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Lamayuru Hemis trek with Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley 20 days
A very interesting route beginning at the famous Lamayuru monastery, you walk up the less travelled Ripchar Valley with its small villages, nomadic settlements and pastures where you see a wide variety of flowers and many species of birds from the end of July to end of August. We cross some high passes with excellent views of the Karakorams and the Zanskar mountains. The initial part of the trek ends at Chilling, a small village and the only one where Ladakhi metal work is carried out. From Chilling, we cross the river by cable pulley. A different set of ponies are on the other side of the river to carry our gear. We then continue on to Markha Valley - considered one of the most beautiful valleys in Ladakh . Here you pass through several Ladakhi settlements as you walk through their fields and observe their lifestyle. Several river crossings are involved, but these are not dangerous. Crossing several more passes, through gorges and wide open pastures, we end the trek at Matho village. Here we visit the monastery built on a hill between Stok and Stakna, the only monastery belonging to the Sakyapa order. It is worth visiting this monastery also for the beautiful view it has over the valley.

Other Significant places you will cover with this package are : Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake

Cost: 1200 Euros/Person for a private trek of 2-3 Pax
Cost: 1000 Euros/Person for a group of 4-8 Pax
Size of group: Min 2 & Max 8 Person
Highest Point: Gongmarula 5200mts
Grade: Medium

What’s included | For the Trek it Includes:
Transportation both ways (to the starting point and coming back from the finishing point by Jeep)
Tents
Mattresses
Pack Horses
Food
Guide
Cook
Helpers
Cooking gears
Wildlife fees
Camping fees
And inner line permission where ever it’s needed.

For the Package it includes:
Accommodation on twin or Tripple sharing Basis in an A Class Hotel.
All Meals (Bed Tea, Breakfast, Hot | Pack Lunch, Dinner)
To & Fro Airport Transfer in Leh
All sightseeing as per the itinerary
Rafting Day trip
All Transportation by Toyota Qualis | Innova Innerline Permit

It does not Include
Monument & Museum Entrance Fees
Flight tickets
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered Camel Riding Charges
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included

  


Day 1: Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel.
Day 2: A Complete day of visit to the monasteries (104 Kms). Shey, Thiksey and Hemis.

Nubra Valley 2 days
Day 3 : Leh to Nubra Valley (120 Kms) via K-top highest motorable road 5606m visit Hunder & Diskit
Day 4: Nubra to Leh drive after visiting Sumur and Panamik

Lamayuru Hemis trek 12 days
Day 5: Lamayuru 3420m – Wanla 3250 m (3 hrs Drive and three hrs walk)
Day 6: Wanla – Hinju 3720m (4-5 hrs)
Day 7: Hinju – Sumda Doksa 4430m (5-6 hrs)
Day 8: Sumda Doksa – Dung Dung Chan la base 4430m (4-5 hrs) Day
Day 9: Dung Dung Chan La base – Chilling 3550m (5 hrs)
Day 10: One day rest at Chilling
Day 11: Chilling to Skiu (5-6 hours)
Day 12: Skiu to Markha (7-8 hours)
Day 13: Markha to Thachungtse (5-6 hours)
Day 14: Thachungtse to Nimaling (4 hours)
Day 15: Nimaling to Shangsumdo via Kongmarula 5200 m (7 hours)
Day 16: Shangsumdo to Leh via Hemis (3 hours trek, 1 hour drive)

Pangong Lake 2 days
Day 17: Rest in Leh
Day 18: Leh to Pangong lake via Changla 5300m overnight at Spangmik.
Day 19: Spangmik to Leh via Chemrey, Takthok and Stakna monasteries.
Day 20: Transfer to airport and fly back to Delhi with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.



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A Typical Day of Trekking

Our typical day of trekking is based on an average level of client physical fitness coupled with the nature of our weather and terrain. This could include very warm days during summer, high passes, and the need to move between campsites which ensure adequate grazing for the ponies.

06:00 Bed tea is served to your tent. A great way to warm up before packing up your gear.

06:30 Hot water is provided for your morning wash.

07:00 Breakfast is served

08:00 Your personal packing is complete and your trail lunch is available to place in your day pack. Your guide will go over the day’s travel plans highlighting those areas along the route you will want to visit.

08:15 Off on the trail with your guide, or with instructions as to the route and where he will meet you if he needs to assist with pony packing (dependant on party size).

12:00 Lunch along the route, often in a meadow or beside a stream. A typical lunch might consist of a sandwich, juice box, cheese, boiled egg, boiled potato, apple, cookies or chocolate bar.

17:00 In camp with a pot of tea after a great day of sights and trekking. The tent is up and you are making notes in your journal and taking photos of the picturesque landscape.

18:30 Supper is served. Time for more tea and, perhaps, an early bed.

Expect to have rather lengthy days of travel with plenty of time to take photos and look at the scenery, visit tea tents or local villages as you pass through. You will have plenty of time in camp each evening to meet with other travelers, compare notes, read a bit, take photographs or visit surrounding villages or sites either before or after your supper is served.
By starting early you will have made substantial progress in the cooler part of the day, and will be able to take your time ascending the passes which can be up to 17,000 feet (5,180 M) on some routes, arriving at your next camp with some reserves of energy for the evening.












Charlie O Connor & Family Recommends October 31, 2011
Awesome adventure, special people
We had a universally excellent experience with the whole team at Dreamland and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They were efficient, friendly, cheerful, informative, and responsive and everything went exactly according to plan - which has not been our experience with other operators in India. We booked our trek from Australia and via email exchanges were able to work out the best plan for our family (we have 2 boys aged 9 and 10 years old). All of the team were great from the guys who picked us up at the airport to Javeed, the owner. We did a 4-day trek including a 4,900m pass (Stok La) and the team (guide, cook, assistant cook, pony guy) were very cool, from the 6am wake-up cup of tea delivered to our tent, to the delicious meals each night. They were particularly generous to the kids, making sure that they had suitable food, playing cards with them, chatting and joking, as well as pointing out things of interest along the way.

Back in Leh, after the trek, one of our boys got a stomach bug he couldn't shake easily, and needed to see a doctor. Although we were no longer their responsibility, both Javeed and our guide (Achuk) came with us and helped negotiate our way to a doctor who spoke English. They were genuinely concerned and keen to ensure that Matt got the attention he needed.
We all had a fabulous, memorable experience in a spectacular part of the world, mostly as a result of the cheerful attention, professionalism and local knowledge of the Dreamland team. We would recommend them to anyone and many operators in more developed parts of the world could learn from their example.

Good for: experience, trekking, Cool people, advice, local knowledge, support
email : charlie.oconnor@liw3.com

Magali et Christophe PIRET-GERARD & Family July-Aug 2014
Unforgettable Family Holiday Trekking with Dreamland Trek & Tour
"Nous vous conseillons vivement l'agence "dream ladakh" qui nous ont organisé la totalité de notre voyage familial (2 parents et 4 enfants (de 15 à 22 ans) en Inde (depuis notre arrivée à l'aéroport de New Dehli avec visite de Agra Tasj Mahal et alentours en 2 jours jusqu'à notre retour à l'aéroport de New Dehli) et au Ladakh (15 jours). Ce fut un voyage extra-ordinaire! L'agence est très compétente, ouverte à toute proposition, réactive et rassurante. Avant d'entamer notre trekking Lamarayu-Chilling (1 jour de repos)-Chansumdo (11 jours), nous nous sommes acclimatés 3 jours à Leh. Les 3 jours pleins d'acclimatisation sont essentiels (Leh est à 3.500m d'altitude - prévoir granules COCA en homéopathie, somnifères pour les premières nuits et diamox si nécessaire). Les 3 premiers jours nous avons visité Leh, les monastères aux alentours et avons emprunté le 3ième jour la route la plus haute du monde (point culminant 5.600 m) en voiture (en très bon état) avec d'adorables chauffeurs. Si vous souhaitez de plus amples explications sur les monastères et le boudhisme il peut être intéressant de demander un guide spécifique pour les visites des monastères les explications des moines sur place étant laconiques. Nous avons logé à l'hôtel proposé par dream ladakh qui était très bien (bonne literie) et qui avait l'avantage d'être situé à côté de l'agence (le seul ennui c'est les chiens qui aboient pendant la nuit dans cette partie là de Leh).

Le trekking s'est très bien déroulé pour nous 6 grâce au guide et son assistante (charmants et très compétents). L'excellent cuisinier et son assistant nous ont fait de délicieux repas très sains et variés et fourni tous les jours de la bonne eau de montagne (bouillie pendant plus d'une minute pour tuer toute bactérie).
Les tentes étaient très confortables et le staff très aidant. Des petits chevaux portaient nos bagages et le matériel et étaient menés par de très gentils meneurs ladakhis. Nous avons fait l'ensemble du trekking en 11 jours mais si vous avez un peu plus de temps, nous vous conseillons de le faire en 13 jours afin d'être plus relax et de mieux répartir les heures de marche. Nous avions également demandé qu'un cheval nous accompagne, ce qui a permis à la maman qui manquait de souffle de faire les ascensions à cheval et aux enfants d'être portés lors d'une foulure ou maladie passagère. En bref, ce voyage aventureux nous a permis de voir un pays où vivent des ladakhis charmants et authentiques, ou la nature est intacte et les paysages à couper le souffle. Ce pays nous a tous émerveillé et transformé."

Dreamland was just beyond expectation!
Jaap de Graaf Recommends January 1, 2013
Last summer I went with two families (4 adults, 4 children) to Ladakh in India and did a trekking in the Markha Valley (9 days). The trekking organisation we took was Dreamland Trek & Tour in Leh. This organisation was excellent in every aspect. The information on the site and through email was clear, quick and to the point. The organisation of the trekking was 100%. Good staff, new gear, lovely food, strong and healthy horses, friendly guides and a ecological approach. They just finished a garbage cleaning trek in the valley so that everything is cleaned up.

Jaap de Graaf & family and friends.
Good for: Information, tourguides, short and long treks
email : jaapdegraaf@hetnet.nl



Important Questions :
How long does it take to get acclimatize?
Abruptly going to a height of 3500 m, one naturally feels a difference. Your body reacts and behaves differently in rarified air at high altitude. What you need to do is just take it easy and give some time to your body to adjust in to less oxygen (hypoxia) by a slow physiological process called Acclimatization. Time taken for acclimatization varies from person to person; usually you nee atleast 2-3 days in order get well acclimatized and you need to take complete rest for the 1st day even if you are feeling fine. Drink plenty of fluids at least 3-4 litres. Diet should be high in carbohydrates, less oily and predominantly vegetarian. Avoid excess of alcohol and tobacco in any form.

Why are some treks more expensive than others?
If we have to organize a trek near Leh than it's less expensive for transportation and same is for the pack horses as we have to send them to the starting point. Even after finishing the trek we have to pay for the horses for reaching Leh. That's why there are different rates for different trek routes.

Who carries the things/gears and food during the trek?
In Ladakh normally you have to trek around the height of 4000mts and the passes are around 5000mts so its very difficult to carry heavy loads at this height, that's why we provide pack horses/ponies they will carry everything, trekkers will have to carry only the pack lunch, water, camera, note book, and some delicate things which they don't want keep with the horses.

What we do with the garbage that are produced during the trek?
We are very keen to keep Ladakh clean, that's why we strictly instruct our staff to bring back all the garbages produced during the trek.

What about the temperature (maximum and minimum) during the trekking season?
The average temperatures in the trekking routes during the trekking season are as under:
May................. (Max 15*C & Min -3*C)
June................ (Max 25*C & Min 6*C)
July................. (Max 30*C & Min 10*C)
August ............ (Max 27*C & Min 8*C)
September...... (Max 15*C & Min -2*C)
October........... (Max 8*C & Min -8*C)

How we look after your health while trekking?
Our guides are careful to prepare your meals with your enjoyment in mind. Typically these plentiful meals will be primarily vegetarian in nature with some meat or protein in the form of canned fish or tofu. This is typical of the Ladakhi diet in general. Our guides are encouraged to use hand sanitizers such as alcohol based gels prior to food preparation. You are encouraged to do the same. Dishes are typically stainless steel bowls and pans and are cleaned after meals with scrub pads and soap. Our staff will provide rehydrating liquids in large quantities throughout your trek. Take advantage of tea, coffee, juice and water whenever you can. At altitude it is natural not to feel much hunger or thirst. Make sure you stay adequately fed and drank plenty of fluids both at meals and along the trail. During summer, heat can be a real factor requiring significant intake of liquids while you trek. So always carry 2 liters of water with you.
Our guides will make every effort to pace your day so you are not pushed to your physical limits. This means you will be getting up and away in good time so your day will allow a consistent but moderate pace.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma or other chronic illness it would be wise to let Dreamland Trek and Tour know of this condition prior to leaving Leh. This way your guide will understand that you have medication along with you should someone other than yourself have to administer the drugs.
Preparation for altitude during the trek is vital. Acclimatize in Leh prior to departure on your trek. Take at least 4 days doing tours or other easy to moderate physical activity prior to beginning your trek. If possible start low and go slowly for the first few days of your trek. Some routes will not allow this, so acclimatization is even more important in these cases.
Prior to your trek meet with your doctor and discuss your overall physical condition and your doctor's recommendation for high altitude medication. You may also wish to discuss treatment and medication for traveler's diarrhea as you experience new foods and bacterial environments.
With these simple ideas in mind, your trekking experience will be most enjoyable for you and other travelers along the way.

What do we do if someone is sick or injured during the trek?
During the trek our guides will make every effort to pace your day so you are not pushed to your physical limits. This means you will be getting up and away in good time so your day will allow a consistent but moderate pace. And in case it hits a member of the tour then our assistant guide will immediately bring him/her down asap. He will use the ponies to ride for the sick person in the mean time he will inform us through a satellite phone (now we have satellite phone in almost every remote villages of Ladakh) and we will soon send a jeep to bring her/him to the hospital in Leh.

Rescue in Emergency:
In case if someone is critically sick or injured and requires helicopter evacuation, this can be done with the cooperation of JK Tourism Department & Indian Airforce as long as you have the insurance to cover this so it would be useful to let us know which insurance.

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