Ladakh

With its combination of breathtaking landscapes, ancient settlements and deep spirituality, the former kingdom of Ladakh is an unmissable corner of the Indian Himalaya.

Snowcapped peaks, high mountain passes and striking moonscapes dotted with prayer flags and Buddhist monasteries await you in this remote and majestic Himalayan region.

Explore the fascinating high altitude city of Leh, a cultural crossroads of Buddhist stupas, hilltop forts and bustling market bazaars. Marvel at the Lamayuru Monastery, one of the region's oldest and most sacred; and discover Ladakh's rich history at the Alchi Monastery, home to some of the Himalaya's finest religious artwork.

Cycle along some of the world's highest roads; tackle a life-changing summit of Stok Kangri, a classic 6,000 m Himalayan climb; and get off the beaten path to hike Ladakh's remote trails, taking in spectacular mountain landscapes and camping in spots so picturesque they have to be seen to be believed.

Whatever pace you're after, take a look at our unique program of Ladakh itineraries and start planning your adventure into this remote and rugged gem of the Indian Himalaya.

 

Unmatched experience

We have been organising treks, climbs and tours in Ladakh for many years, making our firsthand knowledge of the region second to none. From a classic trek through the Markha Valley to a rugged traverse of the high passes of Zanskar and an epic cycle across the spine of the Himalaya, we continue to push the envelope by innovating new programs that suit every age and interest.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program we offer. World Expeditions has pioneered many sustainable tourism initiatives, and in Ladakh, we pay close attention to minimum impact camping practices. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting a program that is committed to safety and sustainability.

Ultimate value

Quality services at excellent prices make our adventures great value for money. While we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as all meals while trekking and a dedicated local crew who will go the extra yard to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime, our high level of support allows you to relax and focus on the incredible journey ahead of you.

Unique mountaineering excursions

The Himalayan region of Ladakh is the perfect location to start your mountaineering career. The mountains here enable climbing above 6000m in a compact period, allowing you to experience the thrill of the high mountains, gain expedition experience and develop your mountaineering skills under the watchful eye of the best guides in Ladakh.


 

Cultural sensitivity

Positive interactions are achieved when the traveller is aware of the cultural sensitivities of the community they are visiting. Our guides are always ready to inform travellers about the correct etiquette, including matters of appropriate clothing and actions when entering a temple.

Support of local economies

We ensure that the landowners whose fields we use for camping are paid fairly for the use of their land and we encourage travellers to shop at handicraft shops within the small villages we pass through.

Animal welfare focus

We adhere to our Animal Welfare Code of Conduct in Ladakh. We engage the services of reputable and registered horsemen and yak contractors, insisting that all animals are in good health before carrying loads and that the loads are appropriate for the animal.


Wilderness camping

Enjoy fully supported camping in remote locations with our outstanding crew of sherpas, porters and kitchen staff. While the campsite locations have been handpicked for their location, our commitment to responsible travel ensures our footprint is kept to a minimum.

Hotels

In cities and large towns you will be accommodated good quality properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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