| Our "special"
yearly feature which runs a spectacular two weeks covering most of
western Ladakh, monasteries, palaces, villages, hikes and travel down
three rivers. The trip begins with a flight over the Himalayas into
the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
We spend a few days in Leh town acclimatizing at 11,000 feet above
sea level and visiting the ancient monasteries, palaces and villages
around Leh. We drive west of Leh past the town of Kargil and travel
south into the valley of Zanskar, one of the coldest inhabited places
on earth. Starting the trip on the Doda river, we begin our self contained
multi-day river adventure down the spectacular and scenic Zanskar
The trip takes you down the extremely desolate, remote and sheer
Zanskar gorge with walls rising a few thousand feet out of the river
bed, culminating on the mighty Indus river, (which incidentally
lends India its name) at the historic monastic conclave at Alchi.
Undoubtedly a classic, this journey to the last truly lost horizon
of our shrinking planet - Zanskar, the "land of white copper”
is a trip of a lifetime.