Cultural Expedition To Ladakh

A land of mystery and folk lore, of Silk Route legends and ancient villages perched high above gushing rivers. Ladakh and its remote Zanskar region, scattered amongst the glorious Trans Himalayan expanses, will endlessly engage the visitor with its dramatic natural scenery, its Buddhist gompas with their painted murals and beautiful icons and its wild landscape rich in promise of adventure activities and cultural experiences.

With the fall of the great Tibetan empire, the kingdom of Tibet was, in 1020, split up amongst the three brothers of the ruling clan. One of the brothers moved into the southern region of the Tibetan Plateau and occupied the wild expanses of Ladakh. With him he brought the rich cultural elements of Tibetan Buddhism which slowly amalgamated with the local Bon religion. Many of the old local shrines were converted to Buddhist monasteries. To counter a Tibetan-Mongolian invasion its ruler Deldan Namgyal (ca 1620-1660) appealed to Kashmir for help. The invasion was stopped but from that time forward Ladakh was to come under the sway of the great Mughal rulers of India.

Today this harsh but dramatic land, with Leh as its capital, is the base of exciting adventure activities such as trekking, rafting, jeep tours and bird watching. Its monasteries, a repository of ancient art and scriptures, draw culture enthusiasts from around the globe.


Tour Highlights

  • Wild Landscapes rich with Culture
  • Traveling the Trans-Himalayan Belt
  • Experiencing Gompas & Monasteries of Ladakhi communities
  • Cultural Expedition & insight to Leh
  • Excursion to Khardong La Pass (2nd highest motorable pass in the world)

Quick Specs

Duration : 7 Days

Price : Call +44 (0) 131 202 6438

Season : Mar-Nov

Level : Easy ( What's this?) Easy: Flights / Vehicle / First Class Train based touring or walking on flat or gently graded terrain for up to a 1 or 2 hours. Comfortable accommodations with private bath facilities.
Moderate: Longer days of more rigorous touring, perhaps very rough roads or longer, steeper walks, some travel by overnight or day trains. May include stay in simple hotels with basic facilities at some destinations in camps with good facilities.
Difficult: Strenuous horse or camel riding, walking in mountains or lowland jungle for more than five hours a day. May include extensive camping or stay in lodges with basic facilities.

Itinerary Brief

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We will be happy to go though the tour costs / to what this tour includes, excludes and how we can customise it to your taste.

Add-on Options

Suggested Adaptations to this tour:

Pangong Lake-with overnight camping. This beautiful Trans-Himalayan expanse of brackish water, located at an altitude of 4350 m, north east of Leh is accessed by the Changlang Pass (5486m). Pangong Tso is 5/6 km wide and over 144 km long, with half of it running along the other side of the Indo-China borderlands. The star mountains act as a backdrop to the ever-changing colours of the iridescent lake. Along the way are a string of remote villages and shepherd enclaves set against a stunning landscape.

How it works:

The Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
Hotel Omasila


At Just a 15 minutes drive from Leh airport and 2 minutes drive form main marker,bank & post office , in the capital of Ladakh, "Hotel Omasila" will make your stay a pleasure in the unique Himalyan Kingdom. Leaving behind the city pace, unwind yourself in the clean fresh air. Omasila gives you a panaromic view of the Himalyan Ranges and the best of Indian Cuizine.

Day 1 - Arrive
Day 2 - Delhi/Leh
Day 3 - Leh
Day 4 - Leh
Day 5 - Leh
Day 6 - Leh
Day 7 - Leh/Delhi

Maps to follow soon.