Tips on Planning Ladakh Trekking Tours

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Ladakh is all that you expect and then some more. It is known as the “land of high passes”. The area has a lot of Tibetan population and is highly influenced by Buddhism and has beautiful temples and monasteries. The Scenic beauty here is second to none other. Clear blue sky, crystal clear water, and multicolored mountains just take your breath away. If you are an adventure enthusiast plan a trekking trip to Ladakh for your next vacation. Here are some tips:

1.       Popular treks:

a.  Zanskar Range trek: This is a 9-10 days trek. There are no homestays available during the entire period of the trek thus camping gear is necessary.

b.    Markha Valley: A 8-day trek best done between June to October. The difficulty level of the trek is moderate. The trek starts from Spituk and on the 7th day you arrive at the Kongmaru La.

c.    Kang Yatse: It is one of the more challenging treks in the Ladakh region. The trek takes around 12-13 days and is best done from May to September. Kang Yatse, at 20,000 feet, is one of the most spectacular peaks in this area. During this trek, you will get an opportunity to have a bird’s eye view of Tibet and the Zanskar River.

2.       Where to stay: Most treks are fairly remote and do not have access to homestays. It is necessary to take camping gears for such treks. Ensure that your camping gear is good quality as even in summer winds in these areas can be ruthless and bitter cold. Some treks do offer homestays and if yours does, then you must take it and experience the warm hospitality of the Ladakhi families. During a homestay you can expect well and freshly cooked meals, mostly vegetarian. The rooms are clean but expect a very basic toilet attached to the house or just outside.

3.       Guide: Some of the easier Ladakh trekking tours can be done without a guide. If you are good with directions, can read a map and are confident to do a trek without a guide then go ahead. The more difficult treks should be done with a guide who knows the area and terrain well, can communicate with the locals and is trained to help you in difficult situations. Guides don’t just help you navigate, most would tell you where the best shots can be taken from and are a great medium for a cultural exchange.

Visiting Leh Ladakh is an out worldly experience. Take 2 or three days to acclimate to the high altitude and low oxygen levels in the area.

While Ladakh is a holiday destination in India like no other, in case you are more of a beach and tropical person, India has a lot to offer on that front too. You can check out places like Goa, Puducherry, Kerala etc. While researching for your trips don’t just search “cheap and best Kerala tour packages”, read blogs, participate in chat rooms and be thorough to find the hidden treasures. 

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