Ladakh Cultural Tour
Your tour to Ladakh is an authentic, experiential and immersive journey. We bring for you a taste of local food, music, dance, and family culture. The landscape of Ladakh is barren and beautiful. It is a mountain desert that lies in the rain shadow area of Himalayas.
The region has many trails that link to the ancient silk route that was once used for trading with central Asia and Europe. Although Ladakh is a touristy place, we take you to offbeat places also which will give you a wonderful experience of authentic Ladakhi culture.
While in Ladakh, you cross high mountain passes like Khardung La (5,359 m). As you travel through Ladakh, you will notice changing landscapes, glacial rivers and tiny villages dotting the beautiful mountains. Contrary to the other parts of Ladakh, Nubra valley is green.
In fact, ‘Nubra’ means ‘Garden’ in Ladakhi language. Live with locals in homestays, get to know their culture and develop the mutual respect on this responsible holiday. Contact us to know more and to customize your holiday in Ladakh.
DepartureDelhi / Leh
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
IncludedAirplane transportApplicable permits and park feesExperienced guideLand TransportationMealsSupport staff
Not Included8 nights accommodationAirport pick up and drop offDaily 90-minute yoga classEmergency evacuation and reroutingManta and whale shark snorkelingPersonal expensesSnorkeling with turtlesSoft and hard drinksSunset dolphin cruiseTippingTravel insurance
We support you right from your first mail to us, to the planning stage till the time you arrive at the airport in India. Although it’s a custom-designed tour the planning usually does not take more than 2-3 exchange of emails.
Be assured that we will take care of you completely so that you can spend time doing what you are really here for – To enjoy your holiday in India.
Once you arrive at the airport, we will receive you and be with you at various stages of this tour. It will be not just a guide but a person from the local village who has good knowledge, passionate about his work and is friendly.
We will provide comfortable accommodations which will include hotels or homestays. All the accommodations will have sufficient clean bedding, warm water, and either family or staff to take care of you.
The food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, hygienic and safe.
You will have clean western washrooms. WiFi or TV may or may not be available at most of these places are away from city life. However, you can always depend on the 3G connection.
5% of the money is directly given back to the community.
Our guides and custodians of knowledge are from the local community, thus we support their families.
We are discouraging use of plastic bottles on our trips.
We urge you to refrain from giving gifts or money to children or young adults in the village.
All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city.
The taxis you use will be BS-IV carbon emission standard.
The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city.
Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economic and environmental benefit locally.
We advise that you take a full day off in Delhi before embarking on the flight to Ladakh.
Once you arrive at Leh airport, the temperature and altitude will change drastically. We suggest that you take your initial days slowly to acclimatize to the altitude and avoid any sickness.
We will receive you at Leh airport and arrange your necessary permits on the first day while you settle yourself amidst the beauty of Ladakh.
This tour is designed to be of medium pace so that you spend sufficient time at each place and get to know the local way of life. While the temperature may be pleasant during the day, it will dip during the night.
We will provide you with the necessary heating. We also suggest that you refer to our pre-tour checklist which includes things like hiking boots, warmers and much more. Most of the tour will involve regular walking on unpaved paths.
The tour is suitable for any age group including children and senior citizens.
The people of Ladakh are predominantly Buddhist. The once remote monasteries of Thiksey, Hemis, Lamayuru and much more are a treat for the culturally inclined traveller.
People of Ladakh also celebrate festivals like Losar in late December, Hemis Tsechu in July and much more throughout the year with extravagant and colourful Buddhist traditional dances and songs.
Day 1: Delhi to Leh
Day 2: Leh
Day 3: Sham village
Day 4: Turtuk village
Day 5: Hunger & Nubra valley
Day 6: Pangong & Changtang
Day 7: Pangong Lake
Day 8: Leg and onwards