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The Nepal crew were great. Jhire was an excellent sirdar. I have already been looking at The Mountain Company website and dreaming of my next trek.....
Jenny Fifield (UK) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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  • View from Chubchak camp
  • Camp at Daat
  • View from Gyama camp
  • Fixing prayer flags on Char Char La
  • Horse in gorge before Daat
  • Zangla
  • In the gorge on the way to Zangla Sumdo
  • View from camp at Zangla Sumdo
  • Group at Photoksar
  • Basgo village
  • Horses in gorge to Daat
  • Chortens seen near Zangla
  • Valley near Kumara Sumdo
  • Group walking through gorge near Tsharlow
  • Gorge near Chubchak
  • Tshokar salt lake
  • Marmot near Tsomoriri Lake
  • Tsomoriri Lake
  • Nomad children near Tsomoriri Lake
  • Nomad camp near Tsomoriri Lake

Ladakh Sky Trail- GHT

Our Ladakh Sky Trail is a unique trek designed by us to help you experience the best of the three areas of this region of northern India: Ladakh, Zanskar and Changthang/ Rupshu.

Our Ladakh Sky Trail GHT trek in August/ September 2018 is now guaranteed to run, please get in touch soon with us soon if you would like to join this group.

This is a challenging Trans Himalayan traverse of Ladakh and most of the trails are rarely trekked by other groups. On this trek we cross six mountain passes over 5,000m which link landscapes aptly described as a geologically wonderland. Stunning white washed monasteries & Buddhist villages mark our route.

Ladakh Sky Trail GHT follows footpaths used for centuries from the sacred monastery at Lamayuru to the heart of the Zanskar valley and on to the desolate Rupshu region and Changthang plains. From Zangla village we walk along the old salt route where the people of Zanskar used to take yak products and barley over to Tshokar Lake to exchange for salt.

You will end your journey at the beautiful blue lake of Tsomoriri Lake located on the Changthang plateau at 4,500m. Tsomoriri Lake is known for its unique landscape, nomads and the lakes. While on this trek you will see nomads and observe their traditional lifestyle. The area is also an important wildlife sanctuary, harbouring snow leopards and wild asses, as well as various species of birds, such as the black necked crane.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: India
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 27 days from Leh
  • Leadership: Almas Khan
  • Minimum Group Size: 5 people
  • Cost: 2018 - £2,795 (US$3,775 or €3,215) from Leh
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Ladakh transfers including airport collections
  • Twin share room at Hotel Lotus in Leh (or equivalent)
  • Breakfast only in Leh, all meals included while on trek
  • Twin share tents while on trek, dining and toilet tents
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, western and Ladakhi guides, ponies and cook
  • Rubberised luggage tags posted to your address
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Ladakh Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Delhi
  • Internal flight to/from Leh and Delhi
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • India tourist visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Leh
  • Delhi hotel and airport transfers
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • August 14th to September 9th 2018
  • August 13th to September 8th 2019

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Leh 
  • Day 2Day trip to visit Shey and Thiksey monasteries 
  • Day 3Day walk around Leh for acclimatisation 
  • Day 4Drive to Lamayuru (3,500m) 
  • Day 5Cross Prinkti La (3,600m), drive to Photoksar (4,160m) over a high pass (4,750m) to Sheila village (3,160m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Sigge La Base Camp (4,300m) 
  • Day 7Cross Sigge La pass (4,800m) and trek to Skiu Pata (3,970m) 
  • Day 8Cross pass (4,300m) and trek to Hanimu La Base Camp (3,826m) 
  • Day 9Cross Hanimu La (4,710m) and trek to Zing Chen (3,254m) 
  • Day 10Cross Purfi La (3,850m) and trek to Hanimul village (3,300m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Pishu village (3,300m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Zangla village (3,300m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Zangla Sumdo (3,800m) 
  • Day 14Cross Cha Cha La (4,950m) and trek to Chubchak (4,300m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Tsharlow (3,700m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Kumara Sumdo (3,300m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Rabrung La Base Camp (4,400m) 
  • Day 18Cross Zalung Karpo La (5,190m) and trek to Tshora (4,385m) 
  • Day 19Trek to Daat (4,180m) 
  • Day 20Drive to Tsho Kaar and onto Nuruchen camp (4,600m) 
  • Day 21Rest day at Nuruchen (4,600m) 
  • Day 22Trek to Rajun Karu (4,800m) 
  • Day 23Cross Kartse La (5,380m) and Kayama Yuri La (5,250m) then trek to Gyama Burma (5,030m) 
  • Day 24Cross Yalung La (5,300m), trek to Doksa (4,500m) 
  • Day 25Trek to Karzok (4,400m) 
  • Day 26Drive to Leh (3,500m) 
  • Day 27Fly to Delhi 
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