Escapade in Ladakh: the Indus Valley
From INR 65,940 $ per person
Sham, famous for its architecture, almonds and apricots, is the richest of the Ladakh regions. Situated at an altitude that relatively low for Ladakh (average 3400 m), the life of its inhabitants is easier than in the high pastures of Changtang or Zanskar valleys.
The village of Nimmu, located 3100 m above sea level and where you will stay, is the ideal place to enjoy this region of Ladakh, especially when there are only a few days. Located at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers and 40 minutes from the airport, it is the only location that offers a low altitude, thereby reducing the acclimatization period.
Whether its rafting, hiking, exploring villages and Buddhist monasteries or just lazing in the beautiful orchards of the property, this is the ideal program to beat the summer heat and enjoy a week and two full weekends in Ladakh.
On the basis of 2 participants
From 65,940 INR / person
The prices include:
The briefing by a Shanti Travel representative before departure
Briefing in Leh by our seasonal French representative
Assistance from a Shanti Travel Advisor 24/7
Transfers and land transportation in a private car with driver in Ladakh
Accommodation: Hotel in Leh, in guest house in Nimmu, in guest house in Lamayuru, in camp (tent 3 tickets for 2 persons) during the trek
Meals: The price includes full board during the trek and in Nimmu only breakfasts are included in Leh
Flights: Delhi - Leh - Delhi (daily prices, subject to change at the time of booking depending on the availability)
The explanations during visits to monasteries by a guide
English speaking guide
The assistance of a local team: Ladakhi speaking guide, cook (and cook aid for large groups), mule
Porters for collective and individual equipment: pack animals carrying the collective and individual camping equipment and food
The prices do not include:
Entrance fees of monuments (100 to INR 500 per entry)
Drinks and personal expenses
All services not included or mentioned in "The price includes"
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Day 1 - Delhi - Nimmu (3100m)
Arrive at Leh Airport. Drive to Nimmu (40 mins). Check into Nimmu House (3100 m) for a day’s rest and relaxation. Discover the house and its history with Nimmu House’s General Manager Alice. Spend your first night in the charming guest house.
Day 2 - Visit the village and the Phyang monastery
In the morning explore the village with your Nimmu House guide (2H walk). In the afternoon, visit the monastery of Phyang and the SECMOL project, an extraordinary educational & ecological project (1 H drive). Back to Nimmu House.
Day 3 - Hiking in Shama Valley
Hike around Nimmu (2 - 5 hour walk) with your English-speaking guide and a packed picnic lunch. Drive back to Nimmu.
Day 4 - Nimmu (3100m): Relaxation, rafting or outdoor activities
You can enjoy rafting on the River Indus (beginners) or on the Zanskar (intermediaries). You will get time to enjoy the village or walk around. Overnight in guest house. * Rafting is only for above 10 years of age
Day 5 - Hiking in Basgo [2/5 hour walk; Road 1H]
With your English-speaking guide, hike to Basgo through the sublime valley of Upper Tunglung. Stay at Nimmu House for the night.
Day 6 - Nimmu - Alchi - Themisgam [3 hour drive, 3800m]
With your English speaking guide, visit the oldest monastery of Ladakh, Alchi (11th century, extraordinary frescoes), and drive to the village of Temisgam (3800 m) - 3 H drive & picnic. Visit the village and spend the night in a Guest House.
Day 7 – Themisgam [3800m] - Likir - Nimmu
With your English-speaking guide, hike to Temsisgam (4/5 H hike at 4000 m) and drive to the beautiful monastery of Likir. Back to Nimmu (2 hour drive).
Day 8 – Nimmu - Matho - Tsermang
Drive to the museum of Matho http://www.mathomuseumproject.org to meet Nelly Rieuf, director of the museum and discover the incredible collection. Also visit the monastery. Drive to Leh, and explore the city (2 hour drive). Overnight at camp Tsermang, 10 minutes from Leh.
Day 9 – Depart from Leh airport
Transfer to the airport in the morning for your flight to Delhi. End of our services.