Ladakh

3-4 weeks in 

Ladakh monks in red robes
Ladakh temple
Ladakh mountain landscape
This stunning region at the foot of the Himalayas places you in the middle of dramatic mountains, magical Buddhist monasteries and a vibrant and colourful culture.

Highlights

  • Visit the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Work with local farmers on a Snow Leopard project
  • Wander Leh’s colourful markets
  • Experience the Buddhist culture and magnificent monasteries
  • Trek high in the Indian Himalayas

Teachers!

All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!

Expedition

  • Experience a very different culture

    Spend time acclimatising in the enchanting city of Leh. Visit the serene monasteries that boast traditional Buddhist architecture and sit high above the city. Wander the bustling, yet charming, markets selling colourful textiles and aromatic spices. The team can begin to develop their foreign language skills as they spend time surrounded by the friendly locals.

  • Explore a new landscape

    Trekking in Ladakh offers many challenging and exciting options to choose from, all of which provide a massive sense of achievement. Multi-day treks include the Markha Valley Circuit or the high-altitude route to Numbra Valley, where you will see sand dunes, spectacular gorges and possibly a camel along the way! A great shorter option is the trek to Rizong Gompa which offers equally stunning views of the lush valleys and rugged terrain.

  • Working with local communities

    Teams can volunteer at The Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust, and work on a valuable and rewarding project within a small farming community. Students will get the chance to immerse themselves into the traditional Ladakh Himalaya culture, and hear first-hand of the importance of their project from the locals. The team will build leopard proof corrals to help protect the communities’ livestock from leopard predation, and in turn protect the leopards from farmers retaliation.

  • Learn something important

    Delhi is a mesmerising city of contrasts. Steeped in history it offers you the opportunity to explore majestic marble shrines and the iconic Red Fort site, all whilst you are surrounded by the colour and bustling atmosphere of a capital city. No time in India would be complete without visiting the famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is regarded by many as the iconic symbol of India’s rich history and architecture.

What to expect

  • Terrain

    The terrain in Ladakh is mountainous and at a high altitude which allows you to witness the breath-taking scenery of the Indian Himalaya.

  • Weather

    The summer months are the best time to travel, the snow on the mountains has melted and the roads are passable, allowing travellers access to remote communities and all that the Himalayas has to offer.

  • Culture

    Ladakh is predominantly inhabited by Buddhists, with a culture very similar to that of Tibetan culture. Art, literature and dancing all contain elements of the prevailing Buddhist beliefs.

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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