Ever since I travelled to Ladakh with expedition leader Manish Lakhani, who took me on the fabulous Chadar Trek, I have been longing to return again in a winter. I have been itching to visit Pangong Lake in winter months when it freezes over.
Pangong Tso in winter. Photograph by Rajiv Kumar Bharat; reproduced with permission.
This January, I am back in Ladakh, again with ever-reliable expedition leader Manish. While I am skipping his Chadar Trek (if you ever want to go on Chadar, he is the man to go with) this time, I am joining him to explore the winter season at Pangong Lake and surrounding areas. Our itinerary is fluid, except for the date of arrival and exit. Join us, if you are interested in exploring the stark landscapes of Ladakh in a time when few people dare to venture in this region.
+ Arrival in Leh: 28th January, 2013
+ Depart from Leh: 3rd February, 2013
During the seven days that we are spending in Ladakh, here is the rough itinerary that we are looking at. This itinerary remains fluid. Do note that the weather and administrative difficulties play a role in executing this plan. Any changes in the itinerary would keep in mind an interest to see beautiful places in Ladakh in winter glory.
- Rest day and acclimatization on arrival – 1 day
- Pangong Lake – 1 to 2 days
- Tso Moriri – 2 days
- Monasteries and interesting places around Leh OR drive to Hanle close to the border to Tibet – 1 to 2 days
- Departure day – 1 day
Contact me if you intend to join this tour. Please do not leave a comment.