22 nights / 23 days
The land which can be described only in Speculative Expanse - Geographical, historical and human factors have endowed this region, known earlier as Manyul "the land of men" with its unique character and place in the World. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Ladakh range & the Zanskar range. Is located in the rain - shade of the Himalaya, is arctic, high altitude, mountainous desert. It has beautiful wild flowers, a wide range of mountain animals, hundred of species of resident and migratory birds, and hospitable, hardy, cheerful and courteous people. The people are an amalgam of the Tibetan, Balti, Dard and Aryan ethnic strains. Isolated regions of Zanskar foster the non-Mongoloid Drogpa tribe in the Indus valley between Khalsi and Battalik, and the Changpa nomadic shepherds of the Eastern plains are some of the most attractive and fruitful subjects of study & Travel.
Within striking distance of several major trailheads, Manali is the most popular place and end treks. The road journey from Manali to Leh, offers a hikes over some of the world's highest passes and the most stunning mountain desert landscapes, promises to stir up the appetite of those seeking a truly Himalayan adventurer.
Arrive Delhi, meet and transfer into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Take the dramatic morning flight to Kullu, then continue by jeep to Manali.
Day free to explore Manali. Stay overnight at a Hotel.
Spend an additional day in the Kullu to explore the surrounding region.
Trek out of Manali to the open meadow of Lamadug.
Trek to Riyali, just above the treeline.
Continue to the base camp of Kali Yani pass.
Rest day in this spectacular natural setting at the base of the pass.
Over Kali Yani Pass (4,725 metres) to our streamside camp at Donku Thach.
Continue down valley-of-flowers towards the shepherd camp at Lamapar.
Trek through a verdant valley-of-flowers with peaks all around to our camp at Dalmarhi.
The trekkers reach their first village in 7 days, Barabhangal.
A rest day in the fascinating view of the village of Barabhangal.
A steady climb to our camp at the base of Thamser Pass.
Over Thamser Pass (4,570 metres) to Pannatu.
Trek along the river and through the woods to the tiny settlement of Palachak.
Pass through several small villages on the way to the camp at the village of Biling.
Continue down to the Tibetan refugee camp at Bir, then travel by jeep to McLeod Ganj, home of Tibet's government-in-exile.
Spend two additional days in McLeod Ganj to visit the Tibetan library, local Buddhist monasteries, and the town's colorful marketplace.
Travel by jeep to Amritsar, site of the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Have an overnight stay there.
Catch an early morning express train to Delhi. Check into a hotel for an overnight stay.
Depart- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.