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 altitude and this adds an extra element to the expedition. The lowest altitude on this route is 2940m and the highest point is 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.
The four-day bike section of the Ladakh Tri-Adventure 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 birthplace of civilization. On the third day, we climb away from the Indus towards the heart of Zanskar. The bike section is stunningly beautiful but does pose a stern challenge. There are several tough climbs and the hardest being on the last day which is a full 6 hours of climbing.
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.
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 reaching 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’ll see Delhi’s best sights and enjoy plenty of retail therapy and delicious Indian cuisine. The Ladakh Tri-Adventure is not for the faint-hearted
If you’d like more information on this expedition or the Kenya Tri-Adventure you can watch our information talk that we recorded in the Great Outdoors. James talks about Kenya first and starts the Ladakh talk 7 minutes in!