Homestay treks in Ladakh
There is no better or more authentic way than by staying at one (or more!) of the home stays in Ladakh. The fact that your money will be providing extra, much needed, income for the villagers is extremely positive as well. We work at grassroots level, appealing to the community to become active participants in developing a better life for them. It is the goal of ours to improve the health, education and quality of life of the rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance.
Markha valley Trek (8 days)
Highest Point: Gongmarula Pass 5150mts
This trek is easily accessible from Leh and offers a large diversity of landscapes. The green oasis of the Markha Valley guarded by Kang Yatse 6400mts from east and Zanskar range from the south west. From any of the high points you can have breath-taking views of the Korakoram Saser Kangri peak (7670mts) Stok Kangri (6150mts) Kang Yatse 6400mts.and Nun Kun (7135mts.) During this trek you will go through many scattered high villages, each with irrigated fields of barley, wheat and mustard which adds brilliance to the landscape of this broken moon land, and Markha valley trek is a part of Hemis National Park, Where there is always an opportunity of spotting wild animals. We have departures to the famous Markha Valley every second day from 1st of June to 10th of October.
Spituk to Stok Trek (4 days) – Rumbak valley Trek
Highest Point: Stokla Pass 4850mts
This is a part of the Markha Valley trek, famous for wild animals, National Geographic made an award winning documentary in the Rumbak valley regarding Snow Leopards. This is the perfect trek If you are looking for a shorter option, beautiful view and moderate difficulty, this trek is definitely for those who have very short time in Ladakh, yet they want to have a flavor of trekking in Ladakh.
Spituk to Chilling (5 days) via Gandala 4900m
Highest Point: Gandala 4900 Pass 4850mts
This trek is in the same as the above one but here instead going to Stoka we take you to Yurutse towards south go through Sihingo and skiu via the high pass of Gandala, finally after crossing the Zanskar River we will reach at Chilling.
Likir to Temisgam (5 days)
Highest Point: Mebtakla 3750 m
This is one of the easy moderate treks in Ladakh, easy to start for those who have short time to get acclimitize. It runs through western part of Leh Sham. The trek will give you a great opportunity to see several ancient monasteries and villages rich in culture and agriculture, one of the best treks to see nice landscape and life-style of Ladakhis.
Lamayuru to Alchi (5 days )
Highest Point: Tarla 5250 mts
Grade: Medium bit hard and step while climbing Tarla
This is a beautiful and interesting trek where we will come across some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh, founded around 11th century by Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo. Lamayuru, Wanla, and Alchi are too important to be missed because of their historical values. This trek is unique in that it offers an opportunity to see not only the many natural beauties of Ladakh, but also some of its most famous monasteries.
Lamayuru to Chilling Trek (6 days)
Highest Point: Konski-la 4950 mts
The valley of Sham, in the lower part of Ladakh, is celebrated for its beauty and richness during the harvesting season. This trek follows the old caravan route to Lamayuru, which diverges from the Kargil – Leh road at the Phatu La. According to legend, Lamayuru was once a lake, which miraculously disappeared by the hand of Lotsawa Naropa. The monastery at Lamayuru, built in the 10th century, is one of the oldest in Ladakh, and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This trek offers not only view of the many natural beauties of Ladakh, but also some of its most famous monasteries and the traditional lifestyle of the natives.
What is included in the Homestay Trek:
– Transportation both ways (to the starting point and coming back from the finishing point by Jeep)
– Homestay accommodation with all meals
– Trekking guide
– Assistant Guide
– Wildlife fees
– Camping fees
and inner line permission where ever it’s needed