Ladakh & Sikkim

Ladakh is bound by mountains and made up of mountains. Sheer walls of rock and ice divide the Indus Valley from Tibet, Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, and human habitation is restricted to narrow strips of greenery clinging to the rivers that drain down from mountain glaciers. This rugged region is home to one of the last undisturbed Tantric Buddhist populations on earth, protected from colonial interference, rampaging Mughals and the ravages of China’s Cultural Revolution by sheer force of geography.

Unlike the rest of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh has seen little violence since Independence. Most Ladakhis are Buddhist, with smaller communities of Shia and Sunni Muslims in Leh and the valleys surrounding Zanskar and Kargil.

From November to May, Ladakh is almost completely cut off from the outside world. Even in summer, getting here involves crossing the highest mountain passes in the world, or a hair-raising flight that weaves between the peaks. Isolation has preserved an almost medieval way of life, dictated by the changing seasons. However, change is coming to this mountain Shangri La. Tourism and hydro-electric power are flooding the region with money, and global warming is altering rainfall patterns, threatening farming cycles and Ladakh’s traditional mud-brick architecture.

Sikkim is a land of monumental mountains that seem to touch the sky. The mountains form a part of the long and mighty Himalaya,. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, crowns the top with its rugged outline.Highlighting a visit to sikkim are the stunning Monasteries, built in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and well maintained by resident monks and lamas. Superb frescoes and gold jewel encrusted statues fill these sacred halls. Sikkim shares her borders with Tibet to the North, Bhutan to the East, Nepal to the West and the State of West Bengal (India) to the south.It's elevation ranges from just above seas level to the icebound summits. Thus the flora and fauna covers a wide spectrum. It is a land well known for its orchids, of which there are 600 varieitiesa nad rhodedendron in colours from yellow to lavender. The unique Sikkimese culture and natural friendliness add immeasurably to the visitor's enjoyment.
  • Ladakh Monastery Tour

    Ladakh Monastery Short Tour

    6
    Days
    Easy

    Easy

    East,West and South Sikkim Cultural Tour

    East,West and South Sikkim Cultural Tour

    10
    Days
    Easy

    Easy

    Ladakh with Spiti Valley

    Best of Ladakh with Spiti Valley

    24
    Days
    Hard

    Hard

    Ladakh Tour

    Amazing Ladakh Tour

    9
    Days
    Easy

    Easy

  • Ladakh with Spiti Valley

    Best of Ladakh with Spiti Valley

    24
    Days
    Hard

    Hard

    Dzongri Trek Sikkim

    Dzongri Trek Sikkim

    17
    Days
    Hard

    Hard

    Majestic Ladakh

    Majestic Ladakh

    20
    Days
    Hard

    Hard

Easy

Very little or no physical activit is involved.

Moderate

A few hours of walking may be involved in the day on mostly flat paved ground.

Hard

You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

Very Hard

You need to be in good physical condition; be ready to walk up to 8 hours a day for consecutive days on rocky and icy terrain. Technical climbing Equipment is required.

Extreme

You need to be in excellent physical condition: be ready to walk or climb more than 10 hours a day. You may be subjected to face extreme weather and high altitude. The terrain will be very rock and icy and remote. Technical climbing equipment is required..

Contact

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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