Expedition Overview

Facts of the trip

  • Destination
  • Arrival On
  • Departure From
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation
    Hotel accommodation in Leh and Camping accommodation while outiside Leh
  • Meals
    BB plan in Leh and All meals during the tour and camping
  • Best Time
    October-December, February- Jun
  • Transportation

Trip Introduction

Ladakh region is the highest Indian plateau, positioned in Himalayan mountain magnificence and also one of the least explored Himalaya regions. Popular for nature admirers, adventure junkies, honeymooners and leisure travelers. The picturesque splendor of the towering mountains and valleys, tied with the vivacity of its culture, makes Ladakh one of the secluded and must-visit destinations; an exploration to feed the heart and enrich the senses.

This one week itinerary is a perfect schedule to relish a comprehensive trip to magnificent Ladakh. It takes you to majestic monasteries like Thiksey, Shey and Hemis. We cross over the Khardung La by Jeep/Van and scenic Pangong Lake. The trail also pass via Nubra Valley, which is a wonderful place where you can enjoy Bactrian Camel Ride.


We use 3/4 star hotels for this tour. The accommodation will be in LDAKH HIMLAYN RETRET or similar category in Leh. We use comfortable camp on full-board basis in Nubra Valley and Pongong Lake. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Fourteen Summit will arrange rooms with attached washrooms.


In Leh, breakfast will be available (On demand, we can arrange lunch and dinner).   There will also be farewell dinner taking place for guests. All meals will be provided during tour outside Leh, we have breakfast and dinner in the camping/lodge where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Tibet cultural tour is an easy tour. Travelers who can sit 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill drive will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the tour by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Touring in Tibet should be relatively easy for those who have experience in touring in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the tour. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Fourteen Summit Trekking before booking the trek.


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Cost Details

What's Included
  • Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
  • Twin sharing accommodation (Double room) at all places in Hotels / Camps as applicable to the itinerary.
  • Meal as per above mentioned
  • Welcome drink on arrival with cookies and biscuits.
  • Exclusive sightseeing & excursions by private Jeep/Van
  • Wildlife fee Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley
  • Inner line permit for restricted areas of Nubra, Pangong and Tsomoriri area
  • Sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide
  • Experienced English speaking guide / tour leader, experienced local helpers
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities for staff members
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • Government tax and Company service charges
  • Air Fare: International flight airfare
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh Environment fee.
  • Domestic airfare.
  • Entrance fees for monasteries, temples, world heritage sites
  • Camel riding fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Extra meals / room services / bottled beverages consumed at the hotel.
  • Filming: Special Filming, Drone permit fee.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for trekking guides + porters.

What to Expect

Highlights of Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake Tour in Ladakh-8 Days

  • Visit Pangong Tso, the largest brackish lake in Asia.
  • Drive down Khardungla Pass, the world’s highest motorable pass.
  • Ride a Bactrian camel in the Nubra Valley.
  • See Ladakh’s most beautiful gompas.

Equipment List

Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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