Lying on the crossroads between Tibet, Northern India and central Asia, Ladakh has welcomed a multitude of travelers, adventurers, merchants and pilgrims for centuries. Follow in their footsteps and experience firsthand the warmth and hospitality of the remarkable people of this magical land.
Your Quick Escape to the Tibetan plateau starts with a day in Delhi to recover from jetlag while leisurely exploring a few of its ancient sites. A two-hour flight brings you to the Ladakhi capital of Leh, ideally located for exploring the variety of monasteries in the Indus Valley. Leh is an ancient and mesmerizing city, with its winding streets and countless little shops of the Main Bazaar and Chang Gali. You also explore the historic sites at Hemis, Thikse and Lamayuru. Of course, no trip to Ladakh is complete without visiting the mural wonderland at Alchi.
Day 1 | Arrival in Delhi
Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 | Exploring Old Delhi
Explore “Old Delhi,” take a rickshaw ride to the heart of Chandi Chowke and to Jama Masjid. Enjoy a traditional Indian welcome dinner.
Day 3 | Fly to Leh
The flight to Ladakh offers spectacular views of the Himalaya. Acclimatization day as we allow our bodies to adapt to the high elevation.
Days 4 – 5 | Exploring Indus Valley
In-depth explorations of sites and monasteries along the Indus River Valley, including Hemis, Matho, Stok and Thikse.
Day 6 | To Alchi
Today you delve deeper into the Ladakhi way of life. Drive along the Indus River to Basgo, site of another ancient monastery. Continue by road to the 10/11 Century “mural wonderland” of Alchi.
Day 7 | Lamayuru & Rizong
Cross back over the Indus River and stop at Rizong. In the afternoon, visit the Lamayuru Monastery.
Day 8 | Return drive to Leh
Drive back to Leh via Likir monastery. Afternoon/evening to explore Leh.
Day 9 | To Delhi & Outbound
Transfer to airport for flight back to Delhi. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring Delhi. Late evening you are transferred to the airport for your return flight back home.
Trip Dates & Pricing
Dates:This is a private journey offered from May to October
2021 Land Cost:
2 Travelers: From $3,885 per person
Internal Airfare: $290 per person
Single Supplement: $1,205 per person
NOTE: Land Price is based on Double Occupancy and
Internal Airfare is subject to change by airlines.
Moderate High Altitude Touring. This itinerary travels to Ladakh (the western edge of the Tibetan plateau) where the average altitude is above 11,000 feet. This trip requires participants to be in good physical condition and participate in regular cardiovascular exercise. Anyone with a history of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before considering this tour.