Ladakh Tours & Trekking Ladakh
Experience, explore and discover Ladakh’s stunning landscape, Buddhist monasteries and unique lifestyle and culture. Trekking Ladakh or any of our Ladakh tours offer you easy access to this remote Himalayan gem.
Are you considering trekking Ladakh or visiting on a tour? These are perfect ways to become acquainted with the arid but stunning landscape and Tibetan culture hidden deep in the Himalaya. Learn more and discover which one of several Ladakh tours by Namaste Nomad may be just what you’re looking for.
In the deepest northern Himalaya of India lies the state of Ladakh, which can be described as a little Tibet. It is reachable via some of the highest mountain passes in the world, which are closed for much of the year due to weather conditions. Numerous Tibetan Gompas, Stupas, Mani walls, prayer wheels and flags set amidst a dramatic rocky background lend this place a surreal scenery.
Ladakh’s population is made up almost entirely of Tibetans who settled here in exile. While Ladakhis are cash poor, they have established a remarkably well-balanced, ecologically friendly, traditional society. Traditional mud-brick homesteads are large, comfortable and self-sufficient in fuel and dairy products, organic vegetables and barley, used to make tsampa (roast barley flour) and chhang (barley booze). Such self-sufficiency is an incredible achievement given the short growing season and very limited arable land in this upland desert, where precious water supplies must be laboriously channelled from glacier-melt mountain streams.
Trekking Ladakh takes you through arid mountain deserts, crystal blue lakes and you may not see another human being apart from your group. Ladakhi culture is astonishingly self-sufficient, delightfully colourful and spiritually inspiring – a pure delight to discover.
Whether it is the Tibetan culture or the magnificent mountains that attract you more, Namaste Nomad collaborates with Shanti Travels to offer you incredible and memorable experiences on any Ladakh tours.
Ladakh trekking tours and other Ladakh tours
Namaste Nomad offers a wide choice of tours for trekking Ladakh, with varying duration and location, as well as many other tours to discover this amazing Indian state. Browse through our upcoming tours and contact us for further information or to book a private group tour.
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Here is some useful information about your destination! Refer to our FAQ further below for more information related to travel and trekking in Ladakh.
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Ladakh trekking and travel FAQ
What do I need to know about trekking in Ladakh?
Here you will find the most frequently asked questions about visiting and trekking Ladakh. For more information about trekking, food and accommodation, altitude sickness, insurance, etc., please refer to our Himalaya Trekking FAQ.
Do I need a special permit to visit Ladakh?
We can help you with permits. We will just file a “tourist” visa application at VFS, the body in charge of visas for India. It is necessary to have a special permit when visiting certain areas of Ladakh. Climbing Stok Kangri and Kang Yatse calls for a permit. So does visiting the valleys of Nubra and Dha-Hanu and lakes Tso Kar, Tso Pangong and Tso Moriri.
When is the best time to trek in Ladakh?
The best time to go trekking in Ladakh is from early May to mid-November. For the passes above 4,500 meters, late May to mid-October is most ideal. The peak season is in July and August; winter is rough but the scenery stunningly beautiful so winter trekking in Ladakh is reserved for seasoned trekkers and the more adventurous. At the peak of winter, in January and February, it is possible to embark on the Chadar Trek, which involves treading on the frozen Zanskar River. Many festivals are held in the monasteries of the Indus valley during this time.
What’s the climate like in Ladakh?
The winter is extremely harsh, with temperatures dropping as low as -35 ° C. Roads and mountain passes over 4,000 meters are shut down due to snow. In summer, the temperature varies between 0°C at night and +35°C during the day. Droughts occur as the Himalayas block the monsoon from the south.