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  • Trip introduction

    Go trekking in the high mountains of Ladakh, camp besides the famous Pangong Lake, drive over the world's highest motorable road, go rafting in the Zanskar River and ride an ATV in the sand dunes at Hunder. In this 8-day adventure-packed itinerary, you'll combine the exciting adventures of rafting and trekking with a road trip across the cold desert kingdom of Ladakh.

    Throughout the trip, as you climb over rocks on mountain trails, as you battle the rapids of the Zanskar River, as you travel over winding high-altitude roads, you'll have dramatic views of Ladakh's barren mountains, as far as the eye can see. Apart from adventures in the stark landscape, you'll also get a taste of the Buddhist culture at famous monasteries, like the Diskit monastery, where you'll admire colourful artwork and giant sculptures of the Buddha.

    NOTE: Price mentioned is per person price for a booking of two travellers.

    Destination

    Most popular for the endless stretches of mountain slopes, painted with different shades of brown and grey, the cold desert kingdom of Ladakh is also peppered with exciting adventures in trekking and rafting. The barren mountain slopes of the Ladakh range with snow-capped peaks are bisected with the glacier-fed riverbeds of the Indus, Zanskar and Shyok among many others. This dramatic landscape, navigable with some of the highest mountain passes in the world, makes for a strikingly beautiful destination in the Himalayas.

    Destination highlights

    Go on a short 2-day trek in Ladakh. | Go rafting in the rapids of the Zanskar River. | Spend a night camping by the famous Pangong Lake. | Visit the sand dunes of the Nubra Valley. | Get gorgeous views of Ladakh's stark landscapes.

    Activity Details

    Trekk

    14+ years

    Yes

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Arrive in Leh

    Arrive at the Leh Airport. Here, a representative of the tour operator will welcome you and escort you to a hotel. You'll spend the rest of the day at leisure in your hotel room, allowing your body to acclimatize to the high altitude of Leh. You're advised to have frequent meals, stay hydrated and avoid exerting yourself. In the evening, you can head out to visit Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist monument with colourful artwork and gorgeous views of Leh. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.

    Overnight in Ladakh Delight, La Buddha, Royal Hill or similar hotel in Leh.

    Arrive at Leh and spend the day at leisure. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Leh. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can have additional meals at the hotel in Leh or visit any of the restaurants in Leh, at your own expense.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Leh to Yangthang
    Day 3 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Yangthang to Leh
    Day 4 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Leh to Nubra Valley
    Day 5 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Nubra Valley to Leh
    Day 6 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Leh to Pangong Lake
    Day 7 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Pangong Lake to Leh
    Day 8 of the Ladakh trek and road trip: Depart from Leh
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the Ladakh trek and road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-15 days before departure of the Ladakh trek and road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 7-9 days before departure of the Ladakh trek and road trip: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Ladakh trek and road trip: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Ladakh trek and road trip.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Rafting in the Zanskar River is a water-dependant activity, that can only be organized between 25 Jun-30 Aug. The tour operator will not be responsible for any last minute cancellations of the rafting activity due to unsuitable water conditions.

    During this Ladakh trek and road trip, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,800 ft to 13,900 ft and may experience altitude sickness, if proper measures of acclimatization are not followed.

    Ladakh is located at an altitude with no internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking this trip.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life and property during the trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff.
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    • Trekking Rafting Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rafting Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rafting Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rafting Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Rafting Road Trip Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All travel arrangements including airport transfers, as per itinerary, in a private, non-AC vehicle

    • Accommodation in hotels/Swiss tents and homestays for 7 nights on twin-sharing basis
    • All breakfasts and dinners from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
    • Adventure activities: rafting in Zanskar River (25 Jun-30 Aug only), ATV ride at Hunder
    • All required equipment for adventure activities
    • Services of an experienced tour guide
    • All government permits and charges, including the Ladakh Inner Line permit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Leh

    • Lunch, throughout the trip
    • Entry tickets and video/photography charges at sightseeing locations
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, apparel, gear etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length track pants/trekking pants
    • Trekking shoes
    • Woollen monkey cap, socks and gloves
    • Windproof jacket
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, non-AC vehicle for transport, as per itinerary, including airport transfers
    • All equipment needed for adventure activities: rafting, ATV ride

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • Water bottle
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Cold cream
    • Cap/hat
    • Camera
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication