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Padum to Darcha Trek Culinary tour.

Key Information

Per Person
$2400

Himalaya trekking experience for experienced hikers

Go through one pass above 5000 meters, rare for Ladakh, which literally means land of high passes. There are many villages and campsites along the way, which makes it convenient for a camping trek. The only day of high-altitude trekking takes place when you go over Shingo La (5091 m). It is better to start from the Ladakh side as it gives you ample time to acclimatize to the altitude.

The length of trekking from Padum to Darcha has been cut short by more than half by constructing a road. This is still an incredible trek from the Zanskar region of Ladakh to Darcha in Himachal Pradesh, an ancient trading route. We will be hiking through stunning countryside with monumental Tibetan Buddhist monasteries en route.

We will cross several passes on this trekking expedition, visit far-flung villages, witness animal husbandry in a very remote and rural part of Ladakh. We will camp in beautiful settings near villages, open pastures, meadows next to pristine streams, etcetera.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gastronome trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience the Himalayas in style.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitudes for our culinary trekking adventures.

Cost Includes:

  • ‘A’ class hotel in Leh
  • All meals, as mentioned on the trip.
  • Experienced regional leader or hire Raj
  • Porters or pack animals on the trek
  • Trek permit
  • Park fees
  • Staff insurance
  • Non a/c transport
  • Accommodation a mentioned in the program.
  • Sightseeing as indicated

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Hotel in Delhi. The cost of a hotel room in Delhi ranges from US$50 to a couple of hundred dollars, depending on the standard chosen.
  • Internal airfare for Delhi / Leh / Delhi sector in economy class. The airfare can cost from US$60 to $500, perhaps even higher each way. July and August are the busiest months. It is best to book the flights in advance.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any extra activities & optional tours
  • Riding horse during the trek
  • Personal bills like drinks, bar & beverages, tips, telephone, laundry, any additional and optional trips than the above, etc.
  • Anything which is not included in the includes section
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only; leader’s tips at your discretion)