Aryan Valley



Journey to the land of the Aryans

Elivation - 3,500 mts.     June - Septemter     07 Nights / 08 Days     Starting Point - Leh     End Point - Aryan Valley - Leh    

Situated to the south west of Leh,the scape covers the beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar, Skurbuchan and Achinathang. Of the many, only two villages of Dha and Hanu are open only for tourist. The valley is home to Drokpa Community said to be descendants Aryans which is pure Indo Aryan feature and they have preserved their racial purity down the Centuries Their culture and religious practices are very similar to ancient pre- Buddhist religion known as Bon-Chos. Dha and Hanu are two villages situated in the Dhahanu valley, about 163 km northwest of Leh in Ladakh. Being at a lower altitude, Dha and Hanu are warmer than Leh.






Ladakh Jeep Safari Highlights

  Visit Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa
  Visit Likir Monastery, Magnetic hill and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
  Mesmerizing Moon landscapes and Lamayuru monastery
  Enjoy color changing Pangong Lake
  Visit Hemis, Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace
  Drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla
  Enjoy camel Safari in Sand Dunes
  Magnificent view of Nubra Valley



About 163 km northwest of Leh and 62 km north of Kargil in Ladakh, on the Line of Control , there are villages of Dah, Hano (Hano Goma and Hano Yogma), Darchik and Garkon. These villages are situated on the northern bank of Indus on the road to Baltistan. Here is found a community which for thousands of years have lived in isolation in their inascessible villages. They have distinct features – tall and statesque, with green eyes, high cheek bone, fair with flawless skin and some with blonde hair. They consider themselves to be the pure bloodline of the Aryans. The community also claims to be the direct descendants from the Alexander’s Army, some of whom reportedly stayed back after Alexander abandoned his campaign at the banks of river Indus in 326 BC.

Aryan Valley Tour (Detailed Itinerary)

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Day 1: Travel from Delhi to Leh

Upon arrival at Leh Airport you will meet by Global Himalayan Adventures representative and transfer to our pre-arranged hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize. Overnight stay at hotel. Evening, we visit Shanti Stupa or Japanese Stupa - A magnificent white-domed structure. The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by His Holiness Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there one can see the nice spectacular view of Leh town. The stupa looks best at night, when it is beautifully illuminated with glittering lights. A large number of tourists come to Ladakh every year to visit this amazing stupa.

After leisurely breakfast, visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery and Stok Palace Museum. Arrive hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.

Morning after breakfast drive to Aryan Valley enroute visit Rigzong monastery, Gurudwara Pather Sahib and Confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers. Arrive Dha / Hanu (Aryan valley) and enjoy the Evening view of the beautiful Valley. Overnight Hotel or Camp.

After breakfast visit Dha and Bema villages and drive to Achi enroute visit Moon landscape and Lamayuru monastery (Oldest monastery in Ladakh) and Rigzong monastery. Overnight Camp or Hotel in Alchi.

Alchi to Leh. After breakfast visit Alchi monastery and drive to Leh enroute visit Liker, Phyang monasteries and Basgo Palace. Arrive Leh and enjoy the around Markets. Overnight Hotel.

Early morning Leave for Pangong Lake via Changla Pass 17,355 ft (Third Highest motorable road in the world). Evening back to Leh. Overnight Hotel in Leh.

After breakfast drive to Khardongla Pass 18380 ft ( Highest motorable road in World) 45 kms. Return to Leh by afternoon. After lunch rest of the day explore the local markets. Overnight Hotel.

Fly down to your hometown on this day in the former hours of the day. With all the memories in your heart, happily and blissfully.

The tour follows a stunning high valley with superb views across the mountain region and is one of the best ways to still experience the unique culture of the High Himalaya region.








Services included in the Tour/Trek:


   Transfer upon arrival from Leh air port to Guest House.
   Guest House with Beak fast and Diner Nights in Leh.
   All surface transport indicated in the itinerary.
   All Camping fees and Monasteries fees.
   Wild life fee for the applicable area.
   Local English speaking guide during tour and trek.
   Meals on bases of booking tariff.
   Transfer from Hotel to Leh air port.
   High Quality Camping Arrangements.
   Toilet tent with portable toilet seats.
   First Aid / Medical kit.
   Charges of 2 guides (for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members)
   All meals while on trek.
   Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment.
   Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any) Permits & camping fee (if any) for Indian National.



What is not included in Tour/Trek:


   Any flight tickets.
   Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing sun cream.
   Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
   Anything not specifically mentioned under the tour package.
   Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
   Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
   Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.



Things To Carry:


   Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
   Water resistant Trekking Pants
   Windproof/water resistant jacket, down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
   Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woolen sweater
   Thermal inner wear
   Woolen cap, Inner fleece gloves, Outer water proof gloves
   Thick woolen socks and regular socks
   Scarf/muffler (optional)
   Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick sole, Camp shoes
   Gaiters, Raincoat / Poncho
   Small light weight towel
   Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
   Cap / floppy, Sun glasses
   Sturdy walking stick /trekking pole
   Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
   Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
   Personal medication
   Personal toiletries

When is the right time to travel to ladakh?

Unlike many destinations in India, Ladakh is not an all-year-around destination. Ladakh is a beautiful place that is located in the Himalayan range. It is located on the Indus River bank. This place has amazing scenery and many adventure routes for motorcycle enthusiasts. In short, the best time to visit Leh Ladakh is summer between the end of March to middle of August. The prime tourist time is between June and September.


 Summer in Ladakh


The summer in Ladakh starts from April. The temperature can go as high as 30 degree C. During nights, the temperature would reach the minimum of 16 - 20 degree C. The summer here is neither cold nor hot. The climate would be pleasant all throughout the day. the summer ends in September. Summer ends in September. According to many, the best time to visit this place is between June and August. The summer would be at its prime and thus, the snow would all be melted giving the place a good greenery look. You can find a lot of tourists in this place during this period.

There is another reason for tourists to flock during this period. The Hermis Dance Festival is conducted during this time and it is a very vibrant and colourful event to watch. Starting from camping to trekking, you can enjoy a lot of adventure activities during this time. All passes, mountain routes, trekking routes and others would be open during this period. The lakes would be clear and it would be easy to camp near the river.

The top activities to enjoy during summer are Stok festival and Matho festival in March and May, Hemis festival and Phyang festival in June to August. Nubra Valley is a must visit for the summer tourists. Road trips to Manali and Sri Nagar would be at its prime beauty. In short, the best time to visit Leh Ladakh is summer between the end of March to middle of August. The prime tourist time is between June and August.


 Monsoon in Ladakh


Rainfall starts in June and end by September. As you would have guessed this place would receive a lot of rainfall. The temperature would not be very cold, but the place would not be at its prime beauty. Most of the motorcycle and trekking routes would be blocked due to the rain. Many attractions would become inaccessible during this season. The temperature would be very pleasant and unless you want to drench in rain every day, it is better to avoid monsoon season. If you are planning to visit Ladakh during monsoon, make sure to watch Diskit and Thiksey festivals. You would be able to find considerable number of tourists during this season as the motorcycle tour passes would be at its prime beauty during this season. The trekking routes would be closed for safety purpose.


 Winter in Ladakh


The winter starts from the second week of October and ends by February. The temperature can go as low as -20 degree C and as high as 2 degree C. The lakes would be frozen, motorcycle passes would be closed and trekking routes would be blocked. Almost all adventure activities becomes either dangerous or blocked. Still you can find a lot of tourists here during winter. Those who come to Ladakh for wildlife attraction would choose winter. This is when you can spot a lot of snow leopards here. Moreover, Spituk and Losar festivals happen in winter season. Last but not least, the place would be very beautiful like a fairy tale snow land. A lot of people consider winter as the best time to visit Ladakh due to the scenic beauty of the place.

How to reach Ladakh | Ladakh Journey Organiser

Ladakh is called the adventure capital of the country for a genuine reason. The geographical location of the place makes it an ultimate destination for anyone looking for an adrenaline filled vacation. Ladakh is one of the very few destinations in the world where the entertainment starts the moment you begin your travel towards it. Thanks to the scenic routes, the travel to Ladakh is as exciting as your vacation. The land is bestowed with mountains, valleys, snows, cold desert, frozen lakes, trekking routes, rivers, mountain passes and so on. If you have picked Ladakh as you next destination, you are in for an exciting vacation.


Srinagar to Leh (Primary Tactic)


Reach Ladakh from Kashmir Valley through Kargil, which is around 434 kms. This route remains open from early June to November. Zoji-La pass of the Himalayan ranges that is a gateway to Ladakh is approximately 11,500 feet (3,505 m high) above the sea level. J&K State Road Transport Corporation, J&K SRTC, runs regular deluxe and ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh. There's a night stay in Kargil. You can also hire cars, jeeps or taxis in Srinagar. If traveling in groups, you can rent deluxe buses for Leh, Kargil or Padum (Zanskar) from J&K SRTC at Srinagar.


Manali to Leh (Secondary Tactic)


Manali-Leh road of 473 kms, since 1989 has been another route to Ladakh. This route is open from mid-June to early October. The road passes through the desert plateau of Rupsho and is around 3,660m to 4,570m high. There are a number of high passes falling on the route,Taglang-La being second highest motorable road in the world, 17,469 feet (5,235m) above the sea level. Himachal Pradesh Tourism (HRTC) and J&K SRTC run daily deluxe and ordinary buses between Manali and Leh; that takes around hours (or two days) with night halt in camps at Sarchu or Pang. You can also hire a Gypsy or jeep taxis.


By Air (Third Tactic)


Leh - Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport is the main airport of the area. The flights are directly connected from Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu; by the flights run by Air India, Go Air and Jet Airways. The schedules are set already though, but these are subject to change according to the weather. It is advised that you keep your plans flexible.


Distances by Road


   Srinagar - Leh: 434 Kms
   Manali - Leh: 473 Kms
   Srinagar - Kargil: 204 Kms
   Delhi - Leh: 1047 Kms
   Leh - Kargil: 234 Kms
   Kargil - Padum (Zanskar): 240 Kms
   Leh - Deskit (Nubra Valley): 118 Kms
   Leh - Pangong Lake: 150 kms
   Leh - Nubra Valley via Shayok River - Pangong - Leh: 128+150+150 = 428 kms


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