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we care where eagles dare

LADAKH TREK is your local host for
tailor-made treks and tours in the
indian himalayas




wildlife photography

we are happy to publish the first ever picture of three snow leopards together. the photo has been taken by tashi chotak lonchey and is actually a record among local wildlife photographers. click here to see the pic. 


HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse

are you planning to visit ladakh or you are already here? stay at HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse and enjoy a family-run accommodation away from leh city.
for more infos click here.


snow leopard trek in ladakh

the booking for our snow leopard treks and birding tours for 2018 is already open. for more information click here.






good to know

following is a document list that we would like to share with you. please take some time and read through them as they contain additional info. 


administrational info

  • terms & conditions   (PDF)
  • reasons to travel with us   (PDF)
  • about trip reservations  (PDF)
  • packing list   (PDF)

info about ladakh

  • about ladakh  (PDF)
  • the environment of ladakh  (PDF)
  • cultural understanding  (PDF)
  • health issues  (PDF)
  • breathless: acclimatization in high altitude  (PDF)

additional info about our treks & tours

  • mask dances in ladakh:
    dates 2017 & 2018  PDF
  • fixed trekking departures:
    dates & prices for 2017  PDF
  • HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse
  • excursions in phyang valley  PDF

we wish you a happy preparation and save journey. see you soon in ladakh!



about buddhism

in this section, we are trying to explain several topics of tibetan buddhism as simple as possible.

please have some patience as the documents cannot be uploaded quickly.
thank you.





following articles have been published:

  • volunteering in ladakh
  • humanitarian aid in ladakh



about us

LADAKH TREK is a subsidiary company of our own travel agency called HIDDEN NORTH DVENTURES. it is operating in the region of ladakh since beginning of the year 2000. it is the first village-based travel company in the region, managed by tashi chotak and his italian wife cristina. both speak fluently several languages (ladakhi, hindi, urdu, english, french, italian, german) and are active naturalists and bird lovers.

domestic and foreign guests experience with LADAKH TREK a remarkable holiday in the indian himalayas through adequate tourism in respect with the social, environmental, and cultural setting of ladakh.

the agency is working in a selected network of local, domestic, and international service providers. especially, it is committed to benefit the local service suppliers, and to preserve the region’s environment and rich culture.

because of the low overhead, competitive prices can be offered.


tashi namgyal, tashi chotak, and cristina at tso kar


 tashi chotak was born in the village of phyang, leh-ladakh. during his studies, he started to work as a guide for local and international trekking agencies. his other interests (geography, buddhism, etc.), together with his active role in the local and political activities of the region, helped him to aquire a vast knowledge. tashi is an enthusiastic wildlife photographer, and leads the wildlife tours himself.


cristina martinelli is managing HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse. she loves gardening and cooking. during her free time, she is also taking photos of social and cultural events in ladakh. she knows the region since the 1990-ies, and permanently settled in ladakh in 2009. before that, she worked in the administration and marketing sectors as well as in the humanitarian aid. 


in the floods that hit ladakh in august 2010, they lost everything. they could rebuilt their home in phyang on a higher and more secure ground. in februar 2011, their son tashi namgyal was born.




thanks to the continuous support and enthusiasm of our valuable clients, HIDDEN NORTH ADVENTURES is happy to provide livelihood opportunities for the local youth. our entire crew is comprised of energetic young locals.


our local staffour local staff


standing from left: gyapo lamayuru (trekking guide), dorjey shang (guide cum cook), thupstan (motorbike manager), stanzin (guide)
sitting from left: tundup from lingshed (homestay guide), tonu wanla (trekking guide), stanzin (office manager), toon wanla (trekking guide), namgail leh (guide cum cook), dorjey phyang (cook)




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contact us

our office in leh is conveniently located only few walking minutes away from the state bank of india. you will find our office behind IL FORNO restaurant.

contact our dedicated team by phone or come by, and let us help you plan your tour.
visit our office, you are welcome!


 office at leh

 DB2, LBA shopping complex, zangsti
 leh ladakh 194101

 write your message to info@ladakhtrek.com
 tashi cell. +91 (0)941 921 8055

 guesthouse at phyang

 HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse
 phyang lonchey
 leh – ladakh 194101

 for reservations: mail to info@ladakhtrek.com
 or call cristina cell. +91 9906 9999 50


visitors in front of our office in leh.visitors in front of our office in leh. our office in zangsti road at leh.our office in zangsti road at leh.














if you like to send us mail via postal service, please write the following address (inclusive phone number!) as addressee:


tashi chotak lonchey
p.o. box 133
leh – ladakh 194101

phone +91 941 921 8055























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