This is a large valley formed by the main channel of the Indus River as it flows across Ladakh. It includes parts of Leh district, the Skardu region and the vast cold desert beyond. This valley consists of large stretches of undulating lands interspersed by high mountains across which there are many passes.
The Indus Valley is the soul of Ladakh and is strategically the most important part. Its borders touch those of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and India.
Passing through a vast inhabited wilderness at the very heart of the Himalayas, the Indus valley region comprises of some of the least explored places of Ladakh. A motorable road along the old carvan route through the hills between Likkir and Temisgong, makes a leisurely two-day hike, which takes in three major monastries - Likkir, ,Rizong (also spelt as Rhidzong) and Tamisgang.
Arrival in Delhi, catching a flight to Leh.
Tour of Leh city, including its 17th century palace and Gompa.
Tour of Shey, Tikse, and Hemis Gompas, the spiritual heart of the Indus Valley.
Tour of Stok Palace, home of the hereditary rulers of Ladakh, and Spitok Gompa.
Tour of Basgo, Alchi, and Likir Gompas. Camp at Likir.
Trek over Pobe la (3,550 metres) to Yangthang.
Trek to Rizong Gompa and back to Yangthang.
Trek over Sermanchan la (3,750 metres) and Lago la (3,750 metres) to Ang.
Trek to Temisgang, then over Bongbong la (3,630 metres) to Khaltse, then by jeep to Wanlah. Camp at Wanlah.
Trek from Wanlah over Prinkiti la (3,725 metres) to Lamayuru. Camp at Lamayuru.
Return by jeep to Leh.
Morning flight to Delhi, on arrival check in a hotel and stay overnight.
Depart- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.