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Depart Dublin for Delhi with assistance on arrival. Transfer to hotel. Evening visit Delhi markets to experience the city of Delhi with a local guide. We will enjoy a group dinner in Gujarati, a traditional Indian restaurant.
Morning flight to Ladakh from Delhi.
Arrive in Leh, the capital city of Ladakh (3500 metres) with spectacular views of the Himalayan range. Transfer to hotel.
A gentle evening walk to Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace to enjoy the views of Leh and Stok Khangri Peak, and experience the sunset from Stupa.
Day 3 & 4:
We will explore Leh, starting the day at Thiksey monastery for Lama monks prayer. Following this will be a trip to the Dalai Lama Palace, with every chance to experience a blessing. We will also visit the Women's Alliance, Leh, Ladakh and see the great work they are doing tp preserve the handicraft skills of Ladakhi women. If possible we will take part in a Ladakhi skills workshop.
Next day, we will have a choice of activities, mountain biking on Khardung La - The world's highest motorable road optional or for a more chilled experience, take a day tour to Pengong lake. Free evening.
We meet with the Trekking team, the horseman, cook and guides and prepare for our Lamayuru to Chilling trek. We will have the opportunity to purchase any essentials for the trek. An evening briefing by guide Mohan and local guide Pasang Sherpa about the route, rules, food, altitude, history, Buddhism, tent and equipment and share some local stories.
Day 6 - First Day of Trek
Leh to Lamayuru (3510 metres, 150kms by jeep)
Drive to Lamayuru by jeep, en route visit Liker and Alchi Monasteries. That evening we will walk one hour to Moonland, the biggest attraction in Lamayuru.
Overnight stay is in camp or Guest House in Lamayuru.
Lamayuru to Wanla (3700m / 9kms, 4 hours)
Walk down along the stream towards east and then cross the stream near Chorten. Walk along another stream towards southward and then
east up to the Prikiting La (3700m).
The trail also leads to Zangskar via Snigutse La where we cross the river to reach the campsite.
Wanla to Hinju (3900metres, 9kms, 4/5 hours)
Leave Wanla for Hinju after breakfast while enjoying amazing views of the mountains and narrow gorges as we head for Hinju village. Overnight stay in Hinju Village.
Hinju to Sumda Chenmo (4900 metres, 11kms, 5/6 hours)
Proceed towards Sumda Chenmo via Konski La. From there you can enjoy the views of the back route from Pirkiti La. The Valley across the Kanski La has a few shepherd huts where butter and cheese are made. Overnight in Campsite.
Day 10 & 11
Sumda Chenmo to Dundunchan La Base
(5000 metres, 13kms, 6 hours)
On this penultimate day of our trek, we follow the trail to Dundunchan La along Sumda chun, a remote part of the Himalayahs. Overnight in Campsite.
Next morning, our final day of trek - Dundunchan La to Chilling to Leh (4700 metres, 13kms, 7 hours)
We will enjoy unforgettable views from Dundunchan La as our trail leads to Chilling village where the Zanskar River follows towards Nimo village.
We can choose to do the world famous white water rafting in Zanskar River. That evening we will take a jeep back to Leh (2 hours drive) and check into a hotel.
A day for rest and relaxation.
That evening enjoy Ladakhi folk dance by the campfire and celebrate with some beers and meet other travelers from around the world.
Early morning flight to Delhi on arrival there will be a jeep waiting to take us to Agra Fort which is situated in the city of Agra, also home of the Taj Mahal. We will spend the day sight seeing and later check in to a hotel and spend the night in Agra. There will be plenty of time for shopping and exploring the city.
Day 14 & 15:
Day trip to the Taj Mahal
This will be a very early morning 05:30 to avoid the 1000's of tourists after 8am, we will be able to experience the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world.
After visiting the Taj Mahal we will take the train to Jaipur (3h 13 min, 235 km) aka "Pink City".
We will reach Jaipur that afternoon, check in to hotel and spend the evening visiting local markets.
Next morning, a Guided Tour of Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat
of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 16 & 17:
Fly back to Delhi, check into hotel. You will have free time here for any shopping etc. We will celebrate the end of our Himalayan Adventure together before flying back to Dublin the following morning.