Flying into Leh, the capital of Ladakh, the shapely peak of Stok Kangri sits prominent on the horizon. The region of Ladakh is a truly inspirational destination.
India has fascinated travellers for thousands of years. It’s exotic, romantic and geographically diverse – from the Himalayan mountains and wide deserts in the north to lush rainforests and sandy beaches in the south. Its people are predominantly Hindu although the Islamic culture also integral to the Indian culture. Some of the most impressive temples have been built by the smaller Jain and Buddhist communities. Although more than a thousand languages are spoken, English is the second language and is widely taught in Indian schools. Ladakh – the “Land of High Passes”, is completely different to the better known, greener landscapes of other parts of the Himalaya. It is a land of extremes; freezing winds and at times intense heat.
- A superb introduction to Himalayan mountaineering.
- Learn mountaineering skills as part of the trip.
- Visit whitewashed settlements and exquisite Buddhist monasteries
- Stunning views of the Himalaya and Karakorum mountain ranges.
- Experience the chaotic and beautiful sights of India.
- Test your bargaining skills against the market and stall traders to grab incredible exotic souvenirs.
- Led by an experienced UK leader and assisted by local guides