Day 1: Arrive Leh
We will all meet at the hotel in Leh for breakfast. One can reach Leh by road via Manali or Srinagar or reach directly by air (1 hour) from Delhi. Today we will check into the hotel and relax. We will not exert ourselves in anyway and try to get acclimatized fast. This is paramount for this trip. We will be staying in a good quality, neat and clean hotel with all basic amenities in Leh on the first 2 nights. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Leh sightseeing/acclimatization (3500m)
Today will be at leisure and one can choose to go on a sightseeing trip, check out the local markets or just relax at the hotel. If required we can make arrangement for the sightseeing trips. Please get in touch with the trek leader for the same. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Leh / Latho / Zingchen ( 3350 m) / Husing (3700 M) (Drive/1 hr & Trek 3 hrs)
Drive to Zingchen – the start point for our trek. Trek down to the confluence of the stream coming out of the rumbak gorge to where it joins the Indus and you will see the first signs of snow leopard scrapes and ancient petrocliffs showing snow leopards hunting Ibex. The trek up to Husing nallah takes you through a narrow gorge where you may spot your first blue sheep which are the main source of prey for the elusive cats. You will also witness fresh signs of snow leopard rock scents along this trail. The camp is located at a distance of 50 minutes from Zingchen at a junction where two side valleys meet and is surrounded by rugged broken slopes. It is a good place for sighting snow leopards. After lunch trek up Tarbung looking for snow leopard signs and possible sightings. Overnight in Husing/Tarbung junction at an altitude of 3700mts.
Day 4: Huising / Rumbak village (3900 M) (Trek 2-3hrs)
Trek from Huising to Rumbak Village, a walk of about 1.5 hours. The route takes you through the valley, along the river.
Reach Rumbak and settle in the Homestays. The guide gather local intelligence on Snow leopard sightings from hearders in the village. Evening chats on the local folklore and adventures. Overnight in a Homestay in Rumbak village.
Day 5: Rumbak village (3900 m) and around (Trek 6-7 hrs)
Explore the region around Rumbak for Snow leopard and the upper reaches are very good for Tibetan wolf. Overnight in a Homestay in Rumbak village.
Day 6: Rumbak village to Huising to Trek Zincheng to Leh (Drive/ 1 hr & Trek 3-4hrs)
Trek to Huising-Zingchen. Pick up and drive to Leh and evening at leisure.
Day 7: Fly out Leh
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
List of Essentials
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.
Day pack (25ltrs)
Dry fit shirts and trousers 4 pairs
Balaclava and Buff
Warm Socks (lots of extra pairs)
Water and wind proof trousers
Water and wind proof jacket
Thermal upper and lower (3 pairs)
Day wear shirt x2 or 3
Camp shoes / Sport sandals
Waterproof sack cover
Two 1 ltr water bottles (preferably thermos flasks)
Torch with extra batteries.
Body Powder / Anti-Fungal (feet and body)
Sun screen lotion
Head torch with extra batteries.
Pee bottle (Optional)
Camera with extra batteries.
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.
For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009
For travel between Delhi and Leh, the advised mode is the flights that ply between these two places. There are a number of flights that operate on this sector with all of them being early in the morning to take advantage of the clear weather over Leh. In case you are travelling from outside Delhi, it would be best to stay in Delhi the previous night to catch the connecting flight the next day. As flights in this sector tend to be expensive, you are advised to book early to get the best fares.
In Leh, the temperature in the daytime will be between -10 to 0 °C, depending on weather condition. The temperatures would drop after sunset till sunrise, and one can experience temperatures as low as -25 °C. Feather jacket is a MUST not just for the trek but around Leh town, with warm gloves and warm hat. If we visit monasteries it is necessary to take your shoes off, in such cases thick warm socks are necessary.
On the trek, one needs to plan for extreme winter conditions, which means you need to be prepared for -10 to -25 °C temperatures, cold winds and protection from snowfall and getting wet.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.
Duration: 07 Days
Grade: Moderate +
Region: Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)
Situated in the eastern part of Ladakh, the Hemis National Park lies at an elevation of around 3000 meters. Streaching from Markha to Rumbak this area is filled with physical features. Created in 1981 this national park conserves a unique flora and fauna contained within the rocky soil cover supporting a poor vegetation growth yet copious amounts of berries which have highest contents of vitamin C.
Being a cold desert the river banks are mostly sandy as a lot of silt flows down the streams. The climate of the area is sub-arctic to arctic with scarce rainfall during summers and heavy snowfall during winters which results in sub zero temperatures in the valley. Summers generally last 3 months i.e. from July to September, which forms the window for stocking for the winters. These Extreme terrains of the Hemis National Park form the habitat for many rare and precious species of the higher Himalayas, amongst these are the mysterious Snow Leopard, Ibex, Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, Marmot, Tibetan Hare etc. Few of the rare birds and pheasants found are the Snow Patridge, Golden Oriole, Snow Cock, Golden Eagle, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff etc
Filled with thick bushes of wild roses this trek moves through undulating landscapes of the Ladakh region of the Northern Himalayas. Do this venture for having a lifetime experience of outdoors and adventure.