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A boutique adventure accross the Great Indian Himalaya

Ladakh to Kashmir Overland Journey | 16 Days | Departs Delhi

Magnificent trekking in unrivalled mountain scenery…

One of the best ways to experience the stunning panoramas, rich history and Buddhist culture of the Indian Himalaya is by travelling overland.

With roads allowing access to some of the remotest parts of Ladakh for only four months of each year, this expedition will cross high mountain passes and traverse rugged landscapes to explore a stunning wilderness punctuated by ancient monasteries, prayer flags and rustic villages.

From Leh, take in the splendours of Shey Monastery, Thiksey, and Hemis before journeying across the world’s highest motorable pass, the Kardung La (5359m), to the remote Nubra Valley. Backtrack to Leh and then continue by road to Kashmir, one of the most beautiful regions of the Himalaya for two nights on-board the eco luxury houseboat moored on the mirror-calm waters of Dal Lake. Experience the uniqueness of life on the lake underneath the unforgettable vista of the Pir Panjal range.


The hotels you will stay in on this journey have been hand-picked for their central location, local cuisine, outstanding service and, most importantly, their authentic character and charm. Where possible, the standard is 5 star or ‘heritage’. Heritage hotels are usually old forts or palaces, which have been converted into luxury accommodation, offering the most authentic experience with modern amenities.


Whilst in India you should make the most of your time, there are many things to see and do. Adventure Associates loves to tailor-make private itineraries to suit your needs. The Golden Triangle itinerary is a popular add-on to the Ladakh to Kashmir Overland Journey, which can be taken before or after your tour. India’s Golden Triangle is a fascinating journey to India’s three most popular destinations. From the hustle and bustle of Delhi to the architectural marvel of the Taj Mahal and the rich heritage of Jaipur, this tour encompasses the best of north Indian heritage and culture. Explore the splendid opulence of Rajasthan’s forts and palaces, wander the museums and market places of the pink city and relax in stunning luxury in heritage class hotels. One of the many highlights of the tour is that all the accommodation has been chosen for authentic Indian heritage, lavish appointments, and outstanding service.


  • 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Adventure Associates escort & English speaking local guide
  • Twin share accommodation in 5 star hotels where available including; Oberoi
  • Delhi, Span Resort in Manali, The Grand Dragon in Leh and Sukoon eco luxury houseboat in Kashmir
  • Private airport to hotel transfers
  • Private air-conditioned group transportation
  • Professional and experienced drivers
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi
  • Shikara ride on Dal Lake
  • Morning floating vegetable market, Dal Lake
  • First Aid medical kit
  • Iconic morning floating vegetable market Dal Lake



Experienced expedition leaders


Born and raised in the Himalayan region, Vikas has been working as an adventure tour leader and guide for over a decade. He has completed a Masters in Tourism as well as courses in the field of adventure and mountaineering and first aid. Vikas has a comprehensive knowledge of adventure travel, having ventured to almost every corner of the country, and has an intimate knowledge of our off the beaten track itineraries. He is also a keen observer of wildlife and birds, and is a very knowledgeable interpretive guide.


Julie is Adventure Associates' Himalaya specialist, having worked, travelled and climbed in the Himalaya for over 25 years. Her passion for the mountainous regions of the world and the local people have inspired her travels to far flung corners of the globe such as Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh and Pakistan. A keen rock climber and sometimes mountaineer she has also travelled extensively in the USA, Canada, Europe, China, Middle East, Africa and Mexico. On the rare occasion when she’s not climbing and travelling, Julie loves to craft new and adventurous itineraries to remote destinations. It’s on these adventures that she loves to share her passion, knowledge and spirit of adventure with travellers.

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