Cradled by the mighty Himalayan and Karakorum mountain ranges, the remote kingdom of Ladakh is a region of spectacular landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. Ladakh is strategically located between the historic mercantile towns of south and Central Asia. Over many centuries, salt, spice and silk caravans journeyed across these silent valleys and huge open spaces. This was a region crucial to the transmission of Buddhism from India to Tibet. The party will visit the ancient settlements of Leh, Basgo and Shey; all capitals of the historic kingdoms within Tibet’s cultural sphere, attracting trade, prosperity and new faiths. The party will cross the highest motorable pass in the Himalayas and journey to the magical Nubra valley as well as visiting the early temples of Alchi and Mangyu. Today, Ladakh is the only major region in the world, where the Tibetan religion and culture can be practiced (and thrives) free of outside influences. For many, Ladakh with its extraordinary landscape and cultural jewels, is a truly mysterious land shrouded in myths and legends.
Maximum Party Size: 14