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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



sightseeing tours in ladakh

the tours mentioned below can all be combined with each other and/or with a trekking in ladakh. we organize all our tours with reliable local partners, so that the logistics works smoothly. ladakh is a high-altitude region, therefore, we plan adequate acclimatization time.

you like a quotation for a program which is not mentioned below? tell us your ideas and get your tailor-made program with the quotation.

we are happy to organize your tour!



please do select from the range of our tours below:


sightseeing tours
in ladakh

sightseeing tours in ladakh


jeep tours
in ladakh

jeep tours in ladakh

motorbike tours
in ladakh

motorbike tours in ladakh

cycling & mountain-
biking in ladakh

river rafting &
kayaking in ladakh

river rafting & kayaking in ladakh





sightseeing tours in ladakh

enrich your ladakh holidays with sporting and adventurous activities, eg. thrilling downhill mountainbiking, splashing river rafting, etc. if you like to take more time, you want to indulge into the rich culture of ladakh, then book a taxi to explore remote areas, and visit monasteries!

we organize different sightseeing trips, if you like in combination with your personal trekking tour, or mountain expedition. these trips are ideal for individual travelers, couples, groups of like-minded people, and families alike.

the castles at basgo.the castles at basgo.




jeep tours in ladakh

these three astonishing parts of ladakh are well worth visiting! before undertaking the comfortable jeep tours, you need a special permit for all these restricted areas.

ask for your quotation, we are happy to organize your jeep tour!


silk route tour to nubra valley

until 1949, the nubra valley was a busy trading route that connected leh via khardong-la and karakoram with trades people from yarkand, tashkent, kashgar, tibet, kashmir and punjab.

the valley is open to tourists since 1974. it is the northern-most point that can be visited in india. getting there is an adventure by itself: a spectacular drive over the world's highest motorable pass, the khardong-la (5’260 m), to the mystic high-altitude nubra valley, populated by buddhists and muslims.

riding the camels in the sand dunes of nubra valley.riding the camels in the sand dunes of nubra valley.

maytreya buddha in deskitmaytreya buddha in deskit


nomadic girl milching sheeps and goats.nomadic girl milching sheeps and goats.changtang tour to the nomads and salted lakes

your driving patience will be rewarded: the eastern highlands of ladakh, also known as the rupshu plateau, are bordering to china-occupied tibet. the area is dominated by nomads. the world's famous and finest wool, the pashmina (locally known as lena), is won from their goats.

only few nomads still collect the rock salt near the lakes – a very hard work which has nearly disappeared. you can visit also the salted lakes of pangong tso, tso moriri and tso kar.



pangong tsopangong tso



yaya tsoyaya tso


apricot valley tour to dha-hanu

the inhabitants of dha-hanu grow different kinds of vegetables and fruits. this area is lower in altitude and known for its delicious apricots. the different qualities of dried apricots – the best quality is called phating – and other apricot products like jam, almonds or apricot oil, can be bought in leh market.

it is said that the inhabitants of dha-hanu are the purest race of caucasian, called aryan. they have well preserved their way of life, religion, costumes, and own language.




motorbike tours

explore the region of ladakh on our motorbikes (magnificent royal enfields 350 - 500 cc) or scooties (stylish honda 109cc with automatic gears), with backup by our crew/staff and logistics for kitchen and camping according to a day-to-day itinerary possible.

  • leh and sorroundings (2 days)
  • nubra valley (2 nights / 3 days)
  • pangong lake (1 night / 2 days)
  • tsomoriri lake (2 nights / 3 days)
  • explore ladakh (7 to 8 days)

for a totally indipendent tour, you can hire our bikes and scooties on a day-to-day basis. the rates for our motorbikes are calculated per bike and per day.


the motorbike rate list 2015 is as follows:

 royal enfield bullet 500cc  INR 1,600/-  bajaj avenger 220cc INR 1,000/-
 royal enfield bullet 350cc INR 1,300/-  bajaj pulsar NS 200cc INR 1,000/-
 royal enfield standard 350cc INR 1,000/-  honda activa 110cc (automatic gear) INR 800/-





motorbike tours


rent a motorbike at our office in leh.rent a motorbike at our office in leh.enjoy your motorbike tour in ladakh.enjoy your motorbike tour in ladakh. 














cycling/mountainbiking in ladakh

enrich your ladakh holidays with sporting and adventurous activities, eg. downhill mountainbiking. explore the region with our rough and tough mountain bikes. cycling tours with a backup by our crew/staff and logistics for kitchen and camping according to a day-to-day itinerary possible.

  • delhi-manali-leh via rothang pass, lahaul valley, tso kar (15 days)
  • day trip to kardong-la, the world's highest motorable road (5,600 m)
    the trip starts from leh with the supporting pickup truck. it brings the cycles and cyclists till top of the khardong-la. from there, downhill cycling of 39 km back to leh. price: INR 1,300/- per person
  • day trip leh-phyang-murubok (4,000 m)
    the trip starts from leh with the supporting pickup truck, bringing you and the cycles till murubok, the top of phyang village (29 km from leh). then, downhill cycling until the national highway no. 1 at bottom of phyang village (15 km). en route, lunch at HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse, and visit of phyang gompa. both is included in the day package. price: INR 1,100/- per person.
    for hardcore cyclists, possibility to pedal till leh (additional 14 km), out of this 7 km are uphill/climbing from spituk to leh.
  • leh and sorrounding (2 to 3 days)
  • from leh to tsomoriri lake (3 to 4 days)
  • ladakh wide and lenght (2 weeks)

if you want a totally independent tour, we rent out mountain bikes on a day-to-day basis. rental price for one mountainbike is INR 800/- per person per day.


these young cycling enthusiasts loved ladakh!these young cycling enthusiasts loved ladakh!this couple from switzerland stayed at our guesthouse before continuing their cycling tour.this couple from switzerland stayed at our guesthouse before continuing their cycling tour.














river rafting & kayaking in ladakh

enjoy the wild rapids and get wet in the splashes of mighty indus or roaring zangskar rivers.

  • mighty indus (1 to 3 hours)
  • roaring zangskar (1 to 3 hours)
  • total wild zangskar (1 week)

ask for the prices in our office at zangsti road.


river rafting on the indus ...river rafting on the indus ...

 ... and zangskar rivers.... and zangskar rivers.














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