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In this age of modernization and new technologies, this journey is a perfect blend of adventure and spiritualism. This retreat is not a miracle but it gives you a chance to alleviate stress. With Evergreen Adventure & Consultancies' experts and efforts, you will tend to revive and focus on you. That’s the goal. This program is so simple and adaptable that anybody who wants to experience can join this.
You will be staying at various accommodations including Raku Guest House in Leh and Nubra Ethnic Camp & Resort in Nubra. You will also have a chance for cultural interaction during trekking stays.
Long ago, when the world was young, they roamed the earth, your ancestors and the others'. They navigated by the sun and the stars. They ate when hungry and sang when happiness felt. Life was simpler then and now again you will feel the same divine happiness through a yoga, meditation and trekking retreat. Every morning, you will wake up at 06:30 for a meditation session and continue with a refreshing one-hour yoga and asana class to start your day.
Arrival at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) and check-in at a hotel. You can use this day to acclimatize. Later in the evening, you will pay a visit to Leh Market, Leh Palace, and Shanti Stupa. You will be spending the night at Raku Guest House.
After breakfast, you will drive and visit Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis Monastery, Stok Palace Museum, and Sindhu Ghat. You will also be spending the night at Raku Guest House.
After breakfast, you will be taken to Nubra Valley via Khardung La. After lunch, you will enjoy the camel safari at the sand dunes between Diskit and Hundur villages. You will stay overnight at Nubra Ethnic Camp & Resort in Nubra.
After breakfast, you will visit Diskit Monastery (big Buddha) where you can have a magnificent view of Nubra Valley and drive back to Leh by the same route, crossing the Khardung La pass. You will spend the night at Raku Guest House.
The trek traditionally starts at the bridge over the Indus about a kilometer west of Spituk village. Your walk begins along an old jeepable on very dry and exposed land, so water and protection against the sun are important! After two hours, the landscape becomes greener as you go into Zingchen Valley where Rumbak River flows into the Indus. Your camp is in the small village of Zingchen, which means big field, where there are just two houses. The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the view and maybe even a dip in the river.
Today, you enter Hemis National Park, home to the famous snow leopard, blue sheep, Ladakhi urial (a type of goat), great Tibetan sheep (argali), red fox, Tibetan wolf, wild dog (dhole), lynx, marmot and mountain hare. You start to climb gradually up to the village of Rumbak.
Today may be a difficult day on the trek, as in the morning after breakfast you will ascend the 4,900-meter Stok Pass also known as Namlung La. If you are fit and have camped at the plateau just under the pass as all do, you should have no problem climbing up to the pass. One can climb steadily and made it in less than one and a half hours. From the campsite, walk less than half an hour and on your right, you will find zigzagging mountain terrain.
Today is an easy day going downhill all the way. Follow the stream on its left bank as it heads north. The path is vast and easy. You will find willows and wild roses growing on islands in the middle of the stream which grows quite wide as you approach Stok. Visit the Stok Palace, the residence of the king of Ladakh. You steadily descend through meadows to Thachutse and cross the Nimaling river. The trail follows the Markha River now and will do so for the next few days.
Early morning, you will be transferred to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) to board your flight back home.
This retreat will take place in Leh - Ladakh. Leh - Ladakh is a part of Jammu and Kashmir, India. This is a pro-Tibetan cultural influenced area where you will experience the essence of Buddhist culture. Other places to visit are:
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You will taste vegetarian meals throughout this retreat. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included.
Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Evergreen Adventure & Consultancies representative will pick you up from the airport.
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