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Peter Stutz (UK) | Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal

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Ladakh Village Experience

Shakti’s Village Experience was born in Kumaon in 2004 as The Village Walks and was conceptualised to facilitate an authentic ’underfoot’ experience and provide a ’snapshot’ of rural life in the Himalaya. In 2007 Shakti started a similar concept in the former Buddhist Kingdom of Sikkim in the Eastern Himalaya.  

Continuing this unique concept, Shakti’s third village experience has been adapted to optimize on local conditions. The traditional architecture of Ladakh is grander in style than found in other Himalayan regions; therefore we have renovated seven village houses to a slightly higher level of sophistication but without compromising on the authenticity and charm.

Staying in these houses offers the visitor a rare chance to experience an unchanged rural way of life in the homes of the Ladakhi people. As the terrain in Ladakh is also very different to that of Sikkim and Kumaon, journeys between the houses here will be on foot, by river raft and by vehicles with stops at un-spoilt Buddhist monasteries en route.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: India
  • Holiday Type: Luxury Treks
  • Duration: 8 days from Leh
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: Contact us for details
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights at Shakti
  • All meals and beverages
  • All activities
  • Transport in an air conditioned Toyota Innova in Ladakh
  • An accompanying English speaking guide 
  • Entrances in monasteries
  • Permits in Ladakh
  • Car at disposal
  • All taxes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Delhi and domestic flights to Leh. 
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • India tourist visa
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, tips, camera fees etc
  • Liability for change due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Any other Govt. tax increase
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Gentle

Trip Grade Gentle

Suitability: most people in good health who take regular exercise.

1) Walking times: average 4 to 6 hours walking per day for up to 8 days often including one or two rest days.

2) Altitude: up to 4,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails through villages, there will be some daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Fly to Leh, drive to Nimoo village. Overnight: Shakti Nimoo Village House. 
  • Day 2Walk around Nimoo village. Overnight: Shakti Nimoo Village House 
  • Day 3Drive to Taru village and visit Phyang monastery. Overnight: Shakti Nimoo Village House. 
  • Day 4Drive to Alchi and onto Likhir village. Overnight: Shakti Likhir Village House. 
  • Day 5Drive to Chilling, raft to Nimoo and drive to Stok village. Overnight: Shakti Stok Village House. 
  • Day 6Visit Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight: Shakti Stok Village House. 
  • Day 7Trek towards Stok Kangri or explore Stok village. Overnight: Shakti Stok Village House. 
  • Day 8Drive to Leh airport, fly to Delhi. 
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