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Ladakh Tri-Adventure Expedition

Location: leh
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Season: Summer
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking, Biking, Rafting-Kayaking
Spaces left: Available
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Season: Summer
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking, Biking, Rafting-Kayaking
About The Ladakh Tri-Adventure Expedition

The Ladakh Tri-Adventure expedition is ideal for those who enjoy a challenge and have a good level of fitness. This expedition is divided into three sections; mountain biking, trekking and rafting. It covers a total distance of 270km.

Located in Ladakh on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau this entire trip is at high attitude and acclimatisation adds an extra element to this expedition. The route has a low point of 2940m and a high point of 5005m.

With over 90% of the population practising Buddhism, Ladakh is more like Tibet than India in many ways. The expedition gives a great insight into local culture with visits to monasteries, palaces, villages and markets all included.

Bike
The four day bike section covers a distance of 150km. The vast majority of which is on paved road. We will begin in Leh and follow the Indus for most of the journey, an area considered by most, to be the birth place of civilization. On the third day we climb away from the Indus towards the heart of Zanskar. The bike section is stunningly beautiful as well as a stern challenge. There are several tough climbs and the hardest being on the last day which is a full 6 hours of climbing.

Trek
The four day trek covers a distance of 50km in one of the most remote regions of the Himalayas. Apart from a few villagers we will have the trail to ourselves as we walk into the heart of Zanskar, the most remote district of Ladakh. It is a tough walk with many river crossings and four passes (4826m, 4390m 5005m & 3970m) to cross.

Raft/Kayak
We paddle 70km over two days on the Zanskar River, considered by many as one of the best rivers in the world. Once we start we are committed to reach the end of the canyon which has walls over 1000m deep and no road access. We raft all the way to the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers completing this epic journey.

As well as enjoying 13 fantastic days in Ladakh you will see Delhi’s best sights and enjoy plenty of retail therapy and delicious Indian cuisine.

Why do the Ladakh Tri-Adventure with Earth's Edge

100% Financial Protection – Earth’s Edge is Ireland’s only fully licensed (TA:0711) and financially bonded adventure travel company.

All our Ladakh Tri-Adventure expeditions are led by an experienced Irish guide and doctor who travel with the group from Dublin.

Our packages are inclusive of flights from Dublin, in-country transport, a full local guiding & support team, accommodation, all meals during the activity days,  trekking permits, a celebratory meal & an  Earth’s Edge expedition softshell jacket.

Our 16 day itinerary includes 4 days trekking, 4 days biking, 2 days on the river and time to explore Leh & Delhi.

We use excellent local guides, cooks and support staff. We have a strict Responsible Travel Policy and ensure our local partners are treated fairly.

Pre-Departure Weekend– Meet an Earth's Edge expedition leader, an Earth's Edge expedition doctor and your fellow Ladakh Tri-Adventure expedition team members two months before departure. Our pre-departure weekends consists of a full brief, a hike and a bike ride in Co. Wicklow.

We have a strict Leave No Trace policy and do everything we can to ensure we leave the trail as we found it. 

Our Ladakh Tri-Adventure Itinerary & Costs

Day 1: Dublin to Delhi.
Depart Dublin on an overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2: In Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi. Rest for the day or go sightseeing & shopping.

Day 3: Delhi to Leh (3505m).
Take the short flight to Leh, capital of Ladakh.

Day 4: Sightseeing in Leh.
Spend the day in and around Leh.

Day 5: Leh to Basgo (3260m), 5/6 hrs biking.
Cycle from Leh to Basgo.

Day 6: Basgo to Nurla (3046m), 6/7 hrs biking.
Cycle from Basgo to Nurla.

Day 7: Nurla to Tarchit (3199m), 4 hrs biking.
Cycle from Nurla to Tarchit.

Day 8: Tarchit to Hanupatta (3851m), 6 hrs biking.
Cycle from Tarchit to Hanupatta.

Day 9: Hanupatta to Photosgar (4193m) via the Sirsir La pass (4826m), 8 hrs trekking.
Trek over the Sirsir La pass to reach Photosgar.

Day 10: Photosgar to Sengge La base(4426m) via the Burniktse La pass (4390m), 7 hrs trekking.
Cross the Burniktse La pass to Sengge La base.

Day 11: Sengge La base to Yulchung (3850m), 8 hrs trekking.
Trek over the Sengge La pass (5005m) to reach Yuchung.

Day 12: Yulchung to Nyerak (3470m), 4 hrs trekking.
Trek from Yulchung over the Chochokorila La Pass (3970m) to Nyerak.

Day 13: Nyerak to Lamaguru (3190m), 6 hrs rafting/kayaking.
Paddle from Nyerak to Lamaguru.

Day 14: Lamaguru to Nimu (2743m) to Leh, 6 hrs rafting/kayaking.
Paddle to Nimu and then drive to Leh.

Day 15: Leh to Delhi, afternoon sightseeing.
Fly to Delhi. Explore Delhi and go shopping in the afternoon.

Day 16: Delhi to Dublin.
Fly Delhi to Dublin.

EXPEDITION COSTS

€399 deposit at the time of booking & a €3,400 balance payment two months prior to departure – Total €3,799.  Read our best price guarantee.

*If you would like to book this expedition excluding international flights, please contact us for a land only price.

Costs include a pre-departure weekend, international flights to India, an expedition leader & doctor travelling with the group from Dublin, all transport in India, all meals on the trek, mountain bikes and helmets, all accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels & camping, local support team, and an Earth’s Edge softshell jacket & bandana.

*Prices were set on January 8th, 2018.

Interesting Facts about Ladakh

Ladakh is the highest plateau of the Indian state of Kashmir with much of it being over 3,000m. The total area of 45,110sq km makes Ladakh the largest district in India. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh.

Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It spans the Great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River Valley.

Ladakh is sometimes called 'Little Tibet' due to strong cultural and geographical similarities with Tibet. The approach to Ladakh is invariably marked with many long walls running 2-3 kms, decorated with engraved stones bearing the mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hun' and chortens which symbolizes Buddha’s mind.

Buddhism is the religion of the majority of Leh District’s population. The most attractive features of the landscape of Leh are the Buddhists Gompas ( Monastries). The Gompas are situated on the highest points of the mountain spurs or sprawl over cliff sides, located in the vicinity of villages and provide focus for the faith of Buddhists.

Ladakh is a high altitude desert, as the Himalayas create a rain shadow thus prohibiting the entry of monsoon clouds. The main source of water here is the winter snowfall on the mountains that forms the glaciers. In many parts of the country people pray for rain, here Ladakhis pray for the glaciers or snows to melt for irrigation and drinking purposes. Surprisingly though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes.

How To Book

Expedition Dates:

If you would like to sign up to this expedition but need some time before you can confirm your commitment, we can hold a space for you. We will hold your space for 48 hours after which time you will need to complete the booking form & pay your deposit.

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