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An Unadulterated Paradise
9 Days · 8 Nights
₹ 45,000
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Ladakh+ 9 More
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This is more than ‘just another trip to Ladakh’ – we’ve made the route our own, with plenty of adventure, White Collar Hippie style. Because sometimes, shortcuts just don’t cut it. When you’re in Ladakh, you want to follow the long and winding roads and let them lead you where they may. As we cycle down from Khardungla, go white-water rafting, trek through Sham Valley among other things, we’ll see fascinating Ladakhi life, majestic views and uncover the stories of this amazing plateau and its fascinating people.

  • Fly into Leh
  • Leh town exploration and get acclimatised to the weather
  • After a relaxed breakfast at the homestay in Karzu Road, head to Leh town by 9:30
  • In Leh, we will take the walk through the old town, King’s Palace (Leh Palace) and the Asian Culture Museum with Ladakh Old Town Initiative (LOTI), this is an NGO which does restoration work in the old town
  • They have two timings for the walk - 10:00 am and 2:00 pm – the walk last for about 2.5 hours so can be done before or after a leisurely lunch in one of the charming cafes
  • In the evening, we will head out to Sanker Monastery; we can sit for the chanting that happens at 6:00 pm. After the chanting, we will head to Shanti Stupa to see the sunset
  • Then we walk/drive down to Changspa Road. Here we head to Himalayan Bikers to check cycle sizes for our ride down from Khardung La
  • Dinner at one of the cafes at Changspa Road and then back to homestay
  • Overnight in Leh
  • The trek will take us across villages in Sham valley, famous for its apricots. The trek will be guided by a local villager and after 3 – 4 hours in the day we will stay in a local homestay
  • After reaching the village you can explore and even join farming activities
  • Dinner will be served at the homestay
  • Overnight at the homestay
  • Drive time: 1 hour, Trek time: 5 hours
  • After breakfast at the homestay, we will start towards Likir where the trek will end
  • The car will be waiting to take us to Chiling. We will have a raft waiting for us at Chiling, for rafting in the Zanskar rapids through a beautiful gorge to reach Nemo. Here we do a picnic lunch on the beach by the river
  • We will start the trek early this day, as we want to make it to rafting point latest by 10:30 am
  • After lunch we head back to Leh and have the day to rest and shop
  • 2 Hour trek, 1 hour Drive to Chiling, 11⁄2 hour Rafting
  • We will drive to Pangong Lake seeing some monasteries on the way. We will leave early at 5:00 am to catch the morning Prayers at 5:30 AM at Thiksey Monastery. Thiksey is a replica of The Potola in Lhasa
  • After a tour of the Monastery we have breakfast en route and then visit the Hemis Monastery
  • Then we continue our drive down to Pangong Lake. On the way look out for the region where there are lots of Marmots as they come out of hibernation at this time of the year
  • On reaching Pangong we check into tents and walk around the lake till sunset. Take a dip in the freezing lake, spend some time by the bonfire and watch stars
  • Overnight in luxury tents
  • Distance: 160 km, Drive time: 4 hours
  • We will leave from Pangong after breakfast at 9 am and take the road less travelled. Through a little known road we drive into Nubra Valley to meet the Shyok River and continue along the river till just a little before Hunder Village
  • We will have lunch at our luxury campsite and rest for the afternoon
  • In the evening we will head to the Dikshit Monastery and the 100-foot Buddha Statue
  • We will then head to the Sand Dunes for a camel ride and watch the sunset from here
  • Overnight in Hunder
  • Distance: 140 km, Drive time 3 hours
  • We will drive up to Khardong La for the highlight of the trip, quite literally, as we cycle down 40km from the worlds highest motorable road all the way to Leh
  • We will head out after breakfast by 9 am. It is a 2.5 hours drive up. After spending 30 Mins at Khardung La, 1:00 pm is a good time to cycle down as you don’t get oncoming traffic
  • We will get back to Leh and unwind, spending our last night in the town with a lovely dinner at a fancy local restaurant
  • Distance to Khardong La: 80 km, Drive time: 2.5 Hours, Cycling cycle distance: 40 km, Ride time: 2 hours
  • We will leave early morning and drive to Mulbekh/Kargil. On our way also get to witness the magic of Magnetic Hill and Indus Zaskar Confluence
  • We will visit the spectacular Lamayuru Monastery on the way and the local temple at Mulbekh
  • Overnight in Mulbekh in luxury tent
  • Distance: 175 km, Drive time: 4 hours
  • We will leave early morning from Mulbekh, pass Kargil War Memorial and Kargil Mosque
  • We will reach Srinagar at noon and head to the airport to catch our flights back home
  • Distance: 250 km, Drive time: 5.5 hours
Hotel Details
  • Luxury camps/ 3 Star hotel/ Homestay
  • Stay on twin sharing basis
  • Mineral water
  • Internal transport
  • Airport transfer to Srinagar on last day
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All permits
  • Goodie bag
  • Transfer from Delhi airport to the meeting point
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Tips
  • Personal purchases
  • 5% additional taxes
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

We recommend places to eat through the trip but you must also look for magical places yourselves since every year there are some new cafes that open up. Happy hunting!

The Ladakh terrain is tough and can get tiring at times. So you will be responsible for maintaining an awesome attitude. Make sure you have great playlists for different moods ready to last through the trip. Playing cards and other card games always help.

You will need to be punctual in checking out of rooms, travelling etc. as far as the itinerary is concerned, especially on days that adventure activities have been scheduled. We won’t be able to help if the itinerary is compromised due to lateness and leads to a less magical experience.

White Collar Hippie crew members normally make the group do fun things like sitting on top of the bus and jumping in ice-cold streams, however, if any of you choose to indulge in this, we recommend you know your own limits and act accordingly.

We will provide a complete medical kit but you are responsible for your own health. You must also carry any specific medicines that you need.

Though we recommend you always be cautious and careful while exploring new places, Ladakh is a very safe place. Most people are very simple, helpful and cheerful so if you feel like it- don’t be afraid to venture out and explore new areas.

If it becomes necessary to cancel your booking, you must notify White Collar Hippie immediately. Cancellation will take effect only after we receive the email from you. Following is the cancellation policy.

30 days prior to departure - 100% total amount and/or trip deposit refund

16 to 29 days prior to departure - 50% refund

7 to 15 days prior to departure - 20% refund

0 to 6 days prior to departure - no refund

Please note that the above-quoted amounts may change without notice. If the tour/itinerary price is quoted as a package, no partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used.

White Collar Hippie reserves the right to cancel any trip or booking in which case participants will be given a refund in full. However, you will not be entitled to make any further claim for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to any travel reservation, visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).

We strongly recommend that you book refundable tickets. We also recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.

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