Ladakh luxury travel - wild, casual, intense
Ladakh: Former Buddhist kingdom, with a rich and eventful past, mystical nature, full of spirituality and beautiful landscapes.
Immerse yourself in Buddhism at the Nyerma Nunnery, feel the adrenaline rush through your veins while rafting through the Zanskar Canyon, and marvel at the beauty of the Nubra and Markha valleys. Live an extraordinary experience:
Trek in the footsteps of the rare and shy snow leopards - fascinating and unforgettable. Stay in insider tip accommodations and hidden and extraordinary lodges!
Comfort travel interpreted in a wild and casual way. Goosebumps for experienced and discerning travelers.
Our Ladakh trekking trips are as unique as Ladakh is! They are all designed to give you the journey of a lifetime. Whether the trekking route, the personal care, the special mix of accommodations - we design everything exactly to your taste. Until you say:
That's exactly how I imagined it to be!
Ladakh luxury travel - wild, casual and calm. Experience unforgettable moments actively and with pleasure. Travel like the travel pioneer Julia Malchow.
Embark on an adventure normally reserved for National Geographic team freaks - look for snow leopards.
In the Himalayas. With the best natural guides there are. In a landscape that alone takes your breath away.
Snow leopards are among the rarest big cats in the world and are known to be extremely shy.
Buddhism has taken deep roots in the Himalayan region - and here, in the Nyerma nunnery, you will witness Buddha's fascinating teachings.
The monastery looks like it has grown together in the rock face and gives the impression that it has always been there. Immerse yourself in the everyday life of the nuns in the Nyerma Monastery between rugged cliffs and pastures.
If you take part in their activities, you will come a little closer to Buddhism and let yourself be infected by their joie de vivre - you will be amazed!
Gigantic rock walls tower up to the right and left, before and after you your rafting company in their rubber dinghies and every now and then you catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas - rafting in the Zanskar River:
A fantastic mix of thrills and impressive scenic beauty.
The Nubra valley, called a ldumra - translated flower garden - is a wonderful green oasis that more than lives up to its original name.
Rose trees, sea buckthorn, willow and tamarisk nestle along its lifeline: the Nubra River.
In the Markha Valley, where the original Ladakh is at home, you will experience a trekking trip that will dazzle you.
Along the Indus River, past remote villages and through the middle of the typical mountain world, you will immerse yourself in the culture of the country, experience fascinating natural spectacles and get to know this precious jewel.
An experience that will not only give you enviable photo opportunities, but also magical moments.
The best time for a trekking trip to Ladakh is the summer months June to September due to the altitude.
The time difference compared to Central European Time (CET) is +4 hours. During summer time, the time difference from Germany to Chile is +4 hours.
In order to be well prepared for the physical and psychological demands of trekking and to be able to enjoy the trip, a certain level of fitness is required. We recommend a preparatory training that meets the requirements of your planned trip.
Depending on the trip, you may need special clothing. When purchasing, pay attention to a coordinated "multi-layer principle".
So you are prepared for all cases and can choose depending on the weather conditions. Whether special equipment is required depends on the particular trip and also on your personal preferences. This is discussed and clarified in detail before each trip.
Mountain climbing and trekking in certain areas must be approved by the Ministry of Tourism. But we always make sure that the organizers of an expedition comply with all regulations.
It is highly recommended not to trek alone; the health risks are very high in the higher areas.
It is also recommended to only use known routes, to stay in groups, to use only reputable agencies and guides, to obtain current information on the security situation before visiting remote areas. The mountain rescue system, if it exists, cannot be compared with European conditions.
Please do not underestimate the risks of altitude sickness when trekking (from approx. 3,000 m) and descend at the first signs (nausea, headache or shortness of breath). In the advanced stages of the disease, any help usually comes too late.
It should also be remembered that helicopter flights (rescue flights) cannot always be carried out in good time due to the weather and the time of day.
Hindi and English are recognized as national languages. There are also around 20 other official languages.