These short treks around Leh allow you to have a taste of the area without too much altitude difficulty or accommodation discomfort. Please note our price is only a GUIDE PRICE based on a minimum of 2 people travelling and includes the jeep, driver, guide, fixed tented camp and all meals. We can help with all your Leh hotel requirements and internal flights to get to Leh. We are Ladakh specialists and work with the local community.
2 Day Trip to Pangong
At 4280m and only 154km away from Leh, the 40mile long Pangong Lake extends for the most part into China with only 1/4th of the lake lying in India (Ladakh).
It is a popular trip whilst in Leh because of the sheer magical beauty of this expansive lake. Surrounded by 6500m peaks, the light creates dramatic effects on the lake and it is worth just sitting and staring at how it changes. In the evening, the lake is at its darkest blue and in the morning light, purple, pink, green and blue ripples gently change the colour to a lighter shade.
Because of the strategic position of this lake and its proximity to the borders with China, one is not allowed to camp by the lake but there are nice camp sites and fixed tented accommodation about 13 km short of the lake.
Trip Grade: Jeep Safari
Maximum altitude: 5320 m
Best Period: June to Mid September
Day 1: Visit the ancient monasteries of Chemre and Taktak
Continue crossing the Changla pass (5320m), to camp about 13 km short of the Lake. You travel in a comfortable jeep with an experienced driver.
This is a fixed camp with large tents and beds. (5hrs) Delicious vegetarian food is cooked for you.
Day 2: Early morning visit Pangong lake and return to Leh.
Tsomoriri and Tsokar lakes
Situated high on the Changtang plateau at 14934ft, the 23 km long Tsomoriri lake is 7 hrs drive from Leh . Surrounded by the stark and snowcapped mountains which reflect on the lake, Tsomoriri is also breeding ground to a large number of bird species including the rare bar headed geese, brahminy duck. Besides the birds, various wildlife like the blue sheep, tibetan antelopes, skyangs (wild asses), marmots, fox are seen in this region. The tiny nomadic settlement of Korzok lies close to the lake with its monastery perched on a hilltop above the village. The nomads spend their summer months moving with their animals to higher pastures for fodder and many homes remain abandoned in the summer for this reason.
Maximum altitude: 4387 m
Best Period: Mid June to Mid September