Village to Village in Ladakh

Cultural immersion in Little Tibet

  • Get an intimate look into daily life in the Indian Himalaya
  • Spend nights in remote villages, exchanging perspectives with their residents
  • The Leh Palace, hugging the Himalaya and modeled after the Potala Palace
India Ladakh
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 11 Days
Activity type(s): Cultural Tour, Day Hiking
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

It’s no wonder Ladakh is known as Little Tibet: there’s no mistaking the infinite landscape of the Himalaya or the colorful festival masks of the predominantly Tibetan Buddhist culture. The “roof of the world” holds an immense and rich treasure trove: colorful gompas in the rocky slopes, villages surrounded by snowcapped peaks and lush orchards, and bazaars whose mosaic of languages and cultures take on a melody all their own. On this unusual journey, you ramble through rural villages, getting well acquainted with this rugged region’s striking scenery and its people’s everyday life.

You begin in Delhi, a metropolis resonant with the legacies of sovereign powers that have risen and fallen throughout the ages. After enjoying some of its magnificent monuments, fly to Leh, an important pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists all over the world. Next, journey across the Indus Valley, staying in comfortable village homes that have been tastefully and luxuriously appointed. Revealed to you is India less visited, and more importantly, Indian life at its most fascinating and affecting.

Ladakh India tour map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive in Delhi
  • Day 2: Delhi
  • Day 3: fly to Leh, drive to Stok
  • Days 4 & 5: walks around Stok
  • Day 6: drive to Nimoo
  • Day 7: drive to Likir via Alchi
  • Day 8: drive to Shey
  • Day 9: Shey ambles
  • Day 10: fly to Delhi
  • Day 11: depart Delhi.