- Places: Srinagar, Mughal Gardens, Sonamarg, Drass, Kargil, Mulbek, Lamayuru, Alchi, Leh, Rumbak, Spituk, Zingchen, Hemis, Changla Pass, Pangong Lake, Phey, Nimo
- Activities: sightseeing, trekking, jeep safari, river rafting.
National Geographic made an award winning documentary in the Rumbak Valley regarding Snow Leopards. The trek will give you a great opportunity to see several ancient monasteries, nice landscapes and villages rich in culture and agriculture. Rumbak Valley trek starts from Leh where we visit many legendary monasteries of Thiksey, Hemis and Shey Palace. Thereafter, we will travel from Spituk to Rumbak on a journey of four days.
This package also brings an exhilarating and thrilling white water rafting from Chilling to Nimo. As we approach Rumbak fields the valley suddenly opens up with snowcapped mountains in the background. From the fields, the path turns left eastwards for the Rumbak village. Our next destination is chilling, where we will go for some River Rafting. The specialty of this trip is that there is a good amount of things to do in a short span of time.
Day 1: Srinagar arrival and rest. Arrival at Srinagar airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the House Boat. Overnight House Boat.
Day 2: Srinagar sightseeing. After breakfast proceed for a half day tour to Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. Return to the houseboat for hot Lunch. Overnight House boat.
Day 3: Srinagar to Kargil (204 km). Morning after breakfast leave for Kargil, by visiting Sonamarg (Known as Meadow of Gold), Drass Village (2 Coldest Inhabitated place in the World), Enroute have a magnificent view of Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger, Tololing), reach Kargil by evening. Overnight hotel.
Day 4: Kargil to Leh (230 km) Morning after Breakfast leave for Leh enroute visit Mulbek, Giant Living Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru and Alchi. Arrive Leh by evening. Overnight Guest House.
Day 5: Spituk to Zingchen 3700 m (4-5 hours). Our walk begins along an old jeep road on very dry and exposed land, so water and protection against the sun are important! After 3 hours the landscape becomes greener as we go into the Zingchen Valley, where the Rumbak river flows into the Indus. The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the view and maybe even a dip in the river. Overnight Home Stay.
Day 6: Zingchen to Rumbak 3900 m (3-4 hours). Today we enter Hemis National Park, home to the famous Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Ladakhi Urial (a type of goat), great Tibetan sheep (Arghali), red fox, Tibetan wolf, wild dog (dhole), Lynx, marmot and mountain hare. We start to climb gradually up to village of Rumbak, through a beautiful gorge from which the Stok peaks come into view from time to time. Rumbak is known as a place to see and research on the magnificent Himalayan snow leopard. Drive back to Leh. Overnight Guest House.
Day 7: Leh to Pangong Lake to Leh (320 km). After early breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., third highest motor able road in the world. 1200 hrs. Arrive Pangong Lake, highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India and China. Packed or Hot Lunch. Enjoy the beauty of lake on Banks of the Lake while appreciating the changing Colors of fascinating high altitude Lake. Drive back to Leh by same route. Overnight Guest House.
Day 8: Day rafting from Phey to Nimo Grade 2 plus. An easy and beautiful through a remote part of the Indus river, starting from Phey and finishing at Nimo after the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river. Drive back to Leh. Overnight Guest House.
Day 9: Transfer to the airport and fly back to Delhi with sweet memories of Ladakh.
* Summer: -3 °C to 30 °C, March to June, from 20 degree C to 38 degree C
* Winter: -20° to 15 C, October to February, 5°C to 15°C.
* Monsoon: around 38° C, July to September.
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