Hard Core Hiking Trip in the Himalayas - Spiti Valley to Ladakh

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This is a hard-core hiking trip that will start from the lush green valleys of the Himalayas and goes on to the higher mountains. You will climb through a mountain pass which is 5600 m high. There are a total of six hiking days when you will hike at an altitude of 4,000 m and above. You will be sleeping in Dome tents in makeshift camps.

While the hike does not require any technical climbing gear the landscape is rough, and tumble and you will need to cross rivers and glaciers along the way. This is a guided trip and you will have a trained mountain guide all along the way.

The total duration of the trip is 15 days, starting from New Delhi on Saturday the 15th of August and finish in New Delhi on Saturday the 29th of August.

You will first make your way by train and road to the lower regions of the Himalayas. This will take 3 days before the start of the 6-day hike, after the hike you will make your way to the Ladakh and spend a few days exploring the area. Ladakh is one of the remotest places on earth, with a population density of 3 people per square kilometre. It is in the North of India, sandwiched between Tibet on one side and Indian Kashmir on the other. It is a mecca for travellers looking for unspoilt beauty, spirituality and a place to rest and recuperate away from the madding crowd.

At the end of the trip, you will fly back from Ladakh to New Delhi.

The trip is meant of people who are seasoned hikers and want to push themselves a little further

Please click the link below for a detailed itinerary

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O3EUy25Hu5S7YKiLcHf3WaPTIibAvHk3vxbuDWoSl_g/edit?usp=sharing

And here are a couple of links to Youtube video to give you a better idea about the hike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNIMwLvWNR8&t=284s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Y-PkBMEH0&t=114s

Costs:

The Costs for Trip is £1100.

The price is for a twin share in places where you will be staying in a hotel. Dome tents will be one per person.

If you would like your own room this can be arranged the extra cost will be £200.

Click the link below for a list of inclusions and exclusions in this price.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gePG90szhsJ4br0sfZOj_qH2298x3yxm3iV5ztjMvBU/edit?usp=sharing

Air tickets:
There are many options for travel from London to New Delhi ranging in price from £350-£600.

You can choose to take any flight that gets to New Delhi any time before 23:00 on Saturday the 14th of August. The meeting point will be the hotel which will be very close to the Airport.

You can take a return flight from New Delhi anytime after 14:00 on 28th August.

Recommended flights will be advised closer to the date.

If you have a British Passport you will also need a Visa to travel to India. The cost of Visa is £ 20. They now have an e-Visa system which is pretty straightforward and all handled electronically.

RSVP and Confirmations
• The maximum number of people on the trip is 8. The minimum number required for the trip to go ahead is 5.

• If you would like to come for this trip: a)Please RSVP on the meet-up site b) Send a note stating that you are a definite for the trip c) Once 5 people have signed up, the trip will be confirmed. d) A deposit of £300 will be required to reserve your place.

The last date for confirmation is 31st Dec 2019 or when 8 people have signed up, whichever comes first.