TANTAK: 6 hrs, morning same way back to Tantak overnight in camp.
Day 15: TANTAK– KORMOCHE: 7-8 hrs. Via Nyalo kuntse la 4430 meter and Gothurstatar la 4620 meter. Easy ascending to the first pass and next pass is easy to reach between nice lake views. From pass going down towards right side of the pass always down hill and camp. Other side of the riverbank you will spot Shun village. It is nice for camping place near small Gonpa of Kormoche. 
Day 16: KORMOCHE- SATAK: 5-6 hrs, we cross one river called tijeep river, source Tibet Border. Overnight camp.
Day 17: SATAK-TSOGMETSIK: 5-6 hrs. One river crossing, after an easy walk for one hour or little more another valley meets which leads a trail to Hemis, overnight in camp.
Day 18: TSOKMETSIK -BRANDY NALAH - SERCHU.  After 3 hrs walks in the gorge of Brandy we will find taxi waiting and drive to Serchu for 2 hours. Staff members catches taxi back to Leh.
Day 19: SERCHU-MANALI: Drive to Manali for 6/7 hrs, overnight in Hotel at Manali.
Day 20: MANALI – CHANDIGARHDELHI: After driving for about 7 hours to Chandigarh you catch the evening train to Delhi at 6 pm and reach Delhi hotel late in the evening at 10 pm.
Day 21: SIGHTSEEING DELHI: Morning spend visiting important historical places in Old Delhi or New Delhi and take a tour of some important market places. In the evening flight home.

Cost
Above 4 members: 50 Euro/ Day/Person
Below 4 Members: 60 Euro/ Day/Person


SHANG TO YAGANG TREK PLUS
(Mid June-Mid September)

Following ancient caravan trails, this is a 'best of Ladakh' trek - open grasslands, jagged peaks, turquoise lakes, picturesque villages, Buddhist Gonpas, incredible passes and of course the Tibetan nomads that roam the high plateau. This trek is graded among the tough ones and Lungta’s crewmembers and their logistic expertise, including horsemen have special tricks to tackle the sudden hardships that could occur in case the weather is not favourable. Not many tour operators are aware of this thrilling trail but our experiences on this trek with clients have been encouraging. Unlike our other scheduled treks this is conducted specially for those who prefer not to indulge in easy and clumsy treks. Our other treks are not simply easy but they are a combination of cultural tour and strenuous treks.

Day 01: Fly to Leh from Delhi and reach Leh around 8 am and transported to hotel. The whole day must be observed as rest day.
Day 02: Toda it is possible to take a short tour of places like Shanti Stupa and samkar Gonpa on foot or by taxi. After lunch, if you are feeling strong enough might be recommendable to take a short walk to the town and market places including Gonpa Soma located in the middle of the town.
Day 03: NAMGYAL TSEMO -SPITUK –PHYANG: Today in the morning visit Namgyal Tsemo and probably the Palace and then Spituk and Phyang monasteries in the west of Leh at a distance of 10 and 25 KMs. Phyang belongs to kargyutpa and Spituk belongs to gelukps sects. This half-day tour in taxi would be very impressive one.
Day 04: THIKSEY –SHEY-STOK: Drive to Thiksay at 6.30 am to observe the Morning Prayer performed by monks. Then visit Shey, the ancient capital and castle, in which a huge Buddha statue will bless you. Drive to the Stok palace and its Museum of old thankas and many more objects.
Day 05: ALCHI-BASGO –LIKIR: Drive to Alchi in the morning visits the world famous wall paintings at this monastery. On the way back visit Basgo castle and Likir monastery.
Day 06: Drive to Shang Sumdo by leaving Leh at 7.00 am. On the way to the trek head you will visit the Biggest Monastery in Ladakh, Hemis Monaster, more than 500 years old. Trek begins at 9.00am the same day and camp overnight at lartsa or chuskurmo: walk for 3 to 4 hrs. Camp overnight. If we feel it is too long to walk to Lartsa then we camp at Chuskurmo. Additionally you could drive further inside Shang to make the day’s walk shorter by one hour.
Day 07: RABRANG-TILAD SUMDHO:Lartsa-Nimaling: via kongmaru-la 5130mtr: Steep climbing up to the top 6 hrs. Nimaling is a high plateau having excellent views of popular peaks. Camping over here can be extremely chilly even in the mid July and August especially in the evenings and mornings.
Day 08: Nimaling – Thachungtse: On the trek today you come across a traditional village called Hankar, very easy ascending trek for 4.5 hours all together. Sleep in camps.
Day 09: Thachungtse – Tamachan: 5hrs, Most of the treks are now starts to be on plains with wider and most likely you come across different Himalayan wild animals and birds.
Day 10: Tamachan – Yakrupal: 6 to 7 hrs,
Day 11: Yakrupal –Tsogra: 7 hrs., Before coming to today’s destination you cross one of the popular pass called Zalunng karpo la (5050mtr),  Reedaks or Ibex in huge group are common sights on the treks of the days.
Day 12: Rest day at Tsogra: Catching photographs of wild ass (Rkyang) and many other animals like murmod are to hunt from distant and trap in your cameras. A relaxing day in the middle of nowhere is a luxury. To over come the eye fatigues of continuous watching with curiosity, you have lined green patches to relax by looking at.
Day 13:  Tsogra –Dango: Complete 7 hours trek. Today it is also possible that you stop at Dat but most probably Dango is preferable for reasons like water availability and spacious campings site.
Day 14: Dango – Lungmoche: (Yarla 4950mtr. lungmoche ), 6 hours trek, assuming that we begin the day at Dango.
Day 15: Lungmoche – Yagang: 4 hours; Todays trek pass across dry plains of Changthang region for which Changthang is popular. It is possible that you spot wild Ass (Skyang) today. End the trek at Yagang and camp overnight.
Day 16: YAGANG –DARCHA:  drive for 7 hours and stay in tented camps.
Day 17: DARCHA-MANALI: Drive to Manali for 5/6hrs, overnight in Hotel at Manali
Day 18: MANALI –SHIMLA:  Drive with a Manali taxi for 11 hour and stay in hotel at Shimla.
Day 19: SHIMLA - KALKA-CHANDIGARH: Drive to Kalka railway station and take train for Chandigarh. Evening Train to Delhi.
Day 20: CHANDIGARH – DELHI: take a fast train to Delhi, which takes 4 hours. After Lunch visit Qutab Minar & Lotus temple. Overnight in hotel.
Day 21:Morning visit red Fort & Jama Masjid & return to hotel for rest and packing. At 10.00 transfers to international airport for a pleasant journey back home with sweet memories.

Cost
The cost of this trip is available upon request.


THE HEMIS NATIONAL PARK EXPLORATION
(Mid-June to end-September)

TREK DESCRIPTION: The pasturage of Gangpoche is a huge area bisected by streams, dotted with Doksas (summer place), many hidden amongst the dips and rises of the sharply uneven plain. To the south it climbs to the foot of the ice-clad bastion formed by Matho Kangri Peak and its consorts. Lucky ones may catch a glimpse of a wolf or the track of a Snow Leopard Imprinted in wet ground, providing evidence of the presence of this most elusive of Cats.

Day 01: FLIGHT DELHI – LEH; flight from Delhi to Leh (11,496 feet), takes one hour and fifteen minutes. It is truly a flight spectacular — transporting over the main Himalayan range and onto the Tibetan plateau. The air is clear and cool and people are relaxed, you will notice it as soon as you land. You'll hear the friendly all purpose Ladaki greeting, "Julay! Julay!" You'll transfer by car to your comfortable guest house in the Chubi area well known for its greenery and peaceful atmosphere, in the outskirts of the city. It is very important that this afternoon be spent resting. It will also aid acclimatization if you drink lots and lots of water. Never drink water from the tap or shower. A short and leisurely welcome walk before dinner would be nice too.
Day 02: LEH PALACE & SHANTI STUPA; Visit Shanti stupa  & Leh Palace to enjoy a hawk’s view of the town, Leh –Palace the main identity of Leh town located on a rocky hill, all by walking. Take a short walk into the main bazaar to locate important places like bank, internet shops etc. The day is basically spared to be witnessed as acclimatization period and only light activities are recommended. Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 03: LEH-LIKIR-LAMAYURU; Morning drive to Lamayuru, enroute visit Likir Monastery. Likir monastery- founded in the 11th century AD and was rededicated to another monastery order the yellow sect in the 15th century; its earlier gonpa was destroyed in fire. The present gompa date back to the 18th century, it contains huge clay images of Buddha‘s past present & future and various old manuscripts. Also houses an interesting museum with collection of thankas, old religious and domestic costumes and implements.
Lamayuru
: Entire afternoon is dedicated to explore the vast variety of temples within the monastery and related monastic activities.  According to the legend, during the time of sakya muni Buddha there used to be a crystal clear lake where the monastery today stands. With the blessing of the lama the water of the lake receded, leaving place for the monastery. The complex was founded in the 11th century and houses a library through to be the oldest in region. The present monastery dates back to the 16th century and has the 11 headed images of the avaloketishwara Buddha; mainly in ruins it also has some murals and thankas. Overnight in Lamayuru guesthouse.
Day 04: LAMAYURU-ALCHI-BASGO-LEH; On the bank of river Indus is Alchi monastery dating back to the 11th century. It is one of the largest and a famous monastery with a widely renowned collection of paintings. One of its walls features thousand old miniature sized picture of the Buddha. This monastery is maintained by the monks of Likir monastery.
A trip to the western part of Leh, lower altitude than Leh and the most fertile part, Sham region. Drive to Basgo (45 kmt from Leh) one of the most important monuments listed among world heritage for its religious paintings and architecture. Overnight in Leh guesthouse.
Day 05: LEH - STOK - MANKYURMO (14,000ft/4,240m) - 5 to 6 hours; A 30-minute drive from Leh gets you to road head at Stok, from where the trek begins. The trail goes through the village and, keeping to the true left bank of the Stok Nala, climbs gradually for an hour, past fields of barley, enclosed gardens and a few apricot orchards, to the head of the alluvial plain where it enters the gorge of the stream. The trail is well worn, used for the summer movement of cattle and sheep to the higher pastures and by donkey and dzo columns carrying food and other supplies between the camps and the villages.
About three hours into the day's walk, where a spur forces the river to take a sharp turn, pass the jagged ruins of the Staklang Khar (fort), supposedly dating back to the 13th or 14th century, which dominates the upper part of the gorge. At its base is a thick grove of willow which serves as a pleasant spot for lunch. From here the trail climbs steeply for a short distance to a saddle called Ton Ton, with its ritual cairn of rocks, decked with prayer flags and topped with the skulls and horns of Bharal (blue sheep), common in this area. From here it drops down to the stony bed of the river and continues upstream, past the summer camp or doksa of Chortenthang to below another doksa at Mankyurmo, where camp is set for the night.
Day 06: MANKYURMO - GYANGPOCHE (13,590ft/4,080m) over MATHO LA (16,090ft/4,878m) - 4 to 5 hours; Leaving Mankyurmo, the trail crosses a stream to the doksa of Jurles, the stone huts piled high with drying Caragana, Linicera and Acantholimon bushes, used for fuel. In midsummer even the driest parts of this area have tiny flowers and flowering bushes and in the meadows where water is close to the surface, bright patterns of yellow, pink and blue can be seen.
The climb up to Matho La is extremely strenuous and at the top, travellers are often greeted by the high wild cry of the Snowcock, a giant partridge common in these parts but difficult to see. The initial descent to the plain of the Upper Matho valley is steep. At the end the trail crosses a couple of streams and camp is set near Gyangpoche doksa. The pasturage of the Upper Matho is a huge area bisected by streams, dotted with doksas, many hidden amongst the dips and rises of the sharply uneven plain. To the south it climbs to the foot of the ice-clad bastion formed by Matho Kangri peak and its consorts.
The plain is full of life; white-tailed hares abound and whole colonies of Himalayan marmots can be seen sunning themselves outside their burrows, trilling sharply in alarm as they catch sight of a Golden eagle circling on dihedral wings or the menacing bulk of a Bearded vulture held aloft on its nine-foot spread. The lucky may catch a glimpse of a wolf or the track of a snow leopard imprinted in wet ground - evidence of the presence of this most elusive of cats. Overnight camping.
Day 07: GYANGPOCHE - BASE OF SHANG LA (14,200ft/4,300m) - 6 hours: The first part of the day's walk goes eastwards across the plain, to the edge of the pastures. In this area a large number of streams, rising in the snowfields of the Stok Matho range, have gouged deep valleys as they flow north and converge to form the Matho river. The trail descends to the bottom of one such valley and it takes over two hours to reach the stream which has to be forded. The trail then winds up the opposite hill, a long torturous climb of 2 to 3 hours to the top through dry terrain with very little vegetation in this maroon-hued wilderness of shale, rock and sand. Camp is set on the bank of another stream which eventually meets the main Matho Nala and the descent is fairly steep, though not long. Overnight camping.
Day 08: SHANGLA BASE - SHANG PHU (13,900 ft/4,174 m) over SHANG LA (16,320ft/4,945m) - 7 to 8 hours: Crossing the stream, the trail climbs up the opposite hill past a number of small doksas. Three to four hours of steady walking through relatively barren country leads to Shang La which links the Matho valley with the Shang valley. From here the view to the south is spectacular. A gradual descent leads to a small stream and the trail from the head of the valley down its true right bank, through dense scrub vegetation, is one of the loveliest parts of this trek. The spring-fed stream forms clear deep pools along its course and flows into the main Shang stream, a valley away to the right. Camp is set on the tongue of land formed at the confluence or, after crossing the small stream, on its true left bank.
Day 9: SHANG PHU to MARTSELANG (11,200 ft/3,400 m) - 6 to 7 hours; The trail goes through the lovely small village of Shang some two hours after leaving camp. Perched high above to the left of the trail is the old gonpa dominating this valley with its stone fences. The new monastery of Shang where most of the monks live is an hour and a half away and with its extensive grove of poplars, is an ideal lunch spot. Picked up by Taxis in the mid day and driven to Leh via Hemis monastery (largest monastery in Ladakh). Night in Leh guest house.
Day 10: FLIGHT LEH-DELHI

Cost
When the group size is 6-8 members = €50 per day per person
When the group size is 10-12 members = €45 per day per person