The name of India itself is a corruption of the word Sindhu. Arabians pronounced ‘s’ as ‘h’ and called India Hindustan, the land of Hindus. Greeks pronounced Sindhu as Indus, and so the name India. Sindhu is the oldest name in Indian history as well in Indian geography. When Shiva carried the immolated body of his divine consort Sati over all the land, her skull-top with its hingula (sindur) fell at what has been Hinglaj ever since. It is near Karachi on the Sindh–Baluchistan border. To this holy spot—sanctified by the visit of Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana—went the great Sindhi Sufi poet-saint Shah Abdul Latif in the company of yogis.Through the Indus valley a nd the ancient kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spitok, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi are all accessible by road, and Temisgang, Ridzong and Likir line the trekking route. This itinerary is of moderate difficulty and the path does not rise above 4500m. The trail crosses numerous villages where the people have kept their Tibetan ways and customs.
Indus Valley Trek Information:
Region: Ladakh Himalayas
Grade : Moderate
Altitude: 3,750 Mtrs
Arrival in Delhi, catch flight for Leh.
Sightseeing 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.
Departure- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.
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Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb