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Hampta Pass height

What is the Hampta Pass height?

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Hampta Pass height or Hampta Pass Altitude 4270 M


Hampta Pass
 is situated at an altitude of 4270m on the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. Hampta Pass height is approximately 14,010 ft.and it serves as a small passageway between Lahaul Spiti Valley and Kullu valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This pass is often used by shepherds, in search for high altitude fields with grass in the dry and cold desert of Lahaul during summers.  It’s named after the Hampta situated in the region Lahaul Spiti. From the pass, you can see the Lahaul valley in a wide panoramic curve. Hampta Pass height gives it the X-factor that every pass needs, Hampta Pass height makes it easier and more accessible than other treks but at the same time makes it and snow-filled and adventurous pass.

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Hampta Pass height

The pass starts from the Prini village and takes us to the magnificent hills of The Great Himalayas, the Pir Panjal Range. Over this trek one witnesses diverse shades of nature as one gains altitude from thick green forests of pine to a gorgeous view of Mt. Deo Tibba and Mt. Indrasan and their glaciers to the infertile and barren lands of Lahaul and Spiti valley. Just like the landscapes, the weather at the Hampta Pass can change at every 100m and in no time. A clear blue sky can turn grey with clouds in just a few minutes as it is a Pass.

There are many ways Hampta Pass height can be measured. There are mainly three ways to do that, Barometric altimeters, radio altimeters and GPS. Barometric altimeters use barometric pressure in order to measure the altitude or elevation. The drawback of using barometric altimeter is that the barometric pressure also changes with the weather, mainly the change in air pressure due to change in weather.  Hence, you cannot fully rely on these.

The second way to measure altitude is by using Radio altimeter. It measures altitude above the terrain radio waves.  GPS is the most accurate because when it works, it always provides the geometric altitude without the need for setting that might be incorrect; it calculates one’s location in 3-Dimensional space within a few feet. But the only drawback could be the unavailability of the cellular network in secluded areas.

If you want to get a better idea about Hampta Pass height, and even other surrounding popular places, you can refer to our detailed map. Click here

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Bagini Glacier

Bagini Glacier Trek

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Bagini Glacier runs down northwards from Changabang & Trishuli peaks and then the Bagini river turns westwards where it is joined by Dunagiri Glacier waters running down from Purbi-Dronagiri ridge. Further west, it is joined by the Lampak stream and finally flows into the Dhauli-Ganga, just north of Jumma Village.

Region: Uttarakhand
Duration: 9 Days
Cost per person: INR 14,900
Grade: Moderate
Max Altitude: 14,816 ft.
Approx Trekking: 43 Kms.

Bagini Glacier

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath.
Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma & trek to Ruin village
Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village
Day 4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli
Day 5: Langatuli to Basecamp
Day 6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Basecamp
Day 7: Base camp to Ruing Village
Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath
Day 9: Joshimath to Rishikesh.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath (8-9hrs. Drive)

Drive to Joshimath from Haridwar is about 256 km. If you arrive Haridwar in the morning, drive to Joshimath through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudrapryag, Karnprayag. You can have breakfast and lunch on the way.

Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma & trek to Ruin village

The trek starts from a non-descript village called Jumma which is an hour ride from Joshimath. Tapovan, Reni, Lata, Suraithota, Phagti are many villages which fall on the way. In between Suraithota and Jumma, the road is on par with the Dhauliganga River, which makes it a good watch in autumn. The trail starts with a steel suspension bridge over the Dhauliganga after which the ascent of Ruing begins.

Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village

The trail from Jumma to Ruing is a well-laid path through the forest sometimes meandering up and sometimes down. At a distance of around 3.5mtrs from the Campsite, we reach the beginning of the landslide zone. The trail is dusty and full of mudslides, small streams crisscrossing your path.Once we reach there, a cemented pavement awaits in silent anticipation to take us to the Village. The scene is straight out from a Swiss alpine landscape. The horizon is dotted with the snow-laden peaks of Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat. For once we forget this is not a trek but a walk in the Swiss Alps.

Day 4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli

After leaving Dronagiri we reach a meandering path which leads us to a high ridge from where the first view of the Rishi peak is visible. Bagini nala too is first visible from here. After we leave the village we will reach a concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala.

Day 5: Langatuli to Basecamp

After crossing that bridge the path again takes a meandering turn upwards. Further an hour more we reach the camping ground of Longatulli which is again a very good campsite.

Day 6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Basecamp

Bagini lower base camp is reached after a sound 3 hours hike on a rocky trail from Longatulli. Bagini lower campsite is a plain plateau. Few stunning peaks that can be observed from this place are Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar. From Bagini Advanced Base camp the route to Changabang base camp again ascends. The road is full of a moraine, and we will spot a number of crevasses on the bagini glacier.Changabang Base Camp is a huge amphitheater. The peaks which are visible from here are Hathi, Ghori,Satminal, Dunagiri east,Garur peak, Trishuli, hardeul, Rishi, Kalanka, Changabang.

Day 7: Basecamp to Ruing Village

After Breakfast, we trek all the way back to Ruing village through Dronagiri Village. Overnight camp at Ruing Village.

Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath

Today we descend down to Jumma to drive back to Joshimath. Overnight stay at a hostel.

Day 9: Joshimath to Rishikesh.

After breakfast, we drive to Haridwar.

Buran Ghati trek

Buran Ghati Trek

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The Buran Ghati trek is built to perfection. It feels like a wormhole between two worlds– one green and verdant with meadows and hills and the other rough, jagged and majestic.

This trek is suitable for those who have some trekking experience and have followed the fitness schedule regularly. The minimum age requirement to be eligible for this trek is 12 years.Buran Ghati is a moderate to difficult trek. The 1628 ft climb to Dunda can be challenging and requires a decent level of fitness. On this trek, your mental strength is as important as physical fitness. At the top of the Buran pass, you will see the main obstacle ahead- a 400-meter vertical ice wall. This stretch is a great adventure but one must tread carefully.

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 8 days

Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

Highest altitude: 15,000 ft

Average temperature: Daytime: 13°C-18°C; Night time: 0°C-7°C

Cost per person: INR 13,950

Buran Ghati trek

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Diude/Janglik; 9-10 hours drive from Shimla
Day 2: Diude/Janglik (9,200 ft) to Dayara (11,075 ft)
Day 3: Dayara (11,075 ft) to Litham (11,737 ft)
Day 4: Expedition to Chandranahan Lake (13,900 ft)
Day 5: Litham (11,737 ft) to Dhunda (13,365 ft)
Day 6: Dhunda (13,365 ft) to River campsite (11,800 ft) via Buran Ghati (15,000 ft)
Day 7: River campsite (11,800 ft) to Barua (6,700 ft)
Day 8: Buffer Day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Diude/Janglik; 9-10 hours’ drive from Shimla

Report at the road ahead of the trek in Diude/Janglik.

Day 2: Diude/Janglik (9,200 ft) to Dayara (11,075 ft)

The trek starts from Diude. The trail till Dayara is covered with beautiful flowers– yellow, white and purple and myriads of sweet-smelling herbs. Every little stream is covered with bright yellow flowers.

Day 3: Dayara (11,075 ft) to Litham (11,737 ft)

These streams are all over the place, glistening as they go on their way. The trail takes you through a dense forest of oak and pine before a nights halt at the Litham valley.

Day 4: Expedition to Chandranahan Lake (13,900 ft)

Chandranahan lake is set in a glacial nest surrounded by prayer pillars and other symbols of spiritual adoration. The lake is considered sacred by many locals. The view of both sides from the Buran pass is exquisite! After spending some time at the lake we turn back to the campsite. This short excursion will help you acclimatize for the trek ahead.

Day 5: Litham (11,737 ft) to Dhunda (13,365 ft)

The 1628 ft climb to Dunda can be challenging and requires a decent level of fitness. Continue north-east along the Pabbar River which originates from the slopes of the Buran Ghati. Pass through Khubrini Thach and leaving the tree line behind climb steeply through boulders to enter Dunda Thach, located at the foot of the pass.

Day 6: Dhunda (13,365 ft) to River campsite (11,800 ft) via Buran Ghati (15,000 ft)

Out of the Dhunda campsite follow the ridge and hop over boulders towards the base of the pass. From the base, it is an hour long climb to the top, mostly on snow. Buran Ghati at exactly 15,000 ft is a thrilling climb. Descending on the Buran Ghati trek is quick and very soon you lose all the altitude that you have gained. It takes about 2 hours to get to the end of the snow line. You also lose about 3,000 ft in altitude. Out of the snow line, the descent takes you down a ridge with junipers and lovely flower crested shrubs.  Descend for another hour to get to a stream that needs to be hopped over. Across the stream, the first farmers’ huts appear. This is where you camp for the night.

Day 7: River campsite (11,800 ft) to Barua (6,700 ft)

The trail is well marled from river campsite. Take the lower trail descending into the valley. The trail passes through grasslands & forest of pine trees. Arrive at kahrcham by the afternoon. You deserve to spend some easy time after an arduous trek. The campsite itself is very beautiful. Enjoy the evening at the campsite.

Day 8: Buffer Day

This day will only be used if the need arises during the trek. You are advised to keep a buffer day in your travel plan.

From beauty to adventure this trek has it all.So let’s get going folks!

 

Churdhar peak trek

Churdhar Peak Trek

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Himachal never disappoints any visitor who reaches here seeking adventure and hardcore trekking. Himachal boasts of Himalayan elegance and natural beauty. It proudly challenges the seekers of the offbeat tourism spots. Churdhar is one such awesome destination where you can quench your thirst of experiencing nature at one of its best faces. At a modest elevation of just under 12,000 feet, Churdhar is the highest peak of outside Himalayan range. Very few know that it is from the top of this peak George Everest made his astronomical reading of Himalayan Mountains. Churdhar is also called Chur Chandni, which means mountain dressed in the moonlight. From the summit, you get a panoramic view of the lowland tracts on the south and snow clad ranges, including the peaks of Badrinath and Kedarnath in the Garhwal region towards the north. For almost six months, the north face of the mountain is snow-clad, and below that the flanks are covered with verdant forests. The Churdhar peak is only marginally higher than the long east-west ridgeline separating the rivers Tons and Giri.

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 2 days

Basecamp: Nohradhar

Cost per person: INR 4250

Best season: May to November (Except Monsoon season)

Churdhar peak trek

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Chandigarh to Nauradhar (2175 meters) and then an easy trek from Nauradhar to Jam Nallah (2855 meters)
Day 2: Moderate trek from Jam Nallah to Churdhar Peak (3655 meters) and return
Day 3: Trek back from Jam Nallah to Nauradhar and then we drive back from Nauradhar to Chandigarh

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:  Drive from Chandigarh to Nauradhar (2175 meters) and then an easy trek from Nauradhar to Jam Nallah. (2855 meters)

Nauradhar is a small town where one can purchase basic essentials. Trek starts right from the center of this town. First 2 km is a bit steep, and after that, it is a gradual incline through a forest of pine trees till Jam Nallah, our first-day camping site

Day 2: Moderate trek from Jam Nallah to Churdhar Peak (3655 meters) and return

During a trek of almost 5 hours, you don’t feel tired as the striking views, like that of the Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks, ranges of Lahaul and Spiti, a thick forest full of chirping noises, Gujjars with their cattle and many more, keep your energy level up. Also, a few other charming spots and temples, that you come across while you are on the way to Churdhar, make the journey unforgettable. After that, we start our descend towards the campsite.

Day 3: Trek back from Jam Nallah to Nauradhar and then we drive back from Nauradhar to Chandigarh

We descend down from Jam Nallah to Nauradhar. It would take 3-4 hours to reach Nauradhar from Jam Nallah. Later we drive back to Chandigarh from Nauradhar

 

So gear up and go for it!

Camping in Jaipur

Camping in Jaipur

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Camping in Jaipur is one of the most fabulous experiences one can ever have.There are stunning campsites, picturesque landscapes and mindblowing activities which leaves people awestruck.Want to experience it?Then take a look at this:

Camping in Jaipur

Jaipur is well – known for its amazing camel safaris.So, why not combine camel safaris with camping from Dawa to Kakkoo? You can enjoy a 1N/2D camping and camel safari from Dawa to Kakku near Bikaner, a beautiful safari spot in Thar desert.Start your tour by reaching Dawa, a remote village with plenty of typical village sights and the place has really clean sand dunes around.The camel will take you up to 14 kilometers a day.Indulge in a charming ride to Kaku and on the way, you will meet different types of people involved in their trade and daily activities.Visit some mud huts where typical tribes are living; the place is really beautiful though in spite of its extreme tough climatic scenario.

You can also visit the iconic city of Jaipur and some of its most exotic tourist destinations followed by a visit to one of the most famous Sariska National Park where you will get a chance to witness the exotic wildlife. After the wildlife encounter, you will continue your journey to Jaipur to behold the royalness of the city where you can indulge in trekking, camel, elephant safari at Amber Fort and also indulge in Diwali Maha Aarti. Witness the lively atmosphere and simple fireworks.

Camping in Jaipur

One of the ideal destinations for camping in Jaipur is Aravalli Hills.The dense forests, the tranquil atmosphere, and the lush green meadows make it worthwhile. The sandy terrain of Rajasthan provides us a good opportunity for enjoying hot air balloon trips, parasailing, gliding etc.Kite flying is considered as one of the most thrilling adventure sports in Jaipur.There is also an international kite flying competition held there.Buy a colorful kite and get to know what the fun is all about!You can also bicycle through the streets of Jaipur and indulge yourself in watersports.

There is an ample number of ways to lose yourself in this beautiful city.Explore it to your heart’s content.

 

Poon Hill Trek

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture.Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill.

Being popularly known as the Photographer’s Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill offers you the striking panorama of the huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who’s the part of this awesome trek.
In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region.

You will hike 2 days to Ghorepani (which used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghoda in Nepali).  You will experience sunrise at Poon Hill, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli.  Along the trail, you will hike through bamboo and rhododendron forest which will be in full bloom in the spring if you trek the Himalayas in March-April.

Enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air while you are totally enthralled with the breathtaking view of the dramatic Annapurna and Fishtail range. Hiking in the serene mountains is truly a blessing and it is made even better with the presence of the Himalayas. The sense of joy that comes to you while you see the snow capped mountains is indescribable; you must experience it for yourself.

200 km west of Kathmandu is the unbelievably beautiful city of Pokhara, a six hours bus ride or twenty-five minutes flight from Kathmandu, it is the main-gate way to the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. From Pokhara there is another one and half hour drive to Nayapul where your trek of the lifetime starts. As you walk the rugged trails, you will enjoy the beauty of nature as you cross small beautiful mountain streams, green hills that overlook the white Himalayan peaks and eventually watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range which is blissful.

This short but spectacular trek will make you fall in love with the Nepal Himalayan Mountains, and make you want to see more.

Get set Go !!!

Camping in Delhi

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Did you have enough of the spicy momos, hot paranthas, and tangy savories?Are you bored after visiting the crowded tourist spots in Delhi?Is your soul getting excited just when the word ‘Adventure’is mentioned?Then you must definitely have a look at the following super-cool camps around Delhi.

  • Camp Tikkling, Gurgaon

With a gamut of activities that take care of interests of all ages, Camp Tikkling arranges for activities like paramotoring, paintball, zorbing, and jummaring among others. It is a rather unexplored one among various destinations for camping near Delhi.

  • Damdama Lake, Gurgaon

One of the well-known adventure camps near Delhi, boating, rock climbing, commando net, balance walk and spider net are some of the activities you can indulge in at Damdama. Since the island is surrounded by the Aravali mountain range on one side, you can also go trekking here.

  • Camp Wild Dhauj, Gurgaon-Faridabad Border

One of the popular camps near Delhi, Camp Wild Dhauj has all the possible camp facilities ranging from adventure sports to comfortable tents and delicious food. Adventure activities at Dhauj include rappelling, rock climbing, flying fox, hiking, mountain biking, ATV rides and zorbing. DJ nights and bonfire are also conducted to complete an amazing winter night.

  • Camp Mustang, Sohna Road

A picturesque location surrounded by the Aravalli hills and vast farms, this is the perfect place to camp with family or friends, get together, hold events etc. Look forward to trekking, rock climbing, shooting, team building activities, zorbing, cycling, farming, obstacle courses, village walks, astronomy and rocketry and a lot more.

  • Kanatal, near Dhanaulti

e middle of this picturesque adventure camp near Delhi. Experience the adrenaline rush with activities like Tarzan swings, Mowgli walks, rock climbing, rappelling, valley crossing and commando crawls. Also, you could trek to the Kaudia forest or the Surkhanda Devi temple. If you just want to unwind, bonfire; barbeque night and outdoor games are a must-do here.

The Malana trek

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Join Renok Adventures on this 5 day 4 night Malana trek to the ancient and mysterious village of Malana through the magnificent Chanderkhani Pass.

chanderkhani

The Malana village is a small community of tribal people who have a unique culture and their very own government. Legend has it that Alexander the Great during his invasion of India penetrated as far as this village where few soldiers who were left behind from his army intermarried and developed the society. The Malana trek takes us through the Chanderkhani Pass to Malana on of the most beautiful parts of Himachal Pradesh.

Trek Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights
Cost per Person: On Demand

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (During the Malana Trek)
  • Meals
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid medical kit
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
  • All Transport from Manali as per the Malana trek

Itinerary ( Malana Trek)

Day 1 – Drive from Manali to Nagar. Trek to Rumsu

On the first day of the Malana Trek, we will drive from Manali to Naggar from where we will start our trek. Manali is the adventure capital of India  and other famous treks like the one to Hampta Pass start from here. The distance is 25 kms by jeep. After that, a trek will start from Naggar to Rumsu. Stay overnight in a camp near Rumsu village.

Day 2 – Trek from Rumsu to Chandarkhani base camp

After breakfast, our trek will start for the Chanderkhani base camp. We trek to the base camp through a forest of oak, poplar, pine, meadow of wild flowers and Rhododendron bushes. Overnight stay at Chanderkhani base.

Day 3 – Chandrakhani Base camp to Malana Village

Today we trek for around 6 hours to reach the famous Malana village. We cross the spectacular Chandrakhani Pass (3600m) on our way. Malana has its own lifestyle and social structure which is distinct from the rest of Himachal and India.

Day 4 – Trek from Manala to Jari.

This will be a downhill trek which should take us around 4 hours. The beautiful Pin Parvati range can be seen on our way to Jari.

Day 5 – Drive from Jari to Manali

We drive to Manali from Jari in the morning. Reach Manali in the afternoon. Manali Trek ends.

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Stok La Trek

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Stok Kangri(6120m)  is a very popular peak among trekkers in Leh. This short trek offers panoramic view of the Ladakh Himalayas from Stok La (4700 mt). Trek through scenic valleys and beautiful Ladakhi villages , passing monasteries and Mani walls. Visit Stok Palace  an emblem of the rich heritage of Ladakh.

Tour Duration : 7 Days 6 Nights

Destinations Covered : Leh, Stok, Stok La, Rumbak, Zingchen, Spituk

Summary (Stok La Trek)

What’s Included :-

Accommodation (Camping )

Meals while on trek(Veg)

Permits

First aid medical kits

Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.

DEPARTURES

16th August 2014

Cost per Person: Rs 13,000 + 4.5% service tax per person Ex Leh

Early bird booking cost per person: INR 12,500 + 4.5% service tax.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 0: Delhi

Departure

Morning flight to Leh. Check in to hotel. Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to the altitude. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 1: Leh

Arrival

Today you can go sightseeing to  Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery or shopping in the Leh Market. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Stok La Base

Trek till Base of Stok La

We drive to Stok village, on arrival meet our staff and trek till Base of Stok La (4700 Mt) via Mankarmo along barren mountains on both the sides. Overnight camp.

Day3: Stok La Base – Stok – Rumbak

Trek to Rumbak Via Stok La

Morning trek to Rumbak via  Stok-La. One can have a panoramic view of the Indus Valley mountain range from Stok La. Overnight stay at Rumbak.

Day4: Rumbak – Zingchen

Trek to Zingchen

Morning trek to Zingchen. Overnight camp.

Day 5: Zingchen – Spituk – Leh

Trek down the last lap to Spituk bridge. Upon arrival we drive back to Leh. Check-in at the same hotel for the night.

 

Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari – Kalachakra 2014

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Kalachakra 2014 is in Leh, Ladakh from July 3 to 14: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the two main organizers of Kalachakra 2014, The Ladakh Buddhist Association and The Ladakh Gonpa Association. The Kalachakra is very complex teaching and practice in Tibetan Buddhism that literally means “Time Cycles”. The Kālachakra tradition revolves around the concept of time (Kala) and cycles (Chakra). Kalachakra teaches the practice of working with the most subtle energies within one’s body on the path to enlightenment.

Schedule for Kalachakra 2014 – Leh Ladakh

3rd July – 5th July 2014

His Holiness Dalai Lama and Monks of Namgyal Monastery will conduct rituals to consecrate the venue.

6th July – 8th July 2014

His Holiness Dalai Lama will give preliminary teachings on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend (shetring).

9th July 2014

Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by monks of Namgyal Monastery.

10th July – 13th July 2014

His Holiness Dalai Lama will confer the Kalachakra Initiation

14th July

The long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.

 

Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari – Kalachakra 2014 Edition

Sarchu 7th July 2014

Drive from Manali to Sarchu. Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari starts.

Stay in Sarchu depends on us reaching there on time, else we will stay before Sarchu.

Today we start our Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari – Kalachakra Edition to Leh stopping at Sarchu for a night. We cross the Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m). We have a photography workshop “Stop Shooting Auto” on basics of photography in high altitude areas. Upon arrival in Sarchu we will set up our camp for an overnight stay. Sarchu is between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m

Leh 8th July 2014

Sarchu to Leh.

We leave early in the morning for Leh, through Nakeela and Lachung la Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch we drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and highest plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and the Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh you will be greeted by our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) before checking into our Hotel or Camp for Kalachakra 2014.

Kalachakra 2014   9th July 2014

Today we will witness on of the most beautiful congregation of Buddhist monks for Kalachakra 2014.Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by monks of Namgyal Monastery which is a superb opportunity to capture the culture and traditions of Ladakh on camera.

Kalachakra 2014 Initiation Leh 10th July 2014

Today His Holiness Dalai Lama will start the Kalachakra Initiation. The Initiation process spans several days, first is the preparation ceremony for Kalachakra Initiation, followed by two or three days of actual empowerment which itself involves a complex process.

Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake.- 11th July 2014

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass (5486 Mtrs). Pangong lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m) is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130km long . The picturesque lake is bisected by the international border between India and China. We spend the night on the shores of this beautiful Lake with the Milky Way to keep us company.

Pangong Lake to Leh- 12th July 2014

Today we drive back to Leh en route visiting Hemis Monastery provided we have time left.

Leh to Nubra Valley – 13th July 2014

After an early breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley through the Khardungla- Pass (the highest motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft). Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the Valley of Flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. We explore this beautiful valley and the villages and monasteries surrounding it. Overnight stay at Camp.

Nubra Valley to Leh- 14th July 2014

After breakfast at the camp, we visit the sand dunes in the Nubra valley. That evening you can either rest or take a walk to the local market with us. Overnight at hotel. Reach early and witness the long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.

Leh Departure 15th July

Transfer to Airport

 

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