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HIGH ALTITUDE ODYSSEY- LADAKH- ATI’S LESSER KNOWN JEEP SAFARIS
Table of Contents
Itinerary at a Glance
Day wise itinerary
High Altitude Do’s & Don’t’s
Bookings & contact us
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Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Delhi- - Leh
Day 2: Leh Acclamatise
Day 3: Monastery Visits around Leh city
Day 4: Leh - Nubra via Khardung La
Day 5: Nubra - Leh
Day 6: Pangong – Leh
Day 7: Rafting on the Zanskar
Day 8: Leh - Delhi
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Day Wise Itinerary; Day 1: Fly from Delhi to Leh &
spend the daygetting acclimatised in this high altitude city.
Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the
world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya
and the Karakoram, it is a high-altitude desert located at
the western edge of the Tibetan plateau. Its awe- inspiring
landscape has been modified and sculpted into its
spectacular shape by wind and water over the millennia.
The moon-like scenery is extraordinary: stark and barren
but interspersed with isolated settlements of green oases full
of swaying poplar trees, apricot orchards and cultivated
Day 2: Brings with it more resting & a half day trip around
the city (seen in the Background) walking to the Shanti
Stupa & visiting the Lah Palace.
Day 3: Spend this day visiting the monasteries of Shey ,
Thiksey & Hemis.
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Shey is the oldest capital of Ladakh from where its earliest
Tibetan kings ruled. The Monastery or Gompa of Shey is located
ideally on a high rock about 15 kms. south of Leh on the eastern
banks of the Indus river. Until the 16th century, Shey
was the royal residence. One of the attraction of the Shey is the
victory stupa which is topped with gold.
Hemis is situated around 45 kms in the south of Leh on the west
bank of the Indus river. The Hemis monastery is the biggest
monastery of Ladakh. It is not visible from the road as it is located
in a side valley. The monastery is decorated on all the four sides by
the colourful prayer flags which flutter in the breeze and send the
prayers to Lord Buddha
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Day 4. Drive to Nubra valley crossing the highest motorable pass
khardongla 18300ft after lunch Visit Samstanling Yarab tso lake O/N
Hunder or Tyager.
Day 5. Drive to Disket and Hunder visit the sanddune and DBL hump
camel and back toLeh
Early morning we will drive to Hunder. After travelling for around 39
from Leh we cross the Khardungla Pass (5578 m) which is the highest
motorable road in the world. The view from the top is simply amazing
Sheltered on the other side is the beautiful and fertile Nubra valley
situated along river Shayok. The valley is covered with dense thickets
of sea buck thorn –the highest known source of Vit C. The Nubra Valley,
with an average altitude of 10000 feet has a milder climate than the
rest of Ladakh and the Shyok river which feeds this valley has made
agriculture possible. It is in this valley that you will see the double
humped Bactrian camel, which were used in earlier days as means of
transport on the Silk Route.Experience the Camel Safari on the Bactria
camels. The Safari goes along the soft white sandy deserts with rolling
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Day 06. Early morning drrive for Pangong lake and will beat Leh by 5pm.
Pangong Tso (or Pangong Lake; Tso: Ladhakifor lake) is an endorheic lake in the
Himalays situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi)
long and extends from India to China. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China.
The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. During winter, the lake freezes
completely, despite being saline water..
The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a
wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland
in South Asia under the convention
Day 07. Rafting in Zansker river from Tsogsti to Nimoo drive to the famous
monastry Alchi Enroute you can see the magnetic hill.
Day 08. Departure to Delhi.
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HIGH ALTITUDE DO’S & DON’T’S
High altitude terrain starts above the height of 9,000ft. Typical features are a
receding tree line (which eventually disappears), extensive presence of moraine
and snow and a progressively thinning air cover. With a rarified air cover in the
atmosphere, associated with High Altitude are various levels of altitude sickness
that one encounters. To overcome the same listed are a few pointers –
*Drink lots of water (minimum 3 litres a day) You may not feel dehydrated, but
with the dry atmosphere prevalent in high altitude, the loss of moisture from your
body is hardly noticeable. Common symptoms of dehydration are dry lips, a dry
tongue and the urine changing color from light yellow to dark yellow. Should you
notice any of these, grab the nearest bottle of water and drink!
*Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes A common thought is that drinking a few pegs of
rum (or any alcohol) will help you ease in to the night and sleep comfortably.
WRONG! Alcohol dehydrates you. Instead, before you sleep, have a glass of water. And
of course, in an atmosphere with thin air, you really want to make sure your body gets
as much oxygen as possible, so choose well between smoke and fresh air.
*Take ample rest Don’t rush, don’t run, breathe comfortably. One of the best ways to
acclimatize yourself is to take as much rest as you can and ease yourself slowly and
steadily in to the high altitude environment.
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Adventure Trails India is run & owned by Anil & Puja Bisht.
After having worked in the field of Adventure
Travel & Mountains since the tenderage of twelve
Anil has known no other life. As a professional
mountain & river guide he has successfully led &
participated in innumerable mountain climbing
expeditions & run most of the great Indian rivers.
A dreamer by nature he has the special ability to
make you overcome most fears & by doing so
reach never before heights within yourself.
Diametrically opposite, Puja is the quintessential
backdrop person, bringing organizational
efficacy & practicality to the team. Taking care of
the mundane details & the ‘have to be done’
chores being her forte. An inborn love for the
great outdoors & having traveled extensively
since childhood equips her to be the perfect
hostess in any situation.
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