Day 1: Arrive at Leh.
Warm welcome and transfer to hotel. Day complete rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Leh:
After breakfast a Guided half day trip to the 200 year old Shankar monastery, which contains a plethora of impressive images, wall paintings and sculptures, including a huge statue of Aloketesvara-with 1000 arms & heads. Next stop is the Japanese built peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa). The winding road leading to it offers enthralling views of the surrounding countryside. Crowned with a massive dome, this stupa is reminiscent of Nalanda and Rajgir stupas. Later we walk down to Leh main market and lunch in a restaurant on your choice. Transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Leh-sightseeing:
After breakfast transfer to Nimu for half Day Rafting on the Indus, we bob through the charming villages and cultivated land, after Picnic lunch, Visit to Alchi and Spitok monasteries.. The Gompa at Alchi is renowned for its massive Buddha statues, lavish wood-carvings and houses the only example of Kashmiri-style wall paintings in the area. There are also many chortens around the village. Back to Leh for, Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Leh-Stok:
Morning departure by jeep to the village of Stok, which lies immediately south of Leh, on the opposite side of the Indus valley. Stok is home to a royal palace and a small museum which contains religious artifacts and ceremonial clothing belonging to the royal family. Arrive and Check-in a simple hotel offering fine views of the Stok Kangri ( 6123mts). Afternoon walk up the Royal Palace, monastery and village. Breakfats/Lunch/dinner in hotel.
Day 5: Stok-Base of Stok-la:
Morning after breakfast we trek about 3hrs to the Base of Stok-La and camp near the natural spring, with lovely views of the surrounding mountains, This is important day for acclimatization. All meals and overnight in Tents.
Day 6: Stok La Base- Rumbak (5 to 6hrs. Trek)
After an early breakfast, we make a steep ascent to Stok-La (4900 m). As this is our first major trekking day and is quite strenuous, we recommend that you walk at a steady pace in order to establish an even rhythm. The challenging day�s walk is rewarded by the amazing rock formations on the approach to the pass and also by the stunning views of the Indus Valley and distant mountain ranges from the top of Stok La. From Stok La, we descend into the picturesque and agriculturally rich valley of Rumba, with its beautifully decorated houses, monasteries and schools. Camp overnight in tents.
Day 7: Rumbak - Shingo (6 hrs. Trek)
Early morning start. The trail to Shingo goes via Yurutse and over the Ganda-La (4900 m). Along the way, you will have beautiful views of the Zanskar and KaraKoram ranges. Long, but easy descent to Shingo, where we set up camp for the night.
Day 8: Shingo -Skiu (2 - 3hrs. Trek)
A fairly easy walk, in the shade of trees and bushes, along a deep gorge. The trail crosses the stream several times before arriving in Skiu. We camp for the night in a beautiful spot on the banks of the river, overlooking a derelict fortress on the cliff. Afternoon free to explore the village. Overnight in tents.
Day 9: Skiu - Markha (7 hrs. Trek).
A long days walk, crossing back and forward over the Markha Stream, to Markha village (3800 m). There are bridges at many of the more difficult crossing places. The lush vegetation along the river-side is in stark contrast to the dry and barren upper valley slopes. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Markha: (3800 m)
A day of rest to explore this beautiful area. On the hill to the north of Markha there is a small gompa, where the resident monk will be happy to show you the ancient wall paintings and festival masks.
Day 11: Markha-Tchatchutse (6 hrs. trek).
The trail continues above Markha village, taking us eastwards, deeper into the Markha valley to our camp-site at Tchatchutse. Along the way, we pass some impressive monasteries, some ruined and some intact. In this area we are likely to see small herds of blue sheep (bharal) which often come right down to the river to graze. Overnight in tents.
Day 12: Tchatchutse- base camp Kangyatse 5200 m(6hrs.)
Today's walk brings us to the head of the valley, which offers good views of the prominent peak of Kang Yatze (6,400 m) Crossing the Markha stream on the last bridge, we start a steeper climb towards the high valley. As well as blue sheep, golden marmots and large hares, region is also home to an impressive range of birds of prey, including lammergiers and golden eagles. Overnight in tents.
Day 13: Height gain.
Today we check route for next day summit. We will go up to the main glacier and back to camp for lunch. After lunch preparation, gear checking and rest. Overnight in tents.
Day 14. Summit day: -
Day 15: Base / rest or day spare incase of bad weather for summit:
As we deserved and perfect rest day. All meals and overnight in tents.
Day 16: Nimaling-Kongmaru La-Shjang (7 hrs.)
Early morning trek to Kongmaru-La (5100 m). The trail from the pass offers fabulous views to the north of the hills of eastern Karakoram and China. On our way down, we walk along a narrow gorge and by afternoon, arrive in Shjang, our stopping place for the night.
Day 17: Shjang-Hemis-Leh:
Continuing our descent, we pass some of the highest located houses in the valley before descending into another section of rocky gorge. Along the way we pass through the village of Martsylang, before arriving in Hemis for lunchtime. This village, nestled in a gorge, is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. After lunch and rest, explore Hemis Monastery, the biggest and wealthiest in Ladakh. Late afternoon, we return by jeep to our hotel in Leh.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blockages due to uncalled-for-incidences/natural calamities and/or any factors beyond control.