+ big sky trekking
+ peak scrambling
+ no other trekkers
+ glorious views
+ delightful grassy, remote camps
+ 6 max group size
no departure planned; see our India treks
Start and end in Leh, airport code IXL
Cost - US$??80
max 6 bookings
single supplement included
domestic flights not included
Jamie McGuinness with
Lobsang +91 98161 15938
tel: +91 1982 252 119, 250 207
Mobile: +91 98580 60770
extra hotel nights single: $50
Fort Road, Leh
Tel: +91 1982 252 153, 251 673
Mob: +91 94191 78401
Our service includes
Leh hotel single supplement
Leh airport transfers
hotels and guesthouses
group transportation by private vehicle
Expedition-style trek includes
all meals and hot drinks
roomy single tent (double for couples)
very experienced crew
Nice touches included
compact Himalayan library and maps
cards and Scrabble
free acclimatization drugs
solar charging for cameras, USB devices
filtered drinking water, morning and evening
Gear available for rent
Ice axe and crampons
Boots NOT available for rent, do bring your own
Our service excludes
meals in Leh
Delhi airport transfer, hotel, but we can advise
Insurance, India visa, international flights, equipment rental, alcohol and soft drinks, laundry, tipping and other items of a personal nature
Day 1 - meet in Leh 3500m
We meet you at Leh airport (code IXL) and you can now relax.
2-3 - Leh 3500m
Time to relax or to explore, and the all important time acclimatizing. Leh is a sightseer's and photographer's paradise.
4 - drive Tangtse 3950m via the Chang La 5300m
What a spectacular 5-6 hour drive (rough for the top section), and we stay at the perfect altitude for further gentle acclimatization.
5 - drive Pangong Lake, Spangmik 4280m
A further short drive and we reach the ever-changing light of this 60km long lake.
6 - drive Sasakul 4200m
Partly retracing, it is a couple of hours to the start point of our trek, and after time here we are now acclimatized, ready to start trekking at these very high altitudes.
7 - trek junction camp 4700m
8 - explore junction camp 4700m
9 - trek camp 5080m
10 - trek 5300m camp via unmarked pass 5780m
Yes, that is a HIGH pass! Hence the acclimatization en route.
11 - trek Tamki 5200m via Yongma La 5600m
12 - exploration
13 - trek camp 4750m
14 - trek 5150m camp
We know and love this area, and there are plenty of scrambling opportunities, even to above six grand.
15 - exploration
16 - trek Gun La BC via Gongma La 5850m
17 - trek Kyungyam Chu via Gun La 5600m
18 - trek Kyungyam 4110m
19 - drive Leh
It is about a 10km hike down the valley to Kumdak to meet the road where Angchuk and the team pick us up, then ~3 hours drive to Leh. Lets have a celebration!
Day 20 - trip ends
You are free to fly out today to Delhi - or to stay in Leh for an extra day or two... The Leh-Delhi flight should get you to Delhi before midday, but do note that on rare occasions it can be delayed a day by bad weather.