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Ladakhi Himalaya


Ladakh Trips

Hidden away in the north-eastern corner of India, Ladakh is a sanctuary of Buddhist calm. Cradled between the two highest mountain ranges in the world, the Himalaya and the Karakorum, Ladakh is so remote that you can take a walking holiday here with almost a total absence of Western influences.

Ladakh is India's highest plateau. Literally meaning ‘land of high passes’, it’s made up of desolate empty plains surrounded by jagged mountains and steep passes. On Exodus Ladakh trips we provide expert local guides to help you explore this incredible wilderness. 

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Ladakh Adventure Holidays

Peaks of Ladakh Trek

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Conquer your first 6,000m peak and experience the unique culture of the High Himalaya.

Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Ages: 18+
16 Days from $5,499 NZD
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Four high-altitude highlights of Ladakh trips

1. Lounge around in Leh: The capital is the base camp for most trekking holidays in Ladakh, and once you’ve got used to the altitude it's a breath of fresh air. A million miles away from the claustrophobic charm of most Indian towns it's a haven for weary travellers. 

2. Visit Hemis Gompa: How could you not want to visit somewhere known as the 'lone place of the compassionate person’? Ladakh’s most picturesque monastery, Hemis Gompa is approached via a spectacular gorge walk.

3. Trek the Markha Valley: Regarded by many as the classic Ladakhi trekking holiday, this trail follows the Markha River up into the peaks to the Zanskar mountain range. You start off walking through fields of barley and mustard, deep gorges and remote villages. Jaw-dropping scenery unfolds as you hit the rocky slopes. Buddhist prayer flags mark the way towards the jagged horizon peaks. You might glimpse the fleeting purple robes of a Buddhist monk at one of the obscure shrines, or blue sheep and ibex scrambling over the rocky escarpment.

4. Party like its 1599: Ancient culture and Buddhist tradition form an integral part of daily life. The Ladhaki social calendar is full of religious festivals and fairs, featuring masked dancers, yang music and sporting contests. In other more tourist-oriented destinations you could be forgiven for thinking some of these are put on purely for the crowds, but here in Ladakh they remain a vital part of the culture. 

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