4 Nights/5 Days
A long weekend in Ladakh provides the perfect respite from urban life. Spend several days in nature, in a quiet, natural space with clean air and open skies.
From ₹24,500 per guest in Double Tent.
From ₹29,500 per guest in Double Cabin.
From ₹31,700 per guest in Double Cottage.
From ₹22,000 per guest in Double Tents.
From ₹27,000 per guest in Double Cabins.
From ₹29,500 per guest in Double Cottages.
Day 1 - Acclimatising at Camp
Day 2 - Camel Sanctuary and Monastery Tour of the Indus Valley
Day 3 - Leh In a Day
Day 4 - Rafting/Sham Valley Tour
Day 5 - Depart
This itinerary is indicative and its price approximate. We tailor each to our guests' interests and send a final price.
The final amount includes all accommodation at The Indus River Camp and elsewhere, breakfast and dinners every day, as well as lunch on the first day, SUV transport to and from each destination with a trusted driver, as well as necessary permits for each guest and rafting tickets for each guest.
Guides are available on individual days, at an extra daily cost. Any extra activity or taxi journeys will be charged separately.
We believe in transparency, with no hidden charges. We usually charge 8% commission on all costs for the organisation and preparation of your itinerary. However, here, as the guests will be staying with us for multiple days, we will only charge a 4% organisational fee, which is inclusive in the above price.
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Day 1 - Acclimatisation
On arrival, you will be collected at the airport and transferred to The Indus River Camp.
After a greeting with your holiday manager, we will show you to your riverside room, where you can relax through the day, acclimatising to the altitude and taking in the Himalayan vista.
In the evening, we will take you on a guided tour of the 40-acre grounds, stopping by the river for sunset, followed by a campfire under the stars. The Milky Way is visible with the naked eye on most days at camp and there's a telescope to gaze at the moon and Jupiter.
Day 2 - The Indus Valley
An early start to witness the sunrise over Thiksey monastery. A vast monastery complex, built with earth and stone, climbs up a steep ridge of rock. Participate in the Buddhist morning prayer ceremony, after which you can take a tour of the monastery.
Towering on the valley's other side, with views from Leh to Hemis, is the Matho monastery. Witness ongoing restoration work on 14th-century thangka paintings and manuscripts, conducted by a local and international team.
In the afternoon, take a guided walk from camp through the village of Chuchot, along the streams that meander its mud-brick homes, to the Bactrian double-humped camel sanctuary. These camels were brought to Ladakh via the Silk Route.
Spend the rest of the day in leisurely fashion at the camp, or drive up to nearby Stok Palace, the magnificent home of the Ladakhi royal family.
Day 3 - Leh In a Day
Take a guided walk from camp through the village of Chuchot, along the streams that meander its mud-brick homes, to the Bactrian double-humped camel sanctuary. These camels were brought to Ladakh via the Silk Route.
Explore Leh through the lanes of the old town and a visit to the wonderful Central Asian Museum that details Ladakh's connection to the Silk Route.
Lunch at Namza - a restaurant with innovative yet traditional Ladakhi food. After, explore the market and suggested shops for local handicrafts, textiles and natural products.
Finish the day at Shanti Stupa that towers over Leh and the Indus Valley, offering the best sunset views, as the colours change with the retiring sun. Return to camp for dinner
Day 4 - Sangam and Sham Valley
Follow the Indus river downstream until you reach the Sangam point in Nimmu. Here, the Zanskar and Indus Rivers combine, with the distinct colours of each merging into one and heading on to Pakistan.
Drive to nearby Alchi to view the village's exquisite, well-preserved 11th-century murals. Eat traditional Ladakhi cuisine at Alchi Kitchen, one of the best-rated restaurants in Ladakh. The chocolate and apricot momos are a must.
A couple of options -
1. Raft along the Zanskar River (a choice of grade 1 to 4) that carves up a valley of multicolour flagstone rock.
2. Take a pottery lesson in the village of Likir with the last potter to use traditional Ladakhi ceramic techniques.
In the early evening, we make our way back to camp for a comfortable evening of dinner and relaxation.
Day 5 - Depart
We say farewell and take you to catch your morning flight, with a healthy breakfast to see you off.